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Tourism Grants Awarded To Local Non-Profits

OAKHURST – Visit Yosemite | Madera County has awarded $20,000 in grant money to five Madera County nonprofit tourism partner businesses. Each organization applied for the 2019 VYMC Tourism Improvement Grant to enhance visitor experience and was awarded up to $5,000. “A boost in local tourism produced additional funding, so we thought a great way to spend it was to share ...

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Hello, Traveler! Tourism Continues To Enrich Our Economy

MADERA COUNTY – The numbers are in and it’s clear Madera County continued to thrive from visitor spending in 2018. Visit California’s latest economic impact report demonstrates visitor spending reached $338.8 million and supported 4,230 jobs in Madera County, a 4.4 percent boost from last year. This growth highlights the ongoing importance of tourism to the region and California’s economy. ...

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Show Your Love For #YosemiteNOW

OAKHURST – With the reopening of Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Yosemite Gateway communities have come together with #YosemiteNOW campaign on social media, to show the world Yosemite’s icons remain unharmed from the fire and to encourage visitation that is vital to the region’s economic recovery. After thirty days of challenging fire and unhealthy air quality, Yosemite ...

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Make Way For The Coarsegold Stampede

COARSEGOLD — Get ready to rodeo this September, as our own local venue known for its annual spring gathering goes completely pro for fall. The PRCA-sanctioned Coarsegold Stampede rolls into town on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17 and 18, and it’s set up to be like nothing the area has seen before. “Our vision is simple,” says Kevin Tweed, owner with ...

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How Pokémon Go Can Boost Your Business

Written by Jennifer Moss —  MOUNTAIN AREA — Yes, it’s a fad, but it’s all the rage, and many businesses are taking advantage of this crazy craze! First off, let’s define Pokémon Go: Pokémon Go is a video game played on a cell phone that places the fictional game in and around the real world, so players have to find ...

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Tourism Continues To Boost Local Economy

Written by Therese Williams — MADERA COUNTY — Visitors to Madera County have injected $273.8 million into the local economy and continue to support the region, according to a statewide report released today by Visit California. The report, an update from preliminary findings released in February at Visit California’s 2016 Outlook Forum, finds that travel spending was a leading source ...

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