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Season of Blossoms Campaign - April 12 to June 9th
We will once again be running our spring campaign this year but with a slightly different name. This year our shoulder season campaign will be called Season of Blossom, a more encompassing name that speaks to a longer period of time versus the old Festival of Blossoms. We will also be starting the campaign a couple weeks earlier this year thanks to some great feedback from past participants.
The campaign will re-invite our customers, and potential new visitors, to let them know that the Door is open and spring is a great time to make a reservation. To accomplish this, the Door County Visitor Bureau will be placing a significant media buy in April and May to promote the season and all it has to offer. A big part of our spring media message will be the packages offered by our lodging members in partnership with restaurants and attractions. This is your opportunity to promote your business on DoorCounty.com and, if you choose, be included in our free e-postcard campaign that will launch in mid April. For more information click here.
Visit our Detour page on DoorCounty.com: www.doorcounty.com/detour
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will be resurfacing the Hwy 42/57(Bayview) Bridge in Sturgeon Bay from March 4 until June 30, 2013. There is a detour route through Sturgeon Bay to reconnect to the highway in the northern part of the city. This detour will be clearly marked and easy to navigate. The detour should only add a minimum amount of time to your travel plans. If you have never stopped in Sturgeon Bay, this is a great opportunity to explore a bit during your travels. We have created a PDF map highlighting the detour route that can be downloaded here or by clicking on the image below.
Due to revised hunting rules in Door County State Parks starting in 2013, we've compiled an information packet for those looking for more information to share with visitors into a single PDF file that can be downloaded here. All pages in this document were obtained from various pages on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources web site. We've simply taken these individual documents about each of Door County's state parks and compiled them into one document for easy viewing and disseminiation for those interested. VIEW the document.
2013 DCVB Co-op Marketing Opportunities Click HERE to see how you can take advantage of these targeted promotions!
YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHeKRvo6OhI
(Please click on the images above to learn more about these important industry partners who support the work we do to promote Door County)
The Wisconsin Governor's Conference on Tourism (WIGCOT) has a long standing reputation as one of the best Tourism Conferences in the United States and well worth your time and effort to attend. Here are the dates and locations of future conferences to consider:
March 2-4, 2014 Lake Geneva
March 15-17, 2015 La Crosse
March 13-15, 2016 Wisconsin Dells, Ho-Chunk
March 12-14, 2017 Appleton
March 18-20, 2018 Milwaukee
March 17-19, 2019 Wisconsin Dells, Kalahari
March 8-10, 2020 Green Bay
Visit WIGCOT.org to learn more about this year's conference and who attended!
Made In Door County logos available for your locally made products! Made In Door County (Products MUST be produced IN Door County)
Door County Tagline Style Guide
As a member of the Door County Visitor Bureau we encourage you to work the new copyrighted tagline "Like nowhere else.SM" into your own promotional campaigns and materials. Click HERE for details and style guide!
For only $375/yr, your membership in the DCVB puts your business in the line of sight of millions of visitors planning their trip to Door County with your personalized page on DoorCounty.com in addition to a wealth of benefits and programs offered to build your success! That's a whole lot of Bang for your Buck! Find out how we can help!
Marketing. Information & News for our Travel Industry Partners: industry.travelwisconsin.com
Click HERE to see how TGW Certified Members have made a difference
"I would highly recommend the Travel Green Wisconsin certification process to other Door County businesses. At The Cookery, we decided to complete the certification because we felt that the application process would provide us with a useful tool to help us analyze ways in which we are already sustainable as well as new practices and initiatives that could be implemented to lessen our environmental footprint. Although you can certainly "green" your business without this certification, the application process prompts you to think of new avenues to become more sustainable and it is also unique in that it encourages you to educate your staff and customers of the certification and your initiatives. I think this education piece is particularly important because a ripple effect will hopefully be felt as employees and customers realize that some of your efforts could also be performed in their own lives." --- Courtney Skare, The Cookery Restaurant
Click HERE to read more about The Cookery's Green Practices
Learn more about the benefits of Travel Green Wisconsin certification today!
Travel Green Wisconsin continues to make improvements to the program, with the newest being a revised and updated application. It's faster, flows more smoothly, and is available to complete online, keeping with the program's mission to reduce waste and meet membership requests. In addition, you're now able to get more from innovation points and supporting other programs with similar interests, such as UW's Green Masters program and the DNR's Endangered Resources program.
Contact Jennifer Levendusky for Delivery to your Door! (25 books per case)
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It's amazing how many different ways your financial support of locally owned and operated businesses comes back around to support you and the community we live in. Money spent outside of a community is called "leakage" because there is no return on your money so, please check our Directory before you send your support outside of the County. Click HERE to learn more about the Door County Buy Local program!
Calendar of Events
Promote your events on DoorCounty.com AND our Countywide Kiosk system! Our Events Calendar is still a number one source for "What's Happening" in Door County.
If you have something planned - we want to know!
This calendar is open to the public - please submit your events for consideration.
Make Plans to Attend the 2012 WIGCOT Conference - in Green Bay!
The Wisconsin Governor's Conference on Tourism (wigcot)
You can't imagine how great this conference really is until you attend! There's no wonder it's rated as one of the very best tourism conferences in the nation. WIGCOT Website
While Green Bay is convenient for many of our members, if you wish to stay at, or near the conference center, it is not too early to book your room a year in advance! Registration for the conference typically opens up in January with a brief window for Early Bird discounts so, mark your calendar with a reminder to visit the WIGCOT website after the 1st of the year.
In addition to Early Bird discounts, discounts are offered for Multiple registrations sent in together so encourage your friends and collegues to attend!
Looking for Employees?
Post your open positions on the Visitor Bureau's Job Site
Contact one of our local employment services...
International Exchange Students - Center for Cultural Interchange
ADA Wisconsin Partnership LINK Newsletter
The ADA Wisconsin Partnership is a coalition of people with disabilities, business and government that promotes full implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This newsletter will focus on specific topics, events, and issues affecting people with disabilities.
Keeping Our Community Healthy - Please don't overlook the needs of our local non-profits. They work to keep our community healthy and strong and, with your continued support, they will be there to help when you least expected it. And, it's our local non-profits that continue to preserve our past and enhance our future. They are the very force that creates the sublime experience of living here.
Please don't forget them.
Please help support our local non-profits