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Reports to: Director of Marketing and Communications Manager
The Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau (WCCVB) is a destination marketing organization committed to economic growth by increasing overnight and year-round visitors to Warren County, Ohio. Tourism is the leading industry in Warren County with 7.8 million annual visitors, an economic impact of $993 million and 10,657 tourism-related jobs.
The Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the Marketing, Public Relations and E-Marketing departments and the WCCVB as a whole. Manages the databases for all fulfillment requests and for the e-newsletters, is responsible for the execution of the daily communication in all social media platforms, and performs other projects as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Oversees the management of the WCCVB's fulfillment functions to include answering phones, responding to requests and routing all incoming telephone calls.
• Oversees the selection and management of fulfillment center staff and volunteers, develops and assigns tasks and schedules for all bulk mailings, labels and other marketing mailings.
• Oversees all postage and mailing requirements, this includes distribution of incoming and outgoing office mail, bulk mail and special mailings (partner mailings, etc.).
• Oversees the management of the office voice mail system and the night service phone message system, routinely updates with current and new tourism-related information.
• Manages the CRM database program for servicing and tracking fulfillment requests of all email, reader response, phone and online inquiries. Produces monthly reports as required by the marketing director.
• Posts and updates community calendars with events information.
• Manages all WCCVB databases (partners, political, newsletter mailing lists, etc.) to ensure accuracy.
• Assists in the coordination and servicing of partner, stakeholder, and marketing programs.
• Maintains a well-informed, working knowledge of the attractions and services available to the potential visitor.
• Assists all other departments with projects as needed.
Social Media Duties:
• Implements the daily conversation in all social media platforms (Facebook posts, Twitter, Pinterest).
• Tracks and builds weekly social media reports.
• Writes and edits website and blog content.
• Takes photos at various locations around the county to be posted to Facebook and blogs.
• Implements social media contests.
• Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience, preferably in Communications or Marketing
• Expert knowledge of social media tactics and platforms
• Knowledge and proficiency working with website CMS & CRM (knowledge of HTML a plus)
• Ability to problem-solve independently
• Strong judgment, integrity and moral character
• Excellent interpersonal, writing and communications skills
• Experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously
• 2-3 years of experience preferred
Please send a cover letter and resume to Carol Monnin, Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 5412 Courseview Drive, Ste 220, Mason, Ohio, 45040 or to Cmonnin@wccvb.org. Questions call 513-204-1900.
Springboro is a thriving community on the north end of Warren County. Springboro's business community is continuing to grow, with increased development of the Austin Pike interchange. The business community of Springboro is made up of hundreds of small businesses, from locally owned retail stores, to small manufacturing plants, from health care providers to service industry providers, and from family owned and operated cafes and restaurants to independent insurance providers. The Springboro Chamber of Commerce has almost 500 business members, 50% of whom have 5 of fewer employees. Only about 25-30 Chamber members have more than 25 employees.
Small businesses are what keep the Springboro area alive from a commerce perspective. It is one of the fastest growing communities in Warren County, with a growing economic base, great schools, and beautiful neighborhoods and city parks. The population of the City has grown more than 41% in the last ten years. Small businesses see this picture when they consider relocation or a start-up.
Location is also one factor that cannot be ignored. Perfectly situated just a couple of miles from two exits off Interstate 75, and just 14 miles from Dayton and 37 miles from Cincinnati, the heart of Springboro provides small business owners with easy access to everything they need to be successful, affordable housing, reasonable taxes, great family values and schools, plus a high quality of life. Maybe this is why for the past two years Springboro has ranked around 40th place on the CNN Money list of desirable small cities to live.Our vision for Springboro is a community of excellence, a desirable place to work and live. Our schools are rated Excellent with distinction by the State of Ohio, our city and township officials provide our residents and small business owners with much needed resources and support, and our calendar of events provides our residents with ample local entertainment and enriching activities all year long.
Interesting facts about Springboro: As of 2011, Springboro's population was 12,380, up 41% since 2000. Median home price is $171,300 and median household income is $72,316. Springboro has access to top quality entertainment, prime shopping malls, professional and semi-pro sports teams, means residents, their guests and travelling visitors have plenty to choose from. We have several unique and interesting tourist attractions in Springboro which include: "La Comedia" Dinner Theater, Friesinger's Chocolate Factory, The Wright Brothers Museum, and our own famous Self Guided Walking Tour of the Underground Railroad Sites in town. From our rich history, to our promising future, Springboro has become the ideal place to work, live and play in Southwest Ohio.
