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Visit Greater Lima...and come discover our Real American Style! To us it's home. To you, its your home away from home. With nearly 200 dining options, more than 70 unique shops and a variety of distinctive events throughout the year, you'll quickly "sense our style" in the welcoming smiles that await you.

Exciting sports, celebrated arts, top notch performances,

varied lodging and a selection of meeting and convention venues are just the beginning.

Want to know more? Visit our social media pages or explore our website at 

Take a'll see why we live it, and you'll love it! 



Visit Greater Lima, the official professional destination marketing organization in Allen County, Ohio, is a convention & visitors bureau that is committed to economic growth via the promotion of tourism.

Visit Greater Lima is responsible for the implementation of marketing programs to strengthen the positive awareness of the county and its assets through consistent communications and collaborative partnerships. With the goal of increased revenues from visitors and overnight guests, Visit Greater Lima targets the markets of business, leisure, group event, sports, meetings and conventions to increase the regional economic impact of tourism.



Jeff Lee


Edward Jones, Lima


Linda Chartrand

Vice Chairperson

Consultant-Organizational Planning

Betsy Billingsley

Vice Chairperson

Downtown Lima Inc.


Kevin Cox

Perry Township Trustee


Dana Addis

City of Lima


Gretchen Staley

Allen County Master Gardener's Association


Andy Johnston

Westgate Entertainment Center

Jessica Logan

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Lima


Trey Becker

University of Northwestern Ohio


Ric Stolly

City of Lima, Parks, Recreation & Forestry


Tyler Black

Johnny Appleseed Park District



Christine Pleva

Executive Director


Sharree Brenneman-Reehling

Director of Events & Group Services


Jessica Lammers

Tourism Marketing Manager


Tina Koester

Tourism Services Manager



Are you interested in having your photos featured on the Visit Greater Lima website, in our visitors guide or on our social network pages? While anyone can submit photos to Visit Greater Lima, there are a few considerations that you must keep in mind if you wish to have your entries accepted.


• Photos can belong to anyone. They do not have to be taken by a professional.

• The photos must be taken in and around Lima and Allen County, Ohio.

• Photos in landscape orientation must be of size 1024x554 pixels or bigger, while photos in portrait orientation must be of size 680x1024 or bigger. Square photos must be 1024x1024 or bigger.

• The photos can have a variety of subjects including people, places, events, etc. However, if any photo has a person as a recognizable focal point, the photographer must have approval prior to submitting to Visit Greater Lima.

• No borders, signatures, watermarks, logos, overlaid text or camera time stamps should be visible on the photos.


Follow these simple guidelines and submit as many photos as you wish to Visit Greater Lima. While Visit Greater Lima cannot guarantee that every photo submitted will be used, once your work is accepted, your image will be featured when appropriate and space availability permits.


While Visit Greater Lima will not pay for using your photos, we will make every attempt to add photo credit along with the photo. However if that is not possible, Visit Greater Lima will make note of the photo credit within the publication, main page or post. You also get to retain all rights to your photo.


So what are you waiting for?  Submit your photos now and earn bragging rights amongst your friends!  Photos can be submitted to: with the subject line “Lima/Allen County Photo Submission”

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