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Bright Colors and Brighter Smiles Fill Blooms Greenhouse on Customer Appreciation Day

The normally heady perfume of perennials filling the air at Blooms Greenhouse Grower Outlet had a special hint of hot dogs and popcorn on the first Saturday of June this afternoon.

Gardeners from all over the region were treated to a free lunch and snacks as they shopped during Blooms’ Customer Appreciation Day celebration. The greenhouse itself greeted them with an explosion of bright colors, aromatic herbs, and vegetable starts full of summer promise.

Customer-Appreciation-Day-at-Blooms-Greenhouse-2019-16“I love the excitement of spring,” said Sandi Hux, Manager and Office Administrator at Blooms’...

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La Porte County Historical Society 2018 Calendars For Sale

History-Laporte-calendar-2017The La Porte County Historical Society calendars for 2018 are now for sale at the museum. Each year a theme is chosen concerning local history.

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Partners of Life: Best of Retail


The retail and grocery stores in Northwest Indiana are known to have some of the best service and most dedicated staff around, so telling their good news stories is a task we’re proud to take on. With countless community and charity events, as well as proven dedication to customer care, the retail stores of our Region have shown us the lengths they will go to in order to stand out against the rest and that ‘good enough,’ is never enough for them! Check out some of the best stories our retail stores have been a part of:

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HannaFest 2017 Seeks Crafters, Food Vendors, Flea Marketers, and Artists


The annual HannaFest is seeking vendors to sell their arts, crafts, and food items in the park on August 12 in the town of Hanna. Booths in the park are approximately 12X12 and are just $10 (electricity booths and food vendors are $20).

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Play Hard With a Zao Island Play Card and Support Jacob's Ladder


Support Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation Center by purchasing and partaking in the Play Card Fundraiser Challenge with Zao Island!

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Be More this Year at Spa Blu

Spa-Blu-Winter-Newsletter-2017_01This Is the Year to Be More!
Fashion Trends
Backpacks are back! The perfect purse for 2017. Military jackets! Shoes or boots with metallic heels. Winter puffy jackets are comfy and chic!

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Check Out Blue Chip Casino’s Great Entertainment and Special Events Happening in February 2017

Blue-Chip-Presents-Bride-Blu-the-Ultimate-Wedding-Planning-Event-2017 Don’t miss Northwest Indiana’s Premier Bridal Fair, bride blu, to be held on Sunday, February 19 from noon-3 pm in the Stardust Event Center. bride blu features more than 60 vendors, including wedding dress boutiques, photographers, DJs, caterers, florists, dance studios and jewelers. Tickets are $5 at the door; register for free and to be entered into a drawing for a trip to Las Vegas at

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Blue Chip Presents Bride Blu, the Ultimate Wedding Planning Event


Brides and grooms-to-be are invited to attend the ultimate wedding planning experience, the 2017 Bride Blu Bridal Fair. Sponsored by Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, The Times Media Company and Inspired Living Magazine, Bride Blu will be held in the Stardust Event Center at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Michigan City, Indiana, on Sunday, February 19, from 12 pm to 3 pm.

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Vision Point is Offering up to $100 off a Complete Pair of Glasses with a 10 Can Donation

Vision-Point-is-Offering-up-to-100-off-a-Complete-Pair-of-Glasses-with-a-10-Can-Donation2016 is coming to a close! Start out 2017 and your New Year's resolutions right with a new pair of specs! Vision Point is offering up to $100 off on a complete pair of glasses with 10 can donation and premium frame purchase.

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La Porte Chamber Bucks Available for the Holidays in 2016

La-Porte-Chamber-Bucks-Promo-2016Consider giving Chamber Bucks gift certificates this holiday season! These gift certificates offered through the La Porte Chamber allow the receiver to shop at local stores who participate in the program and are available in options of $5, $10, and $25. The following list is where Chamber Bucks are redeemable:

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Northwest Indiana Photo Library on Sale at 25% Off with Color Weekend 2016

smugumg-2016-photo-saleThe weekend after Thanksgiving is traditionally one where shoppers can take advantage of some great deals. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday offer great opportunities to save big on those gifts for that special someone.

We wanted to bring our own unique flavor to the weekend, so it’s “Color Weekend" here in Northwest Indiana! All of our photos in our photo library are available at for 25% off Wednesday through Monday!

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