A Rensselaer-based maker of filtration equipment and accessories is diversifying and launching a new business unit to produce personal protective equipment.
With the world slowly getting back to business, residents and leaders continue efforts to provide support and resources for those on the front lines of the pandemic and to aid people learning to live in an environment of new restrictions.
With public restrictions easing amid the global pandemic, many businesses and organizations as well as Indiana’s college have either reopened or are making plans to resume operations.
This edition of Northwest Indiana Business Magazine comes during a time when the world faces a challenge unlike anything in recent history. Our writers learned business and community leaders adapted to the situation, providing expertise to guide clients and customers through uncertain times.
The pandemic required businesses and organizations to review or consider making changes to their operations to best handle the novel coronavirus situation as well as protect employees while still trying to survive.
Experts say companies that permitted remote working were ahead of the curve and prepared to deal with the impact of stay-at-home orders during the caronavirus crisis. Firms that weren’t, however, sought expertise to quickly adapt to the situation.
As institutions of higher learning quickly set plans to operate and educate students through remote learning, efforts never wavered on a future that included new leaders, a new state-of-the art building for one school, and new academic programs and partnerships.
For every economic downturn, there’s a recovery, and experts say lulls are the best time to plan for the bounce back. Staying at home doesn’t mean standing still, experts said. Nor should it mean ending marketing efforts.
During the early weeks of the pandemic, Joshua Railton, owner of DineIn, said his company’s residential orders were up 22%. DineIn, which launched in 1993, was ready for the uptick.
The Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce scheduled luncheon for May 27 is going virtual.