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TEDx County Line Road announces speakers

A speaker addresses the crowd at TEDx County Line Road.

This year's speakers at TEDx County Line Road include CEOs, a musician, a professor, a startup founder and a legend of Northwest Indiana business.

Task Force Tips, LLC Chief Executive Officer Stewart McMillan, who's been inducted into the Times Business and Industry Hall of Fame, will give a talk at the event April 20 at County Line Orchard at 200 South County Line Road in Hobart. 

The event is a locally organized spinoff of the popular TED Talks, which present "ideas worth spreading" in short, dynamic videos that focus on big picture concepts. The popular videos about technology, entertainment and design, which are no more than 18 minutes long, have been viewed on YouTube more than 1 billion times worldwide.

Other announced speakers include Dose Chief Executive Officer Emerson Spartz, Calumet College of St. Joseph Professor Dr. Sandra Chimon-Rogers, Music Artist & Producer/Haven Studios Founder Andre Daniels, Meyers Glaros Group Managing Partner Will Glaros, and Jobreadyscore.com Founder Michael Miller. South Shore Arts Executive Director John Cain will emcee the half-day event.

Tickets cost $65 and include hors d’oeuvres during networking periods.

Anyone interested can register at tedxcountylineroad.eventbrite.com

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Business reporter

Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.