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The Novato Chamber is working to build a sustainable local economy in which the businesses and community thrive. 


Mission Statement

 

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INVESTMENT IN OUR COMMUNITY


The spending of the TOT is a committee decision. Investments are made in marketing materials/distribution, data collection, ad placement, the promotion of local events, and the attendance of regional and national tourism expositions. 


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VISIT NOVATO CAMPAIGN


Visit Novato - Novato By Nature is the result of market research, focus groups and years of brand development. Each year over encompasses over 20 different campaigns and 500+ different ad creatives.


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TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX


Transient Occupancy Tax or TOT refers to the fee that accompanies overnight room purchases. 10% of the collected funds are re-invested in Tourism Promotion.


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HEADS IN BEDS


Overall, Tourism Outreach & Marketing aims to promote Novato as an overnight destination and increase visitor spending here in our city.


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VOTER INITIATIVE


Through a ballot initiative approved by the voters in 1987 (and increased by voters in 1997), 10% of Novato’s TOT collections must be spent on tourism promotion activities...


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VOTER INITIATIVE cont.


City of Novato has contracted with Novato Chamber to manage these funds and activities since 1987. The Chamber’s Tourism Committee oversees the Tourism Outreach and Marketing Program.


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Tourism / Tourism Committee

Garret Grialou

CHAIR
Best Western Novato Oaks INN

Fernando Arizaga

Inn Marin an Ascend Hotel

Michael Vacarro

Courtyard by Marriott

Mark Essman

Marin Convention & Visitors Bureau

Andy Podshadley

Downtown Novato Business Assoc.
-Trek Wine-

Gayle Peterson

Big Cat Advertising

Jessica Deakyne

City of Novato

Ex Officio

Coy Smith

Novato Chamber

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Membership in the Novato Chamber is more than succeeding; it is knowing someone is representing your interests and concerns on a local, regional and state level. It's knowing that you have a resource and an ally, and it is knowing that we want to see our community succeed together. We proactively Shape Tomorrow, check us out!

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