Chesterton, IN business community welcomes Michael Joesten’s newest Vistage small business group

San Diego, July 27, 2015— Vistage Chair Michael Joesten has announced the formation of his newest small business group in Northwest Indiana. Joesten will help his group members get results using a proprietary issue processing method to tackle their most challenging business questions. More than 22,000 executives, business owners and CEOs around the world rely on local area groups to get the most out of their businesses.

Vistage Regional Executive Rob Knauer applauded his success: “We would like to congratulate Michael Joesten on successfully launching his first Vistage group. While we think of Michael as part of the Chicago market, in reality he has focused his efforts in the shadow of Chicago in Northwest Indiana. As many of you may know, just a few years ago this one was most depressed economics areas in the country. That aside, Michael was determined to bring the Vistage value proposition to that area, and while we have a very strong presence in Chicago, for Vistage northern IN has been greatly underserved. We appreciate Michael’s determination and commitment to extend our footprint into this geography and we wish him great success in his Vistage journey! Welcome Michael to the Vistage Great Lakes Region!”

Michael has been an executive business owner in North West Indiana for the past 15 years including several startups and a consulting firm. He has spearheaded organizational development, strategic planning, company culture initiatives and hiring and onboarding strategies. Michael has a BA in Communication from Valparaiso University.

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