Follow Friday – Who Wants Some on Twitter?

By: Chris Mahlmann Last Updated: April 22, 2011

Follow Friday - Who Wants Some on Twitter ?

Do you tweet? Do you like Fridays? Do you want to reach more people ?

Whether it be to expand your network of friends, educate others on your ideas, inform people about your business, raise money for your charity, promote your event, or you want to know who else is on Twitter other than Ashton Kutcher, Follow Friday is a cool practice that folks on Twitter like to follow to help them spread the word about each other.  We are putting together a quick guide to who is Northwest Indiana is on Twitter and what they have to offer or share.  If you are on, email us your Twitter name, and a sentence or two about who you are, why you would like to reach out to more people, and anything else you think may be interesting.  We'll take that input and keep updating this little mini-directory of folks to help you spread the word. 

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Just one more reason to like Fridays I guess.

Chris Mahlmann Ideas in Motion Media
@mytnameischris Good news, business, technology
Brett Fuller Ideas in Motion Media @brett_fuller Sports
Eric M. Carter Cartronix @emc440
Cartronix Cartronix @Cartronix Technology,
Jon Costas Mayor, City of Valparaiso @JonCostas
Kate Ross Prudential Executive Group in Valparaiso @KateSellsHouses Buying, selling, leasing, or investing in real estate
NeighborLink PC NeighborLink of Porter County @NeighborLinkPC Allows volunteers & needy homeowners to connect
for basic maintenance & repair
Steve Dalton Golden Technologies @DaltonsBriefs Business technology evangelist
Donna Flanagin Flanagin's Bulk Mail Service @bulkmail4u Servicing all your bulk mail needs, home of antique postage rates
Paul Stofko Race Director and Ultrarunner @crazylegs121 Would like more people getting involved in running & trail running
First Tee Valpo First Tee of Valparaiso @firstteevalpo We teach life skills and healthy habits to kids through golf
Linda Zyla Century 21 Real Estate @LindaZyla Ready to share market knowledge
VCFE Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events @VCFE NPO dedicated to strengthening community through festivals and events
MasterTech Pest Control MasterTech Pest Control @MasterTechPest Provides restidential & commerical pest control & expertise to Northwest Indiana
Kelly Schwedland Fast Growth Companies @KellySchwedland Serial entrepreneur
Rich Schmidt Pastor, Living Hope Community Church @richschmidt Connecting people in Valpo with each other and with opportunities to laugh, learn, etc.
Kelly Swart KellyK Photography @KKellyS Custom photographer specializing in on-location natural light portraiture. Located in Valparaiso, Indiana. Serving Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland.
South Shore CVA South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority @SouthShoreCVA Enticing visitors to the beautiful South Shore area
Debbie Rzepcynski Lake County Public Library @LPCLWeb If anyone has any questions, ask a librarian! We may not know all the answers, but we know where to find the answer!
Kristin Page Golden Technologies @KristyPage Loves to share anything and everything about Internet Marketing on Twitter
Golden Technologies Golden Technologies @GoldenTech Technology leader in Northest Indiana. We post daily updates from our blow and other technology news
Mike Telesky UnitedHealthcare Specialty Benefits @mtelesky Group dental, vision, life, & disability coverage
Portage Library Portage Library @porlibrary http://www.pcpls.lib.in.us/portage.html
Terry Gibson Pastor Terry Gibson @PastorGibson Follower of Jesus Christ, Husband, Father, Pastor, Student, Coach, Gardener, Artist
Valparaiso Community Festovals Events VCFE @VCFE VCFE is an organization that is dedicated to creating and promoting the many festivals, events & retail establisments that are a vital part of Valparaiso.
Megan Sikes Food Bank of Northwest Indiana @FoodBankofNWI Communication/Advocacy Manager for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.
Derek Chirch Derek Chirch dchirch
Portage Resale Shop Portage Resale Shop @PortageResale Our mission is to clothe the naked, feed the hungry and tak in the stranger.
Michael Kramer Michael Kramer @mjkramer Trial Court Judge, Catholic, Conservative, #TCOT, Road Cyclist, Community volunteer, active in drug prevention and treatment efforts
Crisis Center of Northwest Indiana Crisis Center - NWI @crisiscenter Providing multi-faceted social service programs for children, teens, adults and families since 1971. Programs consist of crisis intervention & prevention.
Ivy Tech Northwest Ivy Tech Northwest @IvyTechNW The Northwest Region of Indiana's Community College
