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Find out about our latest happenings in our 2015 Fall Newsletter!!

October 29, 2015   No Comments

Annual Tourism Dinner Highlights


The Indiana County Tourist Bureau held its annual tourism dinner on Thursday, October 15th at the Saltsburg River Hall in Saltsburg, PA.  Each year the bureau recognizes a category of its membership to honor and holds the event in a different community. This year we extended appreciation to our heroic emergency service members who protect property, save lives and enhance the quality of life in our communities. The history, organizational details and upcoming events for our thirteen area emergency members were shared and representatives were introduced. They included:

First Row: Travis Bieda, representative from Sen. Don White’s office accepting for Indiana Fire Association; John Busovicki, company historian for Clymer Volunteer Fire Company #1; Denise Liggett, Executive Director of ICTB; Bob Dice, President of Saltsburg Volunteer Fire Department; and Sarah Shaffer, President of Aultman Volunteer Fire Dept.

Second Row: John Kravetsky, Lifestat Ambulance Services; Fireman Bryan Schirato, Iselin West Lebanon Volunteer Fire Dept.; Fireman David Stiffler, Coal Run McIntyre Volunteer Fire Dept.; Fire Chief Joe Iezzi, Homer City Volunteer Fire Department; Fire Chief Jody Rainey, Cherryhill Township Volunteer Fire Company; and Fire Chief George “Turk” Burkley, Young Men’s Volunteer Fire Company of Blairsville.

The tourist bureau appreciated those honored who made the time to attend the function noting that in addition to holding day jobs, emergency workers spend evenings and weekends attending trainings, assisting with fundraisers for their associations and for many community individuals.


October 20, 2015   No Comments

Development of 2016-2017 Visitor Guide is Underway

2016 – 2017 Visitor Guide —  Our new visitor guide will make its debut in early Spring 2016.  Please remember that we print 100,000 copies of the guide and it serves as our primary promotional piece for the next two years.  Advertising information will be available soon — please take advantage of this very affordable opportunity!  You must be a member to be included in the guide (all members receive a complimentary listing) and to advertise in the guide.  A 10% discount on your first year’s membership is being offered to new members – call for details!

October 12, 2015   No Comments

Invitation to Join Tourist Bureau – Become a Member TODAY!

Not a member yet of the Tourist Bureau?  Find out why NOW is the perfect time to join!


The Travel and Tourism industry spending in Indiana County amounts to over $170 million and accounts for more than 1,400 jobs countywide.    Visitors spend discretionary dollars when visiting the area for business, sporting events, conventions, reunions, IUP events, etc.  The bureau partners with Pennsylvania Association of Travel & Tourism, the Center for Economic Operations, and the 422 Co-Op Group to work together towards a common goal: the economic development and promotion of Indiana County’s attributes.


We invite all area business to become members of the tourist bureau and take advantage of networking and promotion opportunities from within and outside the region.  The Indiana County Tourist Bureau offers memberships to businesses, restaurants, attractions, non-profit groups, clubs, organizations, one-time events, as well as individuals.


Members receive the following benefits:

1.  Web Listing – List your organization on our website.  Include photo, and product or service description.

2.  Event Promotion – Members can place their events on our online calendar of events, in our printed

yearly calendar,  and events email blast!

3.   Listing in the Official Indiana County Visitor Guide – 100,000 copies are printed and distributed.

Advertising opportunities are available in the Visitors Guide and online. The Visitors Guide is distributed

throughout the region and Pennsylvania including county-wide Brochure Racks, Nationwide

Distribution Services, AAA offices, and Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland Turnpike Rest

Areas; Trade and Travel Shows, Fairs and Festivals, on-line sites and toll-free call requests.

4.   Industry News:  Receive newsletter updates of businesses in the area.

5.   Networking Opportunities:  Network at monthly Mingles and special events throughout the year.

6.   County Distribution of Printed Marketing Collateral: Free distribution of member marketing materials.


New members receive a 10% discount off the yearly fee, when you complete your membership by December 31, 2015.    Don’t miss this opportunity to be in the new 2016-2017 Visitor Guide. 

October 12, 2015   No Comments

Honoring Our Indiana County Veterans


Indiana County Christmas Tree Growers Association, VFW Post 1989 and American
Legion #141 have combined efforts to place a live evergreen wreath at the entrance of
each Indiana County cemetery on Saturday, December 12, 2015, at noon to honor our
Indiana County Veterans who sacrificed so much…..“the fallen and those who served.”

ICTB is proud to announce that we will be providing the extra large wreath that will be
used during the ceremonial wreath laying at the Indiana County Courthouse Veteran’s
Wall at the same time as the wreaths are being laid at the Indiana County cemeteries.

Churches throughout Indiana County are encouraged to ring their church bells at 12:00
noon on Saturday, December 12, 2015 when the wreaths are laid at the cemeteries.
There are more than 12,200 veterans buried in the 177 Indiana County cemeteries.

The goal is to raise $4,000 for this project. All proceeds raised beyond the $4,000 goal
will be donated to the Indiana County Department of Veterans Affairs to be used for
Veterans Programs. For more information on making a tax deductible donation, call:
724-465-4741 or 724-479-2938.


October 12, 2015   No Comments