2013 is coming to a close, friends. So, it is time to look back fondly on all the things that have happened.
At LaPorteCountyLife, we captured many of these things via video through interviews, profiles, and more. So take a seat, grab some popcorn, and re-live some of our best videos from 2013!
Michigan City NOW Presentation at Blue Chip Casino
As a lakefront city looking to move forward, Michigan City looked to a similar Midwest town to see what they have done to improve quality of life for their residents. This video highlights some of the key topics from each presenter at the Michigan City NOW presentation at the Blue Chip Casino and Spa on December 4, 2013.
Meet the Team at Ideas in Motion Media
A few new additions have the Ideas in Motion Media team humming in all 3 phases. Were aggressively looking for new organizations to share good news about, defending what makes the region so great, and for the 3rd phase? Making a positive impact with the help of our partners. Watch to see what makes this team special.
La Porte County YMCA Andrew Ave. Facility
In May of 2013 the La Porte County YMCA broke ground on a new facility on Andrew Ave. 8.5 acres of land was donated to build this facility, which was finished in just five months. Ideas in Motion Media recently visited the Andrew Ave. facility to see what others can expect. We talked to Executive Director and CEO Cindy Berchem, Cindy's husband Don Berchem, a.k.a. 'Pizza', Marketing Director Vanessa Maher, and Sports Coordinator Tara Buchanan about all the positive developments and programs that are happening here now.
If You're A Church, Group, or Organization in Northwest Indiana, Share Your Positive Stories!
If you're a church, group, or organization, share your positive stories with Ideas in Motion Media's "Life" Networks! www.ideasinmotionmedia.com Northwest Indiana has a very large community of faith and organizations that want to send positive messages to its people. Ideas in Motion Media's "Life" Networks haave looked into several of these communities, and found numerous amounts of churches, groups, and organizations of every denomination and faith you can imagine. There are so many opportunities for people to reach out and spread good messages. We invite any of those communities throughout Northwest Indiana to utilize any of our "Life" networks to help us spread your good words of faith, affirmation, community support, fund-raising efforts, and the interaction that is happening with the people that need help and would love to help others.
United Way of La Porte County 9th Annual Sullair Golf Outing
It was a bright and sunny Monday afternoon on the green, at Pottawattomie Country Club in Michigan City. The country club played host to the 9th Annual United Way Golf Outing, for the La Porte County division of the United Way. 144 golfers showed up, ready to enjoy the day's activities.
Dave Rose of Horizon Bank Interview
We interviewed Dave Rose of Horizon Bank to find out more about how Horizon Bank stays connected to the community, how they've handled online media, what they've done to expand their business, and more!
La Porte High School Class of 2013 Looks Back on Fond Memories
Members of the La Porte High School Senior Class of 2013 look back on their fondest memories of La Porte before they go off to college.
Interview with Congressman Pete Visclosky
'We talked with Congressman Pete Visclosky about some positive aspects of Lake County, the Gary/Chicago International Airport, private investments in "Northwest Indiana, his summer in the area and communicating online and in person. "
Mayor Blair Milo Delivers 2013 State of the City Address to La Porte Chamber of Commerce
La Porte, Indiana's mayor Blair Milo gives a beautiful speech at the 2013 State of the City. Milo reflects on all they have achieved and all that is unfolding in La Porte. Mayor Milo shares about the GLEDC team's partnership with the city having given rise to game-changing projects in the city of La Porte and her vision for the community to believe, take action and achieve goals among much more regarding the upcoming developments in the city.
Made in La Porte County 2013
Manufacturing companies from all over La Porte County gathered at the Civic Auditorium Friday morning to show off the area's impressive trade industry. As the third "Made in La Porte" trade show, this year's event was the largest yet. Approximately 50 different companies participated and over 700 students from local area schools attended the show in addition to the general public. Sponsored by the Greater La Porte Economic Development Corporation (GLEDC) and the Michigan City Economic Development Corporation (EDC), the event represented a collaborative effort between the cities and townships of La Porte County to educate students, bring awareness to the public, and provide an atmosphere for companies to build relationships with one another. In this video, you'll hear from Bob Schaefer of Community Dynamics, La Porte Mayor Blair Milo, Tim Johnson of MCTD Inc and Quality Industrial Services, Jennifer Dove of Filter Specialists Inc., Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins of Michigan City Schools, Jeff Maki of Models Plus, Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer, Frank Cardello from Packaging Logic, Juan Aguirre and Kevin Mangum from Hearthside Food Solutions, Christian Jaworski from Josam Company, and Bert Cook from the Greater La Porte Economic Development Corporation.