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Membership Application
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Benefits of Membership
Mississippi Valley Partners is a coalition businesses and supporting members from 14 communities located from Bay City, Wisconsin to Alma, Wisconsin and from Red Wing to Winona, Minnesota along the shoreline of the Mississippi River.

The Mission of the Mississippi Valley Partners is to promote our area as a year round Tourism Destination through cooperative promotion and support of members businesses.

Membership benefits in Mississippi Valley Partners include but are not limited to the following:

  • Opportunity to advertise in the Travel Planner Guide Book
    • Production of 75,000 for first printing and additional printings considered dependent  on distribution depletion
    • Distribution throughout member businesses, MVP Tourist Information Center in Pepin  Wisconsin, Travel Trade Shows attended by members and through select state Trade Shows, mail out requests through MVP Toll Free 800 number, mail outs through web site requests, mail outs through individual Tourism Bureaus, Convention and Visitors Bureaus, and Chambers of Commerce, delivered throughout Rochester, MN lodging facilities and MAYO Clinic, Tourist Information Centers and specific points of entry Mall of America, etc.
  • Eligible to vote on matters concerning Mississippi Valley Partners
  • Eligible to have a FREE web page on the MVP web site mississippi-river.org and/or a link to your personal business web site
  • Networking with other MVP members at membership meetings
  • Opportunity to participate in MVP sponsored events, serve on committees and Board of Directors
  • Opportunity to have FREE membership.  Recruitment of  2 new full payment  ($150 memberships) provides a $50 deduction toward your next membership dues.
  • Opportunity to distribute your business brochures to other businesses at membership meetings
  • Opportunity to host membership meetings and showcase your business to fellow MVP members

Joining a group of volunteers that are interested in pooling our many resources, helping fellow businesses owners and supporters, and  sharing our beautiful area with visitors that in turn provide an opportunity for economic growth, is the best reason to be a part of this wonderful organization that has been in existence for over 15 years. 


MVP BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2009

LARRY NIELSON – PRESIDENT
Telephone - 651-345-5188
E-mail - [email protected]

ELAINE MILLER – PRESIDENT ELECT
Telephone -  651-565-9932 or 866-565-9932
E-Mai l- [email protected]

DALE BLUEM – PAST PRESIDENT
Telephone – 651-345-2122
E-Mail -

VIC GARDNER- MEMBER AT LARGE – MINNESOTA
Telephone -507-457-3296
E-Mai l- [email protected]

SUSAN HARTSON- MEMBER AT LARGE – WISCONSIN
Telephone -651-380-4932
E-Mail – [email protected]'s-place.com


TOWN CAPTAINS 2009 COMMUNITY BUSINESS OR ORGANIZATION ASSOCIATED WITH
   
FOUNTAIN CITY, WISCONSIN  
   
ALMA, WISCONSIN
Donna Krebsbach
Mail: PO Box 465            
Alma, WI  55987
608-685-3616 or 608-685-3303
[email protected]

Wings Over Alma

Wisconsin Great River Road
Great River Birding & Nature Fest
100 Mile Garage Sale
   
NELSON, WISCONSIN
Dan Fedie                
PO Box 205
Pepin, WI  55981
715-442-4900
[email protected]

Dan's Pepin Marine

Great River Birding & Nature Fest
Travel Planner Pick-up & Store
   

PEPIN, WISCONSIN
Joanne Lerum
210 3rd St, Hwy 35
Mail: PO Box 284 Pepin, WI  54759
715-442-5500
[email protected]


Garden Pub and Grille


100 Mile Garage Sale
100 Miles of Gardens
   

STOCKHOLM, WISCONSIN
Alan Nugent
N2030 Spring St.
Mail:  PO Box 31
Stockholm, WI  54769
715-442-2266


Abode Gallery, The Good Apple
   
MAIDEN ROCK, WISCONSIN  
   

BAY CITY, WISCONSIN
Jim Ross
W6442 Hwy 35
Bay City, WI  54723
715-594-3355
[email protected]


Flat Pennies Ice Cream
   
PRESCOTT, WISCONSIN  
   
RED WING, MINNESOTA  
   

FRONTENAC, MINNESOTA
Harry Roberts
29223 Cty 28 Blvd.
Frontenac, MN  55026
651-345-3401
[email protected]


Frontenac St. Park


Marketing-Travel Planner
   

LAKE CITY, MINNESOTA
Dale Bluem
411 W. Center St.
Lake City, MN  55041
651-345-2122
[email protected]


Frog and Bear B&B

Toll Free Telephone
Travel Planner Mail Outs
   

CAMP  LACUPOLIS, MINNESOTA
Bea Koch                  
71000 Hwy 61 – Camp LaCupolis
Mail:  71000 Hwy 61
Lake City, MN  55041
651-565-4318  cell 507-259-8831
[email protected]


Camp LaCupolis

Travel Planner Distribution
   
READS LANDING, MINNESOTA
Mary DeRoos
403 North High St.
Lake City, MN  55041
651-345-2605
[email protected]
Red Gables Inn B&B

Birding Festival
Web Site
   

WABASHA, MINNESOTA
Elaine Miller
1110 Hiawatha Dr. E.
Wabasha, MN  55981
651-565-9931


Wabasha Motel & RV

Travel Planner-Marketing
   

KELLOGG, MINNESOTA
Dave & Shelly Speedling
62099 Hwy 42
Kellogg, MN  55945
651-565-3039
[email protected]


SVJ Creative Designs

Travel Planner Distribution
Editorial Writer for Rochester Women's Magazine
   
MINNEISKA, MINNESOTA  
   
ROLLING STONE, MINNESOTA  
   
WINONA, MINNESOTA  
   

PICKWICK, MINNESOTA
Vic Gardner
40609 LaMoille Dr.
Winona, MN  55987
507-457-3296
[email protected]


Pickwick Mill

Membership Recruitment
   
   


 


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