Community Corner: Natalie’s Second Chance Dog Shelter


Since 2009 Natalie’s Second Chance has been saving dogs in the Greater Lafayette and surrounding areas. Opened by Natalie Moore, the shelter is non-profit and no-kill. Their mission to help animals spreads the spirit of goodwill in our community by taking in and helping stray dogs as well as dogs that have been surrendered by owners that can no longer care for them. Natalie’s also works with other rescues and animal shelters to re-home dogs and puppies. They do not discriminate by breed, size, age, or even health.

Thanks to the compassionate team at Natalie’s Second Chance Shelter, many dogs have also been rescued from high-kill shelters. Natalie regularly posts photos of dogs that are available for adoption and fostering on the shelter’s Facebook page. If you’re considering adopting or fostering a dog, look into Natalie’s first!

Click here to make a meaningful contribution to Natalie’s Second Chance Shelter and help them fulfill their mission.

10 S. 16th Street, Lafayette, IN
Lafayette, IN 47905

Community Corner: Cooke Law Offices

Cooke Law Firm has been protecting the injured and their families for more than 40 years. They are dedicated to providing excellence and compassion to the Greater Lafayette community and their clients. Their areas of specialization are auto accident injuries, medical malpractice, defective products, and premises liability cases as well as other areas. Not only are they highly experienced, they are also thorough in all aspects of a case from start to finish.

Their commitment to serving the Greater Lafayette area moves beyond law. The attorneys of Cooke Law Firm are actively involved in civic and charitable activities including service on community boards. Cooke Law Firm has current involvement with The Brain Injury Association of Indiana, Tippco Soccer Club, United Way, Greater Indiana Master Swimming Association, and more.

If you’re looking for experienced representation that has trusted roots in the Greater Lafayette community, contact Cooke Law Firm.

331 Columbia Street
Lafayette, Indiana 47901
Phone: (765)588-3666

Community Corner: Huston Electric

picture1Huston Electric has been operating within our community since 1939. They offer electrical contracting services, visual communications and signage, home and business automation, and back-up power needs. Partnering with businesses like Indiana Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Greater Lafayette Commerce, and Indiana Chamber (just to name a few) allows them to deliver exceptional results to their customers. Take a loo

The folks at Huston Electric have a reputation for being community-focused. That’s because they make volunteering within the cities that they serve a priority. They recently helped wire a Habitat for Humanity house. Take a look!

If you’re looking for seasoned professionals and unmatched service, contact Huston Electric.

Huston Electric
2723 Old Romney Rd.
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 474-6115

Community Corner: SURF Center

picture2In the last 21 years, the SURF Center has worked to aid our community by providing support to those working to overcome addiction. SURF stands for Service, Unity, Recovery and Fellowship—and suitably so. The center hosts around 80% of Tippecanoe County’s recovery meetings, including 12-step programs. Their staff has created a nurturing environment that promotes sharing and growth.

SURF Center is responsible for many saved jobs, relationships, and lives within our community. By sharing their passion, they make Tippecanoe County stronger as a whole.

Whether you’re in need of help, have questions about addiction services, or are looking to volunteer, the SURF Center is a great place to start.

SURF Center
307 N. 10th St.
Lafayette, IN 47904
(765) 742-1033


Community Bank: Clay Critters

clay crittersLocated in West Lafayette, Clay Critters was founded in 1978 when Rebecca Bollinger turned her hobby into a business. The twenty craft workers create Handmade in the U.S.A. “critters” from polymer clay. Many of the products offered have a one-of-a-kind “swirled” appearance. Other designs feature metallic, fluorescent, faux granite finish, or a new feature- airbrushing iridescent finishes.

Clay Critters offers free laser-engraved name-drop service for their items. Most of the products are sold to gift shops all around the United States and in the Caribbean, and can be found in many airport gift shops. Other features include refrigerator magnets and the ability to order a critter as a key chain or ornament.

Clay Critters
4866 N. 9th Street Rd.
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Community Corner: Swan Dermatology & Aesthetics

Swan Dermatology & Aesthetics is a well-respected, comprehensive skin care center that has been providing the Greater Lafayette area with expert and trustworthy dermatological and aesthetic solutions for more than 20 years. In every year since 2009, they have won the Journal & Courier’s Readers’ Choice Award for the best dermatologist in the area.

By offering products that they believe in, Swan Dermatology & Aesthetics provides helpful advice in regard to skin care. Whether you know what you are looking for, or seek a consultation, the specialists here help to provide you with the right treatment for your unique skin care needs. Lafayette Community Bank is proud to be a partner to Dr. Lori Swan and her staff.

Swan Dermatology & Aesthetics
2020 Union Street, Suite 300
Lafayette, IN 47904
Phone: (765) 269-4145

Community Corner: Sparkletone Dry Cleaning

sparkletoneThis month’s community corner feature is Sparkletone Dry Cleaning.   A staple in our community for many years, Sparkletone offers dependable service and affordable prices.

Sparkletone knows how to take the time and extra care needed to assure that you receive the highest quality in dry cleaning. Their technicians are experienced in stain removal and servicing a wide array of garment types; such as clothing, household items, wedding gown preservation and more.  They also offer same day services!

Don’t let a little construction on State street keep you from using their wonderful services!

Sparkletone Dry Cleaning
238 E State St,
West Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 743-2007