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Exceptional events happen here because the Porter County Expo has over 30 years of experience in planning thousands of events. Our experienced and professional event staff will be with you every step of the way.

Lori Daly, Director

Lori joined the Expo as Director in 2014 after nineteen years as the Director of Sales & Catering with Strongbow Inn, bringing an extensive background in customer service, event planning, catering and leadership. Since becoming part of the Expo team, she has helped increase sales & visibility, added our off-premises bar catering, and rolled out this new website.

A resident of Valparaiso, Lori is active in community projects through Kiwanis, the Valpo Chamber, Valpo Parks Foundation and the Special Needs Special Kids Committee. She is the proud mom of Cassandra & Cydney.

You can call Lori at (219) 464-0133 or email her at ldaly@porterco.org

Debbie Garner, Assistant Director

Debbie has extensive experience in customer service and event management, developed during her 14 year tenure at the Expo Center. During her time with the Expo team, she has successfully managed thousands of events. Debbie is a graduate of Disney Institute's Business Excellence Program. She also serves as co-facilitator of the Porter County Government Shared Ethics Committee.

Named the 2018 Recognition Of Service Excellence (ROSE) Award winner for Hospitality Professional by Indiana Dunes Tourism.

A resident of Valparaiso, Debbie is a member of the Portage Missionary Baptist Church. Married for over 34 years, she is the proud mom of two children and grandmother of three!

You can call Debbie at (219) 464-0133 or email her at dgarner@porterco.org