2018-Dec-Jan Archives • Northwest Indiana Business Magazine


Troy Linker

Region a hub of opportunity

Investments of time, dollars starting to yield dividends both foreign and domestic When it comes to opportunities, Northwest Indiana’s entrepreneurs have shown there’s no shortage of good ideas. In fact, some concepts developed in the Region have evolved into successful business ventures and mechanisms that could help other organizations prosper in the future. Region residents […]

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Construction Anne Van Keppel

Around the Region

Stay current with local people, news and events Business California-based Premier BioSource, an agricultural biosciences company, plans to invest $7.5 million in Jasper County to build a new research facility. The company will construct and equip a 78,000-square-foot, 600-sow, farrow-to-finish farm operation in Rensselaer, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. reported. Premier BioSource’s pigs will be

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Past honorees of the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana discuss how the recognition has helped their professional lives

A spark for launching ideas

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

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Gary/Chicago International Airport U.S. Customs facility

Attracting foreign interests

Northwest Indiana emerging as a destination for global investments While interest and investment on the part of foreign companies in Northwest Indiana is not a novelty, recent wins suggest the trend may have staying power. For instance, Gary and Hammond put in bids for Amazon’s HQ2. Gary/Chicago International Airport has a full-fledged U.S. Customs facility.

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Kevin Kruggel, partner at Kruggel Lawton CPAs

Tips for making plan for future

Solid succession strategies keep companies growing, prospering Pete Korellis knows his business and those who work for him will be taken care of long after he decides to step away from his company. He recognizes succession plans are vital for entrepreneurs to ensure their businesses thrive in the future. “A well-thought succession plan is one

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Ceres representative Tony Courtney (left) is with farmer Brian Herd of Herd Agri-Enterprises of Logansport

Making the world take notice

Farming methods raising Indiana’s profile in global marketplace Agriculture is big business in the Hoosier state. When it comes to production of corn, soybeans, peppermint, spearmint, watermelon, tomatoes, cantaloupe and pumpkins, Indiana ranked in the top 10 nationally in 2017 for those crops. On the livestock side, Indiana is in the top 10 in hogs,

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Patricia Sidener, here with husband Philip

Fun leads to business success

Region entrepreneurs find niche entertaining youths and adults It’s a noisy path to Patricia Sidener’s office at the back of her Griffith gastropub. Bells and buzzers beep in the background while loudly playing music fills in any potential void in the cacophony as you walk past the rows of video games and pinball machines that

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Kevin Trimble, vice president of Blue Dot Safes

Expanding to the Midwest

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,

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