Category Archives: Business

Long Term Effects of $15 Minimum Wage

    Just in time for next week’s likely House vote on a federal $15 minimum wage, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has come out with a caustic report on the consequences of the policy.       New proposals to dramatically increase the minimum wage suddenly is receiving pushback from critics who say this could…

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Cline Avenue Bridge is Now Open!

The Cline Avenue Bridge will restore a critical transportation route on State Road 912, serving employment centers, promoting economic development, and establishing a vital emergency route in Northwest Indiana.      The Cline Avenue Bridge is owned by United Bridge Partners, which funds, designs, builds, owns, and operates private toll bridges across the United States.  …

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New High Tech Changes Make Print Better Than Ever!

NEW Reasons Why A BUYERS’ DIRECTORY WORKS:   • Print Directs customers to Your Website instead of an Internet Search that shows Your Competition! (on Search Engines) • Stays in the homes and offices for years, while internet ads disappear quickly into cyberspace. • Print is permanent, stable, reliable and not a flash of the…

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Ways the Automotive Industry Can Become More Sustainable

Ways the Automotive Industry Can Become More Sustainable

It’s no secret that “go green” is progressing from a suggestion to an imperative. This will affect numerous industries around the world, but perhaps none more prominently than automotive manufacturing, which has a double-barreled dilemma: not only is its production process hard on the environment, so are its products. But just as automobiles are unsustainable,…

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Valparaiso Parking & Picnic Tables Help Downtown Restaurants Amid Covid19

In March, city of Valparaiso implemented a number of 15 minute spaces to encourage carry-out and curbside pickup for our local downtown restaurants. The 15 minute parking spaces allow for quick trips for carry out and curbside pickup, shopping, and services that have become important to local businesses during the pandemic. Due to the outcry…

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Businesses to Re-Think Marketing During Pandemic Downturn

    The recent forced closures and Pandemic Downturn forces businesses to re-think their Marketing efforts.       As stated in the Northwest Indiana Business Magazine  “The rule still stands that you should never do just one media. It’s a committed mix over time,” Julie Olthoff of VIA Marketing in Merrillville said. “It takes six weeks for…

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Valparaiso Recreation Center Makes Changes Amid COVID-19

Although you may have heard that the Coronavirus has greatly effected the hospitality industry the most, you would be surprised that it hasn’t effected Inman’s Recreation Center in Valparaiso Indiana. Yes, they have made several changes to their operations since opening with Indiana’s Stage 4.5 “Back On Track” opening, but attendance is in full “swing.”…

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Highland Begins Park Expansion Downtown

On Tuesday, July 21, Highland Redevelopment Department announced the construction of “The Depot”  at the corner of Highway Ave and Kennedy Ave will begin. This is an effort to enhance the downtown Highland experience and make it a great place for business to thrive. The downtown Highland is dotted with lots restaurants, shopping and special…

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Miller Beach Farmers Market Remains Open During Covid

  The Miller Beach Farmers Market has a new schedule for summer.  They are more than just fruits and vegetables.  The Market opened June 7th, 2020.       The Sunday market now runs 11am-3pm, every week, June through August 30th. Thank you to everyone who has been supportive of the Market and our 2020 Pandemic Edition…

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PanoramaNOW Publishes First Magazine Since Pandemic

The pandemic has hit the Hospitality Industry the hardest, and that includes PanoramaNOW Entertainment News. In spite of focusing only on Festivals, Events and “Things to do,” PanoramaNOW Entertainment News just published their first issue of the year! The decision to focus only on Festivals, Events and “Things to Do” was a business strategy made…

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