Fall 2015 Issue • Northwest Indiana Business Magazine

Fall 2015

Northwest Indiana Business Magazine Fall 2015 issue.

Publisher’s Note – Fall 2015

Spotlight on Innovators Visionaries are leading the way and challenging the status quo. Where would we be without the idea people, risk-takers and self-made entrepreneurs? They boost our quality of life and drive the location economy. For the past 11 years, the Northwest Indiana Society of Innovators has put the spotlight on these kinds of …

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Noteworthy News from Around the Region

Noteworthy news from around the region by Jacqueline von Ogden ACCOUNTING Kruggel Lawton CPAs is pleased to announce that Cindy Stammich has joined the firm as a staff accountant in their Business Accounting Services group. Stammich has more than 30 years of public accounting experience, with an extensive background in accounting and bookkeeping, monthly/quarterly/annual compilations, …

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Honoring Innovation

Risk-takers challenge the status quo. Honoring innovation in the region. by Jerry Davich The word innovation is defined simply as implementing a new method, product or idea. But behind those new methods, products or ideas are creative risk-takers, adventurers and entrepreneurs who simply won’t settle for the status quo. Their innovations can be fueled by …

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Companies to Watch

Special Report Northern Indiana companies with great results and lots of promise. by Steve Kaelble The biggest success stories start small. Among the six Northern Indiana organizations on the 2015 Indiana’s Companies to Watch list are firms that started in garages and kitchen tables, companies created from scratch that have grown organically. They make wood …

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Keying Into Customer Needs

High-touch meets high-tech–personalization with less human interaction is keying into customer needs. by Phil Britt Over the past few years, banks have added mobile banking, enabling customers to deposit checks by taking pictures of them with smartphones. Banks have also extended their online banking offerings, so that customers can have more convenience to bank when …

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Attacking Cancer

Technology boosts speed and accuracy of treatments. by Laurie Wink Area hospitals and medical practices are using leading-edge approaches to diagnose and treat cancer patients. By harnessing the power of the latest high-tech tools, physicians are significantly improving the speed and accuracy of cancer treatments and reducing the pain and discomfort of patients during medical …

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Optimistic Climate

Demand is high and the region’s attributes are attractive. by Jacqueline Von Ogden The state of the development in Northwest and Northern Indiana has, of course, had its peaks and valleys within the last decade. Remember 2009? Most want to forget it. We took the time to speak with leading commercial realtors who not only …

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Agents of Change

Insurance pros are agents of change on the front lines of health care reform. by Laurie Wink Leading health insurance professionals in our region describe the Affordable Care Act as “overwhelming,” “complex,” “high stakes,” and “time consuming.” But they also say the health care reform legislation has been a boon to their business. The Affordable …

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Executive Gift Guide

Your boss is almost always really nice, right? Even when they may be a little down, it’s still the holidays and that means gifts for everyone. Here in Indiana, there are luxury gift items that may seem over the top paired with smaller gifts for those who already know their bonus is coming. Feast your …

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