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Ozinga’s Don Rapley Inducted into Indiana Ready Mix Concrete Association Hall of Fame

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In honor of his years of service, influence in the concrete industry, and dedication to the Indiana Ready Mix Concrete Association (IRMCA), Don Rapley, former president of Ozinga’s ready mix concrete operation in Indiana, was inducted in the IRMCA Hall of Fame.

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New Office, New Year for Lake County IN Economic Alliance

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Lake County IN Economic Alliance (LCEA) showcased their new office in Merrillville Thursday evening, welcoming in the new year with a new space. 

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Williams Systems LLC Brings Stability and Honesty to Truck Drivers in the Midwest


Williams-TransportationTo an outsider, the trucking world is an anomaly of sorts; a bustling hub of activity with odd hours, busy schedules, and miles upon miles of travel. For drivers searching out a better environment, or outsiders looking to learn a little more, it seems that Williams Systems, LLC out of Michigan City has found a way to not only support their drivers, but also manage the daily operations as efficiently as possible.

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City of Hobart Unveils New Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Pumps and Maintenance Garage

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Hobart, known as the “friendly city,” took major strides on Tuesday in being relabeled as the “eco-friendly city.”

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LCEA Addresses Lake County Advancement Committee with Vision for the County

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Economic development is a complicated subject, and takes a sharp mind to tackle it. Karen Lauerman is one such mind, with 25 years in the field already, she, along with her partner Don Koliboski, launched the Lake County Economic Alliance in 2013 to help facilitate the economic growth of Lake County.

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Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance Agree to Suspend Merger Talks


rot1In 2016, spurred by significant shifts within the healthcare industry, Methodist Hospitals Board and Leadership embarked on a process to consider partnering with another health care system. Over the past 10 months, exclusive discussions have been conducted with Franciscan Alliance. During this time, leadership from both systems and our communities worked diligently to assess what a partnership might mean for employees, physicians, patients and the communities of Northwest Indiana.

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Duneland Chamber of Commerce Partners with Burns Harbor’s Food Truck Square


rot1The Duneland Chamber has partnered with the Town of Burns Harbor to bring our European Market on the Road to their Food Truck Square. The Burns Harbor Food Truck Square is an established event that continues to grow. Their market is held every Wednesday night from May through September. From 5 pm to 8 pm. The market is located at the former site of the Westport Community Club. Off of Rt. 149.

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Robert Colangelo of Green Sense Farms, Innovating Agriculture in Northwest Indiana

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Green Sense Farms is a regional farming business that is innovating the way we think of farming in Northwest Indiana and beyond. Started in Portage, Indiana, they made their first shipment to Whole Foods Midwest distribution center in March of 2014, at a time when it was -20 degrees outside. As you can imagine, this allows them to fill quite a profitable and eco-friendly niche in the agriculture market, as they are able to supply local grocery stores with fresh produce year-round.

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Top 10 Business Articles on NWIndianaLife from 2017

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Northwest Indiana is home to a host of successful and community-minded businesses that drive our economy and improve the Region through the services they provide, the jobs they bring, the development they create, and the variety of events they host. Here is our roundup of the top ten stories in business for the year!

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Exciting Partnership News for Two Great Companies in Northwest Indiana, McShane's and Kramer & Leonard!

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The final weeks of 2017 bring great news and good tidings for the New Year for McShane’s and Kramer & Leonard. They are the two largest Workplace Solutions providers in Northwest Indiana who have announced their merger. This merger is sure to bring a vast assortment of product offerings and IT solutions for every type and size of organization in the Region.

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CertaPro Painters of NWI Raises the Bar on Painting Excellence

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Not everyone of us can paint. We might not have the time, or the skill, or even the motivation. But there are companies out there that excel at it. CertaPro Painters of Northwest Indiana prides themselves on quality craftsmanship and integrity.

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