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Lake Federal Bank to launch mobile banking

Lake Federal Bank to launch mobile banking

HAMMOND | A bank that started in Hammond's Hessville neighborhood 57 years ago has added branches in Highland, St. John and, later this week, on its customers' phones.

October 20, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Retiring Strack and Van Til president proves hard work pays off

Retiring Strack and Van Til president proves hard work pays off

A longtime fixture in the local business community started his career in the grocery industry at a time when they still stamped the prices on the cans and rang them up manually at the cash register.

October 18, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Highland's Town Theatre to anchor arts and culture district

Highland's Town Theatre to anchor arts and culture district

Fond memories of first dates with future spouses, nights out on the town, and quaint intermissions with cake and coffee inspired people from across Northwest Indiana to rally to save the historic Town Theatre.

October 17, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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Grant's Appliances abruptly closes

MERRILLVILLE | Customers awaiting the delivery of washing machines and HDTVs feel ripped off after a longtime appliance store closed without warning. 

October 16, 2014 2:00 pm

Small Business Citizenship: The Full-Participation Practice of Dr. Gus Galante

Small Business Citizenship: The Full-Participation Practice of Dr. Gus Galante

Many people know who Dr. Gus Galante is by sight, before they are introduced, simply because he is everywhere.

October 11, 2014 2:30 pm Photos

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Decor & More relocates in Highland

Decor & More, a home furnishing store in Highland, has been so successful that it's moving into a much larger location.

October 07, 2014 1:36 pm

Marquette Mall up for sale

Got $11.5 million just lying around, burning a hole in your pocket?

October 07, 2014 1:00 pm

Enbridge environmental stewardship program fosters positive change

Enbridge environmental stewardship program fosters positive change

Just a few miles from the southern tip of Lake Michigan at the Coffee Creek Watershed Conservancy, positive change is taking root.

October 05, 2014 2:30 am

Another card system hack hits Jewel-Osco stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Card data of Supervalu and Albertsons shoppers may be at risk in another hack, the two supermarket companies said Monday.

September 30, 2014 7:30 am

Get noticed and make impressions with customized solutions from TradeWinds Sign Shop

Get noticed and make impressions with customized solutions from TradeWinds Sign Shop

Signs establish and reinforce brand identity, call for some sort of action or response, display regulations and compliance, recognize effort and performance, direct employees and visitors, promote products, events and services, as well as gen…

September 28, 2014 2:30 am Photos

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Pet Supplies Plus has everything man's best friend needs

Pet Supplies Plus has everything man's best friend needs

In 1988, Pet Supplies Plus opened their first location in Redford, Michigan and since then over 300 franchise and corporate-owned stores in 23 Midwest and eastern states have opened, including locations right here in Northwest Indiana, in Cro…

September 28, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Cover-Rite flooring provides expert service and beautiful work

Cover-Rite flooring provides expert service and beautiful work

When the flooring in a home or business has such an impact on first impressions and comfort, it’s just essential to have the best products and the best-qualified installers of carpet and tile. And it’s a great deal when you can get all that a…

September 28, 2014 1:00 am

Flower Cart is blooming

Flower Cart is blooming

Since 1976, the Flower Cart has been bringing fresh flowers, gifts, and candies to the region and they are blooming everywhere in downtown Chesterton and Valparaiso. They first began business in downtown Porter and in 1980 purchased a locatio…

September 28, 2014 1:00 am

Ozinga's family tradition of service

Ozinga's family tradition of service

We all know the phrase “mom and pop shop” means a family-owned business that has been passed down through the generations, caters to community, and takes time to go the extra mile, but little did we know that this phrase could conjure up the …

September 28, 2014 1:00 am

Former employee accessed Direct Buy personnel files

A former employee accessed files containing personal information of 414 current and former employees at Direct Buy, a Merrillville-based membership buying club, according to the Indiana Attorney General's Office.

