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Valpo Look at What You Have Done!

Thanks for all of your support as we wrap up out what has been a truly unbelievable July. We'd like to thank all of you folks who come up to us on the street, in a coffee shop, or out at an event we are covering, and say "Good job". As well as all you folks who shoot us email or post to our Facebook and Twitter feeds to share your enthusiasm for reading articles, looking at photos, and watching videos about all the good people and things going on in Valpo. That passion to seek out what is good about the community we live in is a heck of a testament to why we all live in, work in, or are connected to Valpo and each other.

One area of the site we are looking to expand...

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Practical Experience Given to Interns at Purdue Technology Center

Six firms at the Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana are providing working experience to students who attend Indiana colleges, including Purdue's West Lafayette campus and Purdue University Calumet.

Balanced IT Solutions, HealthCall LLC, Identitylogix, Next Wave Systems LLC, the Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana and SAIC hired 11 interns for the summer. The internships are funded through a grant from the Dean & Barbara White Family Foundation Inc. of Merrillville.

"The foundation awarded $100,000 to support the internship program over the course of five to six semesters," said Kathy DeGuilio-Fox,...

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An Interview with Indiana Chamber President Kevin Brinegar

Before the Lunch with Brinegar event held at Valparaiso University, Indiana Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Brinegar was kind enough to sit down with ValpoLife.com at Air One Photography Studios for an extensive interview.

In the interview, Brinegar touches on the wide range of services offered by the Chamber. The services in the interview are just a few offered by the Chamber to all Indiana businesses—large and small—and are all aimed at keeping Indiana businesses informed, engaged, and successful in the marketplace.


2 Valparaiso Companies Named to Indiana's '50 Companies to Watch'

Fifty companies from 17 Indiana counties have earned a place in Indiana's second annual field of "Companies to Watch."

The accolade, presented by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, its Small Business Development Center network, Purdue University and the Edward Lowe Foundation, recognizes the state's privately held businesses that employ up to 150 employees and have between $750,000 to $100 million in annual revenue or working capital.

"Mid-sized companies like these named Companies to Watch make up the...

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ValpoLife is Good for Life in Valpo

At a time when the news is consumed by the negative stories on the deaths of two celebrity icons- Farrah and Michael, Governor Sanford’s indiscretions, the guy with the name I cannot pronounce in the 70’s style Members Only jacket in Iran that stole the election, the Mad Man of North Korea who wants to shoot nukes at us, the economic downturn, and massive government spending, I've got some good news for you:

The refreshing nature of positive news sure seems to be catching on with the folks in Valpo.

To date we have told over 1,700 stories about kids, adults, organizations,...

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Indiana Chamber Member Spotlight: Northwest Indiana Forum

Valparaiso Indiana Northwest Indiana ForumFor 30 years, the Northwest Indiana Forum has been facilitating economic development in the northwest Indiana. The Forum is a private not-for-profit, membership organization dedicated to new and expanding opportunities, environmental affairs and public policy/advocacy for business and industry. The diversity of membership of the Forum from the steel and oil refining industry to educational institutions and non-profits exemplifies the collaborative effort of the private sector to increase the broad based wealth and improve the overall quality of life of the region.

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City of Valparaiso Welcomes Launch of ValpoLife.com

Dear Readers,

On behalf of the City of Valparaiso, I'd like to welcome VALPOLIFE.com to our city. We're excited about the ways the site will help people connect in Valparaiso. Want to know the score or schedule for local sports? Interested in checking out a new restaurant? Want an update on the latest city projects? This innovative - and interactive - site connects you to the information and events that drive Valparaiso.

The city's entire leadership team welcomes VALPOLIFE.com as a way to showcase our city. Both residents and visitors alike will appreciate having a single spot to access so much positive information. We encourage you to bookmark VALPOLIFE.com so that you can take advantage of the local events, shop the local businesses, and benefit from all that Valparaiso has to offer.

We look forward to connecting with the community through VALPOLIFE.com!

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“It’s Refreshing”

That expression keeps coming back in my mind again and again that past few days and weeks. It could be coming from a variety of things:

  • The crazy paced mania that happens when starting up a whole new community connection website, while trying to steal away enough time to enjoy your kids, your wife, and all the great friends you are meeting
  • The elixir of positive momentum that I get the more often both of those areas of my life are thriving and growing by the day
  • The...

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Economic Stimulus Resources: Does Your Business Qualify?

Valparaiso Indiana Chamber of Commerce

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), more commonly known as the stimulus bill, is a $787 billion federal commitment of spending and tax relief with the primary goals of energizing the economy and creating jobs. Approximately $4.3 billion is coming to Indiana, primarily to state government, with some allocations directly to local communities and organizations.

Categories with the largest projected amounts of formula-based funding (a formula distribution means that allocations will be made to certain...

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Good Morning Valpo!


What is ValpoLife.com?

What is ValpoLife.com?

ValpoLife.com, a website that Valparaiso can call home, dedicated to telling the story about the abundance of great things occurring in the Valparaiso area, has just launched!

We are bursting out of the gate with a head of steam, fueled by the energetic response we have received from many city and county officials, school programs, civic and charitable organizations, businesses that serve Valpo, along with many friends and new contacts, as word about the site began to spread.

The whole ValpoLife team is excited to bring together articles, event listings, videos, photos, blogs and other pieces of content that are current, useful, informative, entertaining, and uplifting about the people, organizations,...

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