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Welcome to the
Ohio Valley Chapter of GBTA!

The Mission of the OVBTA Board in 2017 continues to be “Growth Through Strong Educational Programs.” 

The OVBTA Board is committed to enhancing the travel profession by sponsoring educational and informational programs for our members, and by providing top-rated speakers to address travel-related issues, concerns and current "hot topic" items.  Our events are an excellent venue for the sharing of travel-related information and professional expertise where we are focused on perfecting the science of business travel management.  We provide a great way to network and learn from each other. 

I am pleased to announce that because of the hard work of the OVBTA Board and our Mission to provide strong educational programs OVBTA has exceeded 200 members.  At the June meeting, Membership Chair Bobbi Huber, announced a 20% increase in Membership!  To date we have 208 members.  So if you haven't been to a meeting lately come join us.  Our August meeting is all about Technology and has a great line up of top industry speakers.  

Our Next Meeting:

OVBTA November Meeting

November 21, 2017
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Hilton Downtown Columbus
401 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ohio/hilton-columbus-downtown-CMHDWHH/index.html
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OVBTA Scholarships:

2018 Scholarship Application is open for business and closes on September 29th.  This is your opportunity to Grow, Learn, and Get Involved. To apply, click on  Professional Development at the top of the page, Scholarship Opportunities, Application Submission Process and click on the link to apply  http://ovbta.org/Scholarship_Opportunities .  

OVBTA Auction & Sponsorship:

Mark you calendar to attend the 2017 Auction in November at the Hilton Downtown Columbus. This is a great way to kick off the 2017 Holiday shopping season.  The Auction Committee is accepting donations now.  Do you want to see your company name in Lights?”  Contact the Sponsorship Committee to see how your company can benefit by becoming a 2018 Sponsor for OVBTA. 

OVBTA Executive Board:

The OVBTA Executive Board is made up of diverse group of Industry Experts who serve as the Leadership Team. These individuals give a great deal of their personal time and have been working together to serve “YOU”, our membership. I could not do my job as your President without them.  David Spurlock – Vice President; Jeff Maurer - Treasurer; and Renee Huff - Secretary.  My sincere thank you for your support, great ideas and friendships!  I truly appreciate all you do.

See you at the next meeting!

Wini Cloran
President, GBTA-Ohio Valley Chapter BTA