Ideas in Motion Media Launches Fourth Good News Online Community with

By: Ideas in Motion Media Last Updated: October 23, 2013

Ideas in Motion Media, publishers of, and have launched their fourth exclusively-positive online community network, is dedicated to sharing the good news stories of people, organizations, and businesses throughout Northwest Indiana, with a focus on Lake County.

The online community network, encompassing the website, email newsletter and social networks, allows users to access the full multimedia experience of stories, events, articles, photos, and videos, all promoting good news throughout Northwest Indiana. “We are thrilled to be expanding our message of good news west into Lake County,” said Ideas in Motion Media Owner and Publisher Chris Mahlmann. “We will be bringing our positive message and enthusiasm for telling good news stories to all of the communities throughout Northwest Indiana.”

"There are good things happening and good people to tell stories about in every corner of the county. If it’s positive, we’re on it," he continued.

“I am excited that Ideas in Motion is expanding into Lake County. I know that they will build upon the good work done in Valparaiso, Portage, and LaPorte County covering local citizens’ efforts to make their communities a better place.Their positive stories build a foundation for great pride in our region,” said Congressman Pete Visclosky, the representative for Indiana’s First Congressional District.

"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. 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,” said Dave Kasarda. the Director of Operations for the La Porte County Family YMCA. "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 the LIFE network is the perfect organization to help us make that happen.”

“Porter Regional Hospital is proud to support the ‘Lifes’ – ValpoLife, Portage- Life, LaPorteCountyLife, and more recently, NWIndianaLife,” said Porter Health Care System CEO Jonathan Nalli. “By sharing the positive news throughout Northwest Indiana, Ideas in Motion Media is enriching all of our lives and helping us to better appreciate our great community."

Bill Hanna, President and CEO of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority, said, “They are unique in sharing positive events and activities happening in the community, and they have brought an entrepreneurial spirit to community awareness.”

“I think the Life sites are a really positive way to let the community know what NorthShore Health Centers is doing to improve the health of Portage and the communities we serve. The whole philosophy of Portage Life is to let everyone know all the good things that are happening in their community and not focus on the negatives! We are proud to support them and be a part of their program,” said Janice Wilson, CEO of Northshore Health Centers.

With contributions already coming in from over 400 groups, organizations, cities, parks, schools, non-profits, businesses, and events, the website is already filled with good news across its business, sports, health, community, and entertainment sections, with photo galleries and videos produced featuring a variety of aspects of life in Northwest Indiana.

Dave Rose, Market President Northwest Indiana for Horizon Bank said, “ is an easy and convenient way for Region residents (and those new to the area) to obtain information on local events, businesses and neighborhoods. Great website!”

Tom Long, NITCO Chief Operating Officer, believes "ValpoLife has been supportive to our NITCO family by promoting our community involvement. They’ve played an instrumental role in spreading our good news. You know positivity is contagious! I believe that’s part of the reason why our partnership has been so successful."

“The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is in the "good news" business because tourism and the jobs and the economic benefits generated are good news to everyone in our 5 county service region. The South Shore CVA is proud to be the first tourism organization to partner with NWIndianaLife. The Ideas in Motion team is incredible to work with, and NWIndianaLife was a critical part of the success of our 30th anniversary celebration and activities. NWndianaILife as well as the other sister outlets are key to our organization and its communication to the many publics we serve. On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff we thoroughly appreciate your efforts to focus on all the positives of our many communities. >The SSCVA looks forward to many, many more promotions with you and providing the good news tourism and business stories that are happening in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton and Jasper Counties," South Shore Convention & Visitor Authority.