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Dr. Nicky Jackson of Chesterton says that people always ask her why she does what she does. She always has the same reply. “Why not?” As an associate professor and coordinator for the Criminal Justice Program at Purdue Northwest for the past 26 years, past board member for the Duneland YMCA, current board member at the Caring Place and the Duneland Chamber of Commerce, advisory board member for the Indiana State Prisons Westville Correctional Center as well as Camp Summit, and an event coordinator for the United Way and Housing Opportunities, Jackson keeps herself busy. She has been involved in a variety of causes, but they all have one thing in common—her passion for helping others.

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After reading an article in People Magazine on the daily struggles for homeless women, Jackson said she felt compelled to help. “The article was about homeless women reusing sanitary products for up to a week because they couldn’t afford to buy them, so I thought about having a party with a purpose, to bring back some dignity to these women. I started an event called Mardi Bra where guest donated sanitary products and brand new bras. I put together the first event in 2015 with 150 women and we donated the items to Housing Opportunities. That first year, I received a letter from a homeless teenage girl who thanked me because she had missed so much school because she didn’t have an appropriate fitting bra, and now she could go back to school. That’s why I do what I do,” she says. The following year, Jackson changed up her event and hosted a party she called, “It’s All About the Bag,” where guests donated brand new purses “so homeless women would have something to put their sanitary items in, and women loved it.” This year, she returned to her Mardi Bra theme. “We sold 300 tickets in less than 72 hours with 100 women on the wait list. We collected way over 1,000 items

and over 600 bras. It took four truckloads to take the items out of the venue, which we donated to Housing Opportunities. Mardi Bra has been a huge success and we’ve had other women from other states who want to do this in their communities, and that’s awesome,” Jackson says. Jackson has also been involved in raising funds for the Chesterton High School Cheerleading program after connecting with a business owner at an event. “Tim Smithe from Walter E. Smithe furniture met me and said he knew I was involved in a lot of charity events and he offered to help me. I had lunch with his wife and she said to reach out to him, so I did and asked him if we could do a fashion show at their Merrillville store to raise funds for the cheerleading program. They paid for everything—a deejay from Chicago, the catering, and we raised $5,500. There were 150 people were there, even though there was an ice storm that day,” she says.” Jackson also recently hosted the Women’s United Bunco Bash at the Spa Banquet Center to raise funds for women’s programs and services through the United Way of Porter County.

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Dr. Nicky Ali Jackson, coordinator and associate professor of Criminal Justice at Purdue University Northwest, hosts the "Mardi Bra" event at The Spa in Chesterton.

Because Jackson is a professor of criminal justice, a cause that is near and dear to her heart is the injustice of wrongful convictions. She says, “I really want to get this message out, that there are lots of folks sitting in prison who are wrongfully convicted.” After reading a story about a man who was wrongfully convicted and released from prison after 24 years, Jackson connected with this victim and began diving into this serious issue in our country and she aims to bring her efforts to education and legislation. “I am going to work so hard for Indiana to make some changes so that folks who have been wrongfully convicted will be compensated properly. If you come out of an Indiana prison and you are guilty, we have services for you—a parole officer to

help with housing, employment, and counseling. But if you are incarcerated and are innocent and released, the state has zero compensation, and that is unacceptable. You’ve been locked up and you’re a victim and the state is not helping you, and that is a problem.” Jackson’s husband is an emergency medicine physician in Chicago and as mother to two children, Rhys, a sophomore at Purdue Northwest, and Bryn, a junior at Chesterton High School, Jackson has attended a number of charitable events and been involved in a number of activities which has helped to inform her own work. She says, “My children can watch me write a check, and that’s very important

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because agencies need the money, but my kids are learning by seeing me do. So we do both. My kids learn more from seeing me doing than writing. And when I hear something outrageous, I’m going to do something about it. I’ve never been an activist, but I consider myself a voice. People don’t realize, if you just ask, you can get. And I only ask if it’s important.”

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things about Duneland

What’s your favorite thing about Duneland?