*Special thanks to Sara Arseneau from the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce for writing this guest blog.
It's nearly Black Friday, the day we emerge from our turkey coma and race to local malls and national chain stores to score major deals on merchandise. But in Lebanon we invite you to join us for a much more fun option: Small Business Saturday! November 24, 2012, is a day to support Lebanon's small business owners, help fuel the economy and invigorate our community.
It's in this spirit that we celebrate "small" in a big way with this fun guide to our favorite local spots that make Lebanon what it is! So, put this pamphlet in your back pocket, and hop around to some of these wonderful restaurants, bars and shops on Small Business Saturday, for a truly magical shopping experience! Whether you're reveling in your super-discounted new sweater, munching on a cookie or sipping some warm cider, make sure you tip your hat to these independent entrepreneurs who make Lebanon so special.
And don't forget to come back downtown as we shine throughout the year with Festivals, Fairs, and December 1 for the worlds' largest Holiday Horse Drawn Carriage Parade & Festival!
Lebanon Area Chamber, 212 N Broadway; 513-932-1100
*Special thanks to Dawn Schroeder from the Waynesville Chamber of Commerce for guest blogging!
Waynesville is located in Southwestern part of Ohio, where small businesses are key to its vitality. When people think of Waynesville, they think of the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival, but we're so much more than that. We are a Village of over 2800 people, who invest deep into their community, by shopping, dining and caring about the people and the businesses that invest and set roots into Waynesville. We have very little industry, so as a result most of Waynesville, are small business or, "Mom and Pop" businesses.
The greatest feature the average person receives from a small business is more one on one customer service. They know customers names, how many children they have, details about their lives and what they like to shop for and in some cases they already know what you want for lunch and have it ready for you.
At a time when many small cities are struggling to keep and attract businesses, this quaint little town is holding its own, with more than 70 shopping and dining establishments open and more on the way. These days, in addition to antiques, you'll also find home decor, gifts and fine arts. "We are recycling America's historic past" says Lauran Lepley of Waynesville Antique Mall. You'll find everything from rustic and primitive to classic American furniture and collectibles in Waynesville, in addition to the quaint boutiques that dot the downtown area with a wide variety of items such as jewelry, prints, seasonal items, dip mixes and doggie treats.
When you are ready for lunch we have a variety of restaurants to choose from such as Bentino's Pizza and Waynesville Pizza, in which both are operated and maintained by family members. Don't forget the Hammel House, owned by Pam Bowman, who has been a staple in Waynesville, and creates salads, sandwiches and soups (best onion soup around). We have everything from gourmet at the Cobblestone Cafe to our newest restaurant Stone House Tavern. Every business in Waynesville is a "small business" which makes us distinctive from everyone else. We don't have a lot of chain stores, we are a group of individual businesses trying to make a name for them and we have done a great job of sustaining through the economic times this country has faced. So the next time you think of purchasing something for your home or to purchase a gift, to go out to eat, buy a special cake or pastry, support a small business. They support the local economy by supporting local ball teams; donate to causes, raffles and so much more.
For more information on Waynesville, please visit us at www.waynesvilleohio.com.
Festivities will kick off Saturday, December 1st at 10 am and will take place on Mulberry Street and Broadway in Lebanon. There will be free carriage rides available from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
Come out and enjoy our various street vendors and live entertainment, or stop by the LM&M Railroad for a ride on the North Pole Express. To find our ride times and prices be sure to visit the LM&M Railroad website.
The parade times are at 1pm and 7pm and will start at the corner of Oakwood and Broadway. Once you visit once the Lebanon Carriage Parade & Festival will keep your family coming back year after year. Do you have a story about the festival? Tell us in the comments below.
For more information about the Lebanon Christmas Parade please visit The Lebanon Chamber of Commerce.
Thanksgiving is a time for you to relax and share with family and friends. There is no better way to relax during the holidays than allowing the staff at The Golden Lamb to take care of your special meals with all the fixin's. If you can't make it in for dinner then I suggest you to take a piece of The Golden Lamb home with you and make your holiday feast complete with a Sister Lizie's Shaker Sugar Pie with house-made caramel sauce.
The Shaker Sugar Pie is bursting with flavor, and will compliment your thanksgiving spread while saving you time without the extra hassle of making desserts yourself. The Golden Lamb uses the freshest and ripest fruits and ingredients from local farmers like Iron's Fruit Farm.
