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Jim Concato Awarded Cancer Control Champion by the Indiana Cancer Consortium


Jim-Concato-Awarded-Cancer-Control-Champion-by-the-Indiana-Cancer-Consortium-2018Jim Concato, Director of Oncology Services at Methodist Hospitals, was one of six healthcare professionals awarded 2018 Cancer Control Champion by the Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC). He was awarded this honor for exhibiting leadership in implementing the ICC Cancer Control Plan through participation in action teams, and local cancer coalitions.

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Three Family Medicine Physicians Join Franciscan Physician Network in Michigan City


Three-Family-Medicine-Physicians-Join-Franciscan-Physician-Network-in-Michigan-City_01 Franciscan Physician Network is meeting the increasing need for primary care physicians with the addition of three board certified family medicine doctors in Michigan City.

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Meet Mike Fish, Volunteer for Porter County CASA Child Advocates

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Over the years, Mike Fish has become a huge proponent for the CASA family, as he takes time out of his incredibly full schedule as an attorney to work with broken families in the community.

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Marc Ruiz of Oak Partners, Mind on Money: How to Appeal Your Property Taxes


Marc-Ruiz Between 30 percent and 60 percent of taxable property has an inflated assessment, which may lead to higher property tax bills. Moreover, typically fewer than 5 percent of taxpayers dispute their assessment.¹

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Teachers Credit Union Employee Spotlight: Nicole Alcorn

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Teachers Credit Union has been committed to giving back to the community to ensure the areas they serve achieve financial success. Last year alone, TCU gave back more than $750k to communities. Nicole Alcorn, mother of two and  Senior Vice President and Chief Experience Officer has been with the company for almost two years. Alcorn emphasizes the importance of supporting the community that she's called home for the last 18 years.

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Des Plaines Office Equipment Companies to Re-Brand Under New Name Pulse Technology; Change to Take Place in January 2019


Pulse-TechnologyA well-known Greater Chicago business, Des Plaines Office Equipment and its northern Indiana affiliates, Kramer & Leonard McShane’s, will soon operate under a new common name, Pulse Technology (http://pulsetechnology.com).

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New Emailing System Streamlines Service at Johnny On The Spot

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One of the most important parts of running a business is customer service. The best and most thriving businesses keep customer service on a high tier, taking the time to examine and answer clients’ questions and treat them with respect and consideration. Johnny On The Spot is no exception.

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Residences at Coffee Creek Provides Residents with Local Flavors, Like Running Vines Winery

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One of the many features that sets Residences at Coffee Creek apart from other senior living communities is their attention to detail. This is especially apparent when it comes to the dining experience available to seniors. Incorporating locally sourced flavors with comforting options, Residences at Coffee Creek sets out to enhance quality of life for residents and their visitors’ experience.

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Our Partners of Life: The New and Upcoming

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Heading into our tenth year, the Life Sites continue to experience tremendous growth with an audience of over 65,000 readers and good news flowing from over 150 entities that we partner with. There is definitely no shortage of great and fantastic things happening across the region! Without further ado, I’d like to welcome some of the new and upcoming Partners of Life to our media family! Caution--GREAT news below:

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Strack and Van Til Thanks Vendors for Stocking our Shelves at Annual Vendor Christmas Party

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On Wednesday, Strack and Van Til hosted their annual Vendor Christmas Party for all of their vendors who regularly stock the popular grocery stores we shop at. The Vendor Christmas Party was held at St. James Hall in Highland. Representatives from each vendor company were able to enjoy a long buffet full of different meats and side dishes, including a festive table full of a variety of desserts.

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Appointment of Robert J. Franko as President and CEO of VNA of Northwest Indiana


Appointment-of-Robert-J-Franko-as-President-and-CEO-of-VNA-of-Northwest-IndianaRobert J. Franko, currently CEO of HealthFirst Bluegrass Community Health Center in Lexington, Kentucky, will become President and CEO of VNA of Northwest Indiana effective January 1, 2019. Franko is a native of Northwest Indiana. He was Vice President for Development and Marketing for Porter-Starke Services where he worked from 1996 to 2010. He was Marketing Vice President and National Training Coordinator for Cherokee Health Systems in Knoxville, TN, for six years before joining his present employer. Franko earned his BS and MBA Degrees from Purdue University.

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