Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Inc

Address
10 Railroad Ave SW - PO Box 78
Aberdeen, SD 574020078
Contact
Website: http://www.visitaberdeensd.com+www.huntfishsd.com
Phone: +1 (605) 225-2414
Nonprofit
EIN: 46-0422304
Year formed: 1992

Mission

As the tourism marketing agency for the City of Aberdeen, our mission is to enhance the economic well-being of the Aberdeen region by increasing the amount of visitor and meeting activity that occurs in the area.
 20162015201420132012
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$117,003.00$121,299.00$110,974.00$122,713.00$115,453.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$113,595.00$121,299.00$89,680.00$95,499.00$87,855.00
Number of employees1313121114
Number of people compensated >$100k00000
Number of volunteers6565705050
Number of highly compensated contractors0000 
Personnel
Backous, Theresa
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personTheresa Backous    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org0.50    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Bergan, Chad
Title  Past PresidentPresidentPresident Elect
Name of key/compensated person  Chad BerganChad BerganChad Bergan
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Current officer  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Birgen, Mike
Title  President (Jan-May)President ElectSecretary/Treasurer
Name of key/compensated person  Mike BirgenMike BirgenMike Birgen
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Current officer  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Bollinger, Cory
TitleDirector/Chamber - partial year    
Name of key/compensated personCory Bollinger    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org0.50    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Bot, Kim
Title   Past PresidentPresident
Name of key/compensated person   Kim BotKim Bot
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Current officer   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   1.001.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Braun, Stacy
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personStacy Braun    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org0.50    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Byram, Brady
Title   DirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated person   Brady ByramBrady Byram
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   1.001.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Deyoung, Kaye
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector (Nov-Dec)  
Name of key/compensated personKaye DeYoungKaye DeYoungKaye DeYoung  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org0.500.500.50  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Dohrer, Chris
Title Past PresidentPresident Elect; President (Jun-Dec)Secretary/TreasurerDirector
Name of key/compensated person Chris DohrerChris DohrerChris DohrerChris Dohrer
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrueTrue
Current officer TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org 1.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Glatt, Jerry
TitlePresidentPresident ElectDirector (Jan-May); Secretary/Treasurer (Jun-Dec)  
Name of key/compensated personJerry GlattJerry GlattJerry Glatt  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Current officerTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Habeck, Brenda
Title  Director (Jan-Aug)  
Name of key/compensated person  Brenda Habeck  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Average hours per week working for org  0.50  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Hall, Cathy
TitleDirectorDirector   
Name of key/compensated personCathy HallCathy Hall   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org0.500.50   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Hoffman, Aj
TitleSecretary/TreasurerDirector   
Name of key/compensated personAJ HoffmanAJ Hoffman   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.000.50   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Johnson, Nancy
Title  Director (Jan-Oct)  
Name of key/compensated person  Nancy Johnson  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Average hours per week working for org  0.50  
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00  
Kaiser, Marje
TitleDirector/Chamber of Commerce    
Name of key/compensated personMarje Kaiser    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org0.50    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Kieffer, Bruce
Title   Director (Jan-Apr)Director
Name of key/compensated person   Bruce KiefferBruce Kieffer
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   1.001.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Lindner, Joellen
Title  Director/Chamber of Commer Past President
Name of key/compensated person  JoEllen Lindner JoEllen Lindner
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True True
Current officer    True
Average hours per week working for org  0.50 1.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00 $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00 $0.00
Lozenski, Kari
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector (Sept-Dec)  
Name of key/compensated personKari LozenskiKari LozenskiKari Lozenski  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org0.500.500.50  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Malsam, Jolene
Title  Finance Director (Jan-Feb)Finance DirectorFinance Director
Name of key/compensated person  Jolene MalsamJolene MalsamJolene Malsam
Position of compensated person
Current officer  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  40.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org  $6,612.00$37,149.00$31,205.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $1,568.00$9,456.00$5,532.00
Melhaff, Charlie
Title    Director (partial year)
Name of key/compensated person    Charlie Melhaff
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    1.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Moon, Josh
