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    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
    West Side
    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
    Grit, growth and creativity characterize this downtown neighborhood, which boasts unique galleries, clever dining spots and many pleasant…
    Heritage Hill
    One of the nation’s top old-house neighborhoods – with 1,300 buildings dating back to 1844 – is just a five-minute walk from downtown.
    Medical Mile
    This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.
    North Quarter
    The city’s largest park, tiniest burger joint, oldest sweet shop and newest best-bar winner are just a few of the pleasures that await visitors.…
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.
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    Promotional Tools

    Your conference dates and location are set, you are designing a great program for attendees, and now it's time to promote the event to potential attendees to drive attendance.  Aside from using all of your Social Media networks to share the news, the Convention Services Team has several tools to help you build the excitement for your event.

    Save the Date Postcards

    Looking for a printed piece to distribute or include in conference bags prior to your conference coming to Grand Rapids?  Experience Grand Rapids is happy to customize a postcard for your event and provide you with a limited number of complimentary copies.

    Custom Attendance Building Ad

    We can customize a full or half page advertisement for your conference program book the year prior to your event in Grand Rapids.

    Digital Visitor's Guide

    Each year, Experience Grand Rapids designs a free and comprehensive guide of everything to see and do in the area.

    Grand Rapids Insider Information

    Utilize our blog to find out about the latest events and happenings in Grand Rapids.

    Promotional Video

    Get attendees excited about coming to Grand Rapids for your event by playing a video at the conference the year prior or featuring the video on your website.

    Newsletter/Publications Copy

    Need to describe Grand Rapids for your program book, newsletter, or website? Click on the professionally written descriptions below.

    - 100 Word Description of Grand Rapids

    - 200 Word Description of Grand Rapids

    - 1500 Word Description of Grand Rapids

    Photo Library

    Access high quality pictures of Grand Rapids for a presentation or event program book.

    Custom Webpage

    We can create a custom web page, with its own unique URL, specifically for your conference that shares conference information as well as Grand Rapids information. You can then provide this link in an email blast so attendees can get a glimpse of the big picture of the Grand Rapids experience. Qualified events should be at least two days in length and involve more than 100 total room nights.

    Social Media Support

    Let's face it, your attendees are buzzing about your conference, from what they are looking forward to learning to what they hope to see changed.  Don't you want to be in on that conversation? Our team at Experience Grand Rapids has developed a series of tools to take the work out of being social.

    Cool Facts About GR

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    - Grand Rapids is a cool city, and we are not the only ones who think this! See our latest recognitions.


    Here are some testimonials to help you feel good about your decision to choose Grand Rapids for your event!

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