Coshocton Visitors Bureau moves to Roscoe

| May 13, 2014

COSHOCTON — The Coshocton Visitors Bureau has a new home at 432 N. Whitewoman St. in Historic Roscoe Village. The office had most recently been housed at 401 Main St. The new space is located between Canal Cargo and Liberty Antiques retail shops. The building houses the Coshocton Visitors Bureau office on the second floor, and on the main level is a Made in the USA City and Annin Flagmakers Showroom along with local tourism information. They plan to be open seven days a week during the tourism season beginning Memorial Day Weekend with hours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Jan Myers, director of the Coshocton Visitors Bureau, says the new office space is an ideal location to interact with the tourists visiting the county.

“We are so happy with this new office space which will offer us a way to talk with visitors and share information about our area, giving them even more reasons to, hopefully, spend the night here in Coshocton County on this trip or a return trip,” said Myers.

Myers says they are thrilled to be an Annin Flagmakers Showroom and dealer.

“The Visitors Bureau is working hard to promote Coshocton County as the Made in the USA City,” she said. “We will be showcasing Annin Flags, which are made here in Coshocton, and also displaying other products that are manufactured here in the county. We plan to work with local companies to put together several interesting exhibits to share with our tourists and area residents.”

Myers says that the Annin Flagmakers corporate office in New Jersey is excited about The Visitors Bureau’s Annin Flagmakers Showroom, which they believe is the only one of its kind.

“As an added offering for our guests, we will also be able to sell the Annin Flags and patriotic decorations,” shared Myers.  “Our local Annin Flagmakers factory is another one of Coshocton’s popular tourism locations. They partner with many of our other attractions and do numerous group tours at their facility each year. Factory tours like this are very popular for travelers.”

The mission of the Coshocton Visitors Bureau is to increase the number of overnight stays in one of the county’s lodging facilities through the promotion of tourism experiences, overnight packages, and attractions to encourage tourists to visit, explore, and plan return visits to Coshocton County.

“The primary funding source for the Coshocton Visitors Bureau is derived from a lodging excise tax or ‘bed tax’ that a hotel guest pays on lodging in our county,” explained Myers. “So, it is important for us to share information to help encourage visitors to spend the night in one of our lodging facilities that collect this lodging tax, which is then used to promote tourism to our county.”

Tourism is important to the economy of Coshocton County. Tourism numbers for 2013 will soon be available, but the most recent figures available from 2011 tell us that visitors generated $47 million in business sales both directly and indirectly in Coshocton County.

“We are so fortunate in Coshocton to be rich in so many gems of tourism experiences such as Historic Roscoe Village, the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, our horse-drawn Canal Boat, Lake Park Complex, Golf Courses, Clary Gardens, Pearl Valley Cheese, Unusual Junction, our court square and downtown area, countless entertaining events, the five wineries that make up our Three Rivers Wine Trail, and so much more,” said Myers. “You can find our attractions, events, lodging, restaurants, and more on our award-winning website – www.VisitCoshocton.com.”

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