Region Adventures Showcasing news and information for the region (Northwest Indiana) en-us A Career Cat’s Tale at Porter Bank A gray puff fur and a meow like a whisper – I don’t know how she even spotted me. Fate brought her to me, my furless mother. How else can you explain it, other than fate? The odds were stacked against me. Happy Centennial, Porter Bank! It’s time to celebrate! April 2020 marks a special milestone for Porter Bank. Our bank has officially served Northwest Indiana for 100 years! Although some of our celebration plans were postponed due to COVID-19, we look forward to serving our customers face-to-face again, soon! Our centennial milestone is a chance to appreciate the past, and get excited for the future. Home Construction Loans Explained Plan on building your dream home? Just as buds appear on branches, new homes start being built every spring. Most families will need to borrow funds to build their home. That is why many rely on construction loans. A Quick Guide: Car Insurance Where will the road take you? From the sandy coasts to the majestic mountains, there are countless American adventures to experience. Before your road trip and before you even take a 2-minute drive to your local gas station, you should understand the kind of coverage that is available for your car. Having auto insurance feels like a protective blanket; it is peace of mind to know you are covered. Christmas Savings Account for Kids Christmas is the season of magic. It is priceless to see the joy of Christmas reflected in your children’s eyes. While kids don’t need much to enjoy this precious day, the presents, food, deserts, and decorations all add up. It can prick a hole in your finances every winter and take some of the fun out of the holiday. No one wants to feel stressed about money and bills during Christmas season! Places to Eat in Portage Why eat at a local Portage restaurant? There are many reasons to grab a bite to eat. You get out of the house, mingle with family and friends, and eat food cooked by a professional chef. It also saves you time on buying, preparing, and cleaning up. In Portage Indiana, there are plenty of amazing local restaurants to choose from. Below are some of our favorites! A Quick Guide: Mortgage If the word mortgage gives you the chills or makes you scratch your head, you are not alone. Whether you are new to homeownership, or you’ve been-there-done-that but your knowledge bank is covered with dust, many people are afraid and/or confused about mortgages. Region Adventures Upgrade Region Adventures is proud of the growth we've achieved since being launched. Region Adventures began to promote 'the Region' of Northwest Indiana, which encompasses Lake, Porter, La Porte, Starke, and St. Joseph counties. By meeting our goals, we are expanding the region to cover every 'region' in North America and Canada. Benefits of Bank Credit Cards Do you have a credit card? When you have questions, can you make a call to someone local? There are many benefits of using a credit card. You can enjoy extra perks with a credit card through your local bank. 6 Tricks to Save for Vacation If you find yourself humming this Beach Boys tune or picturing yourself some place more colorful than cold, gray, wintery Indiana, maybe it’s time for a vacation! You can turn your dreams into reality by saving. Depending on your budget, you might need to start now and travel next year. Either way, starting your vacation fund is all part of the fun. All you need to do is make some small changes and you’ll be on a plane before you know it!