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Marilou K. of Port Clinton is our winner!

We have another winner in the Put-in-Bay 2015 Calendar Raffle! Marilou K., Port Clinton, OH, was drawn from the hopper today! She wins a Gift Certificate for a 60-minute massage from New Direction Health & Wellness, located at Sutton Center in Port Clinton. New Direction Owner Judy Paschen, a licensed massage therapist and holistic health practicioner, will become Marilou’s new best friend!
Thank you, Marilou K., for supporting the Put-in-Bay Chamber. Thank you to Angela and Andy Christmensen for helping again this week in pulling the winning prize and ticket.
The Put-in-Bay Chamber provided the prize this week!

Put-in-Bay Chamber to host Job Fair

Looking for a summer job to help pay your college tuition? Need to supplement your income, or want something fun to do this summer?
The Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Job Fair at the Lake Erie Shores & Islands (Ottawa County Visitors Bureau) in Port Clinton, OH, on Saturday, March 28. Job seekers can meet and interview for jobs at Put-in-Bay from 10 am to 4 pm.
There are a wide variety of jobs available each season on the island. Some employers may be looking for specific skill sets, but many jobs are available with training. There are jobs available for workers in their teens and older.
Since Put-in-Bay’s main industry is tourism most jobs require working directly with the general public is the hospitality and lodging industries. You do not need an appointment to attend and the Job Fair is open to everyone.

Third winning ticket pulled in Calendar Raffle

This afternoon we pulled our third winner out of the hopper in our 2015 Put-in-Bay Calendar Raffle. The winner is Chan S. from Lexington, OH and Put-in-Bay. Chan won the Jet Express Season Pass! Congratulations, Chan. We also want to thank the Jet Express, a member of the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce, who donated the prize.
Our next drawing is next Friday, January 30, and if you don’t have one of our calendars you can still purchase one and be entered into the next 49 drawings! Still a lot of great prizes left and all have a minimum value of $50.
You can purchase a calendar in Port Clinton at the Lake Erie Shores & Islands and at WPCR in the Bassett’s IGA complex. The 2015 Put-in-Bay Calendar is just $10 and comes with a free Raffle Ticket. You can find the complete 2015 Put-in-Bay Calendar Raffle Prize List here.

Still time to make next 50 Raffle drawings

You’ve still got time to cash in on the 2015 Put-in-Bay Calendar Raffle bonanza of prizes give-away by purchasing your calendar by Thursday afternoon!
We’ll be drawing our third winner on Friday afternoon! There is a drawing every week throughout 2015 and the prizes are all valued at $50 or more. You can see the complete list of prizes by clicking here on 2015 Put-in-Bay Raffle Calendar Prize List.
You can purchase a calendar, which comes with a free raffle ticket, for $10¬†in Port Clinton at WPCR in the Bassett’s IGA complex and at Lake Erie Shores & Islands. Anyone on the island who hasn’t snagged one yet can buy one at the Island Hardware Store.
Lots of great prizes, and right now just about 450 tickets. We printed 1,000 calendars and would like to sell as many as possible. These make a great gift. The calendar is full of island photos taken by island photographers and has all the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce 2015 events listed!
Tickets purchased on the mainland will be picked up by a Chamber representative Thursday afternoon and sent to the island via Griffing Flying Service. Tickets are then placed into their own #10 envelope and added to the hopper for Friday afternoon’s drawing.
Good luck, everyone!

Dan C, Fremont, wins wine package from Heineman

Dan C. from Fremont, OH, is our winner in the second weekly drawing for the 2015 PIB Calendar Raffle. Andy and Angela Christensen, co-owners of Reel Bar, helped with Friday’s drawing.
Dan won a 4-pack of Heineman wines and two winery tours from Heineman Winery. Thanks Dan for supporting the Chamber and thank you to our member Heineman Winery who donated the prize.

Next Calendar Raffle Ticket pulled Friday

We’ll be pulling our second 2015 Put-in-Bay Calendar Raffle Ticket winner Friday, January 15, at the Chamber offices here on Put-in-Bay!

We’re adding another dozen tickets to the hopper from this week’s sales. Remember you can still be entered into the remaining weekly drawings. Purchase a calendar from WPCR or Lake Erie Shores & Islands in Port Clinton, or from the Island Hardware Store at Put-in-Bay by Thursday morning and you’ll be entered in that week’s drawing.

You can see a list of prize by clicking on the prize list on our home page. Great prizes–all valued at a minimum of $50, some in the $400 to $500 range, and lots in the $100 plus range.

We’ll post the winner and prize info on our website after the drawing, and we’ll be contacting the winner by phone right after.

