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1 Million Cups of Northwest Indiana

1 Million Cups (1MC) is based on the notion that great ideas are discussed over a million cups of coffee. 1MC is not a pitch platform, nor is it a networking event. It’s simply a chance for entrepreneurs to tap into the knowledge and experience of the local community in a focused and encouraging environment.

Mont Handley

Phone: (219) 989-2603
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7150 indianapolis blvd
Hammond, IN 46324

Allies for Community Business

Accion Serving Illinois & Indiana is now Allies for Community Business. We’ve updated our name and strategies but our mission remains the same: we will provide the capital, coaching, and collaboration entrepreneurs need to grow great businesses in their communities. Learn more on our new website at

Amanda Askew

Phone: (312) 924-2158
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135 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen is an affordable incubator for small businesses and home to those that love to cook and generate special talents in Arts & Culture. Focusing primarily on providing resources, lowering the barriers to entry and teach entrepreneurs in food what they need to know while building community wealth and creating jobs. ArtHouse is a multipurpose facility that create dreams for its residents and surrounding communities while inspiring healthier communities by connecting people to real food.

LaShawn Brooks

Phone: (219) 979-8156
Website | Email

411 East 5th Avenue
Gary, Indiana 46402


Bankable is an SBA approved organization created in order to provide capital to small businesses that are unable to secure funding from traditional banks, and then help them to become bankable.

Esther Bryant

Phone: (765) 400-0448
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2705 Enterprise Drive
Anderson, IN 46013

Calumet College

Calumet College of St. Joseph is a private Roman Catholic college in Whiting, Indiana. It has additional campuses in Chicago, Illinois, and Merrillville, Indiana. The college was founded in 1951 as an extension of Saint Joseph’s College and is associated with the Missionaries of the Precious Blood.

Melvin Randolph

Phone: (219) 473-7770
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2400 New York Avenue
Whiting, IN 46394

Center for Creative Solutions, Inc.

The Center for Creative Solutions helps entrepreneurs, teams, businesses, other organizations and communities discover creative solutions to their everyday challenges. Trained in Creative Problem Solving, facilitators lead with proven tools to help clients clarify challenges and generate, refine and implement new ideas to solve complicated problems.

Cynthia Hedge

Phone: (219) 861-0955
Website | Email

410 Franklin Square
Michigan City, IN 46360

Center of Workforce Innovations (CWI)

The Center of Workforce Innovations is a multi-management nonprofit and considered a driver of workforce development in Northwest Indiana. Their understanding and expertise associated with aligning workforce skills to meet the needs of employers, and elevating talent for emerging next generation jobs is why CWI is a trusted workforce leader

Shawn Sahlhoff

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City of Crown Point Planning & Zoning Department

The Planning & Zoning Department oversees all zoning, land planning development and commercial development within the City of Crown Point, IN.

Anthony Schlueter

Phone: (219) 661-5039
Website | Email

705 Industrial Boulevard
Crown Point, IN 46307

City of Hobart - Dept. of Economic Dev. and Redevelopment

Economic Development and Redevelopment for the City of Hobart

Beth Jacobson

Phone: (219) 942-5517
Website | Email

414 Main Street
Hobart, IN 46342

Community Investment Fund of Indiana

Provides development services and microenterprise loans up to $50,000 and small business loans up to $250,000 to businesses not eligible for bank financing. Customers can apply online at

Phil Black

Phone: (317) 960-3710
Website | Email

4181 E. 96th Street, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce is a Membership organization made up of local businesses in Northwest Indiana and the South Chicago Suburbs. The Chamber of Commerce promotes interest in local business possibilities. … We provide educational opportunities and assists businesses with the latest marketing and promotional techniques. The Chamber works for the ever-increasing population, assuring additional customers and income.
The catalyst for business and regional growth.

