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New Sales Manager at Visit @HendricksCounty

August 16, 2022 Leave a comment

By Josh Duke
Senior Manager of Content and Communications
Visit Hendricks County

DANVILLE, IN (Aug. 15, 2022) Visit Hendricks County (VHC) has hired a new team member as the organization continues to bolster its reach to be a resource for residents, a partner to local attractions and an avenue to encourage visitation and drive local economic development.

Stone Miller (see photo) will serve as VHC’s new Sales Manager. An Indiana native and graduate of Grace College, he has spent his career thus far in outside sales with a stint in tourism as a fishing guide in Montana.

“I knew right away when I met Stone that he needed to work in tourism, and I’m excited to welcome him to our team,” said Visit Hendricks County CEO Jaime Bohler Smith.

As Sales Manager, Miller will focus on building relationships with meeting and event planners, serving as a liaison with hotel and venue management in Hendricks County, providing client support and service for public events to encourage more vendor participation and ticket sales and directing consumer sales for the social market including weddings, reunions and more.

“I grew up in a small town not far from Hendricks County, and I’ve always felt that Indiana is a special place,” Miller said. “I’m happy to be working for a company with a mission to connect people with the best Hendricks County has to offer.”

The Hendricks County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc. d/b/a Visit Hendricks County attracts visitors to the county by promoting and developing tourism, which stimulates economic growth and enhances quality of life. Find us on Facebook at and become a fan for updates and reminders, contest info and much more. You can also follow us on Twitter @HendricksCounty or get updates by following or subscribing to our tourism blog at For more information, visit our website at or call (317) 718-8750.

Visit Hendricks County Seeking Writers, Photographers, Videographers

April 22, 2022 Leave a comment

By Josh Duke
Visit Hendricks County

DANVILLE, IN (April 26, 2022) –Visit Hendricks County is seeking area residents who love to write, take photographs, make videos or any or all the above to join its Hendricks County Insider team.

Visit Hendricks County’s blog, the Hendricks County Insider, has provided tourism-related insider information about the county since the site launched Nov. 1, 2011.

After a decade of remarkable success including more than 2,000 subscribers and growing, and readership that exceeds 250,000 page views annually, Visit Hendricks County has decided to seek additional paid contributors.

“I have been blogging for Visit Hendricks County for about 10 years, and it has been an adventure that I wouldn’t trade for the world,” said Eric Ivie, a Hendricks County Insider team member. “Meeting new people, learning about their extraordinary talents and business ideas, discovering new local events and attractions, exploring hidden gems and finding ways to bring those local businesses, events and attractions to light is a very rewarding experience.”

Applications and more information can be found at Previous blogging or writing experience for blogger applicants or photography or videography experience for vlogger applicants is preferred but not required

Residents of Hendricks County or adjoining counties including westside Indy also are preferred.

The Hendricks County Insiderblog provides first-person storytelling to complement Visit Hendricks County’s mission to promote Hendricks County and all its activities and attractions. 

Residents and visitors can subscribe to the blog for free and become a Weekly Insider at

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Five Fort Wayne Tips for January 2022 @visitfortwayne

December 1, 2021 Leave a comment

By Emily Hill
Visit Fort Wayne

Five tips for things to do in Fort Wayne in January 2022

  1. All American Outdoor Expo at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
    January 7-9, 2022
  2. “Under The Big Top” Circus Garden at the Botanical Conservatory
    January 8 to April 17, 2022
  3. Savor Fort Wayne Dinner Specials at Participating Restaurants
    January 12-23, 2022
  4. Broadway at the Embassy Theatre: Cats
    January 24-25, 2022
  5. Winterval winterfest in downtown Fort Wayne
    January 29, 2022

For more information about lots more upcoming events and things to do in Fort Wayne and Allen County, visit or stop by the Visitor Center at 927 South Harrison Street in downtown Fort Wayne.

Allen County Event Listings on

Hendricks County Indiana Gift Guide @HendricksCounty

November 16, 2021 Leave a comment

Hendricks County Unveils Its Holiday Gift Guide, Giveaway for 2021

By Josh Duke
Visit Hendricks County

DANVILLE, IN (November 15, 2021) –A jewelry advent calendar and a charcuterie hot cocoa board are two of the latest featured gifts on this year’s One-of-a-Kind Finds Holiday Gift Guide.

The holiday tradition that has spanned nearly 10 years returned this week as Visit Hendricks County unveiled its top 20 gifts that can be purchased at locally owned Hendricks County shops.

Visit Hendricks County staff scoured the county to find the best gifts in hopes of encouraging residents to shop local this holiday season and visitors to check out one-of-a-kind gifts they can’t find anywhere else.

Showcasing unique gifts for every member of the family, the online guide at features jewelry, food, stocking stuffers, home decor, artist creations, handmade products, fun experiences and so much more with a heavy emphasis placed on items or experiences unique to Hendricks County. Visit Hendricks County also has a giveaway worth $350 that includes a one-night hotel stay during the promotion.

For more information about the gift guide, our holiday giveaway or things to do in Hendricks County, go to or stay updated on FacebookTwitter or the  Hendricks County Insider blog.

The Hendricks County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc., d/b/a Visit Hendricks County attracts visitors to the county by promoting and developing tourism, which stimulates economic growth and enhances quality of life.  For more information, go to or call 317-718-8750.

Around Indiana Podcast: Things to do in Fort Wayne and Allen County @visitfortwayne


Visit Fort Wayne Visitors Center in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. staff photo, (c) 2017, all rights reserved.

By Bob Burchfield, Editor, LLC

Hear my interview with Kristen Guthrie and Jessa Campbell from the Visit Fort Wayne Visitors Center about things to do in Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana, in the latest episode of the Around Indiana podcast:
(5/21/2019, 18.34 MB, 20 min, 1 sec.)