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Illinois firm acquires port operation

            PORTAGE – Scrap Metal Services LLC of Burnham, Ill., has completed the acquisition of Behr Iron and Steel Inc. at the Port of Indiana.             Jeffry Gertler, CEO of Scrap Metal Services, declined to discuss terms of the acquisition.             Scrap Metal Services said Behr’s location was a good fit for its operation in …

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Law makes donations to food banks easier

            INDIANAPOLIS – The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010, which was recently signed into law by President Barack Obama, includes a tax incentive program for private sector food donations to charities for 2011.             Emily Weikert Bryant, executive director of Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, said the effort could provide 78 …

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Wishing you a happy New Year

Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly Magazine wishes all our readers a Happy New Year. Because of the New Year’s holiday, there will be no news postings today, Friday, Dec. 31, through Sunday, Jan. 3. Business news postings will resume on Monday, Jan. 4.

DOC’s Buss leaves Indiana for Florida

            INDIANAPOLIS – Ed Buss, commissioner of the Indiana Department of Correction, has been named commissioner of the Florida Department of Corrections.             Buss, 42, a native of LaPorte, started his career with the DOC as a correctional officer at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City in 1987. He climbed the ranks of the …

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NWI lawyers to offer free legal advice

            HOBART – Northwest Indiana Volunteer Lawyers Inc., in conjunction with the region’s bar associations, will answer legal questions and provide general legal information to the public at no cost on Monday, Jan. 17.             Talk to a Lawyer Today will be held at 11 locations around Northwest Indiana as part of a program of …

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SBA unveils new Web site

            WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Small Business Administration has unveiled a redesigned Web site to help small business owners and entrepreneurs have access to the latest information.             The site features the launch of SBA Direct, a new Web tool with a variety of personalization features.             “With the launch of the new SBA.gov, we …

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Merry Christmas

Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly Magazine wishes all our readers a Merry Christmas. Because of the Christmas holiday, there will be no news postings on Friday, Dec. 24, through Sunday, Dec. 26. Business news postings will resume on Monday, Dec. 27.

Maassel loses interim tag at Forum

            PORTAGE – The Northwest Indiana Forum has officially named Mark Maassel as its president and chief executive officer after serving for nearly a year as interim president and CEO.             “The board has been excited and energized by the quality of work at the Forum, including Maassel’s proven ability to build partnerships with key …

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REMC program helps Porter-Starke Services

            VALPARAISO – Kankakee Valley REMC has donated $5,000 to Porter-Starke Services Foundation.             The money will be used in youth programs in Northwest Indiana to create team building exercises for elementary students. In addition it will be used to provide discounts for adolescent substance abuse treatment and scholarships to high school seniors impacted by …

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Purdue professor picks up Nobel Prize

            WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University professor Ei-ichi Negishi picked up his Nobel Prize in chemistry during ceremonies in Oslo, Norway, on Dec. 10.             Negishi is the Herbert C. Brown Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. He shares the award with Richard Heck of the University of Delaware and Akira Suzuki of Hokkaido University in …

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