Tavern on Main in Crown Point, Indiana joins The Shop Local Network as a Shop Local Mission Partner

Tavern on Main located at 136 South Main street in Crown Point, Indiana, offers amazing craft beers and food.

Crown Point, Indiana, September 09, 2018 – Tavern on Main located at 136 South Main street in Crown Point, Indiana, offers amazing craft beers and food. Nick Bello, president of The Shop Local Network stated, “Tavern on Main is a one-of-a-kind experience. When you walk in and sit down, you get a five star experience all the way around.”

The founders have a mission to serve high-quality, unique, and creative food and drink in an eclectic yet welcoming atmosphere. A gathering place where both the adventurous and not-so-adventurous patron can find the perfect dish to satisfy their individual craving. From cutting-edge cuisines to comfort classics, there is something on the menu for everyone. That doesn’t just apply to the food menu, though- the drink menu boasts 18 craft brews on tap plus specialty cocktails. Tavern on Main gives you the best of both worlds.

Their menu selection is described by their executive chef, Tommy Forbes, as “high-end American eclectic”. Entrees vary from high-quality, Chicago-style gastropub dishes to delectable homestyle comfort foods. The creativity continues onto their drink menu, where you’ll find an array of craft cocktails and brews.

The featured dishes showcase their most-loved culinary fare; the favorites (of patrons and staff) that will have you going back again and again. They also have regular drink and dinner specials- so, keep an eye out for those! They think the pride they take in serving top-notch and unique cuisine is evident to their customers in each and every bite.

Tavern on Main also takes part in the Shop Local Keytag promotion, so make sure you show them your keytag to get an extra discount. Now is the time to plan your night out at Tavern on Main. Give them a call or visit their website to learn more.




Nick Bello

The Shop Local Network

LaPorte, Indiana




Amateur Castle-builders Invited to compete in 58th Annual Great Sandcastle Competition 2018 on Carmel Beach Sept. 8

Anyone who has built or dreamed of building a sand castle is invited to Carmel Beach on Sept. 8, to compete in the 58th annual Great Sandcastle Competition.

Carmel, CA, September 9, 2018 — Anyone who has built or dreamed of building a sand castle is invited to Carmel Beach on Sept. 8, to compete in the 58th annual Great Sandcastle Competition.

The contest will be held 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Carmel Beach and 10th Avenue, with the theme “Rooms in the Dunes.”

The event is free and open to the public and is held rain or shine. It is sponsored by the city of Carmel and the Monterey Bay Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

The contest is open to all participants and all ages, with no admission fee to compete or to view. Skill level is not important — judging takes place in many categories. Artistic expression is encouraged, however, in a family-friendly fashion.

The only rules are that no machinery or power tools can be used, contestants must stay within contest boundaries and the only decorations allowed are those that can be found on the beach.

Judges will include members of the AIA, plus local celebrities and dignitaries. Contestants are urged to “bribe” judges with non-monetary offers, such as cookies, beer and wine, and food.

The best “sand castle” wins the coveted Golden Shovel Award, with other awards including the Sour Grapes award and Best Traditional Sand Castle. Every participant in the contest goes home with a plaque commemorating their handiwork. Following the theme is not required.

About The American Institute of Architects

The American Institute of Architects has been advancing the value of architects and architecture for more than 150 years through AIA member resources and as the collective voice of the profession. Benefits that enhance the professional and competitive position of AIA members and the profession of architecture, and links to additional information regarding advocacy, sponsorship, or membership, can be found at the host chapter website: www.aiamontereybay.org

The AIA Monterey Bay informs its members and the public about the activities and programs of this chapter, as well as issues affecting the architecture and practice of architecture in the counties of Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz.


City of Carmel-by-the-Sea

Community Services Dept.

(831) 620-2020


American Institute of Architects Monterey Bay





Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455


Fulham’s New HotSpot EZ Exit Wins Architecture SSL Product Innovation Award

Fulham recognized for new T-Grid emergency lighting capability added to its HotSpot family of emergency lighting products.

Hawthorne, CA, USA — The HotSpot EZ Exit EM T-Grid emergency luminaire from Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has received a 2018 Product Innovation Award (PIA ’18) from Architectural SSL magazine in the Components Category. The EZ Exit LED luminaire was introduced earlier this year as a part of a new category of emergency lighting that complements conventional exit signs by lighting the way to safety.

The Architecture SSL Product Innovation Awards were created to honor advances in LEDs and solid-state lighting. Winners are peer-recognized for quality and sustainable technology as well as innovation. Fulham’s new EZ Exit was chosen as a new type of emergency lighting product that seamlessly integrates into any conventional T-grid ceiling. In fact, it is nearly unnoticeable until an emergency when the one-inch wide LED module is activated to light an exit path. The integrated emergency driver with built-in NiCad battery delivers 90 minutes of emergency power with a 24-hour recharge time.

“There have been few innovations in emergency lighting beyond those created to meet new safety standards, so we are delighted that our EZ Exit luminaire was selected an innovative product by Architectural SSL,” said Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Development for Fulham. “Emergency lighting continues to be a robust category for LED components and we are already receiving a lot of interest in the EZ Exit because it is easy-to-install, reduces the number of emergency lights required because of its high lumen output, and is aesthetically pleasing for office applications.”

The HotSpot EZ Exit EM T-grid kits are available in two configurations: a 24-inch version (FHEZ10A24) with that offers 10.7W of emergency output at 1,480 lumens, and a 48-inch version (FHEZ17A48) that has 17W output in with 2,485 lumens. The EZ Exit kits feature a universal input of 120-277VAC and are designed to be installed in less than 10 minutes, either as part of new construction or a retrofit in a dry or damp setting. The EZ Exit units feature an integrated test switch and carry a five-year manufacturer’s warranty. The product is UL listed for field installations.

For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com.

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, lighting controls, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the Europe, China, India, and the UAE. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com, @FulhamUSA or @FulhamEurope.

Media Contact:
Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
Fulham Co., Inc.
Phone: +1 (323) 779-2980, ext. 1252