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Robert Colangelo of Green Sense Farms, Innovating Agriculture in Northwest Indiana


Green Sense Farms is a regional farming business that is innovating the way we think of farming in Northwest Indiana and beyond. Started in Portage, Indiana, they made their first shipment to Whole Foods Midwest distribution center in March of 2014, at a time when it was -20 degrees outside. As you can imagine, this allows them to fill quite a profitable and eco-friendly niche in the agriculture market, as they are able to supply local grocery stores with fresh produce year-round.

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Last Call to Nominate Someone for Business Person of the Year

La-Porte-Business-Person-of-the-Year-2017Please take a moment to complete a form to let us know who you think should be nominated for our Clem T. Otolski Business Person of the Year Award.

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Top 10 Business Articles on LaPorteCountyLife from 2017


La Porte County is home to a host of successful and community-minded businesses that drive our economy and improve the Region through the services they provide, the jobs they bring, the development they create, and the variety of events they host. Here is our roundup of the top ten stories in business for the year!

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Exciting Partnership News for Two Great Companies in Northwest Indiana, McShane's and Kramer & Leonard!


The final weeks of 2017 bring great news and good tidings for the New Year for McShane’s and Kramer & Leonard. They are the two largest Workplace Solutions providers in Northwest Indiana who have announced their merger. This merger is sure to bring a vast assortment of product offerings and IT solutions for every type and size of organization in the Region.

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Kabelin Ace Hardware’s New South Bend Location Is Open!

kabelin-ace-logoKabelin Ace Hardware is excited to announce that they have expanded operations by adding a second store in South Bend, Indiana. The new Kabelin Ace Hardware - South Bend North store is located at 52295 State Road 933 N. The launching of this store marks the 7th location in the hardware chain.

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Sid’s Custom Lasering Held Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate Opening

SIDS-ribbon-cut2017Sid’s Custom Lasering, which offers custom personalized for business and personal use, recently held a ribbon cutting to celebrate their official opening.

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Holladay Properties & Construction, Building a Reputation for Excellence in the Region

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When it comes to development and construction in Northwest Indiana, there are few companies with a better reputation for excellence and efficiency when getting the job done than Holladay Properties. They have worked with companies and economic development organizations across the Region to change the face of Northwest Indiana for the better.

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Patrick's Grille's Event Space Caters to Your Every Need


Throwing the perfect party can be a daunting task. Making sure that the audio and visual effects will be adequate and in place, choosing what food and drinks to serve along with tables, venue, flowers, and even staffing issues create a headache that most don’t know how to handle. That’s where an event coordinator comes in.

Event coordinators take the multitudinous tasks that seem insurmountable and handle them with ease, making your party perfect. Before joining Patrick’s Grille as the general manager, Julie Gill spent several years as the event coordinator for Blue Chip casino. Working in a large casino has left her with valuable experience enabling her to handle any event.

“I am a full-service event coordinator,” says Gill. “I can help them with florists and rental companies in the area to help set up...

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Pinnacle Dermatology Celebrated New La Porte Location with Ribbon Cutting

La-Porte-Chamber-Pinnacle-Dermatology-Ribbon-Cutting-2017Pinnacle Dermatology recently held a ribbon cutting and celebration of the opening of its new La Porte location at 307 West Johnson Road, Suite C. The event was administered by the Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce.

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The Mop Squad is Ready to Serve with Exceptional Service, Accepting New Clients

mop-squad-carWhether you're searching for a new cleaning service, re-evaluating your options or signing up for the first time, you likely have a list of what you're looking for. Dependability, thoroughness and trustworthiness are all high on the list. Luckily for you, The Mop Squad checks all those boxes and more. Even better news: they're accepting new clients!

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Michigan City Paper Box Receives Tax Abatement for New Equipment Purchase

edcmcMichigan City Paper Box Company, a family owned company since 1904 and manufacturer of paper boxes is investing in new equipment at its Michigan City, Indiana facility. Michigan City Paper Box will be adding several new advanced pieces of equipment to its production line. The $1,280,110 investment will allow the company to launch a new e-commerce site where customers can customize and design their own boxes and place orders directly online. In addition, another new packaging component will allow the box manufacturer to produce unique sizes that they were unable to do before.

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