Event Organizers Invited to Submit Grant Applications

The Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce invites event organizers to submit an application for an event grant. Applications are due Friday, November 15, 2013 for events that will take place in the Mad River Valley in 2014. Events in January, May, June and November are of particular interest. Applications are judged on 4 main criteria including: • Ability to generate overnight visitors • Ability to generate overall Valley business • Ability to promote positive public relations for the Valley • Long-term commitment and potential for the event Applicants should be prepared to supply a business plan and budget for the event addressing financial, advertising, and promotional items. Funds for these grants are generated through the Mad River Valley- Marketing Events (MRV-ME) fund, by voluntary contributions made by member businesses. Those businesses will be voting on the merits of each application. Participation in the MRV-ME fund is voluntary and open to all chamber member businesses. One “share” in the fund equates to an amount equal to ones chamber membership dues, up to a maximum of $1500. Applications are available online or by email. Contact the MRV Chamber office at 496-3409. Deadline for submissions is November 15 for events to be held January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.