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Duke Energy Convention Center
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A DRAMATIC REBIRTH HAS TRANSFORMED CINCINNATI USA’S DOWNTOWN CORE, AND THE CITY IS MORE DESIRABLE THAN EVER.
he ongoing renaissance in downtown Cincinnati USA has been widely reported, receiving dozens of national accolades over nearly 15 years. What is perhaps less understood is the breadth and cultural diversity of that downtown rebirth. It creatively mixes the charms of a historic city legacy with the feel of a trendy and progressive urban core that is vibrant, entrepreneur-friendly and delightfully playful. What has added up to $1.4 billion in downtown redevelopment and infrastructure investments began in 2003 with new stadiums for the Bengals and Reds, lining the river at the city’s “front door,” along with the refurbishing of the Duke Energy Convention Center and the redesign of Fountain Square. The impetus continued in 2010 with the development of two entertainment districts: The Banks, a mixed-use development along the riverfront, and the makeover of historic Over-the-Rhine, on downtown’s northern edge, as a destination for microbreweries,
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bars, boutique shops and cuttingedge eateries (while preserving the neighborhood’s essential character as a cultural, historic and architectural treasure). The exciting growth has also included an explosion in hotel rooms, redesigned urban parks, affordable housing and condos, and now a new streetcar loop running from historic Over-theRhine to the revamped riverfront that connects these cultural and development dots. 800.543.2613 and CincyUSA.com
YOU CAN WALK IT ALL The central downtown is compact, making for one of the most accessible and friendly walks in any Midwestern city. In a 10-minute stroll from the Duke Energy Convention Center and center city, you will ﬁnd a diversity of entertainment, cultural and meeting choices rarely found in similar cities. That includes more than 3,200 hotel rooms in a three-block walk from the conven-
tion center, along with more than 80 eateries and 200 shops. Heading north from the central downtown leads to Gateway Quarter in Over-the-Rhine, one of the region’s historically rich neighborhoods, now loaded with intriguing shops, restaurants and microbreweries. Heading south, one can soak up The Banks, the riverfront development, along with Smale Riverfront Park, which features bike 2017 Destination Planning Guide | 5
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rentals, jogging paths, lawn and tree groves for picnics, and a carousel with characters that reference the city’s history. Walking east you will ﬁnd the world of gaming at Jack Cincinnati Casino.
NORTH AND UPTOWN Those looking to hold a gathering more accessible to the suburbs of Cincinnati USA North will ﬁnd the recently remodeled Sharonville Convention Center just a 15-minute drive from downtown. Combining the best of both worlds, it offers the advantages of big-city amenities with the more laid-back convenience and economy of the suburbs. The recently remodeled convention center is a LEED-certiﬁed meeting facility with a ballroom and exhibit hall, six elegantly appointed meeting rooms and the latest AV technology. A new Hyatt Place Hotel, adjacent to the convention center, will open in May 2017.
Cooper Creek Event Center in Blue Ash, overlooking the scenic Blue Ash Golf Course, features a lodge-inspired setting that can accommodate up to 400 people for business meetings, cocktail receptions or dinner parties, with private hospitality suites, full-service cherry wood and granite bar, and stone ﬁreplaces. It is close to ﬁve major hotels and extended-stay venues. Cincinnati USA North locations provide closer access to such attractions as Kings Island, IKEA, outlet and shopping malls, youth sports facilities and the renowned Jungle Jim’s International Market. Uptown encompasses the area around the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the UC Medical Center complex, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Xavier University, the historic Clifton Gaslight district and nearby Corryville, home to Bogart’s, one of
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GUEST ROOMS IN ABUNDANCE Six new hotels have opened since 2011 in the downtown core, bringing the total to nearly 3,500 rooms, and more projects are on the way. Opening in the last few years: a 134-room Residence Inn by Marriott, a 160-room 21c Museum Hotel, a 323-room Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown, and a 105-unit Homewood Suites with the 144-room Hampton Inn & Suites. The 117-room Holiday Inn, close to Jack Cincinnati Casino, opened in late 2016. The Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, The Westin Cincinnati and the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza also went through extensive remodeling over the last few years. Exciting new properties coming in 2017 include the 106-room Lytle Park Hotel by Marriott Autograph Collection and the 170-room AC Hotel by Marriott at The Banks along the central riverfront. Q 800.543.2613 and CincyUSA.com
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Smale Riverfront Park
the longest running rock halls in the Midwest. The Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center, within walking distance to the hospital complex and the university, boasts an amphitheater, boardrooms and a 5,300-square-foot ballroom. The University of Cincinnati and Xavier University offer a wide variety of on-campus meeting and event spaces, including unique areas such as UC’s West Pavilion at Nippert Stadium and XU’s Cintas Center with 15,000 square feet of event space. Two new hotels, Hampton Inn & Suites and Fairﬁeld Inn & Suites, have opened uptown, offering even more options. The Cincinnati Zoo also offers catering services and non-traditional settings amid the ﬂora and fauna for meetings, events and receptions.
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PROFESSIONAL Great American Ball Park
$28.5 million, 42,060-seat ballpark that is home to the Reds, professional baseball’s oldest team.
Lindner Family Tennis Center
10 turf tennis courts (4 lighted), 10,500-seat center court and 5,000-seat grandstand court.
Paul Brown Stadium
65,000 seats, 114 private suites, 7,700 premium club suites and lounges. Home of the Bengals.
U.S. Bank Arena
15,502 seats, state-of-the-art sound system. Home of the Cincinnati Cyclones hockey team.
COLLEGIATE Mount St. Joseph University
2,000-seat Harrington Center is a multi-use facility for wrestling, basketball and volleyball. Campus also offers tennis courts, track, and softball and baseball ﬁelds.
University of Cincinnati
Fifth Third Bank Arena has 14,000 seats and 16 private executive suites. Home to the Bearcats.
Cintas Center has 10,250 seats, 22 suites, VIP Club, banquet room and 5 conference rooms.
ADDITIONAL COMPLEXES Blue Ash Sports Center
37-acre, award-winning facility with 11 baseball and 2 soccer ﬁelds and ample parking.
Miami Whitewater Forest Soccer Complex
16 game and practice ﬁelds available for rental for soccer, football, lacrosse, ultimate frisbee and more.
Game On! Sports Complex
Turf soccer ﬁeld, 4 NCAA volleyball courts, basketball court, turf training space, gym and baseball training.
Princeton High School
Arena with seating for 3,000 people (up to 5,000 for non-sporting events), 2 gymnasiums and multiple sporting ﬁelds/facilities.
Roselawn Sports Complex
Baseball facility for Urban Youth Academy. 33,000 square feet, with batting cages and 4 ﬁelds.
225,000 square feet, with 6 basketball courts, 3 hockey rinks and electronic scoreboards.
Interested in using any of these sports venues? Contact the CVB at 800.543.2613 to speak with one of our sales representatives. 800.543.2613 and CincyUSA.com
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available for travelers desiring a self-guided, virtual tour while riding the Connector. You can also explore on two wheels. With Red Bike, a bike-sharing program, you can purchase a 24-hour pass at one of numerous Red Bike stations or online, then choose a bike and go. Metro buses will take you throughout the Greater Cincinnati region, with the best starting point at Metro’s transit hub at Government Square, on Fifth Street near Fountain Square. The space features an information booth with trip planning, real-time information screens and large, attractive shelters. For convenient access to Northern Kentucky, check out the Southbank Shuttle, operated by the Transit Authority of Northern
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1 Millennium Hotel Cincinnati 2 Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza 3 Hyatt Regency Cincinnati 4 The Westin Hotel Cincinnati 5 Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown 6 21c Museum Hotel 7 SpringHill Suites 8 Residence Inn Cincinnati Downtown 9 Cincinnatian Hotel 10 Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown 11 Homewood Suites 12 Hampton Inn & Suites COMING IN 2017: 13 AC Hotel by Marriott 14 Marriott Autograph
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Kentucky (TANK). With several stops in the Cincinnati central business district, the Southbank Shuttle serves the business districts in Covington and Newport. Q 800.543.2613 and CincyUSA.com
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reputation for being one of the most compact, walkable cities in the nation. But if you need some wheels under your feet, there are some exciting transportation options—starting with the sleek new streetcar. Known as the Cincinnati Bell Connector, the streetcar started service in 2016 and has been an instant hit for travelers and locals alike. The electric tram system operates on a 3.6-mile loop connecting northern and southernmost points in the city’s urban core, running up to 18 hours a day, 365 days a year on a loop from Second Street at The Banks on the riverfront to Findlay Market in Over-the-Rhine. Popular destinations along the route are the numerous Gateway Quarter shops, bars and restaurants, breweries, Fountain Square, the Contemporary Arts Center, the Aronoff Center, the Public Library, Jack Cincinnati Casino, Music Hall and Washington Park. Groups can charter a streetcar for a party complete with music, refreshments and food. Also, some tour companies are using the streetcar as part of an architectural tour package of downtown, and smartphone apps are
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he Duke Energy Convention Center contains more than 750,000 square feet of exhibit, meeting and multi-purpose space, including one of the largest, most spectacular ballrooms in the region. Here are some of the reasons your event at the Duke Energy Convention Center will be a success.
THE CENTER AT THE CENTER OF IT ALL The Duke Energy Convention Center is conveniently located in the heart of downtown, adjacent to 3,500 hotel rooms and 5,000
nearby parking spaces, and just steps from stadiums, entertainment districts and nationally acclaimed museums. The Center is easily accessible to major interstates I-71, I-75 and I-74, and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is only 15 minutes away, making it easy for attendees to get to their meetings and to explore everything the city has to offer.
THE GRAND BALLROOM The Grand Ballroom is an impressive 40,000 square feet. The state-of-the-art full-service
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kitchen on the same level is capable of serving 5,000 meals to attendees. For smaller events, there is the 17,500-square-foot Junior Ballroom, divisible into four separate quarters. Both ballrooms have generous pre-function space with breathtaking views of the Cincinnati skyline and the hills of the Ohio River Valley.
GOURMET CUISINE Spectra Food Services and Hospitality division is the Duke Energy Convention Centerâ€™s exclusive food and beverage provider. Under the direction of Executive 800.543.2613 and CincyUSA.com
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EXHIBIT SPACE AT THE DUKE ENERGY CONVENTION CENTER AND A GRAND BALLROOM OF 40,000 SQUARE FEET, ONE OF THE LARGEST IN THE MIDWEST.
LEVEL 1 - EXHIBIT HALLS Loading Dock
Level 1 LEVEL 2 - MEETING ROOMS 209
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CONNECT The Duke Energy Convention Center’s technology upgrades now provide best-in-class access to more Wi-Fi bandwidth for more users. And, complimentary Wi-Fi is provided in all public spaces. The state-of-the-art digital signage system includes a 55-square-foot video wall and 13 LED screens throughout the public space that provide an opportunity for customized event content and messaging to your attendees. Each of the 30 deluxe meeting rooms has full telecommunications connectivity with individually controlled sound and lighting that welcome creative event plans. 800.543.2613 and CincyUSA.com
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Chef Purvill Chaney, Spectra is known for creating any theme or style of cuisine, using locally sourced fresh produce and meats. Taking a collaborative approach to food and beverage creates an opportunity for unique customized menus to meet all needs and tastes. In addition, Spectra offers creative concessions utilizing local favorites, providing a “Taste of Cincinnati.”
