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NAACP Selects Cincinnati For Its 2016 Annual Convention

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has announced that it will hold its 107th Annual Convention in Cincinnati in 2016, a presidential election year. Mayor John Cranley, the Cincinnati NAACP chapter, and the Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau made the announcement at the Duke Energy Convention Center December 2. The convention, July 9-12, 2016, is expected to draw nearly 10,000 attendees, as well as national presidential candidates and other political, religious, and civic leaders. The event will mark the NAACP's second meeting in Cincinnati in eight years and will bring millions in economic impact.

Pictured: Front Row (from L to R): Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black; Cincinnati NAACP Chapter President Ishton Morton; Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley; Council Member Christopher Smitherman; Cincinnati NAACP Chapter past president Edith Thrower. Back row (from L to R): Members of the NAACP Cincinnati Executive Committee (11 total), Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell, Downtown Cincinnati Inc. President David Ginsburg; Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau President & CEO Dan Lincoln; and Cincinnati USA CVB Director of Multicultural Affairs Jason Dunn.

About the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau: The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau is an aggressive sales, marketing and service organization whose primary responsibility is to positively impact Hamilton County's and the City of Cincinnati's economy through convention, trade show and visitor expenditures. The travel and tourism industry has been found to bring $4.1 billion to Cincinnati USA, employing 94,000 people in a variety of fields and, historically, bringing more than 22.7 million visitors to the region annually. To learn more about Cincinnati USA, visit .

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