Anyone wanting to know more about Hilliard's attractions and amenities can consult a new website,

Anyone wanting to know more about Hilliard's attractions and amenities can consult a new website,

Three-fourths of Americans log on to a computer daily, and nearly half use the Internet to plan their trips. The Destination Hilliard site hopes to draw its share of visitors.

"Our goal is for individuals to log on to the Destination Hilliard website, which will serve as a hub for information for Hilliard," executive director Christy Clark said. Destination Hilliard is an organization designed to promote Hilliard.

The site was launched Monday, Nov. 22. On its home page, future events in the city and a monthly event calendar will available. Other features include lists of restaurants, shopping, attractions and accommodations.

The site has options for visitors, residents, businesses, event planners and those interested in sports.

"We tried to design it based on who would be coming to this website," said Christy Farnbauch, director of business development for Allied Sources, LLC, the Hilliard-based firm that developed the site. "Users will find it very intuitive. I think this site will complement what the city has already launched (, which looks great."

Destination Hilliard's homepage includes the Facebook feed. Any updates to that Facebook page will appear on the homepage, Farnbauch said. The site will be updated regularly with future events.

A link is available for those interested in volunteering, with a list of opportunities and an application that can be filled out.

"We are hoping that residents and companies will want to become more involved in the community and help shape our community," Clark said.

In addition, residents can purchase Hilliard-themed merchandise (such as shirts and blankets) from the website, which are produced for Destination Hilliard by another Hilliard-based company, Proforma Graphic Impressions 2.

"I was really honored and pleased that (Clark) would think about working with local businesses," Farnbauch said. "I appreciate that Christy was looking not only at us, but Proforma as well to help her with the solutions."