Valparaiso is home to a host of successful and community-minded businesses that drive our economy and improve the Region through the services they provide, the jobs they bring, the development they create, and the variety of events they host. Here is our roundup of the top ten stories in business for the year!
Tim Rice of Lakeside Wealth Management Receives Recognition for Community Service
Tim Rice noted that when the Executive Director of Invest in Others called to let him know he was a finalist for their Community Service Award, she probably wondered if he was still on the phone. He was speechless that his work, much of which lies with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana, could be considered the same caliber as others nominated by this amazing organization.
A Teachers Credit Union Employee Spotlight: Stephany Leonard
At Teachers Credit Union, community involvement is key. Stephany Leonard, Service Center Manager for the Valparaiso Roosevelt location, has been with TCU for over two years. Leonard knows firsthand what that community involvement means to someone and uses her support from TCU to do more.
Ryan Kotys of Kotys Wealth Professionals, a Teammate to Clients
The role of a financial advisor comes with a lot of responsibilty. Ryan Kotys, Financial Advisor for Kotys Wealth Professionals, summarized his job description in the clearest and most innovative way: "As an advisor, my goals are really to be a teammate of our clients," Kotys said.
UnitedHealthcare Fosters a Strong Connection With Brokers in Northwest Indiana While Engaging With the Community
Whether it is for your car, home, or health, everyone needs insurance to keep life on track. One of Northwest Indiana's long-time providers of insurance, UnitedHealthcare, visited Sand Creek Country Club for a community relations event to not only reveal new policies, but also to give back to the community it has served so long.
Oak Partners, Inc. Connects with Clients at Sunset Social
Oak Partners, Inc. is well-known for the excellent retirement and wealth advice they offer their clients, but they are even more popular for the many social events they hold throughout the year. This Thursday, they invited their clients to the Sunset Social on the beautiful patio of the Lighthouse Restaurant just off of Cedar Lake. The event was a hit for all in attendance, complete with good food, cocktails, and a beautiful sunset.
McAfee Animal Hospital Receives AAHA Accreditation 32 Years in a Row!
At McAfee Animal Hospital, they know that our furry friends are more than just animals; they are a part of the family. With American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accreditation for 2017, the hospital continues to ensure that local pets get the care they need.
Meet the Ladies of Century 21 Alliance Group of Valparaiso
As we anxiously await for spring to decide to make her appearance, many are looking forward to new beginnings. Whether it's to spot buds on the trees, drive with the windows down, or to purchase a new home, spring brings a feeling of renewal to the Region.
Dr. Jill Butler of Valparaiso Animal Hospital Talks About Caring for Valpo's Pets and Their Upcoming Chester Inc Built Facility
Caring for the fluffy companions of Valparaiso area residents is a challenging job, but one which Dr. Jill Butler is excited about taking on when she comes into work each day. However, having the right facility can also make all the difference for a veterinary practice, and with the new facility currently under construction by Chester Architectural & Construction Services, Dr. Butler and staff have a lot to look forward to.
NITCO to Provide Chesterton Fiber Optic Network in Spring
Northwestern Indiana Telephone Company, otherwise known as NITCO, held a groundbreaking ceremony at Thomas Centennial Park in downtown Chesterton for the new Chesterton Fiber Optic Network Thursday afternoon. Created by the town of Chesterton, the network provides an economic advantage to businesses in town compared to others in the surrounding area, and NITCO has been selected as the main provider company through the Chesterton Fiber Optic Network, or CFON.
Gary Hartman of Hartman Global IP Law Teaches Purdue Students How to Protect Their Innovations
Educating the next generation is vital to ensuring a secure and successful future for our children, which is why Gary Hartman of Hartman Global has been going to Purdue University for the past few years to speak with students there. This past November, Hartman went to the ABE-490 class at Purdue to speak with students there about the importance of intellectual property law and the dynamic changes it has seen over the years.