Small Market Meetings

JUN 2017

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15 June 2017 Local artists and student bands often perform at events for moderate fees. Courtesy Chattanooga Area CVB Take Advantage of Local Speakers Instead of hiring a speaker from out of town and having to pay their travel expense, planners should ask the convention and visitors bureau about what local business owners or industry experts are available. "If a group is interested in history, there might be a park ranger that could come to a meeting and talk about the region," said Flynn. Planners can also reach out to faculty from local universities. Zientek mentioned how one of the professors at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Barry McCool, gives regular talks on crisis management, draw- ing from the experience he gained after his always service regional airports. Planners can also choose their meeting venues based on shuttle access points throughout the city. Because of limited space on shuttles, planners may have to factor in extra time for groups to board, but the sav- ings are more than worth it. For groups that require a more spacious mode of transportation, the convention and visitors bureau can help them locate the best service to suit their needs. "Here in Chattanooga, there are a few bus drivers that own their own buses," said Flynn. "So when they're not working with schools, they might be available for event transportation, which would be much cheaper than a motorcoach." From a prestigious university to bountiful farmland, Champaign County delivers an Outside of Ordinary meeting experience. SCHEDULE A SITE VISIT TODAY TO RECEIVE AN ILLINI T- SHIRT! LEAHL@VISITCHAMPAIGNCOUNTY.ORG 800.369.6151 | VISITCHAMPAIGNCOUNTY.ORG When the backdrop for your fall meeting includes European art amongst the foliage.

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