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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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Horseshoe Casino Hammond, An Award-Winning Company Full of Award-Winning Employees


In walking through Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, one of the first things you’re likely to notice is the engagement you’ll receive from casino employees. There’s a reason that Horseshoe is an award-winning company, full of award-winning employees. It’s because they care. From their management team to the frontline service-oriented employees, Horseshoe personnel care about making each guests experience a memorable one, and when that’s your staffs main focus it can only mean great things for everyone from the people who sweep the floor, to the leader of the company.

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Joe Sanders, New Head of Indiana Division, Finds Passion in People and Product of Ozinga


Joe Sanders has been with Ozinga a long time, having started with the concrete company as a dispatcher in 1996, and he’s been moving up ever since. Even before his time with Ozinga, he worked for the family concrete company that would be purchased by Ozinga in ‘83. He spent time dispatching trucks and taking orders from customers and then went on to plant management and then sales and back to dispatch. With all that history, he’s no stranger to the world of concrete.

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Matt Naillieux of Overhead Door of Northwest Indiana Looks Back on 45 Years in the Business


Matt Naillieux was born in Valparaiso in 1956 and has been working for Overhead Door doing service and install for a large portion of his life. This dedication to the job didn’t start with him, as his father started working for the company the year Naillieux was born. At that point, the Merrillville distributorship was located in Portage.

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Real Estate Licensing Institute Instructor Spotlight: Buford Eddy

Real-Estate-Licensing-Institute-Buford-EddyAnyone in school would agree, a great instructor makes all the difference in successfully learning material. Textbooks and online study guides can only do so much. At the end of the day, it’s those instructors who take the extra steps to explain the concepts that they're teaching who really impact their students.

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Courtney Medina Talks Team Work and Life at Sauers Buick GMC


Courtney Medina has worked in the Sales industry for a while and, more recently, has been working sales at Sauers Auto in La Porte for about a year and a half. How she fell into the job was kind of a happy accident.

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John Roney of Thomas Kia on Making Customers Happy and Being Named Employee of the Month


John Roney, who has just been named Employee of the Month at Thomas Kia for the second month in a row, has a lot to say about the rewarding experiences he’s had as a salesman with the dealership over the last two and a half years. Working with Thomas Kia, he’s had a lot of opportunities to build on his strengths and grow as a salesman in a thriving environment.

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Porter CEO Accepts New Position in Nashville


Porter Healthcare System CEO Stephen Lunn will be returning to his southern roots soon to begin a new position with a healthcare company in Nashville, Tenn. Lunn expects to make the move sometime in November, and the hospital has begun a search for a new CEO.

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Franciscan Health Home of Northwest Indiana Influential Women

Franciscan-Health-Home-of-Northwest-Indiana-Influential-Women-2017Franciscan Health has been well represented at the annual Influential Women of Northwest Indiana awards program in recent years, with this year no exception. Shown, from left, are Laura Mannion, director of development for the Franciscan Health Foundation, who recently received the Healthcare Up and Coming Nominee honor; Julie Mallers, nurse practitioner and manager of St. Clare Health Clinic in Crown Point, who received top honors this year as Healthcare and Overall Influential Woman; and Lori Postma, director of Emergency Preparedness for Franciscan Health Hammond, Munster and Dyer, who was chosen Healthcare Influential Woman of 2016.

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Holladay Properties Hires Catherine Garrison As Controller

Holladay-Properties-Catherine-GarrisonHolladay Properties has hired Catherine Garrison as Controller for the South Bend corporate accounting department.

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Tony Fitts Promoted to Chief Financial Officer of Holladay Properties

Holladay-Tony-FittsHolladay Properties is pleased to announce that Anthony (Tony) Fitts has been promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer as of September 1, 2017. He joined Holladay Properties in 2015 as Treasurer and was also recently appointed a Partner of the South Bend, Ind.-based real estate firm.

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