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Northwest Indiana Business Magazine April-May 2021 issue.

April-May 2021 issue

In this issue

Welcome to the April-May issue of Northwest Indiana Business Magazine. This edition features the results of our annual Best of Business Awards.

Kate Nafziger Leichty

Around the Region

Learn about people, companies making a difference at work and in their communities, including Kate Nafziger Leichty, who recently joined Kruggel Lawton CPAs’ Goshen office.

2021 Best of Business

2021 Best of Business

Our readers have selected the 2021 honorees for the Best of Business Awards for Northwest Indiana and Michiana. Here is the complete list of 51 awards across seven categories.

Ken Iwama

New opportunities

There was no shortage of innovation and grit from the 2021 Best of Business Awards honorees from Northwest Indiana and Michiana during the pandemic.

Miller Woods

Reasons to travel

Region tourism professionals agree there’s a growing urge among people who are eager for a road trip after being couped up at home because of pandemic restrictions.

Skilled trades apprenticeship

Destination for skilled trades

Despite suffering the economic effects of the pandemic, Northwest Indiana’s building industry is actively recruiting qualified talent to maintain the state’s competitive edge.

Michigan City Generating Station

Green job growth

Northwest Indiana is a major hub for clean-energy jobs, with 10,320 at the end of 2019. Growth in the industry is expected to continue as the shift from coal accelerates.

The Continental in St. John

Bright future for home sales

Northwest Indiana real estate experts say the Region can expect to continue seeing an upward trend in home buying in the area for a variety of reasons, including rail improvements.

Don Babcock receives Sagamore of the Wabash award

Lifetime of influence

Don Babcock, who spent two decades as director of economic development at NIPSCO, plans to stay involved in the Region’s communities during retirement.

Circles in the Wind

Furniture made to last

Steve Beigle’s Chesterton store Circles in the Wind sells made-to-order furniture produced by Amish carpenters in northern Indiana.

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