The CVB 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?
Marketing & Communications Opportunities
Destination Planning Guide & Official Visitors Guide
You receive a free listing in the award-winning Cincinnati USA Destination Planning Guide (DPG) developed by the Cincinnati USA CVB. There are also advertising opportunities available in the DPG and the Official Visitors Guide (OVG), produced by the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network.
The CVB's website, CincyUSA.com, provides travelers and meeting planners 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 website (i.e. homepage, link page, or community page.)
Listing on CincyUSA.com
Members receive a complimentary listing on our high-profile web site. Your listing includes a 100-word description, up to fifteen images, a video, links to your social media platforms, and news articles that feature your business. Plus, you receive a free link to your website and the ability to publish your events, which offers exposure to more than 600,000 visitors per year. Leisure members also receive a listing on CincinnatiUSA.com (the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network’s website) along with easy accessibility to RTN packaging opportunities.
This monthly newsletter highlights CVB news, a bi-monthly convention calendar, top initiatives, and tips for becoming more involved with your membership. Stay up-to-date on event RSVP information, advertising deadlines and other marketing opportunities with this member communication tool.
Convention Coupon Program on CincyUSA.com
CVB members receive complimentary coupons with the online coupon program published on convention web pages and distributed exclusively to convention delegates. These coupons can be uploaded through the Member Extranet.
Amplify Your Story – Media Relations Support
Through one-on-one relationships with local, regional and national media, the CVB and our partners promote Cincinnati USA as a destination of choice for leisure and convention travelers. Be a part of that story by providing the CVB with information on new openings, milestone anniversaries or unique story ideas related to your business. Stories that feature your business will be linked in your business profile.
Social Media Engagement
As a CVB, we’re engaging daily with members, media, meeting planners and travelers on social media. Members can take part in that conversation and stay up-to-date on industry news, connect with visitors, and further their business’ social media reach by sharing good news about Cincinnati USA.
Guest Blogging Opportunities
The Cincinnati USA CVB's MTG PLNR blog is full of helpful tips, trends and ideas for professional meeting and event planners. If you have a good story to share, consider submitting a guest blog.
Collateral Distribution Opportunities
Display and distribute your brochures, flyers and restaurant menus at the Visitor Center on Fountain Square and the information booth at the Duke Energy Convention Center.
Convention Sales & Services Opportunities
Confidential Convention Calendar
This confidential calendar outlines each and every event that has been booked in Cincinnati USA all the way through the year 2022, including all of the meeting planner’s contact information.
Hotel Leads & Referrals
Hotels receive leads on bookings and referral services from Convention Services (convention profiles and convention alerts). Plus, you have access to one-on-one meetings with a CVB team member.
Partnership Opportunities through FAMs & Site Visits
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.
Prior to large conventions, CVB members receive Convention Alerts via email. Alerts include background on convention groups, social media handles and hashtags, special event calendars, meal schedules and other important information to help members plan staffing levels and promotions.
General Membership Opportunities
The Member Extranet web portal within CincyUSA.com includes exciting and convenient tools to help you make the most of your membership, including access to the confidential convention calendar and the ability to update your contact information.
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.
The Cincinnati USA CVB holds quarterly member mixers that allow you to mingle with fellow CVB members at a member restaurant, attraction or other venue. Join us and help increase your business in the meetings and conventions industry.
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.
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.