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Room tax funds marketing opportunities for events, non-profitsSubmitted: 10/20/2014
RHINELANDER - If you stay at a motel or resort, you may notice an extra tax on your bill.

A room tax is an extra tax placed on overnight stays.

Lodges and resorts in the City of Rhinelander and Town of Pelican collect room tax.

Now you may be able to get some of that money.

The Rhinelander Tourism and Marketing Committee is taking applications for Room Tax Community Grants.

The committee gives out about 5% of the room tax collected as grants for local organizations or events.

"We disperse twice annual grants to community organizations or non-profit groups who are putting on events or programs that will be drawing people from outside the Rhinelander area into the city," said Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dana DeMet.

The grants can only be used for advertising or marketing of the events.

The committee has given out more than $115,000 in Room Tax Community Grants since 2006.

"There's a lot of community groups and organizations that are doing some really great things as well. And they're putting on their own events that do attract a good number of people into the area so it's our way of being able to support those groups and organizations so that we get even more outsider spending and even more people coming into the area and supporting our local organizations that are putting on these kinds of events," DeMet added.

Applications are due November 14th.

They're available at the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce.

There's also a link to the application below.

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Story By: Lauren Stephenson

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