Momentum is intensifying for the revitalization of downtowns tied to transit, including Michigan City, Hammond and the Miller neighborhood in Gary.
Northwest Indiana planners keep future in mind when maintaining, improving Region’s infrastructure, including a double-track project on South Shore Line.
Region takes steps to ensure industry builds on technological skills, workforce needed for success Since the first steel mills opened along the Lake Michigan shoreline, Northwest Indiana has repeatedly proven highly adaptable to meeting the needs of manufacturing. Still this unheralded sector of American productivity continues to be viewed as a dirty, dangerous industry despite […]
Hammond’s Digital Crossroads in line to meet rising demand for data storage Transformational. Thomas Dakich likes to use this one word to describe the Digital Crossroads Lake Michigan data center in Hammond. Coincidentally—yet symbolically—it is being built on property once housing the coal-fueled State Line Generating Plant, possibly the largest polluter of its time in […]
Experts say best succession plans prepared in advance, not out of last-minute necessity or tragedy Mylese Tucker never considered having a succession plan for her business, Nature’s Cupboard, until she served on the board of the Independent Natural Foods Retailer Association. One of the group’s first strategic goals was to implement a succession plan. “We […]
Region’s E-Day award-winning serial entrepreneurs share experiences of business successes and failures Like most opportunistic kids, Jeff Conti not only worked on his newspaper route, he also shoveled snow and mowed lawns for his first entrepreneurial experiences. Conti explored other unconventional ways to challenge himself while growing up in the late 1970s and early ’80s […]
California safe maker sets up new location in Hammond Not only does Kevin Trimble own a trademarked “Second Amendment” residential gun safe in his home, but many of his house guests also end up owning one. “These gun safes are fairly new with our company, but already they’re very popular with our customers,” said Trimble, […]
Society of Innovators has new purpose with Purdue University Northwest The spirit of innovation is not only flying high across Northwest Indiana, it’s now piloted by a new flight crew with broader horizons. In June 2018, the vaunted Society of Innovators of NWI entered a collaboration agreement to establish itself as the Society of Innovators […]
Learn how to protect, grow digital reputation Internet immortality sounds enticing for working professionals in the Digital Age, unless it involves allegations of libel, slander and defamation of character. The World Wide Web rarely forgets and never forgives, especially with inflammatory social media posts that can cost a job, damage an otherwise stellar reputation or […]
CPA firm Swartz, Retson and Co. serving the Region since 1919 Gregory Ward unearthed an intriguing mystery about Swartz, Retson and Co., an accounting firm that prides itself on numbers, figures and accuracy. Two years ago, the firm’s youngest partner began researching its history to determine its true age. For decades, the oldest accounting firm […]