Discover how the quality of your personal life has a direct impact on the quality and success of your professional life at a free workshop from 8 to 9 a.m. Sept. 21 at First Financial Bank, 11890 Broadway, Crown Point. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Judith Mariola at (219) 226-2066.

Presented by Rick and Susan Riddering, owners of NorthStar360 Business Solutions, learn how a stable, meaningful personal life contributes to how you direct attention and energy toward your work, customers and colleagues. Realize how balanced employees help create a healthy, productive workplace.

Business awards scholarship

Express Employment Professionals of Northwest Indiana has awarded a scholarship to Marla Spann, according to Jean Phelps, franchisee of the local Express office. The scholarship was awarded on the basis of past academic performance and future potential.

Spann will graduate in May with an organizational management degree from Calumet College of St. Joseph. This scholarship program helps exceptional students continue their education.

Cupboard nearly bare

St. Clare Health Clinic is seeking donations of nonperishable food items, paper goods, including toilet paper and laundry detergent, and personal care products such as deodorant, shampoo and soap, for its food pantry, which is nearly depleted due to increased demand.

The clinic, under the auspices of Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point, provides free primary health care for residents of Northwest Indiana who fall within established income guidelines, are uninsured and are no eligible for government assistance.

Donations may be brought to the clinic at 1121 S. Indiana Ave., Crown Point, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Also, Franciscan St. Anthony Health’s Prenatal Assistance Program, located at St. Clare, is in need of diapers, formula, baby items and new or gently used clothing, sizes newborn through 3T. The program likewise provides free assistance to needy area residents.

For more information, call Diane Jansen at (219) 663-2160, ext. 263.

Library schedules move

The new Crown Point Community Library will open Oct. 22. In preparation for the move to the new building, the current building will close at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. 

The library staff encourages patrons to check out enough reading material to last for the three weeks the library will be closed. Fines will not be charged for books that are due during the closure.

Also, the Winfield branch library at 10645 Randolph St. will be open its regular hours during the Crown Point move. Or, visit crown and borrow an ebook from OverDrive.

Attention knitters

During October, the Crown Point Library knitting group will meet at the First United Methodist Church in Crown Point.

Sue Reed is president and CEO of Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce. Reach her at (219) 769-8180 or Opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.