Editor’s Note: The News Journal is presenting daily stories on local entities that play vital roles in economic development during National Economic Development Week. Today’s story, which concludes the series, is from the Clinton County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Clinton County Convention and Visitors Bureau plays a big part in the economic growth in Clinton County. We have many amenities and pertinent information regarding all facets of local attractions. We distribute our Visitor Guide all over Ohio and beyond to promote our county.
The employees of the CCCVB attend expos, seminars, and events to promote Clinton County.
The CCCVB also strategically invests funds into community-based organizations and events to promote our county. These efforts are to draw new and repeat visitors to our area to create short-term and long-term internal and external revenue to our organizations, businesses, hotels, restaurants, recreational, shopping, etc.
We continue to build upon the successes of 2018 and are organizing and promoting top-notch nationally and regionally known entertainment to enhance events that will draw larger crowds from further distances.
For 2019, the CCCVB funding assistance includes but is not limited to the following organizations:
May 25, 26 — Nowhere Else Festival- This is a world-class music and arts festival that takes place every Memorial Day weekend in Clinton County. The festival has hosted Grammy Award winning music groups, award winning authors, painters and photographers.
June 7, 8, 9 — Entertainment at the 25th Annual Banana Split Festival.
July 27 — Entertainment for “Rock the Block” at the Murphy Theatre.
Aug. 17 — Entertainment for Jeep Jam at the Clinton County Fairgrounds.
Wilmington College Summer Community Theater Hugh G. Heiland Theatre at Wilmington College is the setting for another year of amazing community theatre, with performances on July 18, 19, 20 and 21.
Main Street Wilmington Wine Walk, Art & Soul Festival, Craft Beer Rally & Chili Cook-Off, and HoliDazzle.
Spring Nationals — Annual tractor pull that brings approximately 4,000 people. Many are from out of state who come to compete in this event.
Parks and Recreation — New playground.
July 3 and 4 — Red, White and Blanchester Blue, Fireworks and Entertainment
City Event Stage — Refurbish with new paint and rebranding. This stage is used for most outdoor events, especially those that draw visitors such as Jeep Jam, Rock the Block, Corn Festival, Banana Split Festival, Relay for Life, HoliDazzle, and Cardboard City just to name a few. This stage provides a professional location for entertainers in Clinton County.
On a daily basis, employees of the Clinton County Convention and Visitors Bureau provides information and assistance to visitors personally in our office as well as potential visitors via phone call and email inquiries to enhance their local experiences.
The Bureau has substantially increased their Social Media presence with over 2,600 followers. Local events and businesses are promoted through regular photos and posts, inspiring the followers of Clinton County, Ohio.