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector (Jun-Dec)  
Name of key/compensated personJosh MoonJosh MoonJosh Moon  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org0.500.500.50  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Moore, Brenda
TitleExecutive Director until Feb. 2016Executive DirectorExecutive DirectorExecutive DirectorExecutive Director
Name of key/compensated personBrenda MooreBrenda MooreBrenda MooreBrenda MooreBrenda Moore
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$16,267.00$74,606.00$60,101.00$58,350.00$56,650.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$2,645.00$0.00$14,724.00$15,231.00$22,066.00
Ohleen, Jacque
TitleFinance DirectorFinance DirectorFinance Director (May-Dec)  
Name of key/compensated personJacque OhleenJacque OhleenJacque Ohleen  
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.00  
Reportable compensation from org$43,444.00$46,693.00$22,967.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$8,239.00$0.00$2,666.00  
Perry, Carl
Title Director/Chamber of Commerce   
Name of key/compensated person Carl Perry   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 0.50   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Russell, Mike
Title   Director (Apr-Dec) 
Name of key/compensated person   Mike Russell 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   1.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Salem, Mike
Title DirectorDirectorDirector 
Name of key/compensated person Mike SalemMike SalemMike Salem 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org 0.500.501.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Sharp, Gretchen
TitlePresident ElectSecretary/TreasurerDirectorDirector (Aug-Dec) 
Name of key/compensated personGretchen SharpGretchen SharpGretchen SharpGretchen Sharp 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Current officerTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.001.000.501.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Stevenson, Julie
Title   Director (Jan-Aug)Director
Name of key/compensated person   Julie StevensonJulie Stevenson
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   1.001.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Stotz, Ron
Title    Director (partial year)
Name of key/compensated person    Ron Stotz
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    1.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Swanson, Joel
Title  DirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated person  Joel SwansonJoel SwansonJoel Swanson
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  0.501.001.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Vetter, Eric
TitlePast PresidentPresidentSec/Treasurer (Jan-May); President Elect (Jun-Dec)DirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personEric VetterEric VetterEric VetterEric VetterEric Vetter
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Current officerTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Weismantel, Casey
TitleExecutive Director eff Feb. 2016    
Name of key/compensated personCasey Weismantel    
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org40.00    
Reportable compensation from org$53,884.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$9,550.00    
Wietgrefe, Neil
Title   Director/Chamber of Commer 
Name of key/compensated person   Neil Wietgrefe 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   1.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Witte,
Title    Director/Chamber of Commerce
Name of key/compensated person    Duke Witte
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    1.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesThe Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau acts as a promotion agency for the City of Aberdeen, SD as a visitor destination and center for conventions and related activities.The Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau acts as a promotion agency for the City of Aberdeen, SD as a visitor destination and center for conventions and related activities.The Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau acts as a promotion agency for the City of Aberdeen, SD as a visitor destination and center for conventions and related activities.The Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau acts as a promotion agency for the City of Aberdeen, SD as a visitor destination and center for conventions and related activities.The Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau acts as a promotion agency for the City of Aberdeen, SD as a visitors destination and center for conventions and related activities.
Programs, including revenue & expense
Our goals are:- To increase the number of visitors to Aberdeen with an emphasis on overnight visitors.- To promote the image of Aberdeen.- To promote rural tourism in northeast South Dakota.- To act as a resource to support the Aberdeen area's facilities, attractions, activities and events.- Assist in the promotion of special events in the Aberdeen region.During 2016, Aberdeen, SD hosted over 156 conventions, group and familiarization tours, meetings, sporting and special events. As a result of our marketing efforts tens of thousands of delegates and visitors came to the Aberdeen area. We staff and maintain two visitor centers where we provide information about the community, our facilities, attractions and events. The Visitor Centers also provide regional and state-wide information about SD. The Visitor Centers serviced guests from 47 states, 5 Canadian provinces and over 20 foreign countries. We print several publications that are distributed to entice visitors to the area and maintain four comprehensive websites, two geared to the leisure tourist and two geared to the hunting and fishing sportsman. We coordinate volunteer assistance (65+ volunteers with 1848 hours), fulfill requests (7574 mailed) for visitor information, bid conventions, market outdoor recreation opportunities and host hospitality rooms for sporting events and conventions.
