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DESTINATION MARKETING ORGANIZATION FOR GREATER GRAND RAPIDS, MN AREA

Visit Grand Rapids is the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the Grand Rapids, MN area. Visit Grand Rapids was founded in 1983, as a 501 (c) 6 non-profit business association, with the objective to promote the Grand Rapids area as a destination for conferences, conventions, events, group tours and leisure travelers; thereby enhancing the economic growth of the area through travel and tourism. Visit Grand Rapids mission is to generate a positive economic impact through travel and tourism. Visit Grand Rapids is funded in part by a 3% lodging tax that is collected by 32 lodging properties located within the city of Grand Rapids, and voluntary lodging contributors located throughout Itasca County. 

Additional funding is provided by the marketing services that Visit Grand Rapids offers area businesses as well as, Explore Minnesota Tourism grants. Visit Grand Rapids is overseen by a 8 member Board of Directors. Each Board of Director serves a three year term and each can serve up to two consecutive terms on the Board of Directors. Visit Grand Rapids has two staff that is responsible for: directing and overseeing the day to day management of VGR, growth and community development, and doing so within the mission, vision, policies and work plans adopted by Visit Grand Rapids Board of Directors. Come Explore Minnesota’s Nature in the Grand Rapids, MN area8

VISIT GRAND RAPIDS STAFF

2022 OFFICERS

Adam Labrecht

past President

Rising Eagle Resort

Kris Ives

President

Grand Hospitality

Lewis Kellin

Vice President

Hotel Rapids

Dan Tembreull

Treasurer/Secretary

Nevaeh Properties

2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Grant Prokop

Thousand Lakes Sporting Goods

Brett Skyles

Itasca County Administrator

Tim Oxborough

Sugar Lake Lodge

Jeff Johns

Forest History Center

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