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Upcoming Keynote Speaker Dennis Snow Gives a Taste of OCOT Presentation

With the Ohio Conference on Travel up and coming, we’re getting revved up about it, and we want you to feel just as excited as we are! For the next few weeks, we’re interviewing some of our keynote speakers about their upcoming presentations at OCOT to give you a taste of all you can expect at the conference itself. This week, we interviewed Dennis Snow, a nationally-known speaker that knows customer service inside and out. Snow has over 20 years with the Walt Disney Company, in addition to his many skills and experiences in speaking, authoring, training, and consulting.

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Huntley Named Chair of Ohio Business Coalition for Education

To help encourage business careers as a student choice, MBA Research and the Ohio Department of Education have formed the Ohio Business Coalition for Education and have named OTA’s Melinda Huntley as chair through June 2019.

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Return to Our Roots: Remembering the Power of Frontline Staff

After speaking to a group of frontline employees graduating from Visit Canton's STAR program, OTA Executive Director Melinda Huntley shares her thoughts on the power of the frontline and how to reconnect to our industry's purpose by stepping out now and then.

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New Ohio Trails Website is Looking for Your Trails

A new website has been launched to help outdoor enthusiasts find trails to explore in Ohio. Created by ODNR, this website is the result of the Ohio Trails Partnership, of which Ohio Travel Association has been involved with since the beginning. Now it's time to populate the site.

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August 18-21, 2018

ASAE Annual Meeting

Chicago, IL

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Fri
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August 24-28, 2018

SYTA Annual Conference

Baltimore, MD

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Employment Opportunities

08/16/2018

Director of Sales

Toledo Staybridge Suites

Maumee, Ohio

Plans and administers sales policies and programs to foster and promote hotel patronage by performing the following duties. Qualifications to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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08/09/2018

Visitor Services Manager

Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau

Cincinnati, Ohio

Direct and enhance the efforts of the Cincinnati USA CVB to exceed customer/visitor expectations including managing the Visitor Center and the Certified Tourism Ambassador™ program.

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07/20/2018

General Manager

Toledo Staybridge Suites

Maumee, Ohio

Manages hotel to ensure efficient and profitable operation by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

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