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Porter-Starke hosts awareness breakfast

            VALPARAISO – Porter-Starke Services will host a mental health and substance abuse awareness breakfast Friday, Aug. 27. The keynote speaker is Steve Ford, an actor and son of former President Gerald Ford. His topic is, “Living Health, Balance and Hope.”             Ford plans to talk about how is life was challenged with mental health […]

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Rice named one of ‘most influential’

            CHESTERTON – Timothy D. Rice, president of Lakeside Wealth Management Group in Chesterton, has been named one of 401k Wire’s 300 Most Influential Advisors in Defined Contribution.             The recognition is based on feedback from the most successful advisors in the defined contribution field. Rice is one of the founding lecturers of The Retirement

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Hromadka joins NWIBQ’s advisory committee

            INDIANAPOLIS – Erik Hromadka, former editor of Indiana Business Magazine and a former contributing editor for Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly, has agreed to become a member of the magazine’s editorial advisory committee, said publisher and CEO Glee Renick-May.             “Although my new role as chairman and CEO of Global Water Technologies precludes my ability

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VU professor receives award

             VALPARAISO – Derrick Carter, a Valparaiso University School of Law professor, has been named the Jack A. Hiller Distinguished Faculty Award winner.             The award annually honors a VU Law School professor who is an exceptional teacher, scholar and role model. He joined the faculty in 1991 and has taught and done research in

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Wine event moved to Purdue University

             WEST LAFAYETTE – Purdue University will host the annual Indy International Wine Competition Aug. 4-6. Winemakers from around the world will take part.             “We house four experts in the wine industry and this will give us an opportunity to showcase the work we are doing here at Purdue,” said Jeanette Merritt, wine marketing

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Lawyer donates 19,500 child ID kits

            HAMMOND – Valparaiso attorney Kenneth J. Allen and his wife, Nina, are funding the purchase of child identification kids for kindergarten and first-grade students in Northwest Indiana public schools. The kits are being distributed by the United Way.             Representatives from the Lake, Porter and LaPorte County United Ways joined Allen in making the

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Register for Tour de LaPorte

            LAPORTE – The LaPorte Hospital Foundation’s ninth annual Tour de LaPorte bike, run and walk event will be Sunday, Aug. 22 at the LaPorte County Fairgrounds.             Proceeds from the event will benefit local cancer patients and their families in need of financial assistance. Last year, Tour de LaPorte raised more than $40,000.            

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Methodist names board members

MERRILLVILLE – Methodist Hospitals has announced the election of officers for its 2010 and 2011 board of directors. Incoming officers are William G. Braman, chairman; Dr. Douglas Barthelemy, secretary; and Mamon Powers Jr., treasurer. Edward E. Charbonneau will continue as vice-chairman.             Braman is past CEO of Braman Insurance Co.; Barthelemy is a prominent Gary

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Department of Correction goes green

MICHIGAN CITY – Indiana Department of Correction officials have announced completion of energy improvements at seven correctional institutions, including the Indiana State Prison, that could save taxpayers $52 million over the next 10 years. Commissioner Ed Buss said a 600 horsepower biomass boiler system was installed at the Indiana State Prison, that will be powered

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