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Ribbon Cutting & Open House – Glazer Facial & Cosmetic Surgery, October 5, 2017

Dr. Glazer & Staff celebrate “Fall Into Beauty” at Woodland Health Center
Dr. Glazer & Staff celebrate “Fall Into Beauty” at Woodland Health Center

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Inspiring Women Luncheon – Blue Chip Orleans Ballroom, October 4, 2017

Sharonna Reaves, U of Tennessee Lady Vol’s Assistant Coach, shared what it takes to achieve your goals & get to a successful destination in her keynote address.
Sharonna Reaves, U of Tennessee Lady Vol’s Assistant Coach, shared what it takes to achieve your goals & get to a successful destination in her keynote address.
The  PNC Bank team with speaker Sharonna Reaves.   PNC Bank has supported “Inspiring Women” as title sponsor for 7  consecutive years.
The PNC Bank team with speaker Sharonna Reaves.  PNC Bank has supported “Inspiring Women” as title sponsor for 7 consecutive years.
Harbour Trust sponsored a table and treated Marquette High School student athletes to lunch.
Harbour Trust sponsored a table and treated Marquette High School student athletes to lunch.
Blue Chip generously supported the event as a table sponsor.
Blue Chip generously supported the event as a table sponsor.
Corinna Ladd, PNC Bank’s Regional Vice President, spoke of the bank’s commitment to women-owned business financial support.
Corinna Ladd, PNC Bank’s Regional Vice President, spoke of the bank’s commitment to women-owned business financial support.
Ms. Reaves has a local connection!  She is pictured here with her sister, Christy Carnes, a Michigan City resident.
Ms. Reaves has a local connection! She is pictured here with her sister, Christy Carnes, a Michigan City resident.
Marquette High School student athletes were sponsored by chamber members at the event.
Marquette High School student athletes were sponsored by chamber members at the event.
Go Slicers!  LaPorte High School student athletes enjoyed meeting Coach Reaves.
Go Slicers! LaPorte High School student athletes enjoyed meeting Coach Reaves.
Ms. Reaves in the Wolves Den!
Ms. Reaves in the Wolves Den!

Photos by Paul Kemiel Photographics

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Business After Hours – Hosted by EDC at Made in LaPorte County, September 13, 2017

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Ribbon Cutting & Grand Reopening – Von Tobel Lumber & Hardware, August 18, 2017

The Michigan City location has been totally remodeled, including an expanded Kitchen & Bath Design Center.
The Michigan City location has been totally remodeled, including an expanded Kitchen & Bath Design Center.
Chamber members attending the event are (L-R):  Lisa Ribar & Laure Ewart    (First Trust Credit Union), & Stephanie Erne (Hicks Chiropractic.
Chamber members attending the event are (L-R): Lisa Ribar & Laure Ewart (First Trust Credit Union), & Stephanie Erne (Hicks Chiropractic.
Cutting the Ribbon!
Cutting the Ribbon!
Von Tobel employees gather under the new Von Tobel logo
Von Tobel employees gather under the new Von Tobel logo

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Business After Hours – It’s Vegas Baby at Blue Chip Casino, August 17, 2017

Get your banking on! L-R:  Bill Gertner (Hozion Bank), Charlie Roberts (Bank of England Mortgage) & Karri Krumnow (1st Source Bank).
Get your banking on! L-R: Bill Gertner (Hozion Bank), Charlie Roberts (Bank of England Mortgage) & Karri Krumnow (1st Source Bank)
L-R:  Meghan Johnson(Patrick’s Grille), Allison Zoll (Blue Chip) & Julie Gill (Patrick’s Grille)
L-R: Meghan Johnson(Patrick’s Grille), Allison Zoll (Blue Chip) & Julie Gill (Patrick’s Grille)
L-R:  Megan Applegate (Applegate & Co),  Gojko Pamucar (Paychex) & Leah Konrady (One Region)
L-R: Megan Applegate (Applegate & Co), Gojko Pamucar (Paychex) & Leah Konrady (One Region)
Bill Hackney (News-Dispatch) & Angela Gaghan (Blue Chip)….the long & short of it!
Bill Hackney (News-Dispatch) & Angela Gaghan (Blue Chip)….the long & short of it!
Cynthia Henderson (Lakeshore Public Media) won a family membership to Friendship Botanic Gardens.
Cynthia Henderson (Lakeshore Public Media) won a family membership to Friendship Botanic Gardens.
Kandi Tague (L – LP Federal CU) & Kris Pate (United Way)
Kandi Tague (L – LP Federal CU) & Kris Pate (United Way)

