Rossford’s ‘Stroll the Street’ a STAR


The Rossford Convention & Visitors Bureau was awarded the highest honor of the STAR Award at the Ohio Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus’ Annual Educational Conference Jan. 25-26 in Columbus.

The award was for the city’s annual Stroll the Street event and the promotional brochure/poster in the budget category under $399,999.

STAR Awards were presented for destination marketing and tourism development efforts in nine different categories.

“Our annual Stroll the Street event is heading into its fifth summer,” Beth Genson, executive director of the Rossford CVB said. “We gather the community and visitors on Tuesday evenings from 4:30-7:30 p.m. from Memorial Day until Labor Day, and it continues to grow each year.”

The event, which features food trucks, live music, arts and crafts booths, vendors and a monthly classic car show, addresses the organization’s mission to build a better community.

The State Tourism Achievement Recognition awards honor outstanding efforts by Ohio Convention and Visitor Bureaus in their work to market and promote their area destinations and to generate overall awareness of the tourism industry. Recipients were honored for their innovation, creativity, effectiveness and impact in travel and tourism marketing and advertising.

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