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A strictly positive, hyper-local news media organization creating community networks in Northwest Indiana and beyond.


We look to form positive, online communities centered around the idea that, given the option, people prefer to read about the good things going on in their community instead of the often-negative slant given by traditional media.

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Started in Northwest Indiana, we are creating hyper-local, community-based networks in every city, township, county, or region that welcomes the positive, local, force of good that we are.

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    Donna Flanagin

    Owner & Chief Excitement Officer

    Flanagin's Bulk Mail Service

    This has been one of the best avenues for promoting our company, and an exceptional value at the same time

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    Matt Vessely

    Regional President

    1st Source Bank

    The team there has really been instrumental in spreading the good news about 1st Source Bank and the good things that we do with the community.

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    Sue Lynch


    City of Portage

    Your staff is amazing and they are very friendly to work with!

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    Thomas McDermott Jr.


    City of Hammond

    We started working with GNL about a decade ago. They just talked about positive things and I thought, "This is just refreshing." That’s why I like it and that’s why I support it. That’s why Hammond’s supported it for the past decade. 

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    Dan Kozlowski

    Managing Director

    Big Shoulders Fund

    I was looking for outlets to spread our good news and the stories about our schools and the first name that came to mind was GNL.

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    Kevin Kosek

    Vice President of Marketing & Business Development

    REGIONAL Federal Credit Union

    We’ve been working with GNL for the last 12 years and I want my brand to be associated with positive news. They promote high school kids doing good things; they promote local leaders doing good things; and they promote organizations doing even better things. So how can you not get behind an organization that’s nothing but positive?

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    Bert Cook

    Executive Director

    La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership

    I’ve had the absolute pleasure of working for GNL for many years now. The organization has brought great value not only to myself professionally but to my organization in that it brings all kinds of like minded people together. There is great advertising and marketing that occurs. Chris Mahlmann and his entire team are tremendous individuals who care about the communities they operate in. It makes my day better being able to browse this sort of medium and really love everything that GNL stands for.

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A La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership Case Study

As an organization that is constantly working to drive economic activity in the La Porte community and aiding in its development, LEAP brings together the business community of The City of La Porte

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A City of Hammond Case Study

Early on in GreatNews.Life’s history, McDermott connected with GreatNews.Life and has maintained that relationship for many years. After meeting with GreatNews.Life Founder Chris Mahlmann, McDermott quickly saw the value of positivity.

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A REGIONAL Federal Credit Union Case Study

Even the smallest instance of positivity can make a huge difference, and Kevin Kosek is ecstatic about helping others see that there is  good news happening in the Region.

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A Flanagin’s Bulk Mail Service Case Study

Flanagin saw that GreatNews.Life was not just an outlet to educate Northwest Indiana on bulk mailing, but also as a way to share with the area the things most media outlets don’t cover.

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