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New Teacher Luncheon - Pottawattomie Country Club, August 11, 2017

First Trust Credit Union treated educators to lunch as a table sponsor at the event.
First Trust Credit Union treated educators to lunch as a table sponsor at the event.
L-R:  Deb Chubb (Imagination Station) & Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins (Supt. MCAS) keynote speaker at the luncheon.
L-R: Deb Chubb (Imagination Station) & Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins (Supt. MCAS) keynote speaker at the luncheon.
L-R:  Chamber President Mary Jo Orlowski & Jamie Miller (Unity Foundation)
L-R: Chamber President Mary Jo Orlowski & Jamie Miller (Unity Foundation)
Teachers enjoy a respite from all their hard work thanks to generous Chamber  members.
Teachers enjoy a respite from all their hard work thanks to generous Chamber members.
Anthony Novak (Newby, Lewis, Kaminksy & Jones), Charlie Keene (General Insurance) & Megan Applegate (Applegate & Co.).  Anthony & Megan are both leaders of the Chamber’s Lakefront Career Network.
Anthony Novak (Newby, Lewis, Kaminksy & Jones), Charlie Keene (General Insurance) & Megan Applegate (Applegate & Co.). Anthony & Megan are both leaders of the Chamber’s Lakefront Career Network.
And here they are!  New teachers from Michigan City public & parochial schools.
And here they are! New teachers from Michigan City public & parochial schools.

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Sullair- Hitachi Celebration – Sullair Headquarters Michigan City, August 9, 2017

Indiana State Rep Scott Pelath speaks to the Sullair employees & Hitachi executives at the celebration of Hitachi’s acquisition of Sullair Corp.
Indiana State Rep Scott Pelath speaks to the Sullair employees & Hitachi executives at the celebration of Hitachi’s acquisition of Sullair Corp.
Sullair President Jack Carlson thanked employee families for their support through the years.
Sullair President Jack Carlson thanked employee families for their support through the years.
Mayor Ron Meer joins in the traditional Japanese kagami biraki ceremony – breaking of the saki barrel in celebrate of Sullair’s new ownership.
Mayor Ron Meer joins in the traditional Japanese kagami biraki ceremony – breaking of the saki barrel in celebration of Sullair’s new ownership.
Traditional taiko drummers put on a wonderful show
Traditional taiko drummers put on a wonderful show

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Ribbon Cutting – Michigan City Yacht Club, July 27, 2017

MCYC Commodore Tim Chesna welcomes members and guests to the refurbished club at 12 on the Lake, Michigan City
MCYC Commodore Tim Chesna welcomes members and guests to the refurbished
club at 12 on the Lake, Michigan City

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Business After Hours – Hosted by LaPorte County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau at Shady Creek Winery, July 19, 2017