September 25, 2014 4:06 pm

Bagger Dave's to open upscale burger restaurant in S'ville

SCHERERVILLE | An upscale burger restaurant is opening its first Northwest Indiana location in Schererville, but two more will follow soon.

September 25, 2014 12:00 am

Credit card data swiped from local Jimmy John's restaurants

Jimmy John's sandwich shops in Hobart and Portage were involved in a massive data breach that spanned 216 locations.

September 24, 2014 2:15 pm

Alsip Nursery set to celebrate 20th anniversary with all-new Fall Festival

Alsip Nursery set to celebrate 20th anniversary with all-new Fall Festival

We don’t need a calendar to remind us it’s officially fall in Northwest Indiana.

September 22, 2014 2:30 am Photos

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Culver's to donate to fallen officer fund

Grab a burger and fries, for a cause.

September 19, 2014 12:30 pm

Drenth's Highway Garage to hold open house

SCHERERVILLE | Drenth's Highway Garage, a tire dealer and an auto repair shop, will celebrate its first anniversary with an open house Saturday.

September 18, 2014 11:00 am

Devil's Trumpet Brewing Co. blossoms in Hobart

Devil's Trumpet Brewing Co. blossoms in Hobart

One of Northwest Indiana's newest craft breweries boasts several creatively named beers.

September 18, 2014 5:00 am Video Photos

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Gaucho's Brazilian Steakhouse to return

Gaucho's Brazilian Steakhouse to return

HOBART | Two once-popular restaurants on U.S. 30 have closed, but one should reopen within the next two or three months.

September 11, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Forever 21 coming to Southlake Mall

Forever 21 coming to Southlake Mall

HOBART | Another big new store is coming to Southlake Mall in Hobart.

September 11, 2014 5:00 am

Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot confirmed on Monday that its payment systems have been hacked in a data breach that could affect millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores.

September 09, 2014 8:00 am

The Paw Palace hosts grand opening

LYNWOOD | The Paw Palace, a grooming and training facility for dogs, hosts its grand opening from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 2739 Glenwood-Dyer Road.

September 04, 2014 11:27 am

CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.

September 03, 2014 8:22 am

Indiana business starts lowest since at least 1990

Indiana business starts lowest since at least 1990

The dream of owning a business and working for oneself, an aspiration nearly half of all Americans have according to a recent survey, is becoming more of a rarity in Indiana.

August 28, 2014 11:45 pm

Lowell New Businesses: Wellness, textiles, beverages and more

Lowell New Businesses: Wellness, textiles, beverages and more

Providing health care, cleaning, creating personalized gifts, tattoo designing and furnishing your home are just a few of the services provided by new Lowell businesses.

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H&M coming to Southlake Mall

H&M coming to Southlake Mall

HOBART | It's not IKEA, but a hugely popular Swedish retailer is coming to Northwest Indiana.

August 20, 2014 6:00 am

Northwest Mutual plans blood drive for new office

CROWN POINT | Northwestern Mutual, a 160-year-old financial services company, is having a blood drive Thursday to mark the opening of a new office. 

August 18, 2014 12:00 pm

Discovery Clothing Company expands in Schererville

SCHERERVILLE | Discovery Clothing Company has expanded its Schererville location, adding a 5,000-square-foot deluxe shoe room. 

August 12, 2014 12:30 pm

Wise Guys to open megastore in Hobart

Wise Guys to open megastore in Hobart

HOBART | Region residents are used to ducking into the corner liquor store to grab a six pack, but a new superstore near Southlake Mall aims to revolutionize the way Northwest Indiana buys alcohol.

August 08, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Octogenarian furniture store owner never gave up on Gary

Octogenarian furniture store owner never gave up on Gary

GARY | People used to dress up in heels or starched button-down shirts before heading to downtown Gary in 1955, when Albert Cohen opened his furniture store, Union United Corp.

August 07, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Gordon Food Service to anchor new development

HIGHLAND | The intersection of Main Street and Indianapolis Boulevard at the border of Highland and Schererville has grown into a destination for grocery shopping.