Is it the Indiana Dunes? The European Market? Maybe it’s the downtown shops and restaurants, or the parks or schools or people. Ask ten different people what they love the most about Duneland and you’re likely to get ten different answers, because Duneland has so much to offer! One thing for sure, Duneland is on everyone’s favorite list.

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Assistant Superintendent for Instruction for The Duneland School Corporation

One of my favorite things about Duneland is its location.

Dunes National Lakeshore with their teachers who either came up with their own lesson plan, or collaborated with a park ranger on something to do.

I am constantly joking with people that Lake Michigan is a part of our school district. How many other school districts have the opportunity to have real life science classes with a Great Lake as their classroom? Our entire high school took a field trip there this year. The students went to the Indiana

A few examples of the activities including physical education classes which hiked the trails, art classes worked on art projects related to the park, environment science classes researched invasive species, and each class did an activity connected to their subject.

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I'm a people person so my favorite thing about Duneland is the people. They are honest, friendly, caring, and hard-working people that value and support education. I enjoy the diversity that exists in the Duneland community. I feel it is a true representation of our country and enriches our lives.

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Another one of my favorite things is the annual New Teacher Luncheon.

s i u r P d i v Da One of my favorite things about our community is visiting our schools.

On any given school day, one is most likely to experience or witness a lot of energy and excitement coming from students, teachers, support staff, and administrators. Whether it’s Bailly Elementary second graders and their Sweet Treats production line, Liberty Intermediate School’s Rube Goldberg machines, Minds in Motion, the infamous Book Battles, re-living history at Chesterton High School through typical life experiences of soldiers in a Civil War camp, or a SRO crowd in Goldsborough gym every November where students recognize and honor our veterans

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Retiring Superintendent of the Duneland School Corporation

and those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our great nation, the energy, excitement, and positive interaction between students and teachers never gets old!

Another one of my favorite things about our Duneland Community is the annual New Teacher Luncheon that is sponsored by the Duneland Chamber of Commerce and Partners in Education. Held just prior to the beginning of each new school year, the luncheon provides an excellent opportunity for our new staff members to be welcomed, introduced, and to meet several key ambassadors from our wonderful community. It’s a very special event and one that is unique to Duneland.

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My Favorite Things about Duneland

d ar b b u H Jim My favorite thing about Duneland is the Duneland Chamber of Commerce.

In my work with SCORE, a subset of the Small Business Administration, I enjoy working with small businesses to help them to succeed, and so The Duneland Chamber staff make it a truly dynamic organization that works very hard to serve and support its members. SCORE works with many area chambers of commerce and so I can clearly confirm that the Duneland Chamber distinguishes itself by how the staff interacts and communicates

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with its members. As a cooperating “partner” organization, SCORE appreciates the leadership and commitment the Duneland Chamber staff makes to serving their members who are the well-run businesses located in the Duneland region providing goods and services needed by the community.

Executive Director of the Dunes Learning Center

My favorite thing about Duneland is the ability of people to work together to achieve great things, to leverage relationships to move the region up a notch and affect families. We do that here at the Dunes Learning Center by working with the parks, the school districts, and community groups. One significant way we did that this year is by bringing chickens back to Chellberg Farm. We use the farm in our partnership with the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and it is part of our programming, teaching kids about farm life and the food chain. With our new superintendent at the National Lakeshore, we were able to convince him that teaching these concepts is easier with animals at the farm. Students at Westville High School raised the chickens last year and are raising them again this year and they bring them to the farm in the spring. We also have a cow, goats, and ducks. We take donations to help feed the animals and make it sustainable.

Promoting local businesses effectively has resulted in a situation where most of what people need/want can be found locally with no need to travel to other locales to shop. Pride in the Duneland community comes through in all the Chamber does.

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First and foremost it’s simply community,

I participated in Rebuilding Together Duneland and experienced firsthand the pride and sense of caring everyone shows in the Porter, Burns Harbor, and Chesterton community. In addition I find it unique that we have the beaches and sunsets of Lake Michigan within a couple of miles from our front door and Chicago a soon-to-be quicker train ride from Dune Park Station. All-in-all it’s the sense of community and home-grown events that capture that special Hoosier hospitality, coupled with being so close to all the cultural activities, sporting events, and limitless things to do in Chicago. You can’t beat it!

