Member Benefits

Members of the Ohio Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus are armed with networking, education and government affairs resources necessary for any destination marketing organization.

Member benefits are detailed by topic in this section. For more details, please contact the State Office.

State Office

The OACVB state office is located in downtown Columbus and is open during normal business hours. Executive Staff The OACVB executive director and staff are housed in the state office. The staff is available to answer your calls, handle member questions and distribute time-sensitive information to members. Fully Equipped Office...

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Business Partnership Program

Business Patron $5,000 Opportunity to attend all board meetings and luncheons. (Non-voting) Opportunity to communicate with all members through OACVB list serve four times annually Opportunity to make brief presentation at one meeting per year Opportunity to set up display and distribute handouts at two meetings per year Opportunity for...

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Educational Opportunities

Learn more about convention and visitor bureaus and the hospitality industry through the following OACVB programs. Annual Educational Conference - This annual two-day conference is held in the month of September and offers tourism leaders and staff a chance to learn more about their industry. Sessions range from topics on...

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Marketing and Networking Opportunities

Membership in OACVB offers your bureau the opportunity to market its destination to the public, network with other bureaus, and make important contact with legislators. Annual Lobbying Day on Capital Hill - Each year, members of OACVB travel to Washington D.C. to meet with legislators. This is a unique opportunity...

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Award Programs

Awards are presented for outstanding achievements in several categories during the annual Midwest CVB Educational Conference. The awards are: Middy's - These awards recognize excellence in tourism and marketing programs. A team of judges, who are experts in the field of communication, advertising and publications, select the winners in each...

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Membership Levels & Dues

OACVB offers four levels of memberships, depending on your involvement in the convention and visitors bureau business. Review the table below for details. Membership Type Annual Dues Annual Budget Description Voting Rights Regular Member $500.00 $0-$50,000.00 Executive Directors of convention and visitor bureaus are eligible for this level of membership....

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How To Join

To join OACVB, complete the form below to pay online via PayPal, or download the appropriate application, complete & submit via mail with payment. Questions? Contact the State Office at (888)505-9552. You do not have permission to view this form.

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