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Stracks renovating Munster supermarket, bulking up organics

Stracks renovating Munster supermarket, bulking up organics

Strack & Van Til, the largest local grocery chain, is pursuing a major multimillion-dollar renovation of its Munster supermarket.

March 28, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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BUSINESS MARKETING: Right place, right time, right offer

The other day I heard a faint warbling sound in the sky. Looking up, I was able to spy a flight of sandhill cranes making their way north on their annual springtime migration. Just as swallows fly back to Capistrano, cranes, robins, geese, ducks -- and your customers -- all follow seasonal patterns.

March 25, 2014 5:35 pm
Steelmaker has one of world's strongest brands

Steelmaker has one of world's strongest brands

ArcelorMittal has been around for less than a decade, but the steelmaker already has a stronger brand than MTV, 7-Eleven, Estee Lauder and PlayStation.

March 06, 2014 5:30 am

Valpo ad agency wins awards

VALPARAISO | The Barbauld Agency, a marketing and advertising company, has earned several international marketing awards.

February 25, 2014 3:00 pm
GROCERY: Northwest Indiana market stable, but Illinois shoppers more demanding

GROCERY: Northwest Indiana market stable, but Illinois shoppers more demanding

Stack & Van Til president Dave Wilkinson said grocery stores have been doing well, but depend on a healthy economy.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
IUN students eye fresh marketing strategy for optometrist

IUN students eye fresh marketing strategy for optometrist

A Munster business received help with its social media marketing thanks to students of Indiana University Northwest.

January 04, 2014 5:30 am
OFFBEAT: Region native remembers Esther Williams sold pools

OFFBEAT: Region native remembers Esther Williams sold pools

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Changes coming to food stamp payment dates

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier food stamp recipients will have January benefit paid in two equal installments as Indiana transitions to a distribution schedule spread across 19 days each month, instead of just the first 10 days.

December 09, 2013 2:30 pm Related
Big crowds turn out on Black Friday despite Thanksgiving store openings

Big crowds turn out on Black Friday despite Thanksgiving store openings

HOBART | Kelvin Stanford only dropped by the Menards in Schererville on Friday morning in search a few items: $9.99 pliers, a $3 toaster so he could enjoy toast with his coffee at work and $1.44 fleece throw blankets for his Chihuahua to crawl under.

November 29, 2013 4:00 pm Photos

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Small independent grocers carve niche as industry consolidates

Small independent grocers carve niche as industry consolidates

Highland Fresh Produce tried to make a go of it in a strip mall off a busy street selling a variety of healthy fare, including acorn squash, aloe leaves and papaya.

November 09, 2013 11:45 pm Photos

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IUN professor outlines social media strategies

GARY | Indiana University Northwest School of Business and Economics and the Northwest ISBDC are partnering to present Effective Social Media Strategies for Small Business from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 19 at IUN, 3400 Broadway, Medical/Professional Building in Room 1156.

November 08, 2013 4:51 pm
GROCERY: Grocery stores catering more toward customers who want healthy food

GROCERY: Grocery stores catering more toward customers who want healthy food

Grocery stores are working to remain relevant to customers, such as by offering more natural foods, said Stack & Van Til president Dave Wilkinson.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am

Indiana residents complain most frequently about bigger banks

Customers can make a federal case out of it if they have an issue with their bank.

October 12, 2013 9:32 am
Indiana, Illinois AGs seek e-cigarette regulations

Indiana, Illinois AGs seek e-cigarette regulations

INDIANAPOLIS | The attorneys general of Indiana and Illinois have joined their colleagues from 38 other states in asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to strictly regulate electronic cigarettes.

September 27, 2013 12:00 pm Related

Workshop pinpoints audience, budget for marketing success

MICHIGAN CITY | The Northwest ISBDC is teaming with First Trust Credit Union to offer “Who am I Trying to Reach and How Do They Find Me? Marketing for Success as a Small Business”

September 17, 2013 11:34 am
How social media can help you land a job

How social media can help you land a job

A logotype collection of well-known social media brand's printed on paper. Include Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, Vimeo, Flickr, Myspace, Tumblr, Livejournal, Foursquare and other logos.

September 15, 2013 12:00 am

Building and marketing a business is simple -- and complex

Last week I was asked in an interview, “What are the challenges facing owners of small businesses?” It was a simple yet thought-provoking question.

September 15, 2013 12:00 am
GROCERY: Grocery stores dealing with tighter household budgets

GROCERY: Grocery stores dealing with tighter household budgets

Grocery stores have been getting by, but face headwinds that include fierce competition and increasingly cost-conscious customers.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am
Valparaiso woman took risks to change career

Valparaiso woman took risks to change career

Though she already had a good job she liked, Megan Marrs went back to school to switch her career to marketing, and now owns a branding business, and is a marketing manager at The Times Multimedia Co.

June 18, 2013 4:35 pm
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