For Immediate Release
Contact: Krystal Westfahl

Minocqua, WI

The Let’s Minocqua Visitors Bureau + Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 2021 Room Tax Grant application process is now available with increased funding.  Up to $20,000 available to qualifying applicants.

Due to an increase in travel to the communities of Arbor Vitae, Woodruff, and Minocqua during the 2020 tourism season, the Let’s Minocqua Board of Directors has approved increased funding to the room tax grant program.

“We have been heavily marketing the communities of Minocqua, Arbor Vitae, and Woodruff as year-round outdoor recreation areas for the past five years.  It was no surprise to us that 2020 was “our year”.  We saw increased traffic to the area as people flocked to the Northwoods to social distance and get back to family and nature.”, said Krystal Westfahl, executive director. “We are so excited to offer more funding to local organizations that help us do good work.”

Funding is devoted to community groups and organizations for tourism development and promotion in the Minocqua area. The Board will consider applications from non-profit groups and organizations that provide marketing and focus on bringing people to the Minocqua area along with developing the destination. The Board will also consider applications from non-profit groups and organizations that offer activities or events that will encourage people to stay longer.

All those interested in applying should visit and fill out the application.  All applications are due the last Friday in January and decisions will be made and awarded at the end of February. 

“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to support tourism in diverse ways and we look forward to assisting our nonprofits from across the area in this common goal,” said Board President, Jim Hartwig.


About Let's Minocqua Chamber of Commerce + Visitor's Bureau

Let's Minocqua is the official destination marketing organization for the Minocqua, Arbor Vitae, and Woodruff communities and proudly represents 400 + local businesses. Let's Minocqua exists to advocate for and enhance economic growth for all that visit, work, live, and play in these communities. Please contact us at, our 24-hour Welcome Center at (715) 356-5266, or visit us at 8216 Hwy. 51 S. in Minocqua for personal assistance.

Let’s Minocqua Visitors Bureau + Chamber of Commerce is a 501c6 organization.