In a joint Facebook Live announcement January 28, 2020, Merry Green of MGPG Events and Chelsea Whittington of C WHITT PR shared that the boutique communications firm based in Gary, Indiana has been selected to deliver promotional services for the 2020 Black Women’s Expo. Now in its 26th year, the...
Indiana banks have been working with small businesses to help them access Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans backed by the Small Business Administration. Per SBA figures released recently, as of April 16 Indiana banks assisted in completing 35,990 PPP loans totaling $7,491,445,351 in approved dollars. PPP loans allow small...
The American Cancer Society recently shared that NIPSCO employees raised $87,000 in cash donations through their Charity of Choice campaign to support their mission to fight for a cure. Combined with a corporate donation of $50,000, the campaign raised a total of $137,000. “The outpouring of generosity from NIPSCO’s employees...
By Erik Sherman, Fortune Subsidies have become a way of life for cities and states that want to woo corporations and expected jobs. And Gary, Ind., along with the state, offered a $47 million incentive package in August 2018 to U.S. Steel, according to U.S. News and World Report. The hope...
“Step Up for Education” is the 9th Annual Lakeshore Classic theme for 2016. The Lakeshore Classic’s Corporate Luncheon has traditionally been a highlight during “Classic” time. In the past speakers that have been featured were Bryce Drew: Valparaiso University Head Coach; Gene Keady, Retired Purdue University Head Coach; Bob...
Statistics show that in the long run, business owners tend to make more money. The startup costs and growing pains may serve as initial hiccups, but entrepreneurs who stay the course and recruit a team that remains true to the mission typically fair well financially over time. The forecast...
By Charlene Crowell For more than a decade, state and local consumer advocates have challenged triple-digit interest rates on small-dollar loans like payday and car-title. To their combined credit, 14 states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws to limit interest and fees to about 36 percent. Despite these successful...
 BWe Phenomenal Woman Awards Features Keynote by Juliana Stratton There are other expos across the country but none bring excitement, entertainment and empowerment like the original Black Women’s Expo (BWe), which kicks off its 24th year with a three-city tour in Chicago April 6-8 at McCormick Place – North Building,...
Indiana University Northwest recently announced appointment of several additions to its leadership this academic year. Michelle Dickerson, assumed the role of Executive Director of Finance in July. In her role, Dickerson will oversee the Office of Fiscal Affairs, which is responsible for long-term financial and resource planning and analysis, budgetary development,...
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) announced the availability of $2 million in grant funding for recycling projects on April 15, 2020. Public and private businesses, local governments, schools, and nonprofit organizations located and doing business in Indiana are eligible to submit proposals for recycling grants ranging from $10,000...