FAQs

What is the Findlay-Hancock County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB)?
What does the CVB do?
How does the CVB serve the Findlay and Hancock County community?
What services does the CVB provide for local groups and events?
Can the CVB help me get rates for hotel rooms?
Can the CVB help me plan my event?
Does the CVB provide grant funds for local events and attractions?
Who does the CVB partner with?
Is the CVB membership based?
How is the CVB funded?
What is the relationship between the CVB and GreaterFindlayInc.?

What is the Findlay-Hancock County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB)?
The CVB is a destination marketing organization for Hancock County and the City of Findlay.  CVB markets the area to tourists as a destination for vacations, trips, group tours and business travel.

What does the CVB do?
The CVB focuses on attracting overnight and day trip visitors from outside of the community. The CVB works with local partners to create events and attractions that show the spirit of the community and help attract visitors.

How does the CVB serve the Findlay and Hancock County community?
Travel and tourism are important pieces of the local economy.  Whether it be a day trip, motorcoach, or overnight stay, visitors usually spend money while in the area, which helps support local business.  In addition to the economic growth generated through support of local businesses, sales taxes, collected from the expenditures of visitors, can then be used to continue the growth and support of the entire community.

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What services does the CVB provide for local groups and events?
The CVB is happy to assist local groups and events that attract visitors or promote the spirit of the community.  The CVB is able to provide letters of support, assistance with meeting coordination, and event assistance.

Visitor Services also include:

  • Welcome Center information
  • Hotel selection assistance
  • Visitor guides, dining and shopping suggestions
  • Itineraries and spousal tours
  • Visitor/Welcome Booth at the event during peak hours of a large meeting or company event
  • Welcome packages that include printed materials and Visit Findlay items
  • Grant funds, where applicable

Can the CVB help me get rates for hotel rooms?
Yes!  Please contact the CVB for information about obtaining group rates for accommodations.

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Can the CVB help me plan my meeting or event?
While the CVB is not an event planning service, we are more than happy to provide referrals and suggestions for local resources that will help make your meeting or event more successful.

Does the CVB provide grant funds for local events and attractions?
Yes!  Please see the CVB Grants section of this site for more information about the Co Op Advertising and Tourism Development grant programs.

Who does the CVB partner with?
The CVB is interested in working with all local organizations that are of interest to visitors.  Historically, we have partnered with hotels, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, shops of all kinds (antiques, retail, specialty), attractions (such as the Hancock Historical Museum, Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, Black Heritage Library and Multicultural Center), The University of Findlay, sport tournaments, golf courses, parks, events and fairs.  If you are interested in being a hospitality partner with the CVB, please contact us to see how we may work together.

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Is the CVB membership based?
No.  The Findlay-Hancock County Convention & Visitors Bureau works equally with all hospitality partners.

How is the CVB funded?
The CVB is funded by the Hancock County Bed Tax.  Ohio Revised Code 5739.02 has allowed County Commissioners to levy an excise tax not to exceed 3% on transactions by which lodging by a hotel is or is to be furnished to transient guests.  After administrative costs have been deducted, the Convention and Visitors Bureau receives the remainder of the 3% tax.

What is the relationship between the CVB and GreaterFindlayInc.?

The CVB is part of GreaterFindlayInc., which is also comprised of the Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce and economic development efforts.

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Upcoming Events
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Mon 21

The Art of Learning

August 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Mon 21

Solar Eclipse Watching Party

August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Mon 21
Mon 21

Solar Eclipse Party at The Heritage

August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue 22

Art Squad

August 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tue 22

Habitat Restoration

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tue 22

Habitat Restoration

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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