Cincy, Baby!

Cincy SkylineI had never given much thought to Cincinnati. I know it's in Ohio and it's home to baseball's Cincinnati Reds. But on a recent trip, I found out the city has lots to offer a meeting planner.

It's an easy destination to get to, as it's a hub for Delta and is near so many parts of the country with it's central location, especially to your attendees in the Midwest and the east coast.

The Duke Energy Convention Center is in the heart of Downtown, surrounded by hotels, many of them connected to the Center via skywalk. Across the street sits the Hyatt and the Millennium and a block further is the Hilton and the Westin. The newly renovated Center offers 750,000 square feet of space, including 200,000 square feet of exhibit space and 31 breakout rooms.

If your events require sponsorship, Cincinnati is headquarter to companies like Proctor & Gamble, Kroger Company and American Financial Corp. As a matter of fact, 10 of the Fortune 500 companies call Cincinnati home.

When not in session, your attendees can choose from a diverse mix of attractions, shopping and culture. Urban hikers can choose from stores like Saks, Tiffany & Co and Macy's Downtown. Attractions include the zoo, art galleries and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, which not only rents space for groups, but also does an excellent job of telling the story of how slaves were able to escape to freedom.

Events and sports include the Reds, the NFL Bangles, the Cincinnati Flower Show, The Cincinnati Wine Festival and the Flying Pig Marathon.

The Cincinnati CVB is happy to help planners find just what they need.
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