Wisconsin Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett was in Rhinelander Wednesday to present a $20,000 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) Grant to the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce for promotion of the second annual Boom Lake Log Jam. The money is the result of an extensive grant application and will be used to promote the event in areas outside of the Northwoods.
Klett also shared news that last year, tourism dollars were up $1 billion throughout the state, with Oneida county seeing a 5.5% increase in tourism revenue. For perhaps the first time ever, each of Wisconsin’s counties saw an increase in tourism spending in 2014.
The Rhinelander Boom Lake Log Jam is June 19-21. More information is available on the chamber’s website, ExploreRhinelander.com