Leaders help communities cope with cancellations of large gatherings, including festivals, but also find alternatives to bringing people together. Organizers of Pierogi Fest, among others, say the uncertainty of the pandemic led to their decisions.
From 2015 to 2019, health care and social assistance was the fastest-growing sector in Northwest Indiana in terms of employment. It created 2,654 new jobs or about half of all new jobs added in the Region during that time, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Statistics show demands for commercial space stable for Northwest, North Central Indiana Demand for commercial space is on the rise in Northwest and North Central Indiana as developers and businesses recognize the Region as a cost-effective gateway into the Chicago-area market. While Northwest and North Central Indiana might not be experiencing the type of growth […]
Entrepreneur offers bag of fresh ingredients for good health Green smoothies have been a part of Allyson Straka’s life for more than a decade. The single mom and certified holistic health coach drinks at least one green smoothie a day in her effort to eat clean, natural, nutrient-dense, healthy foods. Her advice to anyone who […]
Region entrepreneurs find niche entertaining youths and adults It’s a noisy path to Patricia Sidener’s office at the back of her Griffith gastropub. Bells and buzzers beep in the background while loudly playing music fills in any potential void in the cacophony as you walk past the rows of video games and pinball machines that […]
Experts: Message of healthy living heard but changing culture takes time Finding ways to keep Hoosiers healthy means better quality of life for residents and an improved bottom line for businesses. “Wellness is good business in the long run,” said Marci Crozier, administrative director of health promotions with Franciscan Health. Crozier said dealing with lifestyle […]
Region finding light workout followed with a drink (or two) a good pairing Nicole Caylor says Running Vines, the name of her Chesterton winery, is a fun play on words that captures her passions. An avid runner, Caylor says that, when she opened her winery in 2015, she really wanted to incorporate her love of […]
Business decisions and their outcomes that shape how some NWI companies strive Today’s manufacturer’s face myriad issues on the road to success from attracting and retaining quality personnel to dealing with regulatory issues and knowing how and when to invest in the business. Savvy corporate leaders know every decision matters. The right decisions can propel […]
NWI’s growing local food system embraces transparency Phoebe Plomaritis says her love for fresh food came from watching her mother Anastasia at an early age. Anastasia, now in her 80s, is an avid gardener and when the family moved to a farm in Kouts in 1969, she began growing produce for market without the use […]