IMG_4120Discussing Local Business

Thank you Andrew Kyres, Vice President of First Financial Bank, for putting together a wonderful morning business hour.  It was a great opportunity to network with our peers and learn about tools and resources that can help us build and grow our business! The featured speaker was District 1 U.S. Congressman Peter J. Visclosky.  He talked about the state of local business, the economy and current issues before the United States Congress.  Congressman Visclosky is an advocate for major economic development projects in Northwest Indiana.  He talked extensively about the recapitalization of the South Shore Rail line, the Gary/Chicago International Airport and the Marquette Plan (his lakeshore investment strategy).  It was great to hear in all the discussions with some great audience questions.

We also learned that Visclosky is a member of the Appropriations Committee and the Energy and Water Subcommittee and serves as a Ranking Member of the Defense Subcommittee.  And he lives right here in Northwest Indiana! During his time in office he has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for everyone in Northwest Indiana by creating jobs and attracting economic development.  Great meeting you Congressman.  Thank you for your time and service to our community and country!