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Megan Myers, Kotys Wealth Professionals’ Point of Contact

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With the large number of clients Kotys Wealth Professionals maintains and continues to accrue, Megan Myers’ role as Director of Client Relations is vital. Acting as the first point of contact between the Kotys Wealth team and customers, Myers has an abundance of connections within her field and the surrounding community. A natural people person, she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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McColly Annual Christmas Party Celebrates a Strong Year

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It was another banner year for the McColly Real Estate team, and they celebrated in style on Thursday with their Annual Christmas Party at Innsbrook Country Club.

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Methodist Hospitals Names New DAISY Award Winners


Methodist-Hospitals-Names-New-DAISY-Award-Winners-12-12-18Nurses are honored with this award three times a year. Patients and visitors may nominate a deserving nurse by filling out a nomination form and dropping it in the special counter top displays at the front desks and inpatient units. Each Daisy Award Honoree is recognized at a public ceremony in her or his unit and receives a certificate of recognition, a DAISY award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled Heart’s Touch. Methodist is proud to announce the winners of the DAISY Award.

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Regional Development Authority Employee Spotlight: Sherri Ziller

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“It’s very humbling and exciting to be part of the positive transformation in Northwest Indiana,” Sherri Ziller said. Since 2013, Ziller has been providing leadership to support economic development and redevelopment as Chief Operating Officer at the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority.

Before starting a career in public service, the Whiting native attended Purdue University Calumet for a bachelor's degree in Political Science and a masters degree in Education. After completing her degree, Ziller was a professor at Kaplan University (now Purdue University Global).

“I absolutely loved teaching, but I wanted to find a way to help the community,” said Ziller. “As much as I loved teaching, I wanted to try something new and challenging that would utilize my political science degree.”

Ziller adds “The RDA was a good...

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Jim Concato Awarded Cancer Control Champion by the Indiana Cancer Consortium


Jim-Concato-Awarded-Cancer-Control-Champion-by-the-Indiana-Cancer-Consortium-2018Jim Concato, Director of Oncology Services at Methodist Hospitals, was one of six healthcare professionals awarded 2018 Cancer Control Champion by the Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC). He was awarded this honor for exhibiting leadership in implementing the ICC Cancer Control Plan through participation in action teams, and local cancer coalitions.

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Three Family Medicine Physicians Join Franciscan Physician Network in Michigan City


Three-Family-Medicine-Physicians-Join-Franciscan-Physician-Network-in-Michigan-City_01 Franciscan Physician Network is meeting the increasing need for primary care physicians with the addition of three board certified family medicine doctors in Michigan City.

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Meet Mike Fish, Volunteer for Porter County CASA Child Advocates

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Over the years, Mike Fish has become a huge proponent for the CASA family, as he takes time out of his incredibly full schedule as an attorney to work with broken families in the community.

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Teachers Credit Union Employee Spotlight: Nicole Alcorn

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Teachers Credit Union has been committed to giving back to the community to ensure the areas they serve achieve financial success. Last year alone, TCU gave back more than $750k to communities. Nicole Alcorn, mother of two and  Senior Vice President and Chief Experience Officer has been with the company for almost two years. Alcorn emphasizes the importance of supporting the community that she's called home for the last 18 years.

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Strack and Van Til Thanks Vendors for Stocking our Shelves at Annual Vendor Christmas Party

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On Wednesday, Strack and Van Til hosted their annual Vendor Christmas Party for all of their vendors who regularly stock the popular grocery stores we shop at. The Vendor Christmas Party was held at St. James Hall in Highland. Representatives from each vendor company were able to enjoy a long buffet full of different meats and side dishes, including a festive table full of a variety of desserts.

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Appointment of Robert J. Franko as President and CEO of VNA of Northwest Indiana


Appointment-of-Robert-J-Franko-as-President-and-CEO-of-VNA-of-Northwest-IndianaRobert J. Franko, currently CEO of HealthFirst Bluegrass Community Health Center in Lexington, Kentucky, will become President and CEO of VNA of Northwest Indiana effective January 1, 2019. Franko is a native of Northwest Indiana. He was Vice President for Development and Marketing for Porter-Starke Services where he worked from 1996 to 2010. He was Marketing Vice President and National Training Coordinator for Cherokee Health Systems in Knoxville, TN, for six years before joining his present employer. Franko earned his BS and MBA Degrees from Purdue University.

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CertaPro Employee Spotlight: Jessica Shilling

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The incredible impact that Jessica Shilling has made on the Northwest Indiana region makes you assume she is a Hoosier-native. However, for Shilling, Indiana was never on the agenda.

She grew up in St. Louis and met her forever sweetheart during a sand volleyball match; the journey had only just begun.

“I knew right off the bat that he was the one,” Shilling commented on meeting her husband at the time.

Two months into their relationship, he scored a job interview in East Chicago at Ameristar. The job spooled into a success, but left both Jessica and her beau at a blank about finding their forever home.

“As we started looking for places to live, people mentioned that we should live in Northwest Indiana, where the cost of living was obviously cheaper,” Shilling said.

The pair quickly settled in quaint and...

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