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More than 40 volunteers are still needed!

The Valpo Chamber Envision the Future Committee is planning the 2017 event for Porter County eighth-grade students. This annual program is scheduled for March 14, 2017, from 7:30 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.

New Event! 
Quarterly Membership Breakfast.

Later this month, the Valpo Chamber will start hosting Quarterly Membership Breakfasts . These events will be similar to our luncheons but give members another networking opportunity earlier in the day.

The first Quarterly Breakfast will be on Wednesday, March 22, from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. at the Aberdeen Manor. Reservations can be made by calling the Valpo Chamber or clicking the link below.  Reservations are $15 per person (member rate).

Vertex Improved Performance specializes in safety, security, and emergency preparedness consulting and training. Lance Bella, owner, will be on hand to teach some helpful tips about keeping safe in the workplace.

Speed Networking is Now FREE!

Speed Networking is returning for 2017, on March 22, hosted upstairs at the Valpo Chamber office.

Structured and fast paced, Speed Networking allows participants to interact with other professionals one-on-one, for a set period of time. So get out of the office and walk away with more new contacts in one afternoon than some make in six months!

This year, Speed Networking is free for members to attend.  Seating is still limited though, so register today!

Legislative Hotline Dates
The 2017 Legislative Hotline program got off to a great start on Friday, January 20.  Indiana State Senator Ed Charbonneau was present and Indiana State Senator Karen Tallian was available via phone 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.  

State Senators and House Representatives for Porter County and representatives of the Duneland and Portage Chambers of Commerce are either in attendance or present via conference call during these programs.

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.

2017 Legislative Hotline Dates
Friday, March 3
Friday, March 17

Always check the Valpo Chamber on-line calendar for the most up-to-date information.
A friendly reminder that 2017 membership investment renewals are due. The Valpo Chamber cannot continue its quality programs and events without you. We appreciate your support and look forward to a fantastic 2017.

In order to continue to be listed in our online and printed directories, and mobile app, you must renew no later than March 15.

You can pay your membership investment or any other outstanding invoices by logging into with your membership login and password.

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

How do you introduce your business?  Advertising in the 2017-2018 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.

New this year to the Membership Directory is the GoGuide online directory which will be available on the chamber's website.

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

Thank you to...

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

Walter E. Smith Furniture for hosing this month's Business After Hours.

Mike Michalak with Trial 9, LLC for teaching the first FYI Business Workshop of 2017 on Google Analytics.
Ribbon Cutting
Constant Contact was having an issue with uploading photos today.  We will send out the photo of this ribbon cutting once the issue is resolved.

Gratz Opus 118 Music & Dance
2701 Beech St, Ste D
[email protected]
Building the Chamber's Network
Thank you to the following businesses for sending membership leads our way this past month:

Century 21 Executive Realty - Dawn & Dave Collins
Direct Mail ADvantage - Beckie Guffin
Epic Limo, Inc. - Morgan Wichlinski
Shelter Insurance - Erin Valdivia
Simko Signs - Mike Moreth
Teachers Credit Union - Pat McGinley
Mark Your Calendars

Wednesday, March 1
AM Valpo
57 Franklin St
7:00 a.m.
No advanced reservations required - FREE

Thursday, March 2
Ribbon Cutting
103 E Morthland Dr, Unit 1
4:30 p.m.

Friday, March 3
Legislative Hotline
162 W Lincolnway
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
No advanced reservations required - FREE

Tuesday, March 14
Envision the Future
215 E Division Rd
Volunteers Needed!

Thursday, March 16
Business After Hours
1300 Vale Park Rd
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
No advanced reservations required - FREE

Friday, March 17
Legislative Hotline
162 W Lincolnway
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
No advanced reservations required - FREE

Tuesday, March 21
Speed Networking
Valpo Chamber
162 W Lincolnway
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 22
Quarterly Membership Breakfast
Workplace Safety
216 Ballantrae St
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.


Monday, June 26
FunDay Golf Classic

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

American Fire Co.

Elements Wine Bar

Health Communities of La Porte County

McColly Real Estate (Brugos)

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