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e g ar b n e T Kasie My favorite thing about Duneland is all there is to do here.

We are involved in a lot of events, like school sports and community events. We love to visit the European Market and all of the downtown events, like Party in the Park. We also enjoy all of

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the events through the Dunes Learning Center, like the Lightning Bug Festival, and the events offered through Indiana Dunes Tourism. I’m also a member of the Rotary Club and we do a lot of events with them, such as their fish fry or working on the park on Porter and Fifth Street, so we kill three birds with one stone—supporting groups in the community and volunteering, being outside, and enjoying time together as a family.

My favorite thing about Duneland is the dedication of its people.

At Kidworks, which has been in business for over 10 years, we have the opportunity to see daily the hard work, love, and respect of the families we serve. We work together with these families to support children with special needs in our own neighborhoods to receive therapies through our Kidworks services, and also to those who could not otherwise afford these services through KidFunds. Our families, both those we serve and our own, enjoy the many opportunities living in the Duneland area affords us, such as hiking in the Dunes, swimming in Lake Michigan, attending the European Market and a variety of other festivals and events throughout the year.

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My favorite thing about Duneland is our downtown.

I have been working with business owner on our downtown for several years, and so I own the Main Street building, the building on the corner of 2nd and Broadway, and the Flannery’s building, but I purchased my first building eight years ago and began work remodeling downtown buildings. I rent these structures for multiple businesses, and so I spend a lot of time in our downtown, enjoying

the park and the European Market. The downtown has so much potential. Once 101 Broadway and 402 Broadway get up and running, there will be a lot of momentum. We are just getting started. In the town of Chesterton, you can legally drive a golf cart on the street, and I think that’s the coolest thing in the world that you can jump on a golf cart and go around downtown on a weekend. I’m really excited because over the past eight years I’ve been working to build our downtown and it’s wonderful to see it starting to happen.

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Really there are so many things I love about Duneland. Having lived my whole life in this community, I have many memories and favorites. Of course our landscape and location on Lake Michigan is probably one of my most favorite. From my times as a teenager spending my summers with friends, to bringing my own kids there to enjoy the sand and water, to now when I enjoy the trails and sunsets – our lakeshore is awesome.

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on s i v a D h t i e K Being a lifelong resident of Chesterton, I have to remind myself not to take our access to excellent national, state, and local park systems for granted. In addition to the obvious Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes State Park beaches,

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campgrounds, and many miles of beautiful trails, my family and I enjoy the Chesterton Parks (major improvements currently underway), Porter’s Hawthorne Park (rolling landscape and great community center building), Sunset Hill County Park (trails and musical events), The Coffee Creek Watershed Conservancy (great trail system and beautiful hidden shelter), and a hidden gem Bluhm County Park in Westville (great mountain biking/horseback riding trails).

y e l i R d Richar My wife Annmarie and I have always believed in the town of Chesterton and especially the downtown area.

buildings to their former glory and am hopeful they will eventually become assets to the community. I believe downtown Chesterton can once again be a vibrant and attractive gathering place for citizens and visitors alike but this will take a community effort.

When we first purchased the old Freight Station, people questioned whether it would be a wise investment. Not only has the Railhouse provided us with many happy returns, I believe visitors who come to the Railhouse are discovering all the wonderful things our downtown has to offer.

There needs to be a concentrated effort to support our local businesses and Annmarie and I are excited about being a part of the downtown reinvigoration. In summary I would have to say that my favorite thing about Duneland is how proud our citizens are about their town and I’m happy to be a part of the united effort to make Chesterton even greater.

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Next year, the Chesterton Art Fair will celebrate its 60th anniversary, so Duneland Today wanted to be the first to say congratulations on making this display of talent part of the Duneland community.

