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Partnership Summit

Rescheduled Date: February 26, 2019

Join the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority as we kick off 2019 with our annual Partnership Summit.

Indiana Welcome Center
7770 Corinne Dr., Hammond
8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Networking continental breakfast/registration begins at 8:30 am. Opening remarks start at 9:00 am.

Attend the event with a signed 2019 partnership agreement and receive 15% off the total when paid by June 30, 2019.

Partner Registration Fee: $15
Non-Partner Registration Fee: $25

Please RSVP below by Tuesday, February 19, 2019.


Agenda is subject to change.

8:30 to 9:00am -- Networking Continental Breakfast/Registration

9:00 to 9:15am -- Opening 
Speros A. Batistatos, president/CEO of the South Shore CVA presents the Economic Impact of Tourism in Lake County.

9:20 to 10:00am -- Marketing
The South Shore CVA’s chief marketing officer, Heather Becerra, will recap 2019 marketing campaigns and initiatives and discuss what’s in store for 2019 including a collaboration with the Indiana Office of Tourism Development.

10:00 to 10:15am -- Break & Networking (Sign partnership contracts)

10:15 to 11:00am -- Roundtables: “The Little Things”
When it comes to marketing your product, the little things are the big things. Visit topics that have a larger impact on sales than you realize. This small group session will move along every 6 minutes – join the discussion where you find a need. The South Shore CVA staff will moderate roundtables on the following topics:
Google Places/Yelp – Luke Weinman and Jennifer Rush
Social Media – Dani Howe Danhauer
Content Writing – Erika Dahl
Marketplace/Partner Portal – Candace Nowak
Festivals/Events – Katie Holderby
MeetingMax – Stephanie Panchisin

11:00 to 11:15am -- Break & Networking (Sign partnership contracts)

11:15am to 12:00am -- SSCVA Panel: You Asked!
The South Shore CVA will have marketing, technology, public relations and partnership representatives answer your questions. All questions submitted through the online event registration form will be addressed as well as any questions that come up during the event. Please take full advantage of this opportunity and learn new ways to utilize our resources and advance your business.

For more information, contact Megan Menacher at 219-554-2176 or email her here.