Convention Services

Gering Visitors Bureau is the perfect partner and best resource for every meeting planner; offering assistance with meeting site coordination, site tours, registration equipment and personnel, tours and activities planning, promotions, brochures, transportation and housing operations. The Gering Visitors Bureau offices are conveniently located in the Gering Civic Center, Western Nebraska’s premier conference facility, to service all of  your meeting planner needs in one location.

The Gering Visitors Bureau is prepared to assist organizations with every aspect of planning your successful event:

  • Meeting Site Coordination
    Assistance with meeting/event planning at the Gering Civic Center and other “unique” hospitality venues throughout Gering to fit the individual needs and requirements of every group.
  • Registration Assistance
    The Gering Visitors Bureau offers complimentary assistance with signing in attendees, preparing and distributing name badges and convention packets, and providing information about attractions, events, restaurants and nightlife activities.
  • Tour-Activity Planning
    Assistance in planning attraction tours, spouse programs and social events. The Gering Visitors Bureau will also put planners in contact with suppliers and support services necessary to enhance your event.
  • Attendance Builders
    Artwork and logos for promotional materials, direct mail campaigns, video presentations, and welcome letters from the Mayor of Gering and other community leaders can be provided to help increase attendance at the event.
  • Print Materials
    Visitors guides, maps, attraction brochures, event calendars and convention coupons can be provided to help attendees see what they can see and do during their stay in Gering.
  • Publicity Assistance
    News release can be written and distributed to area media, or Gering Visitors Bureau can hold a press conference during your event to increase exposure. Coordination of local “marquee welcome” program and special events, including parades, are services provided by the Gering Visitors Bureau.
  • Housing and Transportation
    The Gering Visitors Bureau offers complete housing services coordination at the headquarters hotel and overflow lodging properties as required. Intra-city transportation planning and funding are coordinated by the Gering Visitors Bureau for large groups utilizing multiple properties and meeting venues.

Meeting & Event Planners’ Brief:

Gering City Sales Tax 7.5%
Room Tax 4%
Gering Occupation Tax 2%
Number of Hotel Rooms in Gering 178
Number of Hotel Rooms in Scottsbluff (5 minutes from Gering Civic Center) 884
Meeting Space at the Gering Civic Center 25,500 sq ft
Number of Meeting Rooms at the Gering Civic Center 8
Number of Restaurants in Gering 28
Average commute from downtown Gering to downtown Scottsbluff 4 minutes
Gering’s distance from Lincoln, NE  396 miles
Gering’s distance from Omaha, NE  452 miles
Gering’s distance from Cheyenne, WY  121 miles
Gering’s distance from Denver, CO  203 miles
Gering’s distance from Rapid City, SD 204 miles