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Coshocton Tourism has first meeting of the year

| March 7, 2013

COSHOCTON – Coshocton Tourism had their first meeting of the year today, March 7, at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum. Uncorked provided refreshments.

Jan Myers, director of Coshocton County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, announced that they have been visiting and promoting Coshocton through various local travel shows, which are popular this time of the year. Myers commented that at the AAA travel show in Columbus, Coshocton had a large display and made a huge impact.

“We had a three-booth display with Raven’s Glenn and Roscoe Village,” she said. “We really made a great impact for Coshocton at that show. We’re out there with our brochures promoting Coshocton.”

The CVB will be attending two other travel shows within the next couple of weeks to promote the area.

Myers also made a big announcement during the meeting. Ohio Chautauqua is coming back to Coshocton this year July 23 – 27 with a new theme: When Ohio was the Western Frontier. They are planning to come back to Coshocton every other year.

“It’s a great event to bring into Coshocton,” said Myers. “It was very well-received here two years ago. They just loved Coshocton so much. It was such a great experience for them and for us.”

Myers also announced that Coshocton has been mentioned multiple times in Ohio tourism magazines, including a cover photo on one Ohio publication featuring the Balloon Festival in Coshocton County and an article on Coshocton in a recent Midwest Living publication.

The Coshocton CVB has been doing co-op advertising in many area publications including a full page ad in the Tuscarawas County visitor’s brochure, an ad in the Zanesville Visitor’s Guide, and ads in Stark County, Cambridge, and Holmes County, all promoting Coshocton. The 2013 CVB Visitor’s Guide will be available at the beginning of next month and Myers encouraged all local businesses to display this publication in their stores.

“We want to make sure we have our products out there in a prominent way,” said Myers.

Myers also commented on group tours that are available in Coshocton. To see a list of places to take group tours in Coshocton, visit visitcoshocton.com/group-tours.

Myers had another big announcement during the meeting concerning the pipeline that is coming to Coshocton. The first employee meeting will be April 5 and more than 500 employees are expected to move into the community. Myers warned hotels and rentals to be prepared for this extra traffic. The Coshocton CVB plans to take over welcome packets for the more than 500 employees and any business who wants to include any information into the welcome packet should drop it off at 401 Main St by March 20.

Myers had a few comments on some local events happening this month including the Tiverton Institute, the bridal fair, Habitat Home Show, the ‘Always…Patsy Cline’ production, the PKC Beagle World Championships, bluegrass music, and the Sleuth Mystery Dinner at the Warehouse.

“The things we’re doing are selling out and very popular,” said Myers.

Before the meeting adjourned, everyone present at the meeting gave a brief discussion on what their business was doing to better Coshocton County. Some of the topics included upcoming events that could potentially attract tourism from other counties such as Dulcimer Days and the Indian Mud Run, business remodeling and expansion, new programs and organizations that are forming to feature Coshocton County residents, and new businesses and projects coming to Coshocton. Amy Stockdale also announced the next Coshocton Cash Mob will be March 11 at Local Bounty.

For more information on tourism in Coshocton, visit the CVB website at visitcoshocton.com.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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