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METRO Recycling's Olivia Sanders Brings Her Creativity, Inspires Others to Recycle


For most of us, recycling is only a brief thought as we throw items away throughout the day. Some keep a recycling bin for papers and cans, but most of us, even if we do try to recycle, don’t know the specifics of what can or can’t be recycled.

However, for Oliva Sanders, the Marketing Coordinator for METRO Recycling, recycling is what is foremost on her mind. It’s her job to get the word out about it and educate the rest of us on how and what to recycle.

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Tim Healy Named COO of Holladay Properties

Tim-Healy-Named-COO-of-Holladay-PropertiesHolladay Properties is pleased to announce that Tim Healy has become the firm's first Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Healy has been leading the Portage/Chicago/Northwest Indiana office for the past 17 years and has been a Partner of Holladay since 2003.

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Mike Walz on What Makes Overhead Door a Great Place to Work


Mike Walz of Overhead Door in Merrillville may be from Hazelcrest, Illinois originally, but he has found a home in Northwest Indiana and at Overhead Door. Whereas some might dread going into work in the morning or be less than enthusiastic about their career, Walz has found a job that he truly values.

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Dale Dodge of Harbor Automotive Goes the Extra Mile on the Job


Harbor Automotive has some seasoned and knowledgeable sales staff, few more so than Dale Dodge, who has been with the dealership for 19 years now, and in the car business since 1984.

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Community Healthcare System Welcomes New Medical Director of Occupational Health

COMHS-Akbar-Raza-MDCommunity Healthcare System recently welcomed a new physician to its medical staff. Raza Akbar, MD, has been named the new medical director of Occupational Health Services for Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.

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Angela Stahl Enjoys the Teamwork and More at Industrial Revolution!


In the restaurant business, a fast pace is to be expected. For Angela Stahl, a bartender at Industrial Revolution Eatery and Grille, that fast pace and the friendly customers are part of what makes her job so amazing.

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Anne Anderson Celebrates Businesses as Hammond's Director of Economic Development


Every city relies on a wealth of people for its success and growth over time. While every department plays a role in keeping a city thriving, departments such as Economic Development focus on attracting and keeping businesses in the city they represent.

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Portage Township YMCA Announces Shannon Burhans as New CEO

Portage-Township-YMCA-Shannon-BurhansThe board of directors of the Portage Township YMCA today announced that Shannon Burhans, a Portage native with over 20 years of non-profit experience, has been named the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Burhans succeeds Amber Alexander, the immediate past YMCA CEO, after Alexander moved out of state to assume a role with a YMCA in Arizona.

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Porter-Starke Services Announces New President/CEO

Matt-BurdenThe Board of Directors of Porter-Starke Services is proud to announce that Matthew J. Burden, Ph.D., has accepted the position of President/CEO effective December 29, 2017.

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Chenn Zhou Awarded Prestigious Gerald I. Lamkin Fellow for Innovation and Service

Chenn-Zhou-Awarded-Prestigious-Gerald-I-Lamkin-Fellow-for-Innovation-and-ServicePurdue University Northwest Director of the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) Chenn Zhou has been awarded The Society of Innovators Gerald I. Lamkin Fellow for Innovation and Service.

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Calumet College of Saint Joseph's Dino Ramirez Knows that Hard Work, Effort, and a Positive Attitude Can Lead to Great Things


Dino Ramirez is a champion. Every day, he leads students through the difficult processes of job hunting, resume building, and career planning at Calumet College of St. Joseph. He is also a champion athlete, as a part of the 2017 Team USA Wheelchair Softball Team that won the 2017 International Wheelchair Softball Championship. With a strong work-ethic and a cavalier attitude, Ramirez hopes that he and the rest of his CCSJ family can bring something special to their students.

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