Note: This meeting schedule (dates and locations) is subject to change. Reservations for meetings are due by 5 p.m. the Thursday before the meeting (or date listed on meeting notice if catering requires) by calling the Adventures in Northeast Ohio office at 877-869-9911. Cancellations must be received by 9 a.m. the day prior to the meeting to avoid being billed for non-attendance.
January 8, 2019
Adventures in Northeast Ohio Board of Trustees Retreat
Spennato’s Italian Ristorante, Northfield
February 5, 2019
Location: Hardrock Rocksino, Northfield
Program: Reaching out to Millennials and Generation Z
Special Activity: Recognition of Past Presidents / White Elephant Raffle
March 5, 2019
Location: Ohio Star Theater, Sugarcreek
Program: Amish Country as a destination and how to answer questions and provide info while being respectful of the Amish community – presented by Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center
April 2, 2019
Location: The Galaxy Restaurant
201 Park Center Drive, Wadsworth, OH 44281
Hosted by: Medina County CVB
Program: Member Feedback
May 7, 2019
Location: Peter Allen Inn & Event Center
8581 State St., Kinsman, OH 44428
Hosted by Trumbull County Tourism Bureau
Program: How to Connect with Influencers – presented by Madden Media
Speakers: Kim Thompson and Ronda Thiem with Madden Media
Topic: Influencer Marketing adds an additional layer to your content strategy, expanding your brand through trusted bloggers and cultural mouthpieces who can speak to the audience that you want to attract. Influencers live authentic lifestyles, delivering intangible benefits like credibility, a unique point of view, and deeper storytelling. Using established influencers, you have the opportunity to emphasize all of the diverse experiences the area has to offer through their unique perspective and reaching their organic audience.
We will show you the who, what, when and how to work within the influencer world. We will be bringing you actual Case Studies with examples, along with a list of Do’s and Don’t’s.
Madden Media: Over the course of 35+ years, Madden evolved from its beginnings as a print publisher to a full-service destination marketing agency. As a nationally recognized leader in marketing, we work across the travel and tourism industry to help our clients showcase why others should discover the unique reasons they call it home. We ensure our clients and our team stay informed of the latest research, marketing techniques, and technology solutions that can improve how they showcase their community.
Using our decades of experience, Madden delivers an integrated, comprehensive marketing approach to provide improved advertising solutions to the partners of our clients across all channels.
June 4, 2019
Location: The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, Geneva
4888 N Broadway, Geneva, OH 44041
Program: Zip-lining Course at Lake Erie Canopy Tours
(please plan for additional time and wear/bring appropriate clothing if participating in the zip-line)
Special Activity: Summer Silent Auction & Raffle
July 2, 2019
Location: Secrest Arboretum, Wooster
Hosted by: Wayne County CVB
Program: How to incorporate Alexa into your marketing plans.
Special Activity: Presentation of the Excellence Award.
No monthly luncheon
September 10, 2019
Location: ThornCreek Winery
155 Treat Rd., Aurora, OH 44202
Hosted by Aurora Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Bureau
Program: “Unlearning to Manage Sustainable Change” – touches on the importance of identifying behaviors that need to be unlearned and replaced with more productive and desired behaviors, in order to manage change effectively.
Presenter: Kathleen Sullivan
Special Activity: **NOTE: Meeting time change 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.**
Appetizers will be served.
October 1, 2019
Location: German Family Society
3871 Ranfield Rd., Kent, OH 44240
Hosted by: Central Portage VCB & MyOhioFun
November 5, 2019
Location: Punderson Manor Resort & Conference Center
11755 Kinsman Road, Newbury Township
Hosted by: Great Ohio Lodges
Special Activity: Annual Meeting
December 3, 2019
Location: Embassy Suites
by Hilton Akron Canton Airport
7883 Freedom Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720
Special Activity: Holiday Silent Auction & Raffle