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Monday, August 15, 2016

2017 Tourism Marketing Grant Winners Announced

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For immediate release
August 15, 2016                                                

Media Contact:
Julie Warren, Julie@visitbloomington.com, 812-330-4304

2017 Tourism Marketing Grant Winners Announced

Bloomington, IN – Visit Bloomington has announced the winners of its tourism marketing grant funding for 2017. In its ninth year, the grant program will provide $40,000 to 11 different organizations for events taking place throughout 2017. The grant program provides major events in Monroe County with marketing funds to be used to attract visitors from outside of a 50-mile radius of Bloomington.  Applicants are evaluated on a number of criteria, including their ability to attract large numbers of leisure visitors and create positive publicity for their event and Bloomington. The 2017 winners are:

  • 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

Tourism events create a positive economic impact beyond ticket sales, with visitors spending money on lodging, food and drink, shopping, and beyond. The grant funds will help these events reach new audiences to increase attendance, and create a greater economic impact in the community.

About Visit Bloomington: Visit Bloomington is the destination marketing organization for Bloomington and Monroe County, Indiana. Visit Bloomington works alongside local partners to deliver information on events, attractions, and accommodations to future visitors, positively impacting the local economy and culture through tourism development.