Nominations now are being accepted for the 2019 Entrepreneurial Excellence (E-Day) Awards.
Lokring Midwest in Valparaiso was among 14 Indiana companies recognized during the Small Business Impact Award program May 9.
Businesses tackle challenges, embrace growth For the Burn ‘Em Brewing crew, the decision to bring its brand and brews to downtown La Porte was driven by demand and a witty outlook. “We have been growing at our own pace for the last few years, and only being in part of Indiana, there is still plenty […]
Salute to small business leaders making an impact One of the highlights for the region’s business community is the annual celebration of notable entrepreneurs selected to receive Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards. The E-Day Award ceremony shines a spotlight on individuals who have built a reputation for business prowess and community service. The E-Day Class of 2017, […]
Small business provides a sense of place Small business is the lifeblood of every city or town, regardless of size. A 2012 study by Civic Economics, a company that analyzes the impact of buying local, found that local businesses are known to have a “multiplier effect” on their communities; for every dollar spent at a […]
NWI host to multiple resources designed to help entrepreneurs Cultivating communication skills, mentoring, giving sound advice and offering a collaborative environment are among the ways region organizations are fostering the young entrepreneurial community. “Starting a business isn’t easy. There’s a lot of risk associated with it,” says Lorri Feldt, regional director of the Northwest Indiana […]
Local companies take the lead in environmental responsibility Every business, municipality and school corporation in Northwest Indiana plays a part in the tremendous use of natural resources, and each has the potential to decrease the environmental impact and dependence on products that can have a negative effect on the planet in ways both large and small. […]
Winners of the annual Northwest Indiana E-Day Awards It’s a daunting task to select the special individuals who receive Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards. Each year, the Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center (NW-ISBDC) asks a 10-member steering committee to sift through countless nominees and identify the best of the best. The process has been going on […]
Times have changed, but the chips are as tasty as ever. by Kathy McKimmie It was 1928, just a year before the big stock market crash, when John Norman Hogg started Peerless Potato Chips on West 11th Avenue in Gary. From England, he became a pilot with the Royal Flying Corps in World War I […]
Helping heavy industry safely complete dangerous work. by Kathy McKimmie “We started selling hard hats and safety glasses,” says Michael J. Miller, describing the early days of Code Red Safety, headquartered in Hammond. Founded in 1995 by Miller and two of his fraternity brothers from Indiana University, Gregg Mohoi and Robert Tepperman, it’s now a […]