MERRILLVILLE | Twenty-seven representatives of local organizations learned what it means to be a hometown hero March 21 during the Bring it Home Ambassador Reception hosted by South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza.
“It’s important to get people involved with the campaign to spread awareness of their ability to create economic impact,” said Megan Langel, sales manager for the South Shore CVA. According to Langel, events like the reception help nurture relationships, as well as create new ones, with representatives from local organizations.
“Meetings and conventions bring business to our area, they show what Northwest Indiana has to offer and they help with our growth,” said attendee Peggy Holinga Katona, Lake County auditor.
In addition to networking and learning about the potential to create economic impact, attendees dined on foods containing ingredients from local businesses. Included in the salad was Fair Oaks Farms cheese, while a wine from Shady Creek Winery was used in the pasta sauce and stirring spoons covered with Albanese Confectionery chocolate were available at a hot chocolate and coffee station.
For more information on the campaign or bringing an event or meeting home, call Langel at (219) 554-2176, or visit www.southshorecva.com/meetings.