Don't Just Take Our Word for It ...
"Cincinnati was a wonderful city for the NAACP Convention. It is a tier one city for us … and it’s really put our centennial city on notice. Everyone has commented about what (New York City) has to do to compete with what has happened to Cincinnati."
- Roslyn Brock, Chairman
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
"The decision to award the games to Cincinnati was heavily influenced by the city’s bid for the Summer Olympics. This bid was proof that Cincinnati was open and enthusiastic about hosting a major event. By including it in our short-list and ultimately awarding it the 2012 World Choir Games, we have found a partner that attaches the same importance to the original Olympic ideal as I do."
"A main factor for our decision is that there are very nice people in Cincinnati. They’re warm, they’re welcoming, they’re friendly. When you have people from all over the world competing in Cincinnati, you want them to bring home a good impression ... Not only of the United States but of the whole city. That is what Cincinnati has to offer.”
- Günter Titsch, President, INTERKULTUR
2012 World Choir Games
"When it came time for our membership to choose a city for our 82nd National Convention, it was really an easy decision. It came down to the top-notch convention center, convenient hotel package and great downtown area … Those were the winning factors for Cincinnati."
- Brent A. Wilkes, National Executive Director
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
"When you do city-wide conventions, it takes everybody working together to make it a success, and we really saw that in Cincinnati. Our numbers just grew and grew which was a great thing for Cincinnati and it contributed to our success."
- Ron Underwood, Meeting Planner
National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA)
"We know we are going to have a great convention in Cincinnati … we didn’t give this to them, they’ve earned it. Strong leadership, strong support from local government officials and strong support from community decision makers ... that’s what’s happening here in Cincinnati."
- Oliver Washington Jr., Imperial Potentate
Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine (A.E.A.O.N.M.S.)
"I had never been to Cincinnati before; and, had never really heard much about the city, but we had an EXCELLENT time! It’s a beautiful part of the country; and the city was very clean and safe. I would definitely come back again!"
- Linda Price, Mary Kay Inc.
"Each night as I left the Convention Center to cross to the Hyatt Hotel, I was impressed with the number of officers on duty to aid our members. I want to commend your officers on their hospitality on the part of the city and their friendliness."
- Roger A. Hall, Ohio Music Education Association
"The CVB was a tremendous help in bringing our event to Cincinnati; and the willingness of the CVB to assist, made a big impression with the Brewer’s Association."
- Rob Westendorf, Brewer’s Association
"Now that we are back and unpacking from last week, I want to take a second and tell each of you (CVB, hotel and Duke Energy Center reps) how much we were impressed with the City of Cincinnati and each of you in particular for your help, knowledge and presence. Everything promised was delivered. When needed you were only as far away as your cell phone. Usually, you were walking around looking for us and asking if we needed anything. This doesn't happen in every city we go to so it is very much appreciated! Our participants rated this as our best Convention ever. Be assured this was due in large measure to your professionalism, knowledge and diligence."
- John Rowley, Ohio Credit Union Systems
"On behalf of the American Association of Meat Processors, we want to thank you for helping us have a wonderful convention in your city! Many of our attendees expressed, what they found to be a friendly, interesting and economical destination. Most of all, they were pleasantly surprised of how interesting your city and the surrounding region was and all there was to do!
We also appreciated the materials and information the CVB provided throughout the planning and operating process, as well as the service you provided during the show!"
- Jodi Bartlett, American Association of Meat Processors