Fall 2014 Archives • Northwest Indiana Business Magazine

Running Off Track?

Your workforce talent holds the key to the answer. What is the most valuable element of your organization? It’s not a fully stocked warehouse or a huge customer list. Regardless of your product or service, your most valuable asset is your workforce. Smart managers know that they are also essential to the success of your […]

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The Power of Video

It has the power to move customers more than still images. Last winter’s relentless cold, snow and ice made it hard to draw visitors to the Indiana Dunes. Then we shot “the video.” Using a camera-equipped remote control helicopter, we got dramatic aerial footage showing the beautiful, Arctic-like shelf ice along the Lake Michigan shore

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Answering the Call

Blair Milo returns to LaPorte and becomes problem-solving mayor. by Michael Puente Blair Milo could be living a pretty incredible life in Washington, D.C. A little more than three years ago, that’s exactly what she was doing. The 28-year-old was wrapping up a five-year career in the U.S. Navy that saw her serve two deployments

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Time to Support Public Schools

It’s not good business to cause financial hardship for schools. If economic development is in any way related to the quality of public education, then business leaders must demand a shift in public education policy that places public schools as the top priority. The ability of any community to attract new economic development is dependent

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Companies to Watch

Northern Indiana companies with dazzling promise. by Steve Kaelble These companies innovate, they simplify, they find new ways to serve customers and make life easier. Among other things, the seven Northern Indiana organizations on this year’s Indiana’s Companies to Watch roster have made it easier to pay bills, improved the educational process, refined the business

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Around the Region

by Jacqueline von Ogden ACCOUNTING Kruggel Lawton CPAs announced the addition of Stephen J. Beasy, CPA, as a senior manager in the firm’s Elkhart office. Beasy brings 17 years of public accounting experience and is an active member of the Indiana CPA Society. BANKING Christopher Campbell of Centier Bank has been promoted to senior vice

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Playing It Safe

Protecting your business from cybercrime and scams. by Shari Held Target. Home Depot. UPS. JP Morgan Chase. They’ve all made the headlines lately–and not in a good way. They’ve been hacked! And confidential information was compromised. “The threat is very real, and pretty much a weekly occurrence,” says Tanya Buerger, senior vice president and chief

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Hiring Dos and Don’ts

Base your decision on job-related factors, and ask questions carefully. For employers, hiring quality employees has always been of critical importance. Various laws require employers to be more focused in this effort. For example, it was not that long ago that employers asked any questions they wanted: how old are you, do you have any

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Back on the Field

Notre Dame’s Everett Golson takes on the H-word. by Ben Smith He arrives at 7:20 in the evening, fashionably but consistently late. Practice is a distant memory, 65 minutes in the rearview. Every other football player made available by Notre Dame has made an appearance, and some came and went long ago. But Everett Golson

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Technology to the Rescue

Eight emergency medicine innovations that could save your life. by Cassie Richardson If you’re feeling stressed out by your job, listen up! Having a highly demanding job, combined with a heavy workload and the belief that you have little control over how or at what pace the work must be done, can put your heart

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