Chamber Express March 14, 2014

Chicago Street Theatre
"Snow Angel" Opening!

rot1Our Teen Ensemble Production is nearly here and is a unique opportunity to experience the youth in our company perform a work by a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright in the intimate space of our Edith B. Wood Studio. Tickets are going quickly so don't miss your chance to see Snow Angel by David Lindsay-Abaire running March 14 through March 22!

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Road to Life Church
Sundays Special Guest Speaker: John Vereeken

Join us at Road to Life Church this Sunday with special guest John Vereeken. John is the pastor of a thriving church in South America and is a Catalyst Speaker along with John Maxwell and others. He is also part of the lead team of the RLCI Organization that helped plant Road to Life Church in Chesterton. John has a powerful message to share with RTLC. You do not want to miss this opportunity to hear a powerful truth!! Road to Life meets every Sunday at Chesterton Middle School with services at 9:00 am and 11:00 am. For more information about RTLC or any of our events, please visit our website or call 219.728.6290. You can also follow us on Twitter @roadchurch, find us on Facebook @roadtolifechurch, or say hello in person at the Living Room bookstore located at 135 S. Calumet in Chesterton. See you soon!!

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4th Street Theater
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street-Next on Stage

Sweeney Todd is coming to Chesterton. Performances start on Saturday, March 15 and continue through March 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 and April 3-6. Sunday performances are at 3:00 pm, all others start at 8:00 pm. Sweeney Todd is set in 19th century England. The musical tells the story of Benjamin Barker, aka Sweeney Todd, who returns to London after 15 years' exile on trumped-up charges. When he finds out the circumstances surrounding his wife's death, he vows revenge on the judge, and later, the whole world. He teams up with a pie maker, Mrs. Lovett, and opens a barbershop in which he kills the customers and has them disposed of in a very tasteful manner.

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Chesterton Art Center
Cuff Bracelet Classes

Mara Wible will be offering a series of cuff bracelet classes at the Chesterton Art Center the last (2) weeks of March. The Pointed Cuff Bracelet class will be held on Tuesday, March 18 and the Rounded Cuff Bracelet class on Tuesday, March 25. Both classes are offered at 5:15 pm and at 7:00 pm. To register, please call the Art Center at 219.926.4711. For more information or to see photos of the projects, please go to the website at. The Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton, IN 46304.

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East Wind Acupuncture
March Special!

FREE Tuesday class March 18 at 6:30 pm: Trigger Point Therapy. Learn tips and tricks on how to feel your best AT HOME! SATURDAY MASSAGE March 15!! Call to schedule an appointment! 219.395.9928.

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1st Source Bank
Veteran Business Workshop
Thursday, March 20 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

1st Source Bank will host a workshop for veteran business owners and members of the military with speakers from the bank, the SBA, government contracting experts and the SBDC at the Portage University Center located at 6260 Central Ave in Portage. Get information on starting or growing your business, obtaining loans, and resources available to assist veteran business owners. There is no charge for this business breakfast workshop. Contact Carrie Kosac of 1st Source at 574.239.4397 or to register by March 18th.

Indiana Dunes State Park
Get out and Explore!

The next shelf ice exploration will be Saturday, March 22 at 2:00 pm. These beach meet ups offer the chance to learn how shelf ice is formed, as well as a safe and awesome look at them from atop the historic beach pavilion. Each exploration meets outside the beach pavilion. Can't make it for the shelf ice exploration? Come to our now 5 year annual tradition and learn about how fire is used in the park, during this very interactive and up-close look at prescribed fire. Fire on the Prairie is scheduled for Saturday, March 29 at 2:00 pm. Kids under 12, must have a parent or responsible adult with them.

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WaterBird Banquet Center
Improv Comedy Night
Saturday, March 22

WaterBird Banquet Center to present Improv Comedy Night on March 22. Join us for an evening that will leave you in stitches! Northwest Indiana's only improv comedy group, Disposable Theatre of Chesterton, will hit the stage at the WaterBird Banquet Center. Tickets are $15 at the door and include (1) drink voucher. This is an 18+ show. Premium Cash Bar & Appetizer Menu will be available during the event. Spring is right around the corner, WaterBird Spa is now offering Pedicures! Check out our Hot Deal on the Duneland Chamber Website to get special discounts to get your feet spring ready.

