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Kelsey’s Steak House Employee Spotlight: Mike Aguilar

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It took Mike Aguilar, Kitchen Manager at Kelsey’s Steak House, two years to perfect cooking a steak. A short time, really, in his long career. Putting the time into perfecting a steak proves Aguilar’s dedication and passion for the restaurant business.

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FSSA Secretary Jennifer Walthall Receives National Impact Award


Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Secretary Jennifer Walthall, M.D., M.P.H. is this year’s Jerry W. Friedman Health and Human Services Impact Award winner. The Impact Award is presented annually by the American Public Human Services Association. It was created in honor of Friedman, who served as executive director of APHSA from 2001 to 2010 following decades of various leadership roles in human services. Dr. Walthall received the award this week at APHSA’s National Health and Human Services Summit in Washington, D.C.

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Marty Terry Employee Spotlight – Teachers Credit Union

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Martin Terry, known more often as Marty, is the man you need to talk to about money. With over 30 years of experience in the realms of financial decision making, Terry has dealt with it all. As a financial planner at Teachers Credit Union, Terry has experience in personal finance, trust funds, and investments. He works with TCU members every day and takes pride in the credit union’s culture where all team members make it their responsibility to see their clients succeed financially.

Terry grew up in the suburbs of Detroit and went on to graduate with a finance degree from Central Michigan University. Although he admits he had “dreams of being a park ranger freshman year” he would eventually go on to get a master’s degree in finance as well. Terry’s first job out of college was at a large national bank in...

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A McAfee Animal Hospital Employee Spotlight: Dr. Larry McAfee

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Growing up, Dr. Larry McAfee watched his father saving the lives of people’s beloved animals at McAfee Animal Hospital (MAH). It was almost like becoming a veterinarian was in his blood. Then, in 1975, Dr. Larry joined the practice.

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Addison Pointe March Employee of the Month: Cheryl Bilyak


Addison-Pointe-March-Employee-of-the-Month-Cheryl-BilyakCheryl Bilyak, a registered nurse, has been recognized as the Addison Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center March 2019 Employee of the Month. Bilyak has worked at Addison Pointe for a year, and says she loves the atmosphere.

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Kotys Wealth Professionals host Ambassador Club and client celebration

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Kotys Wealth Professionals hosted a glass blowing event for their Ambassador Club at Hot Shop Valpo, this past Thursday evening. The event was a way to share a meaningful experience with their clients, especially those who spread the word of Kotys Wealth Professionals and help to create new clients. There was a hand-blown glass demonstration, appetizers, cocktails, and a special surprise. Ambassador Club members were unaware that the piece of art created before their eyes would be theirs to keep. The large blue vase had an interpretation of the Kotys Wealth Professionals insignia.

“Our clients tend to enjoy artistic pieces,” Wes Kotys, President & CEO of Kotys Wealth Professionals said. “This is a great way to show our appreciation to those who have trusted us with their...

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Nurses celebrated, honored at Porter Regional Hospital

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In what Porter Regional Hospital’s lead nursing educator called “The Oscars of Nursing,” the hospital awarded seven honors to local nurses or aids and recognized dozens of their peer nominees at the organization’s annual National Nurses Week Awards & Recognition Ceremony Thursday. The room was filled with emotion, laughter, cheering, and even a heart-felt tear or two for the nurses who care for patients, comfort them, save lives, and give back to their communities.

“Today we are recognizing all nurses at Porter for their dedication to quality patient care and nursing professionalism. We are very excited to convey seven special awards that are the culmination of excellence in nursing over this past year,” said Debra Polster, chair of the nurses’ week committee and Director of Clinical Education and...

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Overhead Door Company of Northwest Indiana Employee Spotlight: Brent Verkler

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Brent Verkler experiences a lot of stories. Sometimes they reveal themselves in a garage he enters, other times a client pulls up a chair and fills him in on their lives as he gets to work installing a new garage door opener.

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Opportunity Enterprises Board of Directors Names New CEO


Opportunity-Enterprises-Board-of-Directors-Names-New-CEOThe board of directors is excited to share with you that Neil Samahon has been chosen as the new President/CEO of Opportunity Enterprises. Neil will begin serving in this capacity on July 1st.

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Local Financial Advisor will attend Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. 2019 Leadership Forum

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Officials with financial services firm Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. announced Chesterton financial advisor Clifford E. Bryan has been selected to participate in the firm’s 2019 Leadership Forum.

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Centier Bank Named #5 “Best Place to Work” by Indiana Chamber of Commerce

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With an emphasis on building a culture centered around values of Caring, Loyalty, Integrity, Friendship and Fun, Centier is proud to continue its legacy as a “Best Place to Work in Indiana” as it was named fifth in the Large Company category during the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 workplace awards.

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