October-November 2021 Issue • Northwest Indiana Business Magazine

October-November 2021

Northwest Indiana Business Magazine October-November 2021 issue.

October-November 2021 issue

In this issue

There’s no question the crisis brought on by the pandemic has changed how the world functions. Businesses the past year have adapted to new ways of doing things, including implementing a range of safety protocols for employees as well as how they interact with customers.

Yolanda Davis

Around the Region

Learn about people, companies making difference at work and in their communities, including Yolanda Davis as a vice president at Centier Bank.

Office design post pandemic

Altered workplaces

Companies find innovative ways to embrace technology with greater efficiencies and more collaboration post crisis, including more open spaces, sanitation and cloud solutions.


All in on manufacturing

Indiana sets its sights on becoming the nation’s leading production center as manufacturing embraces Industry 4.0, the next stage of the industrial revolution that, among other advances, will marry robotics and the human workforce.

Tax Planning

Making sense of sales tax

Experts say recent court rulings, such as South Dakota v. Wayfair in 2018, about sales tax create more questions than answers for online companies selling in different states.

Diversey Building

The allure of spec building

Residential growth in Indiana boomed first and is followed by an industrial market fortified by changing consumer demands after the pandemic. Spec buildings are part of that surge, giving a boost to the commercial market.

Randolph Building

Untapped potential

Experts say Region in position to become major logistics hub in booming e-commerce sector, but they must also prepare for a broad range of impacts on the future.

Judith Neville

Musical inspirations

Judith Neville says the pandemic brought in new customers to Gratz Opus 118 Music & Dance in Valparaiso — people who were looking for ways to feel normal again. Her students are happy: “She teaches in a way that makes music come alive.”

Ken Iwama

A year of learning

Indiana University Northwest Chancellor Ken Iwama says his first year was one of unity in navigating the pandemic and how to best serve students. Now he’s looking forward to pursuing his top priorities, especially increasing enrollment.

Janice Logsdon

A passion for the stage

Janis Logsdon, assistant director of the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau, has a passion for live theater productions, and she hasn’t given up on performing even during the pandemic that shuttered indoor performances.

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