"Angela accepts GRANT on behalf of
Trout Power from Oneida County Tourism"
pictured left to right are Beth Jones, Chairperson for Oneida County Tourism,
Angela Moonan, Co-founder of Trout Power and Owner of blue i marketing,
http://blueimarketing.com/ and Oneida County Executive, Anthony Picente
Oneida County Tourism Presents Tourism Marketing Grant Assistance Awards
Utica NY - Oneida County Tourism http://www.oneidacountytourism.com/ is pleased to announce the grant recipients of its second annual competitive grant program, the Tourism Marketing Grant Assistance Program (MGAP). The grant awards provide financial assistance for the promotion of tourism attractions, events and activities taking place in Oneida County, New York.
Kelly Blazosky, President of Oneida County Tourism, stated “We are pleased to administer this grant program to offer tourism and tourism related businesses/organizations a means to expand their advertising and promotional efforts. The MGAP program aligns with our organizational mission to promote the brand and encourage visitation to Oneida County and the Central New York Region.”
Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. said, “We are working hard to make Oneida County a destination for tourists and a center for travelers of all kinds.” He went on to say, “This tourism marketing grant program is yet another initiative formulated to help stimulate the promotional efforts of the entire array of great places to see and things to do here in Oneida County.”
Oneida County Tourism dedicated $81,825.00 to fund the Tourism Marketing Grant Assistance Program (MGAP) which is approximately 12% of the Oneida County Occupancy Tax (bed tax) receipts. Minimum grant requests were $1,000.00 with maximum grant requests of $7,500.00. The program was open to for-profit and non-profit tourism related businesses and organizations in Oneida County. Examples of eligible grant activities include advertising placements, website development, direct mail, travel show expenses, and printing of promotional materials.
Goals of the OCT MGAP program are to:
- Expand the advertising reach of tourism businesses and organizations beyond Oneida County
- Promote a positive image and increase awareness of Oneida County’s attractions and events
- Increase overnight stays in Oneida County lodging facilities