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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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Portage Robotics is Headed Back to the World Championships!


Portage-Robotics-is-Headed-Back-to-the-World-Championships-2019_01 Porta-Botz! middle school Team “2568K”, Ilija Kirov and Grant Kappes, and college team “Porta”, Connor Edwards, Payton Bailey, and Scott Watson both won the “Excellence Award” at their respective World Qualifying tournaments. 2568K earned their award at the Indiana State Robotics Championships, and team Porta earned theirs at the Midwest US Qualifier at Purdue University. The Excellence Award is the highest honor a robotics team can earn and is presented to the overall best robotics program. And, the Porta-Botz! are honored to have two teams receive this distinction.

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Portage Township Schools receives 2019 Digital Learning Grant from Indiana Department of Education


Portage-Township-Schools-LogoPortage Township Schools has been selected by the Indiana Department of Education to receive the 2019 Digital Learning Grant. Portage was one of 48 school districts in Indiana to receive this highly competitive grant.

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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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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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NWI Nephrology offers kidney care close to home in Gary

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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

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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

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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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