Deann Patena

Phone: (219) 769-8180
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440 W 84th Drive
Merrillville, IN 46410

Crown Point Chamber of Commerce

Our organization aims to promote civic pride, economic development, tourism, and business leadership for the betterment of the Crown Point community.

Alan Myszkowski

Phone: (219) 613-1394
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211 S East St
Crown Point, IN 46307

Crown Point Community Library

The Crown Point Community Library is a community center for lifelong discovery.

Julie Wendorf

Phone: 306-8071
Website | Email

122 N. Main Street
Crown Point, IN 46307

Economic Development Corporation Michigan City, IN

The Economic Development Corporation Michigan City, Indiana is committed to growing and attracting new industry and business to the community as well as strengthening existing business. EDCMC services, programs and one-on-one assistance clearly provides the optimum business environment — a place where commerce and industry can prosper and grow.

Clarence Hulse

Phone: (219) 873-1211
Website | Email

Two Cadence Park Plaza
Michigan City, IN 46360

Elevate Ventures

Elevate Ventures is a private venture development organization that nurtures and develops emerging and existing high-growth businesses into high-performing, Indiana-based companies.

Erica Schweyer

Phone: (317) 975-1915
Website | Email

50 E 91st Street, Suite 213
Indianapolis, IN 46240


59 fully-furnished offices; 3 state-of-the-art conference rooms and co-working cafe and lounge!

Kimberly Cahill

Phone: (219) 844-2901 Ext: 326
Website | Email

2901 Carlson Drive
Suite 300
Hammond, in 46323

Gary Chamber of Commerce - two

Organization of business professionals whose mission is to attract, retain, promote and lend support in all possible ways to our local businesses and the community. We are that vital link in the chain!

Chuck Hughes

Phone: (219) 885-7407
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One North Buffington Harbor Drive
Gary, Indiana 46406

Hammond Development Corp. - Business Builders Loan Program

Hammond Development Corporation’s Business Builders Loan Program offers low interest lines of credit and term loans to Hammond, IN based businesses

Jackie DeRosa

Phone: (219) 803-6304
Website | Email

5233 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN 46320

Hammond Development Corporation

Since our establishment in 1981, the Hammond Development Corporation has been developing and promoting small businesses in the City of Hammond and throughout Lake County. The Hammond Development Corporation continually strives to find new and innovative ways to help our small business community and to make downtown Hammond thrive.

Jackie DeRosa

Phone: (219) 803-6304
Website | Email

5233 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN 46321

Hammond Public Library

Hammond Public Library connects people to information and ideas. We offer meeting space (meetings at the library must be open to the public); business, census and demographic resources; and business courses to library cardholders.

Hammond Public Library Information Desk

Phone: (219) 931-5100 Ext: 333
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564 State St
Hammond, IN 46320

HighlandGriffith Chamber of Commerce

The HighlandGriffith Chamber is a non-profit business organization since 1958, Promoting Good Business.
There are 300 Members, mostly small businesses in Highland, Griffith and surrounding NWI communities.

Melina Frazier

Phone: (219) 923-3666
Website | Email

8536 Kennedy Avenue
Highland, IN 46322

Hobart Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Hobart Chamber is to create opportunities for networking, partnerships, and relationships for businesses serving the community of Hobart.

Lisa Winstead

Phone: (219) 942-5774
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1001 Lillian Street
Hobart, Indiana 46342

Indiana Economic Development Corporation

Indiana’s lead economic development agency, helping businesses launch, grow and locate in A State That Works.

Matt Saltanovitz

Phone: (219) 798-0618
Website | Email

6100 Southport Road
Portage, IN 46368


The Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is a part of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. We provide procurement technical assistance to help you sell your products or services to the appropriate government agency by offering confidential counseling services and workshops at no cost. The core of our procurement assistance program is counseling and education.


