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Lou Martinez

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
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
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
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

PUBLISHER'S LETTER

Between traveling for work and pleasure and mild weather, this winter is a blur. But I want to hit some highlights, because there have been many this January and February.

March 23, 2012 1:00 pm

PUBLISHER'S LETTER

Julie just shakes her head at me on many of the things I do, and with some of my Christmas rituals and actions there is probably much justification. As many of you know, the Christmas season is my most favorite of the year and I cannot get it going fast enough. Lights go up on the first warm…

January 29, 2012 1:00 pm

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Volunteer to help improve communities

Here's an interesting tidbit: A recent national survey found that when shown the United Way logo, 97 percent of all Americans can readily identify it and have a positive response to it. But when asked what United Way does or what we stand for, most folks are stumped. 

January 08, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Many ways to give, advocate, volunteer

On Oct. 13, Lake Area United Way will celebrate 40 years of service to this community. Our history is one of helping. Last year alone, nearly 207,000 local residents received assistance from United Way-funded agencies.

July 17, 2011 12:00 am
Pepsi donates mountain bike to Salvation Army for appreciation dinner

Pepsi donates mountain bike to Salvation Army for appreciation dinner

MUNSTER | Pepsi has stepped up once again as one of the Salvation Army Munster Corps strongest supporters with a mountain bike for their Lake County Appreciation Dinner silent auction at 6:00 p.m on Tuesday, May 10 at the Avalon Manor, 3550 U.S. Highway, Merrillville.

April 07, 2011 11:27 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: LAUW is adapting to changing conditions

Throughout 2010, Lake Area United Way's Board of Trustees engaged in a strategic assessment of the entire organization and now is taking steps to transform and reposition United Way for many years to come.

January 09, 2011 12:00 am
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