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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.   More >

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.  More >

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.  More >

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.  More >

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.    More >

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.  More >

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.  More >

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.  More >

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.  More >

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.   More >

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.   More >

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.   More >

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.   More >

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.  More >

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.  More >

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.   More >

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.  More >

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.  More >

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.  More >

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.  More >


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