Tourism Marketing Grant Available!

Every event watches the bottom line to make the most out of every dollar and every event has the same need –  people!

Have no Fear – Help is Here…. The Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism has a grant to help offset marketing costs to get people to come to your event- Here are the two biggest things to know:

  1.  Marketing (for the grant) must be outside a 30 mile radius of Hutchinson, MN.
  2. The Chamber/Tourism logo has to be included in the ad or marketing medium.

Through our tourism program, we work to attract more people to Hutchinson, MN. We have much to offer, and our businesses are here to serve those who visit. More people in Hutchinson generates more revenue for our businesses…. Which generates more tax revenue…. Which repairs our streets, keeps police officers in our neighborhoods, keeps our water clean… you get where I am going with that.

Several events have applied and received Tourism Marketing Grant money – Hutchinson Area Boat and RV Show, The Big Little Hunting & Fishing Expo, Minnesota Pottery Festival, Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival, RiverSong, McLeod County Fair and Minnesota Garlic Festival.

Event Marketing Tip: When you are setting up a marketing plan, be sure to diversify. Publications, radio, posters and social media are all important in today’s world. Be sure you are doing everything to set your event up for success. Focusing too heavily on only one of these options can drastically reduce your attendance.

We look forward to receiving your application and we’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

2019 Tourism Marketing Grant Criteria, Deadlines and Grant Application (pdf).

“We love these!”

Reminder that 3rd Quarter Table Tent Deadline is due June 1st!

 

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“We love these!”  This is what we often hear when people refer to the Hutchinson Chamber Table Tents, you know those things on the tables at our area restaurants that lists what’s happening in Hutchinson.  Every few months someone stops in to ask about them, how they are made, what our process is, etc.  These people want to bring the information back to their town, so their community can do it too.  We know the people in Hutchinson are thankful for them.  When we are out delivering the tents we often get comments about how excited people are to see what will be happening in the next few months.

Table tents are printed quarterly for events held in Hutchinson. Any organization may submit an event for the quarterly table tents at a cost of $20.00 for chamber members and $30.00 for non-members, per event.  Events may be submitted at any time for future events, but must be submitted no later than the following deadlines per quarter:

Table Tents Schedule:
1st Quarter (January, February, March) Deadline to submit events for these months is December 1st
2nd Quarter (April, May, June) Deadline to submit events for these months is March 1st
3rd Quarter (July, August, September) Deadline to submit events for these months is June 1st
4th Quarter (October, November, December) Deadline to submit events for these months is September 1st

A table tent listing consists of: the event name, event date, and event location.

We also ask the people who are submitting the event  to list their event on the online community calendar.  This is a great way to give more details about the event.  Submitting an event to the online community calendar is easy and FREE!

To submit an event online:
1. go to www.explorehutchinson.com
2. click “community calendar”
3. click “submit new event” under where it says “view full calendar”
4. enter event information & click submit for approval

Table tent events may be submitted via email to Gina, via phone at 320-234-0786, or in person at the Hutchinson Chamber & Tourism office.

This is a service that we truly enjoy being able to provide for our  community, and we are happy to hear that so many other people appreciate them!

 

 

Hutchinson Sculpture Stroll

Sculpture Stroll

The Hutchinson Sculpture Stroll brings art into the public sphere for the enjoyment of locals and visitors alike.

Since 2013, the City of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission is credited with bringing the high-quality work of local and regional artists through downtown Hutchinson and along the Luce Line Trail.

The Sculpture Stroll is home to permanent sculptures and temporary sculptures.  The temporary sculptures are on loan from regional artists for one year. The permanent sculptures express important aspects of the Hutchinson story.

Map Of The 2017 Sculpture Stroll 

Pieces are submitted to and chosen by the Hutchinson Public Arts Commission Board. To submit your own artwork, please read more on the Submit Art page.

For more information on the Sculpture Stroll visit their Facebook page or their website. Brochures of the Sculpture Stroll are available at the Hutchinson Chamber & Tourism office and the Hutchinson Center for the Arts.