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MICHIGAN CITY — DeShawn “Wolf” Williams always dreamed of owning his own business.

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MICHIGAN CITY – The Nominating Committee of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has elected Clarence Hulse, executive director for the Economic Development Corporation Michigan City, to its Board of Directors for a two-year term.

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MICHIGAN CITY – Simon, a global leader in premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations, has announced that Starbucks Coffee and Beef Jerky Outlet will join the roster of 100 retailers at Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets this spring in Michigan City. 

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MICHIGAN CITY — The folks at Michigan City Pediatric Dentistry, 211 E. 4th St., are dedicated to smiles – in more ways than one.

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MICHIGAN CITY – Horizon Bancorp today announced its unaudited financial results for the three-month and 12-month periods ended Dec. 31, 2017. All share data has been adjusted to reflect Horizon’s three-for-two stock split effective Nov. 14, 2016.

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Employers can increase employee engagement by tying individual contributions to the company’s overall performance. Aligning people with purpose requires clarified expectations and a trusting relationship between the employee and supervisor. Traditional performance appraisals undermine this trust.

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La PORTE COUNTY — At its Jan. 17 meeting, the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission (SEAC) elected Dan Klein as president and Courtney Smith as vice president.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Harry Prassas, co-owner of Michigan City’s new Sugar Bowl restaurant at 402 U.S. 20, has felt welcomed.

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Richey is new member of American Angus

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MICHIGAN CITY — Larry Middleton, executive vice president of Century 21 Affiliated in Indiana, is pleased to announce that Amy Wagner Knopf is Top Listing Agent for December. Amy is a full-time, multi-million-dollar producer and has been selling real estate for more than 20 years. She has al…

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MICHIGAN CITY — For Walt Bukva, stepping behind a camera is so much more than taking a photograph.

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La PORTE — Blair Milo, Gov. Holcomb’s appointed secretary of career connections and talent, will be in La Porte County presenting a workshop. 

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MICHIGAN CITY — Owner Joshua Pillivant wants his clients to feel right at home at his new business, the Salon at 10th and pine.

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MICHIGAN CITY — What’s in a name? For this Michigan City Uptown restaurant, it’s a clue to their success. Known for their delicious made-fresh-daily sourdough bread and handcrafted sandwiches, Doughboys builds great lunch and dinner choices on this solid foundation.

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MICHIGAN CITY – Linette Gresham has joined Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance as an agent based in the Michigan City office located at 5416 N. Johnson Road. She has completed Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance’s professional insurance training program. 

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MICHIGAN CITY — On Nov. 27, Indiana State Prison Warden Ron Neal announced the promotion of Todd Marsh and Christine Vorrier to the position of Correctional Casework Manager. Both Todd and Christine began their careers with the Indiana Department of Correction in 2001. 

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MICHIGAN CITY — Some call them best friends. Others call them their buddies. This business considers them Pals, and it’s been building on the friendship for 27 years.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Nancy Wrzalinski, senior vice president, senior auditor/enterprise risk manager, is pleased to announce the promotion of Yolanda Davis to Vice President, Community Reinvestment Officer, in our Michigan City office.

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La PORTE — Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones, LLP has received a South Bend metropolitan area Tier 1 ranking in the 2018 edition of U.S. News Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” in the areas of commercial litigation; criminal defense - general practice and white collar; employment law - manageme…

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MICHIGAN CITY — With 44 years of experience under their belt, the owners of Lighthouse Restaurant, 600 Wabash St., have learned what it takes to succeed in their line of business.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Safety hazards and other emergencies can occur without warning. Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) crews often team up with public safety service personnel to respond to emergencies such as fires, gas leaks and carbon monoxide poisoning. In 2016, NIPSCO responde…

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MICHIGAN CITY — Larry Middleton, President of Century 21 Middleton Company, Inc., is pleased to announce that Annette McIntyre is Top Listing Agent for November. Annette has been a consistent Multi-Million Dollar Producer for more than 15 years and is a full-time agent.  Annette is a Certifi…

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More than a million people have shared their Twitter posts since Alyssa Milano encouraged survivors of sexual harassment and assault to publicly post their #MeToo status this past October. The last time sexual harassment came to the forefront was when Anita Hill spoke out about Clarence Thom…

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NEW CARLISLE — Farmers interested in planning for next year’s crop production and learning the latest about insect pest management and efficient soil sampling are invited to attend an ag update program on Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (EST) at the New Carlisle Public Library at 408 S. Bray…

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La PORTE COUNTY — True to its name, La Porte Community Federal Credit Union focuses on serving the community of La Porte County as this year it celebrates its 80th anniversary and moves forward with expansions.

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MICHIGAN CITY — “What All Supervisors Should Know” is a 12-week training series focused on positive employee relations and related laws. Classes are held every other Tuesday at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City from 8 to 9:45 a.m. and at the Best Western in La Porte from 11:3…

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MICHIGAN CITY — For the second year, William B’s Steakhouse at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Michigan City, Indiana, has received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, given by the magazine to recognize a well-curated list of quality selections that will satisfy discerning wine enthusiasts.

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MICHIGAN CITY — It was just three boxes of old toy trains, yet, they drastically changed the direction of Tom McComas’ life.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Operation Homefront and Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) will once again join forces this year to make the holidays brighter for military families with the nonprofit’s Holiday Toy Drive. For the 11th consecutive year, Dollar Tree customers can purchase toys for military kids, …

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MICHIGAN CITY — What does jalapeno spinach, pineapple upside down cheesecake, BLT, strawberry lemonade, and Cap'n Crunch all have in common?

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