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For interactive and detailed floor plans, visit
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SHARONVILLE CONVENTION CENTER 60% // AMOUNT OF THE
U.S. POPULATION WITHIN 500 MILES OF CINCINNATI USA.
THE EXPANSION The Sharonville Convention Center has undergone a recent expansion, more than doubling to 65,000 square feet of meeting space. The multilevel center features 19 meeting rooms, including the 14,000-squarefoot Northern Lights Ballroom, which seats 1,000 guests for banquets, and a 20,000-squarefoot Exhibit Hall.
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FLEXIBLE MEETING SPACE AND QUALITY AMENITIES The Convention Center features a total of 19 rooms, making it the perfect setting for large conferences and conventions. It offers versatile spaces, including meeting rooms that can hold groups from 50 to 700 and an Exhibit Hall that is divisible by two. On-site catering is 800.543.2613 and CincyUSA.com
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ocated just 15 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, the Sharonville Convention Center has become the premier meeting and event venue in Cincinnati USA North. This brand new contemporary facility is thrilling visitors with its expansive atrium, column-free exhibit hall and elegant banquet rooms. Here are some of the reasons your event at Sharonville Convention Center will be a success.
provided by the award-winning Spectra Food Services, and attendees experience excellent customer service.
STATE-OF-THE-ART AND LEED-CERTIFIED The Convention Center recently received a LEED Silver designation from the U.S. Green Building Council. It is equipped with the latest technologies, including electronic signage, message boards, complimentary site-wide Wi-Fi and an innovative projection wall at the entrance to welcome your guests.
CONVENIENT NORTHERN LOCATION The Convention Center features a contemporary and relaxed suburban location at I-75 and I-275. Twenty-one nationally recognized hotels are in close proximity, and some of the regionâ€™s biggest attractions, from Kings Island to IKEA, are within minutes. Attendees also enjoy free parking; the Center has 1,100 spaces. Construction is underway on a $14 million, 125room Hyatt Place hotel that will be attached to the Center and is scheduled to open in May 2017. 800.543.2613 and CincyUSA.com
11355 Chester Rd. | Sharonville, OH 45246 sharonvilleconventioncenter.com
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FROM COOL NEW SPACES TO HISTORIC GEMS, CINCINNATI USA’S FINEST FACILITIES FEATURE AMENITIES FOR EVENTS OF ALL SIZES. Memorial Hall
Built in 1908, Memorial Hall is one of Cincinnati USA’s oldest venues. The historic building provides an elegant backdrop for any event with Tiffany chandeliers, plaster bas-relief scrollwork, an extravagant marble staircase, a sky-ceiling mural and dramatic artwork throughout. The venue is adjacent to Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine, a revitalized
neighborhood booming with restaurants, shops, bars and breweries. Memorial Hall recently underwent an $11 million renovation to preserve its Beaux-arts architecture and enhance the acoustics of the 600-seat theater. From conferences to dining receptions, Memorial Hall can host an event in one of its three rooms, including the beautiful Parkview Room with oversized, arched windows overlooking Washington Park.
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UPTOWN: XAVIER UNIVERSITY CINTAS CENTER Xavier University’s premier facility, which is home to XU’s men’s and women’s basketball teams, contains ﬁve spacious conference rooms, an executive boardroom and a 12,000-square-foot banquet room. The center also features a media room and production studio with state-of-the-art audiovisual gear and a loading 800.543.2613 and CincyUSA.com
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DOWNTOWN: MEMORIAL HALL
AMAZING SPACES 2017 University of Cincinnati Tangeman University Center
Viking Village at Princeton High School
Xavier University Cintas Center
ful campus. The four-story building features amenities including the UC bookstore and several eateries. The fourth level has 19 general meeting rooms, an auditorium and the Great Hall, which is designed for banquets and lectures. Rooms can be arranged for lectures, conferences or networking-style events and set up with projectors and other audiovisual equipment to enhance the meeting experience. Other venues around campus include Fifth Third Bank Arena, the Campus Recreation Center and the brand new West Pavilion at Nippert Stadium, a ﬁve-story multipurpose facility overlooking the Bearcats football ﬁeld.
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dock for events that require a large amount of equipment. The arena’s main banquet room is one of the largest in Cincinnati. The space can host up to 770 people, or it can be divided for smaller groups. It features mahogany archways and a view of the basketball arena. For a more exclusive and intimate space, the executive boardroom can host up to 18 guests. For large groups, the arena can accommodate up to 10,250 people in a theater 800.543.2613 and CincyUSA.com
setting. Other rooms within the center include The Joseph Club, ideal for cocktail parties; the main concourse for large receptions; and the Auxiliary Gym, which can be used for breakout sessions.
UPTOWN: UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI TANGEMAN UNIVERSITY CENTER Tangeman University Center is located in the heart of UC’s beauti-
Just steps from the Sharonville Convention Center and near several hotels, this $120 million LEED-certiﬁed athletic and theater complex can house events of any size. The facility features a 2,700-seat gymnasium, a 1,000seat auditorium and a 300-seat natatorium. The complex is ideal for sporting events, meetings, presentations, educational and training programs, theater productions and team-building activities. The campus also has multiple meeting rooms for breakout activities and small groups. The Village has plenty of outdoor space, including a 400-meter track and baseball, soccer and football ﬁelds for outdoor sporting events. 2017 Destination Planning Guide | 15
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Our unique event venues range from historic to happening. Make your off-site meeting memorable in Cincinnati USA.
1330 Monmouth Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45225 513-541-6366 | americansignmuseum.org Come take a walk down memory lane and experience the only public sign museum in America. A most unusual and colorful venue for receptions. Great for all kinds of events and fun for all ages. Banquet 50–300; Theater 150; Meeting 150
Anderson Pavilion 8 E. Mehring Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-978-1821 | andersonpavilion.com A facility at street level underneath Carol Ann’s Carousel that can accommodate 350 guests. Offers spectacular views; contemporary, elegant decor and ambience; state-of-the-art technology; and an award-winning in-house culinary group. Banquet 350; Reception 350
Aronoff Center for the Arts 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-977-4122 | cincinnatiarts.org In the heart of downtown’s entertainment district, the Aronoff Center has two traditional theaters; the black box Fifth Third Bank Theater; and three separate reception/meeting rooms, as well as beautiful lobby spaces. Capacities range from 25 to 2,619.
Backstage Event Center 625 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-550-1869 | backstagecincinnati.com Open urban space that recently expanded
featuring hardwood floors, walk-up bar, balcony, restrooms and DJ alcove. Accommodates up to 300 people with reception-style seating. Enjoy a drink at the Horse & Barrel Bar or Nicholson’s before heading upstairs to your private event. Banquet 300; Reception 300
BB Riverboats 101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071 859-261-8500 | bbriverboats.com Oldest and largest riverboat company featuring lunch, dinner, sightseeing and private charter cruises. Group rates 15 or more. Full bar available. Banquet 1,000
Belterra Park Gaming 6301 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230 513-232-8000 | belterrapark.com Belterra Park Gaming is an entertainment center in a beautiful setting along the Ohio River featuring the latest and most exciting gaming; six restaurants; and live Thoroughbred racing. Belterra Park is focused on creating amazing events made to fit any size and budget. Whether you have a party of 10 or 200, the professional team will make your event special and memorable. Banquet 240–500; Theater 300; Meeting 200
Blue Ocean Facilities 10250 Alliance Rd., Ste. 226, Cincinnati, OH 45242 513-842-6323 | blueoceanfacilities.com Unique, creative off-site meeting space. Oceanthemed venue that is perfect for corporate functions (5–100 guests). All-inclusive pricing
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includes on-site meeting room coordinators, AV, beverages, snacks, free parking and Internet.
Cincinnati Art Museum 953 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-721-2787 | cincinnatiartmuseum.org Located in beautiful Eden Park, the Art Museum provides a classic and elegant setting for your next social gathering or corporate meeting. Rental spaces include the Great Hall, Fath Auditorium and the newly renovated Mary R. Schiff Library that overlooks Cincinnati. Banquet 180; Theater 325; Meeting 325
Cincinnati Masonic Center/ Scottish Rite 317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-421-3579 | cincinnnatimasoniccenter.com An architectural gem in downtown Cincinnati that boasts a chapel, a ballroom, two auditoriums and several dining/meeting spaces. Banquet 800; Theater 809; Meeting 1,200
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203 513-621-3326 | cincymuseum.org/special-events The Museum Center offers beautiful Art Deco–style dining rooms, a magnificent Grand Rotunda, unique exhibit areas and well-equipped auditoriums. Convenient and plentiful parking, as well as full-service AV department on site. Currently 800.543.2613 and CincyUSA.com
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American Sign Museum
AMAZING SPACES 2017 undergoing a $200 million restoration. Banquet 1,200; Theater 1,200; Meeting 250
Cincinnati Observatory 3489 Observatory Place, Cincinnati, OH 45208 513-321-5186 | cincinnatiobservatory.org
In-house catering available. Onsite parking at no additional cost. Banquet or meeting 150–1,000
The Grove of Springﬁeld Township
Contemporary Arts Center
Perfect place for your wedding reception, reunion, prom, corporate event and more! Owned and operated by Springfield Township. Rental income generated benefits the Township Senior & Community Arts Center. Banquet 300; Theater 300; Meeting 300
44 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-345-8400 | contemporaryartscenter.org
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
With an ever-changing array of world-class contemporary art exhibitions, the CAC offers an internationally celebrated space, designed by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid, capable of accommodating functions from black-tie to tie-dye and everything in between. Five different areas to accommodate various event sizes. Banquet 750; Theater 140; Meeting 100
962 Mount Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-421-3888 | cincyplay.com
Cooper Creek Event Center at Blue Ash Golf Course
The region’s most exciting learning opportunities for families, scouts, students and teachers. Historical tours and more. Two National Historic Landmark buildings, both with working telescopes, complement the green space. Banquet 55; Reception 70
The winner of Tony Awards in 2004 and 2007, Cincinnati Playhouse is a professional, regional theatre offering comedies, dramas, world premieres and musicals. Banquet 225; Reception 626; Theater 626
4040 Cooper Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45241 513-745-8596 | coopercreekblueash.com Inviting, upscale destination overlooking the scenic Blue Ash Golf Course. Specializing in social and corporate events. Banquet 350; Theater 500; Meeting 250
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum
Dave & Busters, Inc.
