Mission

The Grove City Area Convention and Visitors Bureau promotes and develops the Grove City area as a great place to find your Altogether Adventure. Learn more about our mission.

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Mission

Board of Trustees

The activities of Visit Grove City are directed by a nine to eleven member Board of Trustees.

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Board of Trustees

Altogether Forward

At Visit Grove City, we believe in working together to make a change. That’s the essence of our brand, Altogether Adventure®. Altogether we can move forward and make that change.

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Altogether Forward

Scholarship Programs

Visit Grove City has created a scholarship program with the goal of giving back and supporting current and emerging leaders in our local tourism community.

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Scholarship Programs

Trailblazer Awards

We launched the Trailblazer Awards to celebrate our tourism community and honor the people, places, and organizations that make it successful. A "Trailblazer" is someone or something that forges a path of greatness and guides others along the way.

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Trailblazer Awards

An Update from Our Executive Director, Amanda Davis

Visit Grove City, the official destination marketing organization for Grove City, is charged with marketing Grove City as a premier business and leisure destination, thus enriching our community’s overall quality of life. Thanks to 18 lodging properties, Grove City has the third largest travel economy in Franklin County. Our team leads marketing efforts to attract visitors, group tours, meetings, and events to our city, which creates a halo effect – the more consumers see our marketing, the more likely they are to consider Grove City as a location for a business or home relocation (per Longwoods International’s groundbreaking “Halo Effect” research).

Visitors and residents love Grove City’s abundance of adventures for young and old, big and small; we have adventure for all. From the tallest paintball castle in the Midwest and Ohio’s only National X-ball League team, Columbus LVL, to one of the few parks anywhere sponsored by revered adventure brand Recreation Equippers Inc. (REI), we’ve got adventure bragging rights. Add too that the Dream Field Playground at Windsor Park, one of the only playgrounds in Ohio to earn PlayCore’s National Demonstration Site seal for incorporating the 7 Principles of Inclusive Playground Design™ and it’s easy to see Grove City truly is an Altogether Adventure®. Visit Grove City’s work highlights the inclusive experiences and local culture we are all so proud of. From history to cuisine to art and parks, we study our market and create marketing strategies leveraging Grove City’s unique experience, made possible by the hard-working business owners and community organizers we call our partners. To guide consumers to our partners, we promote the Grove City experience via a comprehensive and ongoing marketing strategy including print, digital, social, sales, our website containing over 700 pages of content, our visitors guide, our visitor center experience, and more. According to TourismOhio director, Matt McLaren, “Themed trails continue to be a popular, engaging way to help visitors explore off-the-beaten-path locations to find diverse and memorable experiences within our state.” In 2018, Visit Grove City launched our first trail branded as a “trek” (a nod to our Altogether Adventure® brand). Since it’s inception in 2018, the Grove City Pumpkin Trek, only available during the fall season, has driven over 600 sales to Grove City businesses. Consumers are challenged to purchase pumpkin flavored, themed, or scented items to earn a free t-shirt and a special gift to those who visit every stop on the trek. In late 2019, we launched the Grove City Pizza Trek to pay homage to the plethora of delicious pies made here. Again consumers are challenged to purchase from local businesses with a minimum number of purchases required to earn a free tee.

With the challenges of COVID-19 in 2020, both treks served as a tool to drive business in a safe way. It is as if a trek is an ongoing event you can attend on your own or with your friends and family at our leisure. Travel was among the first and hardest hit industries during COVID-19. Some of our lodging partners shuttered completely, while others hung on to serve healthcare and essential workers, barely scraping by. Restaurants, retail shops, and attractions had to find creative ways to connect with their audience as they worked to stay afloat. It was, and continues to be, a challenging time for all. To serve our partners and community, our team reached out to our partners and created a landing page on our website called “Adventures in Solitude”. Here, residents, businesses, and the few visitors staying in Grove City, could find “Open Restaurants” with ongoing updates made regarding pick-up, delivery, and curbside options. “Open Retailers” included curbside pick-up options for orders handpicked, often by the shop owner. The category “Take and Make at Home” provided a list of businesses and their take home kits including DIY painting projects, cupcake decorating kits, and more. “Outdoor Escapes” were in high demand (and continue to be) as a place to safely escape the confines of quarantine, while the “Wellness” category offered connection with businesses who provided much needed self-care options. “Virtual Adventures” helped keep children entertained as they learned from our partners’ online lessons and videos, and kept us healthy via free online yoga, meditation and more. One thing is for certain, Grove City’s entrepreneurial spirit was on full display as our partners’ worked tirelessly and creatively to serve the community. Our work has garnered awards, as have individuals on our staff, for our innovation and creativity in destination marketing.

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