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Valpo Chamber named Indiana's Chamber of the Year!

On June 22, The Valpo Chamber brought home the honor of the statewide Indiana Chamber of the Year at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Indiana Chamber Executives Association. The Valpo Chamber has previously received this award in 2013 and 2005, becoming the only chamber in Indiana to win three times.

Three finalists were reviewed by a panel of judges located outside the State of Indiana to determine the 2017 recipient. Chambers are judged in the areas of leadership & governance; finance; advocacy; membership; and programming.

"The Valpo Chamber team presented a very solid nomination for this award, outscoring the competition in every category," said Shelli Williams, President of the Indiana Chamber Executives Association. "This chamber continues to be a leading catalyst for professional innovation in Indiana."

The Valpo Chamber thanks all of its members for their continued support. We are very excited to receive this honor. Every member should be proud of this award.

In addition to the Chamber of the Year award, the Valpo Chamber also received awards of excellence for the Video Newsletter Highlights and Annual Report design.

Kurt Gillins, Vice President, Programs & Communications and Tim Warner, Centier Bank and Valpo Chamber Board Chair, receive the 2017 Indiana Chamber of the Year award from 
John Myrland, Old National Bank, at the ICEA Conference in South Bend.
Communication Excellence Award
The Valpo Chamber has been named a winner of an industry award that recognizes communications and marketing work. Presented annually by the Alexandria, Va.-based Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, the Communications Excellence awards program is designed to celebrate exceptional work in the areas of advertising and marketing, campaigns, digital and publications.

The Valpo Chamber received an Award of Excellence for its Video Newsletter Highlights.

Thank you to WeCreate Media for their assistance in making these videos each month. 

Also, thank you to everyone who is watching these videos to know what is happening at the Valpo Chamber each month.
AM Valpo is on the Move!

AM Valpo is moving to
Barnes & Noble Booksellers!

Beginning Wednesday, July 5, the popular AM Valpo event will move to a new location. Barnes & Noble Booksellers has graciously offered to welcome the lively crowd every month. Doors will open at 6:30 a.m. and the event will begin at 7:00 a.m. just as it has for the past 14 years. Coffee, tea and light breakfast refreshments will be available for purchase. After the event, the bookstore will not be open to the public, but you are free to shop before you head out to start your day. Barnes & Noble is located at 150 Silhavy Rd.

The Valpo Chamber wishes to thank the South Bend Chocolate Cafe for their hospitality for hosting the event in the past.

50th Annual 
Community Improvement Awards

Join us on Tuesday, July 18 for our next 
Quarterly Membership Luncheon.  

The Valpo Chamber and the City of Valparaiso will recognize local businesses for their commitment to and investment in Valparaiso by awarding the 50th 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 Valparaiso
     - makes a commitment to Valparaiso's future

Tuesday, July 18
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Valparaiso University Harre Union
1509 Chapel Dr
$20 per person/member rate

Thank You

Thank you to...

Valparaiso Country Club for hosting our annual FunDay Golf Classic.  The day was a success with excellent weather. We are already looking forward to next year's event.

South Bend Chocolate Cafe ; Rich Schmidt , Living Hope Community Church ; and Analisa Warring , REGIONAL federal credit union for hosting AM Valpo.

The Wholesome Cupboard for hosting June's Business After Hours.
Ribbon Cuttings

Elements Wine Bar
23 Washington St

Teachers Credit Union
2600 Roosevelt Rd, Ste 1001

Aftermath Cidery & Winery
15 N Washington St

Roots Organic Juice Cafe
108 Lincolnway

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
2400 Morthland Dr

The Wholesome Cupboard, LLC
201-9 US 30

Hilton Garden Inn
501 Gateway Blvd, Chesterton

Throughout the year, the Valpo Chamber offers several opportunities to advertise your business.  The quarterly Valparaiso Magazine, the annual Membership Directory and Resource Guide, and the website, are all great ways to give an added boost to your marketing plan.  

In addition, the WORD on the Street Email Blast is a quick and easy way to advertise. Sent every Wednesday, these emails sell out quickly and are booking throughout 2017.

For more information about any of these advertising opportunities, call Danielle at 219-462-1105 or email her here.
Building the Chamber's Network
Thank you to the following businesses for sending membership leads our way this past month:

Aaron Collins - Century 21 Executive Realty
Paul Sciarra
- Anton Insurance Agency, Inc.

Mark Your Calendars

Monday, July 3 & Tuesday, July 4
Valpo Chamber Offices Closed

Wednesday, July 5
AM Valpo
Barnes & Noble Booksellers *NEW LOCATION*
150 Silhavy Rd, Ste 120
7:00 a.m.
No advanced reservations required - FREE

Monday, July 10
Ribbon Cutting
Cosmo Spa Nails
3907 N Calumet Ave, Ste 202
4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 12
Ribbon Cutting
Valpo Soccer Club
225 N 400 E
4:30 p.m.

Friday, July 14
Ribbon Cutting
Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Associates
3501 Enterprise Dr
12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 18
50th Annual Community Improvement Awards
Valparaiso University Harre Union
1509 Chapel Dr
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 20
Business After Hours
2775 Village Point, Chesterton
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m
No advanced reservations required - FREE

Friday, July 28
Ribbon Cutting
253 Washington St
4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 1
Ribbon Cutting
2700 N Calumet Ave
4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 2
AM Valpo
150 Silhavy Rd, Ste 120
7:00 a.m.
No advanced reservations required - FREE

Thursday, August 3
Ribbon Cutting
113 Lincolnway
4:30 p.m.


Thursday, October 19
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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Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Associates

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Valpo Chamber
162 W Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 462-1105
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