100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-765-7923 | redsmuseum.org
11775 Commons Dr., Springdale, OH 45246 513-671-5501 | daveandbusters.com
An interactive family entertainment venue showcasing the world’s largest collection of Cincinnati Reds memorabilia. Can partner with Great American Ball Park for larger events. Tours of GABP are available year-round. Banquet varies; Theater 90; Meeting 100
Dave & Busters works to deliver an unparalleled guest experience through the best combination of food, drinks and game play in an ideal environment for celebrating all-out fun. Banquet 200
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45220 513-487-3481 | cincinnatizoo.org The Zoo offers five Zoo-nique indoor meeting/ banquet rooms. Its largest indoor space can accommodate up to 350 people for a dinner. In addition to indoor facilities, the Zoo offers multiple outdoor venues at animal exhibits and the new event space Twiga, an authentic outdoor African campsite overlooking the giraffe exhibit. It also has four covered picnic pavilions which can accommodate more than 2,500 people. Banquet 350; Reception 2,500; Theater 300
Cintas Center at Xavier University 1624 Herald Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45207 513-745-3449 | cintascenter.com Facility containing five spacious conference rooms, one executive boardroom, a 12,000-square-foot banquet room and an arena seating 10,000 on the campus of Xavier University. Banquet 770; Theater 10,250; Meeting 450
Coney Island 6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230 513-232-8230 | coneyislandpark.com Sunlite Pool, classic rides and special events. Offering two banquet facilities that provide unique and memorable settings for any special event. 800.543.2613 and CincyUSA.com
Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati
9150 Winton Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45231 513-522-1154 | groveeventcenter.org
Heritage Village Museum 11450 Lebanon Rd., Sharonville, OH 45241 513-563-9484 | heritagevillagecincinnati.org Through entertaining, educational, nostalgic tours led by period-clothed interpreters, guests experience 19th-century life. Unique meeting space in the scenic historic environment is also available. Banquet 35; Theater 50; Meeting 35
Howl at The Moon and Splitsville Luxury Lanes 145 Second St. E., Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-421-2695 | howlsplitsville.com/ cincinnati-oh Splitsville is a rare combination of upscale and nostalgic. With eight luxury lanes and ample indoor and outdoor seating, Splitsville is an energetic yet comfortable atmosphere that can handle parties from 8 to 800. Howl at the Moon provides a high-energy live entertainment experience Wednesday through Saturday.
Jack Cincinnati Casino
315 W. Court St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-621-5553 | cincyﬁremuseum.com
1000 Broadway St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-250-3259 | jackentertainment.com/cincinnati/meetings
One of Cincinnati’s most unique meeting spaces. Located in a historic firehouse dedicated to 200 years of firefighting history. Space rental includes access for your attendees to the museum and private group tour if desired. Banquet 60; Meeting 100
Jack Casino provides first-rate event facilities, with services and amenities for groups up to 1,900 attendees indoors and 4,000 outdoors. It offers 33,000 square feet of flexible space indoors and one acre outdoors. Banquet 1,200; Theater 1,946; Meeting 1,188
Full Throttle Indoor Karting
11725 Commons Dr., Springdale, OH 45246 513-341-5278 | gofullthrottle.com
7815 Kenwood Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45236 513-984-4488 | kenwoodtheatre.com
Year-round high-speed indoor Go Kart racing facility that recently expanded. Professionally designed racetrack offering a fun, safe and competitive racing experience. Banquet 200; Meeting 150
The locally owned Kenwood Theatre, across from Kenwood Towne Centre, provides mainstream films, unique concession fare and a selection of fine wine and craft beer. Other unique theater spaces include the historic Mariemont Theatre and The Esquire Theatre, featuring foreign and independent films.
Great American Ball Park 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-765-7237 | reds.com Host your private event at Great American Ball Park, and make it a special experience to remember. Unique seating and dining areas can accommodate groups anywhere from 10 to 10,000, all with spectacular views of the Ohio River, the Northern Kentucky landscape and the Ball Park. Available 12 months a year. Banquet 4,000; Reception 8,000; Theater 800
Krohn Conservatory 1501 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-221-2610 | premierparkevents.com Host your next special event in a unique space at one of the country’s largest public greenhouses. Rainforest-under-glass with 5,000 varieties of exotic tropical, desert and orchid plants. Internationally known for annual butterfly and holiday shows. Banquet 150 and up; Reception 600 2017 Destination Planning Guide | 17
2017 AMAZING SPACES Meier’s Wine Cellars Inc. 6955 Plainﬁeld Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45236 513-891-2900 | drinkmeiers.com Founded in 1890, Meier’s is Ohio’s oldest and largest winery. Tasting room and wine store, winemaking supplies and gifts. Banquet 149; Theater 56; Meeting 12
Memorial Hall 1225 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-977-8838 | memorialhallotr.com Located in bustling Over-the-Rhine, just next to Washington Park and Music Hall, Memorial Hall is a treasured, century-old Cincinnati venue reborn, showcasing live performances, comedy, demonstrations, movies, weddings, corporate events and more. Banquet 208; Reception 600; Theater 556
Music Hall 1243 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-744-3242 | cincinnatiarts.org Built in 1878 and a National Historic Landmark, Music Hall retains an old world elegance in its decor, but has been updated to meet contemporary standards in technical equipment and amenities. It is currently undergoing a $129 million renovation. The magnificent Springer Auditorium is home to the city’s Symphony and Opera companies and the Cincinnati Ballet, and the Music Hall Ballroom is one of the largest in Cincinnati. Smaller function
rooms are also available. Ballroom 1,000; Theater 2,588; Corbett Tower 250
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center 50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-333-7536 | freedomcenter.org Spectacular Grand Hall, surrounding guests with Italian stone, winding marble staircase, floor-to-ceiling windows and unmatched views of the Ohio River and city skyline. Surrounded by a series of exhibits that do more than tell a story—they inspire. Full building buyout available for up to 1,500 guests. Banquet 400; Theater 300; Meeting 400
Steps away from the Duke Energy Convention Center and downtown hotels. Premier caterer and banquet facility. 42,000 square feet, seven well-appointed private banquet rooms and free Wi-Fi. Banquet 420; Theater 575; Meeting 400
Pinecroft Mansion at Crosley Estate 2366 Kipling Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45239 513-376-8163 | pinecroftmansion.com
Paul Brown Stadium
Powell Crosley’s historic 1928 Tudor mansion is set on 17 acres. Ideal for off-site meetings for 10–325 guests, with delicious food and a beautiful environment. Banquet 325; Theater 500
2 Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-455-4830 | bengals.com/events
Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County
Fourteen unique and versatile event spaces that can accommodate 50 to 1,500 guests for a variety of corporate, nonprofit and private affairs. Easily accessible from downtown/riverfront hotels, just 20 minutes from the international airport and less than two hours from Columbus, Dayton, Louisville, Lexington and Indianapolis. Wi-Fi and some AV included. Banquet 700; Theater 600; Meeting 250
800 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-369-6900 | cincinnatilibrary.org
100 O’Fallon Dr., P.O. Box 74131, Dayton, KY 41074 859-292-8687 | queencityriverboats.com
812 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-721-8901 | thephx.com
More than 4.5 million books and non-print media; free Wi-Fi and computer usage, cafe and shop, major genealogical research centers; tours available by request. Banquet 100; Reception 100; Meeting 100
Queen City Riverboats & Destiny Yacht
The Center serves as a blank canvas for your business event or wedding. We will work with you to add each ﬂourish, stroke by stroke — bringing to life exactly the atmosphere you envisioned.
what can you envision?
So that the day you planned becomes everything you want it to be.
(513) 824-7274 115 EAST FIFTH ST. CIN CIN N AT I, OH 45202 THECENTERCINCINNATI.COM EVENTS@MCACENTERLLC.COM
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AMAZING SPACES 2017 Celebrate with Queen City Riverboats! Custom cruises for groups of 40 to 355 people, sightseeing, lunch, dinner, appetizer and cocktail cruises, as well as any other type of cruise you desire. Banquet 180; Theater 210; Meeting 100
The Transept 1205 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-841-9999 | thetransept.com One of Cincinnati’s premier event spaces, nestled in the southwest corner of Washington Park. The Transept transforms the historic German gothic church into a world-class venue for weddings, meetings, receptions and social gatherings. Banquet 200; Reception 300; Theater 200; Meeting 200
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University of Cincinnati 2600 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220 513-556-3028 | uc.edu One of the nation’s major research universities, UC is the home of co-op education. Campus hosts 900 music and theater events annually, as well as lectures, exhibits and athletics. Banquet 430; Theater 200
The arena can accommodate anything from a trade show to a sold-out concert. Theater 17,000
Viking Village U.S. Bank Arena 100 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-421-4111 | usbankarena.com
150 Viking Village, Cincinnati, OH 45246 513-864-1103
A multipurpose entertainment area featuring the finest in sporting events, family shows and concerts.
Viking Village is a $140 million campus featuring a state-of-the-art athletic and theater complex with
space to host your next event. Reception 2,700; Theater 1,000
William Howard Taft National Historic Site 2038 Auburn Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219 513-684-3262 | nps.gov/wiho The only National Park Service site in Cincinnati. The birthplace home is a memorial to the nation’s 27th President and 10th Chief Justice.
EVERY EVENT TELLS A STORY.
WE CAN HELP TELL YOURS. CINCINNATI’S PREMIER DMC SINCE 1970.
Event Design • Décor Entertainment Lounge Furniture Transportation & Shuttles Meet & Greets • Tours Guest Programs
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HOTEL BUZZ FROM NEW BUILDS TO MAJOR RENOVATIONS, THE CINCINNATI USA HOTEL PACKAGE IS COMPLETELY TRANSFORMED.
HAMPTON INN One of the newest hotels in the heart of downtown, Hampton Inn is steps from Fountain Square, local shops and eateries, and a 15-minute drive to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). The hotel is also near popular venues like Great American Ball Park, Paul Brown Stadium and the Duke Energy Convention Center. Hampton Inn amenities include free Wi-Fi, a ﬁtness center, LCD TVs and free hot breakfast bar.
HOLIDAY INN & SUITES DOWNTOWN This downtown hotel opened its doors in December 2016 at Seventh and Broadway streets. The new building, located near the Aronoff Center, Taft Theatre, Jack Cincinnati Casino and other popular destinations, features
The Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
117 guest rooms, ample meeting space, a swimming pool and a full-service restaurant.
HOMEWOOD SUITES If you plan to be in the Queen City for an extended period of time, Homewood Suites is ideal for longer business trips. It is conveniently located in downtown Cincinnati near large venues for leisure and business activities. Feel at home with free hot breakfast each morning and unwind with drinks and appetizers at the Evening Reception. Each room is equipped with a kitchen with full-sized appliances, a sofa bed and a ﬂat-screen TV.
RENAISSANCE CINCINNATI DOWNTOWN Luxury accommodations and a prime location were priority when Columbia Sussex Corporation con-
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verted the historic Bartlett Building into a contemporary-styled hotel. Each guest room is decorated in a modern style and has stunning views of downtown. If you’re looking to bring the business meeting to the hotel, the Renaissance offers more than 14,000 square feet of event space for large and small gatherings.
HILTON CINCINNATI NETHERLAND PLAZA One of downtown’s most historic buildings completed a $10 million renovation in 2013. Flat-screen televisions, mini refrigerators and a safe were added to each guest room. The French Art Deco hotel is known for its beautiful architecture and event space that features rare Brazilian rosewood walls, Romanesque murals and an original Rookwood 800.543.2613 and CincyUSA.com
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Pottery fountain. Also added to the hotel: high-speed wireless Internet, refurbished details at The Belvedere Club and updates to the lobby, restaurants and bar.
THE HYATT REGENCY CINCINNATI In 2013, the hotel completed a $23 million renovation of the entire property. The project included updating all 491 guest rooms, the opening of Red Roost Tavern (a farm-to-table restaurant), upgraded elevators and the addition of more than 3,450 square feet of event space. Also added were amenities like a saltwater pool, updated ﬁtness center and LG ﬂat-screen TVs in each guest room.
