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Our Partners of Life: The New and Upcoming


Heading into our tenth year, the Life Sites continue to experience tremendous growth with an audience of over 65,000 readers and good news flowing from over 150 entities that we partner with. There is definitely no shortage of great and fantastic things happening across the region! Without further ado, I’d like to welcome some of the new and upcoming Partners of Life to our media family! Caution--GREAT news below:

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Portage Economic Development Corporation Celebrates Successful Year of Business Development in Portage

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2018 was a historic year for the city of Portage. In just one year, Portage acquired 7 new businesses, creating some 350 job opportunities for its citizens. On December 5, Portage Economic Development Corporation hosted their annual meeting, where they celebrated this success and much more.

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General Insurance Services Finds Permanent Home in Downtown Valparaiso


Renovating a hair salon to an insurance office is no easy task, but for General Insurance Services, the task was worth the effort. The company celebrated the opening of their latest endeavor, the transformation of the building on Lincolnway in Valparaiso, which finally brought the company home.

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Construction starts on Franciscan Beacon Hospital

Construction-starts-on-Franciscan-Beacon-HospitalFranciscan Health and Beacon Health System broke ground Friday on the $21.6 million Franciscan Beacon Hospital in LaPorte. The project officially got underway after city and health system representatives blessed the ground of the future new hospital and ceremoniously sunk their shovels into the earth outside the current Beacon Medical Group building.

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Hobart Hosts Biz Expo 2018

The Hobart Chamber of Commerce welcomed the Region to County Line Orchard on Thursday, where they hosted their annual Business Expo. Featuring the best of businesses across Northwest Indiana, attendees networked, learned, and showcased what makes the Region a great place to live and work.

All kinds of businesses and organizations set up informative and visually striking booths in the halls of County Line Orchard. From Hobart Schools and Meals on Wheels, to Community Healthcare and Journey Senior Living, every business showcased their best to the community and participated in different networking events.

2018HobartBiz2“Everyone here is so excited to share what they offer with the community,” said Lisa Winstead, Executive...

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Kube Sports Complex Groundbreaking

city-of-hammondPlease join Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Redevelopment Commission, and officials of Ice Kube LLC as they break ground for the new Ice Hockey Complex on the former Hammond FOP site, 2825 J. F. Mahoney Drive in the Hessville section of Hammond on Wednesday, November 7th at 2:30 p.m.

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Ribbon Cutting at Porter County Career and Tech Center


The Porter County Career and Technical Center (PCCTC) has helped empower young people to make meaningful career choices through intermediate classes since 1971. The PCCTC has offered hands-on, real-world experience to thousands of students throughout the years and continues to do so. The classes are designed to prepare teens as they enter college or the workforce. Such classes include nursing, video production, machine trade, graphic design and much more.

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Franciscan Health Partners With Northwestern Memorial Hospital on Neurologic Services

franciscan-health-logoFranciscan Health announced today that it has entered into a professional services agreement with the department of neurological surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the No. 1 hospital in Illinois with the highest ranked neurology and neurosurgery program in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report. As part of the agreement, Kevin Jackson, MD, a full-time Northwestern Medicine neurosurgeon, is now offering services at Franciscan Health Crown Point. The agreement also includes Telestroke services at four Franciscan Heath hospitals in the Northwest Indiana area.

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Franciscan Physician Network to Acquire Michigan City Practice

franciscan-health-logoFranklin Clinic, a family medicine practice in Michigan City for more than 30 years, will be acquired by Franciscan Physician Network on Dec. 1, 2018, adding an “exceptional” local health care provider to the Franciscan Alliance healthcare ministry.

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From Small to Large Scaled Facilities, Steindler Signs Offers Affordable & Exceptional Service


University and healthcare system facilities tend to run on the larger scale of size and require that all things be in working 24/7. For many small businesses, a sign with a bum light can get fixed within the next week. For an emergency hospital sign, action needs to be taken as soon as possible.

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IU Northwest’s Chancellor’s Commission for Community Engagement Fall 2018 Meeting


Small businesses are the very backbone of our community, supporting neighborhoods and making the local business community thrive. Every dime spent on a local company creates more job opportunities and gives control back to the people. On Wednesday morning, Indiana University Northwest hosted the Chancellor’s Commission for Community Engagement, titled “The Region’s Economic Future: Small Business Development and the IU Northwest Anchor Mission.”

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