Young Entrepreneur honored at state level

Indiana Young Entrepreneur of the Year Wade Breitzke receives his award from Small Business Administration District Director Gail Gesell.

  Valparaiso | Wade Breitzke, the NW-ISBDC’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year, is being recognized in a statewide spotlight. The president of 27 Entertainment and We Create Media has been named SBA’s Indiana Young Entrepreneur of the Year, building on the 2012 Entrepreneurial Excellence Award honor. “Obviously, it’s a big honor and we are really…
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Where Are They Now? Klarer Automotive

Wilhelm Klarer

Editor’s Note: We first spotlighted Wilhelm Klarer and his new business back in 2009. We checked in with Klarer to see what is new at Klarer Automotive as part of our “Where are They Now?” feature. In December 2009, Wilhelm Klarer was just launching his business, Klarer Automotive, and looking forward to a future as…
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Legacy Environmental, Circle Tool in EDGE Awards spotlight

Chris Byrd and Lorrie Lisek at the Statehouse.

Indianapolis — Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann joined business leaders from across the state recently to present 20 companies with the Indiana Small Business Development Center’s Economic Development through Growth and Entrepreneurship (EDGE) Awards during a Statehouse ceremony. Sponsored by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation’s Small Business Development Centers, the awards recognize clients of the agency’s…
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PNC creates, strengthens business world connections

Purdue University North Central

Through leadership development, community connections and experiential learning, Purdue North Central’s School of Business continues to impact the business community. Cynthia Roberts, PhD, interim dean of PNC’s College of Business, said the school is linked to the business world through students, faculty and region projects. “We don’t work without the business community,” she said. “Our…
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Success Story: Circle Tool Supply

Chris Byrd

Chris Byrd has rounded out his corporate experience and background with industry expertise and “mom-and-pop” customer service for his new venture, Circle Tool Supply. As an industrial supply company, CTS provides a range of items from hand, cutting and power tools and abrasives to safety equipment and MRO (maintenance repair operations) supplies. Byrd keeps thousands…
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