How do you sell Northwest Indiana?

By: Chris Mahlmann Last Updated: August 28, 2010

How do you sell Northwest Indiana?

CheckIn with Steve Walsh is a show hosted on 89.1 LakeShore FM, and we have partnered with him to help stimulate discussion and input for the show. Steve will be engaging folks in a round table about that question, and we are happy to see what the Valpo folks had to say about it.

"I grew up here and even I know the area isn’t always an easy sell. How do you convince people to stay and who to you go about inviting more talented people to the party? We’ll talk strengths and weaknesses. "

ValpoLife.com invites its readers to tell us their sales pitch for Northwest Indiana

We’re live at Spill the Beans in Merrillville, noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8. Drop on by or listen live at 89.1 Lakeshore FM.

So what do you think?  How do you sell Northwest Indiana?

You can comment below, you can check out the page about the show, or you can listen in and exchange that day.

That’s one of the topics our panel of contributors will debate live at Spill the Beans and on Lakeshore FM 89.1 on Friday October 8 from noon to 1pm.

The discussion starts now on CheckInwithSteveWalsh.wordpress.com. Comment or submit your own topic for our Rapid-fire roundtable. The best responses will be read live on CheckIn with Steve Walsh, where local radio meets social media.

You also can also stop by Spill the Beans, 7992 Broadway Blvd. in  Merrillville.

Steve Walsh is an award-winning print journalist and radio producer based outside of Chicago. He specialized in investigations and project work the Post-Tribune  in Gary, Indiana, where he also ran the paper’s statehouse office for seven years. In 2003 and 2005, he was embedded with Indiana National Guard troops in Iraq. The second time he took audio equipment for WBEZ. For the last three years he was a founding host producer for WBEZ’s groundbreaking web, radio and multimedia project, Vocalo.org.

All Skate Media specializes in writing, audio production and social media projects. Among the current projects “Check-In with Steve Walsh” a live radio program using the tools of social media to cover current events, set to debut on LakeshoreFM.

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