August 17, 2006 - Last Friday, August 11, Wisconsin Tourism Secretary Jim Holperin presented EAA with a Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant of $28,400 to promote the "Good Ol' Days" aviation history event coming to the EAA AirVenture Museum this weekend. JEM grants allow non-profit tourism organizations to better promote their event to a wider marketplace, and helps tourism destinations to work more closely with the state to showcase the unique events throughout Wisconsin.
"Wisconsin organizations, agencies, and destinations such as EAA have so many wonderful ideas and programs designed to attract, entertain and educate travelers," Holperin said. "We know the effect that additional marketing funds have in making sure as many people as possible know things such as Good Ol' Days are happening throughout the state."
Rick Larsen, EAA vice president of marketing, accepted the grant in a presentation at the Paine Art Center in Oshkosh, which also received a $28,000 grant to promote its "Electric Tiffany" exhibit of original lamps.