Release Date: October 13,2020

Akron/Summit CVB Captures Ohio Travel Association’s 2020 Ruby Award

October 13, 2020 - Akron, OH - The Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau captured an Ohio Travel Association 2020 RUBY Award (Recognizing Uncommon Brilliance Yearly) during their virtual annual conference held October 6-9.

The Bureau was recognized in the Spirit of Community category for its “akron[RE]bound” web site ( and outreach campaign. Created and launched less than two weeks at Governor DeWine’s March stay-at-home order, the Bureau worked to become a key resource for Summit County hospitality industry partners and community stakeholders. In addition to curating immediate financial recovery information, the akron[RE]bound campaign leveraged virtual partner offerings, and continues to serve as a portal for research findings and recovery strategies. 

Sponsored and presented by Great Lakes Publishing, the statewide RUBY Awards competition recognizes the very best marketing and communications initiatives from the Ohio Travel Association’s 600+ members.