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A McAfee Animal Hospital Employee Spotlight: Dr. Larry McAfee


Growing up, Dr. Larry McAfee watched his father saving the lives of people’s beloved animals at McAfee Animal Hospital (MAH). It was almost like becoming a veterinarian was in his blood. Then, in 1975, Dr. Larry joined the practice.

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Addison Pointe March Employee of the Month: Cheryl Bilyak

Addison-Pointe-March-Employee-of-the-Month-Cheryl-BilyakCheryl Bilyak, a registered nurse, has been recognized as the Addison Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center March 2019 Employee of the Month. Bilyak has worked at Addison Pointe for a year, and says she loves the atmosphere.

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Kotys Wealth Professionals host Ambassador Club and client celebration


Kotys Wealth Professionals hosted a glass blowing event for their Ambassador Club at Hot Shop Valpo, this past Thursday evening. The event was a way to share a meaningful experience with their clients, especially those who spread the word of Kotys Wealth Professionals and help to create new clients. There was a hand-blown glass demonstration, appetizers, cocktails, and a special surprise. Ambassador Club members were unaware that the piece of art created before their eyes would be theirs to keep. The large blue vase had an interpretation of the Kotys Wealth Professionals insignia.

“Our clients tend to enjoy artistic pieces,” Wes Kotys, President & CEO of Kotys Wealth Professionals said. “This is a great way to show our appreciation to those who have trusted us with their...

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Nurses celebrated, honored at Porter Regional Hospital


In what Porter Regional Hospital’s lead nursing educator called “The Oscars of Nursing,” the hospital awarded seven honors to local nurses or aids and recognized dozens of their peer nominees at the organization’s annual National Nurses Week Awards & Recognition Ceremony Thursday. The room was filled with emotion, laughter, cheering, and even a heart-felt tear or two for the nurses who care for patients, comfort them, save lives, and give back to their communities.

“Today we are recognizing all nurses at Porter for their dedication to quality patient care and nursing professionalism. We are very excited to convey seven special awards that are the culmination of excellence in nursing over this past year,” said Debra Polster, chair of the nurses’ week committee and Director of Clinical Education and...

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Overhead Door Company of Northwest Indiana Employee Spotlight: Brent Verkler


Brent Verkler experiences a lot of stories. Sometimes they reveal themselves in a garage he enters, other times a client pulls up a chair and fills him in on their lives as he gets to work installing a new garage door opener.

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Opportunity Enterprises Board of Directors Names New CEO

Opportunity-Enterprises-Board-of-Directors-Names-New-CEOThe board of directors is excited to share with you that Neil Samahon has been chosen as the new President/CEO of Opportunity Enterprises. Neil will begin serving in this capacity on July 1st.

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Local Financial Advisor will attend Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. 2019 Leadership Forum

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Officials with financial services firm Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. announced Chesterton financial advisor Clifford E. Bryan has been selected to participate in the firm’s 2019 Leadership Forum.

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Centier Bank Named #5 “Best Place to Work” by Indiana Chamber of Commerce


With an emphasis on building a culture centered around values of Caring, Loyalty, Integrity, Friendship and Fun, Centier is proud to continue its legacy as a “Best Place to Work in Indiana” as it was named fifth in the Large Company category during the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 workplace awards.

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Indiana Chamber Unveils Rankings for the 125 Best Places to Work in Indiana


The Indiana Chamber of Commerce honored 125 companies from across the state tonight at the 2019 Best Places to Work in Indiana celebration dinner. Rankings for the organizations were announced in four categories. Taking the top spot:

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An Industrial Revolution Employee Spotlight: Shawna Brown


Line cooks are some of the most important people within a restaurant, however guests rarely see them in action. They prep ingredients, make sure orders are plated and ready for customers, and do the legwork to keep a hot and busy kitchen running smoothly.

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Terrance Tooks celebrated as Associate of the Year at Porter Regional Hospital

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When Terrance Tooks speaks, you can hear the smile in his voice, which is a good thing, because he spends a lot of time on the phone and talking to people in person. Tooks, from Merrillville, is being celebrated as Porter Regional Hospital’s Associate of the Year. He was chosen for the honor by his peers because of his unwavering commitment to keeping patients at the center of everything he does. Tooks is a financial counselor at the hospital. He is a strong advocate for patients in time of need, and has developed meaningful relationships with professionals at the central billing office so he can effectively assist patients locally with their billing questions.

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