2013-11-17T00:00:00Z STORY OF THE WEEK
November 17, 2013 12:00 am

Small independent grocers carve niche as industry consolidates

Highland Fresh Produce tried to make a go of it in a strip mall off a busy street selling a variety of healthy fare, including acorn squash, aloe leaves and papaya. But the small neighborhood grocer on 45th Street just shut its doors last week, less than a year after it first opened. A surge of shoppers rushed in during the final days to take advantage of the 30 percent off liquidation sale.

Coming months to bring guidance for Methodist CEO search

The search to replace the president and CEO of Methodist Hospitals should have more focus in the coming months. Given the strength of the organization and the optimism for the future, the board of directors has chosen to take a deliberate approach to naming a permanent replacement, according to the hospital.

E-Day luncheon celebrates small businesses

The Northwest ISBDC celebrated small business success in the region during its 22nd annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards luncheon, also known as E-Day, Wednesday at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza.

Ready-mix concrete firm saving big on alternative fuel

Ready-mix concrete maker Ozinga Bros. has been saving a significant amount of money by fueling its distinctive candy-striped trucks with natural gas, and is making the alternative fuel more accessible to the general public.

Freight rail proposal piggybacks on Illiana Expressway

A visionary rail plan piggybacking on the Illiana Expressway is gaining widespread notice but so far attracting little support from railroads.

MADE IN NORTHWEST INDIANA: Valparaiso welcomes new brewery

A new microbrewery is tapping beers in Valparaiso. Ironwood Brewing opened Aug. 16 on the corner of Roosevelt Road and Lincolnway. Owner and brewer Barb Kehe is offering four beers on tap with plans for two more.

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