The Portage Chamber of Commerce had a meeting March 18, 2010 in which Lori Sloan, Marketing Director for the Gary-Chicago International Airport, was invited to speak. She spoke about what kind of airline activity the airport has been generating, the board of directors that make decisions about the airport, as well as the importance of investing in the airport from the standpoint of the larger Northwest Indiana area.
"After receiving word about obtaining our brand new Kia Sorento through our partnership with Arnell Auto Group, ValpoLife.com decided to do another vehicle wrap with Steindler Signs. They were so excited they could hardly contain it, and we documented the entire process of them designing and installing the wrap. We can't wait to use our new ""Life Mobile"" to spread good news wherever we go! Check out this video and check out Steindler Signs at http://www.steindlersigns.com!"
"A multitude of businesses and individuals came out to support the United Way of LaPorte County in their biggest fundraiser of the year. In years past, the event was merely a silent and live auction but this year hit the jackpot. Literally. Hosted by Sullair Corporation at Blue Chip Hotel, Casino, and Spa, the event took on a fun theme, ""Night at Old Hollywood"", and guests were treated to live music, food, and dancing. Watch this video to see what happened at this high profile event!
"Steindler Signs gave us a chance to look into one of their recent projects, which was creating and installing welcome signs for the Town of Hebron. This project was a very unique project in the fact that the entire sign besides a few aluminum pieces was constructed out of foam. Watch this video to see how they did it!
A business profile video for our friends at Steindler Signs. They can do anything from truck wraps, to banners, to magnetics to custom cornhole sets. Â They did an awesome job with the ValpoLife Truck Wrap!
ValpoLife holds the first (and only so far!) Business in the Backyard day!
Porter Regional Hospital discusses recent innovations.
"Jonathan Nalli, CEO of Porter Health System, held a press conference July 1, 2010 to disclose the four contractors that received winning bids for the construction of the new hospital at the corner of US 6 and SR 49. The four contractors are Dyer Construction from Dyer, IN, Cives Steel Company from Wolcott, IN, Subsurface Contractors Inc. from St. Louis, and Chicago Decking Erectors from Merrillville, IN. Nalli stressed that this was not only a new building for Porter in the future but an opportunity for the economy of Northwest Indiana to recover with the creation of 600 construction jobs over the course of the 2-year building process. The new hospital is expected to be finished by the summer of 2012.
"As part of summer day camp programs all over Northern Indiana, YMCA's from Hammond to South Bend gathered in Portage to duel it out at the 20th Annual Day Camp Olympics. Track and field events, swimming events and a camp counselor competition took place, and a gold medalist Olympian, Bill Mulliken who won the 200-meter breast troke in the 1960 Rome Olympics, came and shared with the kids his experiences.
On Thursday, July 21st, 2010, Porter Health System made a historical mark for the state, the region and for itself. Prominent leaders and businesspeople gathered at the new site of Porter Hospital right at the intersection of US Highway 6 and State Road 49 to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new facility which is expected to finished in 2012.