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A Message to Our Community:

Supporting Cincinnati's Call to Change

The tragic and violent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and others across the country, have left us with deep sympathy for their families, and feeling angry, sad and desperate for a positive path forward.

For many members of our community, what happened to Mr. Floyd and others feels like it could happen to them, too.  We recognize this and know that individually, as an organization, and as a community, we need to do more.  

We must listen to each other, embrace difficult conversations and speak up. Most importantly, we must take action and commit to more effectively addressing the painful and complex questions about racism that have simmered far too long.  

The Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau is committed to being part of the solution and to support the healing process. Our core values -- including inclusion, transparency and collaboration --  guide us in continuing to think of new ways to support diversity, inclusion and civility in our own organization.  These values are cornerstones in our collective efforts to invest in programs, tools and economic development initiatives that embrace and benefit our entire community.

Our Cincinnati region community has proven its ability to create positive change by coming together in the most difficult times. 

That time is now.

The Cincinnati Region Pulls-Up for Travel

The Black Travel Alliance launched a scorecard to evaluate how travel brands and organizations represent the black community in their employment, marketing campaigns, philanthropy and other areas. The Cincinnati Region responded in partnership with The Cincinnati Experience and the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network. View our full response here.

Ways to Engage

Support Black-owned Businesses: Our partners at Yelp are continuously updating this resource

Support Black Led Organizations. Buy a membership or sponsorship with:
Donate to The Minority Business Emergency Assistance Fund   This emergency assistance fund represents a partnership of several Cincinnati minority business support groups who want to work together and save our vibrant Black and minority business community during the pandemic and engage with our Community.