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Ozinga Brings Joy This Holiday Season with Animated Light Display Ready Mix Truck


Ozinga is bringing joy to people throughout the Chicagoland area this holiday season with the Ozinga Merry Mixer, the company’s signature red and white ready mix truck adorned with more than 20,000 programmed LED lights. This display features animated light sequences to your favorite Christmas tunes and is definitely a sight to see.

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South Shore CVA Wins W3 Award

lakemichiganThe South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority recently won a W3 Silver Award for the “Faces of Travel” video series in 2017. The video series was created and produced by the South Shore CVA’s Video Production Manager to promote National Travel and Tourism Week, an annual and national salute to the travel and tourism industry.

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Partners of Life: Best of Service Businesses


The people behind the service industry in Northwest Indiana are working hard every day to make sure their customers have everything they need for any occasion. Whether it be work, life necessities or leisure, they are committed to providing quality service and keeping those customers satisfied along the way. This alone would be sufficient to want to tell the stories of these varied companies that make up the diversity of Indiana business life, but they do much more than this as well. When they aren’t helping seal your deck, fix your WIFI network, install a garage door or redo your bathroom, many of these companies are involved in making the community a better place to live and work by giving back the community and the customers they serve! Take a look at some of the best articles and videos...

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Hobart Businesses Go Big on 2017 Small Business Saturday

Hobart-Small-Business-Saturday-2017Over twenty businesses in downtown Hobart will be participating in Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 25th from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Each of the businesses will offer a special promotion for the day. A Welcome Station will be located at The Art Theater, 230 Main Street in Hobart. Here shoppers can obtain a business “passport” and map of all participating businesses and the special promotions offered by each business. Shoppers who receive “passport stamps” by visiting at least five (5) participating businesses may enter their names in a raffle at the Welcome Station to win prizes and gift cards donated by Hobart businesses. Free Small Business Saturday tote bags are available to shoppers at the Welcome Station on a first come, first serve basis.

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Centier Bank Named "Bank of the Year" for Community Business Lending in 2017

Centier-Bank-Named-Bank-of-the-Year-2017_01The Regional Development Company recently held its annual awards ceremony and has named Centier Bank "Bank of the Year" in 2017 for its efforts in community lending. Centier Bank was awarded the Most Active Bank Partner with eight loans and $5,137,000 in referral dollars. Additionally, Centier's Greg Gordon was presented with a "Most Active Lender" award for referring $3,670,000 in debenture dollars.

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Chicago Tribune Names Ozinga a Winner of the Chicago 2017 Top Workplaces Award

Chicago-Tribune-Names-Ozinga-a-Winner-of-the-Chicago-2017-Top-Workplaces-AwardOzinga has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by the Chicago Tribune. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

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Holladay Properties Celebrates Six Months of Success at the Promenade at Founder’s Square Job Site


Holladay Properties and Holladay Construction Group, the General Contractor, have been hard at work since May on their latest development project in Portage; The Promenade at Founder’s Square. This mixed-use development will encompass 15 acres and include 304 residential units as well as 10,200 square feet of ground floor retail, commercial, and restaurant space.

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McShane’s, a Fourth Generation NW Indiana Success Story with Rich History


For those businesses who take advantage of McShane’s many services, it will come as no surprise to learn that they are a company that takes pride in their history and growth over the last century. Having been founded in 1921 by the McShane family in Hammond, the company was built from the very beginning on customer relationships. Helping their customers enhance their lives with valuable products and services lays at the foundation of the company, and as the reason they have been able to succeed in the intervening years.

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City of Hammond and Lear Corporation Celebrate Groundbreaking of New Facility


On Wednesday afternoon, the city of Hammond and representatives from Lear Corporation celebrated the groundbreaking for a new Lear Corporation facility. Construction on this new 240,000 square foot facility will begin immediately, with plans for production to begin in April of 2019.

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Gary Jet Center Opens New Fixed-Base Operations Center, Unveils Hopes for Future


With 25 years of private operation, The Gary Jet Center (GJC) has long held a stronghold in both the aviation community and the City of Gary-Gary/Chicago International Airport. Given its advantageous geographic placement, the location provides fast, easy access into downtown Chicago, making it a highly desirable location for business expansion and economic growth.

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MonoSol Team Inducted into The Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana

MonoSol-Team-Inducted-into-The-Society-of-Innovators-of-Northwest-IndianaMonoSol, a Kuraray Division, is proud to announce its New Business and Innovations team was inducted into The Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana during its 13th Annual Innovators Induction Ceremony on Thursday, October 26.

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