About the Calendar
The Marquette Chamber of Commerce, a non proﬁt committed to enhancing the local quality of life by supporting the Marquette area business community, is pleased to provide the Community Master Calendar to serve all stakeholders in the greater Marquette area. The Community Master Calendar has been identiﬁed as a needed resource by our membership, the City of Marquette, Northern Michigan University, Marquette’s Downtown Development Authority, Travel Marquette, Marquette Township, Chocolay Township, and almost every business and non proﬁt in the area.
The Community Master Calendar will ﬁll a need for a comprehensive event calendar. It will become an essential resource for connecting area residents, guests, businesses and organizations. People can search for relevant and timely listings that represent the breadth and depth of programming in Marquette area. The Community Master Calendar will be a one-stop, online access point that will connect thousands of people to arts, culture, business, government and recreation across the area.
Working together with the City of Marquette’s Arts and Culture Department, our team has developed a plan utilizing Artsopolis software and technical support to create and manage the Community Master Calendar. Artsopolis, a division of Silicon Valley Creates, is a non proﬁt IT company providing calendar software for over forty communities around the country.
Artsopolis has been identiﬁed as the most robust solution in the industry. Visually powerful and easy to manage, their event calendar is loaded with unique features and continues to expand as their network members help guide the development of their product. This new event management system will be the one-stop place to promote all area events.
Event listings will be managed from both the ‘front end’ user dashboard and administrative ‘back end’ control panel. An unlimited number of event categories (and sub-categories) can be added to ﬁt our community and geographic need.
Events can be spotlighted for feature on the homepage and all event category pages. Multiple events can be selected for spotlighting or featuring in advance, ensuring our communities most important events are always prominently displayed.
A unique feature of Artsopolis is its ability to connect seamlessly to our partner’s websites. It has a robust ability to provide a centralized community database as a single point of entry and distribution of calendaring content. Content syndication allows the Marquette Chamber of Commerce to create an unlimited number of custom ﬁltered feeds or calendar “widgets” for distribution to third party calendars. These calendars can be run as a version of the master calendar, or run as an independently branded calendar for the syndicating organization.
Artsopolis, managed by the Marquette Chamber of Commerce will provide an incredible resource to all area stakeholders. It will reduce staff time, avoid conﬂicting event scheduling and increase engagement in all area events. Together, we can make this great resource happen.