Small Market Meetings

DEC 2016

The Newspaper for Smaller Cities, Facilities and Planners.

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December 2016 25 A traditional totem greets visitors to Sitka National Historical Park. Cape Fox Lodge affords panoramic views and a funicular tram from its lobby to downtown. Meeting space can accommodate a 150-person reception or a banquet for 120; the executive boardroom seats 16, plus there are two additional breakout rooms and in-house catering. The Ted Ferry Civic Center is the city's largest meeting facility, with a professional kitchen, an executive boardroom and the latest audiovi- sual technology. The contemporary ballroom offers 4,500 square feet, which can be divided into three rooms, or can seat 550 theater style or 500 banquet style; classrooms can accommodate 96 each. The adjoining 1,500-square-foot stage offers the latest sound and lighting technology. Conveniently located in the Best Western Plus Landing Hotel near the airport, the Sunny Point Conference Center offers a reception room with a granite bar and a fireplace that can host a banquet for 60, a classroom for 36 or theater-style seating for 80. The Sunny Point ballroom can accommodate a cocktail reception or a theater-style event for 200, a banquet for 185 or classroom seating for 66; there's also a large outside deck that overlooks the picturesque Tongass Narrows. The Ketchikan Visitors Bureau's on-staff meeting planner provides individualized service that includes bid solicitation, site selection, and event and itinerary planning. The bureau can arrange transportation to and from the airport, which is on a nearby island and accessible by the five-minute Ketchikan Airport Ferry, as well as to/from venues and activities. Delegate packets and promotional materials can be provided. The bureau can source entertainment and plan pre-event and postevent excursions, and spouse and family activities. " Creating the ideal experience is how we've earned an 80% rebooking rate and the praises of planners across the U.S." Marcy McKinley, Director of Sales Grand Wayne Convention Center See for yourself @ Fort Wayne, Indiana 260.426.4100 Everything you desire. More than you expect. • 225,000 sf. of versatile space with convention & expo hall, two ballrooms, 18 meeting rooms, intuitive floor plans, extensive pre-function areas • Carpeted, climate-controlled rooms • Free set-up • On-site AV, Event management, Catering • High tech Productivity Suite • 500 attached guest rooms and attached covered parking • High performance WiFi • Easy access and move-in • Downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana, with more dining and more doing! Courtesy Visit Sitka

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