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Cristal Brisco Named to Centier Bank Board of Directors

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Michael E. Schrage, President and CEO of Centier Bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Cristal Brisco as a new member of Centier’s Board of Directors.

Brisco is an executive-experienced attorney and currently serves as Magistrate Judge for the St. Joseph Circuit Court. Previously, she has served as General Counsel for the Corporation of Saint Mary’s College - Notre Dame and Chief Legal Counsel for Mayor Pete Buttigieg through the City of South Bend’s Executive Branch.

“I am excited to join the leadership team at Centier Bank and helping support its mission of being a community partner throughout Indiana,” explained Brisco. “Centier’s commitment to building communities through banking, financial literacy, and volunteerism is exemplary, and I look forward to contributing to the...

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Alex Knudson named Addison Pointe May 2019 Employee of the Month

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Alex Knudson was named the May 2019 Addison Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Employee of the Month after being nominated by her peers. Knudson is a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) and has enrolled this fall at Ivy Tech to begin classes toward becoming a nurse. As a CNA at Addison Pointe, Knudson is responsible daily care of residents, including assisting them with dressing, bathing, eating, and other activities of daily life, helping them prepare for medical appointments and therapy sessions, and engaging with them socially and professionally throughout the day.

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Laura Whitfield: One of the Dedicated Employees Behind Levin Tire & Service Center

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Laura Whitfield is constantly in “go- mode” at Levin Tire & Service Center in Highland. With nearly seven years of experience, she knows the ins and outs of working in the tire industry and is fully capable of handling anything that is thrown at her. Whitfield’s business card might say Human Resources, but she also works with Quality Assurance, Customer Service, and as an Assistant alongside the General Manager.

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Kathi Tilling continues to bring inclusion and diversity in new position at Horizon Bank

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Horizon is pleased to announce Kathi Tilling as their new Diversity and Inclusion Officer. This recently created position reflects Horizon’s deep commitment to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion for all Horizon Advisors, customers, vendors, and the communities they serve.

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A Tippecanoe State Park Employee Spotlight: Vernon Gillum


2019-vernon-ESRarely do we find our passions early on in life. Sticking with that passion and making it a career is even rarer. For Vernon Gillum, Property Manager at Tippecanoe River State Park, there was never any question that he would find a career somewhere in the natural world.

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Kelsey’s Steak House Employee Spotlight: Mike Aguilar

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It took Mike Aguilar, Kitchen Manager at Kelsey’s Steak House, two years to perfect cooking a steak. A short time, really, in his long career. Putting the time into perfecting a steak proves Aguilar’s dedication and passion for the restaurant business.

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FSSA Secretary Jennifer Walthall Receives National Impact Award


Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Secretary Jennifer Walthall, M.D., M.P.H. is this year’s Jerry W. Friedman Health and Human Services Impact Award winner. The Impact Award is presented annually by the American Public Human Services Association. It was created in honor of Friedman, who served as executive director of APHSA from 2001 to 2010 following decades of various leadership roles in human services. Dr. Walthall received the award this week at APHSA’s National Health and Human Services Summit in Washington, D.C.

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Marty Terry Employee Spotlight – Teachers Credit Union

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Martin Terry, known more often as Marty, is the man you need to talk to about money. With over 30 years of experience in the realms of financial decision making, Terry has dealt with it all. As a financial planner at Teachers Credit Union, Terry has experience in personal finance, trust funds, and investments. He works with TCU members every day and takes pride in the credit union’s culture where all team members make it their responsibility to see their clients succeed financially.

Terry grew up in the suburbs of Detroit and went on to graduate with a finance degree from Central Michigan University. Although he admits he had “dreams of being a park ranger freshman year” he would eventually go on to get a master’s degree in finance as well. Terry’s first job out of college was at a large national bank in...

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A McAfee Animal Hospital Employee Spotlight: Dr. Larry McAfee

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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

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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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