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BucherTech Now Your Home for Microsoft Academic Volume Licensing!

AERCertificateBucherTech is now certified to sell Microsoft Academic Volume Licensing to Qualified Education Users!

Work in the education field? Give them a call at 219-465-4500 to see if your organization qualifies for discounted Microsoft licensing products!

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Urschel Launches New Chinese Website

UrschelChineseSiteUrschel, the global leader in food cutting technology, recently launched a new Chinese website ( to benefit food processors in Eastern Asia. The new site offers improved functionality, design, and navigation. The Chinese site delivers relevant content to food processors seeking to learn more about Urschel cutting equipment. New website features include an improved homepage look and cleaner layout. 

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Public Invited to Participate in Orion Spacecraft Launch Viewing Event

Attendees to learn about Orion, view prerecorded launch

Challenger-Learning-CenterThe Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana is hosting an Orion First Flight Viewing Event to celebrate the first test flight of NASA’s new spacecraft, Orion, on Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. Orion’s first mission is Exploration Flight Test-1.

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Ask Jack: Not Very Pretty in Pink

ask-jack-rotatorThis week on “Ask Jack”: bathtub buildup. Jack tells us how to best remove lime scale from pipes.

Hines Plumbing is a fully licensed and insured plumbing company serving Valparaiso since 2000. They pride themselves on being prompt, clean and thoughtful professionals with over 50 years of combined experience. So you can rest assured that your questions are being answered by a man who knows his stuff.

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Go to Holley's For Your Fall Cleanup Needs


Fall is in full swing, and that means leaves...everywhere. Do you have time to rake all of those leaves up? No? Then call Holley's Landscaping. We will come and clean up your yard and keep it in tip top shape so you don't have to worry about a thing.

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Youth Enterprise Academy at Hammond INnovation Center Helps Foster Young Minds

hic-yea-1The Youth Enterprise Academy, a program of the Hammond Development Corporation, fosters young entrepreneurs through real entrepreneurial experiences for kids ranging from middle school to high school age. The students collaborate on real entrepreneurial projects that enable them to earn money as student businesses. They gain professional management experience by operating their business in all areas of budget, production, product design, and marketing. The YEA meets monthly on Saturday but also extends its business operations to student internships.

There are several objectives of this program that benefit both the participants and community:

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HUB of INnovation Opens as Extension of Hammond Innovation Center

hub-opens-1The HUB of Innovation, located at 5233 Hohman Ave., is an extension of the Hammond Innovation Center also managed by the Hammond Development Corporation. HUB is a new avenue for cultivating business and job creation through small business development and internship opportunities. It provides the resources to begin transition and developing interns into small business owners and career employees of Hammond businesses while assisting the business tenants with their expansion and growth.

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