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2019-05-08 :: CORPORATE & INCENTIVE MAGAZINE - Julie Calvert loves her job. “I’m a Cincinnati native. I was born loving Cincinnati and have such pride in my hometown.” While Cincinnati was once under the radar, that’s no longer the case. “There’s a sense of reinvigorated pride that’s spreading beyond our region. I’m proud to be part of this Cincinnati ‘moment in time’ where we’re realizing the true impact that tourism, meetings and conventions are having on our destination. We are so honored to play our part.”
2019-05-06 :: CAMELS & CHOCOLATE - Cincinnati is one place that’s been popping up on our radar consistently over the past decade: through its street art revolution, through its beer scene, through its place in innovation, boasting the headquarters of such global enterprises as Procter & Gamble. And despite it only being a five-hour drive from Nashville, I’d never visited Cincinnati—until last month. And what I found was more or less what I expected: a city mindful of its approach to urban growth and one bursting at the seams with talent in every possible arena.
2019-05-06 :: THE NEWS-HERALD - Cincinnati’s hip Over-the-Rhine neighborhood has become a hotbed of foodie and creative fun just five easy blocks from downtown’s Fountain Square. Breweries, galleries, a chocolate-maker, winery, bakeries, bookshops, ethnic markets and the historic 1852 Findlay Market draw visitors, as well as locals. More >
2019-05-03 :: CORPORATE EVENT NEWS - Cincinnati USA has become known in the DMO world for making strides in diversity markets over the last few years, notably with the appointment of Jason Dunn as vice president, multicultural sales and community development. This spring, he was promoted to group vice president of diversity sales and inclusion — and is stepping into a role that’s quite novel in the industry. Corporate Event News sat down with Dunn to learn more about what changes he’s striving to make, and where the industry stands as a whole on diversity and inclusion efforts. More >
2019-05-01 :: LEAD CINCINNATI - In December, 15 Dater High School juniors and seniors were the first to graduate from the Dan Lincoln Institute for Hospitality Leadership (IHL) internship program as part of a community-wide push to develop a more highly-skilled and diverse workforce for the region’s growing hospitality industry. It’s an industry that currently employs more than 80,000 people and generates more than $5 billion in visitor spending annually.
2019-04-30 :: THRILLIST - It might surprise you to learn that everything you need for a memorable, culture-packed getaway is smack dab in the heart of the Midwest. Sure, there’s plenty of glamour and good eats to be had in a city like New York City or San Francisco, but they’re also more crowded and a helluva a lot more expensive. In cities like Toledo, Minneapolis, and Madison, you’ll find charm in spades alongside hipper offerings like emerging art scenes, cool craft brewers and increasingly renowned restaurants.
2019-04-30 :: LEISURE GROUP TRAVEL - Fresh from a trip to Cincinnati, I just had a chance to get reacquainted with this Ohio River city and found myself overwhelmed with all the things a group itinerary could include. There weren’t enough hours in the day to sample even a fraction of the attractions, tours, good eats and other experiences that await visitors. But I tried. It’s hard to narrow down, but here are my Eight Great. More >
2019-04-30 :: CINCY MAGAZINE - With a convention center, hotel and event arena woefully in need of updates, new CVB CEO Julie Calvert is tasked with bringing conventions back to Cincinnati.
2019-04-29 :: US NEWS & WORLD REPORT - Whether you're looking for a big city or a quiet retreat, America's heartland offers something for everyone. With its wide stretches of picturesque landscapes, from the Great Plains of North Dakota to the rivers and valleys of Ohio, the Midwest features an American charm all its own. This area of the country is filled with quaint towns, national parks and historic sites. Additionally, many Middle America locales appeal to foodies by offering unique dishes and beverages. Discover the natural beauty of the countryside and the cultural offerings of action-packed cities with these top Midwest getaways. More >
2019-04-29 :: THERE GOES CONNIE - After two trips to Cincinnati in the past couple of years, I must say that I have become a huge fan of the city. Its vibrancy, architecture, fine arts, history, food (specifically its version of chili), and, of course, its passion for their Cincinnati Reds baseball are all contagious.