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Oak Partners Inc. Welcomes New Communications Coordinator Jessica Wotherspoon

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Recently, Jessica Wotherspoon joined the team at Oak Partners in Crown Point as their new Communication Coordinator. A native of Cedar Lake, Wotherspoon brings with her a bachelors degree from Purdue University Northwest and a history of working in customer services that makes her uniquely suited to her new position working with visitors and clients of Oak Partners.

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Joe Sanders, New Head of Indiana Division, Finds Passion in People and Product of Ozinga

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Joe Sanders has been with Ozinga a long time, having started with the concrete company as a dispatcher in 1996, and he’s been moving up ever since. Even before his time with Ozinga, he worked for the family concrete company that would be purchased by Ozinga in ‘83. He spent time dispatching trucks and taking orders from customers and then went on to plant management and then sales and back to dispatch. With all that history, he’s no stranger to the world of concrete.

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D. Cohn Communications 5th Anniversary Celebrates Friends, Colleagues


Cohn-Communications-5th-Anniversary-1D. Cohn Communications 5th Anniversary was a celebration of a successful and growing business. The celebration began Friday night at The Market in Valparaiso, and friends and clients came to celebrate the significant milestone as they enjoyed each other’s company.

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A Von Tobel Employee Spotlight: Mike Taylor

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When beginning a home renovation or improvement project, working with an experienced sales representative can make the job a lot easier. Having someone available who knows the products that will complete the project with the intended result is important, and takes away many of the headaches associated with building and renovating.

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Hines Plumbing Employee Spotlight: Matt Yankauskas


Hines-Matt-2017The employees at Hines Plumbing are busy folks, with a variety of responsibilities that range from plumbing repairs and installs to entire bathroom remodels. So, when Matt Yankauskas isn’t busy at work renovating a bathroom, installing a water heater, or fixing a leaky pipe, he can be found at Rogers-Lakewood Park in Valparaiso unwinding with a game of frisbee golf, sometimes referred to as “frolf,” or disc golf.

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Matt Naillieux of Overhead Door of Northwest Indiana Looks Back on 45 Years in the Business

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Matt Naillieux was born in Valparaiso in 1956 and has been working for Overhead Door doing service and install for a large portion of his life. This dedication to the job didn’t start with him, as his father started working for the company the year Naillieux was born. At that point, the Merrillville distributorship was located in Portage.

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Real Estate Licensing Institute Instructor Spotlight: Buford Eddy


Real-Estate-Licensing-Institute-Buford-EddyAnyone in school would agree, a great instructor makes all the difference in successfully learning material. Textbooks and online study guides can only do so much. At the end of the day, it’s those instructors who take the extra steps to explain the concepts that they're teaching who really impact their students.

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Courtney Medina Talks Team Work and Life at Sauers Buick GMC

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Courtney Medina has worked in the Sales industry for a while and, more recently, has been working sales at Sauers Auto in La Porte for about a year and a half. How she fell into the job was kind of a happy accident.

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John Roney of Thomas Kia on Making Customers Happy and Being Named Employee of the Month

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John Roney, who has just been named Employee of the Month at Thomas Kia for the second month in a row, has a lot to say about the rewarding experiences he’s had as a salesman with the dealership over the last two and a half years. Working with Thomas Kia, he’s had a lot of opportunities to build on his strengths and grow as a salesman in a thriving environment.

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Porter CEO Accepts New Position in Nashville

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Porter Healthcare System CEO Stephen Lunn will be returning to his southern roots soon to begin a new position with a healthcare company in Nashville, Tenn. Lunn expects to make the move sometime in November, and the hospital has begun a search for a new CEO.

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Franciscan Health Home of Northwest Indiana Influential Women


Franciscan-Health-Home-of-Northwest-Indiana-Influential-Women-2017Franciscan Health has been well represented at the annual Influential Women of Northwest Indiana awards program in recent years, with this year no exception. Shown, from left, are Laura Mannion, director of development for the Franciscan Health Foundation, who recently received the Healthcare Up and Coming Nominee honor; Julie Mallers, nurse practitioner and manager of St. Clare Health Clinic in Crown Point, who received top honors this year as Healthcare and Overall Influential Woman; and Lori Postma, director of Emergency Preparedness for Franciscan Health Hammond, Munster and Dyer, who was chosen Healthcare Influential Woman of 2016.

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