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Portage Township Schools Update, May 4, 2018

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Kyle Elementary
Third grade students from Kyle did a science experiment this morning. They had to prep and package a raw egg how ever they wanted to and then the principle Mr. Sopko dropped the egg from the roof. The egg package was then opened up to make sure the egg did not drop and it was checked to make sure the egg was raw.

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Metro Recycling: Making the Most of Materials While Serving Their Communities

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Members of the Ideas in Motion Media team had the opportunity to take advantage of the spring like temperatures and took a tour of the Metro Recycling Facility.

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Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Announces New 72,000 Square Foot Facility

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Feeding the nearly 100,000 food insecure people across Lake and Porter counties is no small task, but is one that the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana has proudly taken on since 1982.

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Hammond Mayor Announces New Building Commissioner


City-of-HammondMayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces Robert Vale has been named Building Commissioner for the City of Hammond. As Building Commissioner, Mr. Vale will be responsible for the enforcement of the building codes on all residential and commercial properties, licensing contractors and inspection of new construction to ensure they are being built to current code.

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A Chance to Win $100,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana

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Enter for Free to Win A Marketing and Advertising Package from ACI Valued at $25,000!

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Lake Shore Ford Partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana to host Drive 4 UR Community Fundraiser

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Lake Shore Ford of Burns Harbor recently teamed up with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana to host a one-day, Drive 4 UR Community event that brought new Ford vehicles of all shapes and sizes to the Duneland Club in Chesterton. From family cars and pick-up trucks, to sporty rides and classic sedans, there was a vehicle sure to pique the interest of anybody who stopped in.

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The Edison Park Groundbreaking Kicks Off the Re-Creation of Hammond Parks

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On Tuesday afternoon, city officials and engaged citizens gathered at what appeared to be nothing more than a construction zone. The event, however, was a groundbreaking hosted by Hammond Mayor McDermott and the Hammond Parks Department, the 4th District Councilman William Emerson, and the Hammond Board of Parks Commissioners. The end result will be on an impressive renovation and revitalization of Edison Park.

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52nd Annual IU Northwest Commencement set for May 10 at the Genesis Center


rot1Indiana University Northwest will host its 52nd Annual Commencement on Thursday, May 10 beginning at 4 p.m. at the Genesis Center, located at 5th Avenue and Broadway in Gary. The ceremony is expected to last two hours.

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United Way Youth Day of Caring Participants Spruced Up Gabis Arboretum

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United Way of Porter County hosted its Youth Day of Caring event on Saturday, April 21 at Gabis Arboretum.

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Governor Holcomb on the Importance of Northwest Indiana

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Recently, our own Chris Mahlmann, founder and owner of Ideas in Motion Media, sat down with Governor Eric Holcomb at the Crossroads Chamber of Commerce offices in Merrillville to talk about what he finds so important about Northwest Indiana. Highlights include the diversity, economic opportunity, and unique character of the Region. With the progress made with double-tracking on the South Shore Line and other progress made thanks to ongoing cooperation in Northwest Indiana, the Governor sees a lot of positive news in the future for the Region! Watch the full video for more! 

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Benefit of Federal Tax Reform Takes Effect for NIPSCO Customers


rot2As a result of federal tax reform, NIPSCO natural gas and electric customers will benefit from a reduction in their monthly statements beginning with their May 2018 billing period.

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