Program to increase off-season Birch Bay business explained

Published on Wed, Mar 21, 2012
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Business owners interested in increasing their off-season revenue should plan to attend an informational meeting that will 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 off-season.

The program uses funds collected through the county lodging tax that generates income in the unincorporated areas of the county. The purpose of the lodging tax funds is to promote tourism in each community’s off-season or shoulder months. Organizers expect to spend over $150,000 on developing an advertising plan and placement.

All Birch Bay businesses, particularly those dependent on tourism, are invited to attend the Thursday, March 29, meeting at the Birch Bay Waterslides conference room. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and will be led by Carole McDonald, president of the Mt. Baker Foothills Chamber of Commerce and owner of the Inn at Mt. Baker.

The informational meeting is sponsored by the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce, Mt. Baker Foothills Chamber of Commerce and the Mt. Baker Ski Area. For more information contact Rebecca at 360/599-1518 or