Chamber Express for February 21, 2014

Duneland-2014-annual-meeting-3Purdue University North Central FAFSA Help Weekend

Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23

Purdue University North Central will have an FAFSA Help Weekend to help students and parents complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) paperwork on Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23 in Technology Building Room 265. During the FAFSA Help Weekend at PNC, PNC financial aid staff will be on hand to help students and their families file the form online. On Saturday, February 22, assistance will be available from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. On Sunday, February 23, assistance will be available from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. PNC will participate in the statewide College Goal Sunday activities. PNC will be one of 40 College Goal Sunday sites in Indiana offering students and their parents the help they need in understanding, completing and filing the FAFSA.

Chesterton Art Center Reception this Sunday!

Sunday, February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On Sunday, February 23 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, the Chesterton Art Center will host the Closing Reception for the Look What's Up artists as well as the Opening Reception for the Rug Hookers exhibit. Guests will be offered treats, beverages and an opportunity to chat live with the participating artists. For more information, please see the website. The Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton, IN 46304.

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St. Mary Medical Center Symptoms & Treatments of Aortic Valve Disease

Monday, February 24 @ 6:00 pm

Aortic Valve Disease weakens the heart and may lead to heart failure. It may not produce warning signs right away, making it difficult to detect at first. Join Cardiothoracic Surgeon Bradford Blakeman, MD, for a seminar discussing the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment options for Aortic Valve Disease.
This program is FREE and being held at the St. Mary Medical Center's Auditorium, west entrance, located at 1500 S. Lake Park Ave., Hobart. Please register at 219.836.3477 or 1.866.836.3477.

Porter Regional Hospital Presents "Get Back in Rhythm"

Wednesday, February 26 @ 6:00 pm

Porter Regional Hospital will present "Get Back in Rhythm" at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, February 26 in the Community Room at Porter Regional Hospital. Atrial fibrillation, commonly called AFib, is a very common heart rhythm disorder that affects about 2.6 million people annually. The presence of atrial fibrillation increases your individual risk of stroke five-fold. Join Cardiologist Dr. Hector Marchand to learn how AFib is diagnosed and the treatment strategies utilized to reduce the risk of stroke. Registration required.

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Chesterton United Methodist Church Mission Spaghetti Dinner

Friday, February 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Chesterton United Methodist Church Mission Team will be hosting an All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, February 28 from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm. The cost is $5 per person. Children 5 and under are free! Proceeds benefit "CUMC Preschool." Chesterton UMC is located at 434 South 2nd Street. For more information contact the church office at 219.926.1478 or visit our website by clicking the link below.

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Harvest Circle Workshop Papercraft Class: DIY Washi Tape

Friday, February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Kate Murray of Love Notes, a stationery and handmade crafts company, will teach you how to make your own washi tape. Washi tape has taken over the craft world lately, and it's easy to see why. It's one of the quickest ways to customize any project. Using stamps, markers and even your own fingers to create one-of-a-kind washi tape to use in crafts of all kinds, Kate will cover a few different techniques that you are sure to love. Registration is required by February 27 to: .

1st Source BankPrime Rib Dinner is Back!

Saturday, March 1

The Chesterton Duneland Kiwanis Club is happy to announce that the Prime Rib Dinner is back by popular demand! Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 1 for the 4th annual dinner at Third Coast Spice Café in Chesterton. Two seatings are available: 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets are $30.00 per person. Carry out orders are also available. (Please order in advance). Tickets are on sale now, and are available at Third Coast Spice Café, 1st Source Bank, and Harris Bank. Reservations are required. Please contact David at 219.926.5858 to reserve your space. All proceeds will benefit the Duneland Community as well as Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis.

The Water Bird Lakeside Spa & Banquet CenterSpirits at the Water Bird

Saturday, March 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Water Bird Lakeside Spa & Banquet Center, along with Pat's Liquors and the Chesterton High School parent Band Boosters Association, will host a beer and wine tasting fundraiser. This event, known as "Spirits at the Water Bird" will take place at the Water Bird Lakeside Spa & Banquet Center. In addition to the sampling of various wine and beer labels, hors d'oeuvres will be available. There will be door prizes and drawings for select gift baskets. Tickets for the event are $35 per person, or $60 per couple if purchased before Monday, March 3. After that date, the ticket pricing will be $40 per person, and $70 per couple. Patrons of this event must be 21 years of age. Tickets are available at the Water Bird Lakeside Spa & Banquet Center and at Pat's Liquors. The proceeds from this event will be donated to the CHS Band Booster Association in support of the CHS Band program.

