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*Teachers Credit Union's Ribbon Cutting will be held at 2600 Roosevelt Rd, not the Silhavy Rd branch.


Registration is underway for the Valpo Chamber's FunDay Golf Classic.

This year's event will be held at the Valparaiso Country Club on Monday, June 26.  With two flights, this is one of the largest golf outings in the region each year.

A.M. Flight at 7:00 a.m.
P.M. Flight at 12:30 p.m.

Leadership Academy
Leadership Academy 2011 Logo
The Valpo Chamber Leadership Academy encourages individuals to be trustees of their community - to work for the common good - and to become a leader for the entire community. The program uniquely focuses on connection and engagement in community service - specifically, leadership roles. 

The Valpo Chamber Leadership Academy complements other leadership organizations with a focus on the skill and knowledge necessary to be an effective leader in the community; for example, expectations of board service, governance, understanding financial statements, fundraising, ethics, accountability, and time management.

Click the link below for more information and to download the application.  Applications are due no later than June 23.

Work Ethic Certification -
A Call to Action

Join us on Wednesday, June 14 for our next Quarterly Membership Breakfast.  

Through an exciting collaboration among leaders in education and business in Northwest Indiana, many high schools are engaging in a Work Ethic Certification Initiative developed by the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board and Center of Workforce Innovations. The programs are designed to help students recognize and internalize 10 work ethic or soft skills that surveys of over 100 businesses in NWI have identified as the most important skills that employees need to possess, including: following directions, applying good listening skills and arriving to work on time. Our schools are listening and we now need our businesses to join in to recognize the Work Ethic Certificate as a differentiating credential when considering job applicants. Our chamber members have a critical role to play to help build this program.

The presentation will be made by George Douglas, Indiana Beverage and Mike Baird. 

Wednesday, June 14
Aberdeen Manor
216 Ballantrae St
$15 per person/member rate

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
Valparaiso University Harre Union
1509 Chapel Dr
$20 per person/member rate

Thank You

Thank you to...

Indiana Dunes Tourism, Elements Wine Bar, Valpo Velvet Shoppe, Casa del Mar, Main + Lincoln, Don Quijote Restaurante, and Pikk's Tavern for hosting a special evening for a group of British Travel Bloggers visiting Valparaiso and Porter County to learn more about what the area has to offer. Read more about this event in the 2017 summer issue of Valparaiso Magazine.

Elements Wine Bar

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

Bangkok Thai & Sushi for hosting May's Business After Hours.
Ribbon Cuttings

Porter County Substance Abuse Council
57 S Michigan

Fairfield Inn & Suites
2101 E Morthland Dr
Summer Magazine
Ambassador Committee
Interested in expanding your chamber connections?
Consider joining the Ambassador Committee. Contact Danielle for more details.
Building the Chamber's Network
Thank you to the following businesses for sending membership leads our way this past month:

Gary Fouts - Dickey's Barbecue Pit
Donna Cummins - Direct Cellars Wine Club
Mike Moreth -  Simko Signs

Mark Your Calendars

Tuesday, June 6
Ribbon Cutting
2600 Roosevelt Rd, Ste 1001
9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, June 6
Ribbon Cutting
15 N Washington St
4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 7
AM Valpo
57 Franklin St
7:00 a.m.
No advanced reservations required - FREE

Thursday, June 8
Ribbon Cutting
Roots Organic Juice Cafe
108 Lincolnway
4:30 p.m.

Friday, June 9
Ribbon Cutting
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
2400 Morthland Dr
8:00 a.m.

Wednesday, June 14
Quarterly Membership Breakfast
Work Ethic Certification- A Call to Action
216 Ballantrae St
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, June 15
Business After Hours/Ribbon Cutting
201-9 US 30
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m
No advanced reservations required - FREE

Tuesday, June 20
Ribbon Cutting
501 Gateway Blvd, Chesterton
4:30 p.m.

Monday, June 26
FunDay Golf Classic
2501 Country Club Rd
Times Vary

Thursday, June 29
Ribbon Cutting
470 Vale Park Rd, Ste 200
4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, July 18
Community Improvement Awards

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
New Members

Donna Deruntz - Civic Member

Midwest Pressure Systems, Inc.

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