When out-of-towners stay in are hotels, Hamilton County benefits from the transit occupancy tax.
The tourist tax was used to build the Cincinnati and Sharonville convention centers. A large portion is still used to cover the debt service on those projects and the rest goes to the Convention and Visitors Bureau to promote tourism.
Monday, the County Administration laid out options to County Commissioners for pulling back some of those revenues and using them elsewhere.
Cincinnati’s Duke Energy Convention Center is about to receive a brand new public art installation, compliments of ArtWorks and local artist Brenda Tarbell. As Jane Durrell learns from the artist and ArtWorks apprentice Susan Romer, the piece is entitled Buds, Blossoms, Branches, Boughs for the Queen and is an homage to local flora. The piece will be officially dedicated on July 10.
One of the great weekends of winter is going to the Duke Energy Convention Center to see the annual Cincinnati Auto Expo, presented by the Greater Cincinnati Auto Dealers Association and Hart Productions. Lee Hay speaks with Charlie Howard, executive vice-president of the GCADA about this year’s presentation of new cars, trucks, SUV’s, hybrids and crossovers, opening on February 20.