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Buy Your Sweetie Some Sweets from the Simply Amazing Market!

Simply-Amazing-Valentines-1Enjoy the market's large variety of Valentine's Day treats and gift baskets to help you say "I love you"!

The Simply Amazing Market is a division of Opportunity Enterprises and our clients work within every area of this social enterprise. We welcome you to visit our facility, located at 2801 Evans Avenue in Valparaiso, Indiana to see the Amazing staff as they produce, package and serve our gourmet treats.

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Mention PortageLife at Blythe's and Receive 30% Off Any Baseball Glove!

Receive 30% off any baseball glove at Blythe's Athletics when you mention PortageLife! This special runs through January 25. Enjoy the pre-season savings and check out Blythe's for your 2011 sporting goods!

Blythe's Athletics is located at 2686 Willowcreek Road in Portage and carries everything from athletic socks to swim goggles to letter jackets. Order custom gym bags, jerseys, sweatshirts, or anything else for your team!

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2686 Willowcreek Rd.
Portage, IN 46368
Phone: (219) 764-1151

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Let These Businesses Rock Your Holidays!

We're excited to bring you a great group of companies serving Northwest Indiana who want to get the word out about what's going on this holiday season, and we encourage you to click around, see what these folks are all about, and see some of the awesome deals happening. When you're out shopping for that special someone this year, or getting a bite to eat, please keep in mind the local businesses who are supporting good news and positivity throughout the community.

These are people who keep this community running, through their businesses, through their community work, through their fundraisers, donations, and all the other great things these companies do for everyone in our community. You may know them, you may shop there, and you may be seeing them on the street, in church, at school, or at their place.

Does your company have a good story to share? We offer a lot options on how to do so, and it's so much more than an ad. Through profiles, articles, ads, videos, events, social networks, newsletters, and every other means that we have, we connect you to engaged readers every day in every way. Call us and we'll get working on telling your story to the fastest growing group of positive people that would like to learn more about you. Our Let's Begin Now video gives you a quick taste of what we can do.

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Shop at the Portage Township YMCA this Holiday Season

The Portage Township YMCA can take care of all your holiday shopping needs this holiday season! ymca-new-logo-blue

A gift that will last and increase your lifetime is the gift of wellness. The YMCA offers gift certificates for memberships at any denomination.

Looking to build lasting relationships through YMCA programs?? Gift certificates can be used to help your granddaughter/grandson/son/daughter/neighbor, learn, grow and thrive through gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, toddler classes, swim lessons and much more.

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Engstrom Jewelers Special Promotion Means Your Jewelry Could Be Free This Holiday Season

Planning on purchasing jewelry this holiday season?  Engstrom Jewelers is running a special promotion, and any purchase made could wind up being free!

Here's how it works: Any purchase made between November 26, 2010 and December 24, 2010 will have the full purchase price refunded (minus sales tax) if the Engstrom Jewelers location where the purchase was made gets 4 inches of newly fallen snow on January 1st, between 12:01 AM and 11:59 PM (a 24-hour period).

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Holiday Ham & Fudge Sale to benefit Discoveries Unlimited and Opportunity Enterprises

HamDiscoveries Unlimited is partnering with Opportunity Enterprises in their semi-annual Holiday Ham & “Simply Amazing” Fudge Sale now through December 15, 2010! Proceeds directly support the Discoveries Unlimited STEM Mentor program and Opportunity Enterprises.

The Discoveries Unlimited STEM Mentor program is a one-on one mentoring program, creating teams between female middle school students and industry professionals from Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields. Through a variety of activities and experiences, young women are introduced to and supported in a multitude of career and educational possibilities in STEM. Opportunity Enterprises is a not-for-profit organization that creates sustainable life choices for individuals with challenges and disabilities. Since 1967, OE has provided quality employment, enrichment, and residential services for individuals with developmental disabilities. More than 1,000 children and adults throughout Northwest Indiana receive services on an annual basis.

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OE’s Simply Amazing Market Unveils New Look for the Holidays

Customers-Shopping-OE-Simply-AmazingThe Simply Amazing Market at Opportunity Enterprises has introduced a new product mix, including some items at lower price points, for the holiday season. Customers can also take advantage of the opportunity to shop during new Saturday hours, which are 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. The market is also open weekdays from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, and is located on the north side of OE’s main facility at 2801 Evans Avenue, Valparaiso.

The market continues to feature its two signature product lines – Simply Amazing Gourmet Fudge, and Simply Amazing Gourmet Popcorn – but has added a large variety of other gourmet candies, including locally handmade treats priced as low as $2 each, and a selection of old-fashioned “penny candies.”

Also available is a large selection of holiday-themed gift baskets, which can be purchased pre-made, or ordered in-store or on-line at

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