Horizon Bank Chairman and CEO Craig M Dwight received the Michigan City Economic Development Lifetime Achievement Award at EDCMC’s Silver Anniversary Gala on July 21.

The award celebrates the outstanding leadership Dwight has shown in LaPorte County during his career. Horizon says he was a visionary and mentor to many in the community and left his mark on Michigan City’s economic growth forever.

Dwight became president of Horizon in 1998 and president and CEO in 2003. Since then, he has worked to improve the economic development and prosperity of the Michigan City community. Throughout his career, Dwight has transformed Horizon from a small community bank with eight branches to a $7.4 billion asset bank with over seventy-five locations. Under his leadership, Horizon was named one of the top two hundred community banks based on financial performance in the United States, Horizon said.

Dwight served and chaired the local hospital board, United Way of LaPorte County, and the Michigan City Economic Development Corporation. Additionally, his fundraising efforts have supported numerous charities including United Way, Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club, Martin Luther King Center, Michigan City area schools, and YMCA. of LaPorte County.

Currently, Dwight is working with One Region to support the Michigan City Transportation Development Project. In addition, he represents the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce, small businesses, and nonprofits on the Michigan City American Bailout Committee to focus on improving affordable housing and labor infrastructure. -work.