There is a bit of mystery as to where the Shaker Sugar Pie originated. It is said that in antique kitchen hutch acquired at auction is where Mrs. Jones found the recipe titled "Sister Lizie's Pie" left behind in an old drawer. Mrs. Jones then began serving it at The Golden Lamb around holiday season of 1927.
No matter what the origination, this is a holiday tradition that has warmed the hearts of many over the years. The Golden Lamb invites you to come out today make the Shaker Sugar Pie or one of their many other delicious pies a part of your family's traditionThe Golden Lamb invites you to come out today to try the Shaker Sugar Pie or one of their other wholesome pies! The historical Golden Lamb in Lebanon would like to make your thanksgiving meal preparation easier for yourself and your family. We hope to become a part of you family's thanksgiving dinner.
Located in Waynesville, Ohio, ScareDown is the brain-child of independent filmmaker Josh Hasty who took his love of fall and production to create a seasonal event he says will keep families coming back year after year. ScareDown features hayrides, corn mazes and haunted attractions -including a real-live haunted house. However, ScareDown is not like other so-called haunted attractions. Hasty said, "Growing up I always felt like I would get super excited, wait in line two hours, and then be pushed out the door looking for something else to do for the rest of the night." In response, Hasty and his team worked to create an atmosphere he describes as a real "Halloween Town" where you can enjoy the thrills of haunted attractions while enjoying more relaxing fall activities like sitting around the fire sipping cider.
ScareDown aims to be more than just a typical Halloween Haunt. Rather, Hasty and his team have transformed a real barn into a fear-induced attraction that will certainly live up to the name "ScareDown". The barn uses state-of-the-art sound, lighting and effects to create a theatrical, in-your-face experience designed to give you goose bumps and raise the hairs on the back of your neck.
ScareDown also has a real-life haunted house on the property that was reportedly home to gruesome murders in the late 1800's. Hasty and his colleague personally camped out in the house with a ouji board to see for themselves if it was really haunted. Hasty and his colleague said they communicated with a spirit named "Elizabeth" who promptly told the two, "leave!"
"Some people roll their eyes when I tell them about it," Hasty said. "So I invite them on a solo tour of the house at night. No takers yet."
"We love families," Hasty said. "ScareDown is all about fun and the love of the season." Starting at 11 am Thursday thru Sunday, ScareDown opens their pumpkin patch, daytime corn maze, hay ride along with their vending and gift shops. Beginning in October, Thursdays will be designated for daytime events running from 11 am to 7 pm that are sure to provide family fun. There will be contests and events during the day along with select movie nights for the whole family.
If you go:
Are you looking for a fun, fall festival filled with hand-made crafts, unique food recipes and entertainment? If so, you need to head to Waynesville Ohio, October 13-14 for the 43rd annual Sauerkraut Festival. Located in the "Antique Capital of Midwest" the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival attracts more than 350,000 visitors annually with more than 450 craft booths featuring artisans from all over the country, including Hawaii. Sample traditional and unique sauerkraut recipes to stimulate your taste buds as food vendors open your mind to culinary creations you didn't even think possible. The 43rd annual Sauerkraut Festival in Waynesville promises to entertain, and keep you coming back for years to come.
If you're an arts & crafts lover, the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival is a perfect weekend activity. With artisans from 29 different states, all craft booths are hand-selected by a jury to ensure only hand-made, high-quality-crafts are featured. Therefore, you'll only purchase individually crafted items by an artisan who takes pride in their work. You'll find crafts including:
• Holiday crafts
• Floral, Wreaths, Baskets
• Pet Items
• And much more!
Taste Traditional and Unique Sauerkraut Recipes
The first Ohio Sauerkraut Festival began in 1970 serving nearly 530 pounds of sauerkraut. Today, The Ohio Sauerkraut Festival serves 7 tons of sauerkraut for approximately 350,000 visitors! That's a lot of kraut. If you're a sauerkraut lover, you'll find delicious classics like cabbage rolls, reuben sandwiches and bratwursts guaranteed to satisfy. But if you enjoy testing your taste buds, perhaps you'll sample more unique recipes such as sauerkraut pizza, brownies, and cookies or one of the most popular dishes: the sauerkraut doughnut!
