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Sec. Klett Presents Tourism Grant to Chippewa Valley Book Festival

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Sec. Klett presents the check to members of the Chippewa Valley Book Festival

Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett presented a $2,000 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant to the Literary Arts Committee of the Eau Claire Regional Arts Council to promote the Chippewa Valley Book Festival, an annual event held Oct.  18-23. This is the second year the project received marketing assistance from the Department of Tourism.  Event organizers goals for this year include increasing the total attendance to 4,500 and generating an economic impact of $50,000 from traveler spending at area hotels, restaurants and stores.

"Now in its second year of JEM grant funding, this event leverages the area's ideal location near Minneapolis-St. Paul with its other tourism amenities to attract new visitors and to brand this community as an unexpected destination," Secretary Klett said. "It's also a perfect example of how our JEM grant programs not only helps the economy but reinforces the creative economy through education and the arts.

The Department of Tourism's marketing grant program funded 51 projects totaling $1.14 million in fiscal year 2010.  Visitor expenditures driven by the marketing from these projects exceeded $30 million.

Now in its 12th year, the book festival hosts 30 authors at 14 different community locations, develops author in the schools programming, and conducts a children's writing contest. Grant funds will go towards online advertising, social media, print advertising, posters and brochures and outreach through Wisconsin Public Radio.  The marketing plan will focus on markets within a 50 mile radius and include Minneapolis-St. Paul.




Upcoming Exhibits

Sam Lloyd comes to Eau Claire to emcee Jubilee!

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

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Jubilee's Masquerade Ball

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Meet featured artist Thomas Gardner III for Jubilee this year! Watch the video below to see why you don't want to miss this fundraiser for the…


Monday, February 27th, 2017

SAVE THE DATE! The 2017 Jubilee fundraising event date has been set for June 8, 2017! This event will take place at Florian Gardens and our featured…

Call For Artists

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Calling all artists! Make your art into an award for our 2017 Jubilee fundraiser held at Florian Gardens on June 8! We will have a lot of awards to…

Mel Flannery to Perform with the Jazz Orchestra

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

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