Programs and Services

Chamber Services

  • Business Retention/Expansion Program
  • Certificates of Origin
  • Christmas Projects
  • Customer Referrals
  • Demographics
  • Economic Data
  • Legislative Representation
  • New Member Orientations
  • Publicity and News Releases
  • Retail Promotions
  • Ribbon Cuttings
  • Visitor Information


The Chamber performs many ribbon cuttings every year.

Chamber Activities/Events

  • Annual Meeting
  • Business After Hours
  • Candidate Forums
  • Legislative Update Sessions
  • Membership Breakfast/Luncheons
  • New Teachers Welcome
  • Play Day Golf Outing
  • Recruitment of New Business
  • Seminars/Workshops

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Our Play Day Golf Outing is a popular yearly event.

Chamber Publications

  • Clubs & Organizations Directory
  • La Porte Area Industrial Directory
  • Membership Directory and Buyer’s Guide
  • Program of Action / Annual Report
  • Prospect Packets

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The Chamber Annual Report from 1929-1930.

Other Publications

  • La Porte Community Profile
  • La Porte Telephone Directories
  • Schools/Colleges
  • Visitor’s Guide

Resources

  • Area Events Listing
  • City Directory Library
  • Community Resource Lists
  • Dunn & Bradstreet Reference Book
  • Federal /State Employment Posters
  • Indiana Fact Book
  • Industrial Directory for Indiana, Illinois & Ohio
  • Legislative Directory
  • Media Lists
  • Membership Mailing Labels
  • State Government Directory
  • Starting Your Own Business Directory
  • Worldwide Chamber of Commerce Directory

Indiana Small Business Development Center

The ISBDC was created to have a positive and measurable impact on the formation, growth, and sustainability of small businesses in Indiana, and to develop a strong entrepreneurial community. The links below will help us introduce you to the ISBDC, our impact in Indiana, and where we are located.

The ISBDC provides a wealth of tools and resources:
Business Planning Learn about the strategic planning software, workbooks, and assistance the ISBDC offers.
Strategy Learn more about the business development strategy process available to ISBDC clients. Market Research Learn more about the quantity and quality of market research data available to ISBDC clients. Financial Reports Learn more about the financial reports available to ISBDC clients.
Specialty Programs Each regional office offers their own collection of specialist business programs. Learn about a few of them here.
County Resources Contact information and website links to local government offices, chambers, and small business advocacy groups.
Web Links Valuable websites, blogs, and newsletter for anyone starting or growing a business.

For more information about the Northwest ISBDC, visit www.nwisbdc.org or contact Lorri Feldt at phone at (219) 644- 3515 or by email at northwest@isbdc.org

Membership Breakfasts and Luncheons

Chamber members are invited to attend Membership Breakfast/Luncheons which are hosted approximately six times a year at a Chamber member banquet facility. Each Breakfast/Luncheon is designed to inform members of upcoming events and issues that pertain to the Chamber, its members, and the community. Sponsorship of the Breakfast/Luncheons is exculsively available to Chamber Members. Sponsors are invited to make a presentation to the members during the program.

Bagels & Business Membership Breakfast and Lunch Meeting Sponsorships are an excellent way to promote your business. The Chamber has a sponsorship openings available for breakfasts and lunches. A sponsorship for 2016 is only $100!

For more information about Membership Breakfast/Luncheons, contact the Chamber at (219) 362-3178 or email info@lpchamber.com.

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A luncheon sponsored by Horizon Bank at Christo’s Family Dining.

Business after Hours

The Chamber offers its members the opportunity to host or participate in a Business After Hours (BAH). Hosting a BAH allows members of the Chamber to view the hosts business establishment through tours and/or special programs. A price guideline is available at the Chamber office for anyone interested in hosting a BAH.

Anniversaries, promotions, remodeled/new offices…. these are just a few reasons to hold a Business after Hours event. CEO & Staff Invitations will be sent to main contact personnel and additional key persons at each members business. The Chamber is responsible for: sending invitations, compiling reservations, creating name badges, staffing the welcome table and assisting the host with other activities as needed. A sponsorship for 2016 is only $100!

Contact the Chamber at (219) 362-3178 or email info@lpchamber.com for more information.

IMG_4104A Business after Hours held at Settlers Place.

Chamber Buck Gift Certificates

As a benefit to members, the Chamber sponsors a Chamber Buck Gift Certificate program that is designed to encourage the community to shop in La Porte. The Certificates allow recipients to select goods and services from over 35 participating La Porte Chamber member businesses. Certificates are available for purchase at the Chamber office. The program is promoted by the Chamber for holidays, special events and for employee incentives/bonuses.