Assistant House Majority Whip Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) was recently awarded the “Friend of the Industry Award” by the Ohio Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus (OACVB) in recognition of her understanding of the societal, cultural and economic impact that tourism has on the state of Ohio, as well as her contributions to helping the tourism industry prosper.

According to leaders of the OACVB, Rep. Grossman was selected because she has worked tirelessly to ensure a viable and continuous funding model to display Ohio’s attributes not only for travel and leisure, but also for business and living.

“Rep. Grossman began meeting with members of the travel and tourism industry well ahead of the curve in terms of the financial benefits and economic development our industry has on our communities and the state as a whole,” said immediate past president Greg Eyerman of the Fairfield County Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Her background as mayor and now a state representative provide an added depth of knowledge and first-hand knowledge. With her leading our efforts to support travel and tourism in Ohio, we can rest assured we have a lifelong supporter.”

The Ohio Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus is an organization representing more than 60 CVBs throughout the state with educational, networking, public relations/cooperative advertising and legislative efforts.


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