“I am dedicated to the mission and honored to work with such an outstanding group of caring, compassionate staff and volunteers. I have enjoyed seeing how far we have come through the years, but also realize there is much work yet to do.”
Having been in the business for 27 years, Tom Seely, General Manager at Thomas Kia of Highland, knows that car sales is a whole lot more than selling cars - it’s about taking care of his employees and customers.
Emery Kostelnik has proudly been a Sales Consultant at Harbor Automotive for the last decade, excelling at every turn. Through his high retention rate of customers, friendly demeanor, and committed involvement in the community, Kostelnik has been a positive force for both Harbor Automotive and the City of Portage.
After growing up in Glen Park, Kostelnik went on to become a professional chef, a career he would maintain for 21 years. While seemingly unrelated, his experience in the food industry was essential in shaping his approach as a car salesman and as an active community member.
“As a professional chef, you always are there to please the customer,” he explained. “I take that attitude with my customers in automotive sales...A lot of people say I’m not like the typical salesman. I don’t push. I just sit, listen, and try to help...
CarolAnn Brown, Curator of Exhibitions at Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA), recently announced her resignation to pursue independent artistic projects. Ms. Brown served as LCA's curator for 12 years. During her tenure she mounted exhibitions that explored intriguing themes such as relationships between humans and animals in "The Hunt, The Prey The Spirit" and "Magical Realism".
Erik Mikaitis, MD, has accepted the position of vice president of medical affairs for Franciscan Health Crown Point, effective April 16. Dr. Mikaitis started his career with Franciscan Health as a hospitalist in 2012. He currently serves as Regional Palliative Care medical director and Franciscan Health Accountable Care Organization medical director for the Northern and South Suburban Chicago divisions, as well as interim ACO administrative director. Hospital president and chief executive officer Daniel McCormick, MD, welcomed Dr. Mikaitis to the position.
A balance of family, work, school and professional activities, has earned Kelly Dallas the 2017 Influential Woman of Northwest Indiana Award. Out of 10 industry categories, Kelly took top honors in the Construction/Architecture/Engineering category.
Sister Jane Marie Klein, chairwoman Franciscan Alliance, presided during a recent Missioning Ceremony where Daniel McCormick, MD, was installed as Franciscan Health Crown Point president and chief executive officer. The program took place in the hospital’s Corpus Christi Chapel.
ArcelorMittal is committed to supporting various organizations through its employee matching gifts program, Give Boldly. The program matches up to $1,500 per year, per employee, on charitable contributions to qualified nonprofit organizations. In 2017 through Give Boldly, 826 nonprofit organizations across the U.S. benefitted from nearly $2 million in employee donations and the company match.
LIFE Under the Golden Arches: Spotlight on Mitchell Beane, Guest Services Manager at McDonald’s in Michigan City
For Mitchell Beane, newly promoted Guest Services Manager at the McDonald’s restaurant on Michigan Boulevard in Michigan City, his job is much more than just a job. It is a career with endless opportunity.