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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 Names New Communications Head
2016-08-25 :: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau has named Yancy Deering as its Director of Communications.
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
There’s Snow Place Like Home: Snowfighters Storm Cincinnati USA for 2014 Snow Conference
2014-05-01 :: 1,500 snowfighters from across the United States will accumulate to experience the most concentrated collection of snow and ice solutions under one roof
Midwest Homeschool Convention Brings Dr. Ben Carson and Congressman Jim Jordan April 24-26
2014-04-24 :: Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Dr. Ben Carson Sr., M.D., Congressman Jim Jordan, and Michael Medved among speakers to address Homeschool Convention
Cincinnati Community Schools, Learning Centers, and National Leaders in Spotlight During National Forum April 9-11
2014-04-09 :: California Senator Liu and Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, among national guest speakers at 2014 Coalition for Community Schools National Forum
"Start-up City" Welcomes Young Entrepreneurs and Corporate Executives for Enactus National Exposition
2014-03-31 :: 2014 Exposition brings university students, academic and business professionals to Cincinnati USA for national competition and career fair from April 1-3
Start Spreadin' the News: 'Cincy in NYC' to Showcase Queen City's Arts & Culture Treasures in The Big Apple May 6-12
2014-03-27 :: Organizations to collaborate and leverage Cincinnati's presence in New York City to attract national media, corporate and startup attention positioning the opportunities available in the city
Large Attendance, Celebrities Expected at 2014 HorrorHound Weekend
2014-03-20 :: Event brings economic vitality to the City of Sharonville; fosters awareness of the region
Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau Adds Power to its Sales Punch
2014-03-10 :: CVB's Hire of National Sales Manager and Business Development Coordinator driven by region's surge in hotel developments and industry growth
Teddy Kremer, Cincinnati Ballet, and 21c Museum Hotel Among 2013 Spirit of Cincinnati USA Award Recipients
2014-03-04 :: CVB’s 2013 winners reflect past year’s national media attention, regional successes, and inspirational stories
Annual V-Twin Expo Kick-Starts Cincinnati USA Convention Year
2014-02-12 :: Expo brings high-speed engines, award-winning musician and motorsport celebrities to region for 14th consecutive year
Cincinnati USA CVB Honored with 2013 Platinum Choice Award
2014-01-21 :: Cincinnati USA CVB and Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza recognized among Select CVBs and Hotels in North America for exemplary service and achievements in the hospitality industry
Business Diversity Recognized as Cincinnati USA CVB Unveils New 2013 Spirit of Cincinnati USA Award
2013-11-22 :: Horace Sudduth Progressive Business Award honors businesses demonstrating exemplary dedication to incorporating diversity into their business model
National Square Dance Convention Returns to Cincinnati USA in 2017
2013-10-28 :: Region to welcome dancers from around the world to celebrate a colorful, toe-tapping annual convention
The 'New' Windy City: Toastmasters International 2013 Annual Convention Comes to Cincinnati USA August 21-24
2013-08-26 :: Public speaking organization brings World Championship of Public Speaking, renowned voice coach Roger Love to region
The Cuffs are Off: Fraternal Order of Police Brings 2013 National Conference to Cincinnati USA August 12-16
2013-08-09 :: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to address more than 4,000 attendees at Opening Ceremonies
Downtown Cincinnati Restaurant Week Makes a Tasty Return August 5-11
2013-08-02 :: Downtown restaurants join in culinary celebration, offering affordable prices and unique menu options Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau first-time sponsor
King Me! National Freestyle Checkers Tournament Comes to Cincinnati USA
2013-07-29 :: More than 40 players from around the world will compete for 2013 title
Queen City Cultural Celebration: Cincinnati USA to Host Diverse Mix of Arts and Music Events July 25-28
Cincinnati USA Says "Yes" to D.A.R.E. International Training Conference July 16-18
2013-07-16 :: Region welcomes police officers dedicated to improving the lives of youth, reducing drug abuse and violence around the world
Perfect Harmony: Cincinnati USA Ready to Host Optimist International Annual Convention July 3-7
2013-07-08 :: Region on the rise welcomes organization dedicated to providing hope and positive vision to bring out the best in kids
Cincinnati USA Welcomes Return of International Quilt Festival
2013-04-13 :: Region prepares to host convention for third consecutive year with estimated attendee spending surpassing $2M
Actress/Advocate Ashley Judd Headlines American Counseling Association Conference in Cincinnati
2013-03-20 :: ACA is the fifth-largest convention of 2013; will bring an estimated $1.7 million to the region