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Cincinnati USA CVB Announces New Board Members
2021-03-30 :: Jeff Berding named new Chair and joins seven other first-time members of the Board
Cincinnati USA CVB Presents Virtual Annual Meeting to Review 2020 Industry Challenges, Recovery Strategies for 2021
2021-03-25 :: FC Cincinnati’s Jeff Berding introduced as new CVB Board Chair, shares bold vision for renovating convention district
Cincinnati USA CVB outlines strategies to attract events to region at Annual Meeting
2020-02-25 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted a power-packed Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the Duke Energy Convention Center, with nearly 500 business professionals, civic leaders and members of the regional hospitality industry in attendance.
National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals to Host 2020 Annual Convention in Cincinnati
2020-02-25 :: Cincinnati has been selected as the host destination for the National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals’ (NCBMP) 37th Annual Convention, November 18-21, 2020. Nearly 300 top decisionmakers within African American markets throughout the country will convene in Cincinnati, including hospitality professionals, meeting planners and association executives.
Cincinnati to host more than 200 meeting professionals Feb. 9-11
2020-02-07 :: More than 200 meeting professionals will gather from across the Midwest in downtown Cincinnati, Feb. 9-11, for the 20th Annual Meeting Professionals International (MPI) MidAmerica Educational Conference.
Cincinnati Lands 2020 International Aviation Forecast Summit
2020-01-23 :: Cincinnati will host top airline executives from around the globe for one of aviation’s most prestigious events, the Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit, August 23-25, 2020. Hundreds of major players in the global aviation industry, including representatives from airports, airlines, financial institutions, manufacturers, suppliers and mass media, will gather to explore exciting trends and forecasting that will affect all areas of aviation.
Cincinnati USA CVB grows staff with addition of National Sales Manager
2019-12-18 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau continues to expand its sales staff with the recent hire of Jackie Taggart-Boyd, who has joined the CVB as National Sales Manager with the Diversity Sales & Inclusion department.
Cincinnati USA CVB Announces Hire of Senior Sales Manager for Specialty Markets
2019-11-11 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce local sales professional Kathy Ehlman has joined the CVB team as senior sales manager for specialty markets. In this role, Ehlman reports to Executive Vice President Andy Conklin and is responsible for prospecting for new business in the state association, cultural fine arts, hobby, and direct sales segments.
CVB collaborates with the Chinese community to make regional impact
2019-09-09 :: Regional efforts to strengthen relationships and create opportunities with the Chinese community, travelers and residents will be at the forefront this weekend during the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Vibe Speaker Series and Cincinnati Moon Festival, hosted Friday, September 13 and Saturday, September 14, respectively.
Black Meetings & Tourism Magazine Names Julie Calvert 2019 Apex Award Recipient
2019-08-08 :: Julie Calvert, president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau, was honored with the 2019 Apex Award for Distinguished Service from Black Meetings & Tourism Magazine. Calvert received the award on July 27 during the International Multicultural & Heritage Tourism Summit & Trade Show in Miami.
New events and experiences slated for Cincinnati Music Festival
2019-07-22 :: A series of new events and experiences focused on celebrating inclusion and empowering communities will take place in conjunction with the Cincinnati Music Festival, presented by P&G. Hosted by the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau via its Vibe Cincinnati platform, the new programming adds to the already robust collection of experiences taking place throughout the week, beginning Wednesday, July 24 and running through Sunday, July 28.
Native American Catholics convene in Sharonville to celebrate faith and culture
2019-07-15 :: Nearly 1,000 Native American Catholics from throughout the U.S. will come together at the Sharonville Convention Center for the 80th Annual Tekakwitha National Conference, July 17-21, 2019. Named after Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, a young Mohawk/Algonquin woman of the 17th century, the conference focuses on reinforcing Catholic identities among Indigenous communities. The Tekakwitha Conference is the only Catholic Native American religious organization in North America.
Sharonville Convention Center opens Mothers Retreat in memory of colleague
2019-07-12 :: The Mothers Retreat is a newly designed space at the Sharonville Convention Center for lactating mothers to nurse or care for their children. The convention center will officially open the Kim Haas Memorial Mothers Retreat today in honor of former sales manager Kim Haas who passed away from cancer in February 2019. Haas worked at the Sharonville Convention Center for more than 11 years.
