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Speros Batistatos Talks Star Plaza, Economic Growth and the Need for a Northwest Indiana Convention Center in Ideas in Motion Media Roundtable - 8/29/16,
One of Northwest Indiana’s most prominent spokesperson, Speros Batistatos, CEO of the South Shore Convention and Visitor's Authority, recently sat down with Ideas in Motion Media Publsiher Chris Mahlmann to talk over a historic change - the closing of the iconic Star Plaza. - continue reading

Sports tourism paying off for Northwest Indiana - 8/19/16, Post-Tribune
Regional investment in sports facilities that bring events such as the National Softball Association Girls Fast Pitch World Series and the Power1 AquaX watercraft races are paying off in tourist dollars, officials said. - continue reading

Tourism chief: Restaurant tax could build Radisson replacement - 8/17/16, Northwest Indiana Times
The Radisson at Star Plaza, which will be razed in January, has 30,000 square feet of meeting space that’s hosted conventions of Catholic school teachers, The Salvation Army and many other groups. - continue reading

Tourism chief pushes new convention center - 8/16/16, Post Tribune
Lake County's tourism chief thinks the time is right to build a convention center. Speros Batistatos, president and CEO of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, addressed the monthly meeting of the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday at the Center For Visual and Performing Arts in Munster and urged business leaders to support a food and beverage tax to build it. - continue reading