The Bucyrus Tourism and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce its upcoming move to 117 E. Mansfield Street, effective April 1, 2018.

The Tourism Bureau’s new location is home to the Crawford Partnership, the Bucyrus Area Chamber of Commerce, and Crawford Works. The organizations will all remain separate entities, led by independent Boards of Directors.

Mike Dostal, president of the Tourism Bureau’s Board of Directors, says the Tourism Bureau is eager to collaborate with other community-focused organizations.

“With this move, we hope to increase efficiency and enhance our impact in the community,” said Dostal. “The energy in the building is contagious, and the synergy of the organizations in the building will help us continue our efforts to enhance travel and tourism. We will continue to operate under the direction of our Board, which is comprised of business people and leaders with a vested interest in the success of our area.”

Gary Frankhouse, executive and economic development director at the Crawford Partnership, says travel and tourism serve as economic drivers to help local businesses continue to thrive.

“We’re excited to welcome the Tourism Bureau to our building,” said Frankhouse. “The collaborative spirit of our individual missions will allow us to work toward a common goal to grow Crawford County through increased tourism, economic and community development growth, and support for the local business community.”

The 117 E. Mansfield Street building was renovated in 2013 with help from the Crawford County Commissioners and the Timken Foundation. Since that time, other organizations have shared space with the Partnership including BORN, Crawford County Mentoring Program, the Crawford Success Center and Congressman Jordan’s office.

Virginia Hammontree, Tourism Bureau treasurer, sees this move as an opportunity for the Tourism Bureau to grow.
“Economic development works to bring and retain businesses and jobs in the area, the Bucyrus Area Chamber promotes and supports those businesses, and the Tourism Bureau shows off all the great things that help bring these businesses and guests to the area,” said Hammontree. “This will make a well-supported triangle with three separate entities feeding off the excitement, enthusiasm, ideas, and works of each other.”

Until April, the Tourism Bureau will be transitioning to its new office, so accessibility may be temporarily limited. The Tourism Bureau will continue to operate throughout the move. For more information about the Bucyrus Tourism and Visitors Bureau, visit www.visitbucyrus.com or email info@visitbucyrus.com.