Pat Mathews-Janasiak

Drama at Work series announced

MICHIGAN CITY — Stop negativity, helplessness and drama at work. If supervisors say they feel like babysitters, they require tools to move them from rescuing to leading. Strategic Management presents a 5-week training series that provides these tools titled Drama, Discipline & Documentation. Each practical session begins with a scenario. Participants will separate fact from the story and respond with questions instead of answers to lead the players out of their story. Participants will effectively and legally document non-productive behaviors and next steps.

This fall’s series includes continental breakfast and will be held five consecutive Wednesdays beginning September 4, 2019 from 8:00 – 9:45 a.m. at Patrick’s Grille in Michigan City.

Tuition is $500 per person for the series and includes individual coaching with Nora Akins, breakfast and a toolbox. The course outline, details and online registration are available at or contact Nora T. Akins at 219-873-1735 or


Family Dollar announces grand reopening event

MICHIGAN CITY – Family Dollar has announced plans for a renovated store’s grand re-opening in Michigan City.

According to Family Dollar, the renovated store will now include $1 Dollar Tree merchandise, additional freezers and coolers and an expanded selection of food, beauty and essentials, household products, and seasonal items.

The celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31. The event will feature gift basket raffles, giveaways, free samples and family fun entertainment. In addition, the first 50 customers on Saturday will receive a gift card and reusable shopping bag.

“Family Dollar is proud to be a part of the Michigan City community and we are excited to welcome existing and new customers to our newly renovated store,” said Jim Van Slyke, Family Dollar spokesperson. “The refreshed store will provide even greater values and convenience to our shoppers.”

A store of this size typically employs six to 10 associates. Interested applicants can apply online at or by visiting the store location.

The store is located at 2309 E. Michigan Blvd., Michigan City.


Century 21 Affiliated announces top agent

MICHIGAN CITY — Century 21 Affiliated has announce that Pat Mathews-Janasiak is Top Listing, Top Selling & Top Volume Agent for July. Pat is a 30 year fulll-time agent who has spent her entire career with Century 21. She works with both buyers and sellers and is experienced in both residential and commercial sales.

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