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Economic Vitality

Valpo Next

Focusing on ValpoNEXT initiatives No. 6a: Facilitate Downtown Housing, No. 6b: Manage Fiber Network Development and No. 6c: Prepare a Downtown Amenities/Attraction Strategy, this Community Board works to foster our economic competitiveness ...through a diversified local economy which nurtures existing businesses and incubates new ones, offering residents a wide range of ways to advance their financial standing. It will convene an array of business owners, engaged citizens and strategic city leaders who will be able to communicate opportunities, ideas and strategy for working together to meet our economic goals.

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Transit Oriented Development RFP Opportunity
 February 26, 2018

Transit Oriented Development RFP Opportunity

The Valparaiso Regional Development Commission is currently seeking proposals for a unique TOD RFP.

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March Community Board Meeting Dates
 February 25, 2018

March Community Board Meeting Dates

Please join us for March community board meetings.

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Nurturing Our Young People Podcast with Garner Tullis
 February 22, 2018

Nurturing Our Young People Podcast with Garner Tullis

ValpoNEXT Coordinator Kathy Sipple speaks with Garner Tullis, Nurturing Our Youth Commuity Board Leader and Executive Director of Our Greater Good.

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Valparaiso Neighborhood Survey: We Need Your Input!
 February 14, 2018

Valparaiso Neighborhood Survey: We Need Your Input!

Our Sense of Place Community Board is looking for citizen engagement to help us build on several ValpoNEXT initiatives.

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February Community Board Meeting Dates
 January 30, 2018

February Community Board Meeting Dates

February community board meetings shown here. All are welcome to join -- an event rsvp is appreciated but not required. Additional details available via Facebook.

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Community Board Meetings will Resume in January
 December 07, 2017

Community Board Meetings will Resume in January

Community board meetings are on hiatus throughout the month of December and will resume in January.

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ValpoNEXT Appoints New Coordinator
 November 22, 2017

ValpoNEXT Appoints New Coordinator

Kathy Sipple appointed new ValpoNEXT Coordinator, new website launched.

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Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra continues free summer concerts
 August 05, 2017

Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra continues free summer concerts

The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, directed by Kirk Muspratt, performs a free concert Wednesday at a packed Central Park Plaza in downtown Valparaiso.

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Catherine’s Bridal Boutique Celebrates Grand Opening In New Downtown Valparaiso Location
 August 04, 2017

Catherine’s Bridal Boutique Celebrates Grand Opening In New Downtown Valparaiso Location

When planning a wedding, it’s important that everything is just right, from the flowers to the venue, and especially the dress. Every bride wants to look their very best when they walk down the aisle, and that is why -- for more than 50 years -- many brides from northwest Indiana and Chicagoland have chosen Catherine’s Bridal Boutique as their ultimate wedding destination to find the perfect dress for their perfect day.

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Local H adds punch to Valparaiso music fest
 August 01, 2017

Local H adds punch to Valparaiso music fest

Valparaiso music festival with food and drinks will bring a block party atmosphere to the area of the Memorial Opera House and Porter County Museum.

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Culver’s of Valparaiso Partners with Habitat for Humanity to Make a Difference
 August 01, 2017

Culver’s of Valparaiso Partners with Habitat for Humanity to Make a Difference

Since opening the doors of the first restaurant in 1984, Culver’s® has been committed to being an active member in its local community. On August 12th, Culver’s of Valparaiso, will carry on that tradition by donating a portion of their sales to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity of Porter County is dedicated to making affordable housing in Porter County, Indiana.

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Valparaiso diversity group to become more visible
 July 30, 2017

Valparaiso diversity group to become more visible

The city’s advisory Human Relations Council soon will be taking on a more visible role as it attends local events and makes presentations to various community groups.

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Memorial Opera House gets $35K preservation grant
 July 29, 2017

Memorial Opera House gets $35K preservation grant

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has given the Memorial Opera House a $35,000 federal matching grant to assess the structure with an eye toward future preservation work.

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'Soft opening' for themed hoops courts at Valparaiso's Tower Park set this weekend
 July 25, 2017

'Soft opening' for themed hoops courts at Valparaiso's Tower Park set this weekend

Renovation began in August 2016 on the basketball courts at Tower Park in Valparaiso. A soft opening of the courts is planned for this weekend, with a ribbon cutting in mid-August.

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Valpo Better Block Project: Create
 July 25, 2017

Valpo Better Block Project: Create

The Valpo Better Block Project represents the initiative theme of Create within the Valparaiso Creative District Plan. The Create...

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Safety, savings cited as Valpo moves to LED street lights in the fall
 July 24, 2017

Safety, savings cited as Valpo moves to LED street lights in the fall

Valparaiso, by late fall, will have new street lighting in place that will be safer, brighter and more cost effective.

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Valpo Better Block Project 2016
 July 19, 2017

Valpo Better Block Project 2016

In celebration of our newly created Valparaiso Creative District Plan, Valparaiso will be hosting an event called the Valpo...

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Road improvement projects started in Valparaiso
 June 23, 2017

Road improvement projects started in Valparaiso

Construction equipment sits ready for use along U.S. 30 just west of Industrial drive and east on Indiana 49. U.S. 30 has been reduced to one lane either direction for construction for the summer and into the fall. (James D. Wolf Jr. / Post-Tribune)

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Valpo startup named semifinalist in national contest
 June 19, 2017

Valpo startup named semifinalist in national contest

Valparaiso-based startup King Tailgates wants to modernize the way people tailgate before football games and other sporting events.

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Students & Staff of new Heavilin Elementary School come together to paint mural
 May 31, 2017

Students & Staff of new Heavilin Elementary School come together to paint mural

In Valparaiso Wednesday, students and staff of a new elementary school came together to paint a mural for all to enjoy once the school opens.

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Thank You ABC Supporters!
 May 09, 2017

Thank You ABC Supporters!

The City of Valparaiso extends its gratitude to all of the people and organizations that supported the city in...

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ValpoNEXT at American Planning Association National Conference
 April 20, 2017

ValpoNEXT at American Planning Association National Conference

Tyler Kent, Valparaiso Planning Director, and Jamie Greene, AIA, FAICP, Principal at Planning Next, presented at the American Planning Association’s...

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Downtown grant to bring Valparaiso business improvements
 March 31, 2017

Downtown grant to bring Valparaiso business improvements

Siblings Andrea and Art Georgion stand on the roof of Rolling Stonebaker pizzeria on Lafayette Street in Valparaiso, where they plan to add rooftop dining this summer.

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Creative District Planning Award Presented to City Council
 March 17, 2017

Creative District Planning Award Presented to City Council

Earlier this year, the Creative District Plan was honored with a 2016 Hoosier Planning Award by the Indiana American...

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