VISIT BIG SKY

Address
PO BOX 160100
BIG SKY, MT 59716
Contact
Website: http://www.visitbigskymt.com
Phone: +1 (406) 995-3000
Nonprofit
NTEE: S30 - Economic Development
EIN: 46-2417912

Mission

VISIT BIG SKY, INC (VBS) THE OFFICIAL DESTINATION MARKETING ORGANIZATION FOR THE GREATER BIG SKY AREA. VBS IS A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP REPRESENTING MONTANA LODGING FACILITY USE TAX DOLLARS, BIG SKY RESORT AREA DISTRICT FUNDS AND PRIVATE BUSINESS INVESTMENT FOR TOURISM PROMOTION.THE MISSION OF VBS IS TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE GREATER BIG SKY AREA THROUGH TOURISM MARKETING PROMOTION. VBS ACCOMPLISHES THIS THROUGH BRANDING AND MARKETING THE WORLD-CLASS MOUNTAIN RESORT DESTINATION OF BIG SKY, MONTANA, AS A YEAR-ROUND REGIONAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL VISITOR DESTINATION; SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH OF THE TOURISM INDUSTRY IN BIG SKY WITH AN EYE TOWARD DELIVERING AN OUTSTANDING VISITOR EXPERIENCE, AND INCREASING TOURISM-RELATED REVENUES AND JOBS WHICH INCREASES TAX COLLECTIONS; RAISING PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE POSITIVE IMPACT OF TOURISM ON THE ECONOMIC VITALITY OF BIG SKY AND MONTANA; AND PRESERVING THE UNIQUENESS AND CHARACTER OF THE BIG SKY COMMUNITY.
 201720152013
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2013
Subsection code06
PF filing required0  
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$0.00  
Number of employees0  
Number of people compensated >$100k0  
Number of volunteers0  
Number of highly compensated contractors0  
Personnel
Clemens, Catherine
TitleEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personCATHERINE CLEMENS  
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrue  
Average hours per week working for org10.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$10,468.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $56,488.00  
Drain, Tim
TitleSECRETARY AND TREASURER  
Name of key/compensated personTIM DRAIN  
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Grimm-Lisk, Julie
TitleDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personJULIE GRIMM-LISK  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Hamilton, Ryan
TitlePRESIDENT  
Name of key/compensated personRYAN HAMILTON  
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Ide, Britt
TitleINTERIM CEO  
Name of key/compensated personBRITT E IDE  
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrue  
Average hours per week working for org3.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $15,319.00  
Indreland, Glenniss
TitleDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personGLENNISS INDRELAND  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Martin, Dan
TitleVICE PRESIDENT  
Name of key/compensated personDAN MARTIN  
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Rager, Steven
TitleDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personSTEVEN RAGER  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Snook, Crystal
TitleDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personCRYSTAL SNOOK  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Strauss, Candace
TitleCEO  
Name of key/compensated personCANDACE CARR STRAUSS  
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrue  
Average hours per week working for org10.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Traxler, Krista
TitleDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personKRISTA TRAXLER  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Williams, Ennion
TitleDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personENNION WILLIAMS  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesVISIT BIG SKY (VBS) IS THE OFFICIAL DESTINATION MARKETING ORGANIZATION FOR THE GREATER BIG SKY AREA. VBS IS A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP REPRESENTING MONTANA LODGING FACILITY USE TAX DOLLARS, BIG SKY RESORT AREA DISTRICT FUNDS AND PRIVATE BUSINESS INVESTMENT FOR TOURISM PROMOTION.  
Program service expenses, total$589,935.00  
Programs, including revenue & expenses
IN 2016, MONTANA PLAYED HOST TO OVER 12 MILLION NON-RESIDENT TRAVELERS WHO SPENT MORE THAN $3.5 BILLION WHILE THEY WERE HERE, DIRECTLY SUPPORTED 38,300 JOBS STATEWIDE, AND GENERATED $194 MILLION IN STATE AND LOCAL TAXES PER PRELIMINARY FINDINGS FROM THE INSTITUTE FOR TOURISM AND RECREATION RESEARCH (ITRR). VISIT BIG SKY ORCHESTRATES A YEAR-ROUND, CONSUMER AND TRADE MARKETING CAMPAIGN DRIVING VISITATION BASED ON SKIER VISITS IN WINTER AND ITS PROXIMITY AS A GATEWAY COMMUNITY TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (YNP) IN SUMMER. EARNED (PUBLIC RELATIONS), OWNED (VISITBIGSKYMT.COM, E-NEWSLETTERS, SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS, PRINT VIA AN OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE (OVG)/OFFICIAL MAP, PAID (PRINT, DIGITAL, SOCIAL, OOH) AND INFLUENCED (SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS) MEDIA CHANNELS ARE UTILIZED IN EXECUTING THE YEAR-ROUND CAMPAIGN.
Program expenses$589,935.00  
Program revenue$30,000.00  
Program descriptionIN 2016, MONTANA PLAYED HOST TO OVER 12 MILLION NON-RESIDENT TRAVELERS WHO SPENT MORE THAN $3.5 BILLION WHILE THEY WERE HERE, DIRECTLY SUPPORTED 38,300 JOBS STATEWIDE, AND GENERATED $194 MILLION IN STATE AND LOCAL TAXES PER PRELIMINARY FINDINGS FROM THE INSTITUTE FOR TOURISM AND RECREATION RESEARCH (ITRR). VISIT BIG SKY ORCHESTRATES A YEAR-ROUND, CONSUMER AND TRADE MARKETING CAMPAIGN DRIVING VISITATION BASED ON SKIER VISITS IN WINTER AND ITS PROXIMITY AS A GATEWAY COMMUNITY TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (YNP) IN SUMMER. EARNED (PUBLIC RELATIONS), OWNED (VISITBIGSKYMT.COM, E-NEWSLETTERS, SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS, PRINT VIA AN OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE (OVG)/OFFICIAL MAP, PAID (PRINT, DIGITAL, SOCIAL, OOH) AND INFLUENCED (SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS) MEDIA CHANNELS ARE UTILIZED IN EXECUTING THE YEAR-ROUND CAMPAIGN.  
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$604,115.00  
Revenue from contributions (total)$574,112.00$619,000.00$208,716.00
Investment income, current yr$3.00  
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$574,112.00  
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00  
Other revenue, current yr$0.00  
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00  
Program service revenue (total)$30,000.00$0.00$0.00
Gross receipts$604,115.00  
Sources of contributions
Revenue from gov't grants$574,112.00  
Other types of revenue
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$3.00  
Net rental income $0.00$0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$592,901.00  
Total functional expenses: program service $589,935.00  
Total functional expenses: management and general$2,966.00  
Total functional expenses: fundraising$0.00  
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00  
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$30,210.00$14,205.00$22,214.00
Total assets, beginning of year$18,595.00  
Total liabilities$401.00$11,740.00$8,625.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$0.00  
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$29,809.00  
Net assets$29,809.00  
Net assets, beginning of year$18,595.00  
Cash: non-interest bearing$28,544.00  
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$18,439.00  
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$11,214.00  
Advertising (total)$589,935.00  
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$1,666.00  
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$401.00  
Total net assets or fund balances$29,809.00  
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$156.00  
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members9  
Number of independent voting members9  
Accrual accountingTrue  
Tax year start date2016-07-01  
Tax year end date2017-06-012015-06-012013-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990  
Date e-filing submitted2017-11-21  
IRS schema version2016v3.0  
Filing identifier201712729349301026  
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