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Chamber to Host “Duneland Personified” Dinner Tour

CHESTERTON | Public tickets are now on sale to “Experience The Progressive Dinner: Duneland Personified,” the fifth dinner tour to be hosted by the Duneland Chamber of Commerce. To be held on Tuesday, July 29, the tour will begin sharply at 6pm at Waterbird Banquet Center in Chesterton.

July 16, 2014 5:42 pm

Fireworks on the Lakefront successful despite weather

CHESTERTON | On Wednesday, July 2, people filled Indiana Dunes State Park and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore for the 6th Annual Fireworks on the Lakefront event.

July 07, 2014 5:16 pm
Twilight Christmas Parade is Friday night

Twilight Christmas Parade is Friday night

CHESTERTON | This Friday, November 29 at 5:30 pm, Duneland children and their families will be treated to Chesterton’s Annual Twilight Christmas Parade – a nighttime celebration to kick-off the Duneland community’s Hometown Holiday Celebration. The parade will step off from Chesterton Middle…

November 26, 2013 1:08 pm
Twilight Christmas Parade

Twilight Christmas Parade

November 26, 2013 1:11 pm
European Market to Open May 4

European Market to Open May 4

CHESTERTON – The Duneland Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the opening of the 2013 Season of Chesterton’s European Market on Saturday, May 4. From 8:00 am – 2:00 pm, Duneland community residents and tourists are welcomed to visit Third Street and Broadway in historic downtown Chest…

May 01, 2013 10:29 pm

Hunter’s Brewing to host ribbon cutting

CHESTERTON | The Duneland Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Hunter’s Brewing, Chesterton’s new nano-brewery located at 1535 South Calumet Road in Chesterton. The event, to be held from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 4, will be …

April 03, 2013 9:16 pm

Economic Gardening focus of chamber luncheon

CHESTERTON | The Duneland Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an event geared towards Indiana entrepreneurs and business owners on Wednesday, March 27, from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. To be held at the Hilton Garden Inn (501 N. Gateway Blvd., Chesterton), the luncheon will feature a keynote present…

March 19, 2013 8:21 pm
Success Trek celebrates seven-year anniversary

Success Trek celebrates seven-year anniversary

CHESTERTON – Theresa Valade and her team at Valparaiso-based Success Trek, Inc. threw quite a party last Wednesday, March 13. To celebrate seven years of innovative business development and consulting, Valade and her team welcomed more than one hundred guests to enjoy beverages and appetizer…

March 19, 2013 8:07 pm

Ribbon Cutting & Grand Re-Opening for Peggy Sue’s Diner

CHESTERTON | A ribbon cutting and grand re-opening for Peggy Sue's Diner will be held 11:00 am to  1:00 pm, Friday, February 1, 117 S. Calumet Road.

January 25, 2013 12:20 pm

Help Connors Automotive “Give Thanks Back”

CHESTERTON | Throughout the month of November, join Connors Automotive for the company’s 2nd Annual “Giving Thanks Back” Food Drive. The drive assists 18 needy families in Portage and Chesterton. Monetary donations are needed to purchase full Thanksgiving Dinners for the families, meals whic…

November 13, 2012 4:56 pm
Chamber Member Called to Action against Frankenstorm

Chamber Member Called to Action against Frankenstorm

CHESTERTON | Hurricane Sandy’s centripetal force has sunk ships, redrawn shorelines and crippled New York’s subway system. As millions suffer the aftermath of flooding amid rapidly cooling temperatures, Sandy’s pull has reached across the U.S. to attract emergency response assistance from No…

October 30, 2012 4:41 pm

Seminar Illuminates True Cost of Disengaged Employees

CHESTERTON | Local business owners and supervisors gathered for a free Sunrise Seminar at Riley’s Railhouse in Chesterton on Wednesday, October 4 to learn about the effects of not investing in workforce training. Hosted by the Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce, the seminar featured gue…

October 04, 2012 4:17 pm
Congressman Visclosky to Attend Traditions Ribbon Cutting

