The OCIC’s premier marketing and networking event for Ottawa County!

OCIC’s 28th Experience Ottawa County (EOC) event:

Thursday, August 17, 2023
Schedel Arboretum & Gardens
4:30PM – 8:30PM


EOC is hosted every year in August by the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation. This year, guests will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful grounds Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, visiting with local vendors, and enjoy locally made food and beverages. The purpose of EOC is to showcase why Ottawa County is a great place to expand existing business and relocate new business.

Experience Ottawa County 2022 | Twin Oast Brewing Company

Experience Ottawa County is a great opportunity to network! Area partners, local officials, team members had the opportunity to experience local food, drinks, entertainment, art, and meet with local business owners. Last year, we even had a surprise visit from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine – you never know who you’ll run into.


This year, the Manufacturing Business Tour includes a 5-hour tour to 3 manufacturing businesses in Ottawa County. Members from the management team will provide a history overview, discuss the manufacturing process and highlight past projects. Lunch will be provided during the tour. To register for the tour, click the link below.
10AM – 3PM
Northern Manufacturing | LogistiQ | Materion Brush
Shuttle Provided: Swig Ohio Shuttles
Registrants will receive itinerary prior to tour.

(this registration is separate from EOC registration)


Last year, ‘Tour de Ottawa County’ featured a 4-hour tour to 5 community locations where guest speakers highlighted projects and upcoming developments.