Visitors bureau receives awards

Staff Reports

TROY — The Miami County Visitors Bureau received top honors at the 18th Annual RUBY (Recognizing Uncommon Brilliance) Awards by the Ohio Travel Association (OTA) held in Columbus.

This year’s emcee was Mindy Drayer, NBC-TV 4 host of “NBC4 Today Weekend Edition.”

The Miami County Visitors Bureau was selected as a finalist in six categories, taking honors in four. They include Ruby Awards for: Television Advertisement “Goodbye Big City,” Promotional Video, Brochure Category for “The Lincoln Funeral Train” and a Citation of Excellence for their Social Media Campaign, “Summer Photo Challenge.”

“The RUBY Awards honor the very best in marketing and we are proud to be recognized as a winning organization that utilizes creative ways to promote Miami County,” said Diana Thompson, executive director. “We continually try to bring relevance and focus to our marketing and advertising projects and are honored by this recognition.”

The RUBY Awards are the Ohio Travel Association’s way of honoring those who have found the most innovative ways to market their destination, attractions, museums, experiences, or services. Through the RUBY Awards, the Ohio Travel Association recognizes and rewards outstanding artistry in the diverse field of travel and tourism marketing and advertising.

Being recognized for a job well-done in the promotion of travel and tourism throughout the state of Ohio is a highly valued achievement for Miami County, Thompson said.