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Made in La Porte County 2015

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Every few years the Greater La Porte Economic Development Corporation and the Michigan City Economic Development Corporation bring a growing number of manufactures together for a day they call "Made in La Porte County". This year we were on the scene for the event to get the low-down on what the event does for La Porte county, why they host it, how it helps students from around the county, and the importance of manufacturing in La Porte county.

To read more on the day, you can read the article now on LPCL: http://www.laportecountylife.com/business/business-development/56068-2015-made-in-la-porte-county-connects-students-with-local-manufacturing

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Mike Riehle on Horizon Bank's Community Impact


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Horizon Bank has always put their community first, and Vice President of Commercial Lending at Horizon Bank Mike Riehle is one of the people who exemplify Horizon's mission. As a board member of many organizations in the La Porte community, we asked him about why Horizon gives so much back to their customers and sponsors so many different events for the communities they're based in.

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Bill Hanna on Revitalizing the Region


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We recently sat down with Regional Development Authority CEO Bill Hanna to talk about what's coming up next for the RDA, how that's furthering their focus on expanding the South Shore Line, and how that's going to push the region forward. Hanna also goes over why it's important for them to make these changes, and why opinions should be pushed to the side in order to make the region flourish once again. Curious about what LIFE has to offer? Well you can find out on all of our four websites! Get your 24/7 fix of good news straight from valpolife.com, portagelife.com, laportecountylife.com and nwindianalife.com

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Bill Hanna on Having the "Hammer"


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Good advice can last you a lifetime and can change forever the way someone looks at things. Bill Hanna received a life-changing piece of advice years ago from a revered figure in the region, and when we sat down to talk to the Regional Development Authority CEO he talked about how he's used a certain motto to change how he works with the challenges the RDA has faced. Curious about what LIFE has to offer? Well you can find out on all of our four websites! Get your 24/7 fix of good news straight from valpolife.com, portagelife.com, laportecountylife.com and nwindianalife.com

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Pfeil Innovation Working with Task Force Tips


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Pfeil's mission is to help out company's who are willing to make room for innovation and change - and Task Force Tips was one of those companies who took innovation to heart. Through a two day course at the Innovation Center and a recent check up at TFT's facilities, the company is on it's way to becoming more innovative than ever before. Curious about what LIFE has to offer? Well you can find out on all of our four websites! Get your 24/7 fix of good news straight from valpolife.com, portagelife.com, laportecountylife.com and nwindianalife.com

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How Pfeil Uses Innovation to Prepare for Tomorrow


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How exactly does Pfeil put their concept of innovation to use? In this video with Pfeil's Lead Faculty and Class Designer Jewel Abram-Copenhaver recently sat down to talk about how Pfeil uses innovation as a tool to prepare companies and their staff for a better tomorrow. Curious about what LIFE has to offer? Well you can find out on all of our four websites! Get your 24/7 fix of good news straight from valpolife.com, portagelife.com, laportecountylife.com and nwindianalife.com

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How Pfeil Innovation Works


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Innovation isn't just another word for Pfeil - it's a plan of action. At the Pfeil Innovation Center in South Bend many companies and their staff participate in their program at the Center in order to change the climate of their company and to foster creativity. We recently sat down with Pfeil's Lead Faculty and Class Designer Jewel Abram-Copenhaver to talk about how the Center operates and how it changes a company for the better. Curious about what LIFE has to offer? Well you can find out on all of our four websites! Get your 24/7 fix of good news straight from valpolife.com, portagelife.com, laportecountylife.com and nwindianalife.com

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What is the Pfeil Innovation Center?


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To many the Pfeil Innovation Center is something that has changed their work and their company, but for others there are some questions about who and what the Pfeil Innovation Center does. We recently sat down with Pfeil's Lead Faculty and Class Designer Jewel Abram-Copenhaver, and in this video explains the history of the organization and it's game-changing mission. Curious about what LIFE has to offer? Well you can find out on all of our four websites! Get your 24/7 fix of good news straight from valpolife.com, portagelife.com, laportecountylife.com and nwindianalife.com

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#AllAboutTheGirls at the April 2015 #NWITweetup


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On April 7th at Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille, Ideas in Motion Media hosted over 100 people to celebrate some of the Region’s most inspirational women at the company’s April #NWITweetup. Women (and men alike) crowded in the restaurant to hear eight different women give speeches, have a good night out with new and old friends and to experience why Ideas in Motion Media was all about the girls. Speakers include: Blair Milo - Mayor of La Porte Erin Parker - La Porte High School Teacher Heather Ennis - President/CEO of Northwest Indiana Forum Celina Weatherwax - Director of Communications for Congressman Pete Visclosky Darlene Cohn - Owner of D. Cohn Communications Nancy Simpson - Office Manager at Portage Chamber of Commerce Norma Williams - Owner of Excellence by Design Shellie Dell - Donor Relations and Marketing Manager of Lake Area United Way Read more: Read more



Mayor Blair Milo on the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission


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Click here to watch the full interview: http://youtu.be/wyW4y79xlY4 La Porte Mayor Blair Milo recently embarked on a new journey - by being a part of NIRPC. We talk to Mayor Milo about the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission, what they do, they're plans for the future, and how the help develop the region. Curious about what LIFE has to offer? Well you can find out on all of our four websites! Get your 24/7 fix of good news straight from valpolife.com, portagelife.com, laportecountylife.com and nwindianalife.com

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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Economic Investment


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Click here to watch the full interview: http://youtu.be/2vXVW5gvx64 South Bend has had an incredible amount of economic development within the past few years, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg was happy to talk about all of them. From the FedX expansion to the Nello Corporation, South Bend is on the way to becoming on burgeoning city once more. Curious about what LIFE has to offer? Well you can find out on all of our four websites! Get your 24/7 fix of good news straight from valpolife.com, portagelife.com, laportecountylife.com and nwindianalife.com

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