In February, the Gahanna Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) board will review options for moving the office to a more prominent location.

In February, the Gahanna Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) board will review options for moving the office to a more prominent location.

The CVB currently is at 181 Granville St. with the Gahanna Area Chamber of Commerce.

The chamber is moving into C|Suites in the Creekside development, opening its new office Feb. 1.

"We're in the exploratory phase," CVB director Karen Eylon said. "Part of our challenge it to maximize our tax dollars."

Chamber officials said recently that they wanted a more visible location.

Eylon said the CVB also would like to be more visible to help promote its mission and make residents understand all it does.

The CVB is funded with taxes generated through hotel and motel rooms. When people visit the city, a portion of the money paid for a hotel room funds the CVB.

Eylon said the CVB's mission is to promote the city, enticing people to come for meetings, sporting events or recreation.

"We have some executive committee members looking at our options (to move)," she said.

The CVB board is expected to hear a report in February, but Eylon said the organization cannot increase its monthly rent.

"We don't want to spend any more on overhead," she said.

The CVB has been in the Granville Street location for two years.

Eylon said that if an affordable location couldn't be found by April, the CVB will put the potential for moving on hold until after the Creekside Blues & Jazz Fest, held annually in June. The CVB organizes that event, which is scheduled for June 18-20 this year.

Gahanna City Council on Jan. 19 referred to committee legislation on an agreement with the CVB.

Council president Tom Kneeland mentioned the potential office move to council during that meeting. He suggested Creekside would be an appropriate place for the office.