One of America's most powerful women is encouraging folks to come to Cincinnati. Oprah Winfrey was in town this week---and now she's telling everyone who reads her magazine to come, too. And Oprah's not the only one talking up the 'nati, dozens of newspapers and magazines around the world are doing the same. But even with all the good press...there may still be something missing---something that could help Cincinnati's image even more.
Cincinnati is worth the trip according to "O, especially Jean Robert and his new Jeanro Bistro downtown, the C-A-C, the Freedom Center, and the Cincinnati Opera.
"I think what we're looking at is great news for Cincinnati," said Julie Calvert of the Greater Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Cincinnati's visitor's and Convention Bureau is excited about the endorsement...but Oprah is certainly not the first.
Recently AmericanStyle magazine rated Cincinnati number 5 of it's top 26 art destinations. The Zagat survey recognized 6 of Greater Cincinnati's attaractions. And article's on Cincinnati's progress since the 2001 riots have been published in U-S-A Today, CNN, and local papers across the country.
"It's a major step forward for Cincinnati. It's a major endorsement of our product, our people."
But there is still room for improvement when it comes to the Queen City and it's image. And it's the very folks who live here who can make the most important difference. Cincinnatians themselves were recently quoted in a forbes magazine article. the writer asked if it was possible to have fun here and was told: "Not in Cincinnati. It's dead to the world." and "Good luck...boy that would be a tough assignment."
Like all cities, it's important to speak out against the bad, but folks from the Convention Bureau ask you to remember the good. If there are things you do like about cincinnati---tell people.
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