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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


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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Indiana Chamber Unveils Rankings for the 125 Best Places to Work in Indiana


The Indiana Chamber of Commerce honored 125 companies from across the state tonight at the 2019 Best Places to Work in Indiana celebration dinner. Rankings for the organizations were announced in four categories. Taking the top spot:

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An Industrial Revolution Employee Spotlight: Shawna Brown


Line cooks are some of the most important people within a restaurant, however guests rarely see them in action. They prep ingredients, make sure orders are plated and ready for customers, and do the legwork to keep a hot and busy kitchen running smoothly.

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Terrance Tooks celebrated as Associate of the Year at Porter Regional Hospital

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When Terrance Tooks speaks, you can hear the smile in his voice, which is a good thing, because he spends a lot of time on the phone and talking to people in person. Tooks, from Merrillville, is being celebrated as Porter Regional Hospital’s Associate of the Year. He was chosen for the honor by his peers because of his unwavering commitment to keeping patients at the center of everything he does. Tooks is a financial counselor at the hospital. He is a strong advocate for patients in time of need, and has developed meaningful relationships with professionals at the central billing office so he can effectively assist patients locally with their billing questions.

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Bucher Technologies Employee Spotlight: Anna Funk


Like many of her past jobs, Anna Funk’s position as a service coordinator for Bucher Technologies in Valparaiso came to be completely by chance.

“It seems like every job I’ve had has happened by chance. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten a job through an official interview. I definitely feel that God has a plan, and if I just relax, things will happen as they’re supposed to,” Funk said.

Funk took a big jump before winding up at Bucher Technologies. Before her neighbor, Isabelle Smaroff, had passed along her resume to Ben and Tim Bucher, she worked as a teacher for about 20 years.

“I was ready for something different. Teaching had changed a bit, and I felt like I wanted to venture out,” she said.

Some of Funk’s daily duties in the office include coordinating customers’ needs with the...

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An Industrial Revolution Employee Spotlight: Alex Forsberg


Alex Forsberg loves to stay busy. Luckily, she found the perfect job at one of the Region’s most popular restaurants – Industrial Revolution. Forsberg is a food runner and expediter at the eatery and grill that makes a spectacle of “Saluting America’s Greatness.”

Most of her job consists of darting around the restaurant, bringing food to tables, providing the kitchen with information, and making sure customers have everything they need.

“I was a server at another restaurant prior to starting here and it was slower,” she said. “I like when things are fast paced so that I’m not just sitting around. That gives us all the opportunity to work as a team, which is nice because that’s a big part of what makes working at this restaurant great.”

Forsberg began working at Industrial Revolution a little over a year ago. Over...

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Chester, Inc. promotes technician to engineer

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Chester, Inc. Information Technologies is proud to announce Michael Sikora, Systems Technician, has earned promotion in the Technologies division to Systems Engineer.

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Lifecare Center of the Willows employee spotlight on Jill Adank


Since 1997, Jill Adank has served the region through various positions within the scope of respiratory care. Her passion for practicing within the senior community however, came when she least expected it.

"At my previous position, I had worked with a senior living community through a partnership with a hospital. That was my first experience with seniors as a respiratory therapist" said Adank.

Adank serves as a newly added discipline to Life Care Centers of the Willows as their official registered respiratory therapist (RRT). She currently works between but not limited to three Life Care Facilities: Willows, Michigan City, and Hammond-Whiting. Ultimately, Jill provides continuing education to staff in the field of respiratory care. She also makes recommendations...

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Methodist Hospitals Appoints New Assistant Vice Presidents

Methodist-Hospitals-Appoints-New-Assistant-Vice-Presidents-2019bKim Innes has served as Methodist Hospital’s Orthopedic Service Line Director for more than six years. She has more than 20 years of successful strategic planning, business development and team building experience in the healthcare industry, such as the development of the Northwest Indiana Orthopedic-Spine Institute at Methodist, including its total joint replacement and sports medicine programs. She also spearheaded the opening of the Methodist Hospitals CareFirst clinics in Crown Point and Merrillville. Innes holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.

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Megan Cleary Named as Centier Bank Senior Compliance Auditor, Officer

Megan-Cleary-Named-as-Centier-Bank-Senior-Compliance-Auditor-OfficerMichael E. Schrage, President and CEO of Centier Bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Megan Cleary as Senior Compliance Auditor, Officer at the bank’s Corporate Centre.

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