Notre Dame Alum Shares Success as Entrepreneur

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Being a homeowner can be an awfully stressful job. There’s routine maintenance, home improvement projects, keeping track of all the items in the home, and a slew of other things to keep up with. Oddly enough, all of these tasks and items are usually locked inside the head … Read More

Kosciusko Kickstart Kicking Off This Summer

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“As I have chatted with you for the last year and a half, we need to address the skilled labor pool,” Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation President George Robertson said to the Kosciusko Redevelopment Commission on April 10. “Every prospect wants to know how much skilled labor you have … Read More

Fort Wayne Company Reaches Funding Goal

Targamite LLC, a privately held company, announced today it has secured $325,000 in raised capital. The robotics company produces advanced tactical training platforms, including the world’s first portable, computer-controlled target system – called the Targabot – with both predictable and unpredictable behavioral characteristics. Elevate Ventures led the round … Read More

Indiana Unemployment Rate Decreases

Indiana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped 0.4 percent to 6.4 percent in January and is now at the lowest point since September 2008 (6.3 percent). The rate of unemployment in Indiana remains below all neighboring states and is now lower than the national rate by 0.2 percent. Prior … Read More

Parkview Health Introduces Leadership Changes

Parkview Health recently introduced several structural changes focused on helping to improve the health and well-being of northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio. Sue Ehinger, serving as president of Parkview Regional Medical Center and Parkview Hospital Randallia from 2012 until January of 2014, has recently transitioned into the newly … Read More

Elkhart Monaco Closes Without Notice

Nearly 125 workers are affected by a Florida company’s decision to close a plant in Elkhart. According to Fox 28 in South Bend, employees were “blindsided” Monday when Monaco Towable RV closed without notice. It is owned by Florida-based Allied Specialty Vehicles, which says it has decided to … Read More

Automotive Unlimited Named ‘Member Of The Month’

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The February Warsaw/Kosciusko County Chamber of Commerce Member of the Month is Automotive Unlimited Body Shop located at 101 Plum Street, Leesburg. Bob Barth began the business 40 years ago this year and his son Eric Barth works along side of Bob.  Automotive Unlimited Body Shop offers services … Read More

Elkhart Company Announces Record Breaking Contract

Transhield, Inc. recently announced that it was awarded an $8.3 million contract to supply protective covers for more than 4,500 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles in the U.S. Army fleet. The contract also includes covers for 217 U.S. Navy MRAPs, U.S. Marine Corps Light Armored Vehicles (LAVs), … Read More

Passion, Purpose & Profit: To Do Different, You Need To Know Different

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Don Roulo is the CEO (Chief Encouragement Officer) of Life Quest. He is a life, career and business coach as well as a Certified 48 Days Workshop Facilitator. He travels nationally and internationally to conduct business and career training as well as marriage and family workshops. By DON … Read More

Farmland Values Rise Despite Previous Drought


Last year’s drought did little to slow the pace of rising farmland values and cash rents. They are up this year in a big way again, according to a Purdue University study. The drought last year sent corn and soybean prices soaring to all-time highs, which, along with … Read More

Trucking Companies In A Jam Over New Regulations

New federal regulations aimed at reducing crashes from sleep-deprived drivers have put tractor trailers in a jam of a different sort—amounting to a loss in productivity, says the Indiana Motor Truck Association (IMTA). The organization’s vice president, Barbara Hunt, says stricter rules that shorten the workweek are not … Read More

Zimmer Reports Profit Drops

Zimmer Holdings Inc. today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30. The company reported second quarter net sales of $1.17 billion, an increase of 4 percent reported and an increase of 5.5 percent constant currency over the second quarter of 2012. Diluted earnings per share for … Read More

Elkhart County Boasts Highest Employment Increase

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Elkhart County, Ind., posted the largest increase in employment from September 2011 to September 2012. According to bureau, the ranking is a result of rising employment in the counties manufacturing sector, which added more than 4,700 jobs in 2011-2012. This … Read More

Farmland Taxes Rise Despite Drought


Despite a season of drought and poor harvest, Indiana’s farmland owners will pay higher property taxes in 2014. According to Purdue Extension agricultural economist Larry DeBoer, the higher tax rate comes on the heels of an increase in the base rate for assessed land value. The base rate, … Read More

Ivy Tech Selects New Associated VP

Ivy Tech Corporate College has announced that Tim Harris will be serving as the college’s Associate Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Harris will provide overall leadership for sales and marketing initiatives of Ivy Tech Corporate College with a specific focus on companies within Indiana in order to … Read More

Indianapolis Retailers Play Pivotal Role In 2013 Super Bowl

One year after hosting the Super Bowl, Indianapolis will again have connections to the event. Three companies based in the city will play major roles in the days leading up to Sunday’s game in New Orleans. MainGate Chief Executive Officer Dave Moroknek says running retail and merchandise locations … Read More