Phone: (219) 214-2126
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17 South 6th Street, Suite XX
2291 N Main Street, Crown Point, IN 46307 and 1400 E. Angela Blvd, South Bend, Indiana
Lafayette, Indiana 47901

Indiana Small Business Development Center

The Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) helps entrepreneurs start, grow, and thrive. Our team of advisers meets with start-ups and business owners from 7 counties at no charge to provide resources and help with business plan, financing, marketing and what you need to take the next step.

Lorri Feldt

Phone: (219) 644-3513
Website | Email

9800 Connecticut Dr.
Purdue Technology Center
Crown Point, IN 46307

Indiana University Northwest School of Business and Economics

The Indiana University Northwest School of Business & Economics offers undergraduate & graduate programs in business. Faculty and students are also engaged in the community to provide assistance through consulting projects for local business and non-profit entities. The Center for Professional Development also provides non-credit training to those interested in further skill development, including the Small Business Academy.

Cynthia Roberts

Phone: (219) 980-6636
Website | Email

3400 Broadway
1103 Dunes Professional Building
Gary, IN 46408

IU Northwest Center for Economic Education & Research

The Center for Economic Education & Research facilitates activities that promote economic education, provide economic expertise and support, and encourage regional economic research in Northwest Indiana.

Micah Pollak

Phone: (219) 980-6913
Website | Email

Dunes 1112
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408

IU Northwest Center for Professional Development

Business Consultant, Leader/employee training and development

Jana Szostek

Phone: (219) 980-6910
Website | Email

210 W. 35th Avenue
Room 1153
Gary, Indiana 46408

IU Northwest Center for Urban and Regional Excellence

The Center for Urban and Regional Excellence (CURE) at Indiana University Northwest engages the University and the community in the creation of positive, sustainable and impactful programs and initiatives. CURE works collaboratively with organizations in all sectors to promote continued learning, solution-based interaction and mutually-beneficial partnerships in our communities.

Ellen Szarleta

Phone: (219) 980-6978
Website | Email

3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408

Ivy Tech Community College

We are Ivy Tech, Indiana’s Community College. We serve the people of our state through accessible and affordable world-class education and adaptive learning.

Andrew Mason

Phone: (219) 879-9137 Ext: 6294
Website | Email

3714 Franklin Street
Michigan City, IN 46360

La Porte County Community & Economic Development

La Porte County is the second largest county in Indiana between Porter and St. Joseph County.

Bailey McGrath

Phone: (219) 326-6808 Ext: 2215
Website | Email

555 Michigan Ave
La Porte, IN 46350

La Porte County Public Library

The library provides information, resources, and materials to the community while creating a welcoming and accessible environment for all.

Fonda Owens

Phone: (219) 362-6156 Ext: 330
Website | Email

904 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership

LEAP provides businesses networking, growth opportunities, advocacy and much more. The goal of LEAP is to make the greater La Porte area the best place in the Midwest to live and do business.

Michael Riehle

Phone: (219) 324-8584
Website | Email

809 Washington St
La Porte, In 46350

Lake County IN Economic Alliance

LCEA, the economic development organization for 19 communities and unincorporated Lake County, Indiana, provides economic development services; site selection/business expansion assistance; community connections; demographics, cost comparisons and other critical information when considering relocation or expansion.

Karen Lauerman

Phone: (219) 756-4317
Website | Email

440 W. 84th Drive
Merrillville, IN 46410

Lake County Public Library

Lake County Public Library has 9 locations serving 13 communities in Northwest Indiana. We have a number of helpful professional databases to help you grow your business. Access them at any of our branches or from home for free with your library card!

LCPL Reference Desk

Phone: (219) 769-3541
Website | Email

1919 W 81st Ave
Merrillville, IN 46375

Lakeshore Chamber


Monique Ruiz

Phone: (219) 931-1000 Ext: 102
Website | Email

5246 Hohman Avenue Suite 100
Hammond, IN 46320

LPCPL Exchange

The LPCPL Exchange will connect people and ideas by providing space and opportunity for people to learn.

