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Coshocton Visitors Bureau busy during off-season

| February 6, 2013

COSHOCTON – Even though first quarter is not the busy tourism season in Coshocton, now is the time to prepare for the 2013 season. Jan Myers, director of the Coshocton Visitors Bureau (CVB), says the office has been doing just that. 

“We are a small office of just me and Lainie Brillhart, Communications and Marketing Coordinator,” said Myers. “We have been busy so far this year attending travel shows, working on our new visitor guide, redesigning our website, gathering new photos of local attractions and lodging, and promoting upcoming events for 2013.”

Myers, who just completed her first year as CVB Director, says she is especially excited about the partnerships that have developed in that time.

“We began holding regular Coshocton Tourism Industry Partner meetings in 2012,” she said. “We meet at various attractions in the county to discuss marketing ideas and form relationships that have led to tourism packages we can use to bring in more visitors. As an example, the Sweetheart Big Band Dance and the Chocolate Extravaganza events on Feb. 9 have partnered with Coshocton Village Inn & Suites to create a great getaway package for us to market to out-of-town guests.”

The CVB also recently attended the AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo in Columbus.

“Coshocton County was well represented and made a big impact this year with three attractive booths all set up together,” said Myers. “Raven’s Glenn Winery had their booth right next to ours where they were promoting not only their winery, but all five wineries along Coshocton’s Three Rivers Wine Trail. Roscoe Village and the CVB shared a double booth next to Raven’s Glenn.  Lainie had designed a huge, gorgeous banner as our backdrop. We had beautiful ‘wood-like’ laminate flooring from Fisher Decorating, and we tied it all together with red, white, and blue décor from Annin & Co. It was exciting to work together as a team to share information and brochures about all Coshocton County has to offer.”

Another major current project of the Coshocton Visitors Bureau is the production of their new Visitor Guide. “This is the third year the CVB has created a magazine style brochure that showcases the lodging, attractions, dining, shopping, and outdoor offerings in Coshocton,” said Myers. “We distribute those guides throughout Ohio and surrounding states, send them out to anyone who requests information about the area, and we showcase them in brochure racks in the surrounding region. 

“In 2012 in Amish County alone, we went through 30,000 of the Coshocton Visitor Guides! The Coshocton County Beacon produces the piece and does a great job for us. If anyone is interested in advertising in the guide, there is still some time left.” 

For information on advertising in the Coshocton Visitors Guide, contact the CVB Office (740) 622-4877 or the Coshocton County Beacon at (740) 622-4237.

The Coshocton Visitors Bureau is located at 401 Main Street, Coshocton. For more information and a list of events, visit their website at www.visitcoshocton.com, or follow them on Facebook ~ Visit Coshocton Ohio!

“If there is a tourism-related business or event out there that isn’t on our Coshocton Tourism Industry Partners email list and would like to be, they can also contact our office,” said Myers. Contact the CVB office at 622-4877 or [email protected]

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