ICTB Newsletter - Find out about the latest TOURISM HAPPENINGS in Indiana County, PA!
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Interested in Hosting a Tourism Mingle?
We are now scheduling ICTB mingles for 2019, please contact our office to reserve your date! Our mingles are a great way to showcase your business/organization. Call for more details: 724-463-7505.

ICTB Staff
Executive Director
Denise Liggett

Office Manager
Laura Herrington

Tourism Associate
Debbie Isenberg

Group Tour Coordinator
Ashley Moreau

Graphic Artist
Jen Buckles

Brochure Distribution
Tony Greenawalt

Officers
President
Gregg Van Horn

Secretary
Valerie Balogh

Treasurer
Jacquelyn Hathaway

Member at Large
Robin Gorman

Board of Directors
Commissioner Sherene Hess
Larissa Csanyi 
Linda Maguire
Jim Struzzi
Andrew Thompson
Jackie Montgomery
Niel Stiteler
Congratulations
Congratulations to Jim Struzzi for being elected as a member of the PA House of Representatives, representing District 62. ICTB wishes to sincerely thank Jim for his hard work and dedication to Indiana County while President of the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce and for all of his valuable contributions during his time serving on the ICTB Board of Directors. We look forward to continuing to partner with him in his new role.
Conclusion of "100 Years of Growing Christmas Trees in Indiana County" Celebration
As a final tribute and in conclusion to the year-long celebrations honoring 100 years of growing Christmas trees in Indiana County, The Indiana County Tree Growers' Association placed a fresh evergreen wreath at Silas C. Stream’s gravesite. Streams was the first to plant Norway Spruce trees to be sold during the Christmas season. Soon after, other pioneers in the county followed suit and started planting and selling Christmas trees, laying the foundation that would lead to Indiana County being declared "The Christmas Tree Capital of the World". As President of the Indiana County Christmas Tree Growers' Association, Gregg Van Horn (also ICTB Board President) had the honor of placing the wreath.
Visit From Fort Wayne Bus Group
On behalf of ICTB, Group Tour Coordinator Ashley Moreau welcomed a bus group of 57 tourists from Fort Wayne, Indiana, on October 16 th at the Jimmy Stewart Museum. Later in the day, Chris Collins, a Jimmy Stewart impersonator, entertained the tourists during their lunch at The Rustic Lodge.  “Welcome to Indiana County” bags, compliments of ICTB, which included a group photo taken earlier in the day at the Jimmy Stewart statue, were distributed to everyone.
ICTB's Executive Director To Receive Award
We're very proud and pleased to announce that our very own Executive Director, Denise Liggett, was recently announced as the recipient of the of the 2018 Heart of Downtown Award ! Downtown Indiana, presenter of the award, describes it as "an award given to individuals, businesses or organizations who go above and beyond to promote downtown Indiana and who encourage others to visit, shop and dine here".

Denise will receive her award at Downtown Indiana's Annual Meeting on January 3, 2019. Join us as we celebrate and come show your support. Contact Downtown Indiana for tickets (reservations required). We hope to see you there! Congratulations, Denise!
  Brochure Distribution for Members
Attention Members: Have a new rack card or brochure you're excited to distribute to the public to help spread the word about your business or organization? If so, don't forget to drop some off (we need 300 pieces for adequate distribution) at our office! We have 40 brochure racks located throughout the county where we can display your rack card or brochure!
Ceremonial Ground Breaking

As a member of the Indiana County Center for Economic Operations, ICTB was honored to be part of the remarkable ground breaking event held on September 27, 2018. Congratulations to all who worked to make this happen!
Indiana County Tourist Bureau has had the privilege of attending numerous events over the past four months. Here are some of the highlights.
Indiana County Fair

The 156th Indiana County Fair was held August 25th through September 1st this year. ICTB was proud to distribute member information to those in attendance and remind local visitors of the special treasures they have in their own back yard!


United Way of Indiana County Breakfast

On November 6, ICTB staff members Laura and Ashley had a fantastic morning volunteering at the United Way of Indiana County  Pancake & Sausage Day at the IRMC Cafeteria.

Lucy Donnelly Holiday Festival
and Kick Off Parade

ICTB Staff Members, Board Members and Members of Indiana County Christmas Tree Growers' Association joined forces to promote the area during the fun holiday parade!

Leader's Circle Awards Dinner

ICTB Staff members attended the 2018 Leader's Circle Awards Dinner at the  Indiana Country Club on September 28 where ICTB board member and treasurer Jacquelyn Hathaway was among those nominated for the Civic Leader Award.






Red Kettle Kickoff Breakfast

Our ICTB staff had a wonderful time at the  The Salvation Army of Indiana PA  Red Kettle Kickoff Breakfast on November 13th! Love this event that kicks off the season of giving in our community.
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New Members Welcomed in 2018
We're pleased to share that we had numerous new members join ICTB in continuing our promotion of Indiana County and their business/organization since the start of 2018. We welcome each of you: