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Meeting & Conference Battle Creek Calhoun County

Planning Guide

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Centrally located ... for business and pleasure Why is Battle Creek/Calhoun County the right choice for your next conference or meeting? There are more reasons than we can count, but among the most important are:

Convenient location

Great facilities

• Located midway between Detroit and Chicago, Battle Creek has easy accessibility from I-94 and I-69. • Hotels, conference space, restaurants and entertainment venues are conveniently located within minutes of each other.

Battle Creek offers an amazing array of meeting options to match your needs — whether you need a meeting room with teleconferencing capabilities for three people or a banquet room for 1,000. Many meeting sites offer amenities such as wireless Internet, LCD projectors and microphones.

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Conveniently located in downtown Battle Creek, the Kellogg Arena and McCamly Plaza Hotel provide the ideal space for larger meetings and events. These are connected by a mall area, which includes Michigan’s largest Starbucks. McCamly Plaza Hotel recently completed more than $3 million in renovations, including updating approximately half of its 239 sleeping rooms. The new guest rooms provide a fresh, contemporary new look, new Sealy Posturepedic beds and the latest in what guests expect in comfort and convenience.

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The hotel offers more than 15,000 square feet of meeting space, including the beautiful 16th-floor meeting rooms. The Kellogg Arena, just steps from McCamly’s front desk, is the perfect location for banquets, trade shows, meetings and more. It offers more than 30,000 square feet of flexible space. Battle Creek’s newest property, the Holiday InnBattle Creek, is located right off I-94. It is a full-service hotel offering meeting and banquet space for up to 350 people.

With a variety of hotels and meeting venues, we have a location to meet every budget. Interesting dining, shopping experiences and nightlife are available within a few minutes of hotels countywide.

Service that sets us apart Your attendees will have an excellent experience in our community. Our Service for Keeps program gives hospitality professionals the tools to ensure that attendees will be greeted with welcoming attitudes by our friendly, knowledgeable Service Champions. The Convention and Visitors Bureau will simplify your planning process. Contact the CVB by phone at 800-397-2240 or by e-mail at: meetinbc@battlecreekvisitors.org. Let us make it easy to plan your next conference or event!

Located in downtown Battle Creek

W.K. Kellogg Auditorium

800-397-2240

For booking information, please call 269-965-9501.

3635313-01

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has 1,912 seating capacity with video screens and state of the art audio and visual equipment. This auditorium provides an intimate setting for concerts, dance competitions, and family shows.

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Play 18 just ‘fore fun’ From rolling links and wooded fairways to watery challenges and deceptive greens, Southwest Michigan offers golfers hours of fun on the links. Try out your swing at one of Calhoun County’s ‘dynamic dozen’ public courses

Located within minutes of meeting facilities, try one of the top-rated ‘Southern Swing’ courses

COURSE SLOPE COURSE HOLES PAR YARDAGE RATING RATING

Battle Creek Bedford Valley 23161 Waubascon Road 269-965-3384 Binder Park 7255 B Dr. South 269-979-8250 Cedar Creek 14000 Renton Road 269-965-6423 Cedar Farms 12111 N. Helmer Road 269-979-7277 Custer Greens 5500 Armstrong Road 269-968-7398 Marywood 21310 North Ave. 269-968-1168 Oakland Hills 11619 H Drive N 269-965-0809 Marshall Alwyn Downs 1225 S. Kalamazoo Ave. 269-781-3905 The Medalist 15701 N Dr. North 269-789-4653 Albion Tomac Woods 14827 26 1/2 Mile Road 517-629-8241 Springfield Springbrook 1600 Avenue A 269-441-7529

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72

6,915

73.9

131

27

72

6,650

72.6

130

18

72

6,467

70.4

124

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61

3,179

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34

2,380

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N/A

18

72

6,418

71.7

129

18

72

6,327

71.5

N/A

18

72

6,207

68.5

N/A

18

6,950

74.7

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Glendarin Hills Golf Club Located on 450 acres of sloping terrain, there are 18 unique holes with five sets of tees. The Golf Club of Coldwater Enjoy a championship course with traditional country-club style.

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6,283

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3,232

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70

5,905

65.1

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Gull Lake View’s West Course This mix of fields, hills, valleys, woods and ponds are blended into a mature, challenging layout. Golf Digest - 4 stars. Stonehedge North The championship layout offers grassy, windblown holes, forested terrain, elevation changes and large greens. Golf Digest - 4 stars. Stonehedge South This is a combination of dramatic rolling terrain, woodlands and quick rolling greens. Golf Digest 4 1/2 stars. Lake Doster This deceptively difficult championship course is rated one of Michigan’s Top 25 public courses.

