Hancock County CVB Has Record 2018

4/3/19 – 5:06 A.M.

The Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau had a record-setting 2018. Director Alissa Preston updated Hancock County Commissioners Tuesday. Preston says the bureau saw nearly $717,000 in revenue last year. The CVB gets a 3 percent tax revenue when people stay at hotels in Hancock County. The rest of the bed tax goes to the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts and the Hancock County Agricultural Society.

The convention and visitors bureau provided around $130,000 in grant funds to various organizations and events last year. The organization also supported nearly 1,300 events in the community. That’s a 44 percent increase over 2017.

MORE: Details on the support provided to area events from the CVB