In a little over three and a half years since we first launched, we have had the privilege of speaking with leaders in a variety of sectors about what is going on in Northwest Indiana. We have spoken with Mayors, a Governor, CEOs and Congressmen, business leaders and community leaders alike.
We have a wide variety of videos below that feature a number of the individuals we have interviewed and we’d like to share those with you today.
For more of our videos, please visit our Videos section!
Interview with Congressman Pete Visclosky: Summer Events and Getting Along
We have had many notable individuals come and visit us at Ideas in Motion Media, but it isn’t often that we get a repeat guest. Congressman Pete Visclosky was at the Ideas in Motion Media headquarters recently and spoke with Chris Mahlmann in an interview in our video studio. Visclosky first came in 2010 and again earlier in 2012 and was one of the first elected officials to come and speak with us.
Mayor Milo Talks Future of La Porte
Mayor Blair Milo of La Porte sits down with Ideas in Motion Media Publisher Chris Mahlmann to talk about her first year in office, community engagement, social media, listening to constituents, collaborative government, and the positive impact of LaPorteCountyLife.
Interview with Indiana Senator Ed Charbonneau
Senator Ed Charbonneau was kind enough to pay a visit to the Ideas in Motion Media office for a one-on-one interview with publisher Chris Mahlmann about education, La Porte County, the state of Indiana and good news, among many other topics!
Interview with Mayor Ron Meer of Michigan City
Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer dropped by the Ideas in Motion Media office to chat with publisher Chris Mahlmann about all of the positive happenings in Michigan City and La Porte County in advance of the upcoming launch of LaPorteCountyLife.com.
Interview with Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson of Gary
Ideas in Motion Media Publisher Chris Mahlmann talks with the recently elected Mayor of Gary, Indiana, Karen Freeman-Wilson, about changes in store for the City of Gary as they look to move into a new era by focusing and building on the positives. Mayor Freeman-Wilson also explains how she stays in touch with its citizens, plans to expand the airport, upcoming events, and the local semi-pro sports teams that are drawing big crowds. We look forward to seeing what Gary and Mayor Freeman-Wilson has in store for the future!
Interview with Lorrie Feldt of the Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center
Chris Mahlmann sits down to discuss the role of the Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center (nwisbdc.org) in the community with their new Regional Director, Lorrie Feldt. Lorrie discusses how the NWISBDC helps support entrepreneurs looking to open or further a business by creating business plans, helping find and navigate financing, and through seminars that cover a range of business-related topics. All services through the NWISBDC are free, with 2-hour seminars offered at a low fee.
Interview with Kent Mishler - Market President Horizon Bank
Kent J. Mishler, the Market President for Porter County Horizon Bank, met with Chris Mahlmann of Ideas in Motion Media to talk about the specifics and benefits of using Horizon Bank for all your financial needs. From Remote Deposit Capture for using checks outside the bank to working with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Horizon works hard to be everything you need in banking.
Bill Hanna - Interview with Chris Mahlmann at IIMM Studio
Bill Hanna of the Northwest Indiana RDA came to Ideas in Motion Media to talk about developments in the region, as well as the path he took into his current position, including military training, government leadership and concern for the economic growth in this area.
Mitch Daniels Visits ValpoLife.com/PortageLife.com
On January 27, 2011, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels sat down with Ideas in Motion Media publisher Chris Mahlmann to talk about Northwest Indiana’s role in the state, his style of communication, and the role that media plays in our every day lives.
“If there is anywhere I can think of where this new vehicle really fits a need of people, it's probably up here in Northwest Indiana,” stated Governor Daniels. “Folks don't get much information about the state they live in. They get a ton of information about Illinois or even Wisconsin or Michigan, but it's very, very hard for them to know things that every other Hoosier knows.”
To read more about the Governor's visit, click here.
Interview with Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman and CEO of Frontier Communications
Maggie Wilderotter discusses how Frontier Communication strives to be a vital part of the communities they serve, through training great general managers and hiring locally. She talks about the number of veterans Frontier has employed, and how Frontier is creating jobs and bringing them back to the US.