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Staff Development

South Shore Leadership Center Recruiting the 38th Class of Their LNI Program

sslc-lni-38-collageLeadership Northwest Indiana (LNI) is a ten-month program dedicated to educating region leaders on the tremendous assets in Northwest Indiana as well as the challenges we face while promoting leadership development. The South Shore Leadership Center is currently looking for strong community leaders to participate in their 38th LNI class that begins in February and runs through December 2015. 

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NWI Forum Creates New Team

NWI-Forum-Creates-New-TeamHeather Ennis, Northwest Indiana Forum (Forum) President and CEO, announced today that Matt Saltanovitz will be the new Director of Economic Development and Raeann Trakas will be the new Director of Marketing & Communications for the regional economic development organization.

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Meet Vincent Edwards, the Newest LIFE Team Member

vincent-edwardsVincent Edwards was born on the South side of Chicago but moved to Northeast Indiana at 4 years old. He is the child of a single mother who worked hard to make sure that he received every opportunity available. Because of her hard work, Vincent graduated in the Top 5 students in his class from high school.

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PATH Leader Recognized as Influential Woman

Donna-GolobYouth development leader Donna L. Golob has the opportunity to impact the lives of region teens every day.

As executive director of A Positive Approach to Teen Health, she works with her team to encourage teens to make healthy choices through life-skills, relationship and character-building education.

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1st Source’s Joshua Birky Joins Asset Advisor Team in Kouts

Josh-Birky1st Source Banking Center Manager and Licensed Branch Employee Joshua Birky has expanded his role with the bank by joining the 1st Source Asset Advisors group located at 221 South Main in Kouts. The addition of Birky will ensure clients have access to a depth of insurance services in keeping with the 1st Source tradition of offering local, personalized and unbiased guidance to clients.

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TEDx Makes Northwest Indiana Debut at County Line Orchard


On Thursday, November 13, 2014, a group of young leaders in Northwest Indiana hosted a special TEDx event at County Line Orchard, featuring speakers Blair Milo, Bob Bouwer, Brian Wesbury, Norma Williams, and Nathan Colwell to get audience members to think outside the box and hear their Big Ideas and to see the world a little differently.

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2014 R.O.S.E Award Winner, Margaret Dubesa

2014-ROSE-Award-Margaret-DubesaMargaret Dubesa
Housekeeper at Hilton Garden Inn, Chesterton
Margaret has worked in housekeeping for almost two years. She loves talking to guests to ask if there is anything she can do for them. She leaves notes in guests’ rooms welcoming them or telling them to have a nice day or a good night. Most of the guests will write something back. Repeat guests actually request to be on her floor because they love how welcome and special she makes them feel. If she knows a regular guest, she will leave them goodie bags filled with their favorite snacks and candy.

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