4th of July Parade Information

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The Mammoth Lakes 4th of July Parade is quickly approaching. Summer is upon us!

PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

The 4th of July Parade is a great way to promote your business, organization, special event or cause. Space is limited to the first 50 floats/groups to sign up, so save your spot by filling out the application now. The participation fee for non-Chamber members is $35; non-profits and members of the Chamber can participate for free.

Click here to download a copy of the application form to print, fill out and mail to the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 3268, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546. Make checks payable to Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce. Applications are now closed – we have reached our limit of floats for the 2016 parade!

Be sure to download a copy of the 4th of July Parade Participant Instructions and get familiar with guidelines and scheduling for the day of the parade. Check out this year’s parade map. Email info@mammothlakeschamber.org if you have questions.

SPECTATOR INFORMATION

Everyone is invited to watch the 4th of July Parade through town on Monday, July 4. The parade starts at 11 a.m. and ends around 1 p.m. The route will be the same as last year — from Old Mammoth Road to Main Street. Participants are allowed to give out candy but it cannot be thrown to spectators. Wear your best patriotic outfits and bring your camp chairs to enjoy the parade of floats through town. Attendance is free for all.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Check out other holiday weekend activities in Mammoth Lakes. The 4th of July fireworks show at Crowley Lake will be held on Monday, July 4 around 9:15 p.m. (weather permitting). The Village at Mammoth will present a fireworks show on Sunday, July 3 around 9:15 p.m.

DONATIONS FOR THE FIREWORKS SHOW

The Mammoth Community Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit foundation of the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Town of Mammoth Lakes, is seeking donations for the 2016 Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular at Crowley Lake. For this year’s show, a funding gap of $3,000 exists. Local businesses and individuals are invited to consider donating to the Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular. A HUGE THANK YOU to Footloose Sports, Black Tie Ski Rentals, and especially to The Westin for very generous donations to fund the gap for the fireworks show. Thank you for supporting your community!

Seeking Donations for 4th of July Fireworks Show

The Mammoth Community Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit foundation of the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Town of Mammoth Lakes, is seeking donations for the 2016 Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular at Crowley Lake.

The Independence Day fireworks show promises to be a bright and striking display of color in the Eastern Sierra night sky. At this year’s show, over 660 shells will be propelled into the Eastern Sierra sky for a mesmerizing 20 minutes beginning at approximately 9:15 p.m. (weather permitting). Since incorporating in 1984, the Town of Mammoth Lakes has been celebrating Independence Day with a spectacular fireworks show. The Town contracts Pyro Spectaculars by Souza to light up the sky above Crowley Lake. Souza is well known for doing some of the largest and most spectacular fireworks displays in the world.

Funding for the Fourth of July show is primarily obtained from the Town’s general fund, with contributions from private donors, County Service Area 1 (CSA1) and local business owners. For this year’s show, a funding gap of $3,000 exists – please consider donating to the Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular.
The Chamber of Commerce strongly believes that the annual Fourth of July fireworks display is an important entertainment event for both visitors and residents. Help us make this year’s celebration one to remember!

The Mammoth Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, making your contribution tax deductible. The Federal ID Number for The Mammoth Community Foundation is 77-0549615. Mail your donations to:

Mammoth Community Foundation
P.O. Box 3268
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Or drop by the office at:
2520 Main Street
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
(Mammoth Lakes Tourism Office)
Thank you for your support!
Craig Schmidt, Director
Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce
760-934-2712 ext. 1333
Cell 760-709-0168

Mammoth Market: Town-Wide Sale

Take advantage of this Chamber-sponsored, regionally-advertised event to move inventory, spotlight specials and drive traffic to your business. The town-wide sale is held three times a year on high-visitation weekends: Memorial Day weekend, 4th of July weekend and Labor Day weekend.

Businesses with an approved Mammoth Lakes business license are permitted to display and sell their merchandise outdoors during the duration of the event.