Duneland YMCAFather-Daughter Dance

Saturday, March 8

On March 8, the Duneland Family YMCA Gym will be transformed for the Y's first father-daughter community dance "HOLLYWOOD: A Night To Remember, Be the Star YOU Already Are." The Y's very own paparazzi will be on hand to snap keepsake photos. Attendees will enjoy snacks, desserts, refreshments, play games and, of course, dance! This evening is for fathers (uncles, grandfathers, and guardians) and daughters ages 12 and under. The cost is $20 per couple and $7 for each additional girl. Please stop by or call 219.926.4204 to purchase. For more event and volunteer information contact Sue at

Opportunity EnterprisesWin a 2014 Volkswagen Beetle

As a part of the 22nd Annual Opportunity Enterprises Gala, OE is selling raffle tickets. The lucky winner, to be announced at OE's Gala on March 8 at Avalon Manor, will receive a 2-year, 10,000 mile-per-year lease on a red 2014 Volkswagen Beetle. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased at the front desk of OE Main, OE Lakeside, or online. All proceeds from the raffle will benefit Opportunity Enterprises and their Respite Program. They also have the option to choose $2,500 cash instead.

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RELAX AND RELEASE with our upcoming workshops on Sunday, February 23, from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm AND on Thursday, February 27, from 10:00 am - 11:30 am. Tickets are $14 for advanced sign up and $20 at the door. This Workshop is going to be Epic! Intro to Tai Chi starts Saturday, March 1 from 9:30 am - 10:30 am. Advanced sign up is $15 and $20 at the door. HOT YOGA takes place Saturdays from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm and 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm. Advanced Registration Strongly Encouraged. SPACE IS LIMITED!!

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Road to Life Church HAPPY BIRTHDAY RTLC!!

Come party with us! You are invited to join us this Sunday at Road to Life Church as we celebrate our 2 year birthday! Road to Life is a thriving church that offers cutting edge worship and teaching that is relevant to this generation. We meet every Sunday at Chesterton Middle School with services at 9:00 am and 11:00 am. Have kids? Bring them to KidTown USA where they will learn through high energy worship, teaching, games, and more! For more information about RTLC, please visit our website or call 219.728.6290. You can also follow us on Twitter @roadchurch, find us on Facebook @roadtolifechurch, or visit us in person at the Living Room Bookstore in downtown Chesterton located at 135 S. Calumet. Life is happening!!

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Dunes Learning Center Summer Camp

Campers from 6 to 16 explore the beaches, prairies, dunes and woodlands of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore while bog stomping, bug hunting, night hiking and more at Dunes Learning Center summer camps. Tour camp facilities, meet staff and ask questions at a camp open house event: Saturday, March 22 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm OR Wednesday, April 16 from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

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Wrap It Up Let's Wrap Up Your Marketing Gifts!

Tired of the same marketing gifts for your customers and clients? We offer unique, fun, and creative marketing products with free personalization. The products are fully branded with your logo, contact information, and unique message. We cover all events and occasions. We're designing for St. Patrick's Day, Mardi Gras, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, 4th of July! Check out our web site to see the various products we wrap! 10% off to Chamber Members on first order. 219.728.6443.

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M.O.M.s Method Referral Program

Don't miss out on taking advantage of our referral program in February. For every new client that lets us know you referred them, you will receive a $5 credit into your account. We have new client forms that EVERY client must fill out before taking class and we will have a spot on that form for your friend to write your name. So please spread the word and earn $ while doing it!!

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First State Bank of Porter Congratulations on your Promotion!

First State Bank of Porter, is pleased to announce the promotion of Sheri Zimmer Business Development Officer and new Branch Manager at our Chesterton location and Jeff Spencer Sr. Vice President and Business Development Officer. Sheri Zimmer has over 30 years of banking experience in the Retail and Lending divisions, primarily working with Small Businesses. She is currently a board member of the Home Builders Association of Northwest Indiana and the Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club. Jeff Spencer has 35-years banking experience in both the retail and lending sides of the bank. Jeff is a Board Member of the United Way of Porter County, Dollars for Scholars and Real Life Community Church. We value all our employees and are especially pleased to watch someone meet the challenges presented and grow into greater responsibilities.