I need a new website. How do I make one for myself?
As a Chamber member, I need to update my information on your website. How do I do that?
What can I do to get my business on the electronic billboards?
How can my business get recognition on a local road sign?
How do I get my event on the Ohio.org events database?
How do I claim my business on Google?
We suggest using a "What You See Is What You Get" website creator like Wix or Wordpress. For a quick guide on how to use Wix, click here.
Most signs are governed through the Ohio Department of Transportation and information can be found on their website. The entire sign code document can be found here.
Specific Service Signs
"... guide signs that provide road users with business identification and directional information for eligible services and attractions. Eligible service categories shall be limited to gas, food, lodging, camping, and attractions."
Tourist-Oriented Directional Signs
"A facility shall be eligible for tourist-oriented directional signs only if it derives its major portion of income or visitors during the normal business season from road users not residing within 10 miles of the facility and attendance at which is no less than 2,000 in any consecutive twelve month period."
Additional information can be found here and here.
The Ohio.org Listing & Events Database is the heart of TourismOhio’s efforts to provide information on all the great things there are to see and do here in Ohio. Thousands of potential travelers – and customers – visit Ohio.org or call 1-800-BUCKEYE looking for information every month. Some already know where they want to visit and are looking for information such as hours of operation and admission prices. Others may be looking for ideas for that perfect weekend getaway or family vacation.
This free marketing tool is the place where you provide the information those travelers need. With just your e-mail address and the password you choose, you can submit and update the information those web visitors and callers could use to become customers.
Ohio.org Listing & Events Database Guidelines
The following guidelines will help you determine if your listing qualifies for the Ohio.org Listing & Events Database.
These guidelines were developed based on user research to determine the type of information visitors expect to find on our site and in our publications. Please keep in mind that our goal is to provide information for visitors on fun and exciting things to see and do while traveling in Ohio.
Approval/rejection of all submissions is at the sole discretion of the Office of TourismOhio, which reserves the right to edit or refuse any listing. Some listings may be approved by correcting your submission following the instructions provided. Those re-submitted without corrections may be deleted from the system.
Please remember that these are only guidelines. Please contact us directly with any questions or concerns, and we will happily provide additional guidance. Please contact TourismOhio Website Manager, Jon Dymock (Jon.Dymock@development.ohio.gov).
What can I submit as a tourism event?
What generally does NOT qualify to submit as a tourism event?
Examples of businesses generally not eligible for our tourism database:
Step One – Set up an Account in the Ohio.org Listing & Events Database
Step Two – Submit a Listing in the Ohio.org Listing & Events Database
Please contact us directly with any questions or concerns, and we will happily provide guidance. TourismOhio Website Manager, Jon Dymock (Jon.Dymock@development.ohio.gov).
We have a new listing verification system for the new Ohio.org Listing & Events Database and will now conduct an audit twice a year (fall and spring) to verify the accuracy of all EVENT listings that appear on Ohio.org and are in consideration for the printed edition of the Ohio Calendar of Events.
If a Google My Business listing has already been verified and you're authorized to manage the listing, you can request ownership from the current listing owner. If you attempt to access a claimed chain listing, you will have the opportunity to verify as a site manager.
To request ownership of a storefront business from the current listing owner:
To request ownership of a service-area business from the current listing owner:
Once you've requested ownership, the current listing owner will have 7 days to respond. You can check the status of your request by signing in to Google My Business or clicking the link in your confirmation email.
If your ownership request is approved, you'll be notified by email and will be able to manage the listing in Google My Business.
If you don't get a response after 7 days, you might have the option to claim the listing yourself. Just sign in to Google My Business and look for a Claim or Verify button on your dashboard. (If you don't see an option to claim the listing, that means it's not eligible to be transferred.)