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Alumni Business Directory

Alumni are encouraged to submit their business information to be included on our website. Please include your full name, maiden name (if applicable), graduation year, name and description of business, and contact information – including address, phone, email and business website URL.
Information here is provided by the individual alumnus, and not by Bishop Noll Institute. BNI attempts to publish only information it believes is correct, but is not responsible for verifying the accuracy of the information provided.

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  • Accounting

    Laciak Accountancy Group
    Joseph Laciak ‘71, owner
    Geoffrey Laciak ‘96, accounting manager
    Brian Laciak ‘96, accounting manager
    Schererville, IN

    VS Financial Services, Inc.

    Valerie Hammer '86
    Income tax preparation service
    7236 W Benton Dr. Frankfort, IL  60423
    (815) 469-4343
  • Construction

    Kusiak Construction
    David Kusiak '87
    Highland, Ind.

    As a family owned and operated business, Kusiak Construction serves all of Northwest Indiana with more than 50 years of experience. There is no residential construction project too big or too small for Kusiak Construction.
  • DJ / Event Production

    Ever After Events
    Chris Florek ‘00
    Chicago, IL

    Ever After Events is Chicago and Northwest Indiana's most elegant DJ service and event production company.

    "We specialize in elegant lighting, room draping and great music, personalized to fit your event's style."
  • Finance

    R.W. Devries
    Greg Zagrocki '82
    Munster, IN

    Business and professional services/accounting
  • Food and Drink

    Cavalier Inn
    Wally ’75 and Nora Kasprzycki
    Hammond, IN

    "Known simply as the 'The Cav' by those who frequent it, this Polish restaurant and bar has served the North Hammond neighborhood and Polish community for generations. Wally Sr. opened the Cavalier Inn in 1949. The tradition continues through Mary Kasprzycki and their son, Wally Jr. It thrives not only because of the consistently wonderful Polish food, but also because of the welcoming atmosphere instituted by Wally and Mary, and carried on dutifully by their son."
    The Princess Cafe
    Liz Dousias '81
    Beecher, IL

    "Since 1977 the Princess Café has been a unique place for dining and drinking bringing together a large population from both states of Indiana and Illinois. Located in the south suburbs of Chicago, The Princess Café proudly offers the best in the meats and seafood selections."
  • Funeral

    Acevez Funeral Home
    Robert Acevez '85, owner and funeral director
    Juliann (Luketic) Acevez '91, owner
    4819 Magoun Ave.
    East Chicago, Ind.
    (219) 398-1418
    Facebook - acevez funeral home

    “I have over 20 years of experience as a funeral director in Lake County. Nothing gives me more joy than helping families who have a Bishop Noll connection ... BNI was an integral part of me becoming the person I am today. Acevez Funeral Home offers traditional and cremation services. We accept insurance policies from other funeral homes. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to give me a call or stop by for a cup of coffee.” - Juliann (Luketic) Acevez '91, owner
    Fife Funeral Home
    Harold Fife '28; Jim '53; Jim '75; John Fife '78; Janice '80; Tom '82; Jeanne '87; Terry '92
    4201 Indianapolis Blvd.
    East Chicago, IN

    Fife Funeral Home offers funeral and cremation services. Since 1898, Fife Funeral Home has been helping families of all traditions, faiths and backgrounds meet their individual needs during their time of loss and grieving.
  • Health and Beauty

    The Color Room
    Beth Maio '13
    Dyer, IN
    Crown Point, IN
    Instagram: colorroombeth
    219.365.0713 (Dyer)
    219.213.2620 (Dyer)
    "The vision of The Color Room Salon & Day Spa is to provide complete satisfaction in service and artistic integrity to all of our guests. In the future, we will establish our salon reputation as one of innovation, style, and a wonderful place of employment. Our team at the Color Room Salon & Day Spa is committed to providing the utmost expertise in guest satisfaction through our use of artistry, creativity, and an ongoing commitment to excellence."
  • Industrial

    Hammond Machine Works
    Peter Nau ‘75
    Hammond, IN
    "Hammond Machine Works offers a variety of precision machining, metal fabrication, engineering, assembly and finishing services all under one roof. Our goal is to provide a complete manufacturing solution. By providing the range of services we do, we aim to provide our customers with a one-stop destination for all their manufacturing needs.”
  • Insurance

    Dennis Fech ‘68
    Fech Insurance Solutions
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Senior Health Advocate with answers to all your Medicare questions. Assistance also with life insurance, hospital indemnity, annuities, and more. Serving clients in Indiana.
  • Law

    Wilson & Novak, P.C.
    David R. Novak '90
    200 West 80th Place
    Merrillville, Indiana   46410
    (219) 757-0225
    "I've been practicing over 20 years. I represent those who are injured in car crashes, slip and falls, in a medical malpractice and those injured at work (workers compensation)."
    Ritzi Law, LLC
    Joni M. Ritzi '84, attorney, owner
    Whiting, IN
    "I have been practicing law for 25 years and I concentrate in last will and testaments, living wills, living trust, POA (Power of Attorney) healthcare representatives, custody, divorce, child support, parenting time, visitation, real estate, trust/probate, estate planning, elder law, guardianships, adoption, civil cases, traffic, and O.W.I's. "
  • Lifetime Creations

    Stephanie Jensen '00
    Lansing, IL

    Personalized gifts for any occasion; Promotional products and awards for businesses, schools and organizations.
  • Media

    WJOB Radio
    Alexis Vazquez Dedelow '79
    Hammond, IN
  • Pharmacy

    Fairmeadows Pharmacy
    Dan Zurawski ‘65
    Munster, IN
  • Realtor

    Century 21 Blue Sky Realty Group
    Cheryl (Stanek) LaWell '67
    Celebration, FL
    407.572.3642 (mobile)
    Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
    Jen (Ruf) Poskin '96
    Highland, IN
    219.934.3419 (work)
    219.313.7708 (mobile)

    Keller Williams

    Tina Duran '05
    450 W. US Lincoln Hwy, 3rd Floor
    Schererville, IN 46375
  • Sports Performance / Rehabilitation

    Effort: Performance & Rehabilitation
    Audric Warren '03
    Dyer, IN
    Effort provides a multitude of services.

    "We provide rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries in the clinic, personal training for those looking to live a healthy lifestyle, sports performance training for athletes looking to get take their abilities to another level, and sports medicine coverage to club sports programs, high schools, colleges, and professional sports teams."
  • Therapy

    Julie Durkin Berg '85
    Therapeutic Branches
    Cedar Lake, IN
    Therapeutic Branches provides pediatric speech, physical and occupational therapy through Indiana First Steps (birth to 3 program) in Lake, Jasper and Newton counties.
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