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"Just a note to thank you for all of your help with our conference…you were so helpful and wonderful to work with and I appreciate your attention to detail when it came to our group. It is always so nice to work with a CVA like the South Shore – you certainly made my job easier! "


Ashley Higgins
Indiana State Bar Association
Director of Meetings & Events



"The things your organization is doing and has done for us is just unbelievable. When I decide to chair the convention, I never expect to get this kind of help. I never thought we would have a web page for our Lions to look at."

Chuck DeLasCasas
Lions Club International



"The SSCVA has been cooperative, supportive, and beneficial to our organization's annual 3,000 + -  3-day event in Merrillville.  They've provided reservation assistance with multiple hotels required to meet our need.  I appreciate the personalization of the staff who have kept in touch and always respond in a timely way."

Marjorie Homer
The Salvation Army-Central Territory
Special Events Coordinator



"South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority has been a tremendous help to us in the planning for our national convention.  Their sales team has been a great asset, supplying us with ideas and all the preparation needed to plan our convention."

Jerry Le Mere
Model A Restorers Club



"There are no words to express my appreciation for the hard work and dedication shown to Top Ladies and Top Teens in preparing and organizing the Health Fair. This was the largest Health Fair in the history of Area III Conference. The comments from participants were glowing!"

Dorothy Bryant
Meeting Planner
Top Ladies of Distinction Area III

Spotlight South Shore

What's Happening

Bison arrive in Newton County

Come see a herd of 23 bison now roaming Kankakee Sands, introduced by The Nature Conservatory ...more
Uniquely South Shore
Northwest Indiana’s very own candy factory boasts the world’s best gummies! Tour the factory and experience your favorites being made, see the world’s tallest chocolate waterfall and sample some of the best candies around!…more
What began as a local newspaper’s effort to tell the compelling stories of Northwest Indiana men and women who sacrificed during the Civil War has evolved into a large-scale historical preservation effort. The joint partnership of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and the Calumet Region Civil War Preservation Project seeks to carry forward on hundreds of hours of community service that already have taken place. …more
Conveniently located between Chicago and Indianapolis, Fair Oaks Farms offers a fun family playground that everyone will enjoy! From the Dairy Adventure and Birthday Barn, to the Cheese Factory and Mooville, Fair Oaks Farms will keep the family entertained, and well-fed, for a full day of education and fun!…more
When a guest visits a hotel, restaurant, bank, or gas station, they rarely meet the manager or owner of the establishment. It's up to the front-line employee to make the customer's visit enjoyable.The R.O.S.E. Awards were created to recognize these "directors of first impression" who consistently work hard to make our lives easier. Guests & managers are able to nominate an employee who consistently "goes the extra mile."…more
Heavy industry carried the South Shore economy for decades. Now, the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority tells a story about a community: it’s been built by steel but changing from tourism. Northwest Indiana’s appeal is its devotion to ensure new & already existing businesses succeed. Area leaders have teamed together to revitalize the mill towns and make Northwest Indiana the place people want to live & work. …more
Experience the journey of the Passion of Christ as never before in this interactive trail featuring 40 life-sized bronze statues. Experience the various Stations of the Cross with audio descriptions as you walk the winding pathway.…more
With five different casinos, Northwest Indiana offers much excitement and action along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan! With decadent restaurants, world class entertainment and floors (and floors) of slots and table games, your night is just getting started when you test your luck at one of our casinos.…more
A breathtaking adventure awaits at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, home to a plethora of diverse natural resources. The National Park is comprised of more than 15,000 acres of sand dunes, bogs, marshes, swamps, fens, prairies, rivers, oak savannas, and woodland forests. It provides visitors with opportunities for bird watching, camping, 45 miles of hiking, fishing, swimming, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.…more
Pierogi Fest, the pride of Whiting, is an opportunity for the residents to celebrate their heritage while poking a little fun at themselves at the same time. The one of a kind parade and festival have received countrywide recognition having been featured on the Food Network and the Travel Channel.…more
This holiday season, The Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond will feature 6 animated displays featuring scenes from "A Christmas Story". The displays include: Higbee’s Department Store Window, Flick’s Tongue and the Triple Dog Dare, It’s a Major Award, Santa’s Mountain at Higbee’s, the Bumpus Hounds, and the Parker Living Room. The displays were first showcased in 2003 in the windows of the Herald Square Macy’s in New York City. …more
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