L-R:  Mary Ellen Hatten (Blue Chip), Jack Arnett (CVB) & Kate Komay (Blue Chip)
L-R: Mary Ellen Hatten (Blue Chip), Jack Arnett (CVB) & Kate Komay (Blue Chip)
L-R:  Kate McGowan & Isis Cains (News-Dispatch) put Jaime Miller (Unity Foundation) in the middle of the conversation
L-R: Kate McGowan & Isis Cains (News-Dispatch) put Jaime Miller (Unity Foundation) in the middle of the conversation
Amy Davis –Navadaurkus <left> (Lubeznik Ctr.) was a big winner!  Four Winds sales representative Allie Mojsiejenko presents Amy with the prize - a Four Winds gift certificate.
Amy Davis –Navadaurkus (Lubeznik Ctr.) was a big winner! Four Winds sales representative Allie Mojsiejenko presents Amy with the prize - a Four Winds gift certificate.
L-R:  Bill Gertner (Horizon Bank), Tom Teets (Reins of Life) & Burke Foster (MC Chrysler) enjoy a great summer afternoon at Shady Creek Winery.
L-R: Bill Gertner (Horizon Bank), Tom Teets (Reins of Life) & Burke Foster (MC Chrysler) enjoy a great summer afternoon at Shady Creek Winery.

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Ribbon Cutting – Details Dry Cleaning & Laundry, Friday, June 14, 2017

L-R:  Mary Jo Orlowski (MC Chamber President), Wendy & Jay Patheja (Owners) & MC Councilman Bryant Dabney
L-R: Mary Jo Orlowski (MC Chamber President), Wendy & Jay Patheja (Owners)
& MC Councilman Bryant Dabney

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Ribbon Cutting – Samaritan Center Elston Branch, June 22, 2017

Ribbon Cutting – Samaritan Center Elston Branch, June 22, 2017

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Ribbon Cutting for Pool Grand Re-Opening - LaPorte Family YMCA/Elston Branch, June 22, 2017

Ribbon Cutting for Pool Grand Re-Opening - LaPorte Family YMCA/Elston Branch, June 22, 2017

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Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening - MC Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, June 14, 2017

Michigan City Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram celebrated the Grand Opening of their new Michigan City location (501 E. US 20) with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony
Michigan City Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram celebrated the Grand Opening of their new Michigan City location (501 E. US 20) with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony

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Annual Golf Outing – Pottawattomie Country Club, June 7, 2017

Pott CC Pro Mike Nygren & Chamber President Mary Jo Orlowski make announcements before the shotgun start
Pott CC Pro Mike Nygren & Chamber President Mary Jo Orlowski make announcements before the shotgun start
Dorene Martinson (L) & Lisa Ribar (R) working hard at the First Trust Credit Union Oasis Hole
Dorene Martinson (L) & Lisa Ribar (R) working hard at the First Trust Credit Union Oasis Hole
It’s the Patrick’s Grille foursome
It’s the Patrick’s Grille foursome
1st Source Bank’s Oasis Hole – fun & games!
1st Source Bank’s Oasis Hole – fun & games!
Haas & Associates are a colorful bunch
Haas & Associates are a colorful bunch
Sometimes you only need the best...the EDC threesome
Sometimes you only need the best...the EDC "threesome"
You see these guys over the Horizon all the time…Horizon Bank that is
You see these guys over the Horizon all the time…Horizon Bank that is
I think we all agree – the Sager Metal Strip Co. team was having more fun than anyone else
I think we all agree – the Sager Metal Strip Co. team was having more fun than anyone else
It’s never too early - or too late - to visit with Mr. Jack Daniels
It’s never too early - or too late - to visit with Mr. Jack Daniels
MC’s finest!  A team from the MC Fire & Police departments
MC’s finest! A team from the MC Fire & Police departments
Team Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones came in 2nd this year
Team Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones came in 2nd this year
Rima Binder, Friendship Botanic Gardens, won the chance to putt for $10,000
Rima Binder, Friendship Botanic Gardens, won the chance to putt for $10,000
Dede Chapman (MC Chamber) presents the consolation prize to Rima…alas, no ten grand
Dede Chapman (MC Chamber) presents the consolation prize to Rima…alas, no ten grand

