South Shore Promotions, Inc. Created

Not-for-profit agency board members announced


Hammond - South Shore Promotions, Inc. board members met today, for the first time to approve bylaws and elect officers. The tax-exempt not-for-profit agency was created to receive charitable contributions (services, cash or property) for hospitality specific projects. The agency has applied for a 501 © (3) distinction.

The volunteer members of the board appointed the following officers: Speros A. Batistatos, President/CEO of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority was appointed as the board's President. Dewey Pearman, Executive Director for the Construction Advancement Foundation was elected as Vice President; Calvin Bellamy with Krieg Devault LLP was elected as Treasurer; and Jon DeGuilio, Executive Vice President for People's Bank was elected as Secretary for the SSP's board.

Other members of the South Shore Promotions, Inc. board include: Michael Brown, Lake County Recorder; Jesus Cervera, Citizens Financial Bank; Robert D. Kuzman, Ice Miller; Rick Mazer, Horseshoe Casino Hammond; James Strayer, retired; and Michael Williams, Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza Theatre.