Fall 2016 Issue • Northwest Indiana Business Magazine

Fall 2016

Northwest Indiana Business Magazine Fall 2016 issue.

Troy Linker

Publisher’s Note – Fall 2016

Inspiring Innovators Great ideas spark economic growth. Innovators are people who bring together ideas in new and different ways. Our region is fortunate to have the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana, which, for 12 years, has helped our community recognize innovation by honoring the creativity, perseverance and dedication of local people and organizations. These …

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Noteworthy News Bits

Noteworthy News Bits From Around the Region by Michelle M. Searer BUSINESS Accu-Mold LLC has hired Walter Hill as its strategic sales director. He will collaborate with the entire Accu-Mold team to develop short and long term sales plans that support the company’s business plan. Accu-Mold specializes in metal-to-plastic conversion as well as manufacturing and …

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Honoring Innovation

Society of Innovators shines the spotlight on the region’s big thinkers. by Jerry Davich Similar to when atoms collide at high speeds, something remarkable happens when ideas collide at innovative speeds. “The spark of genius happens,” says John Davies, managing director of the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana. “Everything begins with an idea. Everything. …

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Companies to Watch

Northern Indiana companies with great results and lots of promise. by Steve Kaelble What companies have potential to create tomorrow’s big business news? That’s what the Indiana Companies to Watch program sets out to discover. This year, four Northern Indiana organizations made the state’s Companies to Watch list. These companies aim to bring people’s ailing …

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Michael Schneider

Banking on Success

Build your banker into a trusted entrepreneurial adviser. by Lesly Bailey Creating a connection with bankers is more than just crunching the numbers, according to banking professionals in the region who detail how entrepreneurs can launch and maintain productive relationships that endure throughout the years and economic changes. Michael Schneider, Northwest Indiana market president at …

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Assessing Supply and Demand

‘Confident’ market brings increased occupancy and higher lease rates. by Heidi Prescott Wieneke While vacant commercial buildings still dot the landscape in Northwest Indiana, plenty of heavy machinery and steel beams are creating new homes for expanding businesses. Occupancy is up–in some instances way up from a few years ago. That means higher lease rates …

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Economic Renaissance

Cooperative economic-development efforts are bearing fruit. by Laurie Wink Recent ribbon cuttings at manufacturing facilities across the region are signaling an economic renaissance in what was once considered the rustbelt. Key economic development professionals, business leaders and elected officials at local, state and federal levels are joining forces–across affiliations and party lines–to promote the region …

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Green In More Ways Than One

More and more people cashing in on the benefits of clean energy. by Michael Puente In 2007, TJ Kanczuzewski had an idea while working for his dad’s 2-year-old company, Inovateus Development. The South Bend based company deals with small commercial and residential developments with a sustainability focus, including the use of solar energy. “My father, …

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Standard Operating Procedure

The future is now with advancements in robotic surgery. by Laurie Wink John Lynam, DO, had little exposure to robotic surgery during his urology residency. When he started his practice with Porter Physician Group in 2011, it was cutting edge technology. “Over the next couple of years, it went from a new, cutting edge thing …

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Executive Gift Guide

by Lesly Bailey ‘Tis the season to start holiday shopping! This year’s executive gift guide spotlights small businesses throughout the region and the unique products and services only they could offer. With Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26, mark your calendars to shop local and help the entrepreneurial community continue to flourish. For Her For …

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