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Chamber Chat

Fundraising plays key role

Corinna Peterson, GINCC

I’m sure most people are familiar with fundraising and though some may love it, not everyone does. How do you ask someone to just give you money? Not everyone has a sales mindset and some people might even feel uncomfortable doing it.

Fundraising can be anything from buying that box of Girl Scout cookies outside the supermarket (10 boxes of Thin Mints please), purchasing a chocolate bar from your local neighborhood kid, spending $5 on a Teal Lake Meltdown ticket, or attending a fun event!

The best fundraising efforts leave the generous donor with a tangible benefit (like chocolate!), or a fun experience (like Vegas Night!) It’s just a win-win situation for everyone. A mutually-beneficial relationship, if you will.

A majority of our funding comes from membership dues but we rely heavily on fundraising to continue our mission of supporting and engaging our local community and businesses.

If you’ve attended, sponsored, or donated to one of our fun events like West End Winter Wonderland or Vegas Comes to Ishpeming, you’ve helped us fundraise! Smaller fundraising opportunities, like the 50/50 raffle at the Ishpeming Fourth of July Parade, are also held throughout the year.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/GINCC) or Instagram (@discoverthewestend) to stay up-to-date with the GINCC and our events. Don’t hesitate to let us know what fundraising events you’d like to see held in your local community.

We want to extend our gratitude and thank everyone who has ever donated, supported, sponsored, attended an event, or even told someone new about the GINCC!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Corinna Peterson is the communications and marketing assistant at the GINCC. She currently resides in Marquette with her mini Australian shepherd, Lola. She enjoys reading, hiking, snowboarding, working out, traveling and trying out new vegetarian restaurants and recipes for her blog.

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