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Freedom Boat Ribbon Cutting

Freedom Boat Club celebrated their Michigan City location (200 Dock, Washington Park Marina) with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on May 24, 2017
Freedom Boat Club celebrated their Michigan City location (200 Dock, Washington Park Marina) with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on May 24, 2017

Centennial Cover Art Winner

 And the winner is…. Michigan City Chamber President Mary Jo Orlowski presented a check for $300 to Hunter Combs, a junior at Michigan City High School, for his winning entry in the chamber’s Member Directory cover art contest.  Deanna Ehrhardt (left), Digital Design Teacher, and Bonnie Manuel (right), Principal, were on hand to congratulate Hunter.
And the winner is…. Michigan City Chamber President Mary Jo Orlowski presented a check for $300 to Hunter Combs, a junior at Michigan City High School, for his winning entry in the chamber’s Member Directory cover art contest. Deanna Ehrhardt (left), Digital Design Teacher, and Bonnie Manuel (right), Principal, were on hand to congratulate Hunter.

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Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening – Uptown Cakery, May 19, 2017

Time to cut the ribbon!
Time to cut the ribbon!
The creative staff at Uptown Cakery with some of their goodies!
The creative staff at Uptown Cakery with some of their goodies!

Photos by Paul Kmeil

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Ribbon Cutting & Open House – Meridian Title, May 17, 2017

It was all smiles at the Meridian Title Corp. Ribbon Cutting in their newly remodeled offices.
It was all smiles at the Meridian Title Corp. Ribbon Cutting in their newly remodeled offices.
Lots of well-wishers at Meridian Title’s Open House.
Lots of well-wishers at Meridian Title’s Open House.

Photos by Paul Kmeil

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Ground Breaking - Haskell Building/Ameriplex Marquette, May 16, 2017

Ground Breaking Ceremony - Group One
Ground Breaking Ceremony - Group One
Ground Breaking Ceremony – Group Two
Ground Breaking Ceremony - Group Two

Photos by Paul Kmeil

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BiZ EXPO – May 2, 2017, Blue Chip Stardust Event Center

The Van Sessens - a Father-Son team from Inspiration Wood Cottage Inn & Conference Center.
The Van Sessens - a Father-Son team from Inspiration Wood Cottage Inn & Conference Center.
Cynthia Henderson of Lakeshore Public Media
Cynthia Henderson of Lakeshore Public Media
Nice display from CertaPro Painters of Schererville
Nice display from CertaPro Painters of Schererville
Patrick’s Grille was a popular stop at the EXPO.
Patrick’s Grille was a popular stop at the EXPO.
Stephanie Erne of Hicks Chiropractic Health Center.
Stephanie Erne of Hicks Chiropractic Health Center.
On the air with WEFM live from the EXPO!
On the air with WEFM live from the EXPO!
Uptown Cakery put a smile on everyone’s face!
Uptown Cakery put a smile on everyone’s face!
Julie Curtis wants you to fly away from South Bend International Airport.
Julie Curtis wants you to fly away from South Bend International Airport.
General Insurance Services.
General Insurance Services.
Chrissy Ennis made it easy to get to know what is offered at South Bend Chocolate Company in Lighthouse Place.
Chrissy Ennis made it easy to get to know what is offered at South Bend Chocolate Company in Lighthouse Place.

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Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening – Sacred Dunes Alternative Health, April 29, 2017

The food was wonderful!...and healthy.
The food was wonderful!...and healthy.
Sacred Dunes Alternative Health Staff
Sacred Dunes Alternative Health Staff
Co-Owners (L-R):  Lindsay Negrelli & Stephanie Gordon cut the ribbon!
Co-Owners (L-R): Lindsay Negrelli & Stephanie Gordon cut the ribbon!
Musician John Derado provided music for young and old.
Musician John Derado provided music for young and old.

