2019-Aug-Sep Archives • Northwest Indiana Business Magazine


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Talented developments

Regardless of industry, all organizations need people Without people, no business would exist. Ultimately, people are the consumers of every product and service, including the most obscure technology. Even in business-to-business sales, people make decisions about what to purchase and when. All successful companies revolve around human needs and the humans who deliver the products […]

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Charlie Loitz joins McMahon

Around the Region

Learn about people, companies making difference at work and in their communities Accounting Charlie Loitz and Bethany Crose recently joined McMahon & Associates CPAs in Munster as staff accountants. Banking Marija Radiceska recently was named mortgage loan officer at Merrillville-based Centier Bank. The bank also announced these executive appointments: Beverly Strickland to assistant vice president;

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Preparing workers for industry

Manufacturing bright future

Region takes steps to ensure industry builds on technological skills, workforce needed for success Since the first steel mills opened along the Lake Michigan shoreline, Northwest Indiana has repeatedly proven highly adaptable to meeting the needs of manufacturing. Still this unheralded sector of American productivity continues to be viewed as a dirty, dangerous industry despite

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Urschel Laboratories offers workout facility

What’s best for employees

Experts say a little creativity can go a long way in search for comprehensive but affordable benefits Offering employees traditional benefits — health care, insurance, savings plans, paid time off — has always been a challenge for employers because of the high expense that comes with them. According to the Society for Human Resource Management,

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP is building a new five-story

Lawful adaptations

Law firms combine latest technology with traditional practice to retain, attract new business Paul A. Leonard Jr. has been practicing law for more than three decades, but he still remembers his first day of employment in a law office. “I was presented with a Bic pen, a legal pad and a telephone,” said Leonard, who

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Job shadowing at Community Hospital

A talent for in-demand jobs

Health care, construction industries among Region groups developing talent pipelines When it comes to creating a pipeline of future employees, Hoosiers are getting down to business. And with the Region’s growth dependent on a highly qualified workforce, numerous efforts are underway to fill the ranks in Northwest Indiana. “Access to talent is a primary factor

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High school students learn soft skills

Certifiable work ethic

Efforts underway to ensure Indiana’s employees develop foundation skills along with technical expertise An organization’s workforce recruiting efforts typically focus on technical skills and industry knowledge. But experts say there’s more to finding the right worker than looking at a resume. Individuals with hiring responsibilities say soft skills are in demand. That includes the ability

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greenCow offers co-working spaces in Hammond

Another way to work

More workers, employers embrace flexible work arrangements and reap benefits of working remotely Today’s economy is more than finding business opportunities and a qualified workforce locally. The expectation now is to replicate that model for success in a global marketplace. Thanks to advancements in technology and a changing mindset among workers and companies, it’s no

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MCP comes to Portage

Making trays in Portage

Israeli-based MCP finds perfect location to build on manufacturing success of food storage containers Eyal Tenenbaume, CEO of MCP Performance Plastic Ltd. in Portage, beams when a client or new acquaintance recognizes the distinct style and design of the tray and container products his company manufactures. Throughout the company’s 42-year history in Israel, where primary

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“The Smell of the Kill”

Out & about in Northwest Indiana

‘The Smell of the Kill’ The Towle Theater in Hammond presents Michele Lowe’s dark comedy, “The Smell of the Kill,” Sept. 6 through 22. Take three delicious, malicious wives — add three miserable, unloving husbands — and chill. The play focuses on Nicky, Debra and Molly, who have tolerated one another during monthly dinners for

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