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Regional Development Authority renewal a must for 2015

Since its inception nearly 10 years ago, the Regional Development Authority has been a prolific economic development tool in Northwest Indiana, leveraging millions of dollars in local money with funds generated by the State of Indiana.

September 12, 2014 12:00 am

Lake County Economic Alliance campaign reaches halfway mark

The Lake County Economic Alliance, a newly created economic development entity formed through the collaborative efforts of the Lakeshore and Crossroads Regional chambers of commerce, announced recently that it has reached the halfway mark in its investment campaign.

August 08, 2014 12:00 am

Let's think positive about Chicago and Transit-Oriented Development

“Stillinoyed” is the phrase used in the highly visible and unpopular (in Illinois) billboards erected by the Hoosier state throughout Chicagoland to lure business from the Windy City and Illinois to Indiana.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

HAST graduates its first class and it was worth the wait

In 2005, the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology was merely a dream of Mayor Tom McDermott Jr. as he convened a task force to explore options and measures that would potentially result in a new learning center for the city.

June 13, 2014 12:00 am

Internships - valuable work experience or hard labor with no reward?

Most students enter college with an idea of a career path in mind, but most freshmen who were convinced that this is the way they wanted to spend the rest of their lives change their minds by their sophomore year.

May 09, 2014 12:00 am

Ivy Tech promotes baby boomers with "Plus 50" initiative

Ivy Tech Community College knows the value of matching local job market needs with a trained workforce, and now they are working to prepare adults 50 and older for careers that give back to the community.

April 11, 2014 12:00 am

Healthlinc mobile clinic will bring smiles to East Chicago

HealthLinc CEO Beth Wrobel certainly knows how to bring a smile to the residents of East Chicago.

March 14, 2014 12:00 am

Chamber receives updates to Affordable Care Act for 2014

The Affordable Care Act is still in its early stages of development and for a variety of reasons will not be in full force for several years.

February 14, 2014 12:00 am

How can YOU impact Indiana’s legislative agenda this year?

YOU, yes YOU, the reader, can truly make a difference in Indiana’s 2014 state legislative agenda, but YOU must speak up or our legislators will not hear you and will not know how you feel about new legislation proposed for the coming year.

January 10, 2014 12:00 am

Foundation can turn $25K into $50K for Lake County nonprofits

We have wonderful news for Lake County’s not-for-profit organizations. The Legacy Foundation, our county’s leading philanthropic organization, in collaboration with the Knight Foundation, has a deal that you will not want to miss.

December 13, 2013 12:00 am
Business leaders call for more regional cooperation

Business leaders call for more regional cooperation

SCHERERVILLE | Local business leaders called for more regional cooperation among Lake County's many economic development agencies.

October 11, 2013 3:58 pm

The choice is yours - college, vocational training or high school degree

The Great Recession that began in 2007, and theoretically ended a few years ago, has brought serious attention to the new generation of high school students who are about to make life-changing choices with respect to their education.

October 11, 2013 12:00 am

Employers will get health care break -- for now

With all of the anxiety created by the Affordable Care Act of 2010 and its fast-approaching Oct. 1 enrollment date, The White House has unexpectedly announced a one-year delay for all employers to provide health insurance to their employees.

September 13, 2013 12:00 am

Lakeshore Business Expo to highlight Affordable Care Act

The Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce Business Expo on Sept. 26 will highlight the new federal Affordable Care Act with a distinguished panel of legislators, hospital administrators, CPA’s and health insurance consultants weighing in.

August 09, 2013 12:00 am

Summer is the time for Lake County to shine

Three weeks have passed since the beginning of the summer solstice June 21, and with our summer well under way, it is now time to shine in Lake County.

July 12, 2013 12:00 am

Plant a Community Garden and there "grows" the neighborhood

A recent article in The Times dealt with the high number of old, abandoned homes that exist in Lake County, and the efforts of local mayors to eliminate these structures.

June 14, 2013 12:00 am

Hire-a-Vet today and secure a dependable, hardworking employee

I was reminded recently that May is Military Appreciation Month, and therefore an opportunity to demonstrate our appreciation for the sacrifices and successes of our men and women in the U.S. armed forces.

May 31, 2013 12:00 am

Chambers collaborate to highlight rail investments in NWI

The Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, together with Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce, will host the Northern Indiana Rail Conference – Junction 2013 on April 19 at Dynasty Banquet Center, 4125 Calumet Ave., Hammond.

April 12, 2013 12:00 am

Community philanthropy - giving back in hard times

The severe recession of 2007-08 did not bring charitable giving to a screeching halt, but it did play havoc with the endowments of community foundations everywhere.

March 08, 2013 12:00 am
Voices of Vision: Dave Ryan

Voices of Vision: Dave Ryan

Lakeshore Chamber Executive Director Dave Ryan talks local business initiatives, the housing market and the economy.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am
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