Among the many surprises that 2020 brought, it was local business, acts of kindness, new developments, life-changing innovations, and workers of all kinds coming together to create projects to better the community that gave those of us in LaPorte County a lot to be thankful for. The chaos of 2020 allowed us to publish hundreds of articles, giving our supporters a virtual reminder that we are here to spread the good, even when the world tries to do otherwise.
In no particular order, here are the top 10 business articles from LaPorteCounty.Life in 2020:
When Paladin Inc.’s Industrial Program, which provided job opportunities to people with disabilities in the Region, closed in late August, interim President Kim Latchford went into creative thinking mode in order to continue serving their clients.
La Porte-based plastic manufacturing company American RENOLIT has welcomed new employees to its team. Focused on building a team dedicated to teamwork and hard work, these new team members are important additions as the company continues to innovate and expand.
Harley-Davidson of Valparaiso and Michigan City are pleased to welcome eight new employees to their teams. These new team members come to the Valparaiso and Michigan City locations from Harley-Davidson Calumet in Munster, Indiana, which closed its doors on September 30, 2020. With them comes years of experience in the industry and a passion for motorcycles that define the Harley-Davidson of Valparaiso and Michigan City cultures.
Flaherty & Collins Properties broke ground for The Banks, a $35 million mixed-use development that will bring a high-end apartment complex and retail space to NewPorte Landing in the City of La Porte.
The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) is dedicated to empowering residents in and around La Porte to live healthy and well, with the goal of becoming one of Indiana’s top 10 healthiest communities by 2030.
When you think of cities growing, you usually think about population, but Michigan City recently expanded its land, annexing 425 acres for future development.
When Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones, LLP opened its doors over a century ago, the commitment to serving the La Porte and Northwest Indiana communities was built into its foundation. But it was the team of experienced attorneys that gave the firm its reputation as one that deeply understands the region’s institutions, economy, and courts, providing the knowledge of how to solve the unique challenges their clients face every day.
Rural King, America's Farm and Home Store, will open a new location in the Maple Lane Mall in La Porte. Located at 1340 West State Rd 2, this renovation to the once-bustling mall will be a promising development in city revitalization.
Planning for what happens to your assets when you pass can be tricky, and even difficult to begin thinking about, but the Unity Foundation of La Porte County offers practical advice and an easy online tool to get the conversations – and the documents - going.
When the Schrage family founded the Bank of Whiting (aka Centier Bank) in 1895, it was intended to benefit a growing community. 125 years later, Centier Bank prides itself on being a true community bank, improving the lives of people who live and work in Indiana.