The mission of the Cook County Chamber of Commerce is to be the representative voice of county for-profit and non-profit businesses
in working to improve the county economy and to address pressing county socioeconomic issues.
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June lodging sales08-25-2015
June lodging sales for Cook County show increases in all three areas where the lodging tax is collected (Lutsen-Tofte, Grand Marais and Gunflint Trail). Grand Marais continues to show especially impressive gains: http://www.cookcountychamber.org/charts.php?id=15
Compared to last year, Grand Marais lodging sales are up more than 22 percent through June, according to calculations made in the Cook County Auditor/Treasurer's Office. Linda Kratt at Visit Cook County attributes the increase to effective marketing by her organization and to the effect of Budget Travel's designation of Grand Marais as the 2015 "Coolest Small Town in America."