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Partners of Life: Best of Retail


The retail and grocery stores in Northwest Indiana are known to have some of the best service and most dedicated staff around, so telling their good news stories is a task we’re proud to take on. With countless community and charity events, as well as proven dedication to customer care, the retail stores of our Region have shown us the lengths they will go to in order to stand out against the rest and that ‘good enough,’ is never enough for them! Check out some of the best stories our retail stores have been a part of:

Best-of-Retail-2017_02

Albert's Diamond Jewelers Raises Awareness and Over $240K for Multiple Sclerosis at the 14th Annual MS Auction
The W. F. Wellman Exhibit Hall at the Indiana Welcome Center was filled with warmth and enthusiasm as hundreds of people filled the room Sunday afternoon for the 14th Annual Albert’s MS Auction which saw over $240,000 raised. The cause is a very personal one for the owners of Albert’s, since Donna Halpern, wife of founder Fred Halpern, was diagnosed with MS nearly forty years ago.

Best-of-Retail-2017_03

Breaking Good News: Strack & Van Til Stays in Northwest Indiana: Local Group Wins Bid for Grocery Store Chain
With recent renovations to stores in Schererville, Valparaiso, Hobart, and more, Strack & Van Til has continually demonstrated a commitment to serving Northwest Indiana residents with their "Indiana Made" motto, and never before has that motto been displayed as evidently as with this news.

The "Indiana Made" slogan is all about serving local people with local products and local services. Today we know what that truly means for Northwest Indiana and those invested in the prosperity of our region.

Best-of-Retail-2017_04

Catherine’s Bridal Boutique Celebrates Grand Opening In New Downtown Valparaiso Location
When planning a wedding, it’s important that everything is just right, from the flowers to the venue, and especially the dress. Every bride wants to look their very best when they walk down the aisle, and that is why -- for more than 50 years -- many brides from northwest Indiana and Chicagoland have chosen Catherine’s Bridal Boutique as their ultimate wedding destination to find the perfect dress for their perfect day.

Best-of-Retail-2017_05

Von Tobel Lumber & Hardware Partners with Potawatomi and Dunes Moraine Districts Boy Scouts for Popcorn Fundraiser
Each fall along with changing leaves and cooler weather, people can expect another constant: the Boy Scout Popcorn Fundraiser. This year is no exception, and with thousands of boxes ready to go, storing that popcorn is a huge undertaking that would not be possible without community help.

Von Tobel Lumber and Hardware of Valparaiso is proud to help the Potawatomi and Dunes Moraine Districts of the Boy Scouts and to donate space in their “Area B” warehouse each year for storage and processing of thousands of boxes of popcorn.

Best-of-Retail-2017_06

Kabelin Ace Hardware - Bring Your Damaged Screens, Patio & Storm Doors in for Professional Repairs Today
For Kabelin Ace Hardware, the key to their success is behind the red vest and a big part of that success relies on their knowledgeable staff that operates Kabelin’s superior service department. Along with repairs and tune-ups of home and garden equipment, the service department staff at Kabelin Ace specializes in making your damaged screen windows and doors, and patio and storm doors, as good as new.

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