Local tourism executive attends OACVB education conference

Staff report

Lee Tasseff, President of the Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau joined other leaders of Ohio’s tourism industry in attending the Ohio Association of Convention & Visitors Bureau’s (OACVB) Annual Education Conference, Sept. 17, at the Jefferson Golf and Country Club in Blacklick, Ohio.

OACVB President Larry Fletcher expressed his appreciation to Gahanna CVB Director Laurie Jadwin, her staff, and conference team for organizing the event. He commented, “The OACVB education conference is always one of my favorite professional development sessions of the year. The event was a perfect blend of educational and networking opportunities, plus the chance to experience some of Gahanna’s diverse attractions.”

During the conference attendees learned more about working with bloggers through a panel discussion featuring Laura Kretler, Heather Rader and Betsy Decillis.

The presentation X + Y = Generational Marketing & Recruiting, by Ann and Al Turpin, outlined the challenges and opportunities the Millennial Generation presents for the tourism industry and Columbus restauranteur Cameron Mitchell addressed the group about his company’s philosophies for success. The conference also included the OACVB September Board Meeting, a great networking event at the Ohio Herb Education Center, dinner at 101 Beer Kitchen and the OACVB’s Annual Middy Awards Luncheon which recognizes excellence among member bureaus for marketing and PR efforts.


Staff report