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Wendy Marsiniak, publicist for the Chesterton Art Center, says that the Chesterton Art Fair started before the Chesterton Art Center which now organizes and hosts the annual event. She explains, “A group of artists from Chicago who spent time in Duneland decided to start an art fair here and they later started the center, which went through a number of different names before it became the Chesterton Art Center. The art fair started at Thomas Centennial Park and then it moved to the grounds at St. Patrick’s Church, then to Hawthorne Park in Porter where it was for about 20 years. Last year we made the decision to move it to Dogwood Park because we outgrew the grounds Porter, plus there is a hill by the parking area that limited people with mobility issues. We also thought the Chesterton

Art Fair should be in Chesterton. It was a big success and we saw many people in wheelchairs who had not been able to attend before. We saw a lot of people buying art last year as well.” The Chesterton Art Fair will take place this year on Saturday and Sunday August 5th and 6th, 2017 at Dogwood Park in Chesterton. “We have many different media, like fiber, paintings, ceramics, metal arts, mixed media, stained glass, and jewelry. It’s a juried fair which means it is the crème of the crop. Artists travel from all over the country to show here. Last year we had 90 plus artists and this year the applications are already pouring in,” Marsiniak says.

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Girls hold hands and run to the finish line together during a team-building exercise at a Girls on the Run practice session at Jackson Elementary.

As a social worker, Jill Schlueter-Kim had seen plenty of women on the other side of making some bad choices in life. So she wondered how to reach these women as girls, before they made bad choices, to reverse their path down a road of violence, abuse, and addiction. She wanted to build positive self-esteem and character. She wanted to build strong women. “I was working with women who didn’t think very highly of themselves and I wished I had known them when they were younger, to tell them how incredible they were,” said Schleuter-Kim who went on to found a local chapter of Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run is an international organization that seeks to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum

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which creatively integrates running. They are a local nonprofit that is one of over 250 councils in the U.S. Schleuter-Kim says they have experienced tremendous growth since that first year when she founded the group in 2007. “We had 15 girls our first year. This year we will serve over 2,000 girls, which is really exciting. We are serving seven counties—Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper, Starke, Newton, and Pulaski.” Locally the program is offered through some elementary schools, such as Jackson Elementary. Development Director Lauren Lauer says that the program is offered during two seasons—fall and spring. She explains, “The way that the program works is over 10 weeks the teams meet two times a week for about 90 minutes per session. There are two coaches per team with eight to 20 girls per team. The coaches deliver the curricula as intended,

so every girl gets that same experience. They have a target life skill, so the first few lessons they look at themselves, why they are unique, and why that is a good thing. They build self-confidence and then move on to learning and talking about friendships. Then the last few lessons are about being valuable members of their communities, and they complete a community service project as a team. Each lesson integrates running, so they process the concepts while having a workout. We talk about issues and scenarios. We want them to be active but process life concepts to help them at a larger level.”

emotional, and spiritual health; lead with an open heart and assume positive intent; and stand up for themselves and others. It is offered to girls from third to fifth grade, and there is another program for girls in sixth through eighth grade. Laurer says, “Each season we have two 5Ks with the entire community so we can all come together.”

Laurer adds, “The Porter County Community Foundation has a matching grant program and we created an endowment so we are in it for the long run! We’ve been around for 10 years and we want to be there 10 years in the future, and more. Also, a boys program called Xcel 2 Fitness was recently founded by one of our long-time board members, so soon boys will also be able to enjoy a similar curriculum.”

Girls on the Run strives to help girls recognize their power and responsibility to be intentional in their decision making; embrace their differences and find strength in their connectedness; express joy, optimism and gratitude through their words, thoughts, and actions; nurture their physical,

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Help us welcome the newest members of the Duneland Chamber of Commerce community. We look forward to a prosperous and profitable future. Love You Baby Photography 400 Brown Circle, Knox, IN 46534 630.816.5790 www.loveyoubabyphotography.com Love You Baby Photography is a hospital newborn photography service. We staff hospitals 365 days a year with professional and compassionate photographers, who create priceless memories for families and their newest Love. We provide a private session right in the comfort of Mom's room and create a gallery of images that include traditional, contemporary and photo journalistic images.  We present that gallery just minutes after the session! Mom can make her decision right away and some products are delivered immediately, while others take just a few short days to arrive at home.    When siblings and Dad are present, we love to get them in on the action as well! EasyDial Inc. 181 Technology Dr. Ste. 150, Irvine, CA 92618 (219) 728-1141 The Patient Driven Company™ producer of Dharma, the first portable Hemodialysis Machine. Created after the personal experience on dialysis of its founding member, EasyDial’s goal is to revolutionize the hemodialysis world providing a completely new approach to treatments, care of patients and technological development of dialysis machines. For more information visit: http://easydialhdbs.com

