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Monday, February 20, 2017
Do you have that star quality? The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra is looking for contestants for the 12th annual Hoosier STAR competition. Sponsored by Horizon Bank and NIPSCO , Hoosier STAR is open to amateur singers of all musical styles and age groups. Competitors in both the youth and adult categories can compete individually or as a duet. Auditions will be held at the La Porte Little ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, February 20, 2017
The Northwest ISBDC is partnering with Anna Burke of Accounting Made Simple to offer a new QuickBooks basics class. The two-day workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays March 3 and 10 will assist new or current users of the QuickBooks online application. The event will be at the Purdue Technology Center of NWI, 9800 Connecticut Drive in Crown Point. Participants must have QuickBooks online on their ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
Monday, February 20, 2017
Nanda Danitschek is set to take over the executive director position at the end of the month under the guidance of Laura Cutler, who will focus her attention on other career goals. Nanda has performed with the symphony since 2005 as a chorus member and soloist, and has been recognized as the adult winner of Hoosier STAR 2010 and champion of Hoosier STAR of STARS 2015. She has coordinated the ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, February 13, 2017
Twenty-three student teams from 18 middle schools and high schools will compete in the Purdue University Northwest regional Science Olympiad Saturday (2/11) at PNW’s Hammond Campus. Wide-ranging competitive events Modeled after the Olympics Games, the Science Olympiad is a national initiative, featuring students from school teams competing in nearly two dozen hands-on events relating to ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
Monday, February 13, 2017
On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. St. Joseph County Airport Authority Board President David Sage will present a $7000 check to Kent Laudeman, Director of the Robert L. Miller Sr., Veteran’s Center, to assist local veterans as a result of the fifth annual Bears in the Air Program. This is in addition to the 1527 newly purchased teddy bears that were delivered to children in area ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Monday, February 13, 2017
Kathie DeRuiter, Executive Vice President, Senior Operations Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Scott Kosik to Vice President, Senior Digital Banking Officer. In this new role, Kosik will lead the Bank’s initiative of leveraging technology to provide best-in-class service and solutions to Horizon’s customers. Kosik will continue to play a key role ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic
Monday, February 13, 2017
Horizon Bank announces a partnership with Family Express to offer FREE ATM service at all Family Express locations. “This arrangement will allow our clients even greater access and convenience. Whether visiting sons and daughters away at Purdue, or in our local neighborhoods, whenever they see a Family Express store our clients will know there is a Horizon Bank “friendly” ATM ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
The Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce has started off its 2017 with a flurry of events, changes to staff, and a number of committee meetings. To begin the year, Rita Mrozinski, a five-year employee of the Chamber, became President and CEO of the organization. Mrozinski stated, “It’s been an exciting new year, and I am truly enthusiastic to continue working with the La Porte ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, February 06, 2017
The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra presents Bonjour Paris, a classic concert on Sunday, March 5th, 3:00 pm at the Elston Performing Arts Center, 317 Detroit Street, Michigan City IN. This concert is made possible by generous support from La Porte Hospital, an affiliate of Indiana University Health, the Indiana Arts Commission, South Shore Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Under ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, February 06, 2017
Unity Foundation President, Maggi Spartz, announced that the Unity Foundation has been awarded $25,000 for lighting at Unity Park. Spartz said, “This LED lighting will make the Park accessible into evening hours. It is one more step toward completion of our 2-acre treasure on La Porte’s Pine Lake. We are so grateful for NIPSCO’s help.” The lighting project will provide ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Monday, February 06, 2017
As part of a multi-year effort to support more students who want to earn a college degree, Ancilla College has expanded and enhanced its scholarships. The small college, located near Plymouth, Indiana, is now offering over 30 scholarships to new and returning students. “Over the past four years Ancilla has expanded the scholarships we offer to students, building on the programs created in ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Press Release
Monday, February 06, 2017
The associate director of Purdue University Northwest’s Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center (CMEC) recently received the nationally-recognized Tibbets Award for driving small business innovation, research and development. Entrepreneur Mont Handley, who promotes and advances commercialization and entrepreneurial ventures in his position at Purdue Northwest, received his ...read more
Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
Monday, January 30, 2017
Electronics recycling at the La Porte County Solid Waste District’s office will only be available during office hours beginning January 30, the District announced. “Due to theft of items and illegal dumping, it is crucial to the continuation of our recycling program that we control the flow of electronic items into the trailer,” said District Executive Director Clay Turner. ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, January 30, 2017
Unity Foundation of La Porte County is pleased to announce the appointment of three new team members. Deb Varnak has joined the Unity team in the positon of Vice President. Varnak joins Unity with more than twenty years of strategic leadership experience, including backgrounds in marketing, budget development, human resources, and non-profit board participation. She is a graduate of Nazareth ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Downtown La Porte now has a unique and exciting new location for exercise classes. Go Aerial Fitness, located at 505 Lincolnway, celebrated its official Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting that was administered by the Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce on January 23. Go Aerial Fitness offers yoga, aerial yoga, Jazzercise, children’s classes, and many other options to meet a variety of ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
Monday, January 23, 2017
Nominations are now being sought for the 6 th Annual Ned E. Kalb Community Leadership Award. The award was established in 2011, following the passing of Mr. Kalb, a true leader in La Porte County for many years. The award honors and memorializes Ned Kalb’s life and deeds in La Porte County and beyond. The Award annually recognizes a quiet, behind-the-scenes leader in La Porte County. Joint ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, January 23, 2017
Ancilla College News Bishop Rhoades to Kick off Lampen Lecture Series DONALDSON – Informational and inspiring lectures are not limited to the classroom at Ancilla College. For the last 12 years, the college has presented their Lampen Lecture series to the public. Named for Sr. Joel Lampen, Ancilla’s first president, the Lampen Lecture series was initiated by Sr. Carleen Wrasman in ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
Monday, January 23, 2017
Leadership La Porte County’s Youth to Youth (Y2Y) program has funding for youth groups or individual youth in La Porte County to apply for mini-grants to carry out community service projects that will meet local needs. Y2Y is a spin-off of the Leadership La Porte County Youth Program and is a result of collaboration between Leadership La Porte County, the Youth Service Bureau BBBS of La ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Monday, January 09, 2017
Applications are now available online for the Unity Foundation of La Porte County 2017 cycle for scholarships and awards. Deadline for submission is March 31. Scholarships and awards ranging from $250 - $2,500 each are awarded through more than 50 funds at Unity, which is the community foundation serving La Porte County. Scholarship opportunities are available for both graduating seniors and ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release