Destination Mansfield–Richland County Recognizes Tourism Excellence

Destination Mansfield – Richland County held its 2019 Annual Meeting on May 1, 2019, at the Mid-Ohio Conference Center. The event was presented by Alta Florist & Greenhouse and Avita Health System. From a major concert to a group of local museums, we congratulate the five honorees who were recognized for their contributions to Richland County’s tourism industry. And the Tourism Award of Excellence Winners for 2019 are…...

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Destination Mansfield – Richland County Wins Marketing Award

During the educational conference, Destination Mansfield – Richland County received a first-place marketing award called a RUBY in the statewide RUBY Awards competition. The recognition was for their Shawshank Trail Digital Marketing Campaign, which tells the first-hand story of a visiting couple experiencing the Shawshank Trail, featuring 15 filming sites from the movie The Shawshank Redemption....

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Destination Mansfield Recognizes Tourism Excellence

Destination Mansfield – Richland County held its 2018 Annual Meeting on May 2nd at the North Central State College Kehoe Center in Shelby. The event was presented by Alta Florist & Greenhouse, Deluxe Catering & Events and DRM Productions. Attendees learned how the tourism marketing organization for the county had changed how it tells stories…

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Networking Opportunities Benefit Local Businesses

You can make a bigger impact on your business with local partnerships, state and national industry associations, and cross-promoting other tourism businesses. The state of Ohio has several organizations whose goals are to connect businesses, give them the tools to attract more people to their business and make our state a top-priority for tourists.   ...

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Convention & Visitors Bureau Honored for Marketing

The Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau (M/RCCVB) received four more awards in a statewide tourism marketing competition at the Ohio Conference on Travel, October 26-28 in Columbus. One of the most-anticipated events at the conference is the presentation of RUBY Awards, a statewide competition honoring those who have found the most innovative and creative ways to market their destination, attraction, or service in the diverse field of tourism marketing. The awards were in the following categories: ...

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CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU RECEIVES MARKETING AWARD

The Ohio Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (OACVB) held its 19th Annual Awards of Excellence Luncheon in Lancaster, Ohio on Thursday, September 22, 2016. MIDDY Awards are presented for Destination Marketing and Tourism development. The Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s ShawshankTrail.com, won second place in the Website Category. “We were very happy to have been recognized for the work done on the new Shawshank Trail website,” stated Bureau President, Lee Tasseff. “It is the 20th award we have earned since 2012.”...

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Tourism Excellence Recognized by Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Mansfield/Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau (M/RCVB) recognized Excellence in Tourism at its Annual Meeting, held May 18 in the Ohio Brass Central Guard Room at the Ohio State Reformatory. Four new members were inducted into the Tourism Hall of Fame. It was a strategic year in 2015 for the local tourism industry and our Convention & Visitors Bureau. The organization took the time to take stock of where the Bureau has been and strategize how to better effect the overall economic development and to become a strong partner. The environment is well-suited for more collaboration on things that move the community forward and we are happy to be a part of it.

In addition to producing a comprehensive two-year plan, highlights for 2015 included helping establish the Shawshank Hustle, the popular Wine & Ale Trail, invested in the Brickyard Stage project, conducting visitor research and reaping the rewards of the national PR. ...

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Lee Tasseff Honored with Ohio Tourism Industry’s Highest Award

Lee Tasseff was recognized with the state’s highest tourism industry honor, the Paul Sherlock Award in Tourism, during the Ohio Conference on Tourism, Nov. 16. The president of the Mansfield/Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Tasseff was presented the peer award at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris. Tasseff was hired as executive director, now president, of the Mansfield/Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau in 1990. He’s held numerous leadership roles at the local, regional and state level, including president of the Ohio Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus and the Ohio Travel Association. Tasseff is a current board member of the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association. “Lee is known throughout the state as change-maker with an instinctive understanding of tourism and its contributions to the economy,“ says Ohio Travel Association Executive Director Melinda Huntley. ...

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Tourism Hall of Fame gains Six New Members

Top honors in tourism excellence went to six businesses and events that have driven tourism or helped the Bureau enhance tourism in Richland County. “They set standards for excellence that helped grow Richland County’s tourism offerings,” stated Maurer. “They help set us apart from other communities competing for the same visitor dollar.” This year’s winners are:...

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LOCAL CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU RECEIVES MARKETING AWARDS

The Ohio Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (OACVB) held its 17th Annual Awards of Excellence Luncheon in Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. MIDDY Awards are presented for destination marketing and tourism development. Mansfield / Richland County CVB wins 3 marketing awards for Shawshank videos and the new Bike Trail map brochure. ...

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