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Picture Your Convention in Fort Wayne, Indiana Nursing Organizations Alliance, Inc. 2015


Dear Ms. Kirchner, Thank you for consideration of Fort Wayne for your prestigious Nursing Organizations Alliance 2015 Fall Summit. It would be an honor to host decision makers from many top nursing organizations. We have the facilities and community support to produce a successful Fall Summit here in what we are often referred to as “the Summit City”. Please accept this bid package and, as requested, I’ve completed the sponsorship form. Fort Wayne can MORE than meet your needs. • • •

Compact and affordably priced meeting facilities. Meeting space and hotel package flexibility Vibrant downtown redevelopment and revitalization

We can comfortably accommodate your meeting and expo space in our stylistic, functional and technologically advanced downtown Grand Wayne Convention Center. Your guestroom requirements can be met in either or both of the adjoining Hilton and Marriott hotels. In addition to our wonderful facilities, Fort Wayne also provides numerous options for dining, entertainment and area attractions. Our beautiful community is the second largest city in the state of Indiana and located within 500 miles of half the population of the United States. We are a very affordable and easily accessible convention location with close proximity to large population density in the upper Midwest. You’ll get big-city amenities with that small town feel and you would be more than welcomed by our community. We are excited with the possibility of hosting you in 2015 and will go above and beyond to make your 2015 Fall Summit a huge success in Fort Wayne. Sincerely, Josie O’Donnell Convention Sales Manager josie@visitfortwayne.com

927 S. Harrison Street, Suite 101 Fort Wayne, IN 46802 (260) 424-3700 * www.VisitFortWayne.com

The Official Destination Marketing Organization for Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana.


Fort Wayne, Indiana Stats and Facts • Population: 253,691 (second largest city in Indiana) • Centrally located in Midwest, within 500 miles of half of the United States • Strong and booming downtown economy • Over 50 hospitals located in Northeast Indiana • Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo named one of the top 10 in the United States; Second largest Genealogy Library in country


GRAND WAYNE CONVENTION CENTER


August 24, 2012 Joy Kirchner, CMP, LES Director of Conferences and Events ARM Management Services 201 East Main Street, Suite 1405 Lexington, KY 40507 Dear Ms. Kirchner: The management of the Grand Wayne Convention Center along with the attached Hilton Hotel is honored to have this opportunity to propose meeting accommodations for the Nursing Organizations Alliance, Inc. (The Alliance). We do have space available on November 18 – 20, 2015. I have the space on hold pending your decision. I have attached a spreadsheet with our recommendations for meeting space for your event. I have included a copy of our floor plan for your review. It will assist you in visualizing our recommendations. Each of your meeting rooms would be set with the requisite tables and chairs, staging where needed, and lectern where desired. Additional equipment or services could incur modest daily or onetime costs per our Technology Services Price List and the Trade Show/Convention Services list included with this proposal for your reference. Technology Services are subject to change. The attached Hilton Hotel is the exclusive caterer for the Grand Wayne Convention Center. Please take a moment to visit our website at www.grandwayne.com to view our menu and additional information. While reviewing this proposal, please feel free to