Funding Aimed at Marketing Bloomington Events

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(Image courtesy of Visit Bloomington) (Image courtesy of Visit Bloomington)
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Eleven Monroe County organizations have received tourism marketing grants from Visit Bloomington. The funding is designed to boost tourist-attraction efforts for visitors 50 miles outside of the city.

The grants focus on events that meet a number of criteria, including attracting a large number of visitors and creating positive publicity.

The organization has awarded the Tourism Marketing Grants each year for the last nine years. This year, it is distributing a total of $40,000.

The 2017 winners and the amount they are awarded include:

  • Bloomington PRIDE Summerfest - $5000
  • Cardinal Stage Company & WonderLab Museum Spring Events - $4500
  • Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival - $4200
  • IU Alumni Association Homecoming - $2400
  • Krampus Night- $3100
  • Artisan Guilds of Bloomington Holiday Show - $3800
  • Limestone Comedy Festival - $3600
  • Lotus World Music & Arts Festival - $3600
  • B’Town Jazz Fest - $3300
  • Middle Coast Film Fest - $3300
  • Great Glass Pumpkin Patch - $2600

Visit Bloomington says tourism activity generates an economic impact beyond ticket sales. The events they say bring in spending for lodging, food and drink, shopping and more.

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