Warren County CVB recognized with 4 awards from state organization

Warren County, Ohio (October 17, 2019) – The Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau (WCCVB) received four RUBY Awards for its destination marketing efforts Thursday afternoon at the Ohio Travel Association's (OTA) 2019 Ohio Conference on Travel. Presented annually by Ohio Magazine and the OTA, the RUBY (Recognizing Uncommon Brilliance Yearly) Awards serve to honor outstanding efforts made by Ohio tourism entities in the marketing and promotion of their respective destinations.

“The OTA is a wonderful organization that does exceptional work for our industry, and we’re honored to have earned their recognition this afternoon,” said Phillip S. Smith, President & CEO of the WCCVB. “Our staff works day in and day out to come up with creative, innovative ways of further spreading the word of Warren County, and it’s always terrific to see that effort commended.”
This year’s RUBY Awards included 16 different categories subdivided into three budget levels. Warren County competed in the highest budget level alongside such CVBs as Columbus and Cleveland.
The WCCVB won first place in the RUBY Awards’ E-Newsletter category, as well as second place honors in the Digital Campaign and Annual Report categories. The bureau’s blog, Stories from the Playground, earned a third place finish.
Tourism is the leading industry in Warren County, as the region welcomes more than 12 million visitors annually, generating an economic impact of $1.24 billion and supporting more than 12,000 tourism-related jobs.

About the Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Warren County is Ohio’s Largest Playground®! With easy access from Interstates 71 and 75, visitors to Warren County can enjoy more activities within a 30-mile radius than anywhere else in Ohio. The Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau is a professional destination marketing and management organization whose mission is to strengthen the community by advancing economic growth and vitality through tourism and overnight stays by encouraging significant participation by visitors in the local tourism economy. Tourism is the leading industry in Warren County. More than 12 million yearly visitors drive an economic impact of $1.24 billion and 11,666 tourism-related jobs. For additional information, visit, call 513-204-1900 or visit the WCCVB on social media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram