Regionally Speaking, Monday, August 19, 2019

Aug 19, 2019

Heather Ennis with the Northwest Indiana Forum is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about the "Ignite the Region" event on Thursday and the work on a strategy for long-term economic development in the Region.
Credit NWI Forum website

Today:  Heather Ennis with the Northwest Indiana Forum is our in-studio guest to talk about the months of work that will become a complete report called "Ignite the Region -- Northwest Indiana's Strategy for Economic Transformation."  The plan focuses on five areas including business development and marketing, talent and placemaking and infrastructure.  A luncheon on Thursday at Avalon Manor will offer an update by the people who've spent the past year on this project.  St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church and School spokesman Dennis Hodges talks about an October event that celebrates the upcoming 150th anniversary for the Gary place of worship and school.  And Dee Dee White with Ivy Tech Community College in Gary tells us about the return of casino dealer classes, to be held at the East Chicago campus.  They are being taught just in time to help train potential employees for the new inland casino that's being planned in Gary.

Susan Smith Roads with Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute tells that there will be another year of the popular "Ask Rose" nighttime assistance to Indiana high school students (and parents) on any STEM homework questions.  The help is available on the phone and on email.