Certa Pro Painters of Schererville/NWI 1110 Arrowhead Ct. Ste. B , Crown Point, IN 46307 219-213-2349. In 1992, We began with the vision of making residential and commercial painting services easier and more convenient for homeowners and business owners. From the beginning, our promise has been that of certainty, aiming to reassure customers of our quality and expertise. While today we are the largest residential painting contractor in North America, our locally owned and operated franchises take pride in bringing personalized service to customers in every region, allowing them to focus on what matters most. For more information contact our office or visit our website at, certapro.com Chesterton Montessori School 270 E. Burdick Rd. 219-926-2359 We help all children develop a positive attitude towards self and towards all facets of learning. Montessori techniques aid the child in creating a base for a lifetime of learning and achievement in social, emotional, and cognitive areas. This is accomplished in an environment designed to put your child at ease, thereby allowing your child the freedom to select with whom and with what to interact. Chesterton Montessori School and our families work cooperatively to achieve these goals. Our goal is to create a love for learning so that all children will learn to love. For more information visit our website at: www.chestertonmontessori.com

Direct Cellars: Valparaiso, IN 219-921-4881 Since our inception, we have become one of the premier wine clubs in the country. Over the last few years we have continued to create and maintain relationships that consist of the best expertise with wine lovers a-like. Our in-house team of wine taster, Jerry Greenfield, has been tasting and selecting wines from all over the world. We only select wines from world class wine producers which are then shipped right to your door! You will always have new wine to try and enjoy every month. Top recommendations from our experienced team of wine experts… at below retail prices. You’ll never get stuck with a bottle of wine you don’t like Just let us know you didn’t like one of our selections, and you’ll get a replacement for another top wine, shipped directly to your door, at no extra cost to you, guaranteed.  Contact your local representative, Donna Cummins or visit her website at www.directcellars.com/sunshinedonna

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Impact Promotions Group LLC Merrillville, IN 46410 (219) 224-3010 A one-stop shop for all of your marketing and promotional product needs. We provide logo items including pens, mugs, shirts, bags and more! We pride ourselves on our personal service and creative ideas. We would love to help you with your next expo, event or giveaway. Contact Carol, Christine or Yatza for a free quote! We want to personally help you pick just the right item. www.impactpromotionsgroup.com

Chesterton resident, Dr. Malek Maatouk believes that communicating effectively with patients is important to delivering quality medical care. His goal is to build strong, trusting relationships with patients to help them live longer, healthier lives. Medical/Graduate School: Ross University School of Medicine

Hospital: St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart

Residency: McLaren Regional Medical Center

Medical Interests/Procedures: • Diabetes • Hyperlipidemia • Hypertension

Internship: Michigan State University

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Workforce Health can help you prevent workplace injuries, avoid lost-time accidents, and lower your healthcare-related expenditures. To achieve these goals, we utilize specialists in occupational medicine, provide comprehensive case management strategies, implement targeted ergonomics initiatives, promote healthy behaviors, work to reduce risk factors and more. To find out why employers throughout Northwest Indiana are choosing Workforce Health, or to schedule a consult, call 844-424-0200 or visit MyWorkforceHealth.com.

OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE

THAT WORKS AS HARD AS YOU DO. Services include: • Work-related injury care and case management • Physical therapy specializing in treating work-related injuries • Ergonomics consulting and assessments • Pre-employment physicals • DOT/CDL physicals • Drug/alcohol testing

• Annual firefighter surveillance exams • Audiometry, EKGs and other screenings • Health and wellness screenings/programs • On-site/near-site employee clinics and population health management services

Combining the unique strengths of Porter Regional’s Health At Work and La Porte Hospital’s Occupational Health programs.

4 CONVENIENTLY LOCATED OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH CLINICS LA PORTE • VALPARAISO • SOUTH BEND • PORTAGE Porter Regional Hospital is owned in part by physicians.

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