South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority’s ‘Partnership Program’ a Valuable Tool for Many Local Businesses

SSCVA-Partnership-Program-2016The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority works hard to attract visitors and grow the region as an event, convention and visitor destination. The best way to take advantage of the connections between visitors and the business community is through the South Shore CVA’s partnership program.

Becoming a partner with the South Shore CVA allows businesses to better reach those groups and individuals who visit the region to market their products and services. The list of benefits that come with a partnership with the South Shore CVA is long and they specialize in working with each individual business to customize a program that will best suit their needs.

The South Shore CVA partners with a broad spectrum of businesses in the hospitality and service industries. Here are what a few of those partners have had to say about working with the South Shore CVA:

Shady Creek Winery has been a partner of the South Shore CVA for several years now and owner, Tim Anderson, spoke about his experience working with the SSCVA. “The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is a very professional organization that brings tremendous awareness to the entire South Shore Region and on a grand scale with exposure to Chicago and all visitors from the west,” Anderson said. “The web site and rack card programs raise awareness and deliver new customers and, more importantly, visitors that are seeking fun things to do.”

“The SSCVA is our gateway advertising for visitors to the region,” Anderson continued. “It provides coverage on a larger scale. In addition, the staff takes time to get to know their partners and educates themselves on what is important for that partner.”

Ironwood Brewing Co. is a Valparaiso-based brewer that has taken particular advantage of some of the South Shore CVA’s initiatives over the last couple of years.

“This year they did the South Shore Poster Series ‘Cheers to Region Beer’ poster and that was fantastic for me,” said Barb Kehe from Ironwood Brewing. “I had an event here with their sponsorship and we had the artist (Mitch Markovitz) come, and it was really a lot of fun.”

“They also have a Brewery App for you phone which tells you how far you are from the next brewery that’s close to you,” Kehe said. “You can use it to plan a trip to say, ‘Let’s go to Valpo, there’s three breweries there.’ It’s very beneficial!”

The Shrine of Christ’s Passion has been a long time partner of the South Shore CVA and general manager, Paul Anderson, spoke about their partnership experiences.

“We started working with the SSCVA when we opened right away in 2007,” Anderson said. “The staff that they have there is always right on top of everything. They’ve done a fabulous job as far as social media production. They’ve done some profile sheets for us and they’re just fantastic people to work with.”

“It’s really amazing,” said Anderson in reflecting on working closely with the SSCVA. “We’re all on the same page in trying to bring more people here to the Region and they really back us up all the way.”

The South Shore CVA’s partnership program closely connects visitors, meeting planners and sporting and special event planners looking to come to the South Shore with your business.

To find out more about the partnership program and how your business can benefit from partnering with the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, click here!