Visit Hendricks County Makes Commission Changes

Posted: Updated:
Marsha Stone (left) and Caleb Brown (right) Marsha Stone (left) and Caleb Brown (right)
PLAINFIELD -

The governing body for Visit Hendricks County has added two new members and approved officers for the next two years. Plainfield Town Council member and former Plainfield Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kent McPhail will serve as president of the Hendricks County Tourism Commission's executive committee.

Marsha Stone and Caleb Brown have joined the commission. Stone serves as senior director of commercial enterprise for the Indianapolis Airport Authority. She also serves on the board of the nonprofit Tourism Tomorrow Inc., which is working with Visit Indy and Visit Hendricks County to develop and oversee a regional tourism master plan. Brown is a member of the Hendricks County Council.

The nine-member Hendricks County Tourism Commission is made up of seven appointments by county commissioners and two appointments by the town of Plainfield.

In addition to Stone and Brown, the members include:

President – Kent McPhail, Plainfield Town Council
Vice President/President Elect – Jennifer Smith, Holiday Inn Express Plainfield and Staybridge Suites
Treasurer – Lew White, Lew White Tours
Secretary – Clay Chafin, Plainfield Parks & Recreation
Past President – Lynne Fuller, F2, Inc.
Julie Callis, The Shops at Perry Crossing
Amber Armstrong, Commonwealth Hotels and the Cambria Suites Plainfield

  • Perspectives

    • How to Find a New Audience After Hitting a Marketing Plateau

      It may sound like a marketer’s dream scenario: efforts have proven to be so successful it appears a company has completely saturated their target audience. While it may be a good problem to have, it still may be a problem. Hitting a marketing plateau is an opportunity for companies in any industry to reevaluate, re-energize and come to the table with new ideas for better understanding existing customers and engaging new audiences.

    More

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • (image courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana)

      Crews Start Demolition of Carson's in Hammond

      The face of downtown retail in Hammond is changing once again with the demolition of Carson’s department store, the one-time the anchor of Woodmar Mall. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report excavating crews have started to demolish the last vestige of the shopping center which stood since the 1950s. 

    • Some 'Emerging Ethical Dilemmas' Already Here

      An annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology has been released by the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame. It includes robotic clergy, a crime reporting app and facial recognition technology that could read emotions.

    • (image courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana)

      U.S. Steel Cuts Jobs, Low Price Imports Partially to Blame

      Pittsburgh-based U.S. Steel has announced it will idle its tin mill operations in East Chicago, affecting nearly 300 workers, half of which will lose their jobs. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report U.S. Steel blames the layoffs on the Del Monte food company which announced its own mass layoffs. 

    • UPDATE: Nestl√© Details Fort Wayne Layoffs

      Virginia-based Nestlé USA says only 40 employees will be laid off at the company's Fort Wayne distribution center. A spokesperson for Nestlé tells Inside INdiana Business a WARN Notice filed with the state incorrectly stated the facility would close at the end of the year, affecting nearly 70 workers.

    • (Photo courtesy Batesville Tool & Die)

      Batesville Tool & Die Acquires Tipton Company

      Batesville Tool & Die is adding to its portfolio. The metal stamping manufacturer has acquired a majority interest in Tipton-based DC Coaters LLC. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.