Displays must not exceed 400 square feet and must not be located in public right-of-way or interfere with emergency vehicle or pedestrian access. Displays must conform to the applicable building height and setback requirements and are limited to daylight hours. Displays are limited to one sign not exceeding 20 square feet. Businesses are allowed one day for set up of display and one day to remove display.

For any questions, contact Craig at craig@mammothlakeschamber.org or 760-934-2712.

Calling All Noon Time Eateries

Mammoth Lakes Noon Rotary is a service club that has provided support to this community since 1982. The club theme is ‘Service Above Self’ and it meets every Thursday to honor and celebrate the work of community members.

The club’s primary goal is to support the community as they attempt to rotate club lunch meetings (held each Thursday at noon for an hour) on an annual basis. As they begin to plan for the 2016-2017 year, they are once again inviting local restaurants to submit a proposal to the club about their ability to host club luncheons over this next year.

Club attendance averages 20 members throughout the year and swells in the summer to almost 40. There is a need for a private room if possible, technology support for presentations such as a wall-mounted television, appropriate parking and a well-balanced, nutritious menu for a reasonable price.

Please send a short outline of your proposal to Rich Boccia by May 20th to allow the committee time to review the proposals, meet with vendors and make a recommendation to the Mammoth Lakes Noon Rotary Club Board at their June 2, 2016 meeting. The first meeting on the property would be July 7, 2016 at noon.

6 Tips for Making Your Business Listing Stand Out

The new VisitMammoth.com shows Mammoth Lakes at its best – inspiring, beautiful, the place you should be right now. The role of the business community is to provide the incredible experience that the new website promises. And the role of the Chamber of Commerce is to help you – the businesses – provide that service. We are committed to helping you get the training, support, networking and partnerships that you need to provide the Mammoth Lakes visitors and locals with the best possible experience – the grand, beautiful, memorable experience that Mammoth Lakes Tourism promises with its new website.

Business listings are an integral part of this new website, but it’s essential that you put some time into managing your listing. Mammoth Lakes Tourism has layered content into the website in many ways, so your listings are even more important than they were on the old website. Check out these six take-aways from Christie Osborne’s website training to learn how to manage your VisitMammoth.com website listing.

  1. Keep the “travel cycle” in mind. The typical traveler moves from a phase of inspiration to a phase of active evaluation to booking. This new website focuses on inspiration and active evaluation. Remember those two aspects as you’re editing your business listing – inspire the visitor and give them everything they need to take the next steps.
  2. The goal is to get the visitor from VisitMammoth.com to YOUR website. Make your listing stand out. Beautiful and unique images and a complete list of amenities you offer will encourage the visitor to click through to your page. And when they click through to your page, they’re more likely to book.
  3. If your guests and customers love your business, show it off by linking to your TripAdvisor or Yelp profile. Great reviews on one or both of these sites show potential guests that you stand by the service you claim to provide. 89 percent of global travelers say reviews are influential when choosing where to book.
  4. Take advantage of the Book Now button. If you’re a lodging property, include a direct link to your booking page (not your website home page) and a Book Now button will appear on your business listing. This makes the booking process even simpler for potential guests.
  5. Tweak your listing to make it perfect. If your business isn’t displaying properly on the map shown on the listings page, hover over the red map marker and drag it to the actual location. If your business is closed during the shoulder seasons or only open in the summer, include that information and those dates. If you have different starting rates for summer and winter, include those as well. Take full ownership of your profile and give the website visitor all the information they need.
  6. If your business fits in multiple categories, write different descriptions for each one. If you’re a restaurant that also caters weddings, you can write two different descriptions so that potential brides see a specific description about your catering services and general hungry visitors find the information they need about dining at your restaurant.

BONUS TIP

When selecting the amenities your business offers, choose Chamber of Commerce Member if you’re a part of the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce. Visitors to VisitMammoth.com can search specifically for Chamber of Commerce businesses, and a Chamber of Commerce Member tag will show up on your business listing.

For a full tutorial on managing your business listing, watch the video below: