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Business Development

Keep it in the Community

SmallBusinessSmall Business Saturday is on November 29, and that is the day that we celebrate all of those local businesses that make the communities in Northwest Indiana unique. Cool restaurants, specialty stores, local contractors, mom and pop stores...we've got them everywhere. People trying to make a name for themselves, trying to serve their community using their passions and skills. "If you want something done right, do it yourself," is the adage that comes to mind. 

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Duneland Chamber Express: November 21, 2014

rot1East Wind Studios
Holiday Special!

Buy a 10 class card and get 5 classes for free! Gift cards available now! Free Tuesday Classes at 6:30 November 25 is Reiki. November Workshop: Yoga for the Neck and Shoulders. November 21...4pm-5:30pm; come relieve the stress that builds up in your body before the holidays begin. Cost is only $25! Call us at 219.728.1647 for more information.

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Air Show Returning to Marquette Park in 2015

rda-marquette-parkMarquette Park will host its first air show since getting a $30 million makeover.

The Gary air show is returning to Marquette Park in July of 2015, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson announced at a press conference at the Marquette Pavilion yesterday. The city is partnering with business at the Gary/Chicago International Airport to produce the event.

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October 2014 Indiana Employment Report

indiana-workforce-developmentThe Hoosier State grew 5,500 private sector jobs in October, led mainly by the Trade, Transportation & Utilities (+3,300), and Manufacturing (+2,500) sectors. Indiana has added private sector jobs 16 of the past 22 months, with monthly increases averaging 3,800. Over the past year, Indiana has consistently led the nation in Manufacturing growth, with more than 24,000 jobs in this sector added since last October. Since July 2009, the low point of employment in the state, Indiana has grown 247,500 private sector jobs in total.

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Duneland Chamber: After Hours Club November 20 + Free Small Business Consulting! December 5 + Monthly Luncheon November 26

rot1After Hours Club
November 20

A large selection of canvas art and ceramics are displayed each year at the ARTability Show and Sale. The art show has become a much anticipated event, attracting over 200 people each year. Every piece of art sold supports the Art Enrichment Program, and an artist receives a commission for every purchase made. Your support will allow individuals with disabilities to discover and nurture their talents.

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Duneland Chamber: Hair's The Thing Ribbon Cutting November 19 + Santa House Volunteers + Thanks for Coming!

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Hair's The Thing
November 19

Join us for the grand opening of Hair's The Thing! Enjoy free food and drinks from Uncle Joe's Bar & Grill, Lemon Tree Mediterranean Grill, Red Cup Cafe & Deli, Kernels and Kones and Hot Diggity Dawg in a laid back environment. Come say hello to Jeanine and Genelle, owners of a one-of-a kind salon located at 205 Broadway in Chesterton. All in their charming, pocket sized salon, they offer host of women's and men's hair care services. With 30 years of experience, they believe if your signatures on it, your heart is in it! Please RSVP and let us know you plan to attend.

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Cindy Colvin to Present "State of the Chamber" on November 20

portagechamber-logoOn November 20, 2014, Cindy Colvin, President of the Portage Chamber of Commerce will share the "State of the Chamber" at Latitudes Waterfront Restaurant Dining & Events from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.

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