updated: 6/4/2012 7:18:34 AM
Merrillville is set to host the Salvation Army's Spiritual Life Summit and Commissioning convention the weekend. The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority expects about 1,500 people to attend the event.
May 31, 2012
Merrillville, Ind. -- The South Shore will soon welcome the Salvation Army as their Spiritual Life Summit and Commissioning convention approaches. Traditionally the largest convention held in northwest Indiana, the convention will bring about 1,500 attendees to the region to participate in the three-day long event.
While most of the convention will be held at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville, restaurants and business should see the economic impact brought by such a large convention.
“This isn’t the first time this convention has been held here, and there are already plans for the Salvation Army to return in 2014. I believe that the excellent service and experiences had while in northwest Indiana can attribute to why they keep returning,” said Megan Langel, sales manager at South Shore CVA.
The convention will be held June 8 through 10. Restaurants and businesses are advised to have additional staff on hand to accommodate extra patrons during that weekend.
Source: South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority