This event is hosted by Bill Grantges of the Itasca County AIS (aquatic invasive species) Program and co-hosted by Visit Grand Rapids and the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. Here's the event flyer https://goo.gl/DkGFhg The idea is to bring together representatives from area resorts, campgrounds, lake service providers, marine dealers, sporting goods and bait shops, fishing guides, and other similar area businesses who provide products or services to water-related visitors and property owners. Our primary audience is those listed businesses, but the event is also open to the public. An RSVP is required. The idea is to raise awareness about AIS, and then invite businesses to partner to prevent further AIS infestation in area waters. Lunch is free to businesses who RSVP by Thursday March 1st. The public is invited to attend - $20 charge for lunch.