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Primary Care Returns to Westville with New La Porte Physician Network Clinic at PNW

Primary-Care-Returns-to-Westville-with-New-La-Porte-Physician-Network-Clinic-at-PNWLa Porte Physician Network and La Porte Hospital are bringing primary care back to Westville with the opening of a new primary care clinic on the campus of Purdue University Northwest. The clinic will open Jan. 15, in the Athletic Center connected to the Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex. The address of the Purdue Northwest Westville Campus is 1401 S. U.S. Highway 421. Care will be provided by Maureen Panares, F-DNP.

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Clinical Manager of the Year Doug Hynek Redefines "Working Manager"

Doug-Hyneck-Spotlight-2017 It’s a fact that very few managers are genuine leaders, empowering their coworkers and listening to their needs while creating a workspace that allows for growth and job satisfaction. Having your coworkers nominate you for Clinical Manager of the Year speaks volumes about you as a leader and individual, which is probably why Doug Hynek’s coworkers nominated him for that award recently.

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Little LIFERS Grow to Be Larger Than Life


Personally, I love before and after pictures. They can be of anything. People, places or things. There’s something satisfying to me about seeing a house that’s been rebuilt or redecorated, or simply cleaning something and seeing the dirty area, then the clean area side by side. I love seeing progression between people who change their bodies, or just grow up.

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Sand Creek Announces 2017 Alice Wesson Employee of the Year

Sand-Creek-2017-Alice-Wesson-Employee-of-the-YearIt is my honor to announce that the 2017 Alice Wesson Employee of the Year at Sand Creek Country Club is Brett Niedzwiecki.

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Horizon Appoints James D. Neff President

Jim-Neff-2018 Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GS: HBNC) is pleased to announce that on December 19, 2017, the Boards of Directors of Horizon and its wholly owned subsidiary, Horizon Bank (collectively, “Horizon”), named James D. Neff as President of both Horizon and Horizon Bank. In addition, Mr. Neff will serve on Horizon Bank’s board of directors. The promotion was effective January 1, 2018. Mr. Dwight stated that “Mr. Neff has been an integral part of Horizon’s executive management team since 1999 and a major contributor to Horizon’s success. As President, Mr. Neff will oversee retail banking, community reinvestment, retail mortgage, warehouse and consumer lending. His expanded authority and responsibilities will ensure Horizon’s continued commitment to excellence and profitable growth.”

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Mary Jo Orlowski Believes Children, Education are Bedrock of Healthy Community


Most people are familiar with Chambers of Commerce. Most cities and towns have them. Surprisingly, a lot of people believe that Chambers are part of the local government. In fact, they’re actually classified as Not-For-Profits, or 501 (C) 6 organizations.

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Horizon Promotes Yolanda Davis to Vice President, Community Reinvestment Officer in Michigan City, Indiana

Yolanda-Davis-2017Nancy Wrzalinski, Senior Vice President, Senior Auditor/Enterprise Risk Manager is pleased to announce the promotion of Yolanda Davis to Vice President, Community Reinvestment Officer, in our Michigan City, Indiana office.

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Bill Kaminski and the Economic Development Corporation Michigan City Bring Big Plans to Grow Community Stronger


How does one spur a local economy? For most of us, we don’t entertain the idea, but even if we did, how would we go about doing it? What’s involved in getting businesses to come to an area and invest their time, money and resources? These are the types of questions that the Economic Development Corporation Michigan City are concerned with and figure out on a daily basis.

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Tim Healy Named COO of Holladay Properties

Tim-Healy-Named-COO-of-Holladay-PropertiesHolladay Properties is pleased to announce that Tim Healy has become the firm's first Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Healy has been leading the Portage/Chicago/Northwest Indiana office for the past 17 years and has been a Partner of Holladay since 2003.

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La Porte Chamber Welcomes New Team Member Todd McWhirter

La-Porte-Chamber-Welcomes-New-Team-Member-Todd-McWhirterThe Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Todd McWhirter as its new Director of Membership & Finance. In this position, Todd will work to expand and retain Chamber membership as well as handle various financial responsibilities.

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Community Healthcare System Welcomes New Medical Director of Occupational Health

COMHS-Akbar-Raza-MDCommunity Healthcare System recently welcomed a new physician to its medical staff. Raza Akbar, MD, has been named the new medical director of Occupational Health Services for Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.

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