Greetings from Michael Krouse


It never ceases to amaze me all the unique places in the Greater Ontario area. The video we shot this month was at Logan’s Candies. It was like visiting Mayberry – now I’m really dating myself. All of you too young to know what Mayberry is you’ll need to visit Google. I took on the challenge and worked on the handmade candy cane line. It was a lot of fun and I can highly recommend making a stop during the holidays to watch the process in person.

As we are getting closer to wrapping up the year it is a good time to reflect on our accomplishments, review the recap notes to make improvements, and start planning our 2018 calendar details. Both of our venues, Citizens Business Bank Arena and Ontario Convention Center, and thriving and increasing sales. The Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau made a $94 Million-dollar impact to our local economy this fiscal year!  In June of 2018 we will complete our five-year strategic goals. We have renewed our TMD thru 2025, and we already have in place the new five-year goals to delivery economic impact for our destination, maintain our trust with stakeholders, and build our capabilities and performance culture.

 In November we pause to say, “Thank You” to our clients, our partners, and our staff. We appreciate the opportunity to work with you and wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

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