Valpo Chamber News
State of the Streets
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Join us on Friday, June 10, from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. as Matt Evans, Director of Public Works for the City of Valparaiso, addresses Valpo Chamber members on the issue of street maintenance and repair. 

This event will be held at the Valpo Chamber, 162 W Lincolnway.

All members are welcome to attend this presentation at no charge. However, reservations are requested.

FunDay! FunDay! FunDay!

Don't miss out on all the fun!

The Valpo Chamber's FunDay Golf Classic sells out every year and is on track to do so again this year.

 Click here for all the information and to register your team.

This year's event will be held on Monday, June 27, at the Valparaiso Country Club.
Leadership Academy

The Valpo Chamber Leadership Academy encourages individuals to be trustees of their community - to work for the common good - and to become a leader for the entire community. The program uniquely focuses on connection and engagement in community service - specifically, leadership roles. 

The Valpo Chamber Leadership Academy complements other leadership organizations with a focus on the skill and knowledge necessary to be an effective leader in the community; for example, expectations of board service, governance, understanding financial statements, fundraising, ethics, accountability, and time management.

Click here for more information and to download the application.  Applications are due no later than June 24.
Be a 'Best' Employer 
For years, Centier Bank has been voted a top BEST EMPLOYER in Indiana. This honor is not by accident. Centier has been unrelenting in its commitment to create and maintain the best possible workplace environment.

Join Chris Campbell, Senior Vice President/Market President, Business Banking and Chisanne Christ, Senior Partner, Human Resource Development, as they explain how Centier, and by extension, every employer, is and can be a "best employer."

This complimentary presentation will be presented on Tuesday, June 14, from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. at the Valpo Chamber, 162 W Lincolnway.

Click Here to Register.

This program is presented by Centier Bank and the Northwest Indiana Society of Human Resource Management ("SHRM")
Member/Guest Event
The Valpo Chamber will hold its annual Member/Guest Event on Wednesday, June 8, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Valpo Chamber, 162 W Lincolnway.
Members are encouraged to invite non-member businesses to learn more about the benefits of membership in the Valpo Chamber.
Complimentary cocktails and appetizers will be served and both members and non-members will be eligible for door prizes. Members must bring a non-member guest in order to attend this free event. 
For additional information, contact Danielle at (219) 462-1105
Community Improvement Awards
The Valpo Chamber and the City of Valparaiso will recognize local businesses for their commitment and investment in Valparaiso by awarding the 49th Annual Community Improvement Awards.

This luncheon will honor the recipients and their projects that improve the city.

These projects will join the more than 300 properties that have been recognized since the award program began.

Community Improvement Awards are based on the visual impact of exterior appearance and are judged on the following criteria:
- enhances the attractiveness of Valparaiso
- compatible with the area and environment
- enhances the quality of life and promotes pride in Valpo
- makes a commitment to Valparaiso's future

This year's luncheon will be held on Wednesday, July 27, at the William E. Urschel Pavilion at Central Park Plaza.  The event begins at noon.

Membership Directory
You should be receiving your new 2016-2017 Membership Directory and Resource Guide in the mail this week.

This booklet is mailed to 4,000 businesses in Valparaiso and is also used in our popular "Newcomer" packets and distributed to guests of the Valpo Chamber.

Use this directory when choosing who to do business with in and around Valparaiso.  Like you, these businesses have made a commitment to the health of the Valparaiso business community.

Please note that on page 18 of this directory, there is a list of non-profit members who make up a large percentage of the membership.  Pines Village Retirement Communities, Inc. was inadvertently left off this list.  We apologize for the oversight on our part.

If you have any questions about any of the Chamber's publications, please feel free to give us a call at 219-462-1105.

Advertise With Us

The Summer issue of Valparaiso Magazine will help you "Focus on Food."

Valpo is home to a smorgasbord of locally-owned dining choices.

Who's in the kitchen, and where did their passion for food begin?  Read all about it in the upcoming issue.

For ad rates and details, email Danielle Oeding by clicking here.

Space deadline is Friday, June 3!
Thank You For The Connections

THANKS TO...Chocolate CafeRich Schmidt of Living Hope Community Church and Analisa Warring of REGIONAL federal credit union for hosting the very popular Valpo Chamber monthly morning program A.M. Valpo!

THANKS TO...  1st Source Bank for hosting the May Business After Hours.

THANKS TO...Mike Moreth, Simko Signs and Randall Zromkoski, Blachly Tabor Bozik & Hartman, for the leads this past month.
Blue Point Oysters & Sushi Bar Ribbon Cutting

Blue Point Oysters & Sushi Bar
13 E Lincolnway
Thrivent Financial Northwest Indiana Group Ribbon Cutting

Thrivent Financial Northwest Indiana Group
57 Franklin, Ste 207
The Lakes of Valparaiso Ribbon Cutting

The Lakes of Valparaiso
1715 Lake Michigan Dr
McAlister's Deli Ribbon Cutting

McAlister's Deli
300 Porter's Vale Blvd, Ste 130
Thrive Nutrition Ribbon Cutting

Thrive Nutrition
1240 E Lincolnway
Fairway Laser Systems, Inc. Ribbon Cutting

Fairway Laser Systems, Inc.
950 Transport Dr
Diamond Residential Mortgage Corp. Ribbon Cutting

Diamond Residential Mortgage Corp.
350 Morthland Dr
Prima Bella Women's Health, PC Ribbon Cutting

Prima Bella Women's Health, PC
880 Eastport Centre Dr, Ste 200
Mark Your Calendars

Wednesday, June 1
AM Valpo
57 Franklin St
7:00 a.m.
No advanced reservations required - FREE

Tuesday, June 7
Ribbon Cutting

159 W Lincolnway
4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 8
Member/Guest Event

Valpo Chamber
162 W Lincolnway
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Business After Hours
Pikk's Tavern
62 W Lincolnway
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Free to Attend

Friday, June 10
Public Policy: The State of the Streets
Valpo Chamber
162 W Lincolnway
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Free to Attend

Tuesday, June 14
FYI Business Workshop: Be a "Best" Employer
Valpo Chamber
162 W Lincolnway
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Free to Attend
Click Here to Register

Wednesday, June 15
Ribbon Cutting
1401 Calumet Ave
12:15 p.m.

Tuesday, June 21
Ribbon Cutting
Blue Sky Financial Partners
2400 Cumberland Dr, Ste A
4:30 p.m.

Monday, June 27
FUNDAY Golf Classic
Valparaiso Country Club
2501 Country Club Rd
Times Vary
Click Here for More Info or to Register

Tuesday, June 28
Ribbon Cutting
AAA Valparaiso
2502 Beech St, Ste 40
4:30 p.m.

Monday, July 4
Valpo Chamber Office is Closed

Wednesday, July 6
AM Valpo
57 Franklin St
7:00 a.m.
No advanced reservations required - FREE


Thursday, October 13
Chamber Network Night

Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions on how to better utilize your membership, please call us at 219-462-1105 or email

Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce
162 W. Lincolnway
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
New Members

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (Schiller)

Indiana Ballet Theatre NW, Inc.

Kemp's Office City, Inc.

Modern Woodmen of America
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Valpo Chamber
162 W Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 462-1105
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