 

Put-in-Bay at 3 Travel Shows in January

Despite the frigid temperatures, it looks like “Travel Show” weekend weather is looking pretty decent so stop by and say hello if you’re in Cleveland, Columbus or Chicago the weekend of January 16.
Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce and Perry Group representatives will be manning the Return of the Brig Niagara booth at the Cleveland Mid-American Boat Show, January 15-19 at the I-X Center.
Put-in-Bay will be featured opening night on Thursday and popular Put-in-Bay entertainers Mike Adams, Ray Fogg and Westside Steve Simmons will perform in the Put-in-Bay area. The Boardwalk will serve up his famous Lobster Bisque and other island businesses will attend as well.
You can plan your 2015 trip to the island at the Columbus AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo, January 16-18, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Put-in-Bay businesses, including the Jet Express, Miller Boat Line, Island Transportation and Put-in-Bay Winery will be part of the Lake Erie Shores & Islands featured area at the show. Saturday is Kids Fun Day at the show and Snoopy will be there!
Chicago’s Travel & Adventure Expo will be held at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center January 17-18. This is a new marketing opportunity for us and we hope if you’re in the area you’ll stop by and pick up information to plan an escape to Put-in-Bay this summer.

 

First winner in 2015 Calendar Raffle drawing

Al G. (I did not make that up) from Sandusky, OH was the first winner drawn from the hopper today in the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce 2015 Calendar Raffle drawing. Al won a pair of roundtrip tickets on the Jet Express and lunch for two at Mossbacks! Thank you to the Jet Express and Mossbacks for donating the prizes!
We’ve still got 51 great prizes to give away this year and you can still buy a 2015 Put-in-Bay Calendar for $10 and get a free Raffle Ticket! Buy your calendar in Port Clinton at WPCR in the Bassett’s IGA Complex, and at Lake Erie Shores & Islands. If you’re on the island, stop by the Island Hardware Store.
If you purchase a calendar by Thursday, we’ll still get you in that week’s drawing.
Click here for the 2015 Raffle Calendar Prize List!
Good luck, everyone!

2015 Raffle Calendars still available

You can still pick up a 2015 Put-in-Bay Raffle Calendar in time to participate in all 52 drawings this year for great prizes! A new prize and new winner will be selected each week in 2015.
Lake Erie Shores & Islands and WPCR in the Bassett’s IGA complex are selling the calendars in Port Clinton for our mainland friends. Calendars are just $10 and come with a Raffle Ticket. Each week in Friday, unless otherwise stipulated on the calendar, a prize and a prize winner will be drawn. The first weekly drawing is January 9, 2015. All prizes are valued at $50 or more, and we’re giving away Jet Express and Miller Boat Line season passes, a 40″ Vizio LED Smart TV, an X-Box with Assassin’s Creed bundle, a 10-speed Mt. Dew bicycle, Visa Gift Cards, great island gift certificates for food, apparel, ferry tickets, tour admissions, festival admission packages, and more. Even some great prizes from the Port Clinton area are in the mix.

Hollywood picks up “Perry’s Luck”

Producer Mark Nixon announced this week that his production company has reached an agreement with Hollywood Producer Richard Saperstein and Elysium Films to collaborate and produce “Perry’s Luck,” a movie about Commodore Oliver H. Perry and the Battle of Lake Erie. Mr. Nixon and Mr. Saperstein met with local tourism officials at the Ottawa County Visitors Bureau today, November 18, but were unable to make a trip to South Bass Island to scout for filming locations due to the weather.

Mr. Nixon, who said the official announcement of the project was made today, said Mr. Saperstein and Elysium love the story and the proposed script ideas. An historical briefing of the projects subject was to be given by Rangers from Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial at Put-in-Bay. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, a native of Rhode Island, commanded the American fleet that engaged the British on September 10, 1813 in the Battle of Lake Erie. Put-in-Bay celebrated the Bicentennial of the naval victory last year.

The Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce has signed a five year agreement with the Flagship Niagara League in Erie, PA. to bring the US Brig Niagara to the island the third weekend in June from 2015 through 2020. The vessel will be in dry dock during 2017 for needed upgrades. Put-in-Bay will be the Brig’s first stop in 2018. The Chamber has moved its popular Pyrate Fest to the third week in June to give visitors additional activities to enjoy during her visit to Put-in-Bay. You can read more about Niagara below the scroll.

Producer Mark Nixon announced this week that his production company has reached an agreement with Hollywood Producer Richard Saperstein and Elysium Films to collaborate and produce “Perry’s Luck,” a movie about Commodore Oliver H. Perry and the Battle of Lake Erie. Mr. Nixon and Mr. Saperstein met with local tourism officials at the Ottawa County Visitors Bureau today, November 18, but were unable to make a trip to South Bass Island to scout for filming locations due to the weather.

Mr. Nixon, who said the official announcement of the project was made today, said Mr. Saperstein and Elysium love the story and the proposed script ideas. An historical briefing of the projects subject was to be given by Rangers from Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial at Put-in-Bay. Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, a native of Rhode Island, commanded the American fleet that engaged the British on September 10, 1813 in the Battle of Lake Erie. Put-in-Bay celebrated the Bicentennial of the naval victory last year.