August-September 2018 Issue • Northwest Indiana Business Magazine

August-September 2018

Northwest Indiana Business Magazine August-September 2018 issue.

Troy Linker

Investing in Your Team

Small investments in employee training, recognition and benefits improves morale and the bottom line Most of us know intuitively that the human element is what differentiates us from other businesses. It is easy to lose sight of it at time when we get wrapped up in a new piece of machinery, a new process or …

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Leigh Morris

Around the Region

Stay current with local people, news and events Business CLH, CPAs and Consultants was recognized for reaching its 25th business anniversary in 2017 during the Economic Develop Corp. Michigan City’s biennial awards banquet in May. EDCMC recognized local companies, which have made substantial investments in their business during 2016 and 2017 and also honored businesses …

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TJ Kanczuzewski

The Human Side of Business

Employers find taking care of workers benefits bottom line A decade ago, when the Great Recession torpedoed the economy and stock markets, Michael Schrage organized a meeting for Centier Bank’s hundreds of employees. Schrage told his leery workers that there would be dark days ahead. He told them it was unclear how bad things could …

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Anthony Sindone

Employment Times are Changing

Region’s changing demographics attract health care, service-based jobs Northwest Indiana is undergoing a demographic transformation. Changes to the age, race, gender and ethnicity of those in the Region present challenges and opportunities, experts say. As in life, it’s how we respond to those changes that will dictate the success of our future. Between 2010 and …

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Tonn and Blank Construction

Need Training?

Region builds up resources to keep workers’ skills sharp Technology has changed the way we do business, but the need for qualified talent has remained constant. Local experts in the field of workforce development and employers who are reaping the benefits of better-trained labor say the present and future of the regional labor landscape will …

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Task Force Tips Inc.

Beyond the Benefit Basics

Businesses move toward out-of-box ways to attract, keep workers With low unemployment rates, the pressure on companies, especially those expanding, to find and keep good employees inches higher. “When you look at the current economy, we’re hearing all sorts of reports of low unemployment … from an HR perspective, the lower the unemployment rate, the …

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Trek bikes

A Different Take on Winding Down

Region finding light workout followed with a drink (or two) a good pairing Nicole Caylor says Running Vines, the name of her Chesterton winery, is a fun play on words that captures her passions. An avid runner, Caylor says that, when she opened her winery in 2015, she really wanted to incorporate her love of …

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Swartz, Retson

Ready for Another Century

CPA firm Swartz, Retson and Co. serving the Region since 1919 Gregory Ward unearthed an intriguing mystery about Swartz, Retson and Co., an accounting firm that prides itself on numbers, figures and accuracy. Two years ago, the firm’s youngest partner began researching its history to determine its true age. For decades, the oldest accounting firm …

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