Calumet Collaborative

Supermarket News

Today:   We invite back Jeff Strack, the president and CEO if Indiana Grocery Group, doing business as Stracj & VanTil Supermarkets.  We last talked just as he was taking back the family business from Central Grocers, which declared bankruptcy jn 2017.

Calumet Collaborative website

Today:   A conversation with Sarah Coulter, the executive director of the bi-state Calumet Collaborative, which is focused on economic opportunity between the communties in both states, supports livable communities as well as the culture and heritage of the Region and its natural area.   She has an update on the Calumet National Heritage Area initiative, which includes travelling historic exhibits that will come into our area later this year.  We also have two more conversations from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University, with two different views in the city of Gary -- one of them f

calumet collaborative web site

The Web site of the Calumet Collaborative describes its mission as "to partner local government, business, non-profit and community groups in an effort to advance the Region."

The acting executive director of the Calumet Collaborative, Sarah Coulter, came on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about her bi-state organization and how it links sustainability with economic development in both northwest Indiana and Illinois.

Indiana Black Legislative Caucus

Today:  the final Town Hall meeting in the statewide series of meetings set up by the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus is coming up this Saturday at Indiana University Northwest in Gary, so we bring back our conversation with State Senator Eddie Melton (D-Gary) and his Caucus colleague, State Senator Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis). They talk about the entire Town Hall series and the Caucus' intentions for the comments they hear in creating new legislation.