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Lou Martinez

WILLIAM NANGLE: Martinez exhibits dedication, leadership

WILLIAM NANGLE: Martinez exhibits dedication, leadership

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of periodic columns based on interviews with Northwest Indiana leaders.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Search on for LAUW leader after Martinez retirement

GRIFFITH | The Lake Area United Way board recently accepted the retirement notice of Lou Martinez, its president and CEO, and is searching for his replacement.

September 06, 2014 6:15 pm
Volunteers pack it in for Pack-A-Palooza

Volunteers pack it in for Pack-A-Palooza

Dakkota Integrated Solutions employees dance on Friday during the United Way Pack-A-Palooza food packing event at Avalon Manor in Hobart.

August 22, 2014 11:00 pm
Volunteers pack it in for Pack-A-Palooza day

Volunteers pack it in for Pack-A-Palooza day

BP Employee Jim Espinoza stacks food packs on Friday for the United Way Pack-A-Palooza food packing event at Avalon Manor in Hobart.

August 22, 2014 11:00 pm
Volunteers pack it in for Pack-A-Palooza day

Volunteers pack it in for Pack-A-Palooza day

HOBART | The banquet hall at Avalon Manor was packed with volunteers Friday morning for the kickoff of the Lake Area United Way’s Day of Caring.

August 22, 2014 5:47 pm Photos

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LIVE UNITED: United way leads the way for region non-profits

LIVE UNITED: United way leads the way for region non-profits

With so many different charities to engage with, you may ask yourself, why choose United Way? You have likely heard our name many times but remain unclear on exactly what we do. You may ask, "What difference does United Way make in Northwest Indiana?"

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Live United, Northwest Indiana

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Live United, Northwest Indiana

Northwest Indiana is a great place to live, work and raise a family. These facts are sometimes disregarded when we read about high crime rates, poverty and unemployment. But tremendous work is being done all around us on a daily basis by countless unsung heroes. They are the individuals (pro…

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
Martinez announces retirement from LAUW

Martinez announces retirement from LAUW

GRIFFITH | Serving the community, working with its leaders and helping make Northwest Indiana a better place is what Lou Martinez said he'll miss the most

June 18, 2014 7:30 pm
Defining poverty difficult, but essential to fighting region epidemic

Defining poverty difficult, but essential to fighting region epidemic

Tina, a 36-year-old mother of three in South Haven, defines it as the fight to find work when every broken-down car means another lost employment opportunity.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Cost of not addressing poverty could surpass current cost

Millions of dollars in federal and township poor relief flood Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties every month, outpacing statewide rates, a Times computer-assisted analysis of state, federal and local data shows.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Related

Community members who advised The Times on the neighbors in need project

The Times convened  with local executives from area organizations and agencies that work with the poor and those in need to advise on today's special section on The Price of Poverty.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Related
BOB HEISSE: War on Poverty coverage should spark discussion

BOB HEISSE: War on Poverty coverage should spark discussion

Consider this as you read our special report, "The Price of Poverty": Are cuts to social service agencies and education the right move as poverty increases in Northwest Indiana? What more can or should be done?

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Related
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Join Lake Area United Way in fight against hunger

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Join Lake Area United Way in fight against hunger

The Lake Area United Way is committed to improving our communities through the areas of education, income and health. Helping to fight hunger is a key part of our mission because it directly impacts each of these areas.

August 04, 2013 12:00 am

Lake County commissioners tap union official for RDA seat

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Board of Commissioners wants local union leader Randy Palmateer to be the county's representative on the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority.

April 03, 2013 5:15 pm
For Dave Sikes, life is what you make of it

For Dave Sikes, life is what you make of it

For 27 years, Dave Sikes has been watching out for Lake County’s most vulnerable citizens. Fortunately for them, his vision comes from the heart.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Nonprofit organizations can expect growth, complex challenges

Nonprofit organizations can expect growth, complex challenges

When asked by The Times to look into our crystal ball and forecast the future of the region’s nonprofit sector, we can predict two things for sure: Today there are 3,000 nonprofit health and human service organizations in Northwest Indiana and that number is only certain to grow. Second, the…

February 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Lou Martinez

Lou Martinez

Lou Martinez is president of Lake Area United Way.

December 19, 2012 10:21 am

One Region unveils Qualify of Life Indicators Report

MERRILLVILLE  | Several hundred stakeholders gathered Tuesday at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza for the official unveiling of the 2012 Quality of Life Indicators Report issued by One Region.

October 09, 2012 4:45 pm
20 UNDER 40: Andrea Proulx Buinicki

20 UNDER 40: Andrea Proulx Buinicki

In 2011 Andrea Proulx Buinicki built upon a 16-year career in fundraising by starting her own philanthropy consulting firm, Giving Focus. The Valparaiso resident came up with the name of her firm because in her business she wants to focus on the act of giving.

September 25, 2012 2:00 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Early direction needed for tomorrow's workforce

Earlier this year, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce unveiled its new long-range economic development plan called Indiana Vision 2025. The plan’s ambitious goal is to make our state an even better place to live, work and raise a family.

July 01, 2012 12:00 am
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