Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart

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Visit Eau Claire Wants Bigger Share of Room Tax

V1 Staff

Visit Eau Claire, the region’s tourism promotion agency, wants to tap into a larger share of the motel room taxes generated in the city of Eau Claire. Currently, Visit Eau Claire gets 56 percent of these taxes, which amount to about $969,000 last year. Under a proposal first discussed April 13 by the Eau Claire City Council, the agency would get 70 percent of the tax receipts. Last year alone, this would have equaled an additional $214,000 for Visit Eau Claire. In exchange for receiving a larger proportion of the taxes, Visit Eau Claire has proposed that it would share the money in the form of grants with other organizations – such as the Chippewa Valley Museum, Paul Bunyan Logging Camp, and the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center – that currently receive some of their funding directly from the city. Most notably, Visit Eau Claire says it will commit $200,000 annually to offset the operations of the proposed Confluence Performing Arts Center. The City Council has yet to decide on the proposal.

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Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.