Fonda Owens

Phone: (219) 362-6156 Ext: 330
Website | Email

807 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

MCAS Safe Harbor

Safe Harbor is an out of school time enrichment program which serves students in grades K-12, specializing in areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

Abby May

Phone: (219) 873-2026 Ext: 8740
Website | Email

100 Manny Court
Michigan City, IN 46360

Michigan City Chamber of Commerce

Michigan City Chamber serves to be a resource to its members, businesses, and the community to promote economic growth in the Michigan City area.

Katie Eaton

Phone: (219) 874-6221
Website | Email

200 E. Michigan Boulevard
Michigan City, IN 46360

Munster Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce

Karen Mashura

Phone: (219) 836-5549
Website | Email

1005 Ridge Road
Munster, IN 46321

Nana Clare's Kitchen

Commercial Kitchen for start up food businesses
Food Handler Certification Classes
Cooking/Baking classes from 4 yrs to adult
Food Start up entrepreneur program

Gina Zieniewicz

Phone: (219) 286-3645
Website | Email

3907 Calumet Ave
Suite #106
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Nfr Institute of Technology, Incorporated

Nfr Institute of Technology promotes sustainable quality-of-life. We focus on improving the region by improving the individual and his ability to solve problems, make decisions, and innovate.

Kyle-Pierre Nfr

Phone: (219) 879-2525
Website | Email

121 W 9th St
Second floor
Michigan City, IN 46360

Northwest Indiana Business RoundTable (NWIBRT)

The Northwest Indiana Business RoundTable (NWIBRT) is an independent, non-profit council of local firms committed to the improvement of construction and maintenance projects in Northwest Indiana. Its purpose is to promote safety, quality, and cost-effective solutions to challenges faced by owners, contractors, and labor in the region.

Stephanie Vandiver

Phone: (219) 226-0300
Website | Email

1255 Erie Court
Crown Point, IN 46307

Northwest Indiana Forum

The Northwest Indiana Forum is the regional voice for the business community and the premier source of a full package of services that promote economic development and retention of quality jobs.

Heather Ennis

Phone: (219) 763-6303
Website | Email

6100 Southport Road
Portage, IN 46368

Northwest Indiana Influential Women Association

NWIIWA is the leading group in our region for the professional development of women and their careers. Our mission focuses on providing opportunities for professional growth through networking, leadership support, and education in a variety of industries. Together, we support the continuing advancement of women by bringing together the region’s most successful professionals in all areas of business, industry, and community service.

Stephanie Vandiver

Phone: (219) 226-0300
Website | Email

1255 Erie Court
Crown Point, IN 46307

Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission

LaPorte County Revolving Loan Fund

NWI Regional Revolving Loan Fund for Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties

Denarie Kane

Phone: (219) 985-3368
Website | Email


Portage Economic Development Corporation

Full Service Local Economic Development Organization for Portage, Indiana including Business Retention, expansion, and attraction.

Amy Parker

Phone: (219) 762-9761
Website | Email

6100 Southport Rd.
Portage, IN 46368

Purdue Extension - Lake County

Our mission is to strengthen the capacity of local leaders, residents and organizations to build strong, vibrant communities by using research-based resources to guide their decisions.

Jose Valtierra

Phone: (219) 755-3240
Website | Email

2993 North Main Street
Crown Point, IN 46307

Purdue Extension LaPorte County

Our mission is to strengthen the capacity of local leaders, residents and organizations to build strong, vibrant communities by using research-based resources to guide their decisions.

Mary Foell

Phone: (219) 324-9407
Website | Email

2857 W State Road 2 Suite A
LaPorte, Indiana 46350

Purdue Extension, Porter County

Our mission is to strengthen the capacity of local leaders, residents and organizations to build strong, vibrant communities by using research-based resources to guide their decisions.

