Gary Schools create referendum oversight committee

Gary Community School Corporation has a referendum on the ballot for the upcoming November 3 election, and in preparation, the Gary Community School Board created a Referendum Spending Oversight Committee.

Purdue University Northwest awarded nearly $6M grant from NSA

The National Security Agency has awarded a nearly $6 million Cybersecurity Workforce Development grant to the College of Technology at Purdue University Northwest.

B2Digital to acquire two Hoosier fitness facilities

Tampa-based B2Digital Inc., a development league for mixed martial arts, has signed an agreement to acquire two fitness facilities in Merrillville and Valparaiso.

COVID-19 small business fund established in Gary and East Chicago

Legacy Foundation and Indiana Black Expo are working together to help small businesses meet their financial needs due to challenges from the pandemic. The COVID-9 Small Business Relief Fund will provide help to small businesses via one-time grants from $2,500 to $5,000 per business.

Distillery to rehab vacant downtown Hammond building

The city's Department of Planning and Development says 18th Street Distillery has acquired a vacant mechanic garage building in the city's downtown with plans to transform it into a new distillery and tasting room.