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Expo to feature panel of women business leaders

HAMMOND | The Lakeshore Chamber 10th annual business expo and luncheon will feature a panel of experts who will showcase the prominence of women business leaders in Northwest Indiana.

13 hours ago

ESTATE PLANNING: Why have a power of attorney

Q: I recently completed my estate plan. I signed a power or attorney but I have no idea why I have it or what I'm supposed to do with it.

13 hours ago

BUSINESS MARKETING: Leadership is much more than 'follow me!'

Looking through the business book listings under the topic of leadership, I found hundreds, if not thousands of references. Leadership is a popular topic. Why? Because very few people (think John Wayne in some iconic movies – and they are fiction) in a leadership role feel adequate or even c…

14 hours ago

BUSINESS LAW: One comment not enough

It is essential employers prohibit the use of biased slang or slurs in the workplace. This is true whether the discriminating words relate to age, race, religion, gender, natural origin, disability or any other protected class.

14 hours ago
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS: Rising to the top

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS: Rising to the top

Michigan City-based Rockzip Highballoons recently earned a second-place finish at the 2014 Lightning Pitch Space Competition.

16 hours ago
MADE IN NORTHWEST INDIANA: B Nutty, Valparaiso

MADE IN NORTHWEST INDIANA: B Nutty, Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | Consumers may not consider peanut butter an exciting treat, but most world likely change their minds once they’ve tasted the types sold by B Nutty, said its producers .

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EYE ON THE PIE: For whom the roads toll

Evan Bayh has made it official: he will not run for governor in 2016. His reason: he could not have the impact he would like to have since the General Assembly will be firmly in the hands of the Republicans. This is consistent with his long-term position as a figurehead rather than a leader …

19 hours ago

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Kokomo tech park marks milestone

Kokomo's Inventrek Technology Park is celebrating 10 years in operation. The incubator says its main goal over the past decade has been to "capture intellectual capital" and keep it in the city. Organizers say the park has been home to nearly 50 high-tech businesses since 2004 and has helped…

September 19, 2014 12:58 pm

FUTURES FILE: Cocoa heats up on Ebola threat

Although most commodities markets fell this week, cocoa rallied sharply on fears that the Ebola epidemic could hamper production in West Africa.

September 19, 2014 12:40 pm
A fond farewell for NWI Forum staff

A fond farewell for NWI Forum staff

Northwest Indiana Forum President and CEO Heather Ennis, left, joins Forum members and other business leaders Thursday night at Islamorada Restaurant in Portage as they thank Karen Lauerman, center, and Donald Koliboski, foreground, for their years of service at the Forum.

September 19, 2014 11:38 am

CONSUMER AFFAIRS: Retirement account myRA designed for new savers

The U.S. Treasury expects to roll out in late 2014 a new retirement savings account called myRA. The program is designed especially for new savers without existing retirement accounts.

September 19, 2014 11:06 am

Business - Oil prices

Day Close Change Thursday  $93.07  -1.35

September 19, 2014 12:00 am

South Shore CVA preparing holiday exhibit

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is doing some upkeep on its “A Christmas Story Comes Home” exhibit in anticipation of the upcoming holiday season.

September 18, 2014 2:27 pm

NIRPC green lights transportation programs

PORTAGE | The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission approved a resolution involving transportation improvement projects for 2014 through 2017 during the full commission meeting Thursday.

September 18, 2014 1:22 pm
Professional Women's Conference continues success

Professional Women's Conference continues success

MERRILLVILLE | About 300 businesswomen from throughout the area gathered at the Radisson Hotel on Thursday to learn and share lessons on work and life during the Lakeshore Public Media Professional Women’s Conference.

September 18, 2014 1:15 pm Photos

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INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Elanco, Dow Agro announce partnership

Two of the biggest players in the state's biotechnology industry are joining forces. Greenfield-based Elanco, the animal health division of Eli Lilly and Co., and Dow AgroSciences LLC in Indianapolis have reached a research and development agreement. The collaboration will focus on increasin…

September 18, 2014 1:06 pm

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: Fed's version of 'normal' may have changed

What's in a word? Well, if the word comes from the mouth of Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, then a word can move the world.

September 18, 2014 10:29 am

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Community Health details $175M investment

Community Health Network in Indianapolis says it will invest $175 million to build three new health pavilions in its East Region over the next few years. The system says the project also includes an expansion of Community East's emergency department, which will nearly double the number of pa…

September 17, 2014 3:52 pm

BITS & BYTES: Protect your child's web experience with parental controls

Q: Now that school has started, my children are on the computer more. How can I keep them safe while surfing and how can I tell which sites they’ve been visiting?

September 17, 2014 12:36 pm

Great Lakes steel production shoots up by 24,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region rebounded to 689,000 tons, while the overall domestic industry dripped slightly last week.

September 17, 2014 12:00 pm
Co-op reconstruction on track a year after fatal blast

Co-op reconstruction on track a year after fatal blast

UNION MILLS | Rebuilding a facility where local farmers sell grain that is stored then shipped to markets is nearing completion more than a year after a grain dust explosion in one of the silos killed a worker.

September 17, 2014 5:00 am

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Elkhart showing off 'healthy' RV industry

The president of the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce says the 7th Annual Elkhart RV Open House, which is taking place this week, offers a "concentrated look" at the industry's community impact. Kyle Hannon says the event allows the city to show off for the 4,000 professionals expected to…

September 16, 2014 12:45 pm

IU Health positioning for future

LAPORTE | Hospitals in LaPorte and Starke counties operating under the IU Health umbrella are looking to add a partner to better position the medical facilities for the future.

September 16, 2014 5:00 am

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Law Expert: NFL Blackout Rule 'Working'

Graphics Company Planning Fishers Expansion

September 15, 2014 1:49 pm

STORY OF THE WEEK

Gary hospital celebrates trauma status

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
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