The Middletown Convention & Visitors Bureau, a not for profit organization, is the official destination marketing and sales organization for the City of Middletown. The Middletown CVB was established on September 9, 1996 by the City Commission of the City of Middletown, Ohio ordinance 096-49 1/2.
It is the mission of the Middletown Convention & Visitors Bureau to support projects that promote Middletown's growth by attracting visitors to experience, explore, and appreciate the community, and to stimulate the economy, highlight the community's potential, and encourage businesses to locate here.
From heads in beds to feet in the street - promoting people, pride, and progress.
The Middletown CVB is supported by the Civic Development Fund, established to hold money from the Bed Tax collected at Middletown hotels. We provide financial assistance in the form of grants to organizations that provide events and programming for Middletown and the surrounding communities.
The Middletown CVB Board is composed of 12 voting members appointed by the City Council. The Middletown CVB Board is responsible for final approval of funding requests. The Middletown CVB Board invites the public to attend its policy meetings and the grant recommendation review meetings in the spring. Board meetings and other scheduled meetings held to carry on the business of the agency are open to the public.
In May 2007, to strengthen marketing and sales opportunities the Middletown CVB entered into an agreement with the Butler County Visitors Bureau. As part as this agreement, the Middletown CVB was able to increase its local grant program from $38,000 to $60,000. In addition the Butler County Visitors Bureau would act as the sales and marketing arm for the Middletown CVB.