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Communication these days is more accessible but ironically more challenging at the same time. People have a multitude of communication tools, including cell phones, texts, emails, social media, chat programs, and more. So, the hard part is getting everyone on the same page. It’s difficult to…

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Merchants in downtown Goshen are set to kick off the holiday shopping season this Sunday with the arrival of the annual Holiday Open House.

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One of the hardest parts of running a business is proper staffing. If you need a specific number of people to staff a floor or cover patients scheduling can be quite a challenge as there's only so many people to go around.

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ELKHART — LCI Industries, parent company of Lippert Components Inc., reported an increase in net income in its third quarter as it gained market share in supplying products to the recreational vehicle market.

GOSHEN — Shoe Sensation, a regional chain of name-brand family shoes stores, will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon Nov. 19 in Goshen with representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, according to a release. The new store is located in the Market Centre at 4024 Elkhart Road.

ELKHART — Welch Packaging, a multi-site family-owned business concentrated in the Midwest, has acquired Pierce Box and Paper Corp., a supplier of corrugated packaging and supplies located in Belvidere, Illinois. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, according to a release.

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GOSHEN — A new store is opening in Goshen, stocking shelves with environmentally-friendly toys for children and adults.

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BOULDER, Colo. — A ribbon cutting was held Wednesday for four park model RVs donated to Rocky Mountain National Park as part of a pilot program to address the problem of providing safe and comfortable housing for National Park Service staff at a reasonable cost, according to the RV Industry …

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FOREST CITY, Iowa, — Winnebago Industries Inc. grew its annual revenue in 2018 to a record $2 billion, a 30.4 percent increase.

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Selling in many cases is less about your product and more about your people, processes, and promises. When you tell a prospect they'll hear from you next Thursday, and you actually call on time — this builds trust. To keep your organization responsive, accountable and most importantly, human…

LEESBURG — Maple Leaf Farms recently donated approximately 12,000 pounds of cooked, individually-wrapped frozen half ducks to Gleaners Food Bank in Indianapolis. The donation is part of the company’s year-long recognition of its 60th anniversary.

ELKHART — Lippert Components Inc. has been ordered to pay $338,151 in overtime back wages and liquidated damages to 1,199 current and former employees.

GoFundMe Team Fundraising is a new feature from the team at GoFundMe.com that provides groups of any size with the ability for their members to raise funds for a common cause. This should make it easier for schools, clubs, churches, sports teams, and other groups to collaborate and raise fun…

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ELKHART — Lippert Components Inc. has received the Empowering Business of the Year award at the Northwest Indiana Influential Women Association’s awards banquet.

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TransferWise is a new way to transfer money internationally. This website enables businesses to send unlimited funds to more than 70 countries globally. The key with this new platform is that it removes all hidden bank fees, streamlining the money delivery process to give you the best exchan…

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More and more work involves travel, and while you travel you need to work. With internet access and mobile phone data speeds improving all the time, it’s easier than ever to keep up with clients and the home office from the road, or air, while you travel. If your work isn’t tied to a traditi…

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WAKARUSA — The Wakarusa Chamber of Commerce honored the achievements of local businesses, a community member, and teachers Monday at its annual banquet.

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MERRILLVILLE — Northern Indiana Public Service Co. has received permission from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to raise its natural gas rates effective Oct. 1.

BRISTOL — Satellite Industries officials broke ground Wednesday on a new 114,400-square-foot production facility addition with a two story 5,500-square-foot office in front of their existing Plant at 1686 Commerce Drive. The new space will be for manufacturing of its specialty trailer divisi…

The Business Model Canvas is an entrepreneurial tool that enables you to visualize, design, and reinvent your business model. Swiss business theorist and author Alexander Osterwalder developed it. For many startups, using the tool can help them develop a clear view of their value proposition…

Hate it or love it, real estate, just like other forms of marketing, has moved online. A majority of deals are now found, initiated and closed on the internet.

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Preparing to speak at a Labor Day picnic at Beulah Park in Alexandria, Mike Fisher was disappointed at the handful of union members trickling in Monday for free hot dogs and potato chips.

MILFORD — CTB Inc. has agreed to purchase a controlling interest in M-Tech International Inc., doing business as CAT Squared Inc.

Using Amazon to self-publish is a newer and quality way to get your book to the public. With both digital and traditional book formatting, it’s a useful approach for getting your authored work published.

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RESTON, Va. — A recreational vehicle industry forecast predicts 2018 will be another record year for production and 2019 will be another good year.

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GOSHEN — The owners of Elysian Co., a clothing boutique in Warsaw, will open their second location Wednesday in Goshen

Tracking your business website performance is essential. Frequently these stats can be used to increase search results ranking, increase website traffic and improve lead generation. The stats you track should include outside links linking to your site, monthly visitors, how visitors found yo…

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ELKHART — When lifelong best friends Jerimy Robinson and Brandon Gates decided to go out one evening and have a little fun, they couldn’t find the sort of place they were excited to visit. So they created one.

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GOSHEN — Maple City Health Care Center is planning to power its two locations from solar energy in the future.

LinkedIn Ads platform offers a way to target ads to specific demographics on the LinkedIn platform. LinkedIn Ads are not a new offering. However, the majority of marketers haven’t understood how to use or make the most of these ads.

The perks of outsourcing payroll generally include: increased accuracy, fraud check, timely service, up-to-date technology, tax submissions and more. For small businesses, outsourcing payroll can reduce stress and increase job satisfaction for employees.

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