Alexius Barber
Alexius Barber has been named manager of Public Affairs and Economic Development for NIPSCO. In this role, Barber will manage external public affairs and lead the company’s charitable giving efforts in Lake County and surrounding areas. She will also work with local communities and economic development organizations to support...
Organizers of the second installment of Your Brand, Your Body Seminar and Vendor Fair are calling it an "overwhelming success." Held at the YWCA of NWI and presented by title sponsor Community Advocates of Northern Indiana (CANI) this half-day seminar featured courses that helped business owners develop their brands...
NIPSCO has once again committed its support to approximately 45-50 NWI students’ in grades 11 and 12 with a $60,000 donation to the Urban League of Northwest Indiana’s NIPSCO Summer Internship that promotes college readiness. “We are simply elated that NIPSCO continues to support this program providing our students with...

Mother’s Day

The HistoryMakers Labor leader Reverend Addie Wyatt (1924 - 2012) recalled her annual tradition growing up, with the help of the neighborhood kids: “When Mother's Day came, I always wanted to do great things for my mother because I thought she deserved it. And she worked so hard and received...
Left to right, top- Kamala Harris, Lloyd Austin, and Marcia Fudge Bottom- Michael Regan, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, and Dr. Cecilia Rouse
The HistoryMakers The Biden Administration has, to date, appointed six African Americans to its Cabinet: Vice President Kamala Harris; Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin; Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Marcia Fudge; Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Michael Regan; U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield; and Chair of...
Reverend Stephanie Welch
Reverend Stephanie A. Welch will be the guest preacher at Unity Baptist Church’s Mother’s Day Service on Sunday, May 8, at 11 a.m. Reverend R. Jerry Protho is the senior pastor of Unity Baptist Church, located at 2016 Connecticut St. In 2012, Welch was appointed to head Israel CME, a...
The HistoryMakers 2021-2022 Student Brand Ambassador Program
The HistoryMakers The deadline to submit applications for The HistoryMakers 2021-2022 Student Brand Ambassador Program is quickly approaching. Please submit your application by 11:59 P.M. CST this Friday, May 7, 2021. To become one of our student brand ambassadors, interested students must attend one of our subscribing institutions (listed below). If selected,...
Foundations of East Chicago, Meals on Wheels
Foundations of East Chicago donated $36,000 to Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana to purchase a commercial combi oven to help meet the increased demand for Meals. Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana provided 100,000 more meals last year than ever before – a result of increased demand from seniors...
Restaurant Revitalization Fund
How to prepare. SBA will begin accepting applications via the application portal Monday, May 3 at 11 a.m. CST. The application portal will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted. In preparation, qualifying applicants should familiarize themselves with the application process in advance to ensure a smooth and efficient...
YBYB, Your Brand Your Body Seminar, Your Brand Your Body Seminar
After the positive feedback shared by attendees, sponsors and participants, “Your Brand, Your Body” returns Saturday, May 1 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the YWCA of NWI in Gary. Presented by title sponsor Community Advocates of Northern Indiana, this full-day workshop features courses that help business owners...