One Region, One Vision Executive Director Dennis Rittenmeyer discusses what's right with the region and his outlook for 2013.
MUNSTER | Munster is the first Northwest Indiana town to make a financial commitment to One Region, the new not-for-profit organization that is focusing on 16 regional initiatives.
Nonviolent young offenders will get a chance to improve their communities while paying their dues through the Northwest Indiana Green Vision Project.
MERRILLVILLE | U.S. Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan will stop in Merrillville on his second annual back-to-school bus tour, officials said.
KOUTS | The reconstruction of the town's main intersection at Ind. 49 and Ind. 8 was a needed and long-awaited improvement for Kouts in 2010, and it has allowed completion of downtown beautification to become the focus of 2011.
Many educators in Northwest Indiana are working feverishly to carry out education reforms designed to improve student achievement. The efforts of these teachers and administrators are to be praised.
It was moment unlike any other I've experienced.
Health care providers are facing a major change in the way they keep records, so it's not surprising they are nervous about the switch. They need help to make sure the implementation goes smoothly.
HOBART | Tom Ehrhardt is a Hobart Brickie through and through.
MERRILLVILLE | Federal legislation is offering financial incentives to get physicians and hospitals to convert to electronic record-keeping, but some local medical administrators believe unintended problems could result.
The Times sponsored and presented One Region, One Vision in 2008 at the Radisson at Star Plaza in Merrillville. Community and business leaders discussed unifying the region at the event.
Members of a panel discuss regional transportation and development issues in 2009 at the Porter County Expo Center as more than 300 community members from throughout the region gathered. At left is Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott Jr.
Gary Mayor Rudy Clay was one of many community leaders at a One Region, One Vision event at the Radisson at Star Plaza in Merrillville.
Beyond the spiritual fellowship and guidance provided by region religious institutions is an existing model for how the fragmented governments and communities of Northwest Indiana can work as one, two faith-based leaders say.
Across Northwest Indiana exist a diverse people and economy. Though our counties may differ, each offers resources and recreation that attract people across county and state lines.
Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas said the One Region, One Vision initiative spurred cooperation among Northwest Indiana leaders.
MERRILLVILLE | A guest speaker at the next meeting of the Northwest Indiana Healthcare Council intends to help council members become more efficient and receive financial incentives by becoming "meaningful users" of electronic medical records.
Seating is limited, but reservations are still open for the One Region, One Vision Education Summit to learn more about education success stories in Northwest Indiana.
A new survey shows more Hoosiers say K-12 education is getting worse, not better. This comes even as public school teachers rally in large numbers in support of public schools.
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