Program descriptionOur goals are:- To increase the number of visitors to Aberdeen with an emphasis on overnight visitors.- To promote the image of Aberdeen.- To promote rural tourism in northeast South Dakota.- To act as a resource to support the Aberdeen area's facilities, attractions, activities and events.- Assist in the promotion of special events in the Aberdeen region.During 2016, Aberdeen, SD hosted over 156 conventions, group and familiarization tours, meetings, sporting and special events. As a result of our marketing efforts tens of thousands of delegates and visitors came to the Aberdeen area. We staff and maintain two visitor centers where we provide information about the community, our facilities, attractions and events. The Visitor Centers also provide regional and state-wide information about SD. The Visitor Centers serviced guests from 47 states, 5 Canadian provinces and over 20 foreign countries. We print several publications that are distributed to entice visitors to the area and maintain four comprehensive websites, two geared to the leisure tourist and two geared to the hunting and fishing sportsman. We coordinate volunteer assistance (65+ volunteers with 1848 hours), fulfill requests (7574 mailed) for visitor information, bid conventions, market outdoor recreation opportunities and host hospitality rooms for sporting events and conventions.Our goals are:- To increase the number of visitors to Aberdeen with an emphasis on overnight visitors.- To promote the image of Aberdeen.- To promote rural tourism in northeast South Dakota.- To act as a resource to support the Aberdeen area's facilities, attractions, activities and events.- Assist in the promotion of special events in the Aberdeen region.During 2015, Aberdeen, SD hosted over 100 conventions, group and familiarization tours, meetings, sporting and special events. As a result of our marketing efforts tens of thousands of delegates and visitors came to the Aberdeen area. We staff and maintain two visitor centers where we provide information about the community, our facilities, attractions and events. The Visitor Center also provides regional and state-wide information about SD. The Visitor Centers serviced guests from 49 states, six Canadian provinces and 20 foreign countries. We print several publications that are distributed to entice visitors to the area and maintain four comprehensive websites, two geared to the leisure tourist and two geared to the hunting and fishing sportsman. We coordinate volunteer assistance (65+ volunteers with 706 hours), fulfill requests (6,082 mailed) for visitor information, bid conventions, market outdoor recreation opportunities and host hospitality rooms for sporting events and conventions.Our goals are:- To increase the number of visitors to Aberdeen with an emphasis on overnight visitors.- To promote the image of Aberdeen.- To promote rural tourism in northeast South Dakota.- To act as a resource to support the Aberdeen area's facilities, attractions, activities and events.- Assist in the promotion of special events in the Aberdeen region.During 2014, Aberdeen, SD hosted over 100 conventions, group and familiarization tours, meetings, sporting and special events. As a result of our marketing efforts tens of thousands of delegates and visitors came to the Aberdeen area. We staff and maintain two visitor centers where we provide information about the community, our facilities, attractions and events. The Visitor Center also provides regional and state-wide information about SD. The Visitor Centers serviced guests from 49 states, 12 Canadian provinces and 4 foreign countries. We print several publications that are distributed to entice visitors to the area and maintain four comprehensive websites, two geared to the leisure tourist and two geared to the hunting and fishing sportsman. We coordinate volunteer assistance (70+ volunteers with 1,875 hours), fulfill requests (7,447 mailed) for visitor information, bid conventions, market outdoor recreation opportunities and host hospitality rooms for sporting events and conventions.Our goals are:- To increase the number of visitors to Aberdeen with an emphasis on overnight visitors.- To promote the image of Aberdeen.- To promote rural tourism in northeast South Dakota.- To act as a resource to support the Aberdeen area's facilities, attractions, activities and events.- Assist in the promotion of special events in the Aberdeen region.During 2013, Aberdeen, SD hosted over 100 conventions, group and familiarization tours, meetings, sporting and special events. As a result of our marketing efforts tens of thousands of delegates and visitors came to the Aberdeen area. We staff and maintain two visitor centers which provide information about the community, our facilities, attractions and events. The Visitors Centers serviced visitors from 49 states, 7 Canadian provinces and 16 foreign countries. We print several publications that are distributed to entice visitors to the area and maintain four comprehensive websites, two geared to the leisure tourist and two geared to the hunting and fishing sportsman. We coordinate volunteer assistance (80 volunteers with 1,786.5 hours), fulfill requests for visitor information, and host hospitality rooms for sporting events and conventions.During 2012, Aberdeen, SD hosted over 100 conventions, group and familiarization tours, meetings, sporting and special events. As a result of our marketing efforts tens of thousands of delegates and visitors came to the Aberdeen area. We staff and maintain two visitor centers which provide information about the community, our facilities, attractions and events. The Visitors Centers serviced visitors from 49 states, 8 Canadian provinces and 7+ foreign countries. We print several publications that are distributed to entice visitors to the area and maintain two comprehensive websites, one geared to the leisure tourist and one geared to the hunting and fishing sportsman. We coordinate volunteer assistance (1,160 hours), fulfill requests for visitor information, and host hospitality rooms for sporting events and conventions.
