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.

27416 Ranch Rd
Ashland, NE 68003-3518
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!

753 33rd Ave
Columbus, NE 68601
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.

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!

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.

201 West 3rd Street
Grand Island, Nebraska 68801
Kearney CVB

Kearney, located in Central Nebraska, is right off I-80 and has the largest convention center between Omaha and Denver. We are pleased to showcase the Younes Campus, a walkable campus featuring 3 meeting venues, 150,000sq ft of flexible space, over 900 hotel rooms, indoor water parks, restaurants, shopping, and a spa.

The Kearney Visitors Bureau offers complimentary services from help planning outings to on-site registration. Contact our amazing staff today.

1007 2nd Ave
Kearney, NE 68847
Lied Lodge at Arbor Day Farm

Lied Lodge at Arbor Day Farm offers a unique, inspiring setting for your next meeting, conference, or retreat. The soaring timber architecture, conservation practices, accredited conference standards, and a commitment to service excellence make this facility the natural choice for your next event.

2700 Sylvan Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Nielsen Community Center

Make your event one to remember. Located in West Point, Nebraska, we are just what you are looking for. Nestled Centrally in Northeast Nebraska, and within an hour of major cities including Sioux City, Iowa, Omaha, Columbus, Norfolk, and Fremont, Nebraska. Affordable pricing for room rental, and outside catering allowed. FREE Fiber High-Speed Internet that includes WIFI, and FREE parking. Second to none customer service and our middle name is Flexible.

200 Anna Stalp Ave
West Point, NE 68788
Norfolk Area VB

Visit Norfolk invites you to Explore and Stay Awhile.

Local festivals, a beautiful downtown district, shopping, trails, museums, and ongoing attractions and recreation; we have something for everyone! We promise to arrange a unique and memorable experience, whether it be a day tour or an extended stay and individualized attention with arrangements that are tailored to each specific need and interest.

We invite you to put our hospitality to the test and discover for yourself what the Norfolk area has to offer.

609 W Norfolk Ave
Norfolk, NE 68701
Scotts Bluff Area Visitors Bureau

Experience the finest multi-function meeting and convention facilities in Western Nebraska. We will make everything from initial planning to the final banquet a pleasant, rewarding experience. A true one-stop shopping experience, we are ready to assist with local programs, registration assistance, name badges, local information, room blocks, custom itineraries, activities, spouse tours and recreational opportunities. Scotts Bluff County Tourism customizes your experience to suit your needs.

2930 Old Oregon Trail
Gering, NE 69341
York County CVB

York is ideally situated at the junction of I-80, Hwy-34 and Hwy-81, the Pan-American Highway. We are literally not only at the Crossroads of the Midwest, but at the Crossroads of the Nation. It is located in an area steeped in history, with museums, softball complex, lush gol courses, live theater productions, hiking/biking trails, 645+ lodging rooms, 41 dining opportunities and a convention center seating up to 1,1000 awaits your visit to York.

601 N Lincoln Ave
York, NE 68467