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Bucher Technologies Employee Spotlight: Anna Funk


Like many of her past jobs, Anna Funk’s position as a service coordinator for Bucher Technologies in Valparaiso came to be completely by chance.

“It seems like every job I’ve had has happened by chance. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten a job through an official interview. I definitely feel that God has a plan, and if I just relax, things will happen as they’re supposed to,” Funk said.

Funk took a big jump before winding up at Bucher Technologies. Before her neighbor, Isabelle Smaroff, had passed along her resume to Ben and Tim Bucher, she worked as a teacher for about 20 years.

“I was ready for something different. Teaching had changed a bit, and I felt like I wanted to venture out,” she said.

Some of Funk’s daily duties in the office include coordinating customers’ needs with the...

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An Industrial Revolution Employee Spotlight: Alex Forsberg


Alex Forsberg loves to stay busy. Luckily, she found the perfect job at one of the Region’s most popular restaurants – Industrial Revolution. Forsberg is a food runner and expediter at the eatery and grill that makes a spectacle of “Saluting America’s Greatness.”

Most of her job consists of darting around the restaurant, bringing food to tables, providing the kitchen with information, and making sure customers have everything they need.

“I was a server at another restaurant prior to starting here and it was slower,” she said. “I like when things are fast paced so that I’m not just sitting around. That gives us all the opportunity to work as a team, which is nice because that’s a big part of what makes working at this restaurant great.”

Forsberg began working at Industrial Revolution a little over a year ago. Over...

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Chester, Inc. promotes technician to engineer

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Chester, Inc. Information Technologies is proud to announce Michael Sikora, Systems Technician, has earned promotion in the Technologies division to Systems Engineer.

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Lifecare Center of the Willows employee spotlight on Jill Adank


Since 1997, Jill Adank has served the region through various positions within the scope of respiratory care. Her passion for practicing within the senior community however, came when she least expected it.

"At my previous position, I had worked with a senior living community through a partnership with a hospital. That was my first experience with seniors as a respiratory therapist" said Adank.

Adank serves as a newly added discipline to Life Care Centers of the Willows as their official registered respiratory therapist (RRT). She currently works between but not limited to three Life Care Facilities: Willows, Michigan City, and Hammond-Whiting. Ultimately, Jill provides continuing education to staff in the field of respiratory care. She also makes recommendations...

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Methodist Hospitals Appoints New Assistant Vice Presidents

Methodist-Hospitals-Appoints-New-Assistant-Vice-Presidents-2019bKim Innes has served as Methodist Hospital’s Orthopedic Service Line Director for more than six years. She has more than 20 years of successful strategic planning, business development and team building experience in the healthcare industry, such as the development of the Northwest Indiana Orthopedic-Spine Institute at Methodist, including its total joint replacement and sports medicine programs. She also spearheaded the opening of the Methodist Hospitals CareFirst clinics in Crown Point and Merrillville. Innes holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.

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Megan Cleary Named as Centier Bank Senior Compliance Auditor, Officer

Megan-Cleary-Named-as-Centier-Bank-Senior-Compliance-Auditor-OfficerMichael E. Schrage, President and CEO of Centier Bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Megan Cleary as Senior Compliance Auditor, Officer at the bank’s Corporate Centre.

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Branch Manager Ashley Fedak Named Assistant Vice President at Centier Bank

Branch-Manager-Ashley-Fedak-Named-Assistant-Vice-President-at-Centier-BankMichael E. Schrage, President and CEO of Centier Bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ashley Fedak as an Assistant Vice President of the bank.

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St. Mary Medical Center CEO Janice Ryba Honored as Business Person of the Year by Hobart Chamber of Commerce

St-Mary-Medical-Center-CEO-Janice-Ryba-Honored-as-Business-Person-of-the-Year-by-Hobart-Chamber-of-Commerce“Healthcare is about everyone working together as a team for the benefit of patients,” St. Mary Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Janice Ryba explained to business leaders at a recent chamber event. “Our vision is to be an exceptional choice for high quality healthcare in the communities we serve.”

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Hospitality Manager Bob Lueder Named Officer at Centier Bank

Hospitality-Manager-Bob-Lueder-Named-Officer-at-Centier-Bank-2019Michael E. Schrage, President and CEO of Centier Bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Lueder as an Officer with Centier Bank.

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Billy Atherton Brings Operational Knowledge to Terry's Discount Windows & More


It’s that time of year when the weather gets cooler and we start thinking about winterizing our homes. Generally, we shore up the loose ends in our homes to preserve the heat and keep the cold at bay. The most effective way to do this is to make sure that you have proper windows that are designed to be energy efficient. After all, the more heat they keep in, the less power you have to use to heat your home.

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Jeff Lewis Named Shive-Hattery Chicago & NW Indiana VP & Office Director

Jeff-Lewis-Named-Shive-Hattery-Chicago-and-NW-Indiana-VP-and-Office-DirectorShive-Hattery announced today that Jeff Lewis will succeed Spero Valavanis as Vice President and Office Director of the Chicago & Valparaiso design offices. He will transition from his role as Chicago Team Leader.

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