All-Star Ambassadors Prepare to Help Visitors...Posted 04/29/2015
by Larry Davis
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CINCINNATI -- It won't be long until the nation converges on Great American Ball Park for the 2015 All-Star Game.
Among the preparations getting knowledgeable people in place to help visitors learn more about our city.
The countdown is on and Cincinnati is busy preparing to play host to the midsummer classic.
With the All-Star Game about two and a half months away, organizers prepare to put boots on the ground.
Tuesday was the first training session for people who want to be certified training ambassadors.
They will be the ones who visitors will ask how to get to Fountain Square, or where to get a bike or ice cream.
Julie Calvert with the Convention and Visitors Bureau says ambassadors need to know a lot about the city, its history, as well as fun and interesting facts.
Many volunteers are already in customer relations. During the four hour class, would-be ambassadors cracked open a binder to learn everything they'd need to know, including trivia.
Julie Calvert says the ambassador they're looking for is passionate about Cincinnati, and wants to spread their love for the city.
Also during today's training session, there was a test.
It was open book but by the end of the day they should know Cincinnati inside and out.
There will be at least eight other ambassador training sessions.
Organizers hope to have 500 of them in place by the all-star game.