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Today Is My Anniversary with Law Firm

Today is my one-year anniversary with Kenneth J. Allen & Associates in Northwest Indiana and Chicago.

Having spent more than 40 years as a journalist/editor in the newspaper business, I was somewhat acquainted with the legal profession having served on the Illinois State Bar Association media law committee, and the Indiana Judicial Center media sub-committee of its Community Relations Committee.

I was also named by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall Shepard to an advisory position of the state’s “Fire Brigade” charged with mediating potentially explosive...

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Master Leaders with George Barna and Dr. John Townsend

Executives, Managers, Pastors, Entrepreneurs, Professionals:

Leadership experts Barna and Townsend will give you the tools you need to take the next step and lead your organization to the next level.

Friday, April 16, 2010 9:00 am - noon
Heartland Christian Center
170 South State Road 49
Valparaiso, IN

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Back to Basics: The art of saying Thank You!

Thank you isn’t just a salutation , it’s an expression of gratitude that leaves the recipient feeling worthy, appreciated and eager to earn another. Psychologically speaking, thanking your employees does the aforementioned and improves productivity. Read some of the following statistics and see if you can find examples in your business that reaffirm one of them.

Fast Facts From How Full Is Your Bucket?

  • The number-one reason people leave their jobs: They don’t feel appreciated.
  • 65% of Americans received no recognition in the workplace last year....

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Vikings Should Be Proud Despite Loss to Merrillville in Sectional Final

Tonight was a wild and hairy night for Valpo Boys Basketball, in so many different ways.  Heading into the game in Michigan City against Merrillville, each team had beat the other at home during the season, though both by tight margins.  The trip up to Michigan City was weird and mysterious as fog enveloped the roads.  At least they knew that Merrillville was driving through the same kind of doom and gloom fog on the way to the big sectional shooting match.

In a game where Valpo led at the half, the game was going back and forth throughout the...

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Nominations/ Applications Being Accepted for Business Awards

The IEDC and SBDC are now accepting nominations for the popular Indiana Companies to Watch program. Once again, BizVoice magazine will include information about the winners and will be presented the night of the awards dinner:

Nominations and applications for the third annual Indiana Companies to Watch awards program, highlighting some of the state’s top privately held companies opens today.

Cosier Named Director of Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Center

Cosier will take the helm of the Discovery Park center, effective Jan. 1, following a sabbatical leave in the fall.

In the interim, he will continue as acting co-director of the Burton D. Morgan Center with Alan H. Rebar, the executive director of Discovery Park and senior associate vice president of research. Cosier and Rebar have been co-leading the center since Dec. 1.

Cosier previously announced plans to step down as Krannert's dean, effective June 30. He will continue to serve as...

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Featured Profiles: "Promotion Plus" to a Positive-Minded Community

At ValpoLife.com, we strive to be a comprehensive website that focuses solely on the positive people, organizations, and businesses that serve Valparaiso and the Northwest Indiana region. We offer several avenues for your business or organization to partner with the site, including a basic businesses listing and coupons for free, to low-cost newsletter banners and website banners, giving your business high-impact visibility, to the foundation of many of the best campaigns we have created called Featured Profiles.

Featured Profiles offer something we like to think...

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Purdue Press Releases 2nd Edition of Retirement Guide for Boomers

People often think about setting aside money for retirement, but how often do people plan for their happiness?

"When Every Day Is Saturday: The Retirement Guide for Boomers," by Purdue University professor emeritus Richard E. Grace, explains how adults can plan for a happy, meaningful retirement.

"We always hear about financial planning, but people should also think about what it will take to achieve happiness during their retirement years," says Grace, an emeritus professor of materials engineering and retired vice president from Purdue University.

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Blog Indiana - Valparaiso: the Night Northwest Indiana Proved It's More than Steel Mills and Casinos - a Short Story.

February 24th, 2010 was flurrying by like the lake effect snow out my office window when I got the call. It was Douglas Karr, president of DK New Media and keynote speaker for the evening's much anticipated "Blog Indiana - Valparaiso" event at Golden Technologies.

"Is it really 4:23pm in Valparaiso?" he asked,...

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Calling All Young Professionals of Duneland

The Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce is calling all Duneland-area professionals under 30 to be a part of the new networking group Young Professionals of Duneland. Young Professionals of Duneland will be a regular-meeting committee of the Chamber of Commerce.

Their first meeting to establish regular meeting times, committee goals and other agenda will be this Thursday, March 4 at 5:30pm at Gelsosomo’s Pizzeria & Pub in Chesterton, IN. For more information or to become a part of the Chamber’s newest committee, contact Tiffany Bley at (219) 926-5513 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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New Technology Brings Increased Reliability, Reduced Cost to Electronic Devices and Components

Officials of Omega Micro Technologies Inc. announced a new method to produce highly reliable ceramic substrates for electronic devices used in military applications as well as automotive commercial applications at a greatly reduced cost.

Omega Micro Technologies, which is based in the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette, has developed a proprietary electroless nickel gold plating process for fabrication of high-reliability, low-temperature co-fired ceramic substrates used in electronic devices and modules. The Omega Micro Technologies process utilizes a multilayer ceramic...

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