Thompson speaks to Rotarians

Diana Thompson

Diana Thompson

TROY — Shopping, visiting, touring and staying in Miami County communities may seem like a natural part of day-to-day life; however, there is much behind-the-scenes work involved in keeping people coming to enjoy all that Troy and the surrounding area have to offer.

That work is the full-time responsibility of Diana Thompson, executive director of the Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau, and her team. Troy Rotarians learned how much work is involved when Thompson spoke at the club’s Aug. 18 meeting.

The executive director since the bureau’s inception in 1991, she shared details of the organization’s vision and strategic planning process. It includes nine goals and 20 strategic objectives designed to achieve each goal as they work to fulfill promise of the Miami County brand, slogan and logo of Home.Grown.Great. As the county continues to prosper and grow in the tourism business, the bureau has begun to give back through more countywide promotions. This includes a recent video commercial produced, in part, using an aerial drone. More videos are planned to help promote the strengths of local Miami County jurisdictions. To learn more about all the Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau does, visit their website at

Troy Rotary Club members are always looking for new topics to share at weekly meetings. If you are interested in presenting your business or organization, please visit the Troy Rotary Web site at and submit your information in the “Contact Us” section. Troy Rotary is a member-involved, goal-oriented service club focused on socio/economic issues that have an impact both locally and internationally. You can follow their activities on Facebook at Troy Rotary Club.

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