The Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce met at the Coffee Mill on April 11, 2006.
Jeanette Gorman gave a very insightful presentation on St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics. She wanted to invite everyone to attend one of their “Circle of Life Tours”.
The Cottonwood Brochures are available for distribution. Anyone interested in these brochures can contact any of the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce officers.
Grants are available for historical sights, projects etc in relation to the Ordway Fishing Expedition. For more information please contact Cheri Holthaus. The next meeting will be Tuesday May 9th, 2006 at the Coffee Mill.
3000 Copies each of full-color community brochures are now available in 6 communities from White Bird to Pierce/Weippe.
Tourism-related brochures for the six communities of Grangeville, Cottonwood, White Bird, Kamiah, Orofino and Pierce/Weippe are now available at Visitor Information Centers, Chambers of Commerce, local businesses and attractions in these areas. Activities, dining, lodging, itineraries, attractions, events, a brief community history and other local information are included in the full color brochures, along with unique area photographs and a detailed map of the five-county region that comprises north central Idaho.
Funding was derived in part from an Idaho Travel Council grant and in part from each community, through a partnership with North Central Idaho Travel Association. Content and photographs were supplied by representatives from each of the communities with the design and production created by North Central Idaho Travel Association’s advertising agency, Northwest Media Productions of Clarkston, Washington.
Results from over 6,500 respondents to the 2005 regional Visitor Survey conducted last summer in the five-county region showed that brochures have a significant impact on travelers. Over half (57%) of respondents reported extending a trip in recent memory because of a brochure they picked up along the way. During a trip, forty percent (40%) of the respondents reported that brochures are top sources of information and forty-five percent (45%) responded that they rely on brochures during their trip. Nearly half (48%) of sightseeing/driving tour visitors cited brochures as an important source of information.
NCITA intends to repeat this program in the 2006/07 grant cycle and welcomes other communities in the five-county region to participate. If your community would like to learn more, please contact NCITA.
In 2006, the North Central Idaho Travel Association's marketing efforts will continue to focus on Bicentennial events and activities, as well as the region's extraordinary outdoor recreation and community attractions. As the lead tourism marketing and development organization in north central Idaho, NCITA is working with the Nez Perce Tribe, regional businesses, chambers of commerce, and state and federal agencies in this effort. For more information about community brochures, meetings, or becoming a member, contact NCITA at (208)983-2175, or firstname.lastname@example.org.