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IU Northwest business students help local businesses thrive

IU-Northwest-business-students-help-local-businesses-thriveAt Indiana University Northwest, Yllka Azemi teaches “Marketing Strategies,” a course designed for business administration majors that requires students to assemble in groups and develop a marketing plan for a new product or service, or an existing business.

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Shedd Aquarium’s Animal Response Team Joins International Dolphin Rescue Effort

Shedd-Aquariums-Animal-Response-Team-Joins-International-Dolphin-Rescue-Effort-2019Veterinarians from The Maryland Zoo, the Saint Louis Zoo and Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium traveled nearly 4,000 miles to rescue dolphins in central Bolivia, where a group of approximately 15 endangered Bolivian river dolphins were trapped in a lake. The dolphins, known in Bolivia as bufeos, were isolated in the lake surrounded by dense forest and expansive soybean fields, and had become cut off from the main river over the past several years due to run-off from environmental changes in the area.

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United Way of Porter County Announces Todd Leeth as Their Newest Campaign Chair for 2019-2020

United-Way-of-Porter-County-Announces-Todd-Leeth-as-Their-Newest-Campaign-Chair-for-2019-2020United Way of Porter County is excited to announce Todd Leeth as the 2019-2020 Campaign Chair for the organization. “There is no better way to financially support charitable organizations in Porter County than doing so through the United Way,” says Todd Leeth. Mr. Leeth is an attorney and partner with Hoeppner, Wagner, and Evans, located in Valparaiso and Merrillville where he practices real estate and land use law.

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Horizon Bank Donates to Stepping Stone Shelter for Women

Horizon-Bank-Donates-to-Stepping-Stone-Shelter-for-WomenHorizon Bank is pleased to announce its recent donation to the Stepping Stone Shelter for Women. The donation, in the amount of $7,500, was presented by Jim Neff, President, with Sharon Wright to Kay Hill, Executive Director on January 22, 2019.

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High Schools Participate in 2nd Annual Northwest Indiana High School Improv Invitational

images/community/education/2nd-annual-improv-.jpgImprov comedy - it has helped spawn the careers of comedy titans Chris Farley, Steve Carrell, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, and countless others. The comedic skills people learned there have spread around the world and spawned off thousands of improv theatre & sketch groups, TV shows, and Youtube clips. Now those talents are being put to use to continue putting Northwest Indiana on the improv map in a special one-day event. The Stray Dogs Improv of Crown Point High School & Improductions, LLC present the second Northwest Indiana High School Improv Invitational on April 6th at Crown Point High School at 6 PM.

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South Shore Line expands Kids Ride Free Program to create affordable spring break play-cation

South-Shore-Line-expands-Kids-Ride-Free-Program-to-create-affordable-spring-break-play-cationWith spring break right around the corner, the South Shore Line (SSL) is expanding its Kids Ride Free program from March 23 – April 6, 2019. SSL has selected this promotional time frame to cover an average portion of scheduled spring breaks across the four- county area.

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2019 Michigan City Annual Spring Clean-up

Michigan-City-Annual-Spring-Clean-up-2019The Michigan City, Refuse Department will conduct its Annual Spring Clean-Up beginning on March 25, 2019. The Refuse Department requests that all residents separate the debris that is to be discarded into the following three (3) categories:

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12th annual Crown Point St. Patrick's Day Night Parade brings tradition, family, and fun together


The sounds of bagpipes and children’s laughter filled the Crown Point Square as the city hosted its 12th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Night Parade. The one-of-a-kind event, the Region’s only night parade for the holiday, brought families and friends together.

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NWI Nephrology offers kidney care close to home in Gary


Physicians have been seeing patients for about three months at the brand new NWI Nephrology office in Gary, but everything there is still shiny new as the practice continues to grow.

The new 1,500-square-foot facility at 1705 W. 25th Ave., Suite 201 in Gary opened to patients in January, offering an important specialty-care service near residential neighborhoods with easy access off I-94 at Grant Street.

“We are thrilled to be able to provide close-to-home care for our chronic kidney disease and dialysis patients,” said Jane Lloyd, practice operations manager for NWI Nephrology. Previously, patients in that area had to travel to their Hammond or Whiting location for care. “It is a great state-of-the-art facility geared toward patient comfort and convenience,” Lloyd said.

Nephrology is the medical specialty for kidneys. The clinic’s...

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United Way of Porter County recognizes outstanding volunteers


Community members gathered Thursday for United Way of Porter County’s annual celebration, recognizing outstanding volunteers throughout the area. The event included a breakfast buffet followed by a presentation of prestigious awards to a select few seated in the packed Duneland Falls Banquet Center.

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Region events summit nets collaboration, excitement


Northwest Indiana is filled with big dreamers and eager teams who create and execute the elaborate events and festivals that put the Region on the map. When several events directors from the area gathered recently at the Life Site studio for a collaborative meeting, the room instantly came alive with excitement and positivity for what it takes to pull off these impressive productions.

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