For Northwest Indiana planners, Amy Frets, Director of Communications of Whiting, Nikki Lopez, Event Director of Hobart, and Donna Muta, Special Events Coordinator of Hammond, and City Controller Rich Murphy and Kesha Pate, City Marketing Director of Michigan City, there is never a dull moment when it comes to planning and executing an event. There is constant activity, like Hobart’s 2017 city-wide construction project. So, how do these planners pull off a successful event amidst other issues and how do they use them to their advantage.
You may have noticed a rock somewhere – in the window of a store, leaning against a sign post, maybe even just lying casually in a bed of rocks, trying to fit in. These rocks, you may have noticed, are different. They are painted in bright colors resembling superhero characters, depict birds and flowers across its flat shape, or reads a motivational phrase like, “YOU ROCK!”
Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. cordially invites Hammond children, ages 6-11, to enjoy the City of Hammond’s Summer Recreation programs. The fun will begin June 12 and go through July 14, weather permitting. Programs will run Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - noon. Proof of residency is required via a valid IN driver’s license with your Hammond address or a valid State of IN ID. A birth certificate is needed for each child. Registration is available at the Hammond Civic Center and the Jean Shepherd Community Center. There will be NO onsite registration.
Weather, participation numbers, timing of events: All are factors that will deem an event a success or a “try-again” next year. There are things you can control and things you cannot - best explained by the city planners, Amy Frets, Director of Communications of Whiting, Nikki Lopez, Event Director of Hobart, and Donna Muta, Special Events Coordinator of Hammond, and City Controller Rich Murphy and Kesha Pate, City Marketing Director of Michigan City.
Nothing will get done with one person, it will always take a team the group of Northwest Indiana planners agreed. We discussed all that goes into making the region’s premier events like Piergoi Festival, Lakefront Festival, Festival of the Lakes and the Shelf Ice Brew Fest with Amy Frets, Director of Communications of Whiting, Nikki Lopez, Event Director of Hobart, Donna Muta, Special Events Coordinator of Hammond and City Controller Rich Murphy and Kesha Pate, City Marketing Director of Michigan City!
Beer enthusiasts from all over Northwest Indiana traveled to Blue Chip Casino and Spa in Michigan City on Saturday for the 7th annual Blue Chip Brewfest.
On Saturday, hundreds of children from Whiting lined up for the city's annual Easter Egg Hunt as part of Hop into Whiting. A line of parents and children stretched from the Whiting Lake Front Pavilion into the parking lot. The parents were eager to see the smiles on their children's faces and the kids couldn't wait to snatch fistfuls of candy off the ground.
This April, spring into Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Michigan City, Indiana, Northwest Indiana’s premier entertainment destination, where you’ll find the ultimate beer tasting event, Blue Chip Brewfest, as well as dining and spa specials, gaming excitement, live music and more.
Spring is in the air and for Chesterton’s very own Sand Creek Country Club, this year’s golf season is just around the corner. But before the club members can lace up their shoes and tee-off, it’s time for the 41st annual Members’ Reception Gala.
The 7th Annual Blue Chip Brewfest, the ultimate beer-tasting, will be held on Saturday, April 8. Don’t miss Blue Chip’s most popular event; guests can taste hand-crafted brews from around the world and meet famed brewmasters with live entertainment by the Allen Wronko Band. Tickets for Blue Chip Brewfest start at $45 and are available at ticketmaster.com or at the Blue Chip Gift Box. Guests must be 21 or older, with a valid state or government issued photo ID.
On Wednesday, Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa in Michigan City held a special Preview Day event to provide a glimpse into what to expect at this, the 7th Annual Blue Chip Brewfest which will be held on Saturday, April 8th. Preview Day festivities brought together breweries from close to home and around the Midwest to offer their crafted selections with a food pairing from Blue Chip Casino.