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MEETING PLANNER GUIDE Create an unforgettable experience by collaboration with Independence, Missouri. Independence proudly offers a range of professionally - managed meeting facilities to accommodate groups of all types and sizes. Whether you’re heading up a corporate conference, a large-scale convention, or a small retreat, we give you the tools you need to make it a success. We provide planning assistance, tour discounts, and access to great shopping, restaurants, golf, and more than 1,600 hotel rooms.

Destination Overview Minutes east of downtown Kansas City, Independence has something for everyone. Independence is rich in hospitality, offering a choice of historic or contemporary meeting facilities. One of only a handful of cities with a presidential library, Independence is a haven for history buffs. Harry Truman’s hometown offers a glimpse into the popular president’s life. As the beginning of the Santa Fe, Oregon and California trails, attractions in Independence allow you to experience pioneer life on the trails. In additions to more than 20 heritage and religious sites, historic homes and and mansions, the city offers modern day shopping, dinning, activities, and entertainment. There’s much to see and do in Independence!

Geographic Description Independence is located in west-central Missouri in the center of the United States just minutes from downtown Kansas City and 35 minutes from Kansas City International Airport. With a population of over 117,500, Independence offers a blend of hometown heritage with modern-day facilities.

Services for Meeting Planners Service for meeting planners can include a welcome table, name badges, marketing services, gift for attendees and VIP visitors, tour planning assistance, sponsorship, and a variety of other customized services. You can count on us to provide you with unprecedented customer service throughout all stages of the planning process. Frank Buhro, Tourism Sales & Services Representative • P: 816-325-7112 | fbuhro@indepmo.org www.visitindependence.com • 112 W. Lexington • Independence, MO 64050 • USA


FACILITIES Silverstein Eye Center Arena

www.SilversteinEyeCenterArena.com The $60 million multi-purpose events center offers 28,600 square feet of space for meetings, trade shows, conventions and banquets. It is located in the easily accessible southeast quadrant of Interstates 70 and 470. A variety of lodging, dining and shopping choices are located nearby.

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center www.StoneyCreekHotels.com

With rooms that provide a warm woodsy feel and modern rustic decor, the new Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Independence, MO, offers six different lodging styles that fit every guest’s needs – whether it’s a business trip, an extended stay traveler, a family on vacation, or a couple a couple looking for a quick getaway, Stoney Creek’s service stands out from the competition. Guest feel like they’re staying with friends or family - not at a hotel. The staff’s service goes above and beyond, to make sure that guests have a great experience. Featuring 167 guest rooms and over 30,000 sq. ft of conference center space.

Hilton Garden Inn

www.HiltonGardenInn.com With more than 11,000 sq. ft. of functional space to accommodate up to 1,300 guest, this hotel offers spacious rooms and friendly service in a relaxing atmosphere. Hilton Garden Inn offers audio/ visual and and teleconferencing services, on-site catering, an indoor heated pool and whirlpool, fitness center, and a 24-hour business center. Located off I-70, it’s just minutes away from the Silverstein Eye Center Arena.

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum www.TrumanLibrary.org

With more than seven different spaces to suit your needs, it’s the perfect place for corporate events, meetings, private parties, and team-building events. Additionally, the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum offers free parking, lush grounds, catering, professional event staff and a 250 seat auditorium. Practice your team-building skills at The White House Decision Center, a program that provides a one-of-a-kind learning experience in a re-creation of the West Wing of the White House.

Additional Meeting Facilities Other Independence Meeting sites include: Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Comfort Suites, Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, Drury Inn, Truman Memorial Building, Bingham-Waggoner Estate and the National Frontier Trails Museum. Find your premier meeting place at www.VisitINDEPENDENCE.com.


2017 Meeting Planner Guide