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views of Fountain Square and short walking distance from popular restaurants, museums, sports complexes and the Duke Energy Convention Center. A recently completed multimilliondollar renovation included the addition of an innovative meeting space and a refresh of the existing decor. COMING SOON
AC HOTEL BY MARRIOTT AT THE BANKS Marriott’s latest addition to the family of AC Hotels is set to open in May 2017 at The Banks along the riverfront. The contemporary-styled hotel will mimic others’ European-inspired spaces, bringing a fresh look to Cincinnati’s riverfront. The hotel will feature a rooftop bar, outdoor courtyard and 1,000 square feet
of meeting space (with access to the meeting space at Great American Ball Park). Each guest room will have sleek furniture with a modern design, and many rooms will have balconies with a view of the Ohio River, Smale Riverfront Park and downtown.
MARRIOTT AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION HOTEL The historic Anna Louise building and nearby Lytle Park are soon to undergo a renovation, with a new hotel slated to open in late 2017. It will be one of the newest additions to Marriott’s Autograph Collection, a stylistic hotel with a rooftop terrace overlooking Lytle Park and the city. The lobby and bar will serve local beers, small plates and specialty cocktails, and an on-site restaurant will offer indoor and outdoor seating. Q 2017 Destination Planning Guide | 21
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The award-winning 21c offers a unique hotel experience combined with world-class dining and an 8,000-square-foot contemporary art museum. The galleries double as meeting and event space.
513.744.9900 / marriott.com/hotels/travel/ cvgbc-ac-hotel-cincinnati-atthe-banks
This European-inspired hotel, located next to Great American Ball Park, is one of Cincinnati’s newest hotels. Balconies overlook the Ohio River, Smale Park and downtown. Features the AC Lounge and AC Kitchen with a European continental breakfast and tapas plates in the evening.
The Cincinnatian Hotel 601 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
513.381.3000 / 800.942.9000 cincinnatianhotel.com
AAA four-diamond hotel in the heart of downtown. Guests receive VIP services and luxurious extras. All rooms feature complimentary high-speed Internet access, oversized Roman bathtubs, terry cloth robes, DVD players, mini bars and evening turndown. Complimentary downtown shuttle service.
Hampton Inn & SuitesCincinnati Downtown 617 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
513.354.2430 cincinnatidowntownsuites. hamptoninn.com
One of the newest hotels in downtown Cincinnati offers complimentary hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, a full bar and a billiards room.
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza 35 W. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
513.421.9100 cincinnatinetherlandplaza. hilton.com
In the heart of downtown, this National Historic Landmark features some of the world’s ﬁnest examples of French Art Deco. AAA fourdiamond hotel and AAA ﬁve-diamond ﬁne dining restaurant, Orchids at Palm Court. 40,000 square feet of breathtaking event space, including the Hall of Mirrors. Consistently rated Hilton’s #1 food and beverage hotel in the USA.
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Cincinnati Downtown 701 Broadway, Cincinnati, OH 45202
513.381.5025 ihg.com/holidayinn/ hotels/us/en/cincinnati/ cvghs/hoteldetail
New hotel offering a full-service restaurant with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bar, room service 24/7 and complimentary coffee. Features an indoor swimming pool and exercise room. More than 4,800 square feet of meeting space.
Homewood SuitesCincinnati Downtown 617 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
513.354.2440 cincinnatidowntown. homewoodsuites.com
One of the newest hotels in downtown Cincinnati. The hotel features large rooms with fully-equipped kitchens. Also offers complimentary hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, a full bar and a billiards room.
Hyatt Regency Cincinnati 151 W. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
513.579.1234 / 800.233.1234 cincinnati.hyatt.com
Recently completed a $23 million renovation. A 22-story downtown Hyatt with a 24-hour business center, cardio room, Wi-Fi access, free boarding pass printing, web and kiosk check-in valet. Featuring the Red Roost Tavern, a three-meal dining facility and a marketplace with grab-and-go items.
Millennium Hotel Cincinnati 150 W. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
513.352.2100 / 800.876.2100 millenniumhotels.com/ cincinnati
A three-star, three-diamond property connected to Cincinnati’s Duke Energy Convention Center via enclosed skywalk. 27,000 square feet of meeting space, including a revolving banquet space on the 32nd ﬂoor.
Quality Inn & Suites Cincinnati Downtown 800 W. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45203
Quality Inn & Suites is located near the Downtown Cincinnati Business District. The Quality Inn offers free parking, free Wi-Fi and free breakfast buffet daily.
21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati 609 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
513.578.6600 / 21cmuseumhotels.com/ cincinnati
AC Hotel Cincinnati at The Banks 135 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
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DOWNTOWN Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown 36 E. Fourth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
Relax in the Renaissance Cincinnati’s beautifully restored historic building. Upscale amenities, contemporary styling with stunning views of downtown. Walking distance from Duke Energy Convention Center. Tantalize your palate at D. Burnham’s Restaurant. Offers a 6,800-square-foot ballroom.
The Phelps, a Residence Inn by Marriott 506 E. Fourth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
This extended-stay all-suite hotel blends urban contemporary style within the old-world splendor of the historic Phelps building and Lytle Park district.
The Westin Cincinnati 21 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
513.621.7700 / 800.937.8461 westin.com/cincinnati
Overlooking Fountain Square, this sleek hotel is in the heart of Cincinnati’s central business district and near a myriad of entertainment venues. 456 guest rooms and suites feature the Westin Heavenly Bed, generous workstations and 37-inch LCD TVs.
Courtyard by Marriott Cincinnati Midtown/ Rookwood 3813 Edwards Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45209
Courtyard by Marriott Midtown/Rookwood offers a “new stay” everyday, with 113 spacious guest rooms and 10 suites, dining options and ample meeting space.
Fairﬁeld Inn & Suites Cincinnati Uptown/ University 2500 S. Market St., Cincinnati, OH 45219
Fairﬁeld Inn & Suites by Marriott Cincinnati Uptown/University Area offers outstanding service for an easy and comfortable stay at an exceptional value. Hotel features an indoor pool, 24-hour ﬁtness center, business center, coin-operated guest laundry, onsite guest market and complimentary hot breakfast.
Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati Uptown/ University 3024 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45219
513.281.2700 / 800.HAMPTON cvgup.hamptoninn.com
New 132-room hotel in Uptown Cincinnati with complimentary breakfast, high-speed Internet access, ﬁtness room, indoor pool and business center. Spacious King and Double Queen rooms. King Suites with mini fridges and microwaves.
Marriott Kingsgate Conference Hotel at the University of Cincinnati 151 Goodman Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45219
You’ll ﬁnd all the elements for a successful conference at Marriott Kingsgate Conference Center, located on the UC campus, including outstanding meeting space, exceptional dining, ﬁrst-class accommodations, complimentary Wi-Fi in all guest rooms and personalized service.
SpringHill Suites Cincinnati Midtown 610 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45202
All-suites hotel in Midtown Cincinnati. Each suite has a microwave, mini fridge and sofa sleeper. Complimentary hot breakfast, evening lounge serving drinks, complimentary wireless Internet, 24-hour market and indoor pool.
All non-smoking suites in this contemporarystyled boutique hotel. Close to Kings Island and Cincinnati Zoo. 20 minutes north of downtown Cincinnati. Free continental breakfast, free wireless Internet and outdoor pool.
NORTH The Blu Hotel 11349 Reed Hartman Hwy., Cincinnati, OH 45241
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Close to everything you need, including major educational centers like the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Cincinnati Symphony and the Newport Aquarium, as well as attractions like Kings Island and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.
Whether you’re staying for business or leisure travel, the newly renovated Comfort Inn Hotel in Blue Ash, Ohio, offers you free Wi-Fi, business center, ﬁtness center and free hot breakfast.
Where business never takes a rest. Choose Courtyard by Marriott and you’ll get all the business services you’d expect from the hotel designed by business travelers.
Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash 5901 Pfeiffer Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45242
Full-service hotel. Meetings from 10 to 500. Restaurant and lounge, free wireless Internet, hairdryer, iron/board and business center. Conveniently located off I-71 at exit 15, 10 minutes from Kings Island and 15 minutes from downtown.
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton CincinnatiBlue Ash 6300 E. Kemper Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45241
513.489.3636 / 800.222.8733 cincinnatiblueashsuites. doubletree.com
All-suite Hilton family hotel features spacious suites, award-winning bistro restaurant and lounge, providing comfort and convenience to both business and leisure travelers. Easy access to I-71 and I-75, near Blue Ash Business District, Mason and West Chester.
Drury Inn & Suites Cincinnati North 2265 E. Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45241
513.771.5601 / 800.DRURYINN druryhotels.com
Drury Inn & Suites Cincinnati North offers these free amenities: hot breakfast, wireless Internet, heavy hors d’oeuvres and evening beverages, 60 minutes of long distance, indoor/outdoor pool, ﬁtness room and hot tub.
Embassy Suites Cincinnati Northeast 4554 Lake Forest Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45242
Beautifully renovated in 2016; all guest suites, just 20 minutes north of downtown Cincinnati and 15 minutes south of Kings Island, in the heart of Blue Ash. Guests enjoy spacious two-room suites plus complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, high-speed Internet access and a complimentary evening reception of beverages and snacks. The upscale and tastefully appointed Blue Ash Ballroom is perfect for your meeting or social gathering.
Fairﬁeld Inn & Suites Cincinnati North/ Sharonville 11440 Chester Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45246
Updated select service hotel in Sharonville. The Fairﬁeld Inn & Suites features complimentary hot breakfast and high-speed wireless Internet. All rooms have ﬂat-panel TVs and refrigerators.
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton/ Kenwood 2000 Ronald Reagan Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45236
Located in the upscale Kenwood area. Complimentary hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi, indoor pool and a great location near the area’s best shopping and dining establishments. Well-appointed rooms feature signature Spa Shower and have plenty of room to relax and refresh.
Clarion Hotel Cincinnati North 3855 Hauck Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45241
Comfort Inn 4640 Creek Rd., Blue Ash, OH 45242
Courtyard by Marriott Cincinnati Blue Ash 4625 Lake Forest Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45242
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NORTH Hampton Inn of Blue Ash 4761 Creek Rd., Blue Ash, OH 45242
513.791.2822 / 800.HAMPTON hamptoninn.com
Located 12 miles northeast of Cincinnati. Features complimentary breakfast and high-speed wireless Internet, business and ﬁtness centers. Close to corporate ofﬁces of Toyota, P&G, Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson. 10 minutes from Kings Island and The Beach Waterpark.
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham 11180 Dowlin Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45241
It’s easy to extend your stay at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham. Room types range from studios to full apartments accommodating seven people. Rooms feature a kitchen and include complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi and parking. Hotel offers indoor pool, ﬁtness center, business center and on-site guest laundry room.
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham 10665 Techwood Circle, Blue Ash, OH 45242
513.733.0100 / hawthorn.com/hotel46517
Newly renovated suites with fully equipped kitchens, full-size refrigerators, dishwasher and stovetop. Also offers complimentary hot breakfast and Wi-Fi.
Hilton Garden Inn Blue Ash 5300 Cornell Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45242
Offers a unique combination of luxury with a casual and inviting charm. Perfectly located for those visiting the many corporate headquarters within ﬁve miles. Complimentary Wi-Fi available throughout hotel. Courtesy shuttle to local businesses.
