Belpre Chamber receives scholarship

The Marietta Washington-County Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors Cooperative Marketing Sponsorships Committee announced it granted a total of $1,500 to the Belpre Chamber of Commerce.

The CVB opened the sponsorship to local tourism partners and event/group organizers earlier this year. The Belpre Chamber of Commerce joins three other applicants chosen to receive sponsorship, the Marietta Sweetcorn Festival, Mid-Ohio Valley Players and the River Trails and Ales Festival.

The Belpre Chamber of commerce received $1,500 that will be used towards the promotion, marketing and advertising costs for the 2014 Belpre Homecoming Festival.

Jeri Knowlton, executive director of the Marietta-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, stated that the partnerships strengthen the CVB’s comprehensive marketing efforts.

“The Sweetcorn Festival, Rivers, Trails and Ales Festival, the Mid-Ohio Valley Players and the Belpre Homecoming are absolutely a part of what makes Marietta-Washington County a distinctive destination,” said Knowlton. “The diversity of these programs alone is indicative of the wide variety of leisure activities available to the traveling public.”