The Economic Development Corp. Michigan City Revolving Loan Fund Committee has appointed Belicia Hicks, Karri Krumnow and Jay Niec to its board. The MCRLF was established in 2010 with the purpose of stabilizing and expanding the employment base and economy of Michigan City through attraction of primary employment and capital investment. Hicks is the owner and operator of Coleman & Hicks Funeral Home and Crematory in Michigan City. She earned her mortuary science degree at Malcolm X College. She was the first and only African-American woman funeral home owner in La Porte County, and served as the only appointed chief deputy coroner under the leadership of Dr. Vidya Kora. Krumnow serves as vice president of business banking with 1st Source Bank. She has been in Banking for more than 20 years. Krumnow is a graduate of Owens State College in Ohio. Niec is lead engineer with SEH Inc. He brings 38 years of both municipal and engineering management, as well as experience in designing and managing medium to large complex water and wastewater treatment. Niec is a graduate of Florida Tech, Purdue University and the Illinois Institute of Technology. He holds a Masters certificate in Professional Project Management from Villanova University. In March of 2015, the EDCMC partnered with the Regional Development Co. in Valparaiso. The RDC, via the partnership, is the administrator over the MCRLF and works in conjunction with the EDCMC and the City of Michigan City to review and process the MCRLF.

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