Local Visitors Bureau moves to Franklin Avenue

Citing the need for additional room for their respective organizations to grow, the Grand Haven Area Convention & Visitors Bureau has come out from under the local Chamber of Commerce umbrella. The local Visitors Bureau has long had a separate board of directors to govern its organization - as its operations are mostly funded through hotel and motel room taxes, per state law.
Mark Brooky
May 17, 2011


Now, the Grand HavenArea CVB has relocated its office three blocks east — after 25 years under the same roof with the Chamber of Commerce (formerly the Association of Commerce and Industry) at 1 S. Harbor Ave.

“Both organizations have been limited for space as we continued to expand our services,” said Joy Gaasch, president of the Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven-Spring Lake-Ferrysburg. “We were all bumping into each other. The opportunity presented itself for the Visitors Bureau to locate at 225 Franklin (Ave.), leaving us with the needed physical space to grow.”

Marci Cisneros, executive director of the Visitors Bureau, moved to a temporary office at the end of March and into the bureau’s new Franklin Avenue office near the Elks Lodge on May 9. The bureau employs two full-time people and has an intern for the summer months.

To read more of this story, see today’s print edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

Visitors Bureau: www.visitgrandhaven.com
Chamber of Commerce: www.grandhavenchamber.org


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