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Ribbon Cutting – Belle Tire, April 20, 2017

Congratulations all around at Belle Tire’s Ribbon Cutting celebration. Belle Tire is located at 4431 Franklin Street, Michigan City.
Congratulations all around at Belle Tire’s Ribbon Cutting celebration. Belle Tire is located at 4431 Franklin Street, Michigan City.
L-R:  Manager Johnnie Rasnake (Belle Tire), Tireman & Mary Jo Orlowski (Chamber President)
L-R: Manager Johnnie Rasnake (Belle Tire), Tireman & Mary Jo Orlowski (Chamber President)

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Spotlight Luncheon – Briar Leaf Golf Course, April 12, 2017

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Annual Dinner – Blue Chip Stardust Event Center, March 24, 2017





Photos by Paul Kemiel Photographics
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Business After Hours – The Harbor Grand Prairie Room, March 9, 2017

L-R:  Alison, Terry & Holli of Toast Properties – our hostesses for the event
L-R: Alison, Terry & Holli of Toast Properties – our hostesses for the event
Kevin Beres (L - Horizon Bank) with Jan & Big Bob Schultz (LEFCO)
Kevin Beres (L - Horizon Bank) with Jan & Big Bob Schultz (LEFCO)
The food was spectacular – and the wines offered for tastings were amazing!
The food was spectacular – and the wines offered for tastings were amazing!
Mary Jo Orlowski (L-Chamber President) & Holli Dixon (Events Mgr., Harbor Grand)
Mary Jo Orlowski (L-Chamber President) & Holli Dixon (Events Mgr., Harbor Grand)
Quite a crowd! About 40 members & guests attended
Quite a crowd! About 40 members & guests attended
The Prairie Room has state-of-the-art AV equipment in a contemporary setting
The Prairie Room has state-of-the-art AV equipment in a contemporary setting
The Prairie Room is a private event room at the Harbor Grand – perfect for personal and corporate events.
The Prairie Room is a private event room at the Harbor Grand – perfect for personal and corporate events.
 

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Business After Hours – Bistro Bella, February 21, 2017

It’s Team Planet Fitness!
It’s Team Planet Fitness!
L-R:  Jessica O’Brien, Stacey Bernhardt, Julie Gill & Meglan
L-R: Jessica O’Brien, Stacey Bernhardt, Julie Gill & Meglan
Jay Williams & Debbie of Briar Leaf Golf Club
Jay Williams & Debbie of Briar Leaf Golf Club
L-R: Paul Heitmann (Lakeshore Promotions) & Kurt Catterlin (City Supply)
L-R: Paul Heitmann (Lakeshore Promotions) & Kurt Catterlin (City Supply)
Chef/Co-Owner Luis Serrano & Manager Nick Blank pick a winner of dinner for two
Chef/Co-Owner Luis Serrano & Manager Nick Blank pick a winner of dinner for two
 

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Business After Hours – LaPorte County YMCA Elston Branch, January 19, 2017

Chamber Ambassador Dawn Zigler (Meridian Title) greets Jamie Miller (Unity Foundation).
Chamber Ambassador Dawn Zigler (Meridian Title) greets Jamie Miller (Unity Foundation).
Chamber events are all about networking.
Chamber events are all about networking.
Theresa Edwards (Meridian Title) is in the building!
Theresa Edwards (Meridian Title) is in the building!
Elizabeth Downs (YMCA Healthy Living Dir.) and  Susan Aaron (YMCA Board Pres.) are bringing the happy.
Elizabeth Downs (YMCA Healthy Living Dir.) and Susan Aaron (YMCA Board Pres.) are bringing the happy.

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New Member Morning – Chamber Office, January 17, 2017

L-R:  Joe Grossbauer (GGNet) and Tom Harvel (Northwoods Construction)
L-R: Joe Grossbauer (GGNet) and Tom Harvel (Northwoods Construction)
It’s always good to start the day with a laugh, and a full house of chamber members.
It’s always good to start the day with a laugh, and a full house of chamber members.

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