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Donald Plummer, Owner
Street Dogs L.L.C.
Hillsdale County G.O.P.
The Jonesville Eagles
Hillsdale Natural Grocery
Hillsdale Craft Supply
Family Farm and Home
2982 W Carleton Rd,
Hillsdale, MI. 49242
Siena Heights University a new Premier Member
THE USDA TOURISM GRANT
Starting The Hillsdale County Chamber of Commerce Tourism
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August 29 10:00 am-Noon
Hillsdale City Hall 2nd Floor Conference Room
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The Hillsdale County Chamber of Commerce Receives Grant Award from the USDA
The Hillsdale County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce a grant from the USDA to begin, build, and sustain a Tourism Division. Funds from this award are restricted to the work to be performed to plan and implement the Tourism Division.
Memberships are still critical revenue sources to sustain the usual and normal work of the Chamber. That work includes:
1.) Continuously building membership networking opportunities through our breakfasts, brunches and our Trends Economic Lunch. These events are alive and buzzing with members once again meeting new people who they can supply product or services.
2.) Providing businesses savings through our bulk mail service, landing pages, or consulting.
3.) Building awareness of members’ businesses, their unique products or services, and helping these members in building their competitive advantage.
4.) Positioning members with other members to buy, sell, or otherwise profit from their mutual interests.
The grant from the USDA begins in August, when we will be reaching out to stakeholders to design a successful tourism division. A successful implementation fills a void in how our businesses are marketed outside of Hillsdale County. Businesses and organizations currently market their own events, sales, and special days. With a successful tourism division, the Chamber will develop marketing materials that:
*Highlight our local destination sites and focus on our members’ businesses that sell products or services that tourists are searching to find.
*Promote the unique and wonderful elements of our county that tourists want to experience. The key to this success is to consistently market the county to bring people into Hillsdale County while encouraging them to spend their money here. In terms of economic development that money is new money for merchants, members, and event sponsors that they would not otherwise be obtained.
*Partner with Pure Michigan and other travel organizations to create an efficient use of our tourism funds while maximizing our ability to publicize Hillsdale County.
We believe this grant announcement is yet another big moment, and comes on the heels of another wonderful Summerfest, where our classic car show and family festival came together for a great day of fun for the county.
If you are interested in helping to build the tourism division please call 517-260-4705. Or please email me at email@example.com.
The mission of the Hillsdale County Chamber of Commerce is to promote Hillsdale County, our members and businesses through programs and services which stimulate economic growth and foster commerce.
The 26th Annual Hillsdale County Chamber of Commerce Summerfest is a wrap. Lots of visitors, tons of food, 205 classic cars of every shape, year, and make. Lots of family fun at our Salvation Army’s bounce house, Smith Flower’s petal crown customized give away, and Spratt’s radio-controlled race cars on their great and challenging track. The Greater Hillsdale Humane Society won the hearts of young and old alike with their great selection of adoptable cats and dogs, and we had a great time watching our local Cardio Drum ladies go through their challenging workout! The day was full of smiles, and could not have been successful without sponsors including Rich Galloway’s Performance Automotive main sponsorship with his Bumper To Bumper partners; Stillwell Ford’s Mustang that drove ticket sales for our fund raiser, Hillsdale Terminal, Johnny T’s, The EDP, Scott Donihue’s Ryan & Bradshaw , and Hillsdale Hospital’s sponsorships.
A special mention of our volunteers who, who plan the event, work so hard at the event, and always are supportive or the Chamber, along with being great hosts to our visiting car guys and gals. Their cars are the real hit of the day, and their passion and stories always provide the greatest energy of the day.
Here are the winners of our 2017 Mustang or 50/50 drawing: Congratulations to:
Jessica LaRue of Hillsdale
Dr. Yarid of Hillsdale
Kelvin Miller of Coldwater
Hillsdale County Chamber of Commerce