News Articles

  • July 15, 2020

    Innovator’s Corner: Retail Prophet’s Doug Stephens on the Future of Retail

    Doug Stephens, best-selling author and founder of Retail Prophet, joined a panel at Collision From Home to discuss Rebuilding the Retail Sector. The Society of Innovators' Jason Williams helped provide media coverage for the event and met with Doug to ask about innovation in the retail sector and the long-term impacts of COVID-19.

  • June 30, 2020

    2020 Innovators Awards: Do’s and Don’ts of a Quality Nomination

    The Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest defines innovation as thinking creatively and developing ideas that provide solutions, add value, and are implemented as new or different products, processes, services, and social initiatives.

  • June 22, 2020

    The Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest Invites Nominations for Awards

    The Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest has announced the 2020 Innovators Awards. In addition to Individual and Team Honorees, the Society introduced two new awards: the Richard C. Sussman Prize for Team Innovation and the John H. Davies Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • May 13, 2020

    NWI Forward: COVID-19 Questions with Chancellor Thomas Keon

    Thomas L. Keon, Ph.D. serves as chancellor of Purdue University Northwest. Chancellor Keon's leadership centers on positioning Purdue Northwest as a key player in Northwest Indiana’s economic development, educational advancement, environmental sustainability and cultural enhancement.

  • May 13, 2020

    NWI Forward: COVID-19 Questions with Sheila Matias

    Sheila Matias is Executive Director of the Society of Innovators and Leadership Institute at Purdue Northwest. In addition, she serves as President of the La Porte County Commission.

  • May 13, 2020

    NWI Forward: COVID-19 Questions with Richard Shields

    Rich Shields is Director of Marketing and Business Development for Chester Inc., northern Indiana’s exclusive Architectural & Construction, Information Technologies and Agricultural Systems firm.

  • May 13, 2020

    NWI Forward: COVID-19 Questions with Terry Murphy

    Terry Murphy is President, CEO and Chairman of the Hammond Group, a well-established chemical manufacturing company specializing in the optimization of batteries and energy storage necessities for automotive, industrial, telecommunications and computing data centers.

  • May 13, 2020

    NWI Forward: COVID-19 Questions with Speros A. Batistatos, FCDME

    Speros A. Batistatos, FCDME is President & CEO of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority. The South Shore CVA is a sales and marketing organization that leads the hospitality industry and aids its partners through the development and support of attractions throughout the region.

  • May 13, 2020

    NWI Forward: COVID-19 Questions with John Vode

    John Vode is President of Precision Maintenance Solutions, Inc. They provide maintenance support in the manufacturing industry with engineering, millwrights, pipefitters, and mechanics.

  • May 13, 2020

    NWI Forward: COVID-19 Questions with Lorri Feldt

    Lorri Feldt is Northwest Regional Director for the Indiana Small Business Development Center. The Indiana SBDC was created to have a positive and measurable impact on the formation, growth, and sustainability of small businesses in Indiana.