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue, current year$762,080.00$759,935.00$771,769.00$748,627.00$752,433.00
Program service revenue, current year$14,925.00$15,158.00$22,972.00$13,450.00$13,906.00
Investment income, current year$0.00$0.00-$1,479.00-$465.00$0.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current year$747,155.00$744,777.00$750,276.00$735,642.00$738,527.00
Total unrelated business revenue    $12,516.00
Other revenue, current year$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue-$23,944.00-$16,437.00-$15,262.00-$15,189.00-$15,314.00
Program service revenue (total)$14,925.00$15,158.00$22,972.00$13,450.00$13,906.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from gov't grants$747,155.00$743,778.00$750,276.00$734,142.00$736,527.00
Revenue from all other contributions $999.00 $1,500.00$2,000.00
Other types of revenue
Expense categories (totals)
Total expenses, current year$697,251.00$814,110.00$774,877.00$698,206.00$729,262.00
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets, end of year$254,466.00$215,314.00$276,270.00$239,362.00$194,369.00
Total assets, beginning of current year$215,314.00$276,270.00$239,362.00$194,369.00$182,197.00
Total liabilities, end of year$16,403.00$42,080.00$48,861.00$8,845.00$14,273.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$42,080.00$48,861.00$8,845.00$14,273.00$25,272.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of year$154,589.00$114,066.00$125,897.00$117,890.00$119,022.00
Temporarily restricted net assets, end of year$83,474.00$59,168.00$101,512.00$112,627.00$61,074.00
Net assets, end of year$238,063.00$173,234.00$227,409.00$230,517.00$180,096.00
Net assets, beginning of current year$173,234.00$227,409.00$230,517.00$180,096.00$156,925.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, end of year$163,607.00$134,948.00$187,530.00$140,778.00$98,261.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$134,948.00$187,530.00$140,778.00$98,261.00$26,536.00
Grants payable$10,000.00$20,000.00$30,000.00  
Gross receipts$762,080.00$759,935.00$773,248.00$749,092.00$752,433.00
Revenue less expenses, current year$64,829.00-$54,175.00-$3,108.00$50,421.00$23,171.00
Advertising (total)$232,867.00$274,823.00$270,308.00$209,537.00$237,026.00
Accounts receivable, net$60,021.00$18,509.00$21,930.00$45,229.00$44,690.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$23,242.00$51,105.00$51,779.00$45,114.00$40,192.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$2,327.00$16,813.00$12,633.00$8,032.00$11,900.00
Deferred revenue    $300.00
Secured mortgages and notes payable, end of year$4,076.00$5,267.00$6,228.00$813.00$2,073.00
Total net assets or fund balances, end of year$238,063.00$173,234.00$227,409.00$230,517.00$180,096.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$3,156.00$4,279.00$4,051.00$3,557.00$4,675.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members1111111111
Number of independent voting members1111111111
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Financial sheets were auditedTrue True True
Tax year start date2016-01-012015-01-012014-01-012013-01-012012-01-01
Tax year end date2016-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-012012-12-01
Checklist of schedules (selected)
Grants to domestic org/govt >$5kTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Metadata about the filing
Return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.12014v5.02013v3.02012v2.1
Filing identifier201703199349306100201633209349303633201502109349301300201421789349301077201342259349301309
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