Hammond native Bob Chapek, now CEO of The Walt Disney Co., said his affinity for Disney began when he was a child during vacations to Walt Disney World in Florida with his family.
After retiring from the Louisville Orchestra, Tim King found his way to Northwest Indiana and the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra.
Justin Kiel bought two newspapers at 17, then became La Crosse council president and serves on the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission.
Growing Teachers Credit Union’s assets and members, expanding its services and growing its physical footprint landed industry honors for organization leader Paul Marsh.
Pete Doherty of Schererville calls his latest profession as photographer an occupational adventure after long career in banking.
Family values, Midwest work ethic helped shape seven-mission career of astronaut Jerry Ross Few people can say they’ve orbited the planet in a space shuttle. Crown Point native Jerry Ross is among that elite group of individuals. A retired Air Force colonel, Ross is a veteran of seven shuttle missions. His last flight into space […]
Dwyer president aims high, dreams big, and gives back One of Mark Fisher’s smartest business decisions was to drink decaffeinated coffee. The last thing this high-octane business executive needs is an energy boost. The 52-year-old father of four is in constant motion. Yet when his athletic body takes a rare break, his mind still races. […]
Task Force Tips CEO innovates and inspires For Stewart McMillan, CEO of Task Force Tips, the Valparaiso-based, worldwide distributor of firefighting equipment, innovation is a profitable passion that inspires, saves lives, and provides an all-American way to do business and serve the community. McMillan jokes about testing 100 percent positive for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder on […]
CEO works to empower customers, local students and his community. The vacuum technology industry is not something that the average person thinks about on a daily basis. Rick Dekker, CEO of Dekker Vacuum Technologies Inc., is the first to agree with that statement. “We receive calls daily about vacuum cleaner repair,” laughs Dekker, “but we […]
Leader of Strack & Van Til started as a stock boy and bagger. by Barbara Eastman One of Jeff Strack’s fondest childhood memories is going to visit the grocery store founded in 1959 by his German-born grandfather, Ernie Strack, and his partner, Nick Van Til. Jeff’s dad worked in the business and started bringing Jeff […]