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Get to Know Your Non-Profits at the Duneland Chamber


duneland-chamberRepresentatives from 11 local non-profit organizations will be partnering with the Duneland Chamber of Commerce this Thursday, August 1 for a “Get to Know Your Non-Profits” special event.

The public is invited to attend this free, catered gathering, which will be held from 9am-10:30am at Riley’s Railhouse (123 4th Street in Chesterton). The favor of an RSVP is requested by Wednesday, July 31. Please call the Chamber office at (219) 926.5513 to register.

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NW-ISBDC Offers Counseling at Duneland Chamber


nwi-sbdcThe Northwest ISBDC continues to expand its adviser availability with the addition of set counseling hours at the Duneland Chamber of Commerce offices.

NW-ISBDC business adviser Gary Brownlee will be available to meet with current and potential entrepreneurs the first Friday of each month at the chamber, 220 Broadway. He is next available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday Aug. 2.

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Tourism Bureau Launches Sagamore Plan


Janis-FlutkaDuring the recent South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority’s Board of Director strategic planning retreat, the SSCVA’s President & CEO Speros A . Batistatos announced an organizational restructuring plan.

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Business Leaders Need Vacations Too


eep logoLast year, a CareerBuilder survey found that more than 80 percent of managers planned to take a summer vacation, and that percentage looks to be similar this year. Unfortunately, that still leaves almost two out of every 10 bosses who aren’t going to take a break from the daily grind. Considering the stress and responsibility that comes with a leadership role, it’s critical that all leaders schedule some downtime for themselves.

It is easy to argue that you’re too busy or play too vital of a role to take time off. But, the positive, long-term effects of a vacation far outweigh any short-term negatives. According to a U.S. News and World Report article, taking a vacation can reduce your risk of heart disease, increase your reaction time, lower stress, improve your outlook on life, and increase your productivity. Those are not only good...

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Getting the Most Out of LIFE - Zao Island

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At Ideas in Motion Media, we go about the business of sharing good news online in a way that positively impacts the life of who we are communicating for. Through articles, photo galleries, videos, Partner Profiles, social media, email newsletters, mobile apps, and a variety of other mediums, we strive to share good news in every way we can.

We are supported by partners that use us to help them share their stories, and always are trying to make sure they get the most out of LIFE. They can tell you much better than we can about why and how they use LIFE. Ryan Wright, General Manager of Zao Island, shares how he and his organization get the most of of LIFE:

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South Shore CVA Announces Final Faces of Tourism


30-Faces-Tourism-3Tourism group names influential people in industry

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority has announced the final six individuals of their 30 Faces of Tourism campaign.

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Nominations Open for E-Day Awards


nwi-sbdcNominations are now being accepted for the Northwest ISBDC’s annual Entrepreneurial Excellence (E-Day) Awards.

The 22nd annual E-Day will honor entrepreneurs and champions in categories including Small Business Person of the year, Entrepreneurial Success Award, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Minority Small Business Person of the Year, Small Business Advocate of the Year and Women in Business Champion of the Year.

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South Shore CVA Announces 30 Faces of Tourism


30-Faces-Tourism-2Tourism group to name influential people in industry

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority has released the names of the newest group of the 30 Faces of Tourism.

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South Shore Clean Cities Introduces Toolkit to Reduce Idling in Northern Indiana Trucking Fleets


PurdueLogoTo reduce the economic and environmental impact of idling, or running an engine while a vehicle remains stationary, South Shore Clean Cities Inc. has launched a toolkit that aids in the reduction of idling for many vehicles.

Carl Lisek, executive director of South Shore Clean Cities, said IdleBox is a resource that provides information and solutions for light- and medium-duty vehicles typically used in urban-based fleets.

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RDA Approves Matching Grant for Hammond


$200,000 challenge grant in Hammond will pave the way for new housing and expansion of Calumet College.

HammondThe Board of Directors of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority approved a $200,000 matching grant for the City of Hammond during today’s quarterly board meeting. The grant will supplement $800,000 from Hammond for demolition and cleanup work on the 2500 block of New York Avenue.

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THURSDAY, July 25, 2013 Ped, Pedal & Paddle Committee Meeting


NirpcGBLogocopyThe Marquette Plan: Update & Discussion

NIRPC staff will be updating The Marquette Plan, the landmark vision released in 2005 which has been responsible for millions of dollars in revitalization projects along our lakefront. An update to the process will be presented including a discussion focusing on non-motorized elements of the plan. Plus…

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