The Top 7 Reasons to Attend Experience Ottawa County 2019

Posted on: May 20, 2019

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

August 22, 2019, can’t come soon enough.

In just a few months, the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (OCIC) will be hosting Experience Ottawa County (EOC), our premier marketing event.

Whether you’re a community leader, a site selector, a local Ottawa County business, or a corporation who’s considering expansion opportunities, Experience Ottawa County is an event that is not to be missed.

Curious to know more?

Here are seven reasons to consider attending this year’s Experience Ottawa County:

1) Networking

Every year, over 200 leaders from across the region – and beyond – gather together to see why Ottawa County is a great place to be.  Experience Ottawa County offers the perfect opportunity to network with local business leaders, county and community leaders, elected officials, and prospective clients.

2) 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 and dubbed the “Key West of the Midwest.” You’ll be able to see for yourself why Ottawa County is an exciting area for businesses, visitors, developers, and site selectors alike!

3) Professional Development Opportunities

EOC isn’t all about fun (though we certainly aim to make it a great time!). We design EOC to be a truly meaningful experience for you by offering keynote speaking engagements about relevant topics related to our industry.

4) 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!

6) The Tropics… in the Midwest

Warm breezes, bright sunshine, placid blue-green water, and palm trees… in Ohio?! That’s right! EOC is hosted at the Keys in 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! 

6) 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! 

7) An Evening of Entertainment

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

With ample networking opportunities, a fantastic location and venue, an evening of entertainment, and more, it’s easy to see why hundreds of people converge on Ottawa County every year for OCIC’s premier marketing event.

You don’t want to miss this year’s Experience Ottawa County. Register today to experience it for yourself!