Cincinnati USA CVB Membership Pays Off
The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau is comprised of nearly 500 businesses that realize the economic importance of meetings and conventions in Greater Cincinnati. These businesses, the CVB's members and partners, support the CVB's mission to positively impact Cincinnati USA's economy through convention and trade show expenditures and to provide quality service to our clients.
An investment in the CVB is an important contribution to the economic growth of the region. By investing in our future, you are investing in your own future. No matter what the size of your organization, we have a membership that is just right for you.
If you're interested in receiving an application and membership packet, or have additional questions about becoming a member, please complete the membership info request form and a representative will be in touch shortly. If you're ready to become a Cincinnati USA CVB member right now, please complete the on-line membership application.
The following services/programs are included within your annual membership and are offered to all members at no additional charge. Are you taking advantage of all of these programs?
Cincinnati USA CVB Membership Benefits
Confidential Convention Calendar
This calendar, available only to CVB members, outlines each and every event that has been booked in Cincinnati USA for the coming year, along with quarterly supplements that highlight any new bookings or changes.
Free Listing on CVB Web Site - CincyUSA.com
Members receive a complimentary listing on our high profile web site. Plus, you receive a free link to your web site and the ability to publish your events on CincyUSA.com, which offers exposure to more than 600,000 visitors per year.
Member-to-Member Discount Program
At any one time, there are a number of discounts offered by local and regional businesses exclusively for CVB members. Currently, there are more than 25 exclusive discounts available. See Details »
Member Networking Opportunities
The Cincinnati USA CVB holds an annual meeting and member networking events that allow you to mingle with fellow CVB members. Get to know your fellow CVB members at our Member Mixers. Join us and gain valuable exposure and help increase your business in the meetings and conventions industry. Bring plenty of business cards! See Member Events »
These events offer you the chance to meet fellow CVB members, and for the CVB staff to become more familiar with your business. We'll help orient you to the local hospitality industry and give you tips on how to reach out to meeting planners and your fellow CVB members. Please bring your brochures and business cards so we can display them on our Member Table. See Member Events »
Free educational seminars such as "How to Work the Calendar for More Business" are held periodically for CVB members. See Member Events »
Free Business Promotion
Display and distribute your brochures, flyers and restaurant and carryout menus at the citywide convention information booth at Duke Energy Convention Center.
Restaurant Menu Distribution
Restaurant menu books are distributed to concierges and front desks at member hotels, Duke Energy Convention Center and Sharonville Convention Center. Plus, restaurant reservation service is available for convention delegates.
This monthly newsletter highlights what's going on with the CVB, our top initiatives, and how you can participate and become more involved with your membership.
This is a keynote event for all CVB members, with the goal of providing information and insight into the local meeting and convention industry. It includes an in-depth overview of key initiatives from the previous year, a plan for the coming year and beyond, and a synopsis on current and upcoming conventions and how you can benefit from this partnership.
CVB members receive a complimentary coupon in the online coupon program, which is published on convention web pages and distributed exclusively to convention delegates. These coupons can be uploaded through the member extranet. See Online Coupon Program »
Destination Planning Guide Listing
You'll receive a listing in our Destination Planning Guide (DPG), which is a publication geared toward meeting planners and association executives.
Hotel Leads & Referrals
Hotels receive leads on bookings and referral services from Convention Services (convention profiles and convention alerts). Plus, you'll have access to one-on-one meetings with a Convention Services manager.
Discounted Rates to Accept Credit Cards
The CVB has partnered with Infintech to create a Merchant Services Program which offers members exclusive group rates from processing electronic payments. Features include transparent pricing, no-long term contracts, bank neutrality, local services and support and ancillary services. Join other members who have already seen savings up to 40% or more from their previous provider. See more details or get started and have Infintech perform a free rate analysis >>
The Cincinnati USA CVB is pleased to announce a significant new benefit for its members: a Member Extranet web portal within the CincyUSA.com site that includes exciting and convenient tools to help you make the most of your membership. The new "Members Only" extranet launched in October of 2010. See the benefits of the member extranet >>
Maximize your reach to the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau's millions of web site visitors, thousands of Destination Planning Guide readers, meeting planners and more than 650 other CVB members with the following marketing programs through the partnership of your CVB.
Destination Planning Guide
You can advertise and get a listing in the award-winning Cincinnati USA Destination Planning Guide (DPG). (Advertising is now closed.)
Help Us Build More Momentum!
Help your CVB get the word out about Cincinnati! The Cincinnati USA CVB works closely with meeting planners throughout the year through site inspections and familiarization tours. Promote your company by contributing attraction or event tickets, restaurant and retail certificates, or other giveaways to position Cincinnati USA as a hot meeting destination for all seasons and get your company's name out in front of meeting planners. To donate, contact Ross Czarnik.
The Cincinnati USA CVB's Web site, CincyUSA.com, provides travelers, potential travelers and our business-to-business group customers multiple ways to make the most of our member and partner services, including packages, savings offers, events, maps, links and contact information. To help build upon our success in growing business to Cincinnati USA, please include a reciprocal link to www.CincyUSA.com in a prominent location on your web site (i.e. Home page, link page, or community page.) Link to CincyUSA.com »
Online Offers on CincyUSA.com
CVB members may submit online savings offers for Cincinnati's visitors to redeem at your business. There is no fee to submit a discount savings offer. In order to keep your offer active on CincyUSA.com, you simply must submit the number of CincyUSA.com offers redeemed at your business each month. For more information please contact Ross Czarnik.
Convention Marketing Opportunities
Sponsorship Opportunities are available for FAMS, trade shows, and events. Please contact Ross Czarnik for more information.
We are continually striving to keep our contact information as up to date as possible. Please contact Belinda Wunsch at 513.632.5381 with any personnel, address, phone or email changes. You can also update your contact information online by filling out our member listing update form.