Download the free Hilliard App on Google Play or ITunes for list of restaurants, events, attractions, hotels and best yet discounts for Hilliard businesses.
Harlem Wizards Basketball Exhibition is slated for Thursday, March 2nd at Hilliard Memorial School. Ticket are available at www.harlemwizards.com/schedule
TEDxHilliard is slated for August 8th in the evening at Hilliard Bradley High School. The organizers are seeking speakers and performers. For more information, www.tedxhilliard.org.
The 2017 Hilliard Visitors Guides are now available at Destination Hilliard, 5274 Norwich Street, at the Hilliard Library, Coffee Shops: Coffee Connections, New Grounds and Kitamu and at the Hilliard Community Center. A digital version is available on our website under request publications.
All answers are on the Destination Hilliard website. All answers must appear on the Destination Hilliard website in order to be counted. Scavenger Hunt is Saturday, March 21st to Sunday, April 5th.
All entries must be e-mailed to email@example.com by midnight on Sunday, April 5, 2015 in order to be entered into drawing.
Grand Prize is Chick-fil-A gift bag with gift cards and other items valued at over $90
Second Place Prize is $20 gift certificate to The Little Ice Cream Shoppe
Third Place Prize is $10 gift certificate to New Grounds Coffee Shop
Fourth Place Prize is Hilliard Souvenir Package of Notecards, umbrella, etc.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Destination Hilliard recently received recognition for achievement in marketing and advertising at the Ohio Travel Association’s RUBY Awards presentation, held Oct. 16 in Springfield, Ohio. Destination Hilliard received a Citation for Excellence for promotional video Hungry! It’s All Here…in Hilliard designed to promote culinary tourism and all the local restaurants in the community. Accepting the award was Christy Clark, Executive Director for Destination Hilliard.
The Ohio Travel Association’s RUBY Awards recognize excellence in Ohio’s travel and tourism industry for efforts in advertising, marketing and public relations. In this year’s competition, the Recognizing Uncommon Brilliance (RUBY) Awards over 160 entries in 16 categories. The awards, sponsored by Ripple Effect Interactive, were presented during the Ohio Conference on Tourism, the state’s largest conference for tourism industry professionals.
The Ohio Travel Association is a nonprofit trade association representing travel and tourism-related businesses throughout the state. Its mission to promote statewide hospitality and economic development. For more information on OTA, visit www.ohiotravel.org.
Residents and visitors who are looking for something to do during spring break or inclement weather might want to try the Destination Hilliard Scavenger Hunt which can be completed in the comfort and warmth of your own home. Scavenger Hunt questions are located on the home page of www.destinationhilliard.com. There are 12 questions and 2 bonus questions. All answers are located on the newly redesigned Destination Hilliard website. The Grand Prize is a Chick-fil-A basket with gift certificates for food and other items. Second Place Prize is $20 gift certificate to The Little Ice Cream Shoppe. Third Place Prize is $10 gift card to New Grounds Coffee Shop. Fourth Place Prize is a Hilliard Souvenir Package of Notecards, umbrella, etc. The Scavenger Hunt runs from Saturday, March 21st to Sunday, April 5th.
One of the goals of Destination Hilliard is to promote Hilliard to visitors, residents and companies. The Destination Hilliard website has been completely redesigned to effectively communicate with visitors, residents, event planners, individuals planning sporting tournaments and businesses.
“Our goal is for individuals to log on to the Destination Hilliard website which will serve as a hub for information on Hilliard and drive traffic to other websites through links” stated Christy Clark, Executive Director for Destination Hilliard.
The number one reason to log onto the Destination Hilliard website on a regular basis will be to find information on upcoming events including sporting events. Through a collaborative effort by organizations, a calendar for 2015 has been developed and posted on the website. Information will be updated as provided. Also, individuals can sign up to receive a monthly E-Newsletter about the upcoming month’s events.
Other highlights of the website include a complete listing of restaurants by category, attractions, clubs and organizations, group tours and volunteer opportunities. Individuals planning events, weddings, reunions or sports tournaments including 5ks will have access to helpful information to plan a successful outing including facilities, caterers, event process and other vendors.
The mission of Destination Hilliard is to cultivate a positive economic impact for Hilliard through business, leisure and sports experiences as a destination marketing organization while supporting Ohio tourism industry.
Destination Hilliard is pleased to release the new FREE 2015 Destination Hilliard Visitors Guide. Whether you’re a visitor planning a trip to Hilliard, a local resident hosting friends or family, or an event/meeting planner eager to check out Hilliard facility and hotel options, the Destination Hilliard Visitors Guide has the helpful information you’re seeking. The guide highlights specifics regarding the city of Hilliard ranging from attractions, arts and culture, accommodations, restaurants, parks, recreation, events and more.
“We are extremely pleased to be able to offer this valuable, user-friendly, Guide to provide helpful and pertinent information on our area. We are very proud of all our community has to offer,” states Executive Director, Christy Clark.
20,000 Visitor Guides will be distributed over the coming year by a variety of means including but not limited to:
“Destination Hilliard hopes that visitors and residents alike will enjoy the new 2015 Visitors Guide and that each will encourage friends, family, sport, civic and or professional groups to come to Hilliard” adds Clark.
In honor of National Volunteer Week, Destination Hilliard is sponsoring a volunteer fair and reception slated for Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church in the gymnasium. This is a great opportunity for families or students who need community service hours or adults who want to become involved in the community.
A number of Hilliard organizations need volunteers to work on special projects, assist in planning events, serve as docents or on boards to name a few opportunities. The time commitment can be one time for a few hours or on a regular basis, and can accommodate any busy schedule. Eagle Scouts and students looking for community service hours are encouraged to attend! Organizations who set up informational tables last year included Capital Area Humane Society, Patches of Light, Hilliard Farm Market, Serving Our Neighbors Son Ministries, Franklin County Agricultural Society, Hilliard Ray Patch Family YMCA, Rotary Club of Hilliard, Hilliard Kiwanis Club and Northwest Franklin County Historical Society. Organizations who would like to participate can contact Destination Hilliard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“This is a great opportunity for residents and students to learn about volunteer opportunities in the community in an informal setting” stated Destination Hilliard Executive Director Christy Clark. “We hope attendees will be inspired to connect with the community, while making it a better place to live, work, and visit.”
Also, a Volunteer Recognition Reception will be held at 6:40 p.m. honoring individuals who have dedicated their time and resources in making Hilliard a better community. Honorees include
Tom and Donnette Calhoon for Hilliard Arts Council, Christopher Lardiere for Hilliard Optimist, Lori Lee for Hilliard Kiwanis Club, A.C. & Theresa Montgomery for Hilliard Historical Society, Don & Shirley Russell for Franklin County Agricultural Society, Stan & Kelly Willis & Willis and Willis Law Firm for Serving Our Neighbors, SON Ministries.
National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging
people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to
the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.
The Mission of Destination Hilliard is to cultivate a positive economic impact for Hilliard through business, leisure and sports experiences as a destination marketing organization while supporting Ohio’s tourism industry. More information about Destination Hilliard and how to get involved can be found at www.destinationhilliard.com.