Small investments in employee training, recognition and benefits improves morale and the bottom line Most of us know intuitively that the human element is what differentiates us from other businesses. It is easy to lose sight of it at time when we get wrapped up in a new piece of machinery, a new process or […]
Growth requires planning, collaboration, inspiration and teamwork Growth in its many forms, including business growth, economic growth, and personal growth, is a recurring theme in this issue. I hope you enjoy and find inspiration from our stories in this issue, which shares various ways folks are working together to grow themselves, their companies, and their […]
Our annual readers poll recognizes regional businesses that server us and our economy Each spring we ask our readers to help us identify and recognize the “Best of Business” in our region. Some of the names are the businesses you would expect to see on such a list. They appear year after year to remind […]
Lifelong Learners prosper from today’s increased speed of change. Long gone are the days when one could learn a profession in their twenties and expect to apply it relatively unchanged for the rest of their work life.
Look for innovations in your business We strive to cover innovation in every issue of Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly, but our Fall issue is extra special as we profile the creative and talented individuals and teams honored by the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana. The society honors five individuals in this it’s thirteenth year. […]
Good leadership is critical for success in any size business Leaders of large businesses are often recognized for their leadership skills, but good leadership is critical for success in any size business. Leaders, especially in small businesses, need a variety of skills, including operational knowledge, management ability and strategic thinking. In this issue, we talk […]
Take a moment to recognize local businesses Our lives are busy. We are pulled in many different directions by our family, work, school and health. Hopefully, we save some time to pursue art, music, wellness and some leisure. With all the pulls on our time, we don’t often take a moment to recognize the wonderful […]
Celebrating leaders who grow and sustain businesses in our region On our cover, we celebrate the 25th year of the Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards. This year’s honorees are a diverse group of inspiring people with a passion for growing their businesses and contributing to our community. Laurie Wink profiles the winners and their outstanding accomplishments. Changing […]