About Us

About US

The Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization representing the cities of Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga, California to attract domestic and international visitors. Its core mission is to enhance the vitality of the local economy by increasing visitor demand for conventions, meetings and leisure travel. 

With support from the hospitality industry, the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau is funded and supported by a Tourism Marketing District whose aggressive strategic plan focuses on marketing initiatives to bring visitors to the region, build brand and destination awareness while enhancing the local economy.

As destination experts, we provide leisure travelers, groups and meeting professionals with an unbiased, comprehensive resource when booking a tour, convention, meeting or event within Greater Ontario. Ideal for leisure and business travel, the region boasts scenic mountains, deserts, vineyards and metropolitan areas that are both historic and cosmopolitan in character. Greater Ontario also provides big city sophistication with small town hospitality.

Under the umbrella of the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau is the California Welcome Center, located in the Fashion Alley at Ontario Mills Mall can provide the necessary destination support tools to execute a memorable experience. From annual signature events, historical locations, arts & culture, great dining and entertainment spots, our team of experts can assist.

  • Over 6,000 affordable hotels ranging from full to limited service and free parking
  • More than 300 days of temperate weather to enjoy a host of outdoor activities
  • Ideal for leisure or business – Family, Couples and Single-friendly activities

In less than an hour in any direction, the Greater Ontario area is the gateway to all of Southern California and is the perfect home base - stay here, go anywhere.

 

Strategic Plan

VISION

The Greater Ontario region is the destination to meet, explore, and connect in tomorrow’s West.

MISSION

Build partnerships, identity, and destination demand to create visitor-driven stimulus for the economy of the Greater Ontario region.

UNIQUE VALUE

The Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau is the trusted, responsive and collaborative team of experts, providing tailored and unbiased information on the region

TEAM

We are energized and inspired to work together as a team of experts in service to the Greater Ontario region

Executive

michaelk

Michael K. Krouse, CMP, CHME, CASE

President/CEO

mkrouse@ontariocvb.org

(909) 937-3001

lorrainec

Lorraine C. Chapman

Director of Strategic Alliances

lchapman@ontariocvb.org

(909) 937-3032

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Sue Oxarart

Director of Marketing & Communications

soxarart@ontariocvb.org

(909) 937-3058

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Keith Kirsten

Director of Sales

kkirsten@ontariocvb.org

(909) 937-3005

MARKETING

adrianm

Adrian Morales

Senior Manager, Creative Services

amorales@ontariocvb.org

909-937-3020

 

SALES

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Arlette Garibay

Senior Manager, Convention Sales

agaribay@ontariocvb.org

(909) 937-3019

 

Client Services

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Tina Jimenez

Director of Event & Client Services

tjimenez@ontariocc.org

(909) 937-3036