Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
I LOVE A PARADE - Especially a PARADE of REAL ESTATE POSTS about a RECOVERY!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
CF What campaign on the GOP side had the most effective use of New Media?
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
We know this family, and are proud of their efforts ... Go Davisons!
Davison purchased the house at 309 E. Lincolnway a year and a half ago to fulfill his dream of opening an international center that will bring together Valparaiso University, the local community and international residents of the area.
Where others now see unfinished floors, piles of construction debris and exposed beams, Davison sees a variety of ethnic groups hosting cooking, language and dance classes. He also envisions being able to stop in on any given evening to find discussions on current events or a group of sports fans watching an international soccer game.
"Sports are another thing that brings people together internationally," Davison said.
The Valparaiso International Center is not slated to open its doors until early spring, but those who are curious can take a peek Friday through Sunday when the facility hosts a fair-trade craft fair. The fair runs 4-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Davison said the idea of the center stems from the eight and half years he spent travelling through 80 countries before settling down in Valparaiso with his wife, Frieda, and four children. He said he wants his children to have a more broad cultural experience than they otherwise may have in the area.
Unlike other cultural centers in the region that focus on one ethnic group, Davison said the VIC will be open to all. He hopes to have a different cultural group take over the center each month and offer their own unique experience.
He is excited about the downtown location, which is accessible by pedestrians and those relying on the local V-Line bus service.
"We want people to open up and have a dialogue with each other," Davison said.
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Saturday, November 29, 2008
One project that I've considered is finding as many online social missions personalities as I can
A number of 'tweeps' showed up today for a 'tweetup' -- don't ask. LOL. We heard 'names' like...
Thursday, November 27, 2008
No pun intended, Happy Thanksgiving. In this time of economic worry, I felt it important this morning to remember that we have overcome many obstacles along the way in our nation's history and we will overcome these as well. Now, before we take ourselves too serious, we've also been blessed by God and it's high time we take those blessings serious. No soapbox today though.
Thanks for our families, for our churches, for our communities. Thanks for the ability to speak freely and gather in whatever groups we choose. Thanks for our government leaders, although we may have voted different, their responsibilities are great and warrant our support. Thanks for Northwest Indiana, the Southshore of beaches and mills of jobs.
As we gather with friends and family today, remember those who are not as fortunate as you ... there are homeless in NW Indiana, there are hungry, there are families still suffering from the floods a few months ago, there are families unemployed or worried about being unemployed soon. Pause a moment, how can you help.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
The Future of Northwest Indiana Forum is the first-ever region-wide public meeting to help plan and create a vision for the future of Lake, Porter and La Porte Counties.
The event will take place on Saturday, December 6 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville. Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:00 am.
The forum will use mediated small-group conversations and keypad polling technology to garner instant ideas and feedback from participants. Input on local priorities including transportation, environmental and economic growth, land use, and how to ensure social equity within the region will be the central focus of this first-ever meeting to develop a vision for the region’s future.
The forum kicks off a long-term effort to develop the region’s first three-county, comprehensive, regional plan to address the changing face of the area by the year 2040.
This conversation is about you, your family, and your local community.
JOIN US! REGISTER NOW!
Our most successful site this year, for obvious reasons, was our political site here locally. What's been nice has been the traffic levels continuing after the election. Although I'd prefer to see subscribers growing (with 75-85 right now) and daily traffic between 50 and 120.
For December I'd like to set some goals for the site: 1) break 100 subscribers 2) average more than 100 visitors per day for entire month.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
James Barath at My Mortgage Mortgage Blog is doing a nice job spotlighting important economic news each day. Sure he's a competitor for my own Mortgage Business, but I always appreciate a good writer.
Are you a member at NW Indiana ReConnect yet?
Another of my political sites Red County - Porter County Indiana, with some national exposure and debates thrown in. Today's post was a round up of NW Indiana political posts.
Ever asked: How do I set up google reader? Well I was asked and wrote the post, I'm sure revisions will be regular since regular readers love to tell me when I've written incorrectly.
Cigar smokin Dave Woodson, another mortgage professional here in NW Indiana, on integrity a huge need in this industry.
Jonathon Thomas, with four blogs to his name already, is posting better photos than any of the rest of us in NW Indiana.
As always you have to check out Dan's posts at Prayeramedic, 390days, and NWI Connect. Oh I almost forgot Tyranny Watch.
Yes, I post somewhere between 50-75 posts a week, on 30 different sites. But that sounds a lot wilder than it is, since I cross post similar material and re-post links to terrific writers like these above. Again, if you aren't using RSS reader, get in the groove, you're working way too hard to follow some great Chicago Southshore writers.
Thanks again for making us the most active political blog in Northern Indiana, and last week's #4 most active blog in the state on Blog Net News!
Monday, November 17, 2008
My humble opinion is that the board needs some web 2.0 talent, some people that actually engage in social media. The site is pretty but not all that useful yet.
Sunday, November 16, 2008