Cincinnati USA CVB Hires Tricia Suit as New Visitor Experience Manager
2019-07-08 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau has hired Tricia Suit, a top-tier community builder and experience marketer, to fill the role of Visitor Experience Manager. Suit will oversee operations at the Cincinnati USA Visitor Center, manage the Cincy USA Tourism Ambassador Program and create and implement new strategies to welcome the 26 million people who visit the region each year.
One of the Nation’s Biggest Youth Soccer Tournaments Coming To New Destination Sports Park in Warren County
2019-06-17 :: When the Warren County Sports Park at Union Village opens in the spring of 2020, one of the first events it hosts will be one of the biggest and most prestigious soccer tournaments in the nation.
New Cincinnati Pride Event Prompts Local, National Conversations on Inclusivity
2019-06-14 :: As part of an official partnership with Cincinnati Pride, the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau is hosting its inaugural “Lunch, Learn & Vibe” speaker series to move Cincinnati Pride Week beyond the celebration and toward education and empowerment.
Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau Adds to Sales Force with 25-Year Hotel Industry Veteran
2019-06-13 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau, the region’s primary destination marketing organization, aims to increase corporate sales by expanding its team with the hiring of new Senior Sales Manager of Corporate Markets Stephanie Rork.
Free, Interactive Guide to Local Summer Fun at Fountain Square, May 6
2019-05-02 :: Only 16 school days stand between students in Cincinnati Public Schools and summer break, which means it’s time for some fun. Start planning for summer and experience the Cincinnati region like a tourist at the Cincy Staycation Showcase on Monday, May 6 at Fountain Square. Nearly 40 local attractions and events will feature interactive opportunities like trivia, selfie stations, games, photos with local mascots, prizes, giveaways and more.
Civic Leaders to Seek Proposals for New Convention Center Hotel
2019-04-29 :: Leaders from Hamilton County, the City of Cincinnati, Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), The Port and Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC) gathered earlier today to formally announce that they would jointly send out a request for proposals for the development of a new, upscale Convention Center Hotel to be built at the site of the 5th & Plum Parking Lot. 3CDC will lead the search for a hotel developer, working in conjunction with The Port and CVB, and with the support of County and City leaders.
Cincinnati to Host First-Ever Tabital Pulaaku Assembly, April 27-28, 2019
2019-04-05 :: One of Africa’s largest ethnic groups – the Fulani community – will host its first-ever North American assembly in the Cincinnati region on April 27, 2019 with the Tabital Pulaaku Americas International Meeting. The event is expected to draw more than 600 international attendees to generate awareness about the Fulani culture, and is free and open to the public.
Cincinnati selected to host major international Indian event over Labor Day Weekend
2019-03-26 :: Cincinnati has been selected as the host site for an international celebration of Indian culture with the NAVIKA 5th Annual World Kannada Summit, set for Aug. 30 through Sept. 1, 2019. The event, expected to draw nearly 2,500 attendees from around the world, is a celebration of culture from the Indian state of Karnataka, where ‘Kannada’ is the primary language. This marks the first time the event will be held in Ohio.
Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau Fills Strategic Communications VP Role
2019-03-14 :: Accomplished broadcast journalist and communicator Jenell Walton has been named Vice President, Communications and Strategic Development at the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Cincinnati Wins Bid to Host USRowing National Championship 2019-2021
2019-03-05 :: The Cincinnati region is proud to announce it has been chosen to host the USRowing National Championships in July 2019. The event will take place William H. Harsha Lake in East Fork State Park, just 30 minutes east of Cincinnati. The park hosted the event from 2015 to 2017 and will once again be home to the National Championship from 2019 through 2021. Event dates are set for July 9-14, 2019.
Cincinnati USA CVB Announces New Initiative to Broaden Visitor Market, Enhance Diversity and Inclusion Programs
2019-03-01 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau today announced a new initiative to enhance its focus on diversity and inclusion, making it more relevant in the community and more attractive to visitors.
Celebration of Hospitality Industry and Call for Engagement Highlight Cincinnati USA CVB Annual Meeting
2019-02-26 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau celebrated record-breaking tourism results and recognized key contributors to the local hospitality industry at its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Highlights from the meeting included changes to the CVB’s Board of Directors and bylaws, a call for increased community partnership and engagement and the presentation of the CVB’s Spirit of Cincinnati USA Awards.
Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau Fills Executive Vice President Role
2019-02-20 :: Hotel and destination executive Andy Conklin has been named Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, at the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau following a national search by Minneapolis-based SearchWide.
Taft National Historic Site Named A Stop on the Ohio Presidential Trail
2019-02-05 :: Just in time for President’s Day, TourismOhio, in partnership with the Ohio History Connection, today launched the Ohio Presidential Trail on Trails.Ohio.org. The 13-stop trail invites travelers to find history here in Ohio by highlighting homes, libraries, museums and monuments that tell the life stories of eight U.S. presidents elected from Ohio.
Future leaders of Cincinnati hospitality industry recognized at program graduation
2018-12-13 :: Local high school students were the first to graduate from the Dan Lincoln Institute for Hospitality Leadership (IHL) this week as part of a community-wide effort to develop a more highly skilled and diverse workforce for the Cincinnati region’s hospitality industry.
First-ever Cincinnati Moon Festival brings celebration of Chinese culture to Fountain Square
2018-09-25 :: One of the biggest celebrations of Chinese culture will take place in the heart of Cincinnati for the first time this week with the Cincinnati Moon Festival at Fountain Square on Saturday, Sept. 29. Thousands are expected to attend this free event as part of the traditional Chinese observance of the autumn harvest moon.
Cincinnati Region's Tourism Industry Supports Record Number of Jobs in 2017
2018-08-31 :: New data shows strongest ever results for tourism, with $5.3 billion in visitor spending and 80,000 jobs supported.
Collaboration, innovation and inclusion key to driving growth of the Cincinnati region’s visitor industry
2018-07-26 :: The 2018 Multicultural Travel and Tourism Forum, Cincinnati Music Festival and thousands of visitors make Cincinnati the epicenter of multiculturalism this week.
Cincinnati's convention-filled summer kicks off with Sigma Pi Phi Grand Boulé, June 22-26
2018-06-20 :: This week marks the start of a summer filled with high-profile conventions in Cincinnati, beginning with the Sigma Pi Phi Grand Boulé, June 22-26. The Grand Boulé will draw more than 1,200 visitors to Cincinnati with an anticipated $1.15 million spent by attendees. Major conventions throughout the summer are expected to bring more than 15,000 attendees and generate more than $8 million in visitor spending overall.
Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau Names Julie Calvert President & CEO
2018-05-18 :: Industry leader and Executive Director of Source Cincinnati takes the helm of region’s destination marketing organization with focus on collaboration, transparency, results and inclusive leadership.
Cincinnati region tourism industry celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week, May 6-12
2018-05-03 :: The Cincinnati region’s destination marketing organizations are celebrating the 35th annual National Travel and Tourism Week, May 6-12, with a series of showcase events to recognize and raise awareness of the importance of the Cincinnati region’s hospitality industry.
The Summit, A Dolce Hotel, Offers New Cincinnati Option for Meeting Planners
2018-04-18 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes The Summit, A Dolce Hotel, to the Cincinnati region. The brand new 239-room hotel offers 32,600 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space with an emphasis on group conferences and collaborative spaces.
Vatican's Cardinal Versaldi to be Featured Speaker at National Catholic Educational Association Convention in Cincinnati, April 3-5
2018-03-31 :: Only days after the Easter holiday, the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) will welcome the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) from April 3-5 for its 2018 Annual Convention & Expo. More than 4,000 Catholic educators from around the world will convene in downtown Cincinnati for three days of learning, networking and sharing best practices at the Duke Energy Convention Center (DECC).
Cincinnati Has Been Included in United Bid to Host the 2026 FIFA World Cup™
2018-03-16 :: Cincinnati has been included as an official Candidate Host City in the United Bid of Canada, Mexico, and the United States to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup™. The United Bid announced its list of 23 Candidate Host Cities that will be included in the Bid Book on Thursday.
Cincinnati USA CVB Honors Former CEO Lincoln, Casts Vision for Destination Leadership at 2018 Annual Meeting
2018-03-06 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) held its 2018 Annual Meeting today at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Attracting nearly 500 members of the regional hospitality industry, business professionals, and civic and government leaders, the event celebrated the legacy of recently retired President and CEO Dan Lincoln and highlighted strong convention bookings and travel and tourism economic impact results from the past year.
