Auto enthusiasts and Studebaker owners are urged to mark their calendars for an exceptional opportunity this Sept. in Mansfield, when back-to-back international Studebaker events converge at Richland County Fairgrounds, Sept. 9-14. The Antique Studebaker Club (ASC) holds its international meet Sept. 9-10, followed by the even larger 55th Annual Studebaker Drivers Club (SDC) International Meet, Sept. 11-14. Studebaker owners from across North America and beyond will bring their classic cars to Mansfield for a week of history, fun, bragging rights and comradery. Throughout the event, members show their vehicles, share information and memories and participate in concours judging.
Organizers of “The Shawshank Redemption” 25th Anniversary Celebration announced that director, screenwriter and producer Frank Darabont will take part in the Aug. 16-18 events in Mansfield, OH. Darabont will join panel discussions about the film and sign autographs for fans. Acclaimed for his film adaptations of Stephen King novellas, Darabont both directed and wrote the screenplay for “The Shawshank Redemption,” which was released in 1994 and filmed in and around Mansfield. Most of the 16 filming sites along The Shawshank Trail will offer events, tours and panel discussions throughout the weekend, though The Shawshank Trail welcomes visitors to Mansfield year round.
Just a 15-minute drive from the center of one of the country’s most vibrant cities, Cincinnati North provides its own distinct personality and opportunities. As Cincinnati experiences urban renewal in the heart of downtown, this relaxed, cityside locale is also undergoing a renaissance of its own.
Cincinnati USA CVB Announces New Initiative to Broaden Visitor Market, Enhance Diversity and Inclusion Programs
The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau today announced a new initiative to enhance its focus on diversity and inclusion, making it more relevant in the community and more attractive to visitors.
To lead the initiative, Jason Dunn, CTA, has been named Group Vice President, Diversity Sales and Inclusion, said Julie Calvert, President & CEO.
"The destination marketing industry attracts 26 million visitors and generates $5 billion in economic impact annually to Hamilton County,” said Calvert. “Over the next two decades, studies show that the majority of new U.S. travelers will be people of color and varying nationalities. Trends also show LGBTQ+ travel will be strong. We want to be prepared to sincerely welcome and engage these visitors. This initiative, and Jason’s new role, will help us accomplish that.”
Not only does Ohio's Hocking Hills region offer breathtaking scenery and unforgettable experiences, it also boasts a host of lodging options that are truly one-of-a-kind, with these wildly diverse offerings making it easy for an entire family, a couple or a group of friends to escape into the woods for some uninterrupted time together. Travelers can book lodging and find out about this unique area via ExploreHockingHills.com.
New this year, a beautiful, comfortable oasis was crafted from three 40-foot-long steel shipping containers. The Box Hop is a family getaway and rental cabin built by Seth and Emily Britt, a realization of a college dream that had stuck with Seth for years. The structure is set on 18 lush acres in the midst of the Hocking Hills. It features a full kitchen, two bathrooms, three bedrooms and sleeps eight. A gas fireplace, rooftop patio and six-person hot tub are among other amenities. This unusual 900-square-foot cabin rents through Airbnb with detailed information and images found at TheBoxHop.com.