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Indiana Governor Mike Pence Pays a Visit to Portage


gov-pence-portage-chamber-june-2013-2Portage Mayor James Snyder hosted a special luncheon on Wednesday in honor of a special guest. Governor Mike Pence, the newly elected governor of Indiana, was to be the main speaker at the luncheon.

The event was organized by the Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce and the Portage Economic Development Corporation (PEDCO). It was a packed house at Woodland Park as chamber and PEDCO members as well as prominent members of the Portage community as well as other communities awaited Pence’s arrival. While everyone waited, lunch...

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Lakeshore Public Media’s Brandi Anstine Honored as Influential Woman of NWI in Marketing and Media


lakeshore-public-media-brandi-astineBrandi Anstine, Lakeshore Public Media’s director of marketing and special events, won an Influential Women of Northwest Indiana Award in the Up and Coming category for Marketing & Media. Brandi received the award at a ceremony that honored the most successful women who are a positive influence in 11 different industries.

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Getting the Most Out of LIFE - Flanagin's Bulk Mail


GetMost 600x400At 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. Donna Flanagin, owner of Flanagin's Bulk Mail, shares about how she and her business get the most of of LIFE:

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Interview with Jill Banning CEO of REGIONAL federal credit union


interview-jill-banningWe recently sat down with REGIONAL federal credit union CEO Jill Banning to talk about all things REGIONAL, the difference between credit unions and banks, and REGIONAL's connection to the community.

What is the difference between a bank and a credit union?

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IEDC Pipeline News for May 30, 2013


IEDCLogoWhat do hydrogen fuel cells, canvas bags from the Hoosier Dome roof, robotic mowers, and wireless heating and cooling systems have in common? They're just a few of the past winners of Indiana's annual Innovation Awards.

For the past three years Centric, Indy has been celebrating the achievements of companies that are leading the charge toward creating the products and ultimately the jobs of tomorrow. Read more...

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2013 Crossroads Chamber Expo Brought Out the Best in Businesses


crossroads-expo-2013-2An expo of epic proportions was the main event at the Radisson Star Plaza on Wednesday evening. It was the Improving Your Health, Business & Home Expo; a networking event for businesses presented by Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce. You know how there is a chamber of commerce for every town, right? Well, Crossroads is the chamber of commerce for Northwest Indiana.

Businesses from all over the regional came and set up shop in one of the spacious ballrooms within the Radisson. There were a wide variety of vendors that ranged from financial businesses such as Read more



Are You Using Mobile Reservations in Your App?


rot2Is your business still taking appointments over the phone or in person and then manually recording them into an appointment book? Or have you now gone "digital" and are accepting appointments via email, that is after a long chain of back and forth emails to confirm with your client?

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Indiana Ranked 2nd Most Competitive State for Business


IEDCLogoIndiana was ranked as the most competitive state for business in the Midwest and the second best nationwide in Site Selection magazine's Top 10 Competitive States of 2012.

The magazine's competitiveness ranking evaluates states on their ability to attract investment based mainly on a 10-factor index using Site Selection publisher Conway Data Inc.'s New Plant database of new and expanded facility announcements.

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10 Videos Highliting Women Leaders in Northwest Indiana


women-leaders-videoSince the launch of our first positive online community in March of 2009, Ideas in Motion Media has had the privilege of meeting with and picking the brains of a number of women in leadership roles in Northwest Indiana and nationwide.

Below we've highlighted 10 of the best video interviews we've done with these women leaders. From business leaders to community leaders, role models to inspiring stories, the women below we have profiled through video are just the tip of the iceberg of influential women in the region.

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New Tax Guide a Valuable Asset for Indiana Businesses


Indiana-Taxation-230x300We take great pride in helping to educate our members and customers through our many publications. The latest example is the newest edition of the Indiana Taxation Handbook, a valuable resource for those who deal with Indiana tax issues.

As a result of changes in tax law and policy over the last two legislative sessions, new and revised sections of the Indiana Tax Handbook: 2013-14 Edition include:

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The 2013 Biz EXPO Exceeded Expectations


Biz-EXPO-2013-1There’s nothing better than having fun while you work. That’s what happened at the second annual Biz Expo on Thursday evening. The event was hosted by the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce at the awesome Stardust Event Center in the Blue Chip Casino, Hotel and Spa.

The purpose for this happening was to enhance the business to business networking experience and community to business connections. Businesses and organizations that were members of the Michigan City Chamber set up shop at strategically placed booths all over the large room. Then they sold their wares to the eyes and ears of their fellow business persons and the general public.

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