Gering Convention & 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 CVB 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 Convention & 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 CVB 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 CVB 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 CVB 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 CVB.
- Housing and Transportation
The Gering CVB 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 CVB for large groups utilizing multiple properties and meeting venues.
Meeting & Event Planners’ Brief:
|Gering City Sales Tax||7%|
|Number of Hotel Rooms in Gering||102|
|Number of Hotel Rooms in Scottsbluff (5 minutes from Gering Civic Center)||884|
|Meeting Space at the Gering Civic Center
(Complete internal renovation and expansion completed in 2010)
|25,500 sq ft|
|Number of Meeting Rooms at the Gering Civic Center||8|
|Number of Restaurants in Gering||22|
|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|