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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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Dunes Event Center Announces Plans to Build Recreational Center in NewPorte Landing
In August, the Dunes Event Center announced plans to build a new recreation center in the City of La Porte that will focus on youth and adult volleyball as well as batting cages, basketball courts, soccer fields, and more!

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Holladay Properties, Michigan City Development Organizations Gather to Break Ground on New 64,000 sq/ft Haskell Building
Earlier this year, Holladay Properties hosted a groundbreaking for their new Haskell Building, which will be 64,000 sq/ft and provide space for more companies in the area!


Tearing Down Mother’s Walls: The History of Albano’s Villa
We enjoy telling the history behind many of the Region’s businesses, and here we told the tale of risk and reward behind Albano’s Pizza!


La Porte Mayor Blair Milo Takes New State Cabinet Position with Governor Holcomb
It was surprising news to find that La Porte Mayor, Blair Milo, would be leaving her post to join Governor Holcomb as the first Secretary of Career Connection and Talent which will work with businesses, universities, and other programs to help Hoosiers find and secure jobs!


Governor Holcomb, NWI Legislators & Stakeholders Make History in Michigan City with Signing of South Shore Line Double-Tracking, West Lake Corridor Legislation
History was made this May as Indiana Governor, Eric Holcomb, traveled to Michigan City to sign into law House Bill 1144, which establishes and permits the South Shore Line's main line double tracking and the West Lake Corridor improvement rail projects!

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Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Plaza 618
The Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting that celebrated the transformation of a condemned furniture store into a bustling, centrally located outdoor plaza!


Patrick Wilkins Looks to Bring Quality, Consistency to Patrick’s Grille Fine Dining
Patrick Wilkins talks about what it takes to bring a fine dining establishment to fruition!


La Porte McDonald’s Owners Donate Gift of $273,000 to College of Engineering and Sciences on 2017 PNW Day of Giving
La Porte McDonald’s restaurant owners Glenn and Sam Lubeznik donated $273,000 worth of equipment to PNW College of Engineering and Sciences to help the next generation gain access to the technology they need to learn and excel!

Business and Community Leaders Gather to Hear 15th Annual La Porte State of the City Address
Then-Mayor of La Porte, Blair Milo, gave her State of the City Address about recent achievements and upcoming plans and improvements!


Made in La Porte County Brings Industries Together with Thousands of Students to Learn about Opportunities Available to Them
The Economic Development Corporation Michigan City (EDCMC) and the Greater La Porte Economic Development Corporation (GLEDC) partnered together to host their “Made in La Porte County” event to host 50 firms which showcased the products manufactured, assembled, or distributed from the county!

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