NWI Business Ins and Outs: Sophia’s House of Pancakes, Joe’s Downtown Tacos, If Walls Could Talk Home Decor, and BYOB Fitness opening | Northwest Indiana Business Headlines

• BYOB Fitness, whose slogans have included “Build Your Own Body” and “Helping You Build the Best Version of Yourself,” opened in a former video store at 8231 Hohman Avenue in Munster.

The gym offers personal training, group classes, nutritional counseling, boot camps, and pop-up shops. It helps clients who want to build muscle, lose weight, change eating habits or just get coached by a trainer to reach their fitness goals.

Catering to both men and women, it offers certified instructors, full-body workouts, and live classes for all fitness levels. The fitness center offers private training and group classes such as yoga, core and cardio.

A retail section at the fitness center also sells items like tank tops, crew necks, face masks, water bottles and gym bags.

For more information, visit www.buildyourownbodybygina.com.

• Supermercado Durango just opened in Griffith.

The locally owned independent Mexican grocery store is now doing business

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Indiana hits record level of new coronavirus infections | Govt-and-politics

Asked Friday during a luncheon in South Bend whether he’s still comfortable with the decision, Holcomb said “I am right now.”

“But I don’t make long-term predictions based on a virus that’s uber infectious and easy to spread. I’m pleading and begging and asking Hoosiers all over the state to do what works,” he continued. “We take it day by day and week by week. There are a lot of factors that go into what we do. It’s the balance of our lives and our livelihoods.”

The governor further encouraged Hoosiers to wear masks and practice physical distancing, emphasizing that those practices “will draw these numbers down.”

Still, Democratic state lawmakers are calling on the governor to do more.

“Indiana is now turning into a perfect example of what not to do to stop the spread of this deadly virus,” Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane said in statement Friday. “Governor,

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Northwest Indiana hospital health strong, CEO says | Local News

One point driven home by the pandemic is that a quarantine ward would be good to have. In a new hospital, negative pressure rooms can be planned for, a more elegant solution than putting plywood and fans in windows to blow the air out of the room to fight the spread of contagious diseases like COVID-19.

The new Franciscan Crown Point

The new hospital will have seven stories, one below ground, and will be a 520,000-square-foot facility. Of that, 120,000 square feet will be rooms with beds.

With more outpatient procedures and shorter inpatient stays, the new hospital will need fewer beds. It will have seven operating rooms, instead of the current 12, but they will be important.

“We do open heart surgery, we do vascular surgery here, we do neurosurgery here,” and more, McCormick said.

Flexibility is a guiding principal in designing the space at the new hospital, McCormick

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Healthy recipes we learned from TikTok – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather

interested in learning a TikTok dance? That’s ok, because it’s all about fun
recipes when I use this app!! I have learned so many food hacks and mouth-watering
creations from TikTok over the last bunch of months and they are very user
friendly (you do not have to be a chef to create any of these). There are millions
of #foodhacks videos featuring meal-prep shortcuts, simple ingredients and
healthy options guaranteed to save you tons of time. 

has really ended up the place for the most innovative recipe ideas and cooking
hacks. My advice in short: if you’re not already on the social platform, you
should be!

are 3 of my faves that I found inspiration for on TikTok that I have also
created my own videos for – you can find the recipes there. I have a sweet
treat, a socially distanced party And the great

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144,309 cases in Ohio; 61,106 in Kentucky; 111,505 in Indiana

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The COVID-19 outbreak is continuing to change everyday life for millions of Americans. Leaders across the county, including the Tri-State area, are providing daily updates on confirmed cases, deaths and measures taking to curb the spread of the virus.

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LATEST CASE NUMBERS: Ohio, 144,309, 4,615 deaths | Kentucky, 61,106, 1,108 deaths | Indiana, 111,505, 3,281 deaths

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There will be no statewide mandate for trick-or-treaters this Halloween, Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday.

Instead, the decision to trick-or-treat — or not to — will

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