Top 10 business articles on Portage.Life in 2019

Top 10 business articles on Portage.Life in 2019
By: Last Updated: December 27, 2019

We published hundreds of articles on the Portage.Life Business Section this past year. We were there for the new innovations and projects, celebrations, and successes. With so much to choose from, we knew it would be a difficult choice, so we rounded up the best of the best for you!

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Without further ado (and in no particular order), here are the Top 10 business articles from Portage.Life in 2019!

Centier Bank’s Portage Branch deeply rooted in the community

When it comes to hiring, Centier Bank prides itself on considering candidates’ personalities, not just resumes. From its Corporate Centre in Merrillville to more than 60 branches across the state, Centier onboards associates into the organization with the intention of preserving its family-owned, community-focused mission since the Schrage family started the bank in 1895. And the associates at Centier’s Portage branch on Willowcreek Road are no exception.

A Rhame, Elwood & McClure Employee Spotlight Update: Scott McClure

When last we spoke with Rhame, Elwood, & McClure’s newest partner Attorney Scott McClure, he had just ascended to his latest position with the firm. Then, just over a year earlier, McClure had taken on the responsibilities as Porter County Attorney.

The Promenade at Founders Square – what does it offer?

Portage’s 15-acre residential community, The Promenade at Founders Square, has taken steps to rise above average living and create the ultimate atmosphere for their tenants and community members of Portage. 

B Nutty Peanut Butter finds new home in Portage

“Nothing over here at the ‘Nut House’ is ever completely smooth sailing,” said Carol Podolak as Joy Thompkins, her partner in crime and fellow co-owner of B Nutty finished her sentence, “We specialize in crunchy peanut butter for a reason.”

Whirlwind of positive activity drives Portage’s economic development climate

Injecting positivity and vibrancy into communities – both economically and otherwise—is only successful when great minds meet community-oriented people, all of whom are ready to roll up their sleeves and get the work done.

McColly Real Estate Celebrates Agents’ Futures at Performance Plus Breakfast

McColly Real Estate agents and clients alike recognize the company stands out from others. When it comes to being an agent with McColly Real Estate, the consideration for sales associates’ long-term futures makes all the difference. On January 31, checks were presented at McColly Real Estate’s Tenth Annual Performance Plus Breakfast at Innsbrook Country Club, and several agents shared their success stories with the crowd.

WorkOne Connects Jobseekers and Employers

Through the years, WorkOne Northwest Indiana has provided no-cost programs and services to help people get back to work, get skilled up and trained to advance in their careers.

NIPSCO honors outstanding community contributors at 8th Annual Luminary Award Ceremony

Each year, as the days grow shorter and the long winter nights start creeping into view, NIPSCO hosts its annual Luminary Awards ceremony. Those honored Thursday evening shine so brightly through their work and dedication that they generate enough inspiration to serve as a beacon, guiding their communities through the cold months ahead and beyond.

Portage EDC recaps the year and looks to future at annual meeting

As the year and the decade come to a close, Portage Economic Development Corporation (EDC) members gathered Wednesday morning to reflect on the community’s economic success and share highlights with members.

Husband, wife dental team care for The Region's smiles with compassion

As the dental industry continues to grow, so, too, does the variety of options available to community members. For those who are anxious at even the thought of getting their teeth cleaned much less any other dental care, the pressure to find the right dentist also becomes significantly stronger. When Dr. Noel Liu and Dr. Nazish Jafri fell in love and decided to tackle the industry together, their only focus was on creating a patient-focused experience.