Last Chance to Sign-up for See America Week Events

HAMMOND – The Lake County Convention and Visitors Bureau will be celebrating See America Week through 20th with events throughout the county. Events include a Familiarization Tour, Business After Hours, a luncheon and a public expo with area attractions. Annual See America Week is a week for residents to rediscover what the South Shore has to offer.

See America Week, formerly National Tourism Week, will be celebrated with the following events:

Tuesday, May 15th

Public FAM (Familiarization) Tour

8:30am – 3:00pm

The FAM Tour will leave the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond and visit the following attractions in the South Shore; Albanese Confectionery (Hobart), Taltree Arboretum (Valparaiso), Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza (Merrillville), Old Mill Pizza (Merrillville), Carmelite Shrines (Munster) and CISA Studio (Hammond). During the guided tour, travelers will also learn about newly developed attractions such as Cabela’s along the way.

Tuesday, May 15th

HSMAI Business After Hours

5:30pm – 7:00pm

Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) – Indiana Chapter along with Resorts Casino & Hotel, will be hosting the first Business After Hours at Resorts East Chicago. HSMAI Vice President, Fran Brasseaux will be a featured guest in celebration of the Indiana Chapter’s one year anniversary and See America Week. Light refreshments and hors ‘devours will be served. (Must be 21 to enter)

Wednesday, May 16th

24th Annual Tourism Day Luncheon

11:30am – 1:00pm

The Annual Luncheon will feature Executive Vice President of HSMAI (Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International), Fran Brasseaux. Cost for the Luncheon is $35 per person or $300 for a table of 10. RSVP by May 11th to (219) 989-7770.

Friday, May 18th

2nd Annual “Be a Tourist In Your Hometown” Expo

3:00pm – 8:00pm

Area attractions, retail, restaurants, hotels and events will be represented at the 2nd Annual expo located at the Westfield Southlake mall. Attractions such as Albanese Confectionery, Historic Downtown Lowell and Resorts East Chicago Casino & Hotel.

For more information on any of these events, please contact the friendly staff at the Lake County Convention and Visitors Bureau (219).989.7770 or stop at the Indiana Welcome Center located at I-80/94 and Kennedy Ave South.

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