Cincinnati USA CVB books nearly two-month bowling event
2018-02-21 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau has booked a more than 70-day event due in large part to the city’s storied bowling past. The United States Bowling Congress recently announced that Cincinnati will host the 2024 Women’s Championships at the iconic Western Bowl Strike and Spare.
Cincinnati USA CVB Washington Staffer Up for National Award
2018-02-15 :: Mary Beth Baluta, regional director of sales for Washington D.C. for the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau, has been nominated for the “Supplier of the Year” award by the Professional Conventions Management Association (PCMA). PCMA is the world’s largest network of business events strategists, and its Professional Excellence Awards are considered among the most prestigious in the meeting planning industry.
Cincinnati named among "Best in the U.S." by international travel authority Lonely Planet
2018-02-06 :: The Cincinnati region has earned national recognition as an important travel destination once again. Today, Cincinnati was one of 10 U.S. destinations included in the “2018 Best in the U.S.” campaign by Lonely Planet, the number one travel guidebook brand in the world. Cincinnati ranks No. 5 on the list, just weeks after earning a top spot in the New York Times’ “Best Places to Go in 2018” and American Express Essentials’ “2018 Trend Destination Hot List.”
Cincinnati USA CVB VP Appointed to National Leadership Role
2018-01-23 :: Jason Dunn, vice president of Multicultural Sales and Community Development for the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau, has been named vice president of the board for the National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners (NCBMP).
Dan Lincoln to Retire from the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau
2017-12-07 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced today the retirement of President and CEO Dan Lincoln. Lincoln, who restored national prominence to Cincinnati’s tourism and convention scene, will retire on Dec. 31. The CVB has engaged a national search firm to replace Lincoln. Current Chief Operating Officer Mike Laatsch will serve as Interim CEO until a successor is named.
Cincinnati USA CVB continues to host influential decision-makers
2017-11-14 :: Key decision-makers for major meetings and conventions will once again gather in Cincinnati this week, as the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau hosts the 58th Annual Service Club Leaders Conference, Nov. 16-18.
Convention and Meeting Planners to Gather in Cincinnati
2017-10-24 :: Cincinnati will be on display this week as more than 400 meeting planners representing hundreds of future conventions, meetings and events convene in the Queen City for a series of tradeshows hosted by Connect Meetings, Oct. 24-26.
Tourism Counts: Cincinnati visitors inject $5 billion into local economy
2017-09-27 :: In 2016, more than 26 million people visited the Cincinnati region and spent $5 billion collectively, according to a new report, The Economic Impact of Tourism in the Greater Cincinnati Region. Growth in the region’s travel and tourism industry outpaced national averages in most key categories, reflecting the local industry’s trend of year-over-year progress.
Cincinnati USA CVB Creates New Multicultural Sales Team
2017-09-21 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced the creation of a new multicultural sales team to build on its success in attracting multicultural meetings and conventions to the region.
National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. Hosts 137th Annual Session in Cincinnati
2017-09-01 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the entire Cincinnati region, will welcome thousands to the Queen City next week for the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc.’s 137th Annual Session, held Sept. 4-8 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.
Cincinnati USA CVB Hosts Multicultural Travel & Tourism Forum
2017-07-24 :: Leaders in the events and hospitality industry will discuss the impact of diverse market segments at the 2017 Multicultural Travel and Tourism Forum this Wednesday, an event hosted by the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau’s multicultural platform, Vibe Cincinnati.
Cincinnati USA Welcomes 37th National Veterans Wheelchair Games, July 17-22
2017-07-13 :: More than 600 veterans and 3,000 volunteers will converge in Cincinnati next week for the 37th National Veterans Wheelchair Games, held July 17-22. The National Veterans Wheelchair Games is the largest annual wheelchair multi-sport and rehabilitation event in the world.
Cincinnati USA CVB Sales Team Grows with Recent Additions
2017-06-21 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau added to its sales department with the recent hires of Director of Convention Strategy, John Browarsky, and National Sales Manager, Jeff Simic.
Thousands to dance in Cincinnati at National Square Dance Convention
2017-06-19 :: This week, more than 3,000 dancers from around the world will converge in Cincinnati USA for the 66th National Square Dance Convention. The convention, which will run through Saturday, June 24, marks 25 years since the NSDC’s first Cincinnati meeting in 1992.
