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Battle Creek

Calhoun County

Meeting Conference

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Planning Guide

2009

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Battle Creek’s newest hotspot.

Introducing FireKeepers Casino, Battle Creek’s newest hotspot for gaming and dining, with 2,500 hot slots, 90 table games, a state-of-the-art poker room and five restaurants. Opens summer 2009.

To get even more fired up, blaze a trail to firekeeperscasino.com page 2

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The Heritage Dome Center

Whether it is the beginning of your lifetime together, or your next business gathering, maybe a special party or an event...The Heritage Dome Center can assist you with our newly remodeled facilities.

Featuring our 3 1/2 story, breathtaking art deco dome, grand chandeliers, etched marble and our unique one of a kind design. STOP IN TO SEE OUR LOVELY

Visit our unique Banquet Center and see ďŹ rst hand our exibility and creative capacities...any type of function can he accommodated at The Heritage Dome Center.

STREET LEVEL SIDEDOOR BANQUET ROOM!

269.969.4100 • www.heritagedomecenter.com • 25 W. Michigan Ave. • Battle Creek

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let us make it easy to plan your next conference.

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attle Creek/Calhoun County is an to remember. We’re sure you’ll find that we’re a little excellent choice for a conference of slice of Heaven… but closer. any size. Strategically located midway Don’t miss Firekeepers Casino, scheduled to between Detroit and Chicago, conven- open in the summer of 2009. With slot machines, tioneers will be pleased with Battle Creek’s easy table games, the hottest restaurants and sizzling accessibility off I-94 and I-69. nightlife, the casino is sure to be a playground for The Kellogg Arena and McCamly Plaza Hotel adult visitors. (connected by McCamly Place, which includes Travel just a few miles east of Battle Creek and Starbucks) are located in the heart of downtown uncover the charming, historical town of Marshall. Battle Creek. Hotels, conference space, restaurants A storehouse of 19th century architecture, it is and entertainment are conveniently a National Historic Landmark located within minutes of each District. Stroll through the streets other. of downtown lined with antique Battle Creek Area attractions can be shops, restaurants and museums. incorporated into your program to Farther east of Marshall is is a convention provide a fun break. Battle Creek, the small community of Albion. planner’s known worldwide as the “Cereal Albion College, a small liberal arts City”, is a playground for families. college, is located in the heart of the dream From earth to space, safari through city. Mother’s Day was originally Binder Park Zoo’s “Wild Africa” observed in Albion, which is also and feed the giraffes or discover the the birthplace of “The Sweetheart of solar system at Kingman Museum’s new Digistar Sigma Chi” and “The Old Rugged Cross.” Planetarium. During the summer, children and In addition to the fun, rich history and beautiful adults alike can enjoy splashing at Full Blast, an scenery, Battle Creek/Calhoun County combines indoor/outdoor water park in downtown Battle location, service, entertainment and more. Creek. Attendees will discover the destination that’s Amongst the rolling hills and farmland, Calhoun inviting and entertaining! County provides a variety of trails, fields and Contact the Convention and Visitors Bureau courses perfect for any adventurer. Bailey Park, a at 800-397-2240, or info@battlecreekvisitors.org. nationally recognized sporting complex, welcomes The Convention Service Department is available baseball and softball players to town each summer. to assist in all your planning needs ranging from Golfers will be impressed by the 12 courses within site inspections to visitor information tables, and convenient driving distance. From rolling links to everything in between. wooded fairways, watery challenges to humongous greens, Southwest Michigan offers a golf experience page 4

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Binder Park Zoo An African adventure awaits you! Discover spectacular views of wild animals from elevated boardwalks. Get nose-to-nose with one of the largest giraffe herds in the country as you explore Wild Africa and hand feed a giraffe! Experience a variety of animals from around the world, all without leaving the country! Zoo is open April 22 through October 11, 2009. For more zoo information visit www.binderparkzoo.org or call 269.979.1351.