Even if you're not a sauerkraut fan, the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival will be serving non-sauerkraut items as well. This year will introduce a new food booth with all dishes made from pumpkin. Embrace the fall season with goodies such as pumpkin ice cream and pumpkin baked goods
This year, the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival is going mobile, with new QR codes that link your smart phone to a map of all craft and food vendors. Now you'll be able to find exactly what you're looking for among a large crowd of craft and sauerkraut enthusiasts.
Bring the whole family to Waynesville October 13-14 to enjoy wonderful weekend of food and crafts at the 43rd annual Ohio Sauerkraut festival. Visit the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival online for more information.
If you go:
Saturday October 13: 9a-8p
Sunday October 14: 9a-6p
Pets & Alcohol are prohibited
Check out the Sauerkraut Festival website for more info.
September is upon us, meaning summer is coming to an end and the children are back in school. While the days of fun in the sun are behind us, there are still plenty of opportunities for you and your family to have fun in Ohio this fall. From September 28-30, Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village in Warren County is home to an entire weekend of Civil War themed events that are both fun and educational. Whether you're looking for a great field trip idea for a history class or a unique weekend event for the family, "Remembering the Civil War" at Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village is something you won't want to miss.
While the Civil War ended nearly 150 years ago, its impact and social significance has had a tremendous effect on our country to this day. The school day sends students back in time with a real-life, hands on learning experience about Civil War. Karen Ball of Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village describes the event as "A backward glance of a distant day." Students will visit soldier camps, tour log cabins, practice marching, mock battle and learn about everyday life in the days of the Civil War. For more information, contact Caesars Creek Pioneer Village by calling 513 897 1120.
Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village opens at 10 am Saturday September 29 with soldiers preparing for the day's activities. Dads and sons will participate in enlistment drills; learning to march and prepare for battle. Mothers and daughters can attend "Ladies Tea" where they learn "fan language" (The use of folded fans to communicate feelings such as happy, angry or flirty). Special speakers will address the profound impact of women on and off the battle field during the Civil War. The day ends with a battle between North and South- allowing you and your family to witness our nation's most brutal conflict first hand. Re-enactors will then hold a dinner and candlelit ball Saturday evening.
Sunday's activities begin with a soldier's church service where all members of the public are invited. The day's festivities include a fashion show and a speech on Civil War-era fashion. Fathers and sons can enjoy a period-style baseball game as they participate in the "early-days" version of America's favorite pastime and learn about its humble beginnings. Sunday's afternoon activities will also conclude with a dramatic reenactment of a battle between North and South.
Get your Tickets Now:
Under 18: $3.00
Under 3: Free
Annual family Pass for most events: $35
Check out the Caesar Creek Pioneer Village website for a $2.00 discount ticket.
We encourage you and your family to attend this unique, historical event that is guaranteed to entertain and educate. Your family will truly enjoy the beautiful scenery of Caesar's Creek with of Civil War era imagery. It's guaranteed to take you back in time, right in your backyard.
Contact Pioneer Village today for event and ticket information.
Are you someone who enjoys taking walks in the summer time? Then you're in luck as Warren County is home to some of Ohio's best walking tours suitable for the whole family. There are walking tours that highlight the beauty of nature, art, historical monuments, and stories of the paranormal. The walking tours of Warren County are a unique way to spend some time with the family while getting outdoors. If you're not sure what walking tour would best suit your family, let us tell you about them:
Waynesville Ghostly Walking ToursThe Museum at the Friends Home in Waynesville, Ohio has guided tours that recount stories that defy explanation. Tour guides will lead you and your family to various destinations in downtown Waynesville where people have experienced paranormal activity. You and your family will learn about some of Waynesville's past residents whose spirits remain in limbo. Tours are offered Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays through October.
Visit the Museum at the Friends Home for more information.
Springboro Underground Railroad Walking Tours
These self-guided walking tours take you through the historical Springboro district, detailing the network of 27 safe houses and tunnels in the area. While walking through the historical district of Springboro, you'll learn how residents aided runaway slaves as they escaped to Canada. The self-guided tours are accompanied with a brochure, or you request a tour-guide for a small fee.
Visit The Springboro Chamber of Commerce website for more information.
Coined, "City of Murals" Franklin is home to breath-taking works of art. Painted by Franklin resident Eric Henn, these award-winning murals allow you to take a look back into the city's history. Franklin Murals make for a great day trip for you and the family.
Contact the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce for more information.
Call 513 932 1817 for more information or visit the Warren County History Center website .