Business Directory

Carol Joy Holling Conference and Retreat

You know you need to have an off-site meeting or retreat, but putting the whole thing together feels overwhelming. Even if you've done it before, there are a gazillion details to handle and it's inevitable that the host site won't be ready or will screw something up.

​NOT at Carol Joy Holling Center. We pride ourselves on superior hospitality and care of our guests. From your first phone call to the end of your experience, we will make it as easy as possible for you. Tell us what space and services you need, then you can focus on meeting your goals. We'll take care of the rest.

402-944-2544
27416 Ranch Rd
Ashland, NE 68003-3518
Chicago’s North Shore CVB

Bordering Chicago along Lake Michigan, Chicago’s North Shore offers exemplary meeting facilities in safe, open spaces in the most scenic part of Metro Chicago—close to O’Hare Airport and multiple expressways. Accessible lakefront, plentiful hiking trails and the amenities meeting and event attendees are seeking now for an optimal experience. Our full-service hotels and event spaces accommodate meetings from 10–1,000. Chicago’s North Shore is home to the Chicago Botanic Garden, Ravinia Music Festival, Northwestern University, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, the Illinois Holocaust Museum, and the Baha’i House of Worship—the only one in North America.

Our lakefront communities feature independently owned restaurants and boutiques on treelined streets—a great respite after a day of meetings. A foodie paradise, dozens of restaurants offer unique dining experiences and rooftop dining during the warmer months. Chicago’s North Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau offers custom complimentary planning assistance and lucrative incentives for booked meetings.

847-763-0011
8833 Gross Point Rd, Ste 307
Skokie, IL 60077

Your next adventure is in Chippewa County, WI. Whether you’re here for business, sporting events, family time, or just to have some fun, the locals welcomes you! From the moment you arrive until the moment you leave, you will enjoy locally crafted beverages, mouth-watering food, breathtaking natural beauty, and charm only found in small town Wisconsin.

(715) 723-0331
1 N Bridge St., Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Columbus/Platte County CVB

A community of 24,000+, Columbus is located just 90 minutes from Omaha, 60 minutes from Grand Island and 50 minutes from I-80.  The US Highway 30 (National Historic Scenic Lincoln Highway/Byway) runs through our vibrant community and we firmly believe you can get here from there!  Columbus and Platte County are growing constantly, affordable for all visitors and easily accessible!

During attendee free time, enjoy a craft cocktail, or shop the unique boutiques downtown, antique hunt, explore one of our 26 parks (try to count all the bald eagles at Lake North), play a round at one of the 3 golf courses or two frisbee golf courses, sip and take in the local flavor at one of our fine restaurants, head off to the races (horses OR stock cars), throw out a line, work together to escape one of 6 themed escape rooms downtown or take in some live music!  You’re cordially invited to visit and come back again and again! Contact up today to plan your trip!

402-276-3606
753 33rd Ave
Columbus, NE 68601
Deadwood Chamber of Commerce & CVB

Coming soon.

(605) 578-1876
501 Main Street
Deadwood, South Dakota 57732
Decatur Area CVB

The Decatur Area Convention & Visitors Bureau will help coordinate the details of your next meeting or convention – from the initial site selection process to conducting after-convention reviews with you, in anticipation of your next event.

The CVB staff understands that hosting a meeting takes a lot of work and planning. We offer the convenience of being your liaison between the many choices of sites and services available in the Decatur/Forsyth area. From the beginning stages, we will work with you, based on your requirements and budget, in obtaining bids and selecting the venues and services best-suited for your group.

(217) 423-7000
202 E. North Street Decatur, IL 62523
Dekalb County CVB

With meeting space for 10 or 10,000, DeKalb County offers unique venues for your next meeting, tour or convention. The DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau is excited to welcome you to DeKalb County, we are here to assist you throughout your planning. We offer a comprehensive service program and will tailor our services to meet the needs of your group. Need something else? Let us know, we are here to help.

815-756-1336
2500 N Annie Glidden Rd
Community Outreach Building, Suite F
DeKalb, IL 60115
Destination Lake Winnebago

Here’s the thing about the Lake Winnebago Region, it’s stuffed to the gills with scenic beauty, history & vitality, food & drink, culture & events, and people too nice for their own good. A welcoming lakeside destination includes Fond du Lac, Waupun, the Kettle Moraine State Forest, and the renowned Horicon Marsh. A truly pleasant surprise. A humongous diamond in the rough. A dash of eccentricity. So gear up, chill out and C’mon in.

920-923-3010
23 S Main Street, Suite 201, Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Destination Toledo

Toledo is conveniently located at the crossroads of I-75 and the Ohio Turnpike (I-80/I-90) in the heart of the Great Lakes Region, and within a day’s drive of 60% of the United States population. You can feel the excitement in the air with the revitalization taking place in the Toledo region. With top-rated attractions, over 10,000 hotel rooms, and meeting venues of all shapes and sizes, Toledo’s just the place for your next event. New in 2022 - bookings are now available at the fully reimagined Glass City Center and attached hotel, Hiltons at Toledo Downtown. Join us in Toledo and discover the possibilities of the Glass City!

419-321-6404
401 Jefferson Avenue
Toledo, OH 43604
Dodge City CVB

Come Relive a Legend in Dodge City! When you “Get the Heck INTO Dodge” you’ll find everything you need to ensure a memorable time. Dodge City offers the perfect retreat, plenty of peace and quiet for a productive meeting, and when your business is done, the charm and excitement of the Old West are close at hand! With over 30 meeting facilities able to accommodate smaller intimate groups up to 1,000 participants and more, Dodge City has what you need.

