First, we would like to thank all of the people in Northwest Indiana that have supported us in our trial year of 2010!
Now for the news…
2011 is going to be a busy year and we are still in the process of building NWIMe.com. With a little help from you, our readers, we can add more and more valuable resources as time goes on. We will not rest until there is a personalized view of Northwest Indiana that everyone can get something out of.
We feel that we are moving in the right direction as to the content that we publish in NWIMe.com and we have the folks of Northwest Indiana to thank for a lot of that! Requests, feedback and good suggestions help us to deliver our content and… We Appreciate The Help!
Please keep those ideas coming in! Don’t be afraid to give us your thoughts and please let us know what is going on in your area. If we know, everyone in Northwest Indiana will know too!
We have 3 easy ways to contact us:
- Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us at: 708-576-8804
- EZ Contact Us form at the top of our site
A Few Things That We Currently Offer:
We have many different sections of interest in our site and we are adding to them for 2011 but here are a few that we hope that you have noticed: (click the links to see the sections)
We have had big success reaching some of the key components of Community outreach in our Community Press Releases section but we have now gone further. We now have the 5 Counties; Lake, Porter, La Porte, Jasper and Newton separated so that it will be easier to see what is going on in a specific County or the Region in whole.
We will be taking this year to make a more complete connection with the different sources that each County has to offer including local press releases, sports news, events and more…
Our Media Maniac (Tom Perkins) recaps the latest weekend box office winners and losers with this weekly feature and also previews the upcoming releases. These features are tied to our Video Community and include the latest movie trailers. You can also join in on the new Movie Chat section that we have started in out Chat Community to voice your opinion!
We are big fans of the Gary SouthShore RailCats and we plan to continue our coverage for their 2011 season.
We are also building our sports resources to include College, High School and more for 2011. You can help us by letting us know what you want to see!
- An active FaceBook Fan Page (join in as a fan!)
- An Active NWIMe.com Twitter Page (follow us on Twitter)
Latest Additions for 2011:
We publish the latest number draws from the Hoosier Lottery game to make it easy for you to find and are published daily.
We have started a custom page section to display businesses and organizations located in Northwest Indiana and connect them to the community. This is a new feature in progress and will be our primary focus in 2011 and in the future with the intention of having an intuitive business directory to find your local merchants, but to also see who is offering activities and events in your local area, county, or region.
We would like to extend a special thanks to the following people and organizations for believing in us:
Andy Viano, Nikki Kimbrough and Ed McCaskey – Gary SouthShore RailCats
Sandy Basala – Lake County Parks
Tiffany Bley – Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce
Emily Banas – Indiana University Northwest
Erika Sheeringa – SouthShore CVA
I’m sure we forgot someone, but we just wanted to say thank you again, and we look forward to an awesome 2011 !!
What Can You Expect In 2011?
Part 2 will be out tomorrow evening to list the changes and future plans that you can expect to see in Northwest Indiana’s newest Community website, NWIMe.com!