Trumbull County Tourism a Finalist for National Award

WARREN, Ohio — The U.S. Travel Association has named the Trumbull County Tourism Bureau as a finalist for this year’s Destiny Awards.

The agency is one of three finalists in the category of Printed Collateral Material. Judges from the national marketing field evaluate individual entries. One of the panelists regarded the team at Trumbull Tourism as a standout, according to a release.

“What really put this team over the top was their use of data and insights,” the panelist said, according to the release. “Across all of the entries I reviewed, this team stood head and shoulders above the rest in working to understand the outcomes and impact of their work… and were able to demonstrate that their work drove economic impact.”

Being recognized among nationally known destinations is “humbling and exciting,” said Jordan Taylor, board chair and general manager of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.

“The Board and staff are thrilled to be recognized at such a prestigious and national level,” Taylor said. “We believe it’s an honor to be named a finalist. We were surprised to see our competition are the larger destinations of Visit St. Pete/Clearwater and Visit KC (Kansas City).”

“Our staff and board have been extremely focused over the past three years to be more forward-thinking about the marketing and promoting Trumbull County to visitors, residents and others considering a move to the area,” added Beth Kotwis Carmichael, executive director at Trumbull Tourism. “We are also grateful that we’ve been able to identify true partners who believe as strongly as we do in moving our mission and vision forward which has been so important to our successes.

“I love being able to bring my years of experience in the hospitality and tourism industry back to Trumbull County and seeing the short-term economic impact our work has provided to our area,” she continued.

Pictured at top: Beth Carmichael invites residents to visit Trumbull County landmarks, like the Newton Falls covered bridge. 

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.