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Strack & Van Til LEEDing the way

Strack & Van Til LEEDing the way

CEDAR LAKE | The folks behind the Strack & Van Til Food Market in Cedar Lake are giving new meaning to the term "green grocer."

19 hours ago

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Lechleiter says Elanco deal 'transformative'

The chief executive officer of Eli Lilly and Co. says a $5.4 billion play for Novartis Animal Health will take its Greenfield-based Elanco unit "to the next level." John Lechleiter tells Inside INdiana Business the combination creating the world's second-largest animal health company will ma…

19 hours ago

Great Lakes steel production increases by 20,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region rose to 589,000 tons, and overall U.S. output rose by 1.28 percent in the week that ended Saturday, according to an American Iron and Steel Institute estimate.

20 hours ago

Organizations, associations learn how to 'bring it home'

MERRILLVILLE | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, in partnership with Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza hosted its annual Bring It Home Hero Ambassador Reception on Tuesday.

22 hours ago

BUSINESS MARKETING: Your brand – strong or a mishmash?

The primary use of a brand is to focus attention on a company’s core differentiation and make it memorable. To do that, the brand must be easy to comprehend and illustrate benefits.

22 hours ago

ATI Castings to close, affecting 120 workers

LAPORTE | A major employer in LaPorte is shutting down, a decision that eliminates about 120 jobs.

April 21, 2014 7:00 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Coats says Germany 'lucrative' partner

U.S. Sen. Dan Coats says Germany's reputation for quality production and effective work force training make the European nation a key economic partner for Indiana. Coats served as U.S. Ambassador to Germany from 2001-2005. He says the country's apprenticeship program has resulted in a "very …

April 21, 2014 12:26 pm
Professionals on the move

Professionals on the move

Adam Karras has joined Commercial In-Sites LLC, of Merrillville, as senior broker in the industrial/commercial market.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Portage dog sniffs out bed bugs

Portage dog sniffs out bed bugs

The fight against bed bug infestation has gone to the dogs; literally.

April 19, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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ESTATE PLANNING: National Healthcare Decisions Day

So I'm driving into the office this morning listening to National Public Radio.

April 19, 2014 4:13 pm
SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Scare Antiques & Collectibles

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Scare Antiques & Collectibles

DYER | Scarce Antiques & Collectibles came about through John Perkovich's love of history coupled with a bit of nostalgia and decades of collecting the rare, the old and the unique.

April 19, 2014 3:21 pm

BUSINESS MARKETING: Follow-up is just (un)common sense

Why is common sense so darn uncommon? Well, if I could answer that question I’d probably win the Nobel Prize.

April 19, 2014 1:42 pm

Lake Cycle earns industry honor

MERRILLVILLE | Lake Cycle, the Honda Motorcycle dealer in Merrillville, has won the 2013 Council of Excellence Award in dealer competition by Honda Financial Services.

April 19, 2014 12:52 pm

EYE ON THE PIE: Truth is often unwelcome

Jim Feelwright greeted me warmly as I entered the room: “Well, here he is, Mr. Negative.”

April 19, 2014 7:55 am
New blood burnishes image for downtown Lowell as antique, specialty shop mecca

New blood burnishes image for downtown Lowell as antique, specialty shop mecca

For six months, John and Kathy Stefanski visited Lowell's downtown district to get a feel of the community's business culture and its ability to draw shoppers interested in collectibles and antiques.

April 18, 2014 7:00 pm

Stock prices of local interest

Name Last price Change Abbott Laboratories 38.93 +0.55 AGL Resources Inc. 51.75 -0.35 Alcoa Inc 13.56 +0.14 The Allstate Corporation 55.77 -0.22 ArcelorMittal SA 16.28 +0.07 AT&T Inc. 36.04 -0.06 Avery Dennison Corp 50.68 +0.44 The Boeing Company 127.92 +1.88 Ban…

April 18, 2014 2:29 pm

CONSUMER AFFAIRS: IRS warns of new email phishing scam

In a March 28 IRS Newswire publication (IR-2014-39), the Internal Revenue Service warned consumers of a new email-based phishing scheme.

April 18, 2014 7:48 am
Hammond hosts annual job fair

Hammond hosts annual job fair

HAMMOND │ The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development hosted Hammond’s 11th annual job fair Thursday, featuring 73 companies representing government, finance, gaming, health care, sales, manufacturing and apprenticeship trades.

April 17, 2014 3:34 pm Photos

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FUTURES FILE: Gold melts on China fears

Gold prices plunged this week, falling more than $40 per ounce during the day Tuesday, the largest sell-off this year.

April 17, 2014 3:07 pm

Things get testy on Cline Ave. bridge discussion

PORTAGE │ Although the vote to approve construction of the Cline Avenue bridge was largely ceremonial, there was still discontent among members of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission on Thursday.

April 17, 2014 2:42 pm

Stock prices of local interest

Name Last price Change Abbott Laboratories 38.38 +0.41 AGL Resources Inc. 52.1 +0.51 Alcoa Inc 13.42 +0.37 The Allstate Corporation 55.99 +0.43 ArcelorMittal SA 16.21 +0.09 AT&T Inc. 36.1 +0.42 Avery Dennison Corp 50.24 +0.69 The Boeing Company 126.04 +1.77 Bank …

April 17, 2014 2:29 pm

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Expansion paying off in French Lick

The director of sales at the French Lick Resort says a $15 million event center expansion is on track to open Jan. 1 and is already paying dividends. Adina Cloud says conventions booked in January, March and April of next year and others scheduled through 2020 are a direct result of the new …

April 17, 2014 12:54 pm

Betty's Bakery & Cafe opening Saturday in Crown Point

CROWN POINT | Betty's Bakery & Cafe is opening Saturday at 924 S. Court St.

April 17, 2014 12:26 pm

YOUR MIND ON MONEY: Signs of aging appear in bull market

I’ll be 44 in three months, and I have to say the 40s feel pretty good. Lots of energy, and I can do about anything I used to do in my 20s, and I do.

April 17, 2014 10:03 am

Business - Metal prices

Metal Price Change Copper  $3.0505  +0.0340 Gold  $1303.10  +3.10 Silver  $19.623  +0.145 Platinum  $1437.20  -6.90

April 17, 2014 12:00 am
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