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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.   More >

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.  More >

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.   More >

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.   More >

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.  More >

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.  More >

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.   More >

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.   More >

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.  More >

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.     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.   More >

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.   More >

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.  More >

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.  More >

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.   More >

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.  More >

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.   More >

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.  More >

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.  More >


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