Darke County selected to host state tourism conference


GREENVILLE — Darke County has been selected to host the 2017 Annual Educational Conference for the Ohio Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus, to take place September 20 and 21. Roughly 50 travel and tourism professionals will make the trip to Darke County for the conference.

OACVB is a statewide organization serving CVBs throughout Ohio, helping them to maximize the economic impact of tourism via effective communication, cooperative marketing, industry education, legislative awareness, issue management, trend identification, and professional development.

“The OACVB Annual Educational Conference is one of the largest gatherings of tourism professionals in our state, and we’re thrilled to host them here in Darke County,” said Matthew Staugler, executive director of the Darke County Visitors Bureau. “Tourism is a major boost to Darke County’s economy, and we’re excited to show others around the state what makes Darke County so special.”

The two-day conference will feature an entertainment portion the night of the 20th, followed by the educational conference and strategic planning session the next day. Attendees will work to craft strategies to continue to build a prosperous Ohio tourism industry.

For more information on the Darke County Visitors Bureau or the OACVB Annual Educational Conference, please contact the Visitors Bureau at 937-548-5158.

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