2020-Jun-Jul Archives • Northwest Indiana Business Magazine


Northwest Indiana Business Magazine June-July 2020 issue.

June-July 2020 issue of Northwest Indiana Business Magazine

In this issue

This edition of Northwest Indiana Business Magazine comes during a time when the world faces a challenge unlike anything in recent history. Our writers learned business and community leaders adapted to the situation, providing expertise to guide clients and customers through uncertain times.

Dana Dumezich

Around the Region

Learn about people and companies making a difference at work and in their communities, including Dana Dumezich of Schererville who recently was appointed to the board of directors of the American Community Bank of Indiana.

Disaster Recovery Plan - DRP

Crisis offers lessons in emergency planning

The pandemic required businesses and organizations to review or consider making changes to their operations to best handle the novel coronavirus situation as well as protect employees while still trying to survive.

Franciscan Health Michigan City completed in 2019

Healthy dose of growth

From 2015 to 2019, health care and social assistance was the fastest-growing sector in Northwest Indiana in terms of employment. It created 2,654 new jobs or about half of all new jobs added in the Region during that time, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Remote working

Remote working simplified

Experts say companies that permitted remote working were ahead of the curve and prepared to deal with the impact of stay-at-home orders during the caronavirus crisis. Firms that weren’t, however, sought expertise to quickly adapt to the situation.

Purdue University Northwest

Higher education in transition

As institutions of higher learning quickly set plans to operate and educate students through remote learning, efforts never wavered on a future that included new leaders, a new state-of-the art building for one school, and new academic programs and partnerships.

Time to reconnect after shelter-in-place orders

Time to reconnect

For every economic downturn, there’s a recovery, and experts say lulls are the best time to plan for the bounce back. Staying at home doesn’t mean standing still, experts said. Nor should it mean ending marketing efforts.

Bob Chapek

Disney adventure of a lifetime

Hammond native Bob Chapek, now CEO of The Walt Disney Co., said his affinity for Disney began when he was a child during vacations to Walt Disney World in Florida with his family.

DineIn steps up in COVID crisis

Delivering ahead of curve

During the early weeks of the pandemic, Joshua Railton, owner of DineIn, said his company’s residential orders were up 22%. DineIn, which launched in 1993, was ready for the uptick.

Meals on Wheels of NWI

One meal at a time

With a team of more than 600 volunteers, Meals on Wheels of NWI delivers more than 1,700 meals daily. In October 2019, the organization delivered its milestone 8 millionth meal.

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