Our Members are involved in all types of industry development across Northwest Indiana. Here are some of our innovators who have been recognized in the local news for what they have done in the past month:
-Business and Industry Hall of Fame Awardees: On May 16, The Times of Northwest Indiana held its 10th annual Business and Industry Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. One individual inducted this year was CEO and Founder of Cimcor and NWISOI Member Robert Johnson. NIPSCO Director of Economic Development and NWISOI Governor Don Babcock received the Partners in Progress Award for his work in growing local business. The Society’s third honoree, Member Fair Oaks Farms, received the Enterprise of the Year Award for being one of the first organizations in the country to transform dairy cattle into a major tourist attraction.
-Carl Lisek: Carl works with both Legacy Environmental Services and South Shore Clean Cities, both of which are NWISOI Member organizations. Carl also hosts the Green Radio Network, a local radio show that works to highlight green projects occurring at the local, state, and national levels. Through this show, Carl has been able to increase awareness across the region when it comes to green projects and the numerous benefits they bring to NWI.
–Michigan City Area Schools: Students at Lake Hills STEM Magnet Elementary School participated in the citywide Week of Code this month. This event is designed raise awareness of the importance of coding and get Michigan City youth introduced to the field. Students participated in the event by showcasing the projects that they created in their coding classes.
To learn more about all the great things our Members are doing, visit www.NWISOI.org.