Cincinnati is Gaining Recognition as a Top Meeting Destination

Here are 5 reasons why, from MPI Ohio Meeting Chapter.

  1. Urban renewal and adventures

“When the meetings end in Cincinnati, the fun just begins.” After investing nearly $2 billion in the downtown, Over-The-Rhine, and Riverfront development, the Queen City has had a dramatic facelift. The city has also recently installed a new street car system, allowing easier transportation between downtown districts. North of the city in Sharonville’s Northern Lights District, over 15 hotels along with a variety of both dine in and quick service restaurants have opened, and the Sharonville Convention Center offers a modern facility for various uses and has plenty of parking for guests. Meeting attendees can check out some of the new parks, foodie-centered and trendy restaurants, rooftop bars, catch a baseball or football game, or just explore the vibrancy the city has to offer after the meeting is over.

  1. New hotel developments

“In 2014 and 2015 [alone], Downtown Cincinnati experienced an explosion of new hotel properties, with the three new properties (Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, and the Renaissance Hotel by Marriott) bringing 572 new rooms to the downtown market.” In Sharonville, the latest hotel addition, the Hyatt Place Sharonville, is directly connected to the Sharonville Convention Center, meaning plenty of updated and comfortable accommodation options for your out-of-town attendees.

  1. Award-winning dining

“The headlines about Cincinnati’s food scene are piling up thanks to an influx of both big city and local chefs getting entrepreneurial in some of downtown’s hottest up and coming neighborhoods.” A quick Yelp check or even a Google search of “Best Cincinnati Restaurants” or “Best OTR Restaurants” will yield endless options of exciting new places to try.

  1. Historic architecture and public art

“Groups can now enjoy the arts and cultural heritage of Cincinnati on a quick walk between their hotel and convention center, thanks to the ArtWorks mural program, which has more than 100 murals painted on the sides of buildings around the region.” Besides the stunning murals peppered around the city, there are several free museums such as the Cincinnati Art Museum in Mount Adams, or the Contemporary Arts Center downtown. Over-The-Rhine is also home to some of the oldest, most unique architecture in the nation.

  1. Welcoming city

“In the Cincinnati region, meetings are more than welcomed, they’re celebrated.” The kind citizens of Cincinnati are more than happy to point you in the right direction or recommend the best restaurant to try. From the pro-business downtown to the open friendliness, attendees will feel comfortable and eager to explore the city. Cincinnati is also a Certified Tourism Ambassador Program, certifying more than 1,150 residents to welcome visitors and offer great experiences during their stay.

There are plenty more reasons to plan your big meetings in the Queen City. Check them out at MPIOH.org.

The Northern Lights District: A District in Motion

Word From The Director | SEPTEMBER 2017

Sharonville’s population is 13,000. During the day, it swells to 40,000 due to our vibrant businesses and attractions. Chris Xeil Lyons, Sharonville’s Economic Development Director, expressed her satisfaction with our region’s growth by saying, “As the Northern Lights District responsibly and increasingly grows, Sharonville has seen a surge in its ability to offer new jobs, better hospitality, accessibility, stability, and growth.”

In the past few years, Sharonville has come to grow significantly with available land, businesses, attractions and office space seized by major corporations such as Ford, Gorilla Glue, and General Electric, as well as business leaders and entrepreneurs who want the amenities of a big city, without the hassle of being downtown. Currently, the Northern Lights District offers plots for available land, building space, and office space to purchase in a region that is just 15 miles north of downtown Cincinnati and regional attractions from our own Convention Center, the Viking Village Sports and Performance Complex, the Ramada Plaza Conference and Event Center, Splash Cincinnati, award-winning restaurants, and much more.

With significant growth comes greater attention. To better serve inquiries and request for information about the momentum in the Northern Lights District, it is currently developing a completely re-branded website, which fully embodies the spirit and evolution of the region. We are thrilled with the look and feel of the district’s digital presence.

It’s a great time to be in Sharonville as we make strides towards monumental growth and building a sustainable environment for all to enjoy. Join us!

To learn more about available space in the Northern Lights District, contact Chris Xeil Lyons at clyons@northernlightsdistrict.com or 513-563-1144.

I hope to see you soon in Sharonville.

Best Regards,

Jim Downton
Executive Director

Register Now for the 2017 Cincinnati Accounting Show

Attention, Cincinnati-area accounting and finance professionals: The road to success is always under construction. Increase your chances of success by investing in continuous education at the 2017 Cincinnati Accounting Show, hosted by The Ohio Society of CPAs. This two-day seminar on September 26th and 27th will cover a wide range of topics in tax and accounting to broaden your path to success as a financial industry professional.

From 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., keynote speakers and successful professionals in the industry will explore core updates in:

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Attendees will also have a chance to network with area professionals and peers to grow in business development.

The Cincinnati Accounting Show is eager to prepare you for challenges ahead and further your education by exploring the latest tools in innovative technology and collaboration, diving into breaking regulatory changes like accounting for leases, and sharing solutions that can help you grow professionally as well as personally. Attendees will also have the chance to win cash prizes and a new iPad Pro.

The Ohio Society of CPAs member price to attend is $449 and $604 for non-members.

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