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The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area has the cosmopolitan atmosphere, amenities and beauty of a much larger city — without the hassles and congestion.

As a preferred Midwest conference location, we offer over 65 brand-name hotels with more than 7,000 rooms – many are award-winning properties from major chains.

As the area's ultimate, high-tech meeting, training and conference facility — the METS Center supports a full range of sophisticated technologies for your next meeting.

We offer seamless contracting and a satisfaction guarantee ~ two more reasons why this beautiful facility is the perfect place to gather for your next meeting, conference, convention or trade show.

The midwest's premier, multi-purpose arena designed specifically to host sporting events, large faith-based celebrations, regional events & competitions, training camps, motivational rallies & conventions, live concerts, family shows and more.

24 hours a day, 7 days a week – because not all meeting & event planners work 9-5, we're here around the clock to help with your questions.

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PCMA's Convening Leaders annual meeting is taking place Jan 13-16, 2013 in Orlando, FL.  Northern Kentucky CVB convention sales managers Erin Hoebbel and Susan Smith will be among the numerous meeting professionals gathered there for three days of inspiring speakers, rich education sessions and superb industry networking. To all who are participating in Convening Leaders, we wish you a great experience and safe travels. 

Attending Holiday Showcase 12/13 in Chicago?
  Stop by our booth to chat with  Erin Hoebbel, Convention Sales Manager -- you may be one of three lucky planners who will win an iPad mini!  See Erin @ booth # 546 for a chance to win!

Congratulations to Dan Stuart, who was recently honored as Kentucky Speedway Salesman of the Year!  "This is an honor well-deserved as Dan continues to be a positive force in the region building tourism and economic growth for Kentucky - both in good times and, with great skill and creativity, during periods of economic difficulty," notes Kathy Ehlman, Northern Kentucky CVB Sports Sales Manager.

Members of the Ohio Art Education Association were treated to a Yarn Bombing during their recent conference at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. See HERE & HERE for a look at some awesome, pop-art knitting and find out what the fiber craft ladies of "The Cincinnati Bombshells" are all about!

President & CEO, Eric Summe, and the staff of the Northern Kentucky CVB proudly congratulate Day Fay, President of Commonwealth Hotels, LLC, for receiving the 2012 Garner B. Hanson Hotelier of the Year Award from the Kentucky Hotel & Lodging Assn. The award was presented to him at the Kentucky Tourism Industry Annual Conference, held recently in Bowling Green, KY.  Dan Fay is a current Northern Kentucky CVB Board Member and Chairman of the Marketing Committee, as well as a past Chairman of the Executive Committee. Congratulations, Dan!

Going to Columbus, OH October 22-24 for the Rejuvenate Marketplace? So is Northern Kentucky's own Susan Smith, Senior Convention Sales Manager for the Northern Kentucky CVB.  To reachSusan or follow up on your appointment with her, please click HERE.  Have a wonderful conference and a safe trip home, everyone! 

See Northern Kentucky CVB's own Kathy Ehlman, Sports Sales Manager, at the TEAMS '12 Conference & Expo in Detroit, MI from October 1-4.  TEAMS '12 is the world's leading conference & expo for the sports-events industry and Kathy is there as part of a group representing TEAM Kentucky.  Call or text her @ 513-706-5098 to say hello and discover why  Northern Kentucky can be a great location for your next sports event or tournament! 

Going to Connect Marketplace (New Orleans) Aug 16-18, 2012?  So are Northern Kentucky's own Erin Hoebbel & Christina Rehklau.   In between appointments, you'll find them at the Connecting Point Networking sessions Fri & Sat.  Call or text either of them to follow-up on an appointment or to say hello and become acquainted ~ you'll be glad you did! Contact Erin @ 859-815-0127 or Christina @ 859-912-4513. Have a great conference, everyone!

New Bourbon micro-distillery breaks ground in Northern Kentucky!
  Nth Degree Distilling, LLC  will build a "world class" facility in Bellevue, KY, on the campus of The Party Source, with an expected opening date of Fall 2013.

Going to Destinations Showcase June 27 in Chicago? Planners, please see us in BOOTH # 304  for a chance to WIN a Herman Miller Mirra Chair!!   We'll be on the right side, corner booth, just as you enter the ballroom.  Erin Hoebbel & Christina Rehklau will be there to learn more about your meeting needs and to introduce you to Northern Kentucky, the Southern Side of Cincinnati!

Mark Your Calendar to join Kathy Ehlman, our Sports Market Sales Manager at the annual CSPN (Cincinnati Sports Professional Network) Awards Ceremony on June 6, 2012.  The dinner & awards program will honor several from the sports business community and includes a special guest appearance by the legendary Joe Morgan! 

The Northern Kentucky CVB congratulates the CMCA (Christian Meetings & Conventions Assn) as they celebrate 10 years of success!   To learn more about Northern Kentucky's Join Hands
program, please click here.

ASAE's Springtime Expo '12 is here!  If you are attending, please stop by booth #646 to see our convention sales managers Erin Hoebbel and Susan Smith ~ they have some very "Pinteresting" info to share with you! Hope to see you there!

SportsEvents Magazine's
2012 Readers' Choice Awards recognize Northern Kentucky as one of the most sports-friendly destinations in the country -- and as a top place to play in 2012!

CVG named Best Regional Airport in North America in 2011 and ranked #1 for "Customer Service Excellence" by SkyTrax at the World Airport Awards.

CVG ranked #1 Safest Airport in America by Travel & Leisure Magazine based on FAA statistical analysis (2011)

Northern Kentucky CVB Board names Eric Summe as new President/CEO

Northern Kentucky CVB Congratulates Charlie Pangburn on Business Leadership Award

American Adds Flights and CVG named a Top Airport

6 Local Residents Recognized as Northern Kentucky's Next Big Attraction – Nearly $1.7 million generated in bookings

Carla M. Quercioli named Member of Year of Association for Convention Operations Management
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"Entire team is professional, poised and very responsive. It is a pleasure working with them. "

"We could not have asked for better service and support from the CVB staff. "

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We're #3 on the list!
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2012 readers' choice award
2012 readers' choice award
SportsEvents magazine readers vote us a top U.S. sports destination
bourbon coming to nky
Bourbon coming to NKY
Nth Degree Distilling breaks ground. Opening  Fall 2013 in Bellevue KY
cvb opposes restaurant tax
CVB opposes restaurant tax
The Northern Kentucky CVB joins with others in opposing HB 368
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Nice job, NKY!
For 2011, MPs awarded NKY with a 98% Intent to Return & a 98.4% Satisfaction Rate!
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