• Hendricks County Tourism Commission Welcomes New Member and Release 2010 Annual Report

    March 02, 2011 No comments

    Last week at the February meeting of the Hendricks County Tourism Commission the group welcomed new member Lee Tesdahl onto the overseeing body of the Hendricks County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

    Tesdahl is the owner/operator of Artistic Designs Gallery in Brownsburg, along with his wife Laura. He is a resident of Brownsburg, and comes to the Commission as the first member to serve that is affiliated with an art gallery.

    Prior to his first meeting, Tesdahl was sworn in by County Clerk Cindy Spence. As the meeting got underway the new officers of the Commission took to the usual order of business. Presiding over the meeting was returning President Lewis White of Avon and Lew White Tours. Other Executive Committee members include Richard “Dick” Thompson of North Salem and representative from the Hendricks County Council as Vice President/President-Elect, Kent McPhail with the Plainfield Chamber of Commerce serving as Treasurer, Michelle Sieradzki of Avon, Director of Sales and Ticketing for Lucas Oil Raceway serving as Secretary and Lynne Fuller, Avon, President of F2/Inc., a tourism and economic impact consulting firm, as Past President. Other Commission members include Jennifer Smith of Danville, Director of Sales for the Staybridge Suites and the Holiday Inn Express both located in Plainfield, Lance Angle of Plainfield, General Manager for Metropolis, and Greg Hole of Jamestown, owner of West Chase Golf Club and Tomahawk Hills Golf Course.

    The Commission also released the 2010 Annual Report that is now available in the Press Room on TourHendricksCounty.com. The report highlights the CVB’s marketing, group sales and community events programs for the year and also mentions some administrative and operational notes. Tourism business in Hendricks County continued to rebound in 2010 with increases over 2009 statistics, but not quite back to the 2008 numbers. In 2010 the HCCVB experienced a 5% increase in visitor inquires and on the web saw an increase of 2.8% unique visitors to TourHendricksCounty.com. Much greater increases online could be found with a 12.4% increase in the number of visits to the site and a 35.4% increase in the number of pages viewed.

    The Commission includes nine members of the tourism community and all must be residents of the county. Seven of the nine members are appointed by the County Commissioners, and the Town of Plainfield appoints two of the members in accordance with the Indiana state statute.

     The Hendricks County Tourism Commission d/b/a the Hendricks County Convention and Visitors Bureau attracts visitors to the county by promoting and developing tourism, which stimulates economic growth and enhances quality of life. Find us on Facebook by searching Hendricks County Convention and Visitors Bureau and become a fan for updates and reminders, contest info and much more. You can also follow us on Twitter @FastTracktoFun. For more information visit the website at TourHendricksCounty.com, or call 317-718-8750.

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