By Jay Conner, The Root The Black dollar is big business. With $1.3 trillion in annual buying power, the influence we wield on the global economy is undeniable. Yet far too often, we’re unable to fully capitalize on our collective monetary might. Looking to break this cycle is OneUnited Bank—the largest...
Commitment to support immediate, reparative and transformative needs First Merchants Corporation, Indiana’s second largest financial services holding company, today announced a $1 million commitment to local nonprofit organizations supporting communities negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The negative economic impact caused by this pandemic cannot be overstated, and First Merchants is...
This week, something happened that I prayed would NEVER come to pass. As founder of the Black Women’s Expo (BWe), the country’s largest and longest running exposition targeting Black women, I must inform thousands of supporters, exhibitors and sponsors that this year’s Expo has been cancelled. There. I said...
DOR reminds Hoosiers of the July 15 extended tax deadline Tax Day is exactly one month away, July 15, and an estimated 500,000 Hoosiers still need to file their individual income taxes, according to the Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR). “We always advise individuals to avoid waiting until the last minute,...
The Indiana State Police is now accepting applications for the 80th Recruit Academy. Individuals who are interested in beginning a rewarding career as an Indiana State Trooper must apply online at http://www.in.gov/isp/2368.htm. This website will provide a detailed synopsis of the application process as well as information on additional...
Hoosier small businesses invited to apply for low-interest loans from U.S. Small Business Administration Governor Eric J. Holcomb recently announced that Indiana small businesses are eligible for financial assistance under a disaster designation by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). This declaration is in response to a formal request Gov. Holcomb...
The organization representing the state’s Metropolitan Planning Organizations has recognized the public involvement activities of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission as being exemplary across Indiana. In a ceremony during the Indiana MPO Council’s annual conference, whose theme was “Linking Transportation with Community,” NIRPC was presented with the award for...
The City of Gary’s Open Air Permits and Accessible Parking Permits previously available through the Public Works Department will now be available in the city’s Finance Department located at City Hall on the first floor. The permit on-line application will continue to be available on the City’s/Public Works website...