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South Shore Convention
and Visitors Authority

Brings events home

Anyone in the market to host a special event should consider northwest Indiana a contender – whether a conference, meeting, convention or amateur sporting event – the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority offers a value-driven and value-added product that is difficult to match. The SSCVA is a central resource for information and assistance before and during an event, offering pre-promotion services, planning support, publicity and coordination expertise.

With its big-city feel and small-town appeal, the region is a first-class host, featuring eclectic restaurants, convenient lodging and the comforts and luxuries one might expect as a visitor with zero pretentiousness or inflated costs.

"Our proximity to Chicago and nearby major transportation arteries truly makes us a viable and cost-effective option for meetings, conventions and athletic competitions," said Speros Batistatos, CEO and president of the SSCVA. "[Northwest Indiana] is a friendly and headache-free destination – an ideal place for any business or group gathering."

From the National Softball Association Class B North Girl's Fast Pitch World Series to the United Council of Corvette Clubs Convention and Model A Restorers Club National Convention, the South Shore has crafted a reputation for being a sought-after destination for myriad organizations in need of a centralized meeting locale.

And with a variety of venues from which to select, including the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza, the Ramada Conference Center and Centennial Park, there's suitable space available no matter a function's size or scope.

The SSCVA encourages local residents to partake in its "Bring It Home" campaign, which honors community heroes who influence bids for regional, state or national events and take them back to Northwest Indiana as a boon to the area economy.

"To date, the program has been successful, gaining momentum and providing a financial gain for the region," Batistatos said.

To learn more, visit the website at www.southshorecva.com or call 219-989-7770.

The information herein is underwritten and supported by the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority.