New agency’s goal to raise state’s profile will attract people and businesses — with help from us all • Elaine Bedel, Indiana Destination Development Corp.
Misty Weisensteiner was named director of the Indiana Office of Tourism Development effective Jan. 14. Weisensteiner most recently served as the executive director of the Orange County (Indiana) Economic Development Partnership, where she oversaw the organization’s restructuring, created and implemented its strategic plan and boosted the economic outlook and vitality for the southern Indiana county. […]
After four years of planning, fundraising and construction the National Mascot Hall of Fame will open its doors to the public Dec. 26. What began as an online only shrine to honor the country’s sports mascots, now is a 25,000 square-foot facility at Front and 119th streets near Lakefront Park in Whiting. The interactive museum’s […]
Applications for funding to help make the South Bend-Mishawaka area a tourist destination now are being accepted. Applications for the 2019 Visit South Bend Mishawaka Tourism Capital Development Fund will be accepted through Jan. 4. The fund, which is supported by the St. Joseph County Hotel-Motel Tax Board and Visit South Bend Mishawaka, has $400,000 […]
SOUTH BEND – The first concert played at Notre Dame Stadium will be by country music superstar Garth Brooks. Notre Dame announced the news July 9. Show details still are pending, according to the university. “Notre Dame Stadium has seen so many iconic moments,” Brooks said. “I look forward to bringing a new kind of […]
SOUTH BEND – The annual Fridays by the Fountain, a free lunchtime outdoor summer concert series, returns June 8. The series, now in its 18th year and presented by Venues Parks & Arts and the Morris Performing Arts Center, runs every Friday from June 8 through Aug 31. Performers will include area blues, jazz, rock, […]
Growth requires planning, collaboration, inspiration and teamwork Growth in its many forms, including business growth, economic growth, and personal growth, is a recurring theme in this issue. I hope you enjoy and find inspiration from our stories in this issue, which shares various ways folks are working together to grow themselves, their companies, and their […]
Merrillville-based White Lodging has completed its year-long renovation to the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, 350 W. Maryland St. The project included redesigning the lobby and meeting spaces, along with new dining options and a grab-n-go market. Accommodations increased from 622 to 650 and each room was updated to include modern furnishings and décor. The hotel’s meeting […]