2020-Dec-Jan Archives • Northwest Indiana Business Magazine


Northwest Indiana Business Magazine December-January 2020 issue.

December-January 2020 edition

In this issue

This issue of the magazine marks the end of a year no one ever imagined, including a global pandemic that led to a financial crisis. But Region businesses fought for their survival, especially those who earned E-Day awards.

Megan Applegate

Around the Region

Learn about people and companies making a difference at work and in their communities, including Megan Applegate, who was recently among the keynote speakers at the annual Not-For-Profit Conference, sponsored by the Indiana CPA Society.

Mind Benders

People first attitude

The 2020 E-Day honorees have something in common. Each entrepreneur has successfully responded to change. The awards are given annually by the Indiana Small Business Development Center’s Northwest Indiana office.

Accounting photo

A fresh look at numbers

The use of data analytics is shaping the way accounting firms do business from inputting numbers to analyzing them to help clients better use the data to increase their productivity and profitability, according to one regional expert.

Business woman feeling stressed pressured by lack of time

Sound mind and body

In recent years, companies have changed how they approach workplace wellness, and have found different ways to preserve and promote overall good employee health.

Businessman with a magnet pulls wooden figures of people out of big crowd.

Leadership potential

When it comes to succession planning, the task can prove daunting especially for an organization that has enjoyed prosperity under stable leadership for decades. Add in a pandemic and a financial crisis and well-laid plans took unique twists and turns to future plans during these unprecedented times.

Clint Powell

Guidance for entrepreneurs

An array of resources, from higher learning institutions to public-private partnership, are available to help startups and existing businesses seeking advice to get an idea off the ground or help a company grow.

Erika Dilosa

Advocate for children

ErikaDilosa, 42, is eager to join her peers from around the state to begin her new career chapter at the Indiana State Board of Education. Besides work for 21st Century Charter School, she is also on staff at Gary Middle College East and West.

Shirley Heinze Land Trust

Legacy of environmental trust

The Valparaiso-based Shirley Heinze Land Trust protects everything from small vacant lots to its largest parcel, the 520-acre Ambler Flatwoods east of Michigan City.

Victor and Monica Garcia go on family hike

Outdoor adventure awaits

From exploring the highest peaks of Alaska to trudging through the Arizona Hot Springs, or climbing to the top of the Rockies to roaming the trails of the Indiana Dunes, the Victor Garcia family has made these hiking, camping and cycling adventures an integral part of their lives for years.

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