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Meet Mark Demo: Growing Within the Business at Industrial Revolution

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Mark Demo, a Detroit native, moved to Northwest Indiana a decade ago when he took over as the manager and owning partner of a national chain restaurant in Merrillville.

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Save the Date: 2017 Portage Chamber Spring Swing!


2016_Portage_Golf_Outing-1Our outing is open to Portage Chamber Members as well as the public, help us make this outing one of the biggest and best so far.

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Leo Correa Appointed Chief Executive Officer of St. Catherine Hospital


Correa-LeoCommunity Foundation of Northwest Indiana Chief Executive Officer Donald P. Fesko announces the appointment of Leo Correa, MBA, to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago, effective February 13, 2017. St. Catherine Hospital is a member of Community Healthcare System along with Community Hospital in Munster and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart. Correa succeeds Jo Ann Birdzell, who served as CEO for the past 19 years.

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Service Comes First for Strack & Van Til’s Bill Bach

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East Chicago native Bill Bach has spent around 37 years in the grocery business. Now a store director at the Strack & Van Til in Munster, Bach attributes his lengthy career in the industry to a love for service.

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Angela Wronko Makes Sure Every Event is Special at Sand Creek Country Club

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When Angela Wronko first started working at Sand Creek Country Club, she was behind the scenes in the accounting department. Now, as the Catering Sales Manager of the Food and Beverage Department, people walk by her office, popping in to say ‘Hi’ and asking what fun event is coming up at the country club.

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Ashley Goldsmith: NWI Native Growing Her Career at Industrial Revolution

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Ashley Goldsmith, a Northwest Indiana native, grew up in Portage where she attended Portage High School. Ashley then went to Indiana University Northwest for a year before she decided that she was not ready for college quite yet, which is when she started working at Industrial Revolution full-time.

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Rising Star Author Dawn ‘Cricket’ Reynolds Calls Horseshoe Casino Hammond Home


Rising-Star-Author-Dawn-Cricket-Reynolds-Calls-Horseshoe-Casino-Hammond-HomeHorseshoe Casino Hammond is not only home to one of the most active, engaged workforces in the region, but also recently published, rising star author, Dawn Reynolds.

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Horizon Announces Scott Kosik as Vice President, Senior Digital Banking Officer


Scott-KosikKathie DeRuiter, Executive Vice President, Senior Operations Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Scott Kosik to Vice President, Senior Digital Banking Officer. In this new role, Kosik will lead the Bank’s initiative of leveraging technology to provide best-in-class service and solutions to Horizon’s customers. Kosik will continue to play a key role on the Bank’s acquisition team and additional strategic planning efforts.

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Julie Scissom is Franciscan Health's Ambassador of February 2017


Julie-ScissomJulie Scissom, a registered nurse who has served in the hospital outpatient surgery department for seven years and in its pediatrics and obstetrics units prior to that, is Franciscan Health Michigan City’s February Ambassador of the Month.

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Meet Rita Rendina, Career Caregiver and Senior Mammography Technologist at the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospital

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When she first started with Methodist Hospitals, Rita Rendina had the option to work at the Northlake location, but instead she decided to work at the Soutlake location. This was a decision that would lead Rita to a dream job that she did not even know existed yet. Through her role at the Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals she has helped save lives, comforted struggling women, and witnessed the evolution of the battle against breast cancer.

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#BehindTheRibbon: Meet Andrew Medrano, Field Technician at Overhead Door of Northwest Indiana

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Andrew Medrano, a field technician for Overhead Door of Northwest Indiana, is a Hebron native who has been with the company for a little under five years now. Despite his expertise, Andrew did not start out working with garage doors.

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