Explore Schuylkill awarded over $40,000 to Schuylkill County organizations through their Mini Grant Program.
Explore Schuylkill’s tourism marketing mini grant program is designed to provide direct promotional funding to tourism organizations in Schuylkill County to assist in their efforts to draw tourists. “This program helps our tourism partners to advance and grow their assets and strengthens Schuylkill County’s comprehensive economic development efforts while also enhancing our county as a destination for leisure travel and the quality of life in our community,” said Regina Gargano, executive director of Explore Schuylkill.
Explore Schuylkill accepted requests for funding by any qualifying tourism industry entity in Schuylkill County which included accommodations, transportation and travel services, food and beverage services, retail, recreation, and entertainment organizations, events, as well as members of Explore Schuylkill in good standing for marketing campaigns, marketing projects, and event marketing. These may have included any variety of media, including but not limited to: television, internet commercials, banners, digital content, print ads, social media ads, and video spots. Grant awards ranged from $250 to $3500.
The following have been chosen for tourism mini-grant funding:
- Actors Guild of Schuylkill County – $1,000
- The Art of Escape – $1,500
- Catalpa Grove – $3,500
- Lithuanian Days – $1000
- Comfort Inn & Suites, Barnesville – $1,750
- Mountain Valley Golf Course – $1,750
- Hope Hill Lavender Farm – $2,500
- Johannes Schwalm Historical Assoc. – $1,500
- The Lakeside Ballroom – $1,000
- Lakewood Park Campground – $2,000
- The Maid’s Quarters B & B – $2,000
- Main Street Moonshine – $3,000
- Marguerites Antiques – $700
- Pottsville Area Development Co. – $3,500
- Pioneer Tunnel & Coal Mine – $3,500
- Schuylkill County Historical Society – $2,500
- Schuylkill County Fair – $1,500
- Tamaqua Area Community Partnership – $3,000
- CK Running/Yuengling Lager Jogger – $500
- Valley View Park – $2,500