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Eddie Melton

(Photograph by Tony V. Martin.)

(Photograph by Tony V. Martin.)

Early in life, Eddie Melton envisioned himself working with others to make the community a better place for all ages, but especially for future generations. That vision for his own future has led this Merrillville resident to the various facets of his career and to volunteer activities that bring out the best in others.

Melton grew up in Gary and was the quarterback for Horace Mann High School’s football team. “I went down to Kentucky State University in Frankfort, Kentucky after high school,” he says. “But I always knew I wanted to come back and work to better the community and to work with youth.”

Leaving KSU because he needed to financially support his family after one member had a stroke, Melton returned to Gary and started working with programs at Edgewater Systems for Balanced Living, a Gary-based mental health and addiction services facility. He ran an after-school program funded through U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky that brought together young people, mentors and activities.
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Indiana policy leaders speak up for Afterschool, webcast October 4

From the BusINess inbox—The BusINess editors are committed to keeping you informed about the latest news in NWI. Here’s today’s submission from Indiana Afterschool Network:

This ninety-minute interactive webcast, presented by the Indiana Afterschool Network (IAN) on October 4 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will help Indiana afterschool providers organize successful advocacy events and get ready for Lights On Indiana. Lights On events are hosted by afterschool, school and community partners to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of afterschool and summer learning programs.

Hear directly from Indiana’s public officials and afterschool advocates and have the opportunity to ask questions. The national Afterschool Alliance will introduce tools and resources for the event.

Confirmed Speakers:
US Senator Richard Lugar
Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett
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The business of basketball

General manager John Stroia, left, owner Mark Leyden and Mike McNamara, operations manager, run the Fieldhouse-Merrillville, which offers basketball leagues, tournaments, and camps. Open since November 2008, the 53,000-square-foot facility has six NCAA regulation-size basketball courts. (Photograph by The Times.)

General manager John Stroia, left, owner Mark Leyden and Mike McNamara, operations manager, run the Fieldhouse-Merrillville, which offers basketball leagues, tournaments, and camps. Open since November 2008, the 53,000-square-foot facility has six NCAA regulation-size basketball courts. (Photograph by The Times.)

The Fieldhouse-Merrillville opened Nov. 1, 2008, with time running out on the economic shot clock.

Franchise owner Mark Leyden said financing was arranged right before “the whole meltdown.”

Merrillville was fortunate to gain the 53,000-square-foot basketball facility with six hardwood NCAA-style courts when it did. Another franchise in Bolingbrook, Ill., has been stalled in construction because of the financial crisis.

“We opened in the teeth of a pretty ferocious economic cycle,” he said.
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Getting an early start on their career paths

More than 600 eighth-grade students from the region hope to have a better grasp on a career path after attending the 7th Annual Youth Summit Friday at Indiana University Northwest.

The event, presented by IU Northwest’s Occupational Development Program, the Center of Workforce Innovations and the 21st Century Scholars program, invites students to explore their future careers via round table discussions, presentations, seminars and exhibitions from local businesses.

“We’re trying to give them an overall view of what careers there are and what they might be interested in because most of them aren’t thinking about it too much,” said program director and summit chairwoman TJ Stoops. “School counselors tell us this does get them to at least start talking about what’s out there.”
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Share some financial lessons with these gift ideas

While others are blowing their holiday budgets, you can set an example and send a message by giving a gift with a focus on personal finance.

The economic downturn highlights the importance of understanding money matters, and there are items available for every age group that can help teach important concepts.

The important thing is to make sure gifts are presented in an appropriate manner. Kim E. Jones, a financial planner in Broomfield, Colo., said you should make sure the message you’re giving is caring and not judgmental.
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