Cincinnati USA CVB wins Pinnacle Award for Virtual Reality Experience
2017-06-12 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau was recently honored as the recipient of a Pinnacle Award given by Cincinnati’s American Marketing Association chapter.
Tucker's Restaurant Included in Reader's Digest Feature
2017-06-07 :: Tucker’s Restaurant has been nominated for Reader’s Digest’s “Nicest Places in America” contest. The nomination, submitted by the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau, highlights Tucker’s neighborly niceness, inclusivity and the community’s unwavering support of the local mainstay.
Cincinnati USA CVB Hosts Leg of Brand USA MegaFam
2017-05-18 :: Travel professionals from Ireland and the UK were treated like royalty in the Queen City last week during a segment of Brand USA’s 2017 MegaFam.
Michael Laatsch Joins Cincinnati USA CVB as COO
2017-03-28 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced the hiring of Michael Laatsch as chief operating officer. Laatsch comes to the CVB from Western & Southern Financial Group, where he was vice president of public relations and corporate communications.
County Commissioner Calls for Convention Center Expansion at Cincinnati USA CVB Annual Meeting
2017-03-14 :: Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune expressed his intent to expand the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati on Tuesday. Portune said that convention center expansion will be a major centerpiece for the county to address this year.
Jim Obergefell, Jeff Berding and The Santangelo Group Among 2016 Spirit of Cincinnati USA Awards Recipients
2017-03-14 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to announce seven new winners for its Spirit of Cincinnati USA Awards Program. The individuals and businesses selected for the 2016 Spirit Awards represent the influencers and advocates for Cincinnati’s regional hospitality industry.
Cincinnati USA Ranks Among Top-12 Convention Cities for 2017
2017-02-22 :: Cincinnati USA has been recognized as a top city for medium-size conventions in the “Top Convention Cities in the USA for 2017” list from MeetingSource.com.
Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau Receives Awards from Two National Publications
2017-02-14 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau was recently honored with two awards from national convention and meeting planner publications for success as a destination and as a destination marketing organization.
Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau Joins National Plan for Vacation Day Celebration
2017-01-30 :: To help fulfill America’s vacation resolutions this year, the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau is supporting Project: Time Off’s first-ever National Plan for Vacation Day on January 31.
Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau Adds New National Sales Manager
2017-01-23 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau expanded its sales department with the recent hire of National Sales Manager, Tamara Whiting.
Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau Forms Task Force
2016-11-18 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced the formation of a task force to lead its efforts in creating the Cincinnati USA Institute for Hospitality Leadership.
Cincinnati USA CVB Announces Tourism Curriculum
2016-10-18 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has announced the creation of the Cincinnati USA Institute for Hospitality Leadership.
Cincinnati USA Welcomes the Rotary Club
2016-10-12 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes Rotary International to the Queen City. Zones 30-31 are in Cincinnati for the week long Rotary Institute, which is a leadership training meeting.
Cincinnati USA CVB to Host Multicultural Tourism Forum, Oct. 13
2016-10-10 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau’s multicultural platform, Vibe Cincinnati, will host the 2016 Multicultural Travel and Tourism Forum on Thursday, Oct. 13.
Cincinnati USA's Diverse Convention Summer Wraps Up with National Baptist Convention of America's Annual Session, Sept. 12-15
2016-09-09 :: Cincinnati USA’s religious and multicultural conventions have brought more than 33,000 attendees to the region, with 1,000 expected for the NBCA Annual Session.
Cincinnati USA to Police: Thank You
2016-08-30 :: The streets of Cincinnati USA have become home to a mutual admiration society this week.
Cincinnati USA welcomes The American Legion for its 98th National Convention
2016-08-24 :: The American Legion will hold its 98th National Convention in Cincinnati USA from Aug. 26 to Sept. 1, bringing approximately 9,000 American Legion veterans and servicemembers, along with their families, to the region.
Olympic Leaders to visit Cincinnati USA in January for annual meeting
2016-08-10 :: The Association of Chief Executives for Sport (ACES), a trade association comprised exclusively of CEOs of the United States national sport governing bodies, including all 47 U.S. Olympic sports, will hold its Annual Meeting in Cincinnati January 8-10, 2017, at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.
Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton's July 18 NAACP Address to be Simulcast Live on Fountain Square
2016-07-13 :: Vibe Cincinnati partnering with NextGen Climate to broadcast Secretary Clinton's address on Fifth Third Bank LED Video Board
Cincinnati’s Sizzling Convention Summer Continues with Church of God in Christ’s AIM 2016 Convention July 4-8
2016-06-28 :: Cincinnati CVB to introduce new VIBE entertainment platform for the 10,000 attendees at largest religious conference of the year
Cincinnati CVB Unveils Local Artwork Selected for NAACP and Church of God in Christ Conventions
2016-06-20 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) unveiled the artwork that has been selected for welcome materials for two of this summer’s largest multicultural conventions
Public worship service to open Christian-products convention
2016-05-16 :: Inspiration, music, and Ben-Hur film preview slated
African Methodist Episcopal Church Selects Cincinnati USA for 2024 Conference
2016-05-15 :: With more than 20,000 in attendance, event is one of largest religious and African American conventions ever booked in Cincinnati
Special training at convention helps churches open or operate retail stores
2016-05-05 :: Training, networking, idea-sharing part of program at Christian convention coming to Cincinnati
Record-Setting Convention Bookings and $4.4 Billion Economic Impact Headline CVB's 2016 Annual Meeting
2016-02-25 :: Event featured regional restaurants, brewers, and artisans; honored Spirit Award winners including Marian Spencer, Bob Castellini, and Kathy Davis
Lions Club International Leaders Visit Cincinnati Feb. 1-3 to Determine Host City for 2021 International Convention
2016-02-01 :: World’s largest service club association could bring up to 18,000 attendees and generate more than $9 million in visitor spending
Manufacturers Gather in Cincinnati to Discuss Product Development, Engineering Software and Innovation during Siemens’ Solid Edge University
2015-10-23 :: Siemens brings together manufacturers and technology providers to share knowledge and raise awareness during national manufacturing month.
Cincinnati USA Visitor Center Celebrates Five Years of Welcoming Thousands to the Region
2015-10-07 :: The Center, staffed entirely by volunteers, has assisted more than 37,000 visitors, forming international friendships and travel memories
Cincinnati USA CVB Honored with Awards for Excellence in Marketing and Convention Services
2015-10-01 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) was recently honored with two MIDDY Awards for its marketing work by the Ohio Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus, as well as a Meetings & Conventions Gold Service Award for excellence in convention services.
As National Recognition for Cincinnati's Culture Shift Continues, CVB Adds Inclusive Programs and New Sales Manager for LGBT Market
2015-09-28 :: CVB's new initiatives and National Sales Manager to attract LGBT meetings to Cincinnati, raise awareness for city’s progressive atmosphere
Cincinnati USA CVB’s Dan Lincoln Joins Panel of National Hospitality Leaders at Sept. 17 ‘State of Black Tourism’ event in Washington D.C.
2015-09-17 :: Lincoln to appear on panel with national industry executives to discuss power of African American meetings and conventions and share Cincinnati’s experience in booking and hosting high-profile multicultural organizations
Prince Hall Shriners Convention Returns August 14-20, Bringing Thousands for Imperial Council Session
2015-08-13 :: World’s oldest African-American fraternal organization returns for week of public events, parade, and meetings after successful 2011 convention in Cincinnati
Cincinnati Welcomes Visitors, Baseball Fans, MLB at All-Star Week Kick Off
2015-07-07 :: Community celebration honors key contributors, highlights week-long calendar of events and positive economic and cultural impact on the region
New Regional Travel & Tourism Data Released
2015-05-04 :: New data reveals Cincinnati USA attracted 24.1 million visitors who spent $4.4 billion; industry sustained more than 74,000 jobs and generated $1 billion in taxes
Hyatt Place Flag to Fly Over New Sharonville Convention Center Hotel
2015-04-07 :: Northern Lights District will be home to a new, 120-room Hyatt Place hotel
Certified Tourism Ambassador Program Launches in Cincinnati USA
2015-04-02 :: New program trains ambassadors to enhance visitor experience, elevate region’s reputation as world-class travel destination
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Selects Cincinnati USA for 2017 International Leadership Conference
2015-03-24 :: Meeting marks the return of one of the influential "Divine Nine" fraternal organizations after more than 60 years
Lights, Camera...Flying Technology! Thousands of Backstage Experts Gather at USITT’s 55th Annual Conference & Stage Expo
2015-03-11 :: More than 5,000 production professionals from Cirque du Soleil, Disney, and others return to Cincinnati March 18-21 for national conference
CVB Annual Meeting Unveils Strong 2014 Results
2015-03-05 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) held its 2015 Annual Meeting today at the Duke Energy Convention Center in front of more than 600 business professionals, civic leaders and...
