At the crossroads

Without ballroom, Crossroads chamber cancels Easter Bunny Breakfast

2014-03-13T00:00:00Z Without ballroom, Crossroads chamber cancels Easter Bunny BreakfastBy Sue Reed Times Columnist
March 13, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce will not  host an Easter Bunny Breakfast this year due to a scheduling conflict with the Maki Ballroom in the Old County Courthouse.

Traditionally, the chamber hosts an Easter Bunny Breakfast in the ballroom with an Easter Egg Hunt on the courthouse lawn. Unfortunately, the Maki Ballroom was unavailable to host the event this year, and since the location and atmosphere play a large role in its success, the decision was made to not hold the event this year.

To view upcoming Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce events, visit

Entrepreneurs contest

Comcast Business, with Inc. Magazine, is holding a contest aimed at entrepreneurs that are resourcefully leveraging technology to enhance customer and employee experiences. The contest is open to business owners at least 18 located within the Comcast Business service area and own an independent, non-franchised business with 50 employees or less.

Based on essay submission by April 30, two winners will be selected in each of the 16 Comcast Business Regions, one for best use of technology to enhance the customer experience and one for best use of technology to enhance the employee experience.

Each winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize, Comcast Business Internet and TV services for two years, and up to $2,500 in Comcast Business Account Credit services. Winners will be eligible for the grand prize, worth up to $40,000.

To submit an entry and for rules, visit

Teens in Crisis

A Positive Approach to Teen Health announces its 10th annual professional seminar, American Teens in Crisis: Teens Under Stress from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 15 at Strongbow Inn, 2405 U.S. 30, Valparaiso.

These seminars provide education and support for youth workers, parents, educators, and counselors who are positively impacting youth and communities. Topics include coping skills, depression, self-harm, suicide, substance abuse and addiction.

Cost is $80 for the conference or $95 with SafeTALK training. To register, call (219) 548-8783.

Bullying prevention

360 Family Martial Arts is presenting a four-week after-school karate program that also teaches bully prevention and helps develop character, confidence and focus.

Free on Mondays beginning March 24 in Meeting Room 3 at the Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St., the session for children in kindergarten through grade 2 will be held from 4 to 4:30 p.m. and the session for grades 3-5 will be held from 4:30 to 5.

To register, call Scott at (219) 661-0360.

Theater offers new films

Visitors to the Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Dr., Hammond, can view free films in the In-Vision Theater. The updated playlist features five films on South Shore history, attractions and industry: "Everglades of the North;" "Indiana Dunes: Child of the Northwest Wind;" "Big Stuff: Earth," a short film covering steel manufacturing; "Forging Ahead," an exploration of the steel making process; and "The Pig Adventure at Fair Oaks Farms."

Sue Reed is president and CEO of Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce. Reach her at (219) 769-8180 or Opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.

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