In mid-May employees of First Merchant’s Bank dressed “casual for a cause.” As part of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s Blue Jeans for Blue “Club” Doors, employees paid a small fee to wear Blue Jeans on Friday, May 17. By wearing Blue Jeans, employees raised $450 which...
A consortium of business leaders from throughout Northwest Indiana had the opportunity to learn from two businesses that have been named the “Best Place to Work in Indiana.” Their success does not come without a focus on creating, building, and maintaining a strong company culture. The strategy and execution...
By Delta Jones-Walker, Gary Crusader Summer is here, and many of us are taking vacations, enjoying some down time with family or indulging in our favorite outdoor pastimes. But let us not forget that summer is also a great time to pull out your financial documents and make sure that...
U-Haul Company of Indiana, Inc. recently announced the addition of GPA Auto Body as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Gary community. GPA Auto Body at 3595 Broadway will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pick-up for boxes. Hours of operation for U-Haul rentals are...
ComEd hosted its second annual Supplier Diversity Awards recognizing diverse suppliers for exceptional performance in areas ranging from innovation and environmental stewardship to overall growth and performance. A total of 76 companies competed for the diverse supplier awards presented at a ceremony at the Palmer House Hilton Chicago on...
Coalition of Baptist churches, 2 businesses files suit against abortion coverage requirement By REBECCA ANZEL Capitol News Illinois ranzel@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — Insurance provisions of Illinois’ reproductive health care law violates residents’ religious freedoms, a coalition of Baptist churches and two state businesses allege in a circuit court lawsuit filed Wednesday. The Reproductive Health Act,...
The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) recently announced the appointment of Larry Ivory as the new Chairman for the term of 2019 – 2121. Courtney Reynolds is ending her term and will head the new “Empower Women Initiative.” Ivory is a founding member of the NBCC (in 1993) and...

Every Girl Is A CEO!

Inspiring new book by Kelly Fair, founder of Polished Pebbles “Every Girl Is A CEO!” is an essential career and success guide by award-winning social entrepreneur, girls advocate and mentor, Kelly Fair. Fair, founder and executive director of Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program, states, “My passion is helping girls dream...
Approximately 80 attorneys from various NWI bar associations will provide brief legal consultations at no cost to the general public at eight Northwest Indiana locations on the Martin Luther King Holiday, Monday January 21, 2019. Talk to a Lawyer Today, is an annual public service program of the Indiana State...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Wednesday was the first day of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s 47th international convention, and the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. expressed excitement over the unveiling of the “Urban Construction” agenda, creating a pipeline from Jails to Jobs, and the “Plan 78” project that will build...