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Craig Dwight Named One of IBJ Media’s Most Influential People

Laporte, Indiana, July, 24 2023 — IBJ Media has named Craig Dwight, Chairman, Horizon Bancorp, Inc. & Horizon Bank to the 2023 class of Indiana 250, a list of the most influential and impactful business and community leaders in Indiana. Dwight was included in the Financial & Business Services category for his work and dedication to community.

Executives and leaders at IBJ Media and its three news brands — Indianapolis Business Journal, Inside INdiana Business and Indiana Lawyer – compiled the list after a months-long process that involved reviewing nominations, researching Indiana organizations and interviewing community leaders across the state.

“It is an honor to be recognized once again as one of IBJ Media’s most influential business leaders in Indiana. Throughout my years at Horizon Bank, It has been my privilege to live, work and contribute to my local communities. I’d also like to congratulate the team of talented advisors at Horizon Bank. It’s their dedication, engagement and true passion for what they do that defines us as a community bank and helps us support the communities we serve,” said Dwight.

The names were released July 20 to all IBJ Media subscribers and are housed at Honorees were also profiled in the Indiana 250 magazine inserted in Indianapolis Business Journal. Dwight was profiled on page 50.

“Our 2023 Indiana 250 list is chock full of private- and public-sector leaders who are making big impacts in their communities, in our state and even in our nation,” said IBJ Media CEO Nate Feltman. “We chose these leaders because they are doing inspiring work, and we want to share their stories so others can be inspired, too.”

IBJ Media launched the Indiana 250 program last year, with plans to update it annually. Feltman said developing this year’s list was even more difficult than putting together the inaugural Indiana 250 last year.

“There are so many talented, generous people in the state who are making a difference that narrowing the list to 250 is hard,” Feltman said. “But we think that makes it special. We truly believe the people on this list are worthy of the honor.”

Dwight has been inducted into the Times of Northwest Indiana Business and Industry Hall of Fame, received a lifetime achievement award from Michigan City Economic Development, and was honored with a Banking Excellence Award from the Indiana Bankers Association. Under his leadership, Horizon Bank was named on American Banker’s Best Banks to Work For list in both 2021 and 2022. And, most recently he was awarded the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash Award for his civic leadership and significant contributions to his community.

Dwight and others in the inaugural Indiana 250 list were celebrated at a reception featuring Indiana Secretary of Commerce Bradley Chambers on July 20 on the 48th floor of the Salesforce Tower in downtown Indianapolis.

IBJ Media’s annual Indiana 250 is part of the company’s larger effort to help foster statewide economic vitality and collaboration through its publications and events, including an Engage Indiana series of programs it is co-hosting with the Indiana Economic Development Corp. in cities throughout Indiana.

About IBJ Media

IBJ Media is the parent company of three news brands: Indianapolis Business Journal, Inside INdiana Business and Indiana Lawyer.

Indianapolis Business Journal: Since 1980, Indianapolis Business Journal has been known for its in-depth and thoughtful coverage of central Indiana's business community. IBJ produces its weekly award-winning newspaper, daily news updates, thought-leading podcasts and 25-plus events and award programs. Learn more at

Inside INdiana Business: As a winner of five Emmys for best interview or discussion program, Inside INdiana Business delivers compelling business and community news from across the state of Indiana. With a portfolio of television, radio, digital and on-demand business news products, Inside INdiana Business is the leading source for Indiana business news. Learn more at

Indiana Lawyer: IBJ Media launched Indiana Lawyer in 1990 to cover the legal community statewide. Indiana Lawyer publishes online news and key court decisions daily, produces a print edition and podcast every other week and hosts events, including the annual Leadership in Law awards. Learn more at

About Horizon Bancorp, Inc.

Celebrating 150 years, Horizon Bancorp, Inc. is an independent, commercial bank holding company serving Indiana and Michigan through its commercial banking subsidiary, Horizon Bank. Horizon Bancorp, Inc. may be reached online at Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol HBNC.


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