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Nobel winner to receive Japan’s top honor

            WEST LAFAYETTE – Ei-ichi Negishi, Purdue University’s Nobel Prize winner, will receive Japan’s highest distinction, the Order of Culture on Nov. 3 from the emperor of Japan.             Negishi is the Herbert C. Brown Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and created a method to build complex organic molecules necessary in pharmaceutical manufacturing, electronics and other …

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Conference looks at rural Indiana

            INDIANAPOLIS – Purdue University Extension will examine the business opportunities and impediments affecting rural Indiana at the Indiana Rural Summit Nov. 18-19 at the University Place Conference Center and Hotel at IUPUI in Indianapolis.             Entrepreneurship, regional cooperation and rural economic policy will be discussed. “We’ll be looking out the windshield instead of the …

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NWI SBDC recognizes 12 people

            MERRILLVILLE – The Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center has honored 12 people who have made an impact on the region at its annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Award luncheon.             Small Business of the Year was presented to Rick Rondinelli of In Touch Pharmaceutical of Valparaiso. His company, started in 2004, provides premeasured and individual …

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Entech Innovation holds grand opening

            VALPARAISO – The Entech Innovation Center held its grand opening Wednesday, Oct. 20, in the Eastport Centre, next to the Ivy Tech Community College campus.             Executive Director Charlie McGill announced that the first floor of the business incubator is occupied by three companies. Negotiations are ongoing with a fourth firm to move into the center. …

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Steelworker killed at ArcelorMittal

            EAST CHICAGO – Jason Ham, 33, of Union Township in Porter County, was killed in the finishing department of ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor East on Wednesday night.             Ham was pronounced dead at 10:58 p.m. The Lake County coroner’s office said the cause of death was blunt force trauma.             A joint management and United …

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Purdue Calumet hosts annual job fair

            HAMMOND – Purdue University Calumet will hold its fifth annual Industrial Job and Resource Fair from noon to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, in the university gymnasium in the Fitness & Recreation Center, south of 173rd Street.             The fair is for job seekers, Purdue Calumet students and alumni. Admission is free and will …

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Astronaut David Wolf visits Purdue

            WEST LAFAYETTE – Purdue alumnus and astronaut David Wolf will be on campus Friday, Oct. 29, to talk about his experiences as an astronaut. His talk begins at 7 p.m. (EST) in Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall.             On Oct. 30, Wolf will take part in Purdue’s annual Space Day.             Wolf was chief of …

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First Financial renovation completed

            HIGHLAND – First Financial Bank has completed a major renovation on its 45th Street Banking Center. The project included a new interior design, new teller lines, and a revamped 10-lane drive-through that includes two full-service ATMs.             “As we continue to grow in this area, the upgrades will allow us to serve clients faster …

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Starke Hospital adds digital mammography

            KNOX – Starke Memorial Hospital has begun offering digital mammography to its patients. The Diagnostic Imaging Department at the hospital said the new equipment and technology allows it to provide incredibly sharp images within seconds.             The equipment includes computer-aided detection technology and allows better detection of any abnormalities.             To schedule an appointment, …

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