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Welcome to the Lakeshore Chamber Website! Our newly updated website provides you with important contact information about our Business Associates in East Chicago, Hammond and NW Indiana, and we encourage you to not only explore its contents, but to also consider patronizing our members FIRST when you are in need of local business.

Our chamber members are the lifeblood of the Lakeshore Chamber, and as they succeed in business, so do the chamber and the communities of East Chicago and Hammond. During the past two years we have added over 100 new businesses to our organization, and we continue to build toward our next milestone - a strong membership of 650 businesses. Additionally, during the past two years, we successfully completed our Capital Campaign, and our $210,000 initial mortgage debt incurred in 2001 to buy our current facility, is now officially retired, and the Lakeshore Chamber is debt-free!

Kudos to our hard working Board of Directors, Chamber Staff, and the Chamber Members for making this possible.

Economic Development continues to be a high priority with the Lakeshore Chamber, and we continue to work with both Economic Development Teams from East Chicago and Hammond. Horeshoe Casino's new $500 Million dollar Casino is now open; BP's $3.8 Billion dollar expansion has started, and East Chicago's impressive North Harbor Project continues with massive infrastructure improvements, and the start of 100 new homes.


Jeff Williams
Chairman of the Board
Monica Garcia
Immediate Past Chairwoman
Dave Ryan
Executive Director

Chamber Staff

David Ryan, Executive Director
Monique Ruiz, Office Administrator
Shalora Jasper, Office Assistant

Communities in Schools of East Chicago

Communities in Schools of East Chicago aims to surround students with a community of support empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Communities in Schools of East Chicago seeks to understand and address the underlying reason why kids are unable to focus on learning. Whether kids need eyeglasses, tutoring, nutritious foods, or just a safe place to be, Communities in Schools provides the programs and services or finds the resources, and delivers them to young people right inside schools where kids spend their days. Instead of duplicating or competing with other youth-serving organizations, Communities in School mobilizes exisitng community resources and fosters cooperative partnerships for the benefit of students and families.

Patricia Simes, Executive Director
Communities in Schools of East Chicago
100 West Chicago Ave., Suite G
East Chicago, IN 46312
Phone: (219) 378-9114
Fax: (219) 398-9118
Educational Support Services

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For inquires contact our office at: 219.931.1000

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