Hilton Garden Inn Cincinnati/Sharonville 11149 Dowlin Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45241
513.772.2837 / 877.STAY.HGI cincinnatisharonville. hgi.com
At the Hilton Garden Inn, you’ll sleep deep, stay ﬁt, eat well and work smart while on the road. Each room features a microwave, refrigerator and Keurig coffee maker. Breakfast and dinner served at the Garden Grill.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites 11160 Dowlin Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45241
Guests headed to Sharonville, Ohio love this hotel’s proximity to the best retailers in the area, including Cincinnati Premium Outlets, IKEA, Jungle Jim’s International Market and Tri-County Mall.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites— Blue Ash 4660 Creek Rd., Blue Ash, OH 45242
Contemporary updated hotel. Rooms include mini fridges, microwaves, work desks, cable TV and free Wi-Fi. Complimentary breakfast served daily, ﬁtness room, heated pool and award-winning customer service.
Hyatt Place Cincinnati/Blue Ash 11435 Reed Hartman Hwy., Cincinnati, OH 45241
All 125 guest rooms feature Hyatt Grand Bed, 42-inch LCD TV, refrigerator and coffee maker. Multiple dining options include the Gallery Market, serving Starbucks coffee and complimentary breakfast.
LaQuinta Inn & Suites 11029 Dowlin Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45241
151 rooms, including 51 deluxe suites, featuring complimentary continental breakfast. All suites complete with high-speed Internet service, coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator. Indoor recreational center with pool, whirlpool and exercise facility. Meeting facilities and many additional services and amenities.
LivINN Hotels 11385 Chester Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45246
Offering quality hotel rooms and suites with kitchenettes on a daily or weekly basis. Pillowtop mattresses in all rooms. Adjacent to the Sharonville Convention Center. Meeting space includes two separate rooms.
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NORTH Ramada Plaza 11320 Chester Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45246
Ramada Plaza offers the best hospitality experience in an all-inclusive environment featuring 237 beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites. Exclusive Presidential and Executive Suites with Club Lounge access.
Residence Inn by Marriott Blue Ash 11401 Reed Hartman Hwy., Blue Ash, OH 45241
Spacious suites, fully equipped kitchens, complimentary high-speed Internet and hot breakfast. Outdoor pool and sports courts, picnic area with BBQ grill and complimentary grocery shopping with evening receptions.
Residence Inn by Marriott Sharonville 11689 Chester Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45246
Newly renovated and convenient location. Each room features fully equipped kitchens, separate living rooms with sleeper sofa and free high-speed Internet. Serves complimentary breakfast daily and offers grocery shopping and dry cleaning pick-up.
Sonesta ES Suites 2670 E. Kemper Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45241
100 large, comfortable suites with fully equipped kitchens, separate bedroom and cable TV. High-speed wireless Internet, ﬁtness center, outdoor pool, Jacuzzi and sports court. Daily Suite Start hot breakfast buffet. Complimentary evening dinner Tuesday through Thursday.
The Summit A Dolce Conference Center 5345 Medpace Way, Cincinnati, OH 45227
Set on the MedPace campus in Cincinnati with 239 contemporary yet comfortable guest rooms. 34,000 square feet of exceptional indoor and outdoor meeting space that includes a 9,000-square-foot terrace and gardens.
TownePlace Suites 4650 Cornell Rd., Blue Ash, OH 45241
An all-suites Marriott hotel with full-size kitchens. Includes continental breakfast, free high-speed Internet and outdoor pool. Marriott Rewards. Perfect for extended stays, relocations, business travel, group and leisure. Fully renovated in May 2013.
Wingate by Wyndham Cincinnati-Blue Ash 4320 Glendale-Milford Rd., Blue Ash, OH 45242
513.733.1142 / 800.228.1000 wingatecinci.com
Located across from the new Summit Park and minutes from Kings Island and Cincinnati, the newly renovated Wingate Blue Ash offers complimentary breakfast, in-room refrigerator/microwave, large indoor pool and hot tub.
Super 8 with superstar breakfast, free Wi-Fi, refrigerator and microwave in every room. Located just off of I-74, exit No. 1. Within easy reach of everything the greater Cincinnati area has to offer, including restaurants, shopping and major attractions.
An 1871 boutique hotel and restaurant with period antiques and Victorian lady bas-relief in the historic dining room. Also includes espresso/tea bar, bar and lounge and a wine/bourbon tasting room.
WEST Super 8 10900 New Haven Rd., Harrison, OH 45030
BED & BREAKFASTS/ BOUTIQUE HOTELS Symphony Hotel & Restaurant 210 W. 14th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
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THE CINCINNATI USA CVB HAS LAUNCHED A VIRTUAL REALITY PLATFORM FOR MEETING PLANNERS WHO WANT TO GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH THE BEST THE CITY HAS TO OFFER.
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ave you ever wanted to see what Cincinnati USA is all about? The CVB has developed a 360-degree virtual reality experience to give you a ﬁrst-hand look at the city. At CincyUSA.com/VR, meeting planners can navigate through the city on a typical day at some of the most iconic landmarks and venues to help them plan an event. The platform includes spots like Fountain Square, the Contemporary Arts Center, a streetcar stop, Vine Street in Overthe-Rhine, Smale Riverfront Park, National Underground Railroad 800.543.2613 and CincyUSA.com
Freedom Center, Washington Park and plenty of other sites that make Cincinnati unique. “The goal is to place a meeting planner all around the city,” says Tyler Minton, Digital Marketing Communications Coordinator, “and to tap into some of the emotions that we want their attendees to feel while they are here.” From the food and craft beer scene at Taft’s Ale House to a stop on the streetcar route, seeing the culture in Cincinnati USA remotely has never been so clear. The voiceover acts as a guide while users scope out the popular
destinations, imagining their event at various venues and learning how Cincinnati stands apart from other similar cities. When using the platform, Minton encourages users to view the experience on a mobile device rather than a desktop or laptop because you can move around, spin, and look up and down. The CVB currently shows the experience with a headset at trade shows, however in the future Minton expects to make it accessible by providing Google Cardboard headsets for an even clearer experience. 2017 Destination Planning Guide | 27
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Open Road Creative Marketing 212 MAIN ST., 2ND FLOOR, MILFORD, OH 45150, 513-703-6900, OPENROADCM.COM
» From traditional disciplines of strategic development, branding, copywriting and design to the ever-evolving web and social marketing arenas, Open Road Creative Marketing offers a refreshing experience in marketing/ad agency relationships.
Stanard Design Partners 2712 ERIE AVE., STE. 303, CINCINNATI, OH 45208, 513-871-3836, STANARDDESIGN.COM
» A graphic design, marketing and advertising
Directing visitors to the best entertainment, attractions, restaurants and shops with affordable four-color business card–size mini-brochures that are distributed to hotels and other visitor-friendly locations throughout the city.
AIRLINES Delta Air Lines 1030 DELTA BLVD., ATLANTA, GA 30354, 404-715-2600, DELTA.COM » Domestic:
800-221-1212, International: 800-241-4141. Delta offers Cincinnati customers more than 100 peak-day departures to 40 nonstop destinations, including nonstop service to Paris.
Ultimate Air Shuttle 4700 AIRPORT RD., CINCINNATI, OH 45226, 800-437-3931, ULTIMATEAIRSHUTTLE.COM »
Ultimate Air Shuttle offers VIP jet service for the cost of commercial from Cincinnati to New York City (via Morristown, NJ), Chicago (Midway), Cleveland (Burke Lakefront) and Charlotte (Douglas International).
AIRPORT/FREIGHT Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport P.O. BOX 752000, CINCINNATI, OH 45275, 859-767-3151, CVGAIRPORT.COM » Cincinnati’s
airport offers more carriers, more nonstops and more options than any other airport in the region—at prices that might surprise you. CVG is the only tri-state airport with nonstop service to Europe, and it is a global cargo hub for DHL Express.
Lunken Airport 262 WILMER AVE., CINCINNATI, OH 45226, 513-352-6340, CINCINNATI-OH.GOV/DOTE/ LUNKEN-AIRPORT » Sophisticated, fully instru-
mented reliever airport with parallel runways and 24-hour service.
ASSOCIATIONS Better Business Bureau 7 W. SEVENTH ST., STE. 1600, CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513-421-3015, CINCINNATI.BBB.ORG » Promotes ethics in busi-
ness through voluntary self-regulation and consumer and business education. Provides complaint resolution services including mediation and arbitration.
ITA Audio Visual Solutions 2162 DANA AVE., CINCINNATI, OH 452071341, 513-631-7000, ITA.COM » AV rental,
delivery and technical support 24/7. PCs, HD LCD displays, lighting, cameras, projectors, screens, draperies, etc. Audience response, teleprompting and conferencing systems. Web streaming. Content, video and event production.
Loud & Clear Inc. 10310 JULIAN DR., CINCINNATI, OH 45215, 513-421-0488, LOUDANDCLEAR.COM » Total
production management services, personnel, sound, lighting, video, communications, staging systems, rigging equipment, trussings and lifts. Provides L-Acoustics (including K1 and K2), Turbosound, JBL, Crown, Crest, Yamaha, Midas and Avolites, to name a few.
MAC Productions 242 W. PIKE ST., COVINGTON, KY 41011, 859-655-3080, MAC-AV.COM » A nationally
known purveyor of audio visual equipment and related services. Providing businesses with the equipment and expertise necessary to share their message in the most attractive and technologically advanced way.
Prestige AV & Creative Services 4835 PARA DR., CINCINNATI, OH 45237, 513641-1600/800-294-3179, PRESTIGEAV.COM »
Your single source for creative, print and media production; offers sound, video, projection and computer rental as well. Locations include downtown, the Duke Energy Convention Center and the Sharonville Convention Center. Celebrating more than 25 years of service.
Tri-State Visual Products, Inc. 885 OHIO PIKE, CINCINNATI, OH 45245, 513471-7111, TRIVISUAL.COM » For more than 25
years we have provided audio-visual solutions for the boardroom, conference room, classroom and houses of worship.
AWARDS Apex Awards 5715 CHEVIOT RD., CINCINNATI, OH 45247, 513- 923-3800, APEX-AWARDS.COM »
Trophies, plaques, laser engraved crystal and acrylic awards, corporate awards and gifts, custom pins, medals and promotional products.
agency specializing in print, branding and website designs that respond to your communication needs and business goals.
Audio Visual Production Solutions
38 FOUNTAIN SQUARE PLAZA, CINCINNATI, OH 45263, 800-972-3030, 53.COM » Fifth
820 MIDPOINT DR., O’FALLON, MO 63366, 1-800-704-3655, AV-PS.COM » Nationwide
audiovisual rental company. In business for more than 20 years, supplying the meeting services industry with audiovisual equipment, IT equipment and other event-related technology.
Third is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company has $117 billion in assets, operates 15 affiliates with 1,320 full-service Banking ® Centers, including 104 Bank Mart locations and 2,404 ATMs.
1221 HARRISON AVE., CINCINNATI, OH, 45214, 513-242-5100, UNITED-MAIL.COM » Connects
you to more profitable customers using Internet marketing, direct mail, variable printing, list management, consumer segmentation, PURLs and QR codes. Results are trackable on your dashboard.
Where To Go P.O. BOX 512, TAYLORSVILLE, KY 40071, 502-895-4488, WHERETOGOUSA.COM »
ClearSound Design Inc. 250 CHARLES A. LIDDLE DR., STE. 6, LAWRENCEBURG, IN 47025, 812-577-0613, CLEARSOUNDDESIGN.COM » ClearSound
Design is a regional sound, lighting, video and staging company providing production for all types of events.