August 07, 2014 6:00 pm

New Plato's Closet opens in Valparaisio

A new Plato's Closet has opened in Valparaiso.

August 06, 2014 4:30 pm

Xfinity retail store will open in Hobart

HOBART | Cable giant Comcast plans to open its first Xfinity retail store in Hobart later this year.

August 05, 2014 5:38 pm

Mortgage office opens in St. John

A mortgage company has opened a new retail office in St. John.

August 04, 2014 7:00 pm

Calumet City to get garden center on River Oaks Drive

CALUMET CITY | Officials approved an agreement with GP Properties Unlimited to develop a vacant lot at 708 River Oaks Drive.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am

First Federal branches are now officially Peoples Bank locations

First Federal branches are now officially Peoples Bank locations

HAMMOND | An immigrant saloon-keeper who had the neighborhood's only safe in his dance hall founded Peoples Bank in East Chicago in 1910, when the shining new steel mills brought in thousands of new residents, mostly from eastern and southern Europe.

July 28, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Local food blending company gains investors

Local food blending company gains investors

Necessity was the mother of invention for one local mother. When their feeding tube-fed son AJ could not keep down eight types of formula, Chesterton parents Julie and Tony Bombacino looked to the Internet for help.

July 27, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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Whole Foods breaks ground in Schererville, eyes Valpo

Whole Foods breaks ground in Schererville, eyes Valpo

SCHERERVILLE | The fast-growing Whole Foods Market will open a Schererville store next year, and has Valparaiso on its radar for a future location.

July 24, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Gift shop pickup site near Jackson home to open in August

Gift shop pickup site near Jackson home to open in August

GARY | A merchandise pickup site next to Michael Jackson's childhood home is set to open the weekend of what would have been the pop star's 56th birthday.

July 23, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Munster Stracks slated for grand reopening

MUNSTER | Strack & Van Til is planning a grand reopening for its new-look supermarket in Munster, which just underwent a multimillion dollar renovation.

July 21, 2014 5:08 pm

Strack & Van Til has rolled out produce markets

Strack & Van Til has rolled out produce markets

Hungry for fresh, locally grown produce?

July 20, 2014 7:30 pm

Books-A-Million closes its Southlake Mall store, will relocate

Books-A-Million closes its Southlake Mall store, will relocate

HOBART | Lake County is without a large chain bookstore for the first time in years, but readers shouldn't fret – the next chapter is a relocation.

July 18, 2014 4:56 pm

New lawsuits in fight over cold beer sales

INDIANAPOLIS | A coalition of Indiana convenience stores and gas stations is heading back to court hoping to overturn a state law that gives package liquor stores the exclusive right to sell cold beer.

July 15, 2014 5:30 pm

DirectBuy franchisees say ad fees crushed them

DirectBuy franchisees say ad fees crushed them

MERRILLVILLE | Consumer buying club DirectBuy has shrunk over the past few years from a height of more than 160 locations in the United States and Canada to about 100 today.

July 12, 2014 10:00 pm

DirectBuy reboot: Leaders reinventing challenged company

DirectBuy reboot: Leaders reinventing challenged company

MERRILLVILLE | Mike Bornhorst, a seasoned corporate executive who bootstrapped his way up from selling ADT security systems door to door to becoming the de facto North American chief operating officer of Culligan International, couldn't belie…

July 12, 2014 8:21 pm Photos

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New Fair Oaks restaurant takes farm-to-table to the extreme

New Fair Oaks restaurant takes farm-to-table to the extreme

Farm-to-table is a pretty popular concept these days, and a new restaurant takes it about as far as it can go, growing and raising almost all its food right outside.

July 10, 2014 12:00 pm

Comcast closing Valparaiso office

Comcast cable subscribers in Valparaiso will soon be out of luck if they want to visit a physical store.

July 09, 2014 4:30 pm
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