620-225-8186
Robin Bailey
400 W Wyatt Earp Blvd
Dodge City, KS 67801
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa

Nestled among rolling hills and woodlands in Northwest Illinois, Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is the Midwest’s premier setting for meetings and events.
Boasting 15,000 sq. ft. of space, the resort can accommodate sales conferences, product presentations, and dinner banquets of up to 300 guests. Beautiful outdoor venues overlook Lake Galena or offer stunning views of the surrounding northern Illinois hills and woodlands, while sophisticated boardrooms set the stage for successful executive sessions or VIP gatherings. Our in-house capabilities include complete audio/visual services as well as banquet and catering services for breakfast, lunch, dinner, receptions, cocktail parties, and coffee breaks. Complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access is available throughout the resort, insuring that your guests are connected at every moment.

800-892-2269
444 Eagle Ridge Drive
Galena, IL 61036
Elite Casino Resorts
Elite Casino Resorts currently owns and operates three premier gaming and resort destinations in Iowa.

Elite Casino Resorts currently owns and operates three premier gaming and resort destinations in Iowa. ELITE Sportsbook™ is Iowa's only locally owned sports book.

- Riverside Casino and Golf Resort® & ELITE Sportsbook™ in Riverside, Iowa, located just 15 minutes from Iowa City, IA.
- Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort® located just 15 minutes from Sioux Falls, SD
- Rhythm City Casino Resort® & ELITE Sportsbook™ located in the Quad Cities in Davenport, IA.
- Walker’s Bluff Casino Resort® coming in 2023 to Carterville, IL and part of the Southern, IL region.
- Grand Island Casino Resort® coming soon to Grand Island, NE located at the Fonner Park Thoroughbred Track.

Enjoy Eagan
651-675-5546
1501 Central Parkway, Ste E
Eagan, MN 55121
Explore Alexandria Tourism

Hosting your meeting or conference in the Alexandria Lakes Area has its perks.  We have facilities that can accommodate 10 to 1,000 people and a variety of unique venues from traditional conference spaces or lakeside resorts, to a refurbished barn and everything in between.  Let Explore Alexandria Tourism ease the stress of planning your event by providing free services to enhance your event with local details or to help you entertain your group once the scheduled day has come to an end. You will work with one person, who is your local connection to facilities, activities, dining, lodging and more!

320-763-0102
324 Broadway St, Suite 101
Alexandria, MN 56308
Explore Flint & Genesee

The hardest part about finding the right location for your event or meeting in Flint & Genesee is choosing from all the options. We’re home to many unique locations and spaces, many with direct or close access to our vibrant community offerings.

 
Explore Flint & Genesee supports Flint and Genesee County, Michigan as its convention and visitors bureau. Our staff works with planners from many markets: sports, associations, corporate, military, fraternal, educational, faith-based, medical, government and more. Our experts provide the expertise to help you save time and money.

(810) 600-1404
519 S Saginaw St., Suite 200
Flint, MI 48502
Explore La Crosse

The La Crosse Region is rich in scenic beauty, diverse attractions, first-class hospitality, and superb meeting facilities.

Just name your niche – The La Crosse Region offers memorable experiences as unique as each attendee. Inspire your group in grand arenas, luxurious ballrooms, and charming meeting spaces. Entertain along the Mississippi River with epic views, historic downtowns, colorful cuisine, and live music. Elevate your next rendezvous in the La Crosse Region.

1-608-782-2366
123 7th Street S., La Crosse, WI, 54601
Gering CVB

Gering is where successful meetings have a fresh new look! The Gering Civic Center is Western Nebraska’s premier multi-function conference and event facility offering 25,500 sq. ft. of newly remodeled-attractive space for meetings of all size. The Grand Ballroom has been expanded to accommodate general sessions up to 1,100 and banquets to 700; capabilities to divide into seven individual rooms with state-of-the-art audiovisual amenities. Adjacent to the Ballroom is a spacious lobby for registration, hospitality and vendor areas. On-site catering services and experienced meeting planning professionals are ready to serve associations who take advantage of Gering for affordable and memorable meetings. Extraordinary food and exemplary customer service are Gering’s earned reputation and trademarks!

800-245-0717
1050 M St
Gering, NE 69341-2821
Grand Island Tourism

The little things make life grand. Avail yourself of big city opportunities with our small town hospitality in Grand Island – Central Nebraska’s largest city – a day’s drive from all major Midwest cities. The Fonner Park campus offers ~500,000 flexible square feet including two arenas, an expo center, and modern livestock facilities. Additionally, Grand Island features 60 diverse meeting site and three hotel convention properties with up to 14,000 square feet of meeting space.

308-382-4400
201 West 3rd Street
Grand Island, Nebraska 68801
Greater Lansing CVB

Finding the perfect location for your next big event can mean absolutely everything.
Greater Lansing is centrally located, affordably priced, and conveniently located near area attractions and restaurants. Choose from arenas and convention halls or unique and intimate settings. Nearby Michigan State University allows for some of the most influential minds as guest speakers and panelists.
From the amenities you need to all the extras attendees demand, there’s no better choice than Greater Lansing, Michigan.

(517) 487-0077
500 E Michigan Ave Ste 180, Lansing, MI 48912
Hamilton County Tourism

The Perfect Destination for Small to Mid-Size Meetings

Rest Easy in Hamilton County, Indiana – just north of Indy. The Hamilton County sales team will assist in making your event a success. Whether you're hosting a conference or meeting, discover affordable meeting facility options that are rich in amenities and centrally located. From barns to boardrooms and ballrooms, - even a 265,000 sq. ft. indoor event center and 4,600+ hotel rooms, your planning is easy and your event will be unforgettable in Hamilton County.

317-848-3181
37 E. Main Street
Carmel, IN