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Governor Pence Names Appointees to Indiana’s Accountability System Review Panel


gov-pence-portage-chamber-june-2013-2“A reliable and equitable system of accountability is imperative to a successful learning and teaching environment for Hoosier students and teachers across Indiana,” said Pence. “The individuals named today to the Accountability System Review Panel offer extensive experience in their fields and will provide the necessary perspective and insight to create a fair system that all Hoosier students, families, teachers and education administrators can embrace with confidence.”

Jim Snapp, Superintendent of the Brownsburg Community School Corporation since 2010, has been named to the Accountability System Review Panel. Snapp, of Brownsburg, has held a number of roles within education since the mid-1980s including Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction within the Franklin...

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Purdue Presents New Technologies at Road Show in Northwest Indiana


PurdueLogoPurdue University researchers will present a number of innovations at an upcoming Technology Road Show including a new method to improve radiation cancer therapy and an industrial vest to improve sampling procedures of workplace hazards such as chemical or biological agents.

These and other innovations with high commercialization potential will be presented from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana, 9800 Connecticut Drive, Crown Point, Ind.

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Horizon Bank Named Top Tech-Savvy Lender and Servicer for 2013


horizon-building-laporteHorizon Bank announced today that it was named to the Top Tech-Savvy Lenders and Servicers for 2013 by Mortgage Technology.

According to Mortgage Technology – the Top Tech-Savvy Lenders and Servicers are mortgage companies small and large and range from regional mortgage bankers to national depositories. Still, they share a common thread in that they’re all committed to achieving technological excellence.

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QuickBooks Workshops Outline Basics for New Users


nwi-sbdcThe Northwest ISBDC is partnering with Anna Sheets of Accounting Made Simple for a two-part event on QuickBooks essentials. The workshops are from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays Sept. 13 and 20 at the Purdue University North Central Graduate Building, 600 Vale Park Road, in Room 20.

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Governor Appoints Thomas M. Collins, Sr. to Gary/Chicago International Airport Board


Tom-Collins-SrGovernor Mike Pence appointed Thomas M. Collins, Sr. to a four-year term as President of the Gary/Chicago International Airport Board.

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Transportation Policy Committee Meeting Tuesday, September 10, 2013


NirpcGBLogocopyMEETING ANNOUNCEMENT: Transportation Policy Committee Meeting Tuesday, September 10, 2013 9:00 a.m. at NIRPC/Forum Building

Updates will include planning, programming and transit operator reports. Action will be taken on two TIP amendments. The agenda and materials will be posted on NIRPC’s website, www.nirpc.org prior to the meeting.

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Gary Mayor Announces Appointments to the Gary/Chicago Airport Board


Brd-announcement-1Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson today announced four appointments to the board of the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority and welcomed the new appointment of Lake County’s representative on the board.

Each of the new members has long-term ties in the City of Gary and Northwest Indiana as well as expertise in business, accounting, public policy and law.

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Visclosky Announces $156,656 Grant to Porter County Regional Airport


Pete-ViscloskyCongressman Pete Visclosky announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $156,656 to Porter County Regional Airport for rehabilitation and maintenance.

The grant is the first in a multistep process to maintain and enhance Porter County Regional Airport. It will fund immediate repairs to taxiway pavement and an environmental review for rehabilitation on a runway that the FAA has deemed to be nearing the end of its usable life.

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Mayor Appoints Four to Gary/Chicago International Authority, Welcome Lake County Appointee


Brd-announcement-2Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson today announced four appointments to the board of the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority and welcomed the new appointment of Lake County’s representative on the board.

Each of the new members has long-term ties in the City of Gary and Northwest Indiana as well as expertise in business, accounting, public policy and law.

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More than 3.8 Million Jobs in U.S. Aren’t Filled due to Lack of Qualified Workers


eep logoMore than 3.8 Million Jobs in U.S. Aren’t Filled due to Lack of Qualified Workers

Despite 7.6% Unemployment, Jobs are Still Looking for People

New Study Reveals Welders, Machinists, and Administrative Positions among top jobs available

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Mayor Copeland Signs Executive Order to End Furlough Days For All City Employees


ec citylogoThe practice of furlough days for Employees of the City of East Chicago has finally come to an end. The decision by Mayor Anthony Copeland was possible through cost saving measures and increased efficiency. A significant, permanent cost saving and corresponding reduction in its operating budget have improved the City’s financial position and overall financial health.

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