Harding Symposium commemorates 100th anniversary of “The Great War”

The Ohio State University at Marion in collaboration with the Harding Home Presidential Site, the Ohio History Connection, Marion Technical College, the Marion Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Marion Public Library, welcome presidential enthusiasts and historians from across the country to the 2017 Warren G. Harding Symposium, “The Great War: How America Came […]

Women’s Business Council to learn about Marion’s travel economy

You are invited to join the members of Marion Women’s Business Council for a luncheon. The event will be Monday, May 9, 2016 from 11:30am – 1:00 pm on the second floor of META Solutions (formerly TRECA) at 100 Executive Dr. in Marion. Mark Holbrook, Executive Director for the Marion Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, […]

Marion Visitors Bureau celebrating 30 years with open house

The Marion Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has been in the business of marketing Marion as a destination for the past 30 years. The Marion Area CVB existence started with a resolution by the Board of Marion County Commissioners on November 20, 1984 to commence collecting bed tax on January 1, 1985. The bed tax […]

Marion CVB honors Customer Service Star and Community Ambassador with awards

The Marion Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau presented Linda Steed, Breakfast Hostess of Country Inn & Suites, with the 2014 Customer Service Star Award and Dan Sheridan, Marion County Prairie Parks volunteer, with the 2014 Community Ambassador Award. In addition to the awards, the CVB also recognized other people who demonstrated excellent customer service and […]

New logo unveiled for Marion Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Marion Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) kicked off its 30th year of marketing Marion as a destination with the start of 2015. And with that, the bureau is introducing a new look as well. The bureau’s new logo will start to appear on their marketing materials and will stand as the new identity […]

Marion Visitors Bureau Wins Award for Marketing

Diane Watson, Director of Marion Area Convention and Visitors Bureau recently participated in the Ohio Travel Association’s (OTA) 2014 Conference on Tourism in Springfield, Ohio. She brought back a Ruby Award for the bureau’s efforts in marketing the Marion area to potential visitors. Conference on Tourism is Ohio’s annual conference for the travel and tourism […]

Lemley Wins 2014 Marion’s Amazing Treasures Contest

The Marion Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) recently announced the winners of the summer promotion, Marion’s Amazing Treasures IX. After validating all the playing cards returned to the CVB, prize levels were drawn and the winners for the 2014 summer promotion were: James Lemley – First prize winner with 20-24 validations Katie Shoaf – […]

Owen’s Opera House, RAMTECH Honored at CVB Breakfast

The Marion Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau on Thursday, May 29, presented Dennis and Donna Mattix of the Owen’s Opera House with the 2013 Customer Service Star Award and RAMTEC (Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative) with the 2013 Community Ambassador Award for their promotion of the community. In addition to the awards, the […]

Swartz, Geocachers Honored by Marion Visitors Bureau

In recognition of travel and tourism’s tremendous economic, social and cultural impact in Marion County, the Marion Area Convention and Visitors Bureau recently hosted a breakfast in the Guthery Room at OSUM, to honor those who work to foster tourism in the Marion area. Hospitality industry, business professionals and volunteers attended the annual breakfast, which […]

Time Running Out to Nominate a Customer Service Star

The Marion Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is in the business of bringing people to Marion as a destination. Once visitors get here, the Marion CVB is dependent on the employers and employees of the area hotels, restaurants, gift shops, gas stations and other frontline service oriented businesses to make Marion visitors feel at home. […]