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Northwest Indiana RDA President and CEO to Speak at Conference in Indianapolis

RDA-Weekly-Update-12-05-16Bill Hanna, President and CEO of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) will be speaking at Bingham Greenebaum Doll's annual legislative conference on December 14th at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

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Culver's Of Valparaiso Now Holding Their Annual Angel Tree

culers angel treeThe season of giving is here and Culver’s of Valparaiso is encouraging customers with the giving spirit to participate in their annual angel tree gift exchange.

The angel tree is located at the front counter, where customers can pick an angel ornament. Under each angel is a number. That number coordinates to the angel’s location in a binder that lists what the child asked for Christmas. Customers have 4-5 options of presents to purchase for their “angel.”

“We do an angel tree every year and it's all about helping children at the Hilltop House, “said Mary, a manager at Culver’s of Valparaiso. “Inside of our binder, it will list their age, if they’re a boy or girl, and their interests. All the gifts remain anonymous as well.”

Stop by Culver’s of Valparaiso and pick up an Angel to support...

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Culver's of Valparaiso Now Selling Calendars to Raise Funds for The Muscle Dystrophy Association

Culver Calendar 01Culver’s of Valparaiso is currently offering calendars for sale. Each calendar features over $60 worth of coupons. The calendars are available for $5.

All the proceeds from the calendars will go to the Muscle Dystrophy Association, which raises money for children to attend summer camp.

“It's a great partnership to support,” said Steve, a manager at the Valparaiso location. “With the money we raise the kids are able to spend a couple weeks at camp with the money we raised. And we always sell out of them every year.”

The calendar features artwork colored by children who are customers of Culver’s This year Olivia, age 4, from Valparaiso was selected to have her coloring page to be featured in the calendar.

The calendars are available for purchase all through December. Stop by and pick one up now!


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Culver's Presents $3,296 Check to The Pink Ribbon Society

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On Wednesday, November 30th, Culver's of Valparaiso presented the Pink Ribbon Society with a check for $3,296.78. The funds from the check came directly from Culver’s profits the previous month. 

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Sand Creek Country Club Kicks Off The Holiday Season With Their Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

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Every year, Sand Creek Country Club Lights up of the club's sky-high Christmas Tree, illuminating the holiday season for all.

On Thursday evening ,Sand Creek Country Club held their annual Christmas tree lighting and gathering for the members and their friends. The night included food, drinks, Christmas caroling and carriage rides.

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Dream, Believe, Dare, Do: The Disney Way


Earlier this year, McGraw-Hill released the third edition of Bill Capodagli’s and Lynn Jackson’s massive seller, the Disney Way. The book details how businesses owners can incorporate Disney’s four pillar credo, “Dream. Believe. Dare. Do,” to their everyday practice and thinking. The book profiles several small businesses including Valparaiso local, Flanagin’s Bulk Mail Service.

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Keep It Local in the Service Industry with Hines Plumbing

hines-center-st-houseWith initiatives like Small Business Saturday, many organizations come together to raise awareness to those local shops and restaurants that are the backbone of many of our communities. While those retail outlets are important to support, it is also important to remember to support the service industry and the essential role they play in our local economies.

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Grounds Guys Now Offering Commercial and Residential Holiday Lighting

christmas ground guysThe Holiday are on the way and it's time to get those lights up before the temperatures drop! But honestly, do you really want to deal with untangling all those lights this year? Do you really want climb that ladder and hope you don’t slip on your way up? Are you ready for the frustration of replacing broken bulbs?

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Sand Creek Country Club Member Testimonial: Tim Rice

Tim rice golfTim Rice has been a member of Sand Creek Country Club for over a decade. This summer he hit the tenth anniversary of his membership. Rice accounts his longevity with the Club, because of the family oriented style and atmosphere that Sand Creek provides.

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St. Mary Medical Center Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrating Expanded Cardiovascular Outpatient Services

st mary ribbon 2016 02With a blessing and ribbon cutting ceremony, St. Mary Medical Center unveiled their multi-million dollar expanded Cardiovascular Outpatient Services center on Tuesday.

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South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority’s ‘Partnership Program’ a Valuable Tool for Many Local Businesses

SSCVA-Partnership-Program-2016The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority works hard to attract visitors and grow the region as an event, convention and visitor destination. The best way to take advantage of the connections between visitors and the business community is through the South Shore CVA’s partnership program.

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