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The Valpo Chamber has launched a brand new Quality of Life publication, ValpOh, Above & Beyond.  Community information is the number one request we receive at our chamber.   These 38-page booklets are now available to provide that information 
-- to visitors, new residents, new member businesses, university students, and relocates. If your business is interested in having copies to distribute, please notify us, or stop in our office any time to pick up copies.
Content includes:
  • Important phone numbers & websites
  • Education
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Parks
  • Healthcare
  • Special Events
  • Real Estate
Thank you to the 40 member businesses who supported this publication with advertising.

Join us on Tuesday, February 27, for the first FYI Business Workshop of 2018.  This workshop is presented by Courtney Nicholson of 219 Media Consulting.

The question is no longer if one ought to be utilizing social media as a tool for marketing their business or organization, but how to best utilize social media to do so. Because social media platforms are consistently evolving with the intent to create a positive user experience, it is important to stay on the cutting edge of those changes to be able to leverage them to the best of your ability for the effective marketing of your business. In this workshop, we will address how and where to best allocate your time online to connect and engage with your audience, and focus on what digital trends your business needs to take into consideration to optimize your position in the market in 2018. 


The Valpo Chamber Envision the Future Committee is planning the 2018 event for Porter County eighth-grade students. This annual program is scheduled for March 14, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Porter County Expo Center. Business volunteers are extremely important to this program. Volunteers will assist students as they learn how to live within their means while enjoying their chosen "career." Envision the Future is an opportunity for students to realize exactly how much money it will take to pay for housing, utilities, a vehicle, insurance, food, clothing, and childcare, while trying to have enough money leftover for the "extras" in life. 

Contact  Kurt Gillins if you have any questions or want to volunteer.


Legislative Hotline 2014
The 2018 Legislative Hotline program got off to a great start on Friday, January 26.  Indiana State Senator Ed Charbonneau. and Indiana State Representative Ed Soliday were present  to discuss what is on the slate for this legislative session.

Everyone is invited to attend the remaining Legislative Hotline programs. These legislative briefings give members an opportunity to hear firsthand about legislation being proposed and enacted in Indianapolis.  

Valpo Chamber Legislative Hotline events begin at 7:30 a.m. and are held at the Chamber office, located at 162 W Lincolnway.  These events are open to all chamber members at no cost.

2018 Legislative Hotline Dates
Friday, February 9
Friday, February 23
Friday, March 9 (tentative)

Always check the Valpo Chamber on-line calendar for the most up-to-date information.
By now, Chamber members have received 2018 membership investment renewal notices in the mail. The Valpo Chamber cannot continue its quality programs and events without you. We appreciate your support and look forward to a fantastic 2018.

In order to continue to be listed in our online and printed directories, and mobile app, you must renew no later than March 16. 

You can pay your membership investment or any other outstanding invoices by logging into

If you have questions about your membership, please give us a call at (219) 462-1105. 

Membership Directory
How do you introduce your business?  Advertising in the 2018-2019 Valpo Chamber Membership Directory helps you "meet" 5,000 local business people.

This spring, we will direct mail this four-color publication throughout the greater Valparaiso area, giving you an upper hand in the marketplace.

For display ad rates or to reserve your ad space today, contact  Danielle Oeding .
Thank You

Thank you to...

Barnes & Noble Booksellers ; Rich Schmidt , Living Hope Community Church ; and Analisa Warring , REGIONAL federal credit union for hosting AM Valpo.

Also thank you to Nick Larson from Larson-Danielson Construction Co., Inc. for sending us the membership leads this month.

Mark Your Calendars

Tuesday, February 6
3201 Evans Ave
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Reservations are SOLD OUT

Wednesday, February 7
AM Valpo
150 Silhavy Rd, Ste 120
7:00 a.m.
No advanced reservations required - FREE

Friday, February 9
Legislative Hotline
162 W Lincolnway
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
No advanced reservations required - FREE

Tuesday, February 13
Ribbon Cutting & Open House
1451 W Morthland Dr
4:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 15
Business After Hours/Ribbon Cutting
104 Indiana Ave
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Business After Hours
4:30 p.m. Ribbon Cutting

Thursday, February 22
Ribbon Cutting
74 E Journey Way
4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 27
FYI Business Workshop 
Social Media Trends for 2018
162 W Lincolnway
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, February 28
Ribbon Cutting
808 Vale Park Rd
4:30 p.m.


Wednesday, March 14
Envision the Future

Monday, June 25
FunDay Golf Classic

Thursday, August 2
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 [email protected].

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