Gull Lake View’s Bedford Valley (Shown above)

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Binder Park Golf Course Where golf meets nature, Binder Park has 27 holes with rolling hills, ponds and wildlife areas.

Huge greens, large bunkers and oaklined fairways make this a challenge. Golf Digest – 4 stars. Gull Lake View’s East Course One of the finest courses in West Michigan with hilly terrain, water hazards and undulating greens. Golf Digest - 4 stars.

The Medalist This spectacular 18hole championship course measures almost 7,000 yards from the black tees. Golf Digest - 4 stars. Yarrow Golf & Conference Center This “must play” championship course features rolling terrain, a private lake, wetlands, large fairways, rolling greens and strategically placed bunkers.

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Have fun ... with a peaceful stroll or a lucky roll Area attractions can be incorporated into your program to provide a fun break. Make your meeting memorable by including attractions like: • Binder Park Zoo — Take a trip to Wild Africa and feed a giraffe. • Southern Exposure Herb Farm — Enjoy the peace and serenity of lush gardens and restored farm buildings. • Cornwell’s Turkeyville USA — Enjoy a dinner-theater show or stop in to try one of many tasty turkey treats. • Full Blast — Plan a basketball tournament or a day at the indoor/outdoor water park. • Historic Marshall — Stroll through streets lined with antique shops, restaurants and museums. • Don’t miss FireKeepers Casino with over 2,600 slot machines, live table games, the hottest restaurants and sizzling nightlife. The casino is THE playground for adult visitors. • The Linear Park provides a refreshing, relaxing break while enjoying nature at its finest. With more than 22 miles of paved pathway, the park is perfect for a run or walk to start your attendees’ day off the right way. Bike rentals are also available.

FULL BLAST

BINDER PARK ZOO

If you would rather have the entertainment come to your conference, there are on-site activities to please every group, including: • Exotic animal programs on wildlife conservation by professional staff from Binder Park Zoo. • Cooking demonstrations and “hands-on” lessons from the “Secret Chef.” • “Take and Make” pottery and/or glass-fusing classes by Creativity Galore-Firehouse Pottery studio, (completed projects may be shipped). • Demonstrations by reptile experts from Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary featuring small alligators, lizards, turtles and frogs — you may even get to hold one! • A trip back in time with local historian Duff Stoltz, who can lecture on the history of cereal making in Battle Creek, including pioneers W.K. Kellogg and C.W. Post, with fascinating historical artifacts.

For a complete list of ideas for on- and off-site activities, contact the Convention Services Department at 800-397-2240.

SCHULER’S RESTAURANT & PUB

3656008-01

800-397-2240

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celebrates its 100th year of providing great food, service and atmosphere in the Marshall Community. It has continued to provide Midwest dining at its finest. In April of 2010 Schuler’s is kicking off its 101st celebration with 101 days of summer special events, entertainment and more! They continue to provide the perennial favorites with new lighter and healthy meal options. Come experience our legendary service with your private group dining or meeting needs. Please visit www.SchulersRestaurant.com for more information. The entire staff and culinary team look forward to serving you! page 5


Experience Downtown. Shopping, nightlife, concerts and dining... downtown Battle Creek offers it all.

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Experience downtown Battle Creek. Shop. Dine. Replenish. Catch Up. Visit downtownbattlecreek.com for merchant listings, downtown map, and events calendar.

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WHAT PEOPLE

Everyone at the Battle Creek/Calhoun County Visitor and Convention Bureau is extremely helpful. Our annual convention depends on the bureau for help in making our meetings a success and they provide us with valuable assistance.

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Mary Ivey • Order of the Eastern Star Grand Chapter Session page 8

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ARE SAYING ...

The cooperation between the CVB and the local businesses makes Battle Creek a great venue for us. Each time we are there, the people make us feel right at home. That really makes us want to return.

