Horizon Bank announced today that two great banks have become one. The union of two of the largest community banks in LaPorte County has been completed, expanding Horizon Bank’s branch network to fifty-four offices throughout northern and central Indiana and southern Michigan.
Last year, 1st Source Bank incorporated the practice of side-by-side banking at their newest Valparaiso location which followed in the footsteps of their Portage Central Office where the practice has been in place since 2013. There’s no longer a teller line separating the client from their banker. Instead they’re right up there at a pod, side-by-side next to their banker seeing the screen and all their information.
South Shore Sports Promotions expects more than 20,000 softball players, families and fans to bring an estimated $1 million to South Shore communities this summer in a series of softball tournaments lasting through September of this year. Tournaments like the National Softball Association Girls Fast Pitch “A” World Series and the International Senior Softball Association have booked nearly 5,000 room nights at local hotels for the coming season.
Agriculture is one of the major backbones of the Midwest. For generations, farmers have been responsible for feeding and providing for American families as well as ensuring that healthy and wholesome food is on tables generation after generation.
Tuesday was the third annual ‘SBA Day’ at the Embassies of Christ in Gary and the Regional Development Company, U.S. Small Business Administration, Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center, Better Business Bureau and Peoples Bank teamed up to deliver an informative presentation titled ‘Borrowing the SBA Way’ to current and future small business owners and entrepreneurs.
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Families making under $50K annually are eligible for service
Beginning Friday, Feb. 5 and continuing on most Friday evenings through April, Northwest Indiana families with less than $50,000 annual income may take advantage of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at the Indiana University Northwest School of Business and Economics. This service provides free electronic tax filing of federal and state returns for local families.
1st Source Bank has been awarded the Small Business Administration’s Community Lender Award for the third year in a row. The award recognizes 1st Source’s commitment to providing financial assistance to Indiana businesses. 1st Source was honored for producing the highest volume of SBA loans throughout the state, from among banks with less than $10 billion in assets.