Partner Resources


We are the official destination marketing organization for Erie and Ottawa Counties in Ohio, together known as Shores & Islands Ohio. Nearly 11 million visitors come to our region each year, where they enjoy our spectacular attractions, amazing scenery, varied lodging, delicious eateries, and frequent a number of local businesses.


Enhance the Destination's Economic Vitality through Collaborative Promotion and Creation of Memorable Experiences that increase visitor engagement, thus enhancing the region's Quality of Life.


Shores & Islands Ohio is guided by board members by volunteers from local businesses, organizations and government. Click here for a list of board members.



Click here to access the Partner Portal. This is a secure and convenient website through which you can manage your business information including updating your listings, photos, contacts, amenities, meeting space information, and more! Join us as we help you attract those nearly 11 million annual visitors to your business!

Questions about your partnership or the Partner Portal? Contact Partner Relations Manager, Mackenzie Toll, at



Connect your business to the experience of visitors to the destination! Having a clear picture of industry trends, profiles, and data give us the foundation for understanding who our target markets are, what they want, and how to market to them. Shores & Islands Ohio is continuously conducting research and gathering information that helps us plan and develop campaigns and programs. We make this information available and encourage industry partners to do the same! Information below provides insightful blogs, presentations, marketing and co-op information, and other research.

Learn more about leveraging your business with social media, by reading this sponsored article written by Gold Gorilla Media, Justin Majeroni.

For more information on member benefits and partner options, visit our member benefits page!



A low-cost continuing education program, focusing on a variety of topics that benefit the Shores & Islands region and partners presented in conjunction with ECEDC and OCIC. Ongoing 2023 dates will be added here.

 Wednesday, October 18 at Jet Express Island Port in Port Clinton

Join Shores & Islands Ohio, in partnership with Erie County Economic Development Corporation and Ottawa County Improvement Corporation, for a panel of regional marketing experts to discuss overall strategies for your business! Unsure of where to spend advertising dollars? Confused about social media? Looking for innovative ideas? Our expert panelists will share best practices and marketing advice to help your business succeed! Click here to register today. 



The Visitor Experience team will be making the rounds to each community in the Shores & Islands region soon! We’ll be sharing ongoing projects, business updates, and mingling with the community. Local merchants, business owners, and operators are invited to join us for a Shore & Islands update followed by Q&A and networking.

We’re coming to Huron on Wednesday, September 20, 2023

8:30 am – Huron at Jim’s Pizza Box

Can’t make it? Don’t worry! We’ll be hitting the road and hosting these Community Chats throughout the entire year and will be coming to a neighborhood near you soon! Questions or to RSVP, contact Nichole Wade, at We’ll see you soon!



Check back often, events are added here frequently!