The Arts community in Northwest Indiana is rich of talent and accessibility, and it's an important asset to the region. John Cain, who has many roles in the arts, knows how essential the arts is to the area and in this part of our interview with Cain he explains the many avenues of the arts. From the huge theater group to the excellent music crowd Cain has got it covered. #GoodNewsDriverInterviews Curious about what LIFE has to offer? Well you can find out on all of our four websites! Get your 24/7 fix of good news straight from valpolife.com, portagelife.com, laportecountylife.com and nwindianalife.com
A few new additions have the Ideas in Motion Media team humming in all 3 phases. Were aggressively looking for new organizations to share good news about, defending what makes the region so great, and for the 3rd phase? Making a positive impact with the help of our partners. Watch to see what makes this team special.
The annual Ugly Sweater Social Event organized by the NWI Leaders 60 professionals to Shoreline Brewery. Delectable scents of fudge and cider wafted through the air at Opportunity Enterprises' Simply Amazing Market Holiday Open House.
Portage hosted their annual parade and tree lighting ceremony. The Festival of Lights Parade and Chili Cook-Off took place in Michigan City. Annual Holly Days in downtown Valpos brings local business together.
Hobart Hosted their Annual Tree Lighting.Ten schools came out to Hobart's Pool for the Winterfest Swimming Invitational. Valparaiso Nazarene Church and Real Life Community Church of the Nazarene in Portage organized a lock-in at the Portage IMAX. Valpo High School hosted their annual speech meet. Celebrity Jewelry Designer Alex Woo made a special appearance at Martin Binder Jeweler.
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Ideas in Motion Media recently had the chance to speak with Mark Newman, the Executive Director for Indiana Tourism. In this Part 3 of 3 video series, Mark talks about what people can expect to find in Northern Indiana: "Northern Indiana is home to the largest tourism attraction in our state: the dunes. It attracts roughly three million people a year." For more information on Indiana Tourism, visit http://www.in.gov/visitindiana. Thanks for tuning in!
The holiday season kicked off in downtown La Porte with the Santa Parade. Valpo visited the Hobart Brickies pool for the first meet of the season, and swam their way to victory. Valpo and Hobart matched up again this weekend in basketball at the Viking gym. The Michigan City Wolves and Portage Indians went head to head in girls basketball. The Twilight Christmas Parade brought the residents of Chesterton out to the streets.
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Ideas in Motion Media recently had the chance to speak with Mark Newman, the Executive Director for Indiana Tourism. In this Part 2 of 3 video series, Mark talks about what people can expect from Central and Southern Indiana:
"Abraham Lincoln spent the formative years of his life learning the values, qualities, and characteristics that we all value as Hoosiers, and he brought those values to the White House. Those were learned here. They weren't learned in the other states."
For more information on Indiana Tourism, visit http://www.in.gov/visitindiana. Tune in next week for the conclusion!
Ideas in Motion Media recently had the chance to speak with Mark Newman, the Executive Director for Indiana Tourism. In this Part 1 of 3 video series, Mark talks about what is great about Indiana: "Indiana is a place of under told stories."
Tourism's economic impact on Indiana: "Tourism generates roughly 10 billion dollars in our state."
It's time for your weekend in 90 seconds! The Portage Chamber Hosted their Annual Awards and Recognition Banquet. Gobble Rock hosted by 500 Turkeys at Memorial Opera House raised proceeds to fight local hunger.
Although the Fourth of July has passed, the parades continue in Northwest Indiana. On Saturday, July 6, Michigan City hosted their 58th Annual BIG Parade in continuation with the Michigan City Summer Festival. The parade's name certainly does it justice.