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 Destination Experience Manager, Joseph Sugalski:


Joseph Sugalski

Joseph Sugalski Destination Experience Manager

Partner content, guest inquiries, assists Motorcoach and student groups.


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. Planning in progress, 2024 dates will soon be added here.



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.

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!  We’ll see you soon!


Check back often, events are added here frequently!