LANCASTER – Fran Tiburzio has a novel job – promote Fairfield County to those that do not stay right here.

She is the advertising director for Go to Fairfield County Ohio, the company that serves because the county’s tourism bureau. Tiburzio touts Fairfield County to potential guests by way of quite a lot of means, together with social media and a printed guests information.

“I will not say it is troublesome as a result of I believe Fairfield County is an excellent place,” she mentioned of selling the county. “I believe Fairfield County is actual engaging place with quite a lot of nice occasions and sights. We have got fabulous museums, we have stunning inexperienced house. We have got every kind of issues that enchantment to all kinds of individuals.”

Tiburzio has labored at VFCO for about 4 years. She is from Wheelersburg in Scioto County and graduated with a bachelor’s diploma in English from Shawnee State College in Portsmouth.

Tiburzio was beforehand the general public relations director for the Ohio Humanities Council and likewise directed the Ohio Chautauqua, a touring dwelling historical past program.

“Advertising is the factor it’s important to do in each of these gigs,” Tiburzio mentioned. “So, I’ve all the time had that type of expertise. I adore it.”

Her profession has additionally afforded her the chance to journey throughout Ohio and have a look at job alternatives, which is how her present job took place.

Whereas Tiburzio likes promoting Fairfield County to outsiders, she mentioned the toughest a part of her job is promoting to those that stay right here.

“You are by no means a vacationer in your personal yard,” she mentioned. “Individuals assume that we do not have something in Fairfield County as a result of they stay right here. However we do. So essentially the most troublesome job is promoting to individuals from Fairfield County.”

Tiburzio mentioned the important thing to doing that’s exhibiting individuals what they’ve right here. 

“So, you have to educate individuals in order that they notice the actually superior place that we’re,” she mentioned. 

Tiburzio has been within the central Ohio space because the 1990s. She mentioned she left Scioto County due to its poor job market.

“So, I moved to central Ohio and it was among the finest strikes of my life,” Tiburzio mentioned. “By means of quite a lot of causes I ended up right here in Fairfield County. That is terrific. It is my new residence. I adore it.”

Nevertheless, Tiburzio mentioned she does miss the Ohio River and the leisure actions it affords.

One among her main duties on her present job is writing and designing the guests’ information. She mentioned she enjoys writing.

“I do, but it surely’s arduous,” Tiburzio mentioned. “Writing typically could be arduous, particularly in this sort of work, the guests information. Typically I am like, ‘Does this sound insipid or what?’ You have to provide you with the precise phrases so it sounds pure and nonetheless convincing. I spend quite a lot of time with a thesaurus. It is your greatest pal once you’re writing typically.”

Away from work, Tiburzio enjoys studying and visiting numerous websites in Fairfield County.

“I like Rising Park,” she mentioned. “I like our parks. Now we have actually stunning parks. And I lead the coated bridge excursions when we have now coated bridge excursions. So I prefer to exit to the coated bridges and reacquaint myself with the construction and truss methods of these great, historic buildings. They’re simply superb.”

Tiburzio mentioned she additionally enjoys visiting native outlets and shops like The Paperback Alternate and the Keller Market Home downtown. Moreover, she enjoys gardening and being outdoors.

“My backyard did not accomplish that effectively final summer season,” Tiburzio mentioned. “It simply wasn’t an excellent local weather for gardens.”

For the longer term, Tiburzio mentioned she hopes to proceed dwelling in Fairfield County and proceed working at her job.

“I actually like this job,” she mentioned. “I like doing what I do and with who I work with. Getting out and seeing individuals and doing issues across the county is simply enjoyable. So, hopefully, extra of the identical.”


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