The Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) and the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) announced a joint donation of funds to Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin.
Funded from donation jars at GMCVB and GMCC events, donations provided more than 1,000 meals for families using the food bank.
“We place a high value on community involvement as an organization,” said Deb Archer, president and CEO, GMCVB. “These networking events were established to help build strong relationships between business and political leaders, providing an opportunity for attendees to make a contribution to Second Harvest, one of our community’s highly respected organizations, made great sense to us and attendees contributed generously.”
Co-hosting annual meet-and-greet events for the City of Madison and Dane County officials, GMCVB and GMCC held this year’s events at the Brink Lounge in Madison.
“This is a novel and welcome approach to the many networking events that exists in our community,” said Mark Clear, alder, City of Madison – District 19. “I particularly appreciate the thoughtfulness of the GMCVB to help provide for those who are hungry in our area. I applaud the opportunity to give back to others while still being able to network with key municipal stakeholders.”
Promoting tourism in Madison since 1972, GMCVB continues to strategically expand upon the more than $1.7 billion dollars generated by visitor spending in Dane County every year.