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JOHN DAVIES: Real food meals for tube-fed people

JOHN DAVIES: Real food meals for tube-fed people

Most Americans take for granted the bounty on our tables, but we realize natural foods are better for us.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Northwest Indiana IPOs? NWI Tech Foundry hopes so

Northwest Indiana IPOs? NWI Tech Foundry hopes so

Are you sitting on an idea that could turn into the next Pandora, Snapchat or Dropbox?

July 05, 2014 5:00 am

Startup weekend to groom tomorrow's tech entrepreneurs

Northwest Indiana's first Startup Weekend will teach tech entrepreneurs how to take their business ideas from concept to launch.

April 02, 2014 12:00 pm
Highland native hits the road with mobile fashion boutique

Highland native hits the road with mobile fashion boutique

Equipped with a box truck and a big idea, Highland native Ashley Volbrecht set out to open a mobile fashion boutique in 2012.

February 28, 2014 12:00 am

Big Sell deadline looms

Entrepreneurs who are dreaming big do not have much longer to submit applications for a contest that will give them a public showcase for their ideas and a potential springboard for launching a business.

February 24, 2014 12:00 pm

Who is the Midwest's most innovative entrepreneur?

A global professional services firm is searching for the most innovative entrepreneurs in the Midwest.

February 03, 2014 12:15 pm
Got an idea for a product? Pitch it at The Big Sell

Got an idea for a product? Pitch it at The Big Sell

Past participants at The Big Sell Entrepreneurs in Action contest have pitched a wide range of ideas: biodegradable to-go soup containers, solar cells, all-in-one portable campfires, closed-finger Mixed Martial Arts gloves and more.

January 25, 2014 2:00 pm
Businesses in Gary and Merrillville earn statewide awards

Businesses in Gary and Merrillville earn statewide awards

Two small businesses from Northwest Indiana got statewide recognition for their entrepreneurial spirit and economic contributions.

January 14, 2014 1:00 pm

New NWI business accelerator to launch high-tech startups

VALPARAISO | A new business accelerator planned for downtown Valparaiso aims to launch high-tech and entrepreneurial startup companies.

December 19, 2013 4:00 pm

New member named to NorthWest Indiana Bancorp board

MUNSTER | Northwest Indiana Bancorp, the holding company for Peoples Bank, has a new board member.

July 31, 2013 8:30 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Now is the time to invest in startups

GUEST COMMENTARY: Now is the time to invest in startups

Northwest Indiana needs more innovation-driven enterprise startups and the entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports them.

June 23, 2013 12:00 am
High schooler sees her future in cake baking

High schooler sees her future in cake baking

Lauren Seim can't remember the first time she baked a cake, but she has known for awhile that she wants to go to culinary school and open her own bakery.

December 10, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Lincoln Bark offers nutritional treats for pets

Lincoln Bark offers nutritional treats for pets

These days, consumers deliberately look for high quality, tasty treats for their furry friends. And entrepreneur Bobbye Cochran has the perfect goodies for your pet when only the best will do.

April 21, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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This time, the Big Hurt has a beer blast

This time, the Big Hurt has a beer blast

CHICAGO | This year's version of the Big Hurt is a budding beer baron.

January 28, 2012 8:00 pm
Dushan Nikolvoski

Dushan Nikolvoski

Dushan Nikolvoski, director of the Purdue University Calumet Center for Entrepreneurial Success in Hammond, is working to drive local interest for the Big Sell entrepreneur competition in March. 

January 04, 2012 8:50 pm
Dushan Nikolvoski

Dushan Nikolvoski

Dushan Nikolvoski, director of the Purdue University Calumet Center for Entrepreneurial Success in Hammond, is working to drive local interest for the Big Sell entrepreneur competition in March. 

January 04, 2012 8:45 pm
Local body care product line to debut at Chicago market

Local body care product line to debut at Chicago market

As a child growing up in the region, Hallie Orgel would explore the outdoors and gather acorns, plants and other natural treasures in her little box.

November 02, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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20 UNDER 40: Ricci finds entrepreneurial success, gives back to community

20 UNDER 40: Ricci finds entrepreneurial success, gives back to community

Dean Ricci Jr. started mowing lawns in Lakes of the Four Seasons when he was 10. Several decades later, he has grown from a little boy pulling a lawn mower behind his bike to the owner of a multimillion dollar landscaping management company.

September 18, 2011 12:00 am
Region's young entrepreneurs grasp recovery's opportunities

Region's young entrepreneurs grasp recovery's opportunities

If not for the recession, the world might not have the Battery Go! iPhone app, and one of its developers still might be tending bar at Don Pablo's in Hobart.

August 20, 2011 8:00 pm Photos

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Young entrepreneurs grasp recovery's opportunities

Young entrepreneurs grasp recovery's opportunities

Young entrepreneurs across the region have stories to tell of the unique ways both the recession and the recovery have influenced their drive for a better world-or at least one where people can have a little more fun.

August 20, 2011 8:00 pm Photos

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