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How tourism helps community

Posted July 02, 2014 in Community Featured, Perry

It’s finally summer time. The bike trail is busy, the parks are full and the weather is beautiful. There is a ton of great fun to be had throughout town, and the Chamber is happy to help bring some of those events to you. We encourage you to get out and explore our local businesses and welcome our visitors. It is fun to see all the people coming to the Hotel Pattee or riding through on the Raccoon River Valley Trail. Visitors are looking for fun things to do and you, as residents, are the best ambassadors for Perry.

Here is just one way tourism helps our community:

The Hotel Motel Tax is a 7 percent tax for any overnight hotel guest. Whether they stay at the Hotel Pattee or the Super 8, they will see this tax. It is very likely that every hotel you have stayed at throughout the country has applied this tax to your bill. I haven’t met a lot of people who jump for joy over taxes, but the Hotel Motel tax is one that is greatly appreciated by the Chamber and other local organizations who have utilized it to help promote their programs or events.  Of this tax, 4/7th comes back to the Perry Chamber to be used in a grant program to help advertise, promote and support tourism in our town. This can mean helping promote Art on the Prairie, Latino Fest or promoting Dallas County Conservation’s amenities as well. These are just a few examples of the many ways the Hotel Motel Tax has helped continue to make Perry the great place that it is to live, work and play.

Friday Fest
Friday Fest is completely supported by sponsorship. It would not be possible for this event to continue without the generosity of these businesses. All the money raised goes into the programming to make sure Friday Fest stays a free family friendly event. If you are interested in sponsoring, there are still two Friday Fests left. Call the Chamber today.

Presenting Sponsors:
Perry Area Chamber of Commerce
Tyson Fresh Meats
Dallas County Hospital

Supporting Sponsors:
Raccoon River Valley Bicycle Co.
Wells Fargo
Progressive Foundry
Perry Industries & Economic Development
Hulgan Plumbing, Heating & Electrical

City of Perry
Perry Fire Department
Hy-Vee, Kiwanis, Rotary Club
Van Wall Group
Great Western Bank, Farm Bureau
Financial Benefits – A Wealth Management Firm
Osmundson Manufacturing
Perry Lutheran Home
Mid American, Perry Chief
Farm Credit Services of America
Percival Scientific, Accu Jet
Ted Smith/Edward Jones
Raccoon Valley Bank
Betsy Peterson Design

Banner Sponsor: Graphics2U

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