Mission: To Attract and Engage Visitors, Serve and Educate Regional Tourism Partners, and to Generate Economic Development through Travel and Tourism Development
The Stark County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau, d.b.a. Visit Canton, is funded by a lodging tax administered through the Stark County Commissioners. The organization’s mission is to promote travel to Stark County and to facilitate operations that support the travel and tourism industry in Stark County.
In 2019, travel and tourism generated $1.8 Billion of business sales in Stark County. Tourism contributes to the quality of life, job market, and local tax base. Travel and tourism spending generated $322.5 million in salary and wage income in Stark County in 2019.
Source: Tourism Economics an Oxford Economics Company. (2019). Economic Impact of Tourism in Stark County, Ohio 2019
Allyson Bussey - President & CEO
Rosie Kurtz - Director of Finance & Administration
Carole Camarata - Guest Services & Administrative Coordinator
Mary Vlahos - Vice President of Sales
Cindi Petty - Sales Manager
Angie Gergely - Event Services Manager
Tonja Marshall - Chief Marketing Officer
Allison Rowe - Promotions & Grants Manager
Laura Perry Felberg - Partner Relations Manager