Community members love what they do

2013-06-27T14:41:00Z 2013-06-27T14:46:08Z Community members love what they doContributed by Lesly Bailey, Times correspondent

Our communities are vibrant and unique because of all of the great individuals who do what they do!

We recently asked community members to share why they love their jobs and roles.

Dian Reyome, financial capabilities coordinator at Centier Bank, is loving her dream job.

“It’s led me to many great opportunities – Bank on NWI (an FDIC effort for the unbanked and those that need to be re-banked), an annual Financial Literacy Fair for Educators to garner them free financial literacy materials and I’ve been blessed to be named Northwest Indiana Chair for the Federal Reserve’s Money Smart Week effort,” she said.

“The objective on my resume has always read that I wanted to make a difference, and with my position at Centier, I am able to do just that! Centier now has a myriad of financial capability efforts that touch all ages and walks of life. And, we know that increasing one’s financial understanding increases one’s financial capability which, in turn, increases one’s quality of life – which ultimately will improve the quality of life in Northern Indiana. I’m proud to be a part of the financial capability efforts!”

LaPorte Downtown Director Tiffany Bley has had the opportunity to impact the community through her role.

“I love what I do because I have always had a passion for my community and using my skills to better benefit others. I get to live that passion every day by making our area’s downtowns a better place to live, work and play,” she said.

“I am fortunate enough to utilize my skills in public relations and communications to foster a better business climate for small businesses, and create lasting events to better the quality of life for the respective community and visitors alike.”

If you would like to share why you love your job or community role, email a picture, name, title and a couple of sentences on why you love what you do to Times community correspondent Lesly Bailey at

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