Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

Local News

March 8, 2013

Visit Hendricks County announces staffing promotions, changes

 

 

As part of the recently announced name and logo changes to Visit Hendricks County, three full-time staff members have received promotions and another has shifted responsibilities to better fulfill the mission of selling and marketing Hendricks County as a tourist destination.

Sarah McMillen, the former tourism marketing manager, has been promoted to director of marketing. In her new role, she will oversee the entire marketing efforts of Visit Hendricks County.

McMillen has worked for the agency since March 2008, starting as marketing coordinator before being promoted to the tourism marketing manager role in ‘10.

Becky Harris, the former sales manager, has been promoted to director of sales. In her new role, she will manage the sales staff and lead the company’s efforts in promoting Hendricks County to group tour operators and sports groups. Harris joined Visit Hendricks County in May 2009 as a part-time project assistant. Within a year, she was elevated to sales manager.

Karen Eddy, the former administrative assistant who was hired in January 2012, has been promoted to visitor services coordinator. In her new role, Eddy will handle general destination and organization inquiries and brochure distribution, as well as manage the event calendar.

Tracy Whetstone, the former community and events manager, has begun transitioning into her new role of groups manager.

As groups manager, Whetstone will assist in motor coach trip planning and selling Hendricks County as a group-friendly destination. She joined the staff in March 2008.

In addition to the staffing changes, the Tourism Commission — the governing body for Visit Hendricks County — has also undergone some recent changes.

The commission welcomed a new member in February: Amber Armstrong, who works for Cambria Suites in Plainfield.

The commission’s executive committee includes Dick Thompson, president, representing the Hendricks County Council; Lance Angle with Metropolis as vice president; Kent McPhail with the Town of Plainfield as treasurer; Lee Tesdahl with Artistic Designs Gallery as secretary; and Lew White with Lew White Tours as past president.

Text Only
Local News
  • pic 1.JPG Brownsburg resident is state's first to receive ‘breathing lung’ transplant

    Thanks to Indiana University Methodist Hospital and an innovative technique known as the ‘breathing lung’ transplant, Damon Bradtmueller of Brownsburg now has a new set of lungs.

    July 23, 2014 6 Photos 1 Video

  • HCF 7-23 news family promise pic Family Promise awarded use variance AVON — The continuation of a request for a use variance resumed Thursday at the Avon Town Hall.Parties from both Family Promise and the adjoining neighborhood, Stratford of Avon, packed the room at the Avon Board of Zoning Appeals meeting to discuss

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Event to raise money for Alzheimer's disease At 7 p.m. Aug. 8, “Dragstars” and “Dudettes” will once again come together in support of Alzheimer’s disease.The Z’Sparkle Party and Drag Race to End Alzheimer’s, which will take place on Main Street in Zionsville, calls upon some of the community’s

    July 23, 2014

  • Thompson April 24, 2014 Helen “Louise” (Overton) Blum Thompson od Danville died April 24. She was 92.A memorial service is noon Saturday at Bartlett Chapel United Methodist Church in Avon.Weaver & Randolph Funeral Home in Danville is handling arrangements.

    July 23, 2014

  • Suicide prevention training held Aug. 2 Mental Health America of Hendricks County (MHAHC) is offering QPR, a suicide prevention training program, to the general public. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

    July 23, 2014

  • Ride raises money for HRH infant program Proceeds of $4,445 raised at the fifth annual Little Angels Ride will help the Infant Bereavement Program at Hendricks Regional Health.Funds are used to support families who have lost children due to miscarriage, stillborn or infant death.The program

    July 23, 2014

  • Lifesteps program coming to HRH Beginning in August, Hendricks Regional Health is offering the comprehensive Lifesteps program designed to help adults successfully change eating habits and increase physical activity.Participants learn about metabolism, managing food choices, examin

    July 23, 2014

  • No Headline Provided Editor’s note: For more photos of the Hendricks County 4-H Fair, visit the website at www.flyergroup.com.

    July 23, 2014

  • Rummage sale brings out the rummagers Why yes, that was me sitting in a collapsing lawn chair behind a splendid array of household treasures, also known as junk, during the community yard sale.Can you say “Man Out Of His Element?” Or perhaps “Out Of His Mind?”It seemed like a good idea w

    July 23, 2014

  • HRH offering pediatric weight management program Nationally, one in three young people are overweight. Many parents and healthcare professionals in Hendricks County have expressed concern that the community needs more resources for families struggling with weight issues. Hendricks Regional Health a

    July 23, 2014

House Ads
Hendricks County Marquee
Email News Sign Up
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Poll

Has the rash of shootings in Indianapolis made you reconsider attending an event or patronizing a business there? Yes, it's out of control No, it's no more dangerous than anywhere else

     View Results
AP Video
Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Must Read