Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Springfield Snags Convention Business from Cincinnati
No doubt due to downtown Cincinnati's collapse Springfield won the 2014 Ohio Travel Association conference over the Queen City. Springfield has been touting their new Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts & Conference Center on the Clark State campus at the south end of town.
More than 300 people from Ohio’s tourism industries will come to Springfield for a statewide conference that is expected to bring $200,000 in revenue to the city.
The Marriott Courtyard hotel has been working with the Clark County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau to lure more conventions to the area.
"Springfield is a very workable location," [CVB director, Chris] Schutte said. "You can leave your car in one place and walk to the convention sites or to places like the Heritage museum or our dining options."
In fact, the conference center is less than an hour's walk from the 120 unit hotel and Heritage Center with Hardees, McDonald's, Rally's, Springfield Bar B Cue, Casano's, Wendy's, Taco Bell & Schuler's along the way.

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