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Center of Workforce Innovation Held their 2nd Annual Construction & Skilled Trades Day


From building walls, to virtual welding, more than 1,300 students from around the region participated in hands-on demonstrations for the 2nd Annual Construction & Skilled Trades Day.

For many, the decision of what to do after high school can be challenging. Especially for those who don’t necessarily want to go to college.

2018CenterforWorkforce2.pngThe collaboration with Center of Workforce Innovation, Northwest Indiana Workforce Board and Indiana Plan, brought more than a dozen local trades and journeymen who created exhibits to showcase the various career paths available in Northwest Indiana.

“There’s stuff here I’m actually interested in,” Epps added. “This is showing me...

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5 Questions to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Financial Planner

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Choosing a financial advisor is an important decision, and you should treat it as carefully as you would any major decision. The choice to turn to a professional to help plan life’s financial trajectory shows a wise desire for preparation and foresight. Once that initial decision is made, it’s time to consider the details: what are you looking for in a financial planner? What certifications can an advisor possess that will benefit your specific needs? How are the services charged? With the help of Kotys Wealth Professionals and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), we’ve narrowed down five lines of questions to consider when choosing a financial planner.

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Trout Glass and Mirror, Inc. Now Hiring Commercial Glazier


Trout-Glass-Now-Hiring-2018Commercial Glazier (Union) - We offer great benefits and a friendly work environment. We are a growing glass and glazing company based in Valparaiso, IN that offers competitive wages and benefits along with reasonable hours.

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The Preserve Chesterton by Steiner Homes


ThePreserveChesterton-2018Nestled on 90 acres of untouched wooded landscape, hosting 89 planned residences just minutes from Chesterton, The Preserve offers the tranquility and commute convenience.

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Black Friday Auto Loan Special through Nov. 27th at REGIONAL Federal Credit Union


REGIONAL-FCU-Black-Friday-Auto-Loan-Special-2018This year, give yourself the gift of a great Auto Loan rate - as low as 2.74% APR* for any term up to 72 months, new, used or refinance.

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NorthShore Health Centers Employee in the Spotlight: Dr. Andi Arnautovic

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NorthShore Health Centers, one of the Region’s leading providers in providing comprehensive and affordable healthcare, just got even stronger thanks to a fantastic addition to their team. Dr. Andi Arnautovic, M.D., a veteran family physician with nearly three decades of experience, has just recently come aboard as NorthShore’s new Medical Director.

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Community Hospital Welcomes Practitioners to Physician Network


Community-Hospital-Welcomes-Practitioners-to-Physician-Network-2018Community Hospital recently welcomed new physicians to the Community Care Network, Inc. (CCNI) team of physicians. The CCNI physicians of Community Healthcare System are closely affiliated with Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.

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Young Drivers: The Basics

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Bobby, before you drive to pick up Christina for the Winter Formal, you need to know some car basics. You may think you know everything, but just in case, we joined forces with Currie Motors Ford of Valpo to make sure you’re equipped with everything you need to know about how your car works, which preventative maintenance techniques are a must, and how to be a smart driver!

Car Engine Oil: What is it Good For?

What is oil really for, you ask? Why, to keep your engine cool, lubricated, and clean! That’s why oil changes are important. A lack of oil leads to lacquer and carbonaceous deposits (thermal degradation), varnish and sludge (oxidation), and a plethora of soot and tar (compression heating)! A dirtier engine leads to problems galore, including the potential for it to...

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Sauers Buick GMC Collision Center

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Few things in life are more stressful than a car accident. This is true for both minor fender benders and serious crashes; dealing with insurance companies, rental cars, and of course, repairs. Naturally, people want their problems resolved as quickly and painlessly as possible. That’s why Sauers Buick GMC Collision Center does everything it can to take the stress from managing the aftermath of an accident onto its shoulders, giving customers a quick and easy transition into their newly repaired vehicle.

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Horizon Banks Healthcare Savings Accounts FAQs


Horizon-Banks-Healthcare-Savings-Accounts-FAQs-2018If you have a health insurance plan with a high deductible, you may want to set up a Healthcare Savings Account (HSA) to complement it. Not sure if it’s a fit for you? Here’s an overview to help you decide.

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Marc Ruiz of Oak Partners, Mind on Money: Finding Hope Post-Election


Marc-Ruiz What if last Tuesday was just what the doctor ordered for investors and our nation? For the most part, there were no logical surprises in the mid-term elections this week. The models, and history, all indicated the Democrats should take the House of Representatives, and the pre-election numbers in the Senate gave virtually no chance of a flip.

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