Congressman Visclosky to Attend Traditions Ribbon Cutting

CHESTERTON | On Tuesday, September 25, U.S. Congressman Peter J. Visclosky will be attending the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Press Conference and Awards Ceremony for In Good Company’s Traditions, a new multi-family housing community located within The Village in Burns Harbor. The Press Conferen…

September 20, 2012 2:45 pm

Free Branding Seminar by Times Media Company

CHESTERTON | The Times Media Company will be offering a free branding seminar at Riley’s Railhouse in downtown Chesterton on Thursday. This free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and will include a catered breakfast by Third Coast Spice Café. Both Chamber members and the general …

September 05, 2012 2:45 pm

Library’s Storytime at Chesterton’s European Market

CHESTERTON | The Westchester Public Library invites children to attend Market Storytime, a new event to be held in Thomas Centennial Park during Chesterton’s European Market this Saturday. Beginning at 10:45 a.m., children and their families should watch and listen for the Library’s Special …

August 28, 2012 5:30 pm

Fresh 3’s Open House & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

CHESTERTON | The Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Fresh 3, located at 356 Indian Boundary Road in Chesterton. Fresh 3 offers a menu of fresh and healthy burgers, burritos and bowls.

July 20, 2012 1:00 pm

Chamber After Hours Club to feature tours, wine

VALPARAISO | The Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce will be holding its August After Hours Club event at Rittenhouse Senior Living of Valparaiso, located at 1300 Vale Park Road. The gathering will be held from 4 p.m to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8.

July 19, 2012 10:52 am
Mae Bass

Mae Bass

Chesterton High School art student Mae Bass poses with her wining banner design for the Chamber’s Downtown Beautification “Essence of Duneland” contest.

July 18, 2012 4:32 pm
CHS art student wins downtown Banner Design Contest

CHS art student wins downtown Banner Design Contest

CHESTERTON | The Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce has announced the winner of its Downtown Beautification “Essence of Duneland” contest. From among fourteen Chesterton High School students from Mrs. Kristin Renehan’s art classes, the design of Mae Bass was chosen to adorn the banners …

July 18, 2012 4:29 pm

Woodland Wee Folk Festival to Cap Summer Reading Program

CHESTERTON | Chesterton’s European Market and the Westchester Public Library will partner to host the “Woodland Wee Folk Festival” in Thomas Centennial Park from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, July 21. The festival will be a capstone celebration of the library’s “Into the Woods” summer reading p…

July 18, 2012 4:20 pm
Woodland Wee Folk Festival to Cap Summer Reading Program

Woodland Wee Folk Festival to Cap Summer Reading Program

CHESTERTON | Chesterton’s European Market and the Westchester Public Library will partner to host the “Woodland Wee Folk Festival” in Thomas Centennial Park from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, July 21. The festival will be a capstone celebration of the library’s “Into the Woods” summer reading pro…

July 17, 2012 3:38 pm Video

Devour Duneland a New Dining Tradition

CHESTERTON  Duneland Community and Chamber members are invited to participate in the second monthly “Devour Duneland” event on Tuesday. A new dine-local campaign, Devour Duneland will offer area residents the opportunity to enjoy lunch and/or dinner prix fixe menus at local restaurants on th…

July 09, 2012 12:10 pm
Thousands enjoy fireworks on the lakefront

Thousands enjoy fireworks on the lakefront

CHESTERTON | More than 13,000 people gathered at Indiana Dunes State Park on Tuesday, July 3 to enjoy the 4th Annual Fireworks on the Lakefront event. The celebration, which is presented by the Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the Town of Porter, is one of the largest ga…

July 06, 2012 4:05 pm

Registration required for new hospital chamber tour

CHESTERTON | Due to high demand, registration is required for the Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce After Hours event on Wednesday, July 11, which will be held at the new Porter Regional Hospital. For more information or to r.s.v.p., please call the Chamber office at (219) 926-5513, vi…

