Ross Township Trustee Joseph D. Shudick and Ross Township Advisory Board members Ron Dudley, Rich Kendera and Ron Widing invite groups to book group hay rides now through Oct. 20 at Hidden Lake Park, 6355 Broadway, Merrillville.
Hay rides are available on Saturdays and Sundays. For cost information and to make a reservation, call (219) 769-2111.
Learn online technology
Luke Weinman IV, chief technology officer at South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, will be the guest speaker at First Financial Bank's’ next Morning Business Hour from 8 to 9 a.m. Oct. 18 at 11890 Broadway, Crown Point.
Weinman will share insights on how to use free technology to promote your business and increase your online presence. Refreshments will be provided and attendees will have the opportunity to network.
Reservations are appreciated to Judith Mariola at Judith.firstname.lastname@example.org or (219) 226-2062. There is no charge to attend.
Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce is accepting vendors for its Antique and Collectible Show and Arts and Crafts Fair that will take place Nov. 9 and 10 at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point. Interested vendors should call Farren at (219) 769-8180.
Karma Tobacco and Cigar Lounge invites business people to a Business Networking Night from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at 8075 Madison St., Merrillville.
Guests will enjoy networking, refreshments and the opportunity to see Karma's new lounge. For more information, call Dhiren Shah at (219) 756-0698.
South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and NWIndianaLife.com will host an annual Tech Summit from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Drive, Hammond.
The summit will feature short sessions on a variety of tech topics, How to Recreate Your Physical Brand in Electronic Form by Gus Olympidis, founder and CEO of Family Express; the Future of Search Engine Optimization by Frankie Lemer, senior account manager with Simpleview Inc.; and Digital Marketing by Chris Mahlmann, owner and publisher of NWIndianaLife.com.
In addition, the summit will host 15-minute roundtable discussions on social media tips and tricks, Facebook advertising, search engine optimization, All Things Google and more. During breaks, there will be giveaways and a Tech Trade Show.
Cost to attend is $25 and includes a continental breakfast and box lunch. For more information or to register, visit www.southshorecva.com/tech or call Luke at (219) 989-7770.
Chamber plans gala
Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual gala, Evening Under The Stars, Nov. 16 at at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza, 800 E. 81st Ave., Merrillville.
For more information or to make a reservation, call (219) 769-8180.