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The Chamber Member of the Week is Indiana Dunes Tourism. Indiana Dunes Tourism is the official destination marketing organization for Indiana Dunes and the great communities throughout Porter County, IN. Since 1986 they have been promoting the Indiana Dunes and the great communities throughout Porter Co. to potential visitors, as well as encouraging local residents to take advantage of all this area has to offer. They operate the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center in partnership with the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. At the Visitor Center, located at 1215 N. State Rd. 49 in Porter, IN, you'll find guides and personal assistance to help you enjoy Northwest Indiana and beyond. The Visitor Center, which opened in 2006, also houses restrooms, exhibits, a theatre and a gift shop, along with their offices. Dustin Ritchea is currently the Promotions Director for Indiana Dunes Tourism where he works on media partnerships, including acting as a spokesperson for the organization. He oversees the production of several publications, videos, and graphic design projects, as well as the implementation of the internal communications, external communications, crisis, and emergency plans.   He has experience as an actor, writer, photographer, videographer, designer, producer, and multimedia specialist. "Working for Indiana Dunes Tourism allows me to give back to the community I grew up in". One of his favorite projects is their 3 Interesting Things video series, where he gets to go out to meet local business owners and then produce a short, fun video about their business. He loves meeting our community leaders, hearing their stories, and connecting them to new audiences. Call Dustin at (219) 916-4475 for more information or email him at