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Identity theft is a crime in which an impostor obtains key pieces of information, such as a social security or drivers license number to obtain credit, merchandise, and services in the name of the victim.


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MICHIGAN CITY  — With consumer sentiment the highest it’s been since the recession, shoppers are expected to open their wallets a bit wider this year. Will holiday spending leave shoppers in the red?   Not if they plan wisely and use some common sense tips from Horizon Bank. “This is the most festive time of year, [...]

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  Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Mary D. Wright to Vice President, Treasury Management Sales Manager. She is responsible for overseeing the sales process of the Business Banking Officers and assisting with Treasury Management sales, implementation and installations in Lake, Porter, [...]

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Beltrame Leffler Advertising, located in Indianapolis, was built on the idea that every solid business deserves an expert brand communications team, no matter their size. The firm was founded in 1999 by Mike Beltrame and K.C. Leffler, who worked together previously, at another marketing agency. In this Horizon Business Spotlight, they share some insights on [...]

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Even before your children can count, they already know something about money: it’s what you have to give the ice cream man to get a cone, or put in the slot to ride the rocket ship at the grocery store. So, as soon as your children begin to handle money, start teaching them how to handle [...]

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  Fred Grams, president of Sun Coast Packaging, Inc. in Sodus, Michigan, founded the company in 1995 after 10 years in the business. At that time, the company had one employee besides Fred, two offices, and a 2500 square-foot warehouse. Today, there are 25 employees and a 250,000 square-foot warehouse. Fred’s son and daughter both [...]

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Though the internet has many advantages, it can also make users vulnerable to fraud, identity theft and other scams. According to a Norton Cybercrime Report, 556 million adults worldwide were victims of cybercrime in 2012. The American Bankers Association recommends the following tips to keep you safe online: Keep your computers and mobile devices up to [...]

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Michigan City, IN – Horizon Bank’s John Crandle was named the 2014 Southwestern Michigan SBA Lender of the Year by the Economic Development Foundation. Economic Development Foundation reports that John Crandle, Horizon Bank in Portage, MI, used the U.S. Small Business Administration 504 loan program for 3 projects in the past year. This has been [...]

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Austyn Crites, co-founder of RockZip, has been studying “high balloon” technology for about 3 years. In early 2014, his interest officially became a business — and he has big plans for bringing RockZip’s products to students and entrepreneurs in an effort to expand scientific horizons. Here, he gives us an overview of the business. You [...]

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Before transitioning from renter to home owner, potential buyers must typically save between 5 and 20 percent of the home’s value for the down payment. The American Bankers Association is offering tips to help consumers prepare for one of the first steps in the home buying process – saving for a down payment. “Saving money [...]

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Whether you’re a renter or a homeowner, chances are you care about protecting the environment – and saving money. Here are some tips from the American Bankers Association to help you do both. Location, location, location efficiency. Carefully consider the location of your home. If you’re close to work, shopping and entertainment, you may not [...]

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