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Edward C. Spelde, CPA/CVA Earns Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) Credential

Ed-Spelde-IIThe Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) designation is the only valuation credential accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the accreditation body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE).

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Professor Jonathyne Briggs on his Life in Teaching at IUN


Having a teacher that genuinely enjoys what they do and relates that to their students can make all the difference in a student’s learning experience. Indiana University Northwest professor, Jonathyne Briggs, is one such teacher, spreading his interest in history in new and interesting ways. As a former student myself, I can attest to the engaging atmosphere he creates.

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Ben Bucher Excited for Return to Family Business at BucherTech


Ben Bucher, second eldest son of owner Tim Bucher, has recently returned to the family business, where he previously worked for nine years. After a brief hiatus, owning and operating two Great Harvest Bread franchises in Peoria and Morton, Illinois, Ben returned to BucherTech to help his father with the day-to-day operations. 

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Valparaiso Family YMCA's Larry Schiesser Steps Up to Support Friends and a Cause


It takes a team to keep the Valparaiso YMCA running, with awesome people filling all kinds of roles. Larry Schiesser is a dedicated bus driver for the Y family, but also a supportive friend and athlete. It is not rare to see Schiesser in the YMCA Wellness Center working out and training for the Willis Tower SkyRise stair climb, an event that requires commitment, conditioning, and a big heart.

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Chester Architectural & Construction Services Makes New Hires to Their Professional Services Team


At Chester Inc, new employees will have the distinct opportunity to work for not just one of the leading architectural and construction firms in Northwest Indiana, but also leaders in the realms of IT, agricultural systems, and food services. Chester Inc., is a one-stop-shop for organizations seeking state-of-the-art design/build construction coupled with industry-leading managed IT services providing complete turn-key solutions. For new employees like Tony Hart and Joe DeCenzo, this means getting the unique opportunity of being immersed in a diverse business model with a great reputation across several community industries.

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New Physician Joins Franciscan Hammond Clinic

New-Physician-Joins-Franciscan-Hammond-ClinicFarah Najamuddin, MD, a family medicine specialist, has the joined the Franciscan Hammond Clinic medical staff.

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Methodist Hospitals Appoints New Assistant Vice Presidents


Sheila Cook and Trischa Turner have been appointed Assistant Vice Presidents.

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Sarah Mihut Joins the Terry's Discount Windows & More Family


Terry’s Discount Windows and More already has a stellar reputation in Valparaiso for the quality of their work. They make sure that the job is done right and if any problems arise, they are quick to fix them.

But a company is only as good as the employees that work there. Terry and Julie Keelen realized this early and that is why they recently hired Sarah Mihut to be their Operations Manager.

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Meet Pete! Maintenance Supervisor at The Lakes of Valparaiso




At The Lakes of Valpo, they hold a reputation for beautiful apartments, friendly staff, and for being an upscale community dedicated to providing only the best for their residents. One of the key players in providing this lifestyle is Maintenance Supervisor, Peter Reynolds.

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Adaptability and Self-Sacrifice Allow Kathleen Cheek to Thrive in Her Life and Career


Kathleen Cheek knows first hand the tremendous positive impact that one person’s sacrifices, small or large, can have on another individual.

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Culver's Announces Employees of the Year for 2017


Each year, Culver’s of Valparaiso takes time to honor their employees for their dedication. From serving the customers to helping with monthly charities, the employees there are always ready with a smile. At the end of each year, Culver’s chooses one employee to be their Employee of the Year.

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