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Try Indiana County! Think, Live & Buy Local!


Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season?

There’s great news – you don’t need to search any further than your own backyard!  

Discover amazing offerings in Indiana County when you shop locally this holiday season.

Click here to read the top 10 reasons you should buy local.  Find out how you can benefit from local shopping this holiday season.

November 4, 2016   No Comments

Indiana County Center for Economic Operations Brings KDKA Radio Morning Show Back to Indiana Next Week

Indiana County Center for Economic Operations Brings KDKA Radio Morning Show Back to Indiana Next Week The affiliate groups that comprise the Indiana County Center for Economic Operations (CEO) are pleased to announce the KDKA CBS Radio Morning Show (1020 AM) with Larry Richert and John Shumway is returning to Indiana on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

The show will take place live from 5-9 a.m. Tuesday at the Jimmy Stewart Indiana County Airport. Community leaders will be featured throughout the broadcast as Indiana County is highlighted during the 4-hour show that reaches more than 100,000 listeners daily. Now in its fourth year in Indiana, the broadcast will focus on the airport, economic development opportunities, education, the upcoming It’s a Wonderful Life Parade and Festival and everything Indiana County has to offer.

In advance of the broadcast, KDKA Radio (1020 AM) will be airing news, promotions and feature stories about Indiana County this week.

Established in 1994, the Indiana County Center for Economic Operations (CEO) is a countywide public-private partnership serving Indiana County, and is dedicated to the overall growth and prosperity of the county’s business community. The affiliate members of the CEO are the Indiana County Board of Commissioners, the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce, the Indiana County Development Corporation (ICDC), the Indiana County Tourist Bureau and Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).

For more information, please contact Jim Struzzi at (724) 465-2511, via email at, please visit

October 21, 2016   No Comments

Read ICTB’s Fall Newsletter

Find out about the latest happenings within the tourism industry in Indiana County and see highlights from July, August and September 2016.

October 5, 2016   No Comments

Fleming’s Christmas Tree Farms Highlighted!

 KDKA features Fleming’s Christmas Tree Farms in their:

“Best Places To Get Christmas Trees In Pittsburgh” article.

August 10, 2016   No Comments

“It’s A Wonderful Life” Festival receives Great Reviews!

Images Below Courtesy of Johnstown Magazine.

Additional Reviews on the “It’s A Wonderful Life” Festival:

“You gave me a wonderful time in your county.  You went above and beyond to ensure we had a perfect time.  Your efforts did not go unnoticed. Thanks again.”

Nancy M. on the Fernung Tour from  Tipton County. Indiana


“Thanks for being such a wonderful host! We really lucked out with you and Carol. I didn’t realize that you wouldn’t be joining us on Sunday, otherwise I would have said good-bye to you Saturday night. The cards with the group photo were really sweet, and a nice surprise!”

Jennifer A. from Quakertown, PA


“Everyone had a wonderful time, thanks to all the extra effort you put into our group.  Believe me it didn’t go unnoticed.  I have done this enough to realize all the little extra things take a lot of time  & effort. Everyone was so surprised It was a perfect Mystery Trip.  I know I will do well on my next one because this was such a success.  I told you we would bring good weather & it was perfect when we were there.  There was just enough chill in the air for the parade to make it festive. Thanks for the ornaments, all the pictures the extra snacks, floats, tree & decorations and for setting up so many sites.  Everything was greatly appreciated.”



June 10, 2016   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