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About Us

A convention and visitors bureau (CVB) is an organization charged with managing a specific geographic area as a visitor destination, thereby improving the local economy through increased visitor spending, creation of jobs and expansion of the local tax base.

The LaPorte County Convention and Visitors Bureau (LPCCVB) was created by state statute in 1979 and serves the entire County of LaPorte as a special purpose governmental unit. Funding is provided by a 5% Innkeepers Tax collected from guests staying at our accommodations.


In 2009, the LaPorte County Convention & Visitors Bureau was branded as Visit Michigan City LaPorte.

Our Mission

Visit Michigan City LaPorte is the official destination marketing organization that represents the LaPorte County visitor industry and communities to create sustainable economic growth from tourism expenditures.

our Vision

Be the leading destination management partner within the Northern Indiana region by effectively developing and marketing the Michigan City LaPorte brand experiences and advocating tourism benefits to Stakeholders.

Brand Promise Statement

The Visit Michigan City LaPorte area is Chicago’s Northern Indiana relaxing escape, with beautiful coastal and lakeside scenic settings offering an easily accessible destination on converging Interstates 80/90 and 94. With its fun and exciting Blue Chip gaming, premium outlet shopping, special festivals and events as well as the nearby Indiana Dunes National Park, it offers an array of attractive recreational and cultural experiences for families and those seeking an easy weekend adventure. With Michigan City and LaPorte serving as its two major city service centers, this Lake Michigan beach destination provides extensive four seasons of activities.

Our Team

Jack Arnett

Chief Executive Officer

Linda Simmons, CDME

Director of Marketing

Gail Johnson

Office Manager

Rick Wright

Convention & Leisure Sales Manager

Amy Riehle

Digital Marketing Manager

Dale Cooper

Community Relations Manager

Katie Dermody

Community Relations Manager

Scott Miller

Information Distribution Manager

Trisha Volle

Visitor Information Associate

Chelsea Miller

Information Distribution & Social Media Manager

Community Report

See Visit Michigan City LaPorte’s 2023 Community Report as we continue to enhance our brand and promote LaPorte County as one of the top regional destinations.

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