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Huntington Bank 525 VINE ST., CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513762-1860, HUNTINGTON.COM » Huntington
provides a broad array of financial services for individuals and families, small businesses
800.543.2613 and CincyUSA.com
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PNC Bank 201 E. FIFTH ST., CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513-651-8033, PNC.COM » The PNC Financial
Services Group, Inc. has about 55 branches in the Greater Cincinnati area, and is one of the nation’s largest diversified financial services organizations providing retail and business banking. Specialized services for corporations and government entities.
artistry. Enjoy the taste of any dessert without over indulging. Customizable dessert bars and special gifts for any occasion.
Troy’s Cafe & Catering 4877 SMITH RD., WEST CHESTER,OH 45069, 513-860-3206, TROYSCAFEANDCATERING.COM
» Troy’s Cafe and Catering was established in 2009 and is locally owned and operated. Troy's Cafe is a casual restaurant with great food and Troy’s Catering focuses on corporate dining.
Vonderhaar’s Catering, Inc.
19 PLEASANT ST., CINCINNATI, OH 45215, 513554-1969, VONDERHAARS.COM » A full-service
Heidelberg Distributing Company 1518 DALTON AVE., CINCINNATI, OH 45214, 513-421-5000, HEIDELBERGDISTRIBUTING. COM » Southwest Ohio’s largest beverage
distributor; Budweiser, other Anheuser-Busch beers; Yuengling; imported beers; wines from California, France and around the world; spirits; and non-alcoholic beverages. In 2013 it celebrated its 75th anniversary as a family-owned Cincinnati business.
CAR RENTAL Enterprise Rent-A-Car 150 W. FIFTH ST., CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513651-0555, ENTERPRISE.COM » As the largest
car rental company in the world, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is conveniently located next door to the Duke Energy Convention Center, inside the Millennium Hotel.
catering company able to supply you with a variety of menus, bar set-up, bartending service, buffet and sit-down dinners, linen tablecloths, dinnerware, etc.
401 ELLIOTT AVE., CINCINNATI, OH 45215, 513-226-1220, AUNTYSHOMEMADEFOOD.COM
» Aunty’s Homemade Food is a food service company that provides corporate food service, corporate catering and private catering. Specializes in everything from corporate events to wedding receptions/rehearsals to private parties.
Edibles - n - Such, Inc. 6008 WOOSTER PIKE, CINCINNATI, OH 45227, (513) 381-8390, EDIBLESNSUCH.COM » A
We specialize in bite size desserts that are bursting with flavor while demonstrating unique
800.543.2613 and CincyUSA.com
P. O. BOX 31192, CINCINNATI, OH 45231, 513541-0030, FOGOCINTI.ORG » Exists to network
with people who are seeking first the kingdom of God. Cincinnati is a great earthly city. God’s kingdom is that great eternal city.
manages signature events that add value to the community and help its corporate partners meet their business objectives.
2945 GILBERT AVE., CINCINNATI, OH 45206, 513-751-9900, AFRICAN-AMERICANCHAMBER. COM » The Chamber’s mission is to develop,
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nurture and strengthen business relationships in the black community. It creates new market opportunities and revitalizes the African American community.
sional destination-management corporation. Services include sightseeing tours, receptions, banquets, theme parties, hospitality programs, decor, entertainment, and transportation and city-wide shuttles.
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber 3 E. FOURTH ST., CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513-579-3100, CINCINNATICHAMBER.COM
companies; works to strengthen economic vitality and quality of life in the 15-county region through economic development, government advocacy, and programs and services that help businesses prosper. Also sponsors festivals and events like Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati and Taste of Cincinnati.
Greater Cincinnati Gay Chamber of Commerce P.O. BOX 141461, CINCINNATI, OH 45250, GAYCHAMBERCINCINNATI.COM » The Cham-
Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA
1426 RACE ST., CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513-443-5094, SWEETPETITDESSERTS.COM
The Ekklesia of the Lord Jesus Christ
African American Chamber Greater Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky
Spectra Food Services & Hospitality
Sweet Petit Desserts
10301 GIVERNY BLVD., CINCINNATI, OH 45241, 513-733-1555, THEABERCRUMBIEGROUP. COM » The Abercrumbie Group creates and
ber of Commerce for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) and LGBT-supportive community in Greater Cincinnati. Connecting LGBT consumers to area businesses for more than 24 years.
the exclusive caterer at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Memorable guest experiences through fresh, creative and innovative food concepts and services.
chamber has a mission to represent its members by promoting economic vitality and fostering a socially and culturally diverse Over-the-Rhine community.
The Abercrumbie Group
full-service catering service with more than 30 years experience. Gail is the master of creating great food at great prices! Focused on providing high-quality service and complete customer satisfaction.
525 ELM ST., CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513-4197250, SPECTRAEXPERIENCES.COM » Spectra is
1431 WALNUT ST., CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513-241-2690, OTRCHAMBER.COM » This
CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
» Business organization of 6,000 member
Aunty’s Homemade Food
Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce
2637 ERIE AVE., STE. 206, CINCINNATI, OH 45208, 513-979-6999, HISPANICCHAMBER CINCINNATI.COM » The mission of this organi-
zation is to promote the creation and growth of the Hispanic/Latino business community in the Cincinnati-metro area, while acting as a “connector” with the largest local organizations who seek to diversify their purchases and employment. The Chamber is a visible advocate for Hispanics in our region and actively promotes trade business opportunities with our Latin American counterparts.
915 W. EIGHTH ST., CINCINNATI, OH 45203, 513-721-8687, ACCENTCINTI.COM » A profes-
Details2Decor 11427 REED HARTMAN HWY., STE. 210, CINCINNATI, OH, 45241, 513-554-4968, DETAILS2DECOR.COM » Details2Decor is
your solution for the best in event planning and decor. It provides full-service planning for weddings, social and corporate events.
Global Experience Specialists 6800 SANTA FE DR., STE. B, HODGKINS, IL 60525, 630-307-2400, GES.COM » GES is
a global event marketing company with a long history of connecting people through live events. Clients depend on its 3,000 passionate employees throughout the world for unparalleled service and consistent execution of breakthrough experiences that excite and engage.
Plan-it Now, Inc. 559 N. WAYNE AVE., CINCINNATI, OH 45215, 513-241-6500, PLAN-ITNOW.COM » Complete
planning services company, specializing in conference and meeting management, full-service special event planning, memorable themed events, unique site selection, registration services, spouse and hospitality activities.
Viva Bella Events 3218 MADISON RD., STUDIO C, CINCINNATI, OH 45209, 513-871-0077, VIVABELLAEVENTS. COM » Viva Bella offers event planning,
production, design and coordination; venue and accommodation management; video production; branding and theme development; speaker and content coaching; set design; transportation; and graphic design.
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strategic consulting and management services for community engagement. Services include marketing, branding, online social media platforms, and boots on the ground community solicitation.
for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft and gas turbines for marine and industrial applications. Service, repair and overhaul of aircraft engines.
Government Strategies Group
LLC is a holding corporation of support product and service companies designed to optimize the personal and professional growth of upwardly mobile dual/middle income households.
» Government Strategies Group, LLC is a
Zola Inc. 222 DUNN ST., CINCINNATI, OH 45215, 513400-3917, ZOLAINC.COM » Zola Inc., provides
Academy Expo 116 MARION RD., CINCINNATI, OH 45215, 513-772-1898, ACADEMYEXPO.COM » Simply
the best convention/exposition services; offering pipe and drape booths, drayage/material handling, CAD drawing, carpet, signage, tables, chairs, staging and more.
Fern Exposition & Event Services 645 LINN ST., CINCINNATI, OH 45203, 513333-7060, FERNEXPO.COM » Headquartered
in Cincinnati, with locations nationwide. Region’s leader in providing equipment, labor and services for the production of conventions, exhibitions, trade shows and special events.
Partech Lighting Systems, Inc. 8711 READING RD., CINCINNATI, OH 45215, 513-761-5678, PARTECHLIGHTING.COM » A
full-service entertainment lighting production company specializing in concert touring, theatrical business seminars and special event lighting systems and large-scale LED video displays. Rentals, sales and service.
Skyline Exhibits Greater Cincinnati 9850 PRINCETON GLENDALE RD., STE. 4, CINCINNATI, OH 45246, 513-671-4460, SKYLINE CINTI.COM » Skyline builds brands by creating
experiences for clients attending trade shows and marketing events. Maximizes impact and ROI through creative content, promotions, innovative exhibit design and cost-efficient products and services.
Stetson Convention Services, Inc. 2900 STAYTON ST., PITTSBURGH, PA 15212, 412-223-1090, STETSONEXPO.COM » A
national service contractor and decorator. Stetson provides exceptional client and exhibitor services and high-quality equipment for the event and trade show industries.
CORPORATE PARTNERS Duke Energy Corporation 139 E. FOURTH ST., CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 800-544-6900, DUKE-ENERGY.COM » Duke
Energy Corporation, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, is the largest electric power holding company in the United States. Provides electric service to about 690,000 Ohio customers and natural gas service to approximately 400,000.
GE Aviation ONE NEUMANN WAY MAIL DROP J101, CINCINNATI, OH 45215, 513-243-2000, GEAVIATION.COM » World-leading provider
of engines, components and integrated systems
700 WALNUT ST., STE. 450, CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513-651-4100, GOVSTRATEGIES.COM
full-service government relations firm focusing on local, state and federal government affairs issues. Also specializes in economic development incentive negotiation.
Procter & Gamble Company P.O. BOX 599, CINCINNATI, OH 45201, 513983-1100, PG.COM » Three billion times a day,
P&G brands touch the lives of people around the world, making life a little better every day.
XLC Services, LLC 324 W. 9TH ST., CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513639-8852, XLCSERVICES.COM » XLC Services,
LLC is a single-source provider of manufacturing services and warehouse management. Provides custom solutions that bring value to processes across diverse warehousing and manufacturing environments.
ENTERTAINMENT Black Diamond Casino Events 4858 PROVIDENT DR. STE. B, CINCINNATI, OH 45246, 513-469-9000, BLACKDIAMOND CASINOEVENTS.COM » Corporate entertain-
ment and event specialists. Casino parties, live game shows, sports bar/arcade theme parties and picnic events. Perfect for convention entertainment, trade shows, fundraisers and more.
Leroy Ellington Productions 431 OHIO PIKE, STE. 162, CINCINNATI, OH 45255, 513-718-0965, LEROYELLINGTON PRODUCTIONS.COM » An event production,
talent booking and entertainment services consulting company. Including local, regional and national entertainment purchasing and scheduling. Production Consultation/Booking (P.A. & Staging). Event coordination and more!
Steve Haffner, mentalist / corporate entertainer 2501 BOULEVARD NAPOLEON, LOUISVILLE, KY 40205, 502-354-3292, STEVEHAFFNER.COM »
Steve Haffner captivates your attendees at corporate events, meetings, conferences and trade shows. His fascinating presentations of “mind mystery” entertainment provide audiences with a unique and memorable experience.
Toad Productions 8818 READING RD., CINCINNATI, OH 45215, 513-288-8417, TOADPRODUCTIONS.COM »
Celebrating 25 years in the industry. Using the latest technology trends, Toad has helped people throw awesome special events. Full interactive production for special events across the country. From mixing records on turntables to providing full sound, light and video production, Toad can do it all.