Patty Keating

Phone: (219) 465-3555
Website | Email

155 Indiana Ave., Suite 301
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Purdue Northwest Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center

The Commercialization & Manufacturing Excellence Center (CMEC) serves as a catalyst for economic development and technological transfer throughout NWI and provides advanced manufacturing opportunities and related training for companies of all sizes.

Mont Handley

Phone: (219) 989-2603
Website | Email

7150 Indianapolis Blvd
Hammond, IN 46323

Purdue Technology Center NWI

"The Studio" Co-Working Space – Office Space – Lab Space – Certified Technology Park

Lynette Cieslak

Phone: (219) 644-3680
Website | Email

9800 Connecticut Drive
Crown Point, IN 46307

Regional Development Company

The RDC provides up to 90% financing for the purchase or improvement of owner occupied commercial real estate and equipment at a below-market fixed interest rate for 25 years!

Erica Dombey

Phone: (219) 476-0504
Website | Email

1757 Thornapple Circle
Valparaiso, IN 46385

SCORE | NW Indiana

SCORE | NW Indiana
We’re Here for The Life of Your Business.
We provide free and confidential business counseling by phone, email, ZOOM and in-person. We also conduct workshops for start-up entrepreneurs and seasoned small business owners.

Donald Pelka

Phone: (219) 654-2630
Website | Email

162 W. Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest

The Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest contributes to economic and community development throughout the region as the champion of innovation in Northwest Indiana.

Jason Williams

Phone: (219) 989-2805
Website | Email

1401 US-421
Westville, IN 46391

South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is a sales and marketing organization that leads the hospitality industry and aids its partners through the development and support of attractions throughout the region. The SSCVA markets the South Shore as a centrally located, reasonably priced destination for business and leisure travelers. The organization also draws conventions, meetings, sporting events and group tours from around the nation and has maintained the image of the ideal "weekend getaway" for those traveling within a 250-mile radius.

Katie Holderby

Phone: (219) 688-0410
Website | Email

77770 Corinne Drive
Hammond, IN 46323

Starke County Economic Development Foundation, Inc.

Economic development organization that attempts to assist at all levels of need for new and existing businesses.

Larry Wickert

Phone: (574) 772-5627
Website | Email

1915 South Heaton Street
knox, IN 46534

The Hub Kitchen, LLC

A Shared Commercial kitchen for the food entrepreneur

Cathy Jacobsen

Phone: (219) 509-3256
Website | Email

105 W Sigler St
Hebron, IN 46341

The Leadership Institute at Purdue Northwest

The Leadership Institute at PNW is the hub for leadership development in Northwest Indiana. We offer a variety of highly regarded programs and resources including the redesigned Leadership Northwest Indiana (LNI) program, the Young Leaders Academy and the Explorer Academy as well as seminars, and events such as our Leadership in Action speaker series. Our mission is simple: develop emerging leaders who can grow their leadership skills through our researched-based program and customized approach.

Sheila Matias

Phone: (219) 989-2802
Website | Email

6300 6100 Southport Rd,
Portage, IN 46368

Visit Michigan City LaPorte

Visit Michigan City LaPorte is the official destination marketing organization that represents the visitor industry and communities to create economic growth from visitor expenditures.

Increased economic impact through new visitor spending
Reinforces destination brand equity
Enhances visitor experiential offerings
Invests in the agreed-to destination vision
Creates or expands partnerships

Katherine Dermody

Phone: (219) 851-3550 Ext: 2198513550
Website | Email

4073 S. Franklin St
Michigan City, IN 46360

Westville Area Chamber of Commerce

Westville Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to enhancing our business atmosphere, supporting entrepreneurs and connecting tomorrow’s business leaders

Justin Kiel

Phone: (219) 785-2123
Website | Email

PO Box 215
Westville, IN 46391

Whiting Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce

The Whiting Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce, as a public catalyst, partner, and investor in the community, serves the citizens and merchants by encouraging, promoting, expanding, and enhancing the business area of Whiting-Robertsdale, Indiana.

Whiting Robertsdale Chamber

Website | Email


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