The 4th of July Application Form is HERE
The 2015 Lake Station Chamber of Commerce Member Directory can be found here. Click the link to get a PDF copy of the Directory. It went out via the Postal Mail to each household in Lake Station. We encourage you to Shop and Buy Local and to support your Lake Station Chamber members. LSCOC 2015 Membership Directory
Details of the Lake Station Chamber Holiday Rewards Program
1. Customers obtain a punch card from participating merchants or pick up point.
2. When customers make purchases, the merchant rounds the sale amount to the $5.00 and punches the corresponding slots on the punch card. I.e. the purchase is $5.00, the customer receives one punch, if the purchase is $7.75 the customer receives two punches etc. A minimum purchase of $5.00 is required.
3. When all 10 slots on the card have been punched, the customer fills in their contact information on the card, turns it in to the participating merchant and obtains a new card.
4. Purchases must be made between November 29, 2013 and January 1st 2014. The drawing for the rewards will take place on January 6th, 2013. Location of drawing to be determined.
Carniceria y Fruteria La Michoacana
330 Central Avenue
Illusion Family Hair Salon
3728 Central Ave.
Gotta Have It - Collectibles,Games & Gaming
739 Central Ave.
Hot Buns Café
925 Central Ave.
T&A Country Pride Restaurant
1201 Ripley St.
A Sign Odyssey
727 Central Ave
630 Liverpool Rd.
1237 Central Ave.
Lake Station Ace Hardware
3461 Central Avenue
233 Central Avenue
Allstate Insurance Company
State Farm Insurance
Bob Jonaitis Agency
JP Morgan Chase Bank
3115 Central Ave.
Rewards Program for Merchants
Each merchant who agrees to participate will commit a minimum $25 contribution for the rewards. This may be in the form of gift certificates (which the chamber will print), gift cards or merchandise. If the merchant is not a member of the L.S. Chamber of Commerce the commitment will be $50.00. Preferably, the gift cards or certificates will be in $5.00, $10.00 or $15.00 denominations.
Baskets containing a minimum of 3 merchant contributions will be assembled. These will be awarded during the drawing on January 6th, 2014. The more merchants that participate the more rewards we will have to award.
-A Chamber Board Member will visit potential participants
-Once the merchant/member agrees to participate, we provide a Rewards kit and the contribution will be collected.
-Merchants who sign on by November 25th, 2013 will be listed in the Post-Tribune group advertisement to be published on Wednesday November 27th.
-The Rewards kit includes:
1. Punch cards
2. Hand punch
3. Lake Station Holiday Rewards poster
4. Collection Jar
-Distribution Centers (non-merchants): Library, Churches (via mail), Firehouses, City Hall, Insurance Agencies, Chase Bank, school offices
If there are any questions or if additional punch cards are needed please text Maria at 708-268-4809.
Quick thinking and good life-saving training allowed local Allstate representative, Kristina Vincent to save the life of one of her customer’s children. Ms. Vincent, with the Lake Station Branch of Allstate owned by Jerry Gasché, was working with a customer on an auto quote. Suddenly, the customer’s four year old child started choking, apparently getting a piece of candy stuck in her mouth. Kristina quickly started going thru the Heimlich maneuver, turning the child upside down. The candy popped out of the child’s mouth and the girl recovered nearly immediately. “I just reacted like a mother who fears for the safety of her child, using my life-saving training I had gotten some time ago,” said Vincent.
The Lake Station Chamber of Commerce recently gave Kristina a First Responder Business/Community Award for her great work with the child. “You don’t really hear enough about the good things people do,” said William Eaton, Chamber of Commerce President, “We like to recognize these types of great things that happen in our community.”
Twelve years ago the Northwest Indiana Quality of Life Council was formed to be a collective voice for sustainable economic, environmental and social progress in the region. It soon became apparent that in order to open conversations, set priorities and move forward, the council needed to collect data that would indicate both problems and progress. So in 2000, the fist Northwest Indiana Quality of Life Indicators Report was published.
Now, the Northwest Indiana Quality of Life Council and the One Region, One Vision initiative are a single non-profit organization, One Region, focused on improving the quality of life in Northwest Indiana.
This 2012 Indicators Report presents a baseline view of Northwest Indiana and serves as a relevant tool for One Region to use in its civic engagement. The report fulfills three primary purposes:
Each chapter provides an overview of why the topic is important to the region, a historical perspective on the issue and the current analysis. Questions are posed by the author to stimulate thought about what the data does or does not say and what else might need to be considered. Calls to action are the ideas and suggestions of the author on where One Region stakeholders might or could begin. A system of arrows and blocks indicate if indicator performance has improved, remained steady or has declined over time.
This report is not an exhaustive list of data collected in prior years nor is it a comprehensive analysis of all facets of the leading indicators. But beginning with the analysis in this report – including insight on where the data so far have fallen short – One Region can structure a process for collecting the right data consistently and continually.
The more useful and readily available the indicators can become, then the more that fact-based information and dialogue can shape policy and action in Northwest Indiana. These measured outcomes, as signs of marked progress, can then be used to hold people and organizations accountable for producing mutually-beneficial results.
The Lake Station Chamber of Commerce again sponsored a
Christmas Holiday House Decorating Contest.
Monetary Gifts were awarded to the following winners:
Scott Taylor – $100.00
Steve Sowula – $75.00
Angie Tretter – $50.00
We are offering advertising space in our annual Membership Directory. Take this opportunity to get more exposure for your business. The Directory will be sent out to over 2,500 household addresses in the Lake Station area. This is a great and lower cost advertising opportunity Attached you can find the rate sheets for the Directory Advertising.
You can find the Advertising Rate Sheet HERE
For the member businesses of the Chamber, you can put a profile page that can help you promote your business. This is one of the new programs started in 2013, so don’t delay. If you want to get started now, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org