The CVB Announces 2014 Spirit Award Winners: Lauren Hill, Molly Wellmann, Cincy in NYC Initiative among Recipients
2015-02-17 :: CVB's 2014 winners will be recognized at March 4 Annual Meeting for embodying vision and passion of Cincinnati USA
Lauren Hill Named 2014 Spirit of Cincinnati USA Ambassador
2015-02-10 :: CVB honors Mount St. Joseph freshman for her courage and inspirational legacy of hope and selflessness
Top Sports Execs Make First-Time Visit to Cincinnati for 2015 National Sports Forum
2015-02-05 :: More than 800 representatives from NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL will gather for networking and idea sharing, keynotes from Cincinnati sports icons
Cincinnati USA CVB Finishes 2014 with Top Awards in Marketing, PR and Client Services
2014-12-18 :: From national organizations to state and local associations, CVB's campaigns and customer service initiatives recognized for impact, value, and effectiveness
NAACP Selects Cincinnati for its 2016 Annual Convention
2014-12-02 :: Last here in 2008, NAACP cites vibrant downtown and Ohio's swing state status as key factors in selecting Cincinnati for Presidential election year gathering
Welcomers Community Volunteer Network Celebrates Milestones, Recognizes 24 Volunteer Managers
2014-11-25 :: Geared-up to engage more than 4,000 volunteers for local events surrounding the 2015 MLB All-Star Game
Cincinnati USA Welcomes National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners for 2014 Annual Conference November 12-15
2014-11-11 :: Influential African American meeting planners event to bring leaders in diversity, business, and entertainment to region
Cincinnati Welcomes Delegation from International Council of Museums
2014-10-30 :: Cincinnati Museum Center leads effort to bring prestigious arts conference to the United States for first time since 1965
Sharonville Convention Center Hotel Development Agreement Receives Approval
2014-10-08 :: Northern Cincinnati anchor hotel project to move into design review and financing in preparation for spring 2015 construction
Leadership Team Development's 2014 Summit to Bring Thousands of Direct-Sell Professionals to Cincinnati USA
2014-10-03 :: U.S. Bank Arena to host more than 6,000 attendees for training and motivational business conference
The Hulk. The Fonz. Doctor Who. Frozen’s Young Anna. Cincinnati USA Welcomes Pop Culture’s Favorite Icons at Cincinnati Comic Expo
Cincinnati USA CVB Opens 2014 Spirit Awards Call for Entries with New Look
2014-09-16 :: Prominent awards program marks more than 30 years of recognizing Cincinnati’s top hospitality industry advocates – from Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis to the Horseshoe Casino – by taking its message to wider audience
Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel Debuts in Historic Bartlett Building
Pure Romance World Conference Returns to Cincinnati, August 5-10
2014-08-05 :: 4,000 Consultants from Around the World to Spend Five Days Downtown
Cincinnati USA Welcomes the National Urban League for 2014 Annual Conference July 23-26
2014-07-23 :: National organization's Annual Conference brings 8,500 national delegates and more than $2 million in visitor spending to region during convention season
International Association of Fire Fighters Bring the Heat to Cincinnati USA July 14-18 for 52nd Biennial Convention
2014-07-14 :: More than 2,500 fire fighters to meet in Cincinnati to discuss emerging issues for first responders and unveil new national public safety campaign
July Conventions to Bring $13 Million to Cincinnati Economy
2014-07-07 :: July's new and returning conventions to include National Urban League, International Association of Fire Fighters, and Ohio American League
Sharonville Convention Center: Agreement Underway for Construction of Anchor Hotel Property
2014-05-29 :: New development is critical for the center's continued success and is part of Northern Lights District's transformation
Cincinnati USA Welcomes the United Supreme Council for 133rd Annual Session May 23-27
2014-05-21 :: International leaders of Prince Hall Shriners and IBPO Elks to be among the 2,000 delegates in attendance