The Northwest Indiana Small Enterprise Growth Heart is once more honoring prime Area entrepreneurs, however with a format tweaked for the coronavirus period.
The Northwest ISBDC will rejoice its annual E-Day on Nov. 12 by giving Entrepreneurial Excellence awards, together with to Damon and Dina Gasaway of Winn Machine in LaPorte as Small Enterprise Individuals of the 12 months and to Centier Financial institution’s Michael Schrage with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Now in its twenty ninth yr, the annual awards ceremony will happen just about and in-person from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Avalon Manor at 3550 E. Lincoln Freeway in Hobart. Lunch can be served in a socially distanced means.
“We’re honored to have the chance to come back collectively to showcase our award winners,” NW-ISBDC Regional Director Lorri Feldt mentioned. “This yr’s class has not solely exemplified what it means to be an entrepreneur, but additionally tackle and overcome the distinctive challenges attributable to COVID.”
This yr’s honorees additionally embody Stephen Arndt and Justin LeBeau with Job-Web site Security in Michigan Metropolis, Paulette Hill with Skilled Info Techniques in Hobart, Sandy Smith with SAN Corp. in Crown Level, the Kraft household with Kraft Public sale Service in Valparaiso, Joel and Amy Bender with Thoughts Benders Puzzles and Video games in Whiting, Heather Ennis with the Northwest Indiana Discussion board and James Muhammad of Lakeshore Public Media.