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We're serving up service with a smile

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 8:53 AM by Heather Newman

Need some help putting the finishing touches on your next fete? Or maybe you need a hand finding a place to get your party started. You’re in luck; everyone here at the Allen Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is ready to jump in and make sure your next event is a success.

Whether you’re looking for a small, intimate setting, convention space in a host hotel or arena seating suitable for 7,000 – we’ve got you covered. We’ve got no shortage of great locations fit for events of all sizes; complete with all the amenities you expect like wireless internet, audiovisual capabilities and catering services.  And no matter the size of the venue, we’ll make sure your event goes off without a hitch.

In addition to helping find the perfect place for your next meeting, our friendly staff  offers many convention services to make your meeting planning experience a breeze. In fact, we like to think that we’re so helpful you’ll start thinking of us an extra pair of hands devoted to making your conference a success! 

Our convention services include:

  • Bid presentations – nobody knows Allen better than us! Let us help with your bid presentation to your board of directors, site committee or general membership so we can help you show everyone how wonderful Allen is.
  • Site inspections – let us make all the arraignments for you and your planning committee to personally tour the hotels, restaurants, venues and attractions that are best suited to your needs.
  • Convention bags – we’ll provide you with plastic bags so your guests can keep all their convention paperwork and goodies together.
  • Group welcome signage at hotels – we want to show your group how excited we are that they are here in Allen by placing personalized welcome signage at your host hotel(s).
  • Convention pre-promotion – if you have a convention planned in Allen and you need some help pre-selling attendance, we’ll attend and host a booth at an upcoming meeting or event to promote Allen as the destination for your next convention.
  • Marketing shell/Attendance builder – we’ll give you all the goods you’ll need to tell your group about all the fun stuff they can do on their down time.
  • Pre-event brochure delivery – we’ll get you visitors guides and other brochures prior to your event so you can make sure your guests have everything they need, before they need it.
  • Publicity Materials – whether it’s providing you with logos, photos, our destination video, e-postcards or social media support; we’re here to help you promote your convention.
  • Personalized welcome letter – make your event memorable with a personalized welcome letter from Allen’s Mayor or our CVB Director.
  • Free parking – in Allen, no matter where you hold your meeting, you and your guest will never have to pay for parking!
To start planning your next meeting or convention, click here or call us at 214.509.4669.