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Indiana Secretary of Commerce to give talk in Valpo

Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger discusses the business future for Indiana in this file photo. 

Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger will drop by Valparaiso to discuss the Hoosier state's economic development successes and strategy to lure more businesses and jobs.

"The Valpo chamber is delighted to have Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger as the featured speaker at a joint luncheon hosted by the Valpo chamber and the Valparaiso Economic Development Corp.," said Rex Richards, president of both the Valparaiso chamber and the VEDC. “Secretary Schellinger has worked with Valparaiso to help recruit businesses from out of state who have been looking at Valparaiso as a site for expansion."

Schellinger, a former gubernatorial candidate, serves on Gov. Eric Holcomb's cabinet. The former Indiana Economic Development Corp. president leads Indiana's international economic development agenda.

Before entering public service, the architect was chairman and CEO of CSO Architects, which built the Indianapolis International Airport, the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, and the White family's JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.

Schellinger will speak at noon May 3 at Aberdeen Manor, 216 Ballantrae St., Valparaiso.

Anyone interested in attending can make a reservation by calling the Valpo chamber office at 219-462-1105 or visiting www.valpochamber.org.

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