WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

 

Applebee's

 

Belfor Property Restoration

 

Fro Play

 

Head to Tail Pet Sitting

 

JET Consulting Services, Inc.

 

 

Kleckner Interior Systems, Inc.

 

MAC Inspections, LLC

North Valpo Neighbors

Viable Business Solutions, LLC

Walter E. Smithe Furniture

The Wholesome Cupboard

 

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July 2015

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COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT AWARDS!

 

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS FAMILY EXPRESS!

On June 16, Family Express was named Convenience Store Chain of the Year.  This is considered the most prestigious award in the convenience store industry.  


 

Valparaiso is fortunate to have so many nationally recognized corporations.


 

Congratulations Gus Olympidis and the entire Family Express Team! This locally owned firm started with one convenience store and has grown to over 60.
 


Click here to read the article published by Convenience Store Decisions. 

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY APPLICATION DATE EXTENDED!

The deadline for the 2015 Leadership Academy has been extended to 

Friday, July 17!

If you have any questions, please contact Kurt Gillins.


 


 

CHAMBER EXTRA!

RexOn May 5th, the voters in the Valparaiso School District went to the voting booth and made quite a statement - by a 2 to 1 margin, the largest referendum in the history of this school district was passed approving a $125 million bond to invest in improvements to the schools.  The City has, by a similar margin, voted to approve a $4 million operating infusion to raise the level of funding to a level where it was before statewide education cuts were made.

 

This momentous decision certainly gave the students, teachers, and administrators a real vote of confidence to know that the voters in this school district believe in the importance of quality education.

 

The beauty of this vote is that less than 20% of the residents have school age children in the home. In other words, citizens believe quality schools are a core building block to a strong and vibrant community.

 

People are attracted to communities that have strong, quality, neighborhood schools.  Strong schools mean strong property values for citizens.  This core building block in overall community development will help set the course for an even brighter future for Valparaiso.

BOOTH SPACE NOW AVAILABLE!


 

Even though it is summer outside, Chamber Network Night will soon be upon us!

 

This year, there will be an all-new theme!  Watch the website for more details!

 

On Thursday, October 15, from 4:00 p.m. 7- 7:00 p.m. the Porter County Chamber Coalition of the Valparaiso, Portage, Duneland, Hebron and Kouts Chambers, will host the largest business-to -business networking event in the region.

 

Last year, over 1,000 business professionals toured the Porter County Expo Center looking for the best new products and services offered in Porter County. The event is free to attend, so make sure you mark your calendar, because if you do business in Porter County, this is where you need to be!

 

Registration for booths at this year's event is now available.

 

Chamber Network Night

Thursday, October 15, 2015

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Porter County Fair and  Expo Center

 

After Hours Event

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Featuring many of Porter County's great restaurants!

 
SPEED NETWORKING!

 

MEMBER 2 MEMBER E-BLASTS!

One of the most frequent requests we receive at the Valpo Chamber is "Do you sell your email list?" Many members want to promote their services or make a special announcement to other chamber businesses, but they need to do it quickly and at a minimal cost.

 

The Valpo Chamber offers a Member 2 Member Email Marketing program that is easy, quick, exclusive, and cost-efficient. 

To learn more about the Member 2 Member e-Blast or any other marketing opportunities, contact Danielle Oeding at (219) 462-1105 or danielle@valpochamber.org.

FUNDAY RESULTS!

 


 

Another FunDay Golf Classic is in the books and what a great day it was! On Monday, June 22, over 200 golfers came together to support the Valpo Chamber at The Course at Aberdeen.

Here is a list of the winners from that day:
1st Place - Team Indiana Furniture & Mattress
2nd Place - Team Allegius Credit Union

Women's Longest Drive - Barb Young
Men's Longest Drive - Scott Anselm
Women's Longest Putt - Christy Adney
Men's Longest Putt - Todd Albert
Women's Closest to the Pin - Donna Howell
Men's Closest to the Pin - John Urbanksi

Congratulations to all!

Next year, we will return to the Valparaiso Country Club on Monday, June 27, 2016!

 

DISNEY INSTITUTE RETURNS TO VALPO

 

 

 

 

 

ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

 

RE/MAX PACE REALTY RIBBON CUTTING

RE/MAX Pace Realty

57 S Michigan, Ste 201

219-464-2121

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

real estate - commercial & residential

www.homesbypace.com

PETEY'S CITY GRILL RIBBON CUTTING

Petey's City Grill

255 Morthland Dr

219-548-2233

Thursday, June 11, 2015

restaurants

www.peteyscitygrill.com

ZOSECO COWORKING RIBBON CUTTING

Zoseco Coworking

5 Washington St, Ste 300

219-488-2689

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

real estate - commercial leasing

www.zoseco.com

SKINFULLY SMOOTH RIBBON CUTTING

Skinfully Smooth

607 Morgan Blvd

219-246-9159

Thursday, June 25, 2015

health & wellness products & services

OBSTETRICAL & GYNECOLOGICAL ASSOCIATES, INC RIBBON CUTTING

OBSTETRICAL & GYNECOLOGICAL ASSOCIATES, INC.

85 E US Hwy 6, Ste 330

219-462-6144

Monday, June 29, 2015

obstetricians

THANK YOU...FOR THE CONNECTIONS!
THANKS TO...Chocolate CafeRich Schmidt of  Living Hope Community Church and Analisa Warring,  REGIONAL federal credit union, hosting the very popular Valpo Chamber monthly morning program A.M. Valpo!
 
THANKS TO... Don Quijote Restaurante & Imports for hosting the June 2015 Business After Hours!  

THANKS TO...the following members who sent in membership leads in June: Gavin Bristol and Tom Carroll, NITCO; James Tudor, Tudor Cleaning & Restoration.
UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Wednesday, July 1

AM Valpo

South Bend Chocolate Cafe, 57 Franklin St

7:00 a.m.

No advanced registration required

Wednesday, July 3
Ribbon Cutting
Fro Play, 605 McCord Rd
4:30 p.m.

Monday, July 6
Valpo Chamber Closed
The Valpo Chamber Office will be close in observance of Independence Day

Thursday, July 9
Ribbon Cutting
Contour Media LLC, 306 E Lincolnway, Unit A
4:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 16
Business After Hours
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 21
Quarterly Meeting: Community Improvement Awards
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 5

AM Valpo

South Bend Chocolate Cafe, 57 Franklin St

7:00 a.m.

No advanced registration required

Thursday, August 13
Speed Networking
Valpo Chamber, 162 W Lincolnway
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
SAVE THE DATE

Tuesday, September 15

Valpo Chamber and Duneland Chamber present
Disney Institute"Disney's Approach to Quality Service"

Wednesday, September 23
FYI Business Workshop - Quickbooks
Valpo Chamber, 162 W Lincolnway
Registration Coming Soon!

Thursday, October 15
Chamber Network Night