The Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau has created a wide array of services for more successful, stress-free events. We can help you from start to finish with your plans, and our free services eliminate the tedious work of calling hotels.

  • Welcome and hospitality booth on-site
  • BCVB staff attendance at prior year's meeting site to exhibit and promote Bloomington
  • Online Housing System
  • Online Request For Proposal or bid (RFP) View Online RFP Process
  • Venue recommendations
  • Bid presentation materials
  • Liaison to hotels and customers
  • Connect your event with Mall of America®
  • Coordination of site visits
  • Bloomington Destination Video
  • Bloomington Sports Video
  • Bloomington photos
  • Publicity
  • Welcome packets
  • Sample itineraries
  • Entertainment options
  • Dignitary Welcome Letters
  • Referrals for registration services
  • Discount rental cars & vans
  • City tour contacts
  • Assistance finding speakers, entertainment, audio/visual, catering and transportation


Attendance Builders

To help boost your attendance and delight meeting delegates, take advantage of the many complimentary services the Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau offers. We can assist you by providing free brochures and information on area attractions, special events, restaurants and area maps.

  • Special Event Landing page providing attendees with event details
  • Complimentary Visitor Guides
  • Bloomington Maps
  • Activities & Attractions Information
  • Restaurant Guide
  • Mall of America® Map
  • Exclusive Macy's Discount


Testimonials

Hear from Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau’s clients sharing their experience working with us!

“Yes, we are thinking of Bloomington for a future meeting. Thank you to Rose and Susan for showing up onsite and helping my attendees with any questions. Thank you for 4 seasons as it snowed on Monday but was beautiful for Tuesdays ballgame. I look forward to finding future programs for the Bloomington area.” - National Association Meeting Planner

“Rose was a pleasure to work with, she went well above and beyond. She even helped us set up hospitalities for two evenings and provided a contact with the MN Twins so we could set up a discounted platform for our attendees to attend a game, which over 150 people attended! Susan & Rose were also onsite during several days of our event helping our attendees get a “taste” of Bloomington. Very helpful and from my experience above and beyond other CVB's.” - National Association Meeting Planner

"Thank you for your tremendous assistance that made it possible for a terrific 90 Anniversary Celebration. We had an excellent time and it was very successful. Susan, I can't thank you enough for your tremendous support." - 90th Military Reunion Anniversary Celebration

“The girls enjoyed getting their bags full of goodies, and I’m sure the parents appreciated the restaurant/attraction info and coupons. We appreciate your generous support” – Sports Meeting Planner

“Thank you so much. Never having planned a meeting of this size before, the BCVB staff excelled at making certain that everything was great.” – Corporate Meeting Planner

“Your brochures and maps/coupons made the planning so much easier. (It also made the host committee look really organized!) Your staff was very helpful and courteous. If we have another event in the Bloomington area, or if we know of someone else in need of the types of services you offer, we won’t hesitate to recommend you.” – Family Reunion Planner

“We really appreciated the quick response and receipt of information we needed for our personnel that came to the area. Many thanks!” – St. Paul Police Department after RNC

“We had over 50 people from across America in Bloomington for 4 1/2 days. I received many positive comments regarding the ease of getting to the Mall of America, walking trails, Twins game on the Light Rail, airport, etc. The folks at the hotel did an excellent job and attendees raved about the quality of the food. The maps and brochures you supplied were very helpful and I know several coupons were utilized. Thanks again for your assistance in helping make this reunion a huge success.” – Military Reunion Planner

“Thank you for the great support. We had a super conference. The facilities at the hotel and Mall of America were great. We also had a wonderful experience using Midwest Sound DJ and Mobile Photo Booth at our Friday night 'Get Acquainted' party. Would recommend to all.” – Association Meeting Planner

"Our attendees were very pleased with the hotel, staff, food, services – everything! Rose Dudycha was tremendously helpful in planning the Scavenger Hunt and reception at the Mall of America® - it was great. The MOA was a draw for this group from the beginning and our shoppers took full advantage with multiple trips. One attendee extended her trip! Thanks to all on the Bloomington staff including, Bonnie, Dan, Rose and Susan for your financial and professional support of this event. Your help was invaluable!" - National Fraternal Meeting Planner

"You have been wonderful to work with. We have received praise for our professional job with the event. Thank you for the many things that you have helped us newbies with and for all your support and your visit that meant so much on opening day. Thank you for taking the time from your busy schedule to follow through with our Quadrennial General Convention." - Religious Meeting Planner

"Excellent Reunion Site, all the ladies loved the Mall of America. Downtown Minneapolis was clean and they felt safe. Light Rail assess really made it easy to get around. Crowne Plaza International Airport Hotel was probably the BEST we have had in years." - Military Reunion Meeting Planner

"Your contributions and support of our convention helped to truly make it a success and I want to thank you for the contribution of visitor guides for our registration packets. Your support ... has made a positive impact on all of our participants who shared with us their thanks, appreciation and enjoyment of their time in Minnesota, the Bloomington area and their convention experience which was made possible by you and your company." -Agricultural Association Meeting Planner