Learn about available funding to promote off-season Birch Bay tourism

Published on Tue, Mar 27, 2012
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Business owners interested in increasing off-season revenue should plan to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, March 29, to discuss a new promotional program.

The program is intended to help businesses in Birch Bay and the Mt. Baker foothills capture more tourist dollars in the areas’ respective off-seasons.

The program uses funds collected through the county lodging tax. Organizers expect to spend more than $150,000 on developing a plan and advertisements during its first year.

All Birch Bay businesses, particularly those dependent on tourism, are invited to attend the meeting at the Birch Bay Waterslides conference room. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and will be led by Carole MacDonald, president of the Mt. Baker Foothills Chamber of Commerce and owner of the Inn at Mt. Baker.

“We have this great project,” MacDonald said. “I hope that tourism-related businesses [will attend].”

For more information, contact Rebecca at 360/599-1518 or  info@mtbakerchamber.org.