The Ohio Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (OACVB) held its 18th Annual Awards of Excellence Luncheon in Gahanna on Thursday, Sept. 17. MIDDY Awards are presented for destination marketing and tourism development. Monica Day, from NBC4 served as Master of Ceremonies. During the luncheon, Day spoke about the U.S. Travel Association's Project Time Off and the importance of leisure and travel time for Americans.
The CVB also took two first place awards. For business to business video, the CVB took the MIDDY for "Small Town Girl." The video specifically highlighted the many group tour friendly lunch opportunities, Marietta's small town charm, and the accessibility to I-77.
For many years, the CVB has taken the MIDDY for visitor guide. This year's 2015 Official Getaway Guide continues the streak.
The MIDDY Award name reflects our region of the country, said Randie Adams, chairperson of the OACVB MIDDY Awards for 2015. Recipients are recognized for excellence in objective, results, creativity and originality. 127 entries were received in print, advertising, promotion, social media, TV/Video, website and marketing campaign categories. All entries are judged by a team of experts in the communications, advertising, public relations, publications and/or tourism fields from outside of the OACVB membership.