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Lorelei Weimer

Wellman honored with state's highest tourism award

Wellman honored with state's highest tourism award

INDIANAPOLIS | A man whose name is synonymous with Northwest Indiana's travel and hospitality industry was awarded the state's highest tourism honor Friday.

August 15, 2014 3:16 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Can you handle the 3 Dune Challenge?

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Can you handle the 3 Dune Challenge?

Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you have what it takes to climb the three highest sand dunes in Indiana?

May 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Report: Dunes drives millions into local communities

Report: Dunes drives millions into local communities

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore helped infuse $75.9 million into local communities in 2012, according to a National Park Service report.

March 07, 2014 3:00 pm

Dunes visitors came from 48 states, 33 countries in 2013

PORTER | Visitors from 48 states and 33 foreign countries were assisted in 2013 at the Porter County Visitor Center

February 24, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana Dunes Tourism earns DMAP reaccreditation

Indiana Dunes Tourism has earned reaccreditation from Destination Marketing Association International’s accreditation program.

December 28, 2013 1:11 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Pick partners carefully, you'll find great joy

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Pick partners carefully, you'll find great joy

The buzzword today in Northwest Indiana is "regionalism." When you think of regionalism, what does that mean to you?

October 20, 2013 12:00 am
Memorial garden dedicated at Porter County Visitor Center

Memorial garden dedicated at Porter County Visitor Center

PORTER | Officials at Indiana Dunes Tourism gathered with family and friends on Friday morning to dedicate a newly-built memorial garden to two former members of their front desk staff who recently died.

September 06, 2013 1:30 pm Photos

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Group proposes sports/entertainment arena for Porter County

CHESTERTON | Paul Boardman believes Porter County would be the ideal location for a state-of-the-art arena to host sporting and entertainment events.

September 03, 2013 4:30 pm

Sports cabinet working to grow recreational opportunities

VALPARAISO | The newly formed Porter County Sports Cabinet is continuing to gather information for an amateur sports and recreation facilities study.

July 26, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Become a resident tourist, tour guide

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Become a resident tourist, tour guide

Every year my nieces make the trek from Seattle, Wash., to visit me in Porter County.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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RICH JAMES: Remove fences, end tourism turf war

RICH JAMES: Remove fences, end tourism turf war

There are no walls, no checkpoints and no border guards asking for residency cards when you pass from Lake County into Porter County. The same can be said when you slip from Porter County into LaPorte County.

May 05, 2013 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Tourism power play just political horse manure

PHIL WIELAND: Tourism power play just political horse manure

Mr. Ed gave himself a case of email hoof-in-mouth when he sent comments complaining about Indiana Dunes Tourism lobbyist Brett Ashton and saying he had informed the mayors and Porter County commissioners that if Ashton's client, presumably Porter County tourism poobah Lorelei Weimer, wasn't …

April 05, 2013 12:00 am

Development of Dunes-Kankakee Trail clips along

Another small piece of the planned Dunes-Kankakee Trail can be built this summer now that Porter County has agreed to maintain it after it's built.

February 24, 2013 7:00 pm Related
Voices of Vision: Lorelei Weimer

Voices of Vision: Lorelei Weimer

Lorelei Weimer talks about 2012 and shares the organizations plans for the new year.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am
Visitor spending means big business in NWI

Visitor spending means big business in NWI

I was lucky enough last summer to enjoy a wonderful vacation, one with plenty of beach time, lots of great hiking, fun attractions and dining at some of the best restaurants.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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Indiana Dunes Tourism officials tout report, 5.9 percent growth

PORTER | Visitors to Porter County attractions helped grow the county’s tourism and travel industry by 5.9 percent annually from 2009 to 2011, Indiana Dunes Tourism officials said Tuesday during a newsconference at the Indiana Dunes Visitors Center.

January 08, 2013 4:00 pm Related

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Lorelei Weimer

Lorelei Weimer

Lorelei Weimer is executive director of the Porter County Recreation, Convention and Visitor Commission.

December 18, 2012 10:22 pm

Indiana Dunes Tourism provides $45,135 in grants in effort to spike interest in Porter County

PORTER | Indiana Dunes Tourism selected 32 nonprofit organizations, schools and government agencies to receive $45,135 in grant money to help promote festivals and events, sporting competitions, conferences and other tourism-related projects during 2013.

November 25, 2012 12:00 am
Chamber Network Night scares up some business

Chamber Network Night scares up some business

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Held for over 20 years around Halloween, the Porter County Chamber Coalition’s Chamber Network Night features plenty of scary decorations and employees dressed in costume.

October 25, 2012 6:15 pm Photos

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Commission provides funding for Elvis fest

Commission provides funding for Elvis fest

PORTAGE | The city's Redevelopment Commission this week approved a grant of $4,000 to help defray the costs of the annual Elvis Fantasy Fest this year.

June 30, 2012 6:45 am
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