Tourism Tidbits

Quarterly Newsletter

Hello Indiana County,


We hope you had a wonderful summer! Fall is here and that means the holidays are right around the corner. Please check out the latest tourism tidbits we've compiled to share with you, including information about an upcoming event at the Historical & Genealogical Society of Indiana County in our honor! We hope to see you there!

SEASONAL EVENTS BROCHURE

Who's excited about upcoming fall and holiday events? We've got you covered! Below is the latest edition of our Seasonal Events Brochure for happenings September 29 through the holiday season. Click on the images below for a printable version. As always, we encourage you to visit our online "Calendar of Events" for the most up-to-date event information.

IT'S TIME TO CREATE OUR

2024 ANNUAL EVENTS WALL CALENDAR!


Do you have an annual event to submit for inclusion in our 2024 wall calendar? If so, please submit event name and date by Friday, October 13.

SUBMIT YOUR EVENT FOR THE 2024 CALENDAR

2024 HOTEL TAX GRANT OPPORTUNITY

Now Accepting Grant Applications

The purpose of this grant program is to support events that will increase tourism, business, and economic growth and overall benefit the quality of life in Indiana County. Specifically, those events that will include overnight hotel stays are preferable. Event cost is generally limited to marketing, signage and promotion materials. Awards are approved based on merit to qualified applicants, available funds and projects as determined by the Indiana County Tourist Bureau (ICTB) and all affiliates of the Center for Economic Operations (CEO). 


***** Applicants are encouraged to submit their application *****

by Friday, December 1, 2023


For more information or to request an application,

please call ICTB 724-463-7505 or email info@visitindianacountypa.org

ICTB Staff

Executive Director

Laura Herrington


Graphic Artist/

Office Coordinator

Jen Buckles


Tourism Associate/

Membership Coordinator

Debbie Isenberg


Financial Associate

Valerie Balogh


Brochure Distribution

Tony Greenawalt


Officers

President

Gregg Van Horn


Vice President

Jacquelyn Hathaway


Treasurer

Lori Lundberg



Secretary

Larissa Csanyi


Member at Large

Rick Fuellner


Board of Directors

Commissioner Robin Gorman

Mark Hilliard

Angela Kellar

Sam Kenly

Daniel Lashinsky

Sam Phillips

Cindy Rogers

Dr. Stephen Shiring

Niel Stiteler

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS

Congratulations to Tony Greenawalt on 20 years of employment with the Indiana County Tourist Bureau!


Tony began his career with the tourist bureau in 2003, the year of Indiana County’s Bicentennial. He has fond memories of working with Jonathan Longwill, then Executive Director, and driving a truck filled with souvenirs to every event in Indiana County. As Tony explains, “If there was any type of event happening, we were there”. Tony has been promoting Indiana County ever since.



Thank you, Tony, for your dedication and commitment to sharing Indiana County information with our community and visitors.


GROUP MEETING/EVENT SPACE INFORMATION

We're working to gather information from our members about hosting groups, meetings, etc. Do you have the capability to host groups of people? If so, we need your information. Contact us today with your details.

Example information we're seeking:

  • Occupancy?
  • Indoor/Outdoor Facilities?
  • Food Available?

SUPPORTING ICTB MEMBERS

The tourist bureau staff has been "out and about" at various events and festivals, sharing member promotional materials with others to entice visitors to discover why "It's A Wonderful Life" in Indiana County, PA!


Here are just a few of the places we've recently been:

INDIANA COUNTY DAY AT ALTOONA CURVE

June 3

INDIANA COUNTY DAY/

CHRISTMAS IN JULY AT IDLEWILD & SOAKZONE

July 21

KNOTWEED FESTIVAL

August 12

INDIANA COUNTY FAIR

Always the week before Labor Day

OX HILL FAIR

Always the week of Labor Day

NAFF HULA HOOP

September 8 & 9

BRAS FOR THE CAUSE

"Bras for the Cause" entry designed by ICTB Staff for Indiana, PA BPW's Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser.

We've added more member milestones & awards to our Member Spotlight Page! Celebrating an anniversary? Reach an impressive milestone? Received an award? Send us your spotlight materials!


Congratulations to GCES on their recent expansions and ribbon cutting! READ MORE.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Portia's Donuts & Bobas


At the Cabin


The Fox Clark Gallery

Divinity Inn


Pleasure Valley Raceway

America250PA

in Indiana County

Facebook Page


As preparations gear up in Indiana County for the semiquincentennial celebration, be sure to follow our Facebook page to stay informed. News from national, state and local levels pertaining to America's celebration will be posted here!

Revolutionary History


Know of local history from the Revolutionary Era? We'd love to hear from those that are familiar with Indiana County's history. Please ask them to call the office: 724.463.7505

Collecting Fun Facts


We are in the process of collecting "fun facts" about Indiana County. Are you familiar with "fun facts" like how the town of Clymer was named after George Clymer - who signed both the Declaration of Independence & US Constitution? If so, please send them our way!

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Email History / Fun Facts

Help us to share the word about all the great happenings in Indiana County. When posting on social media use the following HASHTAGS:

#IAWLinIndianaPA

#visitindianacountypa

#indianacountypa

#thingstodoinindianacountypa


(Members are encouraged to submit their own event directly on our website. Once approved, the event will be added directly to our online calendar, helping to maximize your exposure as soon as possible)
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