Northwoods business leaders are invited to a meeting in Rhinelander to talk about cutting through government red tape.
The Governor's Northern Summit is set for Minocqua on December 4 and 5. All the cabinet secretaries and staff, along with Governor Walker will be on hand to talk about what they are working on to spur economic development.
Two days prior to that event, a meeting is set at the Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce. Executive Director Dana DeMet...
The impact of tourism on Oneida county's economy was outlined Tuesday in a presentation to the Board of Supervisors.
Dana DeMet, who heads the Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce also is President of the Oneida County Tourism Council..
".....travelers spent $185 million dollars in Oneida county in 2013. That's more than $5,000 for every man, woman, and child within our county. It accounts for over 2000 full-time equivalent jobs (here), and if we take it to a state level, one of every 13 jobs is tourism related..."
Many of the 'FESTERS' are already in the Rhinelander area as the 37th Hodag County Festival begins Thursday. A local official says the economic impact is large. Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce Executive Dana DeMet says they have seen much increased traffic at the chamber. He says estimates are that the city's population quadruples in size for the week of the festival....
The state's top tourism official dropped by the Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce Thursday with a big check to promote this year's Boom Lake Log Jam.
Tourism Secretary Stephenie Klett delivered $10,000 in Joint Effort Marketing money to promote Rhinelander's relatively new event. She says it's a competitive marketing grant and there were many groups hoping to get some of the promotion money. She says Rhinelander's application stood out....
The new Executive Director for the Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce had his first day on the job Monday. Rhinelander native Dana DeMet says he’s busy getting up to speed on upcoming events like the Hodag Home Show.
He says one of his goals as chamber director is to help make membership a measurable benefit.
“I’m really looking forward to expanding on not only just the events that we have, but putting together some measurable results or goals. I really want to foster the true value for the chamber’s members.”
Local merchants are working to have customer dollars stay locally instead of going out of town via the internet or buying in another community.
That's the thrust of a Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce promotion called "Chamber Bucks". Director Lara Reed says customers come to the Chamber to buy what amounts to a gift certificate there and then can redeem the Chamber Bucks at any participating chamber businesses...
What started as a contest between the states of Michigan and Wisconsin's Tourism Departments continues as an effort to help those without warm winter clothing.
"The Big Bundle Up" finds local Chambers of Commerce and other tourism organization beginning a collection.
Rhinelander Chamber Director Lara Reed says this is the third year of the program. It all began with a public debate between the tourism department about 'which state looks more like a mitten, Wisconsin or Michigan?...."