July 05, 2012 4:52 pm

Important reminders for fireworks on the Lakefront

CHESTERTON | The Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce will host the 4th Annual Fireworks on the Lakefront on Tuesday. The event will take place at the Indiana Dunes State Park & the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Join the Chamber and the Town of Porter for live entertainment, food …

July 02, 2012 2:25 pm

Sunrise Seminar postponed

CHESTERTON | The “Getting to Know Your Chamber” Sunrise Seminar, originally scheduled for Thursday has been postponed. The Chamber’s next Sunrise Seminar, a special panel discussion on the latest Supreme Court ruling on healthcare, will be held at Riley’s Railhouse on Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to …

July 02, 2012 2:16 pm

Porter Regional Hospital to offer tours for Chamber After Hours

CHESTERTON | Duneland area residents and Chamber members are invited to take tours of the new Porter Regional Hospital on July 11, during the Chamber’s After Hours event. Guests are to meet in the main lobby, where they can enjoy light refreshments and socializing prior to taking tours of th…

July 02, 2012 2:12 pm

Get to know your Chamber

CHESTERTON | The Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a free, informal seminar at Riley’s Railhouse on Thursday, July 5, from 9am – 10:30am. The public is welcomed to attend this event, at which the Chamber will present an overview of the web-based tools, marketing opportu…

June 29, 2012 10:56 am

Fireworks on the Lakefront July 3

CHESTERTON | The Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce will host the 4th Annual Fireworks on the Lakefront on Tuesday. The event will take place at the Indiana Dunes State Park & the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Join the Chamber and the Town of Porter for live entertainment, food …

June 28, 2012 10:17 am

Community nominations sought for State of Chamber Awards Luncheon

CHESTERTON | The Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking community nominations for a series of seven awards given during the State of the Chamber Awards Luncheon, to be held on Aug. 22 at Sand Creek Country Club. Nomination forms are available at the Chamber office, loca…

June 22, 2012 10:11 am

“State of the Workforce” Luncheon June 27

CHESTERTON | The Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce will host a Fast Track Luncheon on June 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Chesterton. Duneland community and Chamber members are welcomed to this event, which will feature a “State of the Workforce” presentation…

June 19, 2012 4:51 pm

Chamber to host Crazy 8’s Golf Outing

CHESTERTON | Tickets are now on sale for the Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce Jamaican Me Crazy 8’s Golf Outing, which will be held on July 13, at The Brassie Golf Club in Chesterton.

June 13, 2012 10:18 am

Phantom Fireworks to host Chamber After-Hours Event

CHESTERTON | The Chesterton/Duneland Chamberof Commerce is now holding its After Hours Club gatherings from 4 to 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. This month’s gathering, taking place tomorrow, will be held at Phantom Fireworks, located at 218 Verplank Road, Burns Harbor.

June 12, 2012 11:44 am

Devour Duneland to offer dining discounts

CHESTERTON – Duneland Community and Chamber members are invited to participate in the first monthly “Devour Duneland” event on Tuesday, June 12th. A new dine-local campaign, Devour Duneland will offer area residents the opportunity to enjoy lunch and/or dinner prix fixe menus at local restau…

June 11, 2012 9:56 am
New Chamber Welcome Sign on Highway 49

New Chamber Welcome Sign on Highway 49

CHESTERTON | On May 24, the Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce welcomed Chamber members and Duneland area residents to a celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Chamber’s new double-sided electronic sign on Highway 49.

May 31, 2012 4:09 pm

European Market to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

CHESTERTON | Chesterton’s European Market will be attended by a record number of more than 100 merchants, artists, farmers and chefs this Saturday during the Memorial Day weekend. Located at the intersection of Third and Broadway in downtown Chesterton, with additional shopping and fresh foo…

May 25, 2012 12:18 pm

Chamber to host Annual Golf Outing

CHESTERTON | Tickets are now on sale for the Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Outing, which will be held on June 4, at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton. The outing will begin at 7:30 a.m., with registration and a full breakfast. A shotgun start for registered golfers …

May 15, 2012 4:25 pm
Record Season Opener for European Market

Record Season Opener for European Market

CHESTERTON | The Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce hosted the season opener of Chesterton’s European Market this past Saturday, May 5. More than 90 merchants, farmers, artists and chefs took part in the event, which was held at Third & Broadway in historic Downtown Chesterton.

