South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority
The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is a sales and marketing organization that leads the hospitality industry and aids its partners through the development and support of attractions throughout the region. The SSCVA markets the South Shore as a centrally located, reasonably priced destination for business and leisure travelers. The organization also draws conventions, meetings, sporting events and group tours from around the nation and has maintained the image of the ideal “weekend getaway” for those traveling within a 250-mile radius.
The growth of tourism in the last several years has stabilized the region’s economy and has provided many new jobs. There are currently more than 14,000 hospitality related jobs in Lake County.
The Lake County Convention and Visitors Bureau was created by the Indiana General Assembly in 1983. The Bureau has grown from a staff of only two in loaned-out offices at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville to operating out of the 23,000 square foot Indiana Welcome Center located in Hammond.
- Business Plan Consulting
Events and Community Building
- Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
- Pitch Events
Internship Programs and Student Services
- Internship Program
Marketing and Sales
- Advertising/Brochure Design
- Award Recognition
- Feasibility Studies
Networking and Associations
- Industry Specific
- Conference/Meeting and Event Space