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Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce Presents “Success in 60” With Guest Presenter Larry Geller

Portage-Chamber-Logo-New-2016Would you like to increase your ROI by improving your marketing and management skills? Do you wish to become a power networker? If so then attend the Success in 60, four-part series on networking and improving your business hosted by the Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce with guest presenter Larry Galler. Larry has worked with business leaders for the past 20 years to create marketing and management breakthroughs. For sixteen years, he has built six retail stores in regional malls in Indiana and Illinois. Larry has also written over 700 weekly columns that have been published in the Northwest Indiana TImes every Sunday since 2001.

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Portage 16 IMAX to Hold Ribbon Cutting on August 24, 2017


Movies have always been a fun and exciting treat for everyone. With it being such a strong staple in modern America, movies and movie theaters will always have a place in our hearts. On August 24 let’s celebrate our own local movie theater, the Portage 16 IMAX! Recently the IMAX has gone through exciting renovations.

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Chester Inc. and CEO Pete Peuquet Inducted Into Chief Buildings Hall of Fame

chester-officeValparaiso’s Chester Inc is being recognized again. This time the accolade comes from Grand Island, Nebraska and Rensselaer Indiana’s Steel Guru Chief Builders (a division of Chief Industries) as Chester Inc., and CEO Pete Peuquet have been selected into the Chief Builders Hall of Fame. The twenty- year relationship was partially indicative of the Hall of Fame notoriety. Overall sales and constant commitment to partnership, is the cornerstone to the businesses’ longevity.

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City of Hammond Breaks Ground For New Sportsplex and Community Center on Former Woodmar Mall Site


Hammond city officials, along with representatives for architectural, construction and engineering companies met today at the former site of Woodmar Mall at the corner of 165th and Indianapolis Boulevard to break ground for a new, state-of-the-art sports complex and community center. The project is the culmination of well over a year of planning and development, in hopes to revitalize the Indianapolis corridor and bring new life to the region.

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Ozinga Makes Major Indiana Investment

Ozinga-Makes-Major-Indiana-InvestmentOzinga announced today the official opening of its new office on Ireland Road in South Bend, IN. This state-of-the-art office building represents a good central location for the company’s expansion across northern Indiana.

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Valparaiso Icon Chester Inc. Celebrates 70th Year in Business

Valparaiso-Icon-Chester-Inc-Celebrates-70th-Year-in-BusinessValparaiso based Chester, Inc is celebrating its 70th year in business. In 1947, Orville Redenbacher and Charles Bowman established Chester Incorporated, after purchasing the George F. Chester & Sons Seed company. At that time, Bowman was Manager of the Purdue Ag Alumn Seed Improvement Association, Lafayette, Indiana, and was formerly Manager of the Indiana Crop Improvement Association Seed Certification Service. Orville Redenbacher was Manager of Princeton Farms, Princeton, Indiana, a large farm operation which among other major projects, produced hybrid seed corn, certified seeds and commercial popping corn.

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Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority President & CEO Touts the Region's Progress on Chicago Airwaves

RDA-President-and-CEO-Touts-the-Regions-Progress-on-Chicago-AirwavesRDA President and CEO Bill Hanna was on WGN Chicago radio recently talking about rail expansion, road construction and other big developments in Northwest Indiana. If you missed it, you can listen to the segment here. Thanks to WGN for the audio!

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Sand Creek Country Club Recognized for Environmental Excellence

sand-creek-golf-country-clubSand Creek Country Club has retained its designation as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program.

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The Mop Squad Offering Services to Small Businesses as of August 1, 2017

Mop-Squad-Offering-Services-to-Small-Businesses-as-of-August-1-2017The Mop Squad is a residential cleaning service that has been serving Porter County since 2007. And now we are serving offices as well! As of August 1st, 2017 The Mop Squad will be offering all of our incredible services to small business offices!

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Steindler Signs Looks Back on 10 Years Serving Northwest Indiana


Steindler Signs and it’s owner and namesake Tom Steindler, have seen a lot of changes in the business over the past 10 years. Starting out as he did - working out of his own house, and then moving into a facility in downtown Wanatah, to their current location on Route 30 and loaded with equipment and a team of dedicated staff - Steindler Signs has grown into a formidable company.

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Holladay Properties – Committed to Excellence in Service


“Committed to Excellence in Service,” is a mantra that Holladay Properties takes seriously and applies in all aspects of their business practices. Recently, they wanted to show their appreciation to their vendors which is something other companies might, perhaps, overlook, but Holladay is always looking for new ways to improve and innovate the way they do business. They invited their vendors out to an appreciation event, a Nashville Sounds baseball game with a segregated area to enjoy the game.

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