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James River Holdings, LLC 10410 RACHEL ANNE CT., CINCINNATI, OH 45241, 513-247-9223 » James River Holdings,
FUNDRAISING ORGANIZATIONS ArtsWave 20 E. CENTRAL PKWY., STE. 200, CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513-871-2787, THEARTSWAVE.ORG » With the help of tens of thousands of donors, ArtsWave supports more than 100 arts organizations that make Greater Cincinnati an amazing place to live. ArtsWave’s ArtsPass gets you discounts to more than 40 arts organizations, plus restaurants, shops and the Cincinnati Reds.
GIFT BASKETS Edible Arrangements 104 PAVILION PKWY., NEWPORT, KY 41071, 859-781-2345, EDIBLEARRANGEMENTS.COM
» Specializes in making fresh fruit bouquets. Makes any occasion special with its array of irresistible products, including fresh fruit and gourmet chocolate-dipped fruit.
GROCERS/DELI Kroger Company 150 TRI COUNTY PKWY., CINCINNATI, OH 45246, 513-782-3300, KROGER.COM » Retail
grocer, full-service catering, floral shoppe, pharmacy, bakery, Western Union, delicatessen, books and magazines.
HEALTH CLUBS Central Parkway YMCA 1105 ELM ST., CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513241-5348, YMCA.COM » The newly renovated
Central Parkway YMCA provides technology infused workouts with premium equipment, popular fitness classes, a cycling studio, a saline pool and free WIFI.
HUMAN RESOURCES & TEMPORARY STAFFING SERVICES Adecco 4805 MONTGOMERY RD., STE. 138, CINCINNATI, OH 45212, 513-731-1661, ADECCOUSA.COM
» Adecco is a leader in recruiting and workforce solutions. Has more than 900 offices in North America and services a wide range of clients.
Robert Half International— Ofﬁce Team 201 E. FIFTH ST., STE. 700, CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513-621-7560, OFFICETEAM.COM »
Providing highly skilled professionals for temporary, project and full-time staffing needs. Office Team division offers experienced administrative professionals, providing them with leading-edge professional development opportunities.
800.543.2613 and CincyUSA.com
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3458 READING RD., CINCINNATI, OH 45229, 513-281-9955, GCUL.ORG » The mission of the
441 VINE ST., STE. 200, CAREW TOWER, CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513-421-4300, CINCINNATIMAGAZINE.COM » Cincinnati
Urban League is to transform generations by promoting personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency.
Magazine is the must-read monthly publication, with compelling profiles, features, annual service guides, “Best of the City” and more.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Conexio 1077 CELESTIAL ST., CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513-922-8009, CONEXIO.COM » Infrastructure
An Extra Body Movers
CincySoul.com 1821 SUMMIT, CINCINNATI, OH 45237, 513485-1858, CINCYSOUL.COM » CincySoul.
com is all things soulful to Cincinnati. In terms of events and soulful things related to Cincinnati, it has you covered: comedy scene, commentary, fashion, food, poetry and politics.
technology services company specializing in managed network support and installations for small- to medium-sized businesses.
Citiview Publications, LLC
P.O. BOX 70281, LOUISVILLE, KY 40270, 502296-1623, THECITIVIEW.COM/CINCINNATI »
1550 MAGNOLIA DRIVE, STE. J, CINCINNATI, OH 45215, 513-588-2828, OCGTELECOM.COM
» OCG Telecom offers a full array of Telecom and IT products, software and services. Telecom Equipment: IP phones, headsets, routers, switches, etc.
LEGAL SERVICES Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL ONE E. FOURTH ST., STE. 1400, CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513-579-6400, KMKLAW.COM »
KMK Law, based in Cincinnati, is a nationally recognized law firm delivering sophisticated legal solutions to businesses of all sizes, from Fortune 100 corporations to startup companies.
LegalShield P.O. BOX 62512, CINCINNATI, OH 45262, 513476-5888, TRIDELTA.LEGALSHIELDASSOCIATE. COM » LegalShield is one of the nation’s lead-
ing providers of legal safeguards for individuals, families and small businesses. LegalShield also offers the industry’s most affordable identity theft plans. Quality comprehensive plans.
MASSAGE THERAPY Back Rub Mary, LLC 441 VINE ST., CAREW TOWER ARCADE, CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513-721-7822 » Cor-
porate on-site program available for your office, meeting or event. Specializes in relaxing and revitalizing seated massages. Relax and unwind!
Inner Peace Holistic Center 811 RACE ST., STE. #3, CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513-784-0403, INNERPEACECENTER.NET » In-
ner Peace Holistic Center is a place where you can relax and unwind. This earthly environment is welcoming to everyone. Take time to unwind and achieve your inner peace.
MEDIA Cincinnati Business Courier
Publishers of upscale, hardcover city directories, maps and resources for hotels and advertisers. Clients include the finest hotels in Cincinnati, Louisville, Cleveland, New York City and Pittsburgh. Books include unique features and activities for each market along with companion websites and FREE Citiview Travel Guide App.
Enquirer Media 312 ELM ST., CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513-7212700, ENQUIRERMEDIA.COM » Enquirer Media
is Cincinnati’s leading source of local news and information and business marketing solutions, both offline and online through more than 50 distinct local print, online and mobile products.
Great Lakes Publishing 6355 RIVERSIDE DR., DUBLIN, OH 43017, 614717-6709, OHIOMAGAZINE.COM » The only
statewide travel and lifestyle magazine created for Ohioans. Monthly restaurant reviews, entertainment and events listings. Timely features and highlights about the Cincinnati region and across the state.
Hopes Fulﬁlled/ The Cincy Black Pages 220 STEEPLECHASE LANE, MONROE, OH 45050, 513-438-1865 » The Cincy Black Pages is
a directory featuring black owned businesses in Greater Cincinnati, Dayton and Northern Kentucky areas. The directory can be accessed online, hard copy and phone app.
Radio One Cincinnati ONE CENTENNIAL PLAZA, 705 CENTRAL AVE., STE. 200, CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513-6796000, RADIO-ONE.COM » Radio One Cincinna-
and drivers for personal and business self-move customers, to or from residences, trucks or portable storage units. Labor-only moving company.
Brendamour Moving & Storage, Inc. 2630 GLENDALE-MILFORD RD., CINCINNATI, OH 45241, 513-860-0077, BRENDAMOURMOVING. COM » Full-service warehousing, distribution,
fulfillment and moving company. From local to long distance to office moving to importing and exporting services.
Relocation Strategies Cincinnati, Inc. 2145 CENTRAL PKWY., CINCINNATI, OH 45214, 513-651-2332, RELOCATIONSTRATEGIES.NET »
RSI provides consulting and project management for companies during an office or industrial move. It understands the sequencing of projects and recognizes where time and money can be saved.
OFFICE EQUIPMENT/SPACE OfﬁceKey 312 WALNUT ST., STE. 1600, CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513-721-0900, OFFICEKEY.COM »
Furnished offices and suites, Business Access Program, administrative support, personalized phone service, conference and training rooms. Five area locations.
Waltz Business Solutions 730 CENTRE VIEW BLVD., CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY 41017, 859-426-4000/888-225-9274, WALTZBUSINESS.COM » Offers copying and
printing solutions from the best in the industry and utilizes technology to provide clients with unparalleled service and support.
PARKING LAZ Parking 36 E. SEVENTH ST., CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513-381-0767, LAZPARKING.COM » LAZ
Parking currently operates more than 2,100 locations nationwide and has recently purchased and begun management of four parking garages downtown, including 3,000 spaces and 41,000 square feet of leasing space.
SP Plus Parking
ti is the premier radio broadcasting company in Cincinnati that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners, with vital news, information and entertainment.
ONE W. FOURTH ST, CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513-381-2879 X-30, SPPLUS.COM » Manage-
PHARMACY/ MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
120 E. FOURTH ST., STE. 230, CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513-621-6665, BIZJOURNALS.COM/ CINCINNATI » Leading provider of local busi-
ness news in Greater Cincinnati, publishing a weekly print edition each Friday. Daily coverage with free morning and afternoon e-mails to registered website users.
Need medical care while visiting? Call MD4ME clinic for your health needs. Low monthly membership fee provides you direct access to your doctor.
800.543.2613 and CincyUSA.com
5311 E. KNOLL CT., UNIT 413, CINCINNATI, OH 45239, 513-290-3330, ANEXTRABODYMOVERS. COM » Movers, packers, cleaners, contractors
35 E. SEVENTH STREET, CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513-766-9014, MD4MECLINIC.COM
ment, leasing and consulting of parking properties and parking related projects
601 RACE ST., CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513929-4316, WALGREENS.COM » A convenient
and friendly pharmacy that has all of your needs. Photo department, cosmetics department, groceries, souvenirs, etc.
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A. Lowe Creative Photography 748 ELBERON AVE., CINCINNATI, OH 45205, 513-921-5179, ALOWEPHOTO.BIZ » Caters to
Brooks Printing & Promotions, LLC
525 ELM ST., CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513-4197200, SMARTCITY.COM » Smart City Networks
clients seeking visuals to illustrate their services, demonstrating their products and communicating their message. Gives clients an advantage in their marketplaces.
P.O. BOX 9692, CINCINNATI, OHIO 45209, 513-305-1415, BROOKSPRINTINGANDPRO MOTIONS.COM » Helps businesses with their
is the nation’s leading provider of quality, advanced technology and telecommunication services to the trade show and event industry.
Dan Ledbetter Photography P.O. BOX 37, MAINEVILLE, OH 45039, 513-3149307, DANLEDBETTERPHOTOGRAPHY.COM »
Specializes in large groups, meetings, exhibits, conventions, location portraits and photo booths.
J. Miles Wolf Photography, LLC 513-281-0110, JMILESWOLF.COM » Photog-
rapher specializing in scenes of Cincinnati available as stock photographs, fine-art prints, posters, cards, books and gifts. Architectural photography services. Publisher of books, cards and puzzles of Cincinnati scenes.
Perfect Exposure Photography 7130 MONTGOMERY RD., CINCINNATI, OH 45236, 513-745-0005, PERFECTEXPOSURE PHOTO.COM » Custom photography for events,
conventions, executive portraits and brochures. Photographers have more than 50 years of experience in all phases of event and portrait photography.
PRINTING/SIGNS FedEx Ofﬁce 51 E. FIFTH ST., CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513241-3366, FEDEX.COM/OFFICE » Offering high-
speed copying, binding, color copies, desktop publishing, fax service and shipping services.
IPR Group, Inc. 7102 RIVER RD., CINCINNATI, OH 45233, 513-382-5483, IPR-GROUP.BIZ » Printing
services that will ease your mind and budget. Signage, pamphlets, forms, sales literature, folders, cards, embroidered and silk-screened apparel and giveaways too. E-mail lynn@ ipr-group.biz
MDM Graphics, Inc. 10600 CHESTER RD., WOODLAWN, OH 45215, 859-816-7375 » Commercial printing with
marketing, printing and brand awareness by getting their message in front of their target market audience. Also increases their sales and foot traffic by providing them with custom printed promotional products and printing services.
General Advertising Products 95 GLENDALE-MILFORD RD., CINCINNATI, OH 45215, 513-346-3500, GAPADVERTISING.COM
» General Advertising Products is a full-line promotional products company serving Cincinnati since 1962. It can partner with you on your upcoming event for apparel and/or giveaways.
