2010 was a good year for the Ashland Chamber of Commerce. We moved to our new location at 1716 West Lake Shore Drive. We love our new location and tourists can find us so easily. If you haven’t stopped by, please find time to stop in and see our new building. 2010 also brought a few new events to the Ashland Chamber. The Apostle Island Inline Marathon/Half Marathon on Madeline Island was a huge success in its first year. But then again how could it be anything else on beautiful Madeline Island in Ashland County. The “Diamond Detective Promotion” was a huge hit in February. Look for this promotion to surface again around Valentines Day. We are hopeful that 2011 will be every bit as successful and fun as 2010. Happy New Year everyone from the Ashland Chamber of Commerce.
The Ashland County snowmobile trails will officially open on Friday, December 17th. The trails throughout the County should be groomed next Monday, December 20th according to the Ashland County Snowmobile Alliance. The Tri-County Corridor has been groomed today, December 16th. Enjoy your ride on the beautiful, scenic, miles of trails in Ashland County.
We need snow for the 2010/2011 snowmobile season to begin. The scheduled date for snowmobiling in Ashland County is Thursday, December 17th. The Ashland County Snowmobile Alliance will determine if the trals will open on December 17th. For an update check out www.visitashland.com
The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce wishes the many hunters a safe and prosperous hunting season. Dress warm as the forecast is predicting a cold opener. For a complete weather forecast go to our web site at www.visitashland.com and hit “weather”. Good Luck Hunters!!!!
Every morning starting December 1st,and running through December 22nd, between 10am and 10:15am, a picture will be posted on our website at www.visitashland.com. Once there, click the Elfie link. Then from 10:15am-11am, you can place one email with one guess per day.If you are the first to guess the correct location (place), and where specifically Elfie is in that location, you will win $25.00 in Chamber Dollars. If no one guesses the correct answer by 11am, we add another $25.00 in Chamber Dollars to the pot. If someone guesses the correct location, they win the Chamber Dollars available and we place a new picture on the website the next day. Have Fun!!! Check out Where’s Elfie on the Ashland Chamber web site.
The Ashland Chamber presents “Witches Night Out” downtown Ashland, Thursday, October 21st from 5pm to 8pm. Fly into downtown Ashland on your broomstick for bargains, tricks, treats and Halloween sales. Register to win the grand prize; dinner for two at the Deepwater Grille and $100.00 in Chamber Dollars between the hours of 5 and 8pm! For a list of participating businesses, call the Ashland Chamber or visit our web site at www.visitashland.com.
CenturyLink WhistleStop Marathon/Half Marathon and the great Blues and Brews Festival was just awesome this year. Reports are coming in that this was the best WhistleStop ever. Of Course the beautiful weather and spectacular color on the trees sure did help. Thanks to all the runners and fans for coming in to the 13th Annual WhistleStop Festival. Let us know how your experience was
Now is the perfect time to come and indulge yourself in the spectacular colors of the beautiful leaves on the trees. Enjoy the brisk fresh air and the natural beauty of autumn in Ashland.
Fighting the wind and rain has been a real task this year when fishing the Big Lake, but reports have been coming in that the fish are biting in spite of a little bad weather. Fish tend to be a little skittish when the weather is a bit windy but the anglers report the Browns are biting and the Rainbows are in the Bay. The Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers Conference was in Ashland and the writers reported going on the Big Lake was a very productive trip. Keep in mind Lake Trout fishing is done the end of September. There is still plenty of fishing weather left to plan a fishing trip on the Big Lake where Anglers will catch many species of fish. Come and visit Ashland and plan your fishing trip real soon!!!
There are 154 writers, spouses, corporate sponsors, and Aglow Members in Ashland this week for their Annual Conference. The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce is so pleased to have this group of writers in Ashland. The writers have been on many trips around Chequamegon Bay, fishing, hunting, taking pictures, and enjoying the outdoors. They are anxious to put pen to paper and write stories about this area. Thanks to all the writers for coming to Ashland for the 2010 AGLOW Conference. We are so glad you came and we look forward to reading all the stories you write. Come back real soon and visit us!!!