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Jerry Ditto • Pioneer District Barbershop Convention 800-397-2240

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Arbor Inn 269.781.7772 • www.arborinnmarshall.com

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Baymont-Downtown 269.565.0500 • www.baymontinns.com

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Battle Creek Downtown Partnership 269.968.1622 • www.downtownbattlecreek.com

Wireless Internet

Telephone Conferencing

Microphone

LCD Projector

Business Office

On-site Food Service

Facility name and contact information

Hotel Rooms On-Site

Venues

Maximum Occupancy

Calhoun County Meeting & Conference

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Comfort Inn-Battle Creek 269.965.3201 • www.comfortinn.com/hotel/mi228

150

99

Comfort Inn-Marshall 269.789.7890 • www.comfortinn.com/hotel/mi307

30

60

Cornwell’s Turkeyville USA 269.781.4293 • www.turkeyville.com

400

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Fairfield Inn 269.979.8000 • www.marriot.com

50

74

Full Blast 269.966.3431 • www.fullblast.org

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Holiday Inn-Battle Creek 269.979.0500 • www.holidayinn.com/battlecreek

300

120

Hampton Inn 269.789.0131 www.marshallhampton.ocom

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Kellogg Arena (Attached to McCamly Plaza Hotel) 269.963.4800 • www.kelloggarena.com McCamly Plaza Hotel (Attached to Kellogg Arena) 269.963.7050 • www.mccamlyplazahotel.com Miller Stone Building 269.965.9501

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Schuler’s Restaurant and Pub 269.781.0600 • www.SchulersRestaurant.com

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W.K. Kellogg Auditorium 269.965.9501

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WMU-Battle Creek Kendall Center 269.964.3001 • www.bc.mich.edu/conferences/

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MORE POSITIVE COMMENTS ...

Having worked with Kellogg Arena, McCamly Plaza Hotel and the BC/CC Convention and Visitor Bureau for the past seven years, I have only rave reviews about holding an event in the Battle Creek area. The professionalism of the managerial and support staff has been exceptional and having two venues connected and in the center of downtown Battle Creek has been a deciding factor in receiving state, regional and national events for our organization.

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Cindy Shams • Owner - Branch Gymnastics & KidsSports USA

The great thing about Battle Creek that we’ve found is the people here. The people are what make us come back, year in and year out. Mark Uyl Assistant director MHSAA page 10

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Our attendees love to come to Battle Creek and we anxiously await the next opportunity to return.

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Roger and Sue Lewis Pioneer District Barbershop Convention

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Event services … your first welcome to Battle Creek and Calhoun County The friendly and knowledgeable staff at the Battle Creek/Calhoun County Convention & Visitor Bureau is available for advice and assistance throughout the planning of your next event. Bureau representatives are available to meet with you personally to ensure a successful event from start to finish.

Spouse and family programs

Information services

The Bureau can help arrange fun and entertaining programs for spouses, families and attendees with a wide range of choices. Contact the Bureau for details or visit www.meetinbc.com . Additional services are available and can be customized to meet every planning need. To discuss your event in detail, call the Convention Services Department at 800-397-2240 or send an e-mail to: meetinbc@battlecreekvisitors.org.

• Scheduling site tours • Pre- and post-convention activity planning assistance • Area information including caterers, ground transportation and other useful organizations. • Attendance-building e-blasts, photos and links • Pre-convention maps and literature • Welcome bags, tables and signs • Staff to provide visitor information or registration assistance • Planning welcome receptions and/or themed parties • Welcome letter from the Mayor of Battle Creek

Housing services • Scheduling lodging site tours • Room blocks • Customized housing map • Book hotel rooms on the CVB website

Hampton Inn Marshall Work hard, then play hard. Our friendly Hampton team members would like to help you do both. Here are a few things our hotel offers that can help you get your job done.

3667788-01

17256 Sam Hill Drive Marshall, Michigan 1-269-789-0131 www.marshallhampton.com

800-397-2240

3695140-01

• Catering Available • Meeting Space Accommodates Up to 125 People • Meeting Planner Rewards • Free Wireless Internet • Audio/ Visual Rental Available • Convenient Location I94- I69 Intersection • 5 Minutes from Firekeepers Casino

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Located in the heart of downtown Battle Creek, connected to the Kellogg Arena and across the street from Full Blast’s Family Indoor/Outdoor Water Park, and Kellogg’s World Headquarters.

Offering over 17,000 square feet of available meeting space! Each Guest Room Features:

- New Sealy Posturepedic Pillow Top Beds with Upgraded 300 Thread Count Linens - Complimentary High Speed Internet - Telephones with Data Ports - Iron, Ironing Board & Hair Dryer - Coffee Maker - Cable TV with Japanese Channel

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269.963.7050 www.mccamlyplaza.com

50 Capital Ave. SW Battle Creek 49017 3965202-01

With over 30,000 square feet of flexible Conference & Convention space!

Battle Creek- Just off I-94 - 269-963-4800 - www.KelloggArena.com 3695221-01

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Battle Creek Meeting and Facilities Guide  

Battle Creek Meeting and Facilities Guide