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Let's support jobs in Indiana by selling items made in Indiana at our visitors center.
I wrote a letter to the office of Mitch Daniels which was forwarded onto Katie R. Holderby Executive VP of Lake County Convention & Visitors Bureau (http://www.lakecountycvb.com/). Katie first informed me that the IWC is independent from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. Katie also informed me that the IWC opened with a full stock of consignment items "majority of them made in Indiana" and as time passed they learned that visitors were more interested in souvenir items rather then gift items. As a result, they had to adjust there inventory to cater to these travelers. Katie included the items that were made in Indiana that they sell, there were 4 ITEMS, yes 4 items. If the travelers want souvenirs GREAT lets give them souvenirs, but why do we need to give them souvenirs made in China? Let's support our local business's by selling there "Made in Indiana" products. If you have items you think the IWC would consider a "souvenir" item and would like your "Made in Indiana" products sold to visiting travelers please write to them, send them pictures of your products.
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