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East Wind Studios
March Special!

10% off Class Cards!! Our upcoming workshop will be Intro to CrossFit with Bill Green. Workshop right for any fitness level. Sign up early to receive early bird discount! Hot Yoga is Saturdays 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Advanced Registration Strongly Encouraged. SPACE IS LIMITED! Series starts again March 22. Call 219.728.1647 or visit our website by clicking below for more information.

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The annual Curves Food Drive will take place from March 10 - March 23. Everyone is invited to take part in the Food Drive by bringing in a non-perishable food item or a monetary contribution of at least $30. All new members who make a donation won't be charged a fee when joining Curves as either a Fitness or Curves Complete member. Curves is also offering the new Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels. For more information call 219.929.5592 or visit our website by clicking below.

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Duneland Family YMCA
Free Pain Clinic
Wednesday, March 26 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Chesterton Physical Therapy, Inc. will feature a free pain clinic in the Community Room at the Y from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. Chesterton Physical Therapy's President Dimple Singh asks, "When you have a fever, you go to the doctor. When you have a toothache, you see a dentist. When you break a bone, you see the orthopedic surgeon. When you strain a muscle or have chronic nagging pain, who do you see? We suggest your local physical therapists." Stop by at the free pain clinic and ask why you are hurting and what you can do about it. Also receive information on how to prevent injuries or falls. This clinic is open to the community. For more information about Y programming, contact us at 219.926.4204.

Miller Bakery Cafe
Spring Wine Festival
March 26 and 27 celebrate Spring and sample over 30 wines from the premier wine vendors in Northwest Indiana: Carroll Wine and Spirits, Crossroads Vintners, Free Market Wines and Southern Wine and Spirits. Vote on your favorite wines for addition to our menu, and enjoy food pairings, live music, gift card drawing and more! Call 219.427.1446 for reservations.

Rita Jackson Sculptor
The Hunt and Gather Market
Friday, March 28

Lake County Fairgrounds will be hosting The Hunt and Gather Market which will be such a fun show and a great event to attend! Please see attached flyer for pictures of my work and more event details, but here are the basics: Hunt and Gather Pop Up Market, Friday March 28 Open Admission $3 from 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm. I have new ritabunnies, pins, hedgehogs, lambies and oh so much more! I hope you will join me and shop my Spring Collection.

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Nature's Cupboard
Sample Saturday
Saturday, March 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Nature's Cupboard of Chesterton will be hosting Sample Saturday March 29 2014. The event will include sales, promotions, raffles, and samples. Representatives from Garden of Life, Panos Farms and Pharmanex will be available to sample out products, test antioxidant levels, and answer any questions you may have. Stop by for an afternoon of fun!

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Impact Solutions
Fundraiser for Carnahan Foundation April 1

Figure Eight Brewing and Impact Solutions will sponsor the very first fundraiser for The Carnahan Foundation on Tuesday April 1st! No joke, Figure Eight will be open just for us on a Tuesday! The party starts at 5:00 pm sharp and will wrap up about 9:00 pm. As with all of our fundraising events, this is a family friendly event! There will be a silent auction with items donated by several local businesses and a few local bands will play for the night including Southtown Junkie, Static sound, and Tres. If you are unable to attend, but would still like to donate, shoot an email to:

Liberty Mutual-Lesley Green
Help Donate to the Porter County Animal Shelter
Lesley Green, a local Sales Representative for Liberty Mutual Insurance, has partnered with the Porter County Animal Shelter to help raise much needed donations. Now until April 1, if you contact Lesley to complete a no-obligation quote for auto or home insurance, Liberty Mutual will donate $5 for each completed quote! Call Lesley today at 219.921.4004. You could save money by choosing Liberty Mutual and help the Porter County Animal Shelter continue to provide great care to homeless animals!!

