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Tourism Summit in Weston

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Business and community leaders joined together for a tourism summit in Weston at Dale's Weston Lanes.

The Wausau/Central Wisconsin Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted the event. The group is represents the communities of Wausau, Schofield, Weston, Rib Mountain, Kronenwetter and Mosinee.

The group's executive director, Darien Schaefer says tourism spending increased in Marathon County during 2012.

"Marathon County saw $217 million dollars in travel expenditures for 2012. The really exciting thing about that is that out of 72 counties in the state we now rank number 9," explained Schaefer.

The group is working to develop and promote community and sports. www.visitwausau.com

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