“Our attendees love to come to Battle Creek, and

we anxiously await the next opportunity to return.” Roger and Sue Lewis, Pioneer District Barbershop Convention

Schuler’s Restaurant & Pub 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 2009, Schuler’s will kick off its 100th celebration with chef demonstrations, entertainment and more. We continue to provide the perennial favorites and a variety of healthy, locally grown, fresh meal options. For private dining or events, the staff and culinary team welcome you!

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Experience Downtown Battle Creek. Shop. D Catch Up. Visit downtownbattlecreek.com fo downtown map, and events calendar.

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Downtown.

opping, nightlife, concerts and dining... wntown Battle Creek offers it all.

hop. Dine. Replenish. com for merchant listings,

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Meet in Historic Marshall’s premier banquet and meeting center!

One of the largest, full service facilities in the area. Accommodates 300 • Elegant decor

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From Business Meetings & Working Lunches to Elegant Affairs!

872 E. Michigan Ave. • Marshall • (269) 781-2424 www.cedarcrestbanquet.com Right Next Door To FireKeepers Casino - Battle Creek

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ON-PREMISE RESTAURANT

Serving Fresh Seafood with a Cajun Flair 11081 E. Michigan Ave. Battle Creek, MI 49014 269-964-3000

Toll Free Reservations

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Wireless Internet

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Telephone Conferencing

Baymont-Downtown 269.565.0500 • www.baymontinns.com

Microphone

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Business Office

Hotel Rooms On-Site

Arbor Inn 269.781.7772 • www.arborinnmarshall.com

Facility Name and Contact Information

On-site Food Service

Maximum Occupancy

Calhoun County Meeting & Conference Venues

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Battle Creek Downtown Partnership 269.968.1622 www.downtownbattlecreek.com

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Battle Creek Quality Inn & Suites 69.964.3000 • www.qualityinn.com/hotel/mi728

175

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Best Western-Albion 517.629.9411 • www.bestwesternalbion.com

160

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Cedar Crest Banquet Center 269.781.2424 • www.cedarcrestbanquet.com

300

Comfort Inn-Battle Creek 269.965.3201 • www.comfortinn.com/hotel/mi/228

150

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

30

60

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

400

Fairfield Inn 269.979.8000 • www.marriot.com

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Firekeepers Casino OPENING SUMMER 2009 269.789.0373 • www.firekeeperscasino.com

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Heritage Dome Center 269.969.4100

450

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

300

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Hampton Inn & Suites 269.789.0131 • www.www.marshallhampton.com

150

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Kellogg Arena (Attached to McCamly Plaza Hotel) 269.963.4800 • www.kelloggarena.com

6,200

McCamly Plaza Hotel (Attached to Kellogg Arena) 269.963.7050 • www.mccamlyplazahotel.com

900

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

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Where Elegance meets Style Voted Who’s Who Best Hotel in Calhoun County Featured in USA Today, July 2007 Cereal City Grill Restaurant/Lounge Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Meetings and Banquets up to 350 Outdoor Patio for Restaurant Dining or Banquets Located in Harper Village Shopping Center

Located off I-94 at Exit 98A 12812 Harper Village Drive • Battle Creek

269.979.0500 fax 269.979.0501 www.holiday-inn.com/battlecreek Independently owned by Focus Hotel Partners, II, LLC, and operated by Focus Hospitality Services, LLC

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what people â&#x20AC;&#x153;The cooperation between the CVB and the local businesses

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone at the Battle Creek/Calhoun County Visitor and Convention Bureau is extremely helpful. Our annual convention depends upon the Bureau for help in making our meetings a success and they provide us valuable assistance.â&#x20AC;? Mary Ivey, Order of the Eastern Star, Grand Chapter Session page 11


Located in the heart of downtown Battle Creek, connected to the Kellogg Arena and across the street from Full Blastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Family Indoor/Outdoor Water Park, and Kelloggâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s World Headquarters.

Offering over 25,000 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 - Coffee Maker - Cable TV - Japanese Television

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269.963.7050 www.mccamlyplaza.com

50 Capital Ave. SW Battle Creek 49017

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