A Positive Approach to Teen Health (PATH)
10th Annual Professional Seminar

A Positive Approach to Teen Health announces our 10th annual professional seminar, American Teens in Crisis: Teens Under Stress. We provide education and support for youth workers, parents, educators, and counselors as well as offering professional accreditation.Join us Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm. Conference topics include: Coping skills, Depression, Self-harm, Suicide, Substance Abuse Addiction. We will also look at Breaking the Stereotypes: Teens who are rebellious, moody, antisocial caving to peer pressure.

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Ideas in Motion Media
2014 Northwest Indiana Racing Guide

Ideas in Motion Media has put together a list of races taking place all over Northwest Indiana. Check out their website to find a race to get involved in today! If you are putting on a race or know of any upcoming races in the area that aren't in the guide yet, please email the information over. The guide will be continually updated so check back for more upcoming races.

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Epic Limo Inc.
Check Out Our New Addition!

Epic Limo Inc. has added to the fleet! In addition to the brand new 2014 Chrysler Sedans that are offered to our clients, we are happy to announce that we now offer 2 new 6 passenger limousines. The 6 passenger limousines have club seating along with a mini bar in the cabin of the vehicle. Call Epic Limo Inc. for special pricing offered to Duneland Chamber members. Make it an EPIC evening with Epic Limo Inc. 219.462.5466

Wilson-Stronks, LLC
Seeking Part-time Office Assistance
Wilson-Stronks is seeking an energetic, organized, articulate professional with attention to detail for part-time project work. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in being part of the growth of a young consulting business. You will work with two nationally-known professionals to improve the delivery of healthcare. Clients include hospitals, health systems, public health departments, communities, and advocacy organizations from across the country. For more information please email or call 219.728.1567.

Rotary Your Local Rotary Club is Missing Your Voice!
The Northwest Indiana Rotary Chapter is celebrating their 100th birthday with a campaign to add 100 new members in 100 days! Join and make a difference in local and global communities. Rotary is a great way to connect and network with other leaders and achievers in the community. Also, meeting fascinating people and enhance your leadership skills, share diverse perspectives and make life-long friendships. Contact Christina Dougherty, Rotary District Governor 6540, at 219.617.3268 or email, to learn more.

Wrap It Up
Personalized Easter Baskets With A Twist

Our Easter Baskets have two twists (1) they are personalized (2) and they are not your normal basket that you find in a grocery store. We create ours in a gallon keepsake can filled with all kinds of goodies. Give us your budget and we'll create the keepsake until you're 100% satisfied. All contents have matching wrappers filled with chocolate, lip balm, water bottle, and much more! Call us today to place your order. Free personalization on all products! 219.728.6443.

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Porter Regional Hospital
Relocates Valparaiso CareEXPRESS to LaPorte Avenue

The Valparaiso CareEXPRESS Urgent Care Center in Porter Regional Hospital's Valparaiso Medical Center on Roosevelt Road recently relocated to 809 LaPorte Ave. in Valparaiso. The new site, which is located directly across from the former hospital, offers expanded hours 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, seven days a week as well as on-site lab and x-ray services and no appointment is necessary. At CareEXPRESS patients receive prompt, quality walk-in care for illnesses, injuries, sports physicals and more by Porter physicians. For more information about CareEXPRESS call 219.263.4977 or visit our website.

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LaPorte Savings Bank
LaPorte Savings Bank Wins American Advertising Federations ADDY Awards

LaPorte Savings Bank was a winner in the recent ADDY Awards. The Banks mortgage campaign,, won both a Gold ADDY and a Best of Show: Print ADDY Award. The competition is the first level of a three tiered national completion conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation. The ADDY Awards is the largest creative competition of its kind and features more than 50,000 entrants each year. The competition comprises three judging phases; local, regional and national. Having won at the local level, LaPorte Savings Bank will advance further in the competition and compete in the upcoming regional contest.