City of Portage Parks & Recreation City of Portage Parks & Recreation @PortageParks The official Twitter page for the Department of Parks & Recreation in Portage, IN
Ben Polhemus Ben Polhemus @ben_polhemus A follower of Jesus, husband and father of a great family, part of Red Sox nation, and lives in a place that is known as a slice of heaven aka NW Indiana.
ChristLutheranChurch Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso @BWUN2 Christ Lutheran Church invites you to a variety of ministries that are supported in prayer and are celebrated in the praise of God!
PATH Volunteer Positive Approach to Teen Health @PATHinc A Positive Approach to Teen Health
United Way of Porter County United Way PC @unitedwaypc Non-profit agency committed to improving lives in our community.
Melissa Benefiel Porter County Aging & Community Services @portercoacs I am the Resource Development & Marketing Director for Porter County Aging & Community Services in Valparaiso, Indiana.
Amazing Market Amazing Market @AmazingMarket Simply amazing fudge, popcorn, candies, coffee and much more. All carefully created by OE's amazing clients fresh every day.
Porter Co Libraries Porter County Public Libraries @pcpls Porter County Public Library System located in Northwest Indiana
Town of Chesterton Town of Chesterton @Chesterton_IN This twitter page is for the Town of Chesterton, just to let you know whats going on.
Lubeznik Center Lubeznik Center for the Arts @LubeznikCenter Lubeznik Center for the Arts is a leading cultural force providing a variety of art experiences and opportunities to diverse local communities.
Portage Jazzercise Portage Jazzercise @PortageJazz Offering more than 20 classes a week! We are the area's best workout!
Safe Haven Rescue Safe Haven Rescue @SafeHavenRescue Not-for-profit group who rescue, foster and find forever homes for small dogs in NW Indiana. Join our effort-fill out an application on our website
Porter County Red Cross Porter Co Red Cross @PorterCoARC Helping Porter County prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters since 1917.
Keenan Baxter Musician @KeenanBaxter Composer, Smooth Jazz, Funk Nu Jazz, Performer Keyboardist/Vocalist Grammy Contender 2006
Tri Kappa Valpo Tri Kappa Valpo @TriKappaValpo Promoting Charity,Culture and Education
Business Women United Business Women United @BWUN2 Promoting self-sufficiency and life choices for individuals with disabilities
Opportunity Enterprises OpportunityEnt @OppEnt We love to connect with business women professionally and personally
Valparaiso International Center Valpo VIC @thevalpovic The Valparaiso International Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving Northwest Indiana
Valparaiso YMCA Valparaiso YMCA @ValpoYMCA We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities through programs that promote wellness & health, and family support & fun.
Valpo Kappa Kappa Gamma Valpo KKG @ValpoKappa Official tweets from the Women of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Eta Delta Chapter at Valparaiso University
NeighborLink Porter County NeighborLink PC @NeighborLinkPC NeighborLink is a non profit org that helps people in the community with practical needs they cannot currently do themselves through a network of volunteers.
Family Flyer Family Flyer @TheFamilyFlyer We are a family-owned and operated advertising guide to your area, a welcome guest in 113,000 homes!
SocialDzine SocialDzine @socialdzine Designing communication solutions to help you succeed simply & effectively.
Housing Opportunities Housing Opp @NWIN_housingopp Housing Opportunities Inc. serves the community through the development and provision of safe, decent, and affordable housing and customized support services.
Porter County 4-H Porter County 4-H @PorterCounty4H http://www.extension.purdue.edu/porter/
Discoveries Unlimited Discoveries Unltd @disc_unltd Mentoring young women in science, technology, engineering & math
Glennas Kueck CCA Spring Valley @ccaspringvalley 1,000 Days / 1,000 Lives - Ending Homelessness in Porter County - Development Officer
The Power of Youth Porter County The Power of Youth @pcpoy We love to connect with business women professionally and personally
Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County B&G Clubs of POCO @BGCPOCO< We are dedicated to improving and creating a positive perspective of youth through performance of valuable services that benefit others.
Karl Tatgenhorst Karl Tatgenhorst @ktatgenhorst Network security analyst and technical architect on hiatus in a marketing wonderland.
Kyle Lacy Kyle Lacy @kyleplacy Obsessed with social communication and commerce. Author of Twitter Marketing for Dummies and Branding Yourself. Entrepreneur - Principal at MindFrame
