Ideas in Motion Media Announces Positive News Partnership with La Porte County YMCA

By: Ideas in Motion Media Last Updated: August 19, 2013

Ideas in Motion Media has announced a new media partnership with the La Porte County Family YMCA that will see the two organizations work together on a number of positive, community-focused initiatives for the La Porte County community in the coming year through the LaPorteCountyLife online good news network.

The partnership will feature an advancement in showcasing the many positive activities, events, and programs provided by the La Porte County YMCA through articles, videos, events, and photos on LaPorteCountyLife’s website, social networks, email newsletters, and event listings.

“All. Together. Better. This is not an advertising slogan, but a core belief at the heart of the La Porte County Family YMCA. As the Y puts Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all, we look to share the impact of our mission with outlets that strive to focus on the positive," said Dave Kasarda, Director of Operations of the La Porte County YMCA. "I had previously worked with Chris Mahlmann during my time as CEO of the Portage Township YMCA and was mesmerized by how he and his staff perfectly captured all of the wonderful things the Y was doing for the community. When the opportunity arose for the La Porte County YMCA and to collaborate, it just felt like a natural fit. We build relationships that further our sense of belonging and purpose within the community and is the perfect organization to help us make that happen."

The La Porte County Family YMCA’s members can learn more about everything positive in La Porte County and share their own good news by checking out the website, downloading the app, liking the Facebook page, or following LaPorteCountyLife on Twitter, Google+, and Linkedin.

“From the minute we launched the team at the La Porte YMCA has welcomed, engaged, and appreciated what our good news mission is,” explained Ideas in Motion Media Publisher and owner Chris Mahlmann. “The La Porte County Family YMCA is such a positive force in La Porte County and we’re very proud to be working with their entire team on every level to connect the community in an impactful way.”

Since launched in August of 2012, the La Porte County YMCA has been featured in over 100 positive stories on with dozens of the La Porte County Family YMCA’s events captured through photos over the website over the past year. You can find that bounty of good news here.

“Cindy and the team at the YMCA have been an amazing group to work with," said Jenny Craig, Executive Team Leader at Ideas in Motion Media. “They have been so welcoming and responsive with our mission and I look forward to working with them more and more as we continue to grow in the county.”

About the La Porte County Family YMCA
The La Porte County Family YMCA strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, family time, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We’re more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do. With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy livingand fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.

About Ideas in Motion Media
Started in Northwest Indiana, Ideas in Motion Media Inc. creates hyper-local, positive news-minded, community-based networks. They look to bring these networks to every city, township, county, or region that wants a vibrant alternative to the traditional cycle of negative news in media. Utilizing a real-time news mentality, web publishing tools, social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn, as well as a strong, mission-based editorial and publishing management, IIMM is able to create a positive impact with communication of good articles, editorials, photos, videos, events, and stories related to each community. IIMM develops networks of engaged, active, online, positive-minded people and organizations in each community they serve.