Every year, over 200 leaders from across the region – and beyond – gather together to see why Ottawa County is a great place to be. Don’t miss out on the perfect opportunity to network with local business leaders, county and community leaders, elected officials, and prospective clients.


Experience the Best that Ottawa County has to Offer

We’re proud to host our premier marketing event on Put-in-Bay, a popular tourist destination on a beautiful island in Lake Erie. You’ll be able to see for yourself why Ottawa County is an exciting area for businesses, visitors, developers, and site selectors alike!


Professional Development Opportunities

We design EOC to be a truly meaningful experience for all attendees by offering a variety of programming that enhances business competitiveness and supports an economic climate in Ottawa County where all businesses can succeed.


Amazing Food & Drinks

Ottawa County has some of the best food around. Enjoy meals from local restaurants and breweries and see why we’re one of Ohio’s best-kept secrets for food and drinks!


The Tropics…in the Midwest

Warm breezes, bright sunshine, placid fresh water, and palm trees… in Ohio?! That’s right! EOC is hosted at The Keys Put-in-Bay, a restaurant and bar that brings the Florida flair right to Ohio. Experience a relaxed, carefree island environment, tropical vibes, and a breathtaking view of the waterfront at EOC!


Learn All You Need to Know about Ottawa County from Local Businesses & Officials

Ottawa County has a thriving and close-knit business community who is passionate about our region. You’ll be able to learn everything you need to know about Ottawa County and why local leaders love doing business in our area by meeting with attendees – many of whom sponsor the event!


An Evening of Entertainment

EOC concludes with an evening of entertainment from talented local musicians.



Businesses in our region


Ohio ranks as the third friendliest tax environment in the U.S. (Ernst & Young)

11 Million

Visitors to Lake Erie Shores & Islands in 2018

EOC 2018 Recap

Watch this quick video of last year's Experience Ottawa County to get an idea of what you can look forward to by attending!

Read our 2018 EOC Recap Blog

How EOC Benefits
Site Selectors

“Pretty much everything you need to do a [development] project is here at this event and here at Ottawa County.”

How EOC Benefits
Community Members

“Experience Ottawa County has always had some professional development… as well as some fantastic networking.”


Professional Development Luncheon


Catawba Island Club
4235 East Beach Club Road | Port Clinton, Ohio

Strolling Dinner


The Keys Put-in-Bay

Join us for networking and a taste of Ottawa County at the Key West of the Midwest!