Spring 2016 Issue • Northwest Indiana Business Magazine

Spring 2016

Northwest Indiana Business Magazine Spring 2016 issue.

Publisher’s Note – Spring 2016

Excellence and Milestones On our 25th anniversary, we spotlight the best and welcome new leadership. Welcome to our spring issue! In this issue we recognize the Best of Northwest Indiana and Greater South Bend/Michiana Business, as voted by our readers across the region. Thank you for taking the time to vote, and we applaud this …

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Noteworthy News Bits

Noteworthy News Bits from Around the Region by Michelle M. Searer AGRICULTURE Red Gold’s Scott Rice, James Rice, and David Rice were awarded their seventh Master Grower Award for delivering quality production and exhibiting professionalism and industry leadership at Rice Farms in Wanatah … Kathy Little, of Hebron, won third place in the AA non-irrigated …

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Looking Back Looking Forward

A quarter century of growth and change, and a vision for the future. by Laurie Wink Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly is celebrating 25 years as Indiana’s leading regional business magazine. To mark this milestone, we asked five area leaders to reflect on the region’s growth over the past 25 years and share their vision for …

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Coworking Together

Flexibility and collaboration bring success to fledgling businesses. by Lauren Caggiano Coworking has been in the entrepreneurial vernacular for a few years now. The idea is simple: that independent professionals and those with workplace flexibility work better together than they do alone. And thanks to several facilities in Northwest Indiana, coworking is no longer just …

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Holistic Approaches

Mind-body-spirit connections lead to happier, more productive employees. by Lesly Bailey Employers are embracing a holistic approach to health with an eye to increased productivity, happier employees, less turnover and a thriving workforce. They understand the importance of bringing all components of health together. Innovative wellness programs are looking at the impact of stress, drug …

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Reaching the World

The region’s businesses find an eager appetite for reaching the world with exports. by Michael Puente When Todd Cannon left the Air Force in 1999, still in his early 20s, he wasn’t quite sure what he was going to do. He returned to his native Rolling Prairie, Indiana, to think things through. “I thought I …

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Bright Young Professionals

Keeping the best minds in the region, innovating and leading. by Jerry Davich What will it take to keep Northwest Indiana’s best and brightest young professionals to remain in this region over the next 10, 20 or even 30 years? To name a few points of criteria, it must involve better paying jobs, enhanced diversification, …

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Indy 500 History Lesson

On its 100th running, no one knows the race like Donald Davidson. by Ben Smith He seems such a slender reed to carry the weight of so many years. That’s what strikes you first about the polite Englishman sitting here in this quiet office on the second floor of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Hall of …

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Thinking Differently About Downtown

The heart of the city is ground zero for revitalization these days. by Laurie Wink America’s downtowns were once vibrant hubs for business and entertainment. The advent of our car-centric culture–fueled by creation of the nationwide highway system–led to suburban sprawl and shopping centers. The historic cores of cities fell out of favor and languished. …

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