May 11, 2012 4:05 pm

Games, prizes at Chesterton's European Market Opening on May 5

CHESTERTON | After a winter hiatus, Chesterton's European Market be reopening on May 5. The Market, which is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday from May through October, offers Duneland area residents the opportunity to purchase fresh produce, as well as boutique products from local ar…

April 24, 2012 4:33 pm

Free "Cloud Computing" Seminar May 3

CHESTERTON | Join the Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce for a free "Cloud Computing" Sunrise Seminar at 9 am at Riley's Railhouse on May 3. The event is free to attend and open to the public, and will feature breakfast by Dunkin Donuts and a presentation by Chamber Member Joseph Grossb…

April 24, 2012 4:08 pm

Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Passes Resolution Supporting the General Fund Referendum

CHESTERTON | On Thursday, April 19th, The Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted unanimously on a resolution to support the General Fund Referendum and to encourage its members to vote "yes" on May 8th. Sixteen of the eighteen board members were present for the vote…

April 20, 2012 2:54 pm

Façade Grant Applications due Tuesday

CHESTERTON | The Façade Committee of the Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce, would like to remind you that grant applications are due no later than 4 p.m. Tuesday. Applicants in the Duneland Communities are incouraged to apply. Please call the Chamber if you have any questions (219) 926-5513.

February 24, 2012 3:27 pm

Chamber Debuts The Progressive Dinner

CHESTERTON | The Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce will host its first semi-annual Progressive Dinner on Feb. 29, beginning at 6 p.m. The event, which will replace the organization's annual gala, will feature four different course and drink pairings selected and prepared by chefs at fo…

February 03, 2012 2:31 pm

After 5 Club on Feb. 8th

CHESTERTON | Join us on Wednesday, February 8th from 5 -7:00 p.m. for this free and informal networking event. Hosted by various Chamber member businesses, our After 5 Club events offer members the opportunity to showcase their facilities and services to both other Chamber members and the br…

January 17, 2012 4:02 pm
Hundreds take part in First Annual Trick or Treat Chesterton event

Hundreds take part in First Annual Trick or Treat Chesterton event

CHESTERTON - Hundreds of costumed children and their families trick-or-treated Chesterton businesses during the First Annual Trick or Treat Chesterton event the afternoon of Friday, October 28th.

October 31, 2011 10:39 am

Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce to hold candidate forum Oct. 26

CHESTERTON | The Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce is hosting a special Fast Track Candidate Forum Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Oct. 26. The event is open to the public, and will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 501 Gateway Blvd., Chesterton.

October 17, 2011 4:20 pm

Chesterton/Duneland Chamber to host Chamber Chili Challenge Oct. 8

CHESTERTON | The 3rd Annual Chamber Chili Challenge will be on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Thomas Centennial Park in downtown Chesterton.

October 07, 2011 3:30 pm

Sign up to sponsor, participate in Chili Challenge by Sept. 28

CHESTERTON | The Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce is looking for interested sponsors and participants for the 3rd Annual Chamber Chili Challenge on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 11 am to 2 pm at Thomas Centennial Park in downtown Chesterton.

September 26, 2011 12:10 pm

PNC Chancellor James Dworkin to speak at Chesterton/Duneland Chamber lunch Wed.

CHESTERTON | Don't miss the Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce Fast Track Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 11:30 am to 1 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 501 Gateway Blvd. in Chesterton.

September 26, 2011 3:15 am
Hundreds Enjoy Chesterton/Duneland Chamber Party in the Park

Hundreds Enjoy Chesterton/Duneland Chamber Party in the Park

CHESTERTON | Approximately 800 children, adults and families attended Party in the Park this past weekend and participated in the fun, food and festivities of the event.

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