About ISBDC

The NW Indiana Small Business Development Center provides no-cost business advising to start-up entrepreneurs and small business owners in these seven counties: Lake, Porter, La Porte, Starke, Jasper, Newton and Pulaski.

Our Mission

The Indiana SBDC creates a positive and measurable impact on the formation, growth, and sustainability of Indiana’s small businesses by providing entrepreneurs expert guidance and a comprehensive network of resources.

Annual Report 2016
Annual Report 2017
Annual Report 2018

Our Staff

Lorri Feldt
Lorri FeldtRegional Director
Maggie Havens
Maggie HavensExecutive Assistant
Cindy Bertram
Cindy BertramBusiness Advisor
Gary Brownlee
Gary BrownleeBusiness Advisor
Ron Gifford
Ron GiffordBusiness Advisor
Bill Gregory
Bill GregoryBusiness Advisor
Judith Cardenas
Judith CardenasBusiness Advisor

About the Committee

The Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center looks to impact businesses throughout the region, providing workshops, no-cost one-on-one consulting and events, such as this Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards Luncheon. The NW-ISBDC is a resource for both existing businesses and entrepreneurs looking to launch a business. Our staff offers advice to help businesses grow and start-ups take off.

Kevin Crose, Peoples Bank
Kylie Fraze-Norman, CLH CPA’s
James Jorgensen, Hoeppner, Wagner & Evans
Rene Martin, FIrst Merchants Bank
Russ Milligan, Purdue University Northwest
Doug Mogck, Northwestern Mutual
Cynthia Roberts, Indiana University Northwest
Tom Rowland, Treehouse Financial
Niccole Zell, Regional Development Company

The E-Day Committee

Kevin Crose, Peoples Bank
Kylie Fraze-Norman, CLH CPA’s
James Jorgensen, Hoeppner, Wagner & Evans
Rene Martin, FIrst Merchants Bank
Dean Lawrence Hamer, Purdue University Northwest
Doug Mogck, Northwestern Mutual
Cynthia Roberts, Indiana University Northwest
Tom Rowland, Treehouse Financial
Niccole Zell, Regional Development Company