Steve Blaski Steve B @Sblaski I do a lot of freelance FOH audio engineering and few other technical jobs too.
Paul Stofko Paul Stofko @crazylegs121 Ultrarunner, Exercise Specialist, father, running coach, race director and member of Saucony Hurricane Team. Contributor on Icespike
Bryan Redeagle Bryan Redeagle @misterpoppet I have laser visions. I write Ruby, Python and anything that looks fun.
Ursula Pietsch Saqui Saqui Research @saquiresearch Delivering strategic information to organizations for results that make a difference
Kevin Kevin @parrotheaddad5 Striving to be the change I wish to see. Husband, father, banker, diver, and wannabe gourmet with extreme multitasking issues!
Richard Orelup Richard Orelup @ripsup Time for a change. Not sure what I want here just yet. :)
Joan Grott Joan Grott @joangrott I play the fiddle, I turkey hunt, & I run 5Ks. I do a lot of other random things too, but only have 160 characters to work w/ here!
Jim Jim @IndianaBluejay Just a guy in NW Indiana, I like photography, racing and looking at that world in different ways. Just trying to have some fun while I am on this ball of mud.
Atom Groom Atom Groom @atomgroom Chicago and Northwest Indiana Graphic Designer, Developer, Obsesser Atom Groom Design, LLC
Josh Walker Josh Walker @josh_walker I love my wife & music.
Ben Fraley Ben Fraley @benfraley Christian, Husband, Father, PHP Developer, gamer. Trying and failing to be good at all of those.
Nichole Nichole @iamfiction Writer, web designer, gamer and necromancer-in-training. I make choices in life by rolling percentile dice. Addicted to Let's Plays. Sort of a girl, yet not.
Geoffrey Hudson Geoffrey Hudson @geoffhudson A world famous photographer that you've never heard of. Die hard Cubs fan. Husband and step-dad.
Jeff Eriks Cambridge Construction @cambridgeconst Design/Build Contractor located in NWI, but work nationwide
anglotopia.net anglotopia @anglotopia Latest updates from Anglotopia.net - World's Largest Anglophile Website for people that love Great Britain.
Scott Dujmovich Golden Technologies @ScooterSMD Fantasy Football nut (@nwi_ffl). Tech consultant, Geek...Partner at Golden Technologies (@goldentech). Thanks for visiting!
Laurie Griffith SocialDzine @LaurieAGriffith Marketing coach, social network developer, trainer and business consultant www.socialdzine.com
Nat Finn Nat Finn blues @natfinn Just a simple Doctor Who fan..today. We'll talk about the rest this summer!
RG Skadberg RG Skadberg @rginvalpo Committed to a journey. Not sure where it will lead, but know He who does know will take me where He needs me.
Stephanie Precourt Stephanie Precourt @babysteph [Adventures In Babywearing] I have a blog and I know how to use it.
Jerry Davich Post-Tribune @jdavich Metro Columnist for the Post-Tribune Newspaper of Northwest Indiana, and author of 'Connections: Everyone Happens for a Reason' www.ConnectionsBook.com
Jon Groth Porter County Career & Technical Center @JonGroth Principal, CTE educator, community service advocate, exercise fanatic, father, husband
Bob Phelps Porter County Career & Technical Center @Bob_Phelps High School video teacher, husband of one, father of two, and way cooler than my students think I am.
Dave Woodson Dave Woodson @davewoodson Real Estate & Mortgage Marketing Consultant, Tech Geek, Social Media Adventurer, Cigar Enthusiast, Speaker, Husband & Dad, eLearning - Having fun - I will WIN
Jeff & Grace Safrin F.C. Tucker 1st Team Real Estate @safrin Broker/Owners F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate in NW Indiana-We enjoy going to VU Basketball Games, Walks with Buddy our Labrador, Boating,Golf,Travel & Family:)
Mark Warren Coleman Coleman Law Office, Valparaiso @mwc44 Proud Dad, Lucky Husband, Son, Family Law Attorney and Mediator & Protector of Childrens' Best Interests & Rights.
Franciscan St. Anthony Health Franciscan St. Anthony Health @SaintAnthonyCP Health news, health tips, events
Midwest Bariatric Institute Midwest Bariatric Institute @SMWeightLoss Health news, health tips, events
Melissa Washburn Artist/Graphic Designer @mwashburnart I tend to tweet about what I'm up to in the studio, as well as spreading the word on exhibits and arts events in NWI
Julianne Smith Photograhpy @JuliannesPhotos I am a local photographer Specializing in modern lifestyle photography for families, children and couples servicing all of northwest Indiana.
Homes of Distinction Real Estate @hodbuilders Homes of Distinction is a family owned home builder and remodeling contractor out of NWI
Dawn Diamantopoulos Fine Artist @DawnDraws Updates on current artwork and art events/openings