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Local entities among those awarded marketing funds

The Billings County Pioneer of Medora, North Dakota

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Twelve North Dakota tourism entities are abje to expand their marketing efforts thanks to two grant-programs from the North Dakota Department of Commerce, Tourism Division.

The Events Marketing Grant Program and Marketing Grant Program each provide a maximum of $5,000 in matching funds for promotion of regional events and for specific tourism marketing plans. A total of $45,291 was awarded between the two programs.

Recipients of the Event Marketing Grant Program, which provides funds to communities and event promoters wanting to regionally promote their 2016 tourism-related events, include:

Devils Lake Rockfest for Devils Lake Rockin the Cove

Fallen Soldiers of North Dakota and The Guardian Foundation, Sentinel-Butte, for the Real American Jam

Keplih Arts and Entertainment, Belcourf, for the Ryan Kepi in Summerfest

Legendary Adventures New Discoveries, Watford City, for the Badlands Gravel Battle 100 bike race

Recipients of the Marketing Grant Program, which provides funds to develop marketing materials to promote an experience, activity or place unique to North Dakota, are:

Kenmare Association °f Commerce for a website upgrade City of Mandan for the Fun

Made in Mandan e-marketing program

Devils Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau for a new calendar of events website enhancement J Greg Smith Inc. for marketing the Exploring the Lewis and Clark Trail multi-state marketing plan

Medora Convention and Visitors Bureau for a website upgrade

Pioneer Trails Regional Museum, Bowman, for a mobile-friendly website and display banners

Bison Booties LLC, Mandan, for its statewide travel blog promotion

Buffalo Gap Guest Ranch, Medora, for an updated marketing program

Grant recipients will receive 25 percent of the grant money up front with the remaining 75 percent paid following the completed event or marketing project.

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Original Publication Date: November 5, 2015

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