Top 10 Business Stories on LaPorteCountyLife in 2016

Top 10 Business Stories on LaPorteCountyLife in 2016
By: Brett Fuller Last Updated: December 7, 2016

We published several hundred business stories to the LaPorteCountyLife.com Business section this year. Stories on great local businesses to awards and more in Northwest Indiana were fair game for good news.

Have a good story to share? It is still as easy as ever to share your business story with us! Just send an email to share@nwindianalife.com and we’ll be on it!

Without further ado (and in no particular order), here are your Top 10 Business Stories in Northwest Indiana from 2016!

Artspace-Opening-1Artspace Uptown Artist Lofts Open In Downtown Michigan City
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The new Artspace Uptown Artist Lofts in downtown Michigan City opened their doors on Thursday evening for viewing, refreshments and self-guided tours. This was the first look at the splendidly remodeled Warren Building that was previously vacant for 25 years.

American-Renolit-50th-Anniversary-Celebration-01American Renolit Holds the 50th Anniversary Celebration and Makes a Huge Announcement
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For the 50th birthday bash the administration of Renolit invited leading members of the La Porte community over to their home on Boyd Blvd. Like any good host they served food, gave tours, and provided entertainment. They even had a gift to give the entire city.

Hire-a-Slicer-2016La Porte Business and Education Come Together to Create ‘Hire A Slicer’ Program
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The Business and Education Partnership Menu is a partnership between the Greater La Porte Economic Development Corporation, the Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce, the City of La Porte and La Porte Community School Corporation which seeks to open lines of communication and connect La Porte businesses with the school corporation.

EDCMC-Awards-2016-1Economic Development Corporation of Michigan City Celebrates Supporters with Business Investment and Anniversary Awards
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On Thursday, the Economic Development Corporation of Michigan City held their 2016 Business Investment Awards at the Blue Chip Casino’s Stardust Event Center where local businesses and organizations gathered to honor those private entities who are making a difference in the community with their recent and continued investment.

Patricks-Grille-1-Year-Event-01Patrick's Grille Hits the 1 Year Mark With an Outdoor Celebration
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This past Tuesday night, Patrick’s Grille of Michigan City celebrated their one year anniversary with an outdoor bash. Attendees were invited to enjoy the restaurant from the inside out, from their beautiful worldly inspired fine dining room and bar, to the outside where the restaurant entertained guests with delicious appetizers and live entertainment.

IKORCC-PinBanquet-2016-3IKORCC “Pinpoints” What it Means to Have Dedication with Annual Pin Banquet
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As an annual tradition, members of the Carpenters Local #1485 of LaPorte, Indiana gathered at Blue Chip Casino to recognize years of service, leadership, and economic accomplishments.

Michael-Mullen-a-Dedicated-Salesman-Working-for-a-Dedicated-Company-01Michael Mullen: a Dedicated Salesman Working for a Dedicated Company
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Sales manager Michael Mullen is as dedicated to La Porte Chrysler as the company is to La Porte itself. Mullen has spent 41 years of his life working. Thanks to his dedication, La Porte Chrysler has benefited in almost every single department.

EDCMC-Welcomes-Katie-Eaton-as-New-Economic-Development-ManagerEDCMC Welcomes Katie Eaton as New Economic Development Manager
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The Economic Development Corporation of Michigan City recently welcomed Katie Eaton as their new Economic Development Manager. Eaton, who was born and raised in Michigan City, is well suited to the position where she will be able to utilize her extensive background in client relationships, education, communication and workforce development.

Dawn-Zigler-New-01Meridian Title’s Dawn Zigler: Working to Build Relationships and the Community
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Whether it’s within the financial industry or the community, ‘giving back’ has been something that Meridian Title Corporation’s Dawn Zigler has felt strongly about throughout her career.

EDCMC-ROC-1La Porte County Economic Development Corporations Host Private Partners At ‘Circle Of Investors’
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The Economic Development Corporation of Michigan City and the Greater La Porte Economic Development Corporation hosted their annual ‘Circle Of Investors’ reception on Thursday evening at the Pottawattomie Country Club in Michigan City. The reception gave the two local Economic Development Corporations a chance to meet with their private investors and let them know how their contributions have had a positive impact on the region.