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HOBART │Women who are a positive influence in local businesses, industries and communities were recognized with a celebration on Thursday.
GARY │ A wrap-up of the 2013 state legislative session and how it will affect Gary was provided on Thursday by elected representatives at Ivy Tech Community College.
SOUTH HOLLAND │ More than 30 hiring companies welcomed throngs of job seekers to the South Suburban College and Thornton Township community career fair Tuesday.
GARY │ Graduate students from Chicago, local residents, city workers and technology from Detroit were part of an effort Saturday to revitalize Gary.
HOBART │ Safety and construction excellence in Northwest Indiana was recognized Thursday at Avalon Manor.
MERRILLVILLE │ Lakeshore Public Television celebrated its 25th anniversary with the introduction of new CEO James Muhammad on Thursday at the Radisson Hotel.
After reports of an increase in Northwest Indiana on Tuesday, retail gas prices are expected to drop by the weekend.
PORTAGE │ A committee of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission has approved the agency’s new public participation plan.
SCHERERVILLE │ The new director of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission discussed sustaining a regional vision during Friday’s monthly Lake County Advancement Committee meeting at Teibel’s Restaurant.
LAPORTE | Residents of Northwest Indiana interested in upcoming transportation plans in the region were invited Thursday to an open house hosted by the LaPorte District of the Indiana Department of Transportation.
MERRILLVILLE │ Another year of discovering the most creative thinkers and innovators of Northwest Indiana begins Friday.
HAMMOND │ There is a $500 million project underway in Las Vegas and none of it involves gaming.
EAST CHICAGO │ Added jobs and services for residents, increased property values and improved ground routes were some of the goals addressed by officials during the city’s second waterfront revitalization initiative public meeting on Tuesday.
Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann hopes the Lake County stop on her 92-county "Listen and Learn" tour will help temper the uneasy relationship the region has with downstate.
EAST CHICAGO │ ArcelorMittal’s Global Research and Development Center was honored Thursday for its design and creation of steel for cars that will meet future higher fuel standards.
GARY │ Money Smart Week in Northwest Indiana was capped off Saturday with a financial literacy event at Indiana University Northwest.
HIGHLAND | The co-founder and CEO of Culver’s was in town Friday to help welcome the latest edition to the popular restaurant chain in Highland.
HAMMOND | The Jean Shepherd Community Center was packed Thursday with employers and job-seekers hoping to make a connection during Hammond’s 10th annual job fair hosted by the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development.
VALPARAISO │ More than 20 employers welcomed job seekers Wednesday at a career fair at Ivy Tech Community College’s Valparaiso campus.
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission hosted a public hearing Monday on $59.2 million in environmental projects planned at NIPSCO generating plants and the additional customer charges that will pay for them.
VALPARAISO │ Money Smart Week in Northwest Indiana kicked off Saturday with Designing Your Financial Future at Ivy Tech Community College.
WASHINGTON TWP. │ Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris hopes students at Washington Township High School will make safe choices during their weekend prom activities following his presentation Friday on the fatal consequences of drug and alcohol abuse.
HOBART | An evening of out-of-the-box thinking among local leaders took place Thursday at Avalon Manor with Idea Ingine Ivent 2013, a presentation hosted by the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana, as part of Ivy Tech Northwest’s Gerald I. Lamkin Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center.
GARY │ A week of events designed to educate Northwest Indiana consumers about money management and create awareness of financial education programs kicked off Thursday at Indiana University Northwest.
NIPSCO residential rates will rise if the utility is to meet environmental regulations and modernize its systems, said Jim Stanley, the utility's executive vice president and group CEO.
VALPARAISO │ Kankakee Valley Rural Electric Membership Corp. CEO Dennis Weiss said electric cooperatives are entering a new era as more people migrate from rural areas back to the cities.
GARY │ Nearly 50 employers were offering full-time, part-time and internship opportunities Friday at the 12th annual Indiana University Northwest job fair.
HAMMOND │ Jupiter Aluminum Corp. steelworkers rallied in support of a new contract Wednesday outside the facility’s main gate.
GARY │ A partnership between Indiana University Northwest and the city of Gary has been developed to bring sustainable economic development to its shared community.
The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District board of trustees hopes a new strategic business plan will benefit House Bill 1450, legislation the General Assembly will look at during summer session on how the NICTD is governed.
HAMMOND │ The North Township trustee's office hosted its seventh annual Community Career Fair on Friday.
SCHERERVILLE │Team Toyota officially unveiled its new dealership at 400 Indianapolis Blvd. on Thursday.
VALPARAISO │ Valparaiso students and fans from the community packed Harre Union on Thursday to watch the Crusaders basketball team face off against Michigan State University in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
HOBART | Engineering is a field “starving for candidates” and joins manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and health care as the occupations in demand in the region in the next 10 years, according to the newly-released Northwest Indiana State of the Workforce Report.
VALPARAISO │ More than 400 emergency managers, first responders and community, school, health and hospital emergency planners attended a program Friday focusing on the study of mass trauma and recovery.
MERRILLVILLE | Dawn Food Products broke ground Friday on a new 116,000-square-foot distribution center in the AmeriPlex at the Crossroads near Broadway and 101st Avenue.
SCHERERVILLE │ Enbridge Energy held an information session on Thursday for Northwest Indiana landowners affected by its proposed 77-mile pipeline project.
HAMMOND │Purdue University Calumet honored two former students, brothers Gary and Paul Duncanson, who donated cutting-edge industrial software to the campus for instructional purposes.
PORTAGE │ A packed house watched local kids engage in a heated competition at a Portage High School gymnasium Thursday. And not a basketball was in sight.
HAMMOND │ Content of a business plan is important, but so is its presentation when a client approaches a bank looking for a loan for that plan, according to local bankers at a forum Thursday at the Hammond INnovation Center.
HAMMOND | Job seekers were lined up outside the doors of Staff Source on Monday in hopes of being hired as a general laborer for Contract Services Group, a supplier to the automotive industry.
A sabbatical to Belgium, honing a craft in Chicago and an online Kickstarter campaign have led to one man's dream of becoming part of Gary's "renaissance."
The state’s leading advocacy group from small business owners is against President Barack Obama’s call to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour.
MERRILLVILLE │ On Monday it was about creating an 8-inch structure to hold a bag of chocolate candy. In the future it could evolve to building bridges, buildings, gas or spacecrafts.
VALPARAISO │ During a close basketball game, seventh-grader Dheven Unni admits to a bout of nervousness and “clammy hands” – similar to how he felt Saturday at Wheeler High School.
HAMMOND | More than 100 companies and 250 representatives were looking to fill job openings and internships at Purdue University Calumet’s annual All Majors Career and Internship Fair on Friday.
VALPARAISO | Uniting the diverse region of Northwest Indiana begins by focusing on the positives, an educator and global researcher said Thursday.
The city of Gary was one the biggest gainers in the Milken Institute’s annual index of Best-Performing Cities of 2012.
Through its doors walked famous rock artists along with the kids who admired them and wanted to learn an instrument, as well as local musicians in need of a guitar fix or new drum kit.
Gas prices in the region have rose to about $3.40 per gallon compared to $3.19, and in some places, as low as $3.09, just several days ago.
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