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Northwest Indiana Workforce Board Receives Grant to Recruit and Retrain Dislocated Workers

NWI-Workforce-Board-logoThe U.S. Department of Labor awarded the Center of Workforce Innovations on behalf of the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board (NWIWB) and other partner cities of Midwest Urban Strategies (MUS), with nearly $8 million in Trade and Economic Transition Dislocated Worker grant funding to help mature dislocated workers reconnect with employment in growth occupations and industries.

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A Teachers Credit Union Employee Spotlight: Stephany Leonard


At Teachers Credit Union, community involvement is key. Stephany Leonard, Service Center Manager for the Valparaiso Roosevelt location, has been with TCU for over two years. Leonard knows firsthand what that community involvement means to someone and uses her support from TCU to do more.

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Addison Pointe Employee of the Month September: Ashley Minder


This month’s Addison Pointe Health & Rehabilitation Center’s Employee of the Month is Ashley Minder. She has worked for Addison Pointe for five and half years.

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NIPSCO Names New Leaders for Regulatory, Electric Operations and Major Customer Teams to Better Serve Its Customers

rot2Northern Indiana Public Service Company LLC (NIPSCO), a subsidiary of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), announced today the selection of three Indiana-based leaders to oversee key business functions aimed to further enhance the company’s efforts to improve service to the nearly 1.2 million electric and natural gas customers across northern Indiana. The appointments are effective immediately.

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The Lakes of Valparaiso Employee Spotlight: Kandice Ausdemore


A leasing consultant is one of the first faces that potential residents see when they arrive at an apartment community, and the consultants therefore serve a very important purpose. At The Lakes of Valpo, leasing consultants are not only just trying to show off the apartments, they’re also hoping to make a connection and find the best possible option for an interested resident.

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Muller Acura Merrillville Employee Spotlight: Neeley Stephan

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Business Manager of Muller Acura of Merrillville, Neeley Stephan, has been a part of the Acura family for about three months now. Even in that short time frame, Stephan has still found a way to leave a substantial mark on the growth of their company.

As business manager, her main duties are handling paperwork before and after a sale, meeting and greeting customers, and being heavily involved within the sale process.

“If you are buying a vehicle, I will definitely see you. We will go over all the paperwork, and then you leave with your car,” Stephan said.

Stephan quickly found a home at Muller Acura. With sixteen years of car dealership experience, she believes that Acura’s family values between employees and commitment to their trustworthy mission statement...

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Jim Bolka of Von Tobel Aids Customers with Expertise and Understanding


Jim Bolka has been with Von Tobel in some capacity for over 17 years, providing expertise and knowledge for customers. As a Plumbing Design Specialist and Fireplace Sales Associate, Bolka spent 16 years at the Michigan City store before moving over to Valparaiso just over a year ago.

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


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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An Industrial Revolution Employee Spotlight: Staci Herrmann


In the restaurant business, quality servers are incredibly important. As one of the first faces a guest will see, it’s important to have the right people at the front of the house and providing outstanding service that anticipates a guest’s needs.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana Welcomes New Program Director for South Haven Club


Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana is proud to announce Bradley Treadway as the Program Director for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s South Haven Club. While new to the position, Brad is not new to Boys & Girls Clubs. In 2013, Brad was hired as a Youth Development Professional for the Cedar Lake Club. While his main responsibilities at the Cedar Lake Club focused on healthy lifestyle programming in the Club’s gymnasium and running leagues, he also helped in other program areas and also worked at the Club’s front desk ensuring Club members checked in and out of the Club safely.

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Valpo Parks Director, John Seibert, Receives IU Distinguished Alumni Award


On September 28, the Indiana University School of Public Health will award Valpo Parks Director, John Seibert, the W.W. Patty Distinguished Alumni Award. This award is the oldest and most prestigious alumni recognition bestowed by the School of Public Health to a graduate who has demonstrated outstanding personal and professional achievement in his or her career. Since the award's inception in 1976, recipients have characterized the ideals set forth by the School's first dean, Willard W. Patty. Under his leadership, the School rose to national stature and produced some of the finest professionals in their fields. This award is presented annually in his honor by the School of Public Health Alumni Association Board.

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