Porter County Parks & Recreation Sponsor Spotlight: ValpoLife and PortageLife

By: Porter County Parks & Recreation Last Updated: August 5, 2011

During the past few years, there has been a lot of Life in Valpo and Portage.

ValpoLife and PortageLife started with the idea that businesses, nonprofit organizations and the community as a whole needed an outlet for all the good news happening in their neighborhoods and towns. And Porter County Parks and Recreation uses these Web sites constantly as a way to keep the public informed about our parks and programs.

Chris Mahlmann, Business Editor and Publisher of ValpoLife, PortageLife and NWIndianaLife, called Porter County Parks and Recreation "a 100 percent natural partner."

"So many good activities at such a great natural asset for the region, connected by a common sense of community and enjoying friends and family outdoors. What is not to like about that?" Mahlmann said. "Plus, the Parks team has been supporting us just as we are supporting them."

Mahlmann added that as sense of community is the cornerstone of his company.

"Our entire LIFE is built around the community," he said. "It's why we exist. Communicating what is good going on all around us, whether that be in the area of business, sports, entertainment, health or any facet of the communities we serve. It's what we wake up to every day."

IIM-vlpl-1More than 1,000 contributors are a part of the LIFE Web sites, and more are being added all the time. To become a contributor, e-mail contribute@valpolife.com or call 219-707-5023.

"If you are associated with a school, team or church, event, business, non-profit organization, or just have a positive story to share, we want to hear from you," Mahlmann said.