Let These Businesses Rock Your Holidays!

By: ValpoLife.com Last Updated: November 18, 2010

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.

Strongbow Inn & BowCafeSchultz Floral & Gifts
Popolano's RestaurantAir One Custom Photography
rTrail Collective EdgeIndustrial Revolution Eatery & Grille
Engstrom JewelersPikk's Tavern
Star PlazaMike's Premier Grill & Pizza King

For an intimate dinner with friends, a business lunch with colleagues, or a special meal with your family, there's one destination that is renowned for the culinary excellence, casual elegance, and a classic, yet highly creative, menu to please every palate - Strongbow.

Strongbow Inn has some great events going on this holiday season, and are offering $10 free with every $100 purchased in gift cards. Beat the rush with your frozen rolls and cranberries today! Click here to learn more.

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Schultz Floral & Gifts has proudly served Valparaiso and the surrounding communities since 1969. We offer an extensive line of Virginia Woodwick Candles, Webkinz, Sympathy Gifts and Angels, Home Decor, Sawdust City Signs and lots of other unique and quirky gifts.

Schultz Floral has some great events going on this holiday season including their Food Pantry Benefit Week, Happy Thanksgiving Week Final Fall Sale, Elder Angel Trees Sale, Humane Society/Animal Shelter Benefit Week, Elder Angel Gift Return Week, Ornament and Candle Sale, all taking you through to Christmas. Click here to learn more about them!

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Our family owned and operated establishments are the perfect setting for important business luncheons, romantic date nights, and to enjoy pizza and a pitcher of beer after your sporting or special events. Be sure to check out our entirely homemade menu!

Popolano's has some great events going on this holiday season, and are offering a chance to buy $100 worth of gift certificates and you'll get a $20 gift card free. They're also hosting a New Year's Eve 2010 Party of the Decade. You can purchase tickets for $75 per person, and you'll get an open bar from 7-8 with hors d'oeuvres and from 8-9 a dinner- filet and shrimp scampi, asparagus, sweet potato, dessert tray, party favors, and champagne at Midnight, followed by a 1am breakfast. Open bar from 9pm-1am.

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Air One produces some of the country's best panoramic photographs, subjects ranging from Chicago skyline photos to lighthouses. We carry over 150 different city skylines worldwide. Purchase photos to spruce up any room or give them as gifts for that hard to buy for friend. We not only have a great library of images for sale but our services continue into special graphics work.

Air One Custom Photography has some great deals going on this holiday season like the new designs in their line of posters that artistically represent Valparaiso, Northwest Indiana, the lakefront, and other major visual references throughout the Midwest. The colorful and creative posters are available in two different full poster sizes, 11x17 for $20 and 21x26 for $50. Perfect for the home, office, or dorm room, these posters make great gifts and great additions to any wall! His book of 100 aerial photos on Northwest Indiana, A Different View of Northwest Indiana, is also on sale for $39.99 and is an awesome gift for anyone connected to the area.

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rTrail Collective Edge was founded as an LLC in 2008 by Brenda Magnetti Erickson in partnership with Jaishankar Raman, Valparaiso University and the Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) campus organization. The core service this group provides is centered on marketing consulting expertise.

rTrail Collective Edge has some great events going on this holiday season, like their Stop, Drop, and Shop Holiday Art Workshops, their Holly Days celebration, and their participation in the Bridal Block Party in downtown Valpo! Click here for more details!

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At Industrial Revolution, we celebrate freedom, progress, innovation, hard work, and greatness. Enjoy dining in an environment built by American craftsman using only authentic building materials, many of which were reclaimed. The elements of design fuse together to create an ambiance we call Upscale Industrial.

Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille has some great events going on this holiday season, like their "Roaring 20's" New Year's Eve Party. For more information on the New Year's Eve get-together, call Industrial Revolution at 219-465-1801 or stop in at 1084 Linwood Ave!

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Find the perfect gift for your special someone at Engstrom Jewelers. Planning a proposal or looking for a beautiful holiday gift? Our wide variety of choices, customization options, and affordable financing options will make it easy.

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Engstrom Jewelers has some great events going on this holiday season, including their annual "4-Inches of Snow" promotion, where anything purchased from the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve will have the full purchase price refunded (excluding sales tax) if we get 4 inches or more of newly fallen snow on Jan 1. 2011.

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Pikk's Tavern, the daVinci Group's latest concept, resembles a 1940s themed Chicago steakhouse with fine food and drinks. You will feel right at home in this comfortable and casual atmosphere with excellent food, beer and wine to choose from!

Pikk's Tavern has some great events going on this holiday season, like their Holiday Special: when you purchase $100 in gift cards, you get a FREE $25 gift card, which starts on Thursday, November 18th.

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Star Plaza is one of Northwest Indiana's premiere entertainment hubs, featuring the Star Plaza Theatre, Radisson Hotel, TJ Maloney's Authentic Irish Pub, Atrium Bar & Lounge, and Wisecrackers Comedy Club!

The Star Plaza has some great events going on this holiday season, including all of the great events and specials at the Star Plaza Theatre, Radisson at Star Plaza, TJ Maloney's, Starbucks, and the Wisecrackers Comedy Club. Be sure to "Like" them on Facebook and stay up to date with the latest specials, events, contests, and giveaways!

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Mike's Premier Grill and Pizza King has been an Indiana tradition since 1956. We offer a great selection of sandwiches, gyros, pitas, pizza, and more! Come in for a delicious meal or call for carry-outs. With a wide variety of menu items at affordable prices, Mike's Premier Grill and Pizza King is your source for great food.

Mike's Premier Grill & Pizza King has some great events going on this holiday season, like their Pot Luck Buffet, where for $7.95 you get your unlimited choice of all sorts of food, from hot dogs to spaghetti, BBQ pork to tacos, Pizza King pizza to gyros.