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ANGOLA — For 32 years, Anne Crankshaw Turner and Grover Marwood “Woody” Turner operated Core Promotional Products in Angola, but now the legacy has been passed on to a new owner.

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Diversity and inclusion feel like soft issues in many ways. But here’s one very concrete way it can affect your bottom line: fines and lawsuits. You probably already know the basics of employment law, but here are some particular issues you should be aware of when hiring for diversity.

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Most of us are familiar with diversity as it relates to race and gender, but, it also extends to age, medical conditions, religion, language, sexual preference, socio-economic class and much more.

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A diverse workplace should reflect the community it serves in regards to age, gender, ethnic groups, religions and other factors. Paying attention to diversity when you hire new employees or create a new team can bring big benefits to your company.

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MUNCIE — Despite fears that immigrants drive down wages and hinder Indiana’s economy, these newcomers should have a positive impact on the state — particularly in rural areas — for the foreseeable future, according to a new report from Ball State University.

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Northeast Indiana colleges and universities say higher education remains a great investment despite what everyone is going to hear this year about the financial burden that student loan debt can present.

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HUNTERTOWN — Dawn Merriman’s Huntertown pig farm is quiet, peaceful — tucked away just on the edge of the Allen-DeKalb county line. “Nothing exciting ever happens” there, but in her imagination it’s anything but a cozy home.

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Interra Credit Union, its staff and members raised more than $45,000 to a variety of agencies across a six-county area during the 26th annual Hometown Giving holiday service project. A record-setting year, it represents a $1,000-plus increase over 2018, according to an announcement from Gosh…

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ALBION — Albion Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 2019 successes and looked forward to achievements coming in 2020 at its annual dinner, held Jan. 30 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

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When a long-serving restaurant in a small town closes for good, it leaves a hole in the community. That’s what happened in 2017 when the Grabill Inn closed after decades of service. The Woodhouse Restaurant, which recently opened in its place, seeks to fill that void while offering new choices.

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Anna Burnside’s business card reads “haircut and conversation.” She’s the owner of Anna’s Barber Shop at 617 Broadway in New Haven. Anna’s opened for business in the former location of Brian’s Barbershop last November.

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ANGOLA — A new sign welcoming visitors to the Steuben County lake region was approved by the Steuben County Board of Commissioners on Feb. 3.

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ANGOLA — Steuben County Economic Development Corp. Executive Director Isaac Lee gave the Angola Common Council an update Feb. 3 on how 2019 came out from an economic development standpoint.

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More than 80 big trucks went out of their way Feb. 1, to salute one of their own. The truckers drove past the home of Daryl Kauffman, who is seriously ill with a tumor and in hospice care. Kauffman is the co-owner of D Bar D Trucking and Crossroad Tours, with his twin brother, Dale. The conv…

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The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross announced Feb. 10 the departure of the Northeast Indiana Chapter Executive Director Katherine Mac Aulay, who will be retiring from her role Feb. 21. Mac Aulay served the Red Cross for 40 years, providing guidance and service to northeast Indiana s…

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The Allen County Plan Commission will hold a public hearing at 1 p.m. Feb. 13 in Room 035 of Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St., on these and other projects: 

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Elkhart-based Thor Industries, Inc. plans to invest up to $10 million this year to prepare a newly renovated facility it owns in Bristol for the production of European-style recreational vehicles.

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Improved performance across all of its geographic regions and most of its businesses contributed to a 1% sales increase for Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. last year as its earnings per share grew faster than revenue.

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Kroger Health announced recently a new service aimed at helping tobacco users in Idaho and Indiana to successfully quit for good. As of Feb. 3, pharmacists across Idaho and Indiana in Kroger, Fred Meyer and Smith’s locations will prescribe and supply tobacco cessation products to be used in …

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A lower loan loss provision with increases of 19% in net interest income and 25% in noninterest income contributed to 25% earnings growth last year for Horizon Bancorp.

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A northwest Ohio company best known for its Dum Dums lollipops is about to find out whether a year’s absence made hearts grow fonder for the pastel-colored, heart-shaped candies it makes with friendly messages stamped on them.