Crossroads is the innovative conduit for strategically supporting, collaborating with, and connecting Northwest Indiana’s business community.

Transforming Northwest Indiana's business landscape, one connection at a time.

We are Northwest Indiana’s Chamber of Commerce. As a diverse network of leaders, influencers, advocates, philanthropists, and marketers, we share strategic insights and supportive tools with our members to create a more vibrant business community. Our commitment to being a part of the change and growth in Northwest Indiana is found in our ability to inspire the best and brightest minds across our counties’ many industries.

Fostering a spirit of collaboration

Fostering a spirit of collaboration within the business community, we strive to create an environment where strategic partnerships thrive. By connecting members with like-minded professionals, we enable the sharing of valuable insights and resources that lead to collective success. As a result, our members benefit from a supportive network, fostering growth and innovation for all involved.

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Crossroads Staff


Deann Patena

President & CEO


Jennifer Reed

Director of Special Events


Nicki Angotti

Director of Membership

Executive Board

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Jennifer Doffin


Chairman of the Board
Centier Bank Vice President
Regional Sales Manager

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John Jordan

Certa Pro Painters

Chairman Elect

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David Lassar

Commercial In-sites

Immediate Past Chairman

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Katie Holderby

Purdue Northwest

Director of Alumni Engagement

2023 Board of Directors

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Roxanne Olejnik

Times Media Company

Advertising Sales Director

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Rick Calinski


Public Affairs & Economic Development

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Rick Peltier

Franciscan Health Foundation

Executive Director

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Rockland Page



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Marnita Taylor

Merrillville Community School Corporation

Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction

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Patty Stoval

Hasse Construction

Property Development Manager

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James Hortman

Hortsman Law Group LLC


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Georgia Manous Gessler

Hard Rock Casino

Sales & Catering Manager

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David Hunter

Vast Creative Co.

Owner, Business Development

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Brian Lyter

Gary Southshore Railcats Baseball

President of Salvi Spots Enterprises

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Christine Foreman


Community Relations Representative

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Sherry Sink

Superior Air Ground Ambulance Service

Business Development

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Andrew Kyres

City of Crown Point

Councilman District 3

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Ryan Peterson

Chicago Title

Business Development Executive

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Shawn Petitt

Town of Merrillville

Councilman Ward 6