Gradu8 Promotional Products 110 BOGGS LANE, CINCINNATI, OH 45246, 877-951-4723, GRADU8PROMO.COM »
Gradu8 offers cutting-edge promotional products to businesses and schools. We pride ourselves in introducing the most innovative concepts to our customers to help promote their business needs.
Morgan Services, Inc. 11252 SEBRING DR., CINCINNATI, OH 45240, 800-423-1539, MORGANSERVICES.COM »
Offers a wide range of products, including linen and uniforms, corporate apparel and promotional products to fit your needs.
Smartcat Marketing Solutions 7012 HARRISON AVE., STE. 4, CINCINNATI, OH 45247, 513-661-5079, SMARTCAT.GURU »
More than ideas! Leading promotional products distributor that is passionate about helping clients develop powerful promotions to motivate, complement a campaign, or supply rewards.
A Savannah Nite Limousine/Empire Corporate Transportation 9331 SEWARD RD., FAIRFIELD, OH 45014, 513-858-2677, ASNLIMO.COM » Cincinnati’s
most affordable, comfortable and unforgettable transportation company. Newest and largest fleet in the city.
Callaway Transportation Inc. 7564 MAIN ST., FL 2, SYKESVILLE, MD 21784, 410-795-8300, CALLAWAYTRANSPORTATION. COM » Callaway Transportation provides
transportation management for conventions, trade shows and special events across the USA. From citywide shuttles to large regional events, its team brings success.
Drivr 8966 WALNUT RIDGE, WEST CHESTER OH 45069, 513-428-4655, GODRIVR.COM » Drivr is
a green personal transportation service offering luxurious, reasonably priced, environmentally friendly transit via a fleet of fully electric Tesla Model S vehicles. Your ride will be nothing short of extraordinary.
Executive Car & Airport Limousine 7948 STILLWELL RD., CINCINNATI, OH 45237, 513-351-7688, EXECUTIVECARLIMO.COM »
Underground Sports Shop, Inc. 1233 FINDLAY ST., CINCINNATI, OH 45214, 513-751-1662, UNDERGROUNDSPORTSSHOP. COM » The Underground Sports Shop is Cincin-
Executive Transportation Services, Inc.
nati’s premier provider of apparel, uniforms, screen-printing, embroidery, promotional products, trophies and awards.
Minuteman Press of Kenwood
1055 ST. PAUL PLACE, CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513-381-8696, TOWNEPROPERTIES.COM » De-
in-house graphic design and free delivery to Cincinnati area. Banners, posters, trade show displays, QR codes, badges, business cards and postcards. Free quotes and delivery.
Executive Car & Airport Limousine is a ground transportation company specializing in airport sedan, SUV and van service. Executive also provides door-to-door, city-to-city and hourly sedan, SUV and van service.
more than 25 years of experience that offers competitive pricing and quality finishing for all your offset and digital needs. 7679 MONTGOMERY RD., CINCINNATI, OH 45236, 513-531-7600, KENWOOD.MINUTE MANPRESS.COM » Full-service printer with
Smart City Networks
velopers/managers of quality apartment homes, condominiums for sale, owners’ associations, office parks, shopping centers, recreational facilities and land.
1810 MONMOUTH ST., NEWPORT, KY 41071, 859-261-8841, EXECUTIVETRANS PORTATION.ORG » Total transportation service
provides SUVs, luxury sedans, seven- and 14-passenger cars, minicoaches and 47- to 55-passenger motorcoaches. Shared ride services to hotels available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
First Student, Inc. 600 VINE ST., CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513241-2200, FIRSTCHARTERBUS.COM » First
Student Charter Bus Rental provides customized solutions for your group transportation needs, from logistics planning to on-site transportation coordination.
World Pac Paper, LLC
The UPS Store
1821 SUMMIT RD., STE. 317, CINCINNATI, OH 45237, 513-779-9595, WORLDPACPAPER.COM
» World Pac Paper, LLC is an award-winning
407 VINE ST., CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513-9290090, CINCINNATI-OH-2864.THEUPSSTORE LOCAL.COM » Located two blocks from the Duke
4991 FACTORY DR., FAIRFIELD, OH 45014, 513829-8290, LAKEFRONTLINES.COM » Lakefront
global distributor of high-quality printing and packaging papers and innovative packaging and printing solutions.
Energy Convention Center. Offers worldwide shipping, packing service, B/W copying, full-color copying and printing. On-site pickup available.
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Lines is the largest motorcoach company in the state of Ohio, offering charter service, contract service, group tour service and individual tours in its fleet of deluxe motorcoaches.
800.543.2613 and CincyUSA.com
MEETING PLANNER TOOLBOX 2017 Megabus.com 877-462-6342, MEGABUS.COM
» The expense
of travel shouldn’t keep you from the things you love. Megabus.com provides safe, convenient, affordable, express bus service from $1 (plus a reservation fee). Megabus.com offers free Wi-Fi and power outlets so that you can stay connected to the things that matter most. Providing express services between Cincinnati and 10 cities.
Miller Transportation, Inc. 111 OUTER LOOP, LOUISVILLE, KY 40214, 502368-5644, MILLERTRANSPORTATION.COM »
Reliable charter bus service from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. The fleet includes 80 motorcoaches, 140 school buses, shuttle buses and vans. Single or multiday excursions, specialty tour packages, meetings and convention shuttle management.
Petermann 8041 HOSBROOK RD., STE. 330, CINCINNATI, OH 45236, 513-351-7383, PETERMANNBUS. COM » A family-operated company, Petermann
is the oldest, largest and most respected in the state. It offers a variety of services to fit your transportation needs.
Queen City Transportation 1053 EBENEZER RD., CINCINNATI, OH 45233, 513-941-8700, QUEENCITYTRANSPORTATION. COM » Providing transportation in Greater
Cincinnati for more than 50 years. Ground transportation for group travelers—relaxed, comfortable, reliable. Professional drivers for local and long-distance travel in deluxe motorcoaches. Minibuses and executive coach also available.
Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA/Cincinnati Metro) 602 MAIN ST., CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513-621-4455, GO-METRO.COM » Discover
Cincinnati and let Metro do the driving. Metro provides service to the zoo, area museums and hundreds of other destinations. Metro is a nonprofit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 17 million rides per year.
Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) 3375 MADISON PIKE, FORT WRIGHT, KY 41017, 859-331-8265, TANKBUS.ORG » TANK offers
public transportation to the area’s best attractions. The Southbank Shuttle is a tourist favorite that connects the entertainment districts of Newport, downtown Cincinnati and Covington.
and more to members. AAA sells leisure, group and corporate travel, including cruises, resort vacations, airline tickets and Hertz rental cars.
UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES University of Cincinnati 2600 CLIFTON AVE., CINCINNATI, OH 45221, 513-556-0000, UC.EDU » One of the nation’s
major research universities, UC is the home of co-op education. Campus hosts 900 music and theater events annually, as well as lectures, exhibits and athletics.
Xavier University 3800 VICTORY PKWY., CINCINNATI, OH 45207, 513-745-3000, XAVIER.EDU » Founded
in 1831, Xavier is a private, coeducational university that provides a liberal arts education in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. Ranked in the top 10 among regional master’s-level colleges and universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for the last 22 years.
VIDEO B-Communicated, Inc. 392 KATIEBUD DR., CINCINNATI, OH 45238, 513-403-1664, BCOMMUNICATED.COM » A
marketing company with expertise in creating and marketing targeted video and social media campaigns to achieve your business goals.
VISITOR INFORMATION Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC) 1203 WALNUT ST., 4TH FLOOR, CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513-621-4400, 3CDC.ORG »
A nonprofit, full-service real estate development corporation focused on revitalizing the center city by renovating historic structures and streetscapes, creating great civic spaces, developing high-density/mixed-use projects, and building diverse mixed-income neighborhoods supported by local/unique businesses.
Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network 50 E. RIVERCENTER BLVD., STE. 1100, COVINGTON, KY 41011, 859-581-2260, CINCINNATIUSA.COM » Welcome to
Cincinnati USA, the Midwest’s most vibrant destination, known for its major league sports and world-class arts and culture, and an “artsy swagger,” in the words of The New York Times travel writer Kassie Bracken.
SERVING GREATER CINCINNATI AREA, UBER. COM » With the tap of a button in the Uber
Clermont County Ohio Convention & Visitors Bureau
app, a private driver will arrive within minutes. Enter code CINCYUSA to get your first ride free up to $20.
410 E. MAIN ST., BATAVIA, OH 45103, 513-7323600, VISITCLERMONTOHIO.COM » Clermont
TRAVEL AGENCIES AAA Allied Group, Inc. 15 W. CENTRAL PKWY., CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513-762-3100, AAA.COM » AAA
provides roadside assistance, travel services, insurance, car care, exclusive member discounts
» Discover Dearborn County, Southeast Indiana’s perfect place to play. Enjoy Hollywood Casino, Perfect North Slopes, historic river towns, Tour for the Cure activities and more.
Downtown Cincinnati Inc. 35 E. SEVENTH ST., STE. 202, CINCINNATI, OH 45202, 513-421-4440, DOWNTOWNCINCIN NATI.COM » A nonprofit business organization
with a mission to build a dynamic metropolitan center valued as the heart of the region. Visit website for complete downtown information.
Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY, 311 NUNN HALL, HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY 41099, 859-4488984, GLOBALCINCINNATI.ORG » Facilitates
exchange and global education programs, provides host services and network opportunities for international business, professional, government and student visitors who have been invited to the Greater Cincinnati area.
MeetNKY (Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau) 50 E. RIVERCENTER BLVD., STE. 200, COVINGTON, KY 41011, 859-261-4677, MEETNKY.COM
» The Northern Kentucky area has a cosmopolitan atmosphere, offering exciting attractions, an expanding entertainment district, unique dining options and hotels, and spectacular views of Cincinnati. Directly across from downtown Cincinnati. Rising Sun/Ohio County Tourism Commission 100 S. WALNUT ST., RISING SUN, IN 47040, 812-438-4933, ENJOYRISINGSUN.COM » Great
gaming and golf—feels like home on the banks of the Ohio River.
TourismOhio 77 SOUTH HIGH ST., COLUMBUS, OH 43215, 614-466-8844, OHIO.ORG » Tourism is a key
economic driver for Ohio, and TourismOhio works to promote the state as a premiere travel destination, focusing on the people, places and spaces that make Ohio great.
Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau 5412 COURSEVIEW DR., STE. 220, MASON, OH 45040, 800-791-4386, OHIOSLARGESTPLAYGROUND.COM » Zip. Sip.
Flip. Play. Glide. Ride. Roar. Explore. It’s recess your way EVERY day in Warren County, Ohio’s Largest Playground.
County accommodations and conference facilities are convenient to downtown Cincinnati and regional attractions. Visitors Guide and Underground Railroad Driving Tour brochure downloadable at its website.
Dearborn County Convention, Visitor & Tourism Bureau 320 WALNUT ST., LAWRENCEBURG, IN 47025,
Visit CincyUSA.com to ﬁnd the most up-to-date directory of members.
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The Transformation in Cincinnati USA is Stunning. • Six new hotels just steps from the Duke Energy Convention Center • More than 3,200 rooms within four blocks of the convention center • Multiple price points and loyalty programs • New downtown streetcar system connects all five entertainment districts
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Cincinnati USA is humming with style, fun and excitement. New restaurants, hotels and entertainment make us a “must-bid” for your next RFP. Contact us at CincyUSA.com/Meet or 800.543.2613.
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