Tuesday, February 21, 2017


GREENVILLE, OH (February 15, 2016) – The Darke County Visitors Bureau has released its 2016 Annual Report. The report can be accessed through the Visitors Bureau’s website, www.VisitDarkeCounty.org, or by picking up a printed copy at the Darke County Welcome Center, located at 421 S. Broadway in Greenville.

“2016 was a banner year for us,” said Matthew Staugler, Executive Director of the Darke County Visitors Bureau. “Between ten ‘Best of Ohio’ awards around the county, record distribution of our visitors guide, and outstanding results through our digital platforms, the Visitors Bureau continues to grow and help our partners achieve increased visibility and success. We’re fortunate to live in a terrific county with amazing resources. We very much appreciate the support from the Darke County Commissioners, the Village of Versailles, the City of Greenville, and our private sector partners. Tourism drives over $65 million of economic activity to the county and is a very beneficial industry, supporting 1 in 18 jobs.”

Some of the highlights include a more than 100% increase in visitor guide distribution from 2014 to 2016, over 1.1 million digital impressions via the Visitors Bureau’s Facebook page, and a continued presence at tradeshows and events around the state.

The Darke County Visitors Bureau is a non-profit destination marketing organization, whose mission is to share and enrich the stories and destinations that make this county unique. For more information, visit www.VisitDarkeCounty.org.

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