Knowing how critical this time in the wake of COVID-19 is for local businesses, Oneida County Tourism Council (OCTC), a cooperative group of four county chambers, is welcoming all tourism-related businesses to be a part of its website.

Onenorthwoods.com launched one year ago and has been well-received by interested travelers, according to Collette Sorgel, president of OCTC and executive director of the Three Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.  

The mobile-first site was designed to be a hub for the county’s businesses. Currently, the site houses all the tourism-related businesses who belong to a chamber of commerce within Oneida County. 

OCTC officials want business owners to know that non-chamber members are welcome to be a part of the site as well, provided they fall into the categories of lodging, shopping, dining, attractions or activities.

“We want to be sure that local businesses have every opportunity to be seen and visited right now,” said Sorgel. “Visitors are here and more are looking to come, and we want them to have access to everything Oneida County has to offer when they use our website. Visibility for businesses is critical to the area’s recovery.”

To get an Oneida County business listed on onenorthwoods.com, contact the chamber of commerce nearest to the business’s location. Chamber membership is not required. 

Business owners will need to provide some basic contact information, a brief description and a photo to generate the free listing. The information then becomes part of a large database that allows travelers to use a robust filter system to search by the type of business, amenities, location and more.

Business owners with questions should contact their local chamber of commerce; or the Oneida County Tourism council at info@oneidacountywi.com or 1-(800) 236-3006.