More than 250 local business leaders, elected officials and hospitality professionals gathered to celebrate the holiday and a year of good cheer at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. Each year, at the holiday reception, the South Shore CVA honors outstanding individuals and businesses that represent the hospitality industry and help further the tourism industry along the South Shore. This year marked the 33rd annual celebration.
The following individuals and businesses were recognized for their efforts at the 2016 Reception:
"Each year we honor businesses that have made substantial improvements and contributed to the hospitality industry to improve the region for residents as well as visitors," said Speros A. Batistatos, President/CEO of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority.
Photos available on request.