STORY OF THE WEEK

2013-11-24T00:00:00Z STORY OF THE WEEK nwitimes.com
November 24, 2013 12:00 am

Northwest Indiana businesses came of age in Kennedy years

The era of John F. Kennedy was a time of dramatic political and social change. Looking back 50 years after his assassination, it was also as if a tornado making good on his campaign promise to get the American economy moving again roared through the business sector in Northwest Indiana.

States want disadvantaged businesses for Illiana Expressway

The Illinois Department of Transportation, the Indiana Department of Transportation and the Indiana Finance Authority will host a meeting Dec. 4 for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises and other industry firms interested in bidding on Illiana Expressway work. It will be at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center, 411 S. Larkin Ave., in Joliet.

Supporting Entrepreneurial Success

Is entrepreneurship a career path you'd like to pursue? According to the US Small Business Administration (SBA), less than 50 percent of all new businesses last more than two years, with 95 percent of these failures attributed to the owner’s lack of business experience and expertise.

Shipments up 16 percent at Port of Indiana Burns Harbor

Shipments rose 16 percent at the Port of Indiana Burn Harbor in October, the sixth straight month tonnage has increased.

Veterans gather for entrepreneurial boot camp

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Governors State University hosted its 11th Veterans Entrepreneurial Boot Camp on Wednesday. The one-day intensive seminar is designed to provide information and resources to veterans so they can grow their businesses successfully.

Ozinga dedicates new CNG station at Gary facility

Marty Ozinga IV said his family-owned business doesn't make it a practice to publicly pat itself on the back, but with the opening of the company's new compressed natural gas station, felt it was necessary.

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