The Banks County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau’ most recent audit, for the year ending December 2010, shows $401,832 in assets.
The audit also lists $124,008 in expenses for the year, with the largest expense being $42,045 for billboards. Expenses also includes $34,854 in salaries and $6,576 in expenses for president Bonnie Johnson. Other expenses are: advertising — $11,388; brochures — $6,582; processional services — $4,800; office supplies — $5,065; mileage reimbursement — $2,378; and office utilities — $1,965.
The Banks County CVB is funded through 40 percent of the hotel/motel tax collected in the county. The money is to be used to promote tourism and development. In 2010, the group collected $119,121 in hotel/motel tax.