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No Meeting! Happy Holidays!
Dec 28, 2017
 
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Noon Tour of Zorn Brew Works 605 E. 9th Street

The legacy began back in 1871, when Bavarian immigrant Philip Zorn Jr —the son of a signature brewer—migrated to Michigan City to start his own microbrew venture. After managing Busch & Brandt Brewery in Chicago for over 20 years, he was determined to create a thriving establishment of his own…and settled at the corner of 9th and York Streets.

Here, the P. H. Zorn Brewing Company was rumored to have used a spring-fed well to produce up to 15,000 barrels of fresh beer a year, including iconic brands such as Pilsenzorn, Grain State and Golden Grain. Even during Prohibition, the Zorn name survived by using the facility to make soda pop.  Eventually, Zorn Brewing Company changed its name to Dunes Brewery and was passed down to Philip’s son, Ron, before closing its doors in 1938.

Today, we have brought that brewing tradition back to life in Michigan City. We intend to revitalize a cherished piece of history and introduced a new series of exceptional craft beers to rival any of the past.  We invite you to experience a new sense of excitement to the Elston Grove area, and taste our brews in a warm, inviting, comfortable, and fun new setting.

Michigan City’s oldest microbrewery is now its newest. Stop in to the NEW Zorn Brew Works Co. and let us show you that crafting the perfect beer is still an art. One that is meant to be enjoyed to the fullest. Your new favorite is waiting here.

http://zornbrewworks.com/about/

 
Sam Kruis, Director Sales and Marketing
Jan 04, 2018
 
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​Candida “Candy” Van Buskirk began her role as principal of Michigan City High School in the fall 2017 semester.

In her almost 20 years of teaching, coaching and educational leadership, Van Buskirk has served as associate principal of Michigan City High School, worked for New Prairie High School as an assistant principal, and at New Buffalo Schools, where she taught biology and chemistry. Her bachelor’s degree is from Bowling Green State University; her master’s in science from the University of Dayton; and her master’s in educational administration from Western Michigan University.

Additionally, Van Buskirk is a two-time All-American basketball player who has coached at both the high school and college levels. Her nonprofit “Coach Candy Basketball Camp” continues to teach participants character, attitude and teamwork.

Candida "Candy" Van Buskirk
Jan 11, 2018
 
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Edward Seal grew up in New Buffalo, MI and now lives in Valparaiso, IN with his wife Jennifer and two children, Henrich and Eleanor. Edward began his career at the Swanson Center in 2009 shortly after graduating from Purdue North Central. He worked as an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) case manager for five years before becoming the Project for the Assistance in the Transition from Homelessness (PATH) case manager in 2014. He is now the Coordinator for the PATH program as well as the Coordinator for the Home Team of La Porte County. Ed has serves on Homeward Bound board of directors and he is currently the Board Chair for the Moraine House. Edward loves caring for his children and animals (3 chickens, 1 dog and a fish) he drinks coffee and listens to music to relax. ​

Edward Seal, Coordinator
Jan 18, 2018
 

The award is presented in honor of Paul Alinksy who was a past Chamber Chairman of the Board, Rotary Club President, and founder of Sentinel Alarm Company.  Paul passed away in 1997 and the award was created to keep his memory alive. The award is given annually to a person from the Michigan City community who exhibits dedication to community service and excellence, passion and innovation in their vocation/career.  These are the areas where Paul excelled. ​

Paul Alinsky Award
Jan 25, 2018
 
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After graduating from Ball State University in 1993, Mike began his career in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Harbour Trust in 2001, Mike spent eight years serving as a Personal Trust Administrator with JP Morgan Chase. There, he was responsible for both personal trust and employee benefit accounts.

Mike has successfully completed the Personal Trust School program through Cannon Financial Institute at the University of Notre Dame. He earned the designation of Certified Trust Financial Advisor in 1997 and has enthusiastically worked to maintain this designation, as well as expand his knowledge of financial planning and investment management. In an effort to further broaden his knowledge of the trust and investment field, in 2012 Mike successfully passed the CISP exam and became a Certified IRA Services Professional through the Institute of Certified Bankers. He is the head of New Business Development at Harbour Trust and serves as head of the IRA Division.

Born and raised in Michigan City, Mike has two daughters and has served 3 terms as president of the Michigan City Rotary Club and as Rotary District 6540 Assistant District Governor. Mike is the President of the Board of Directors for the Lubeznik Center for the Arts.

Mike Hackett
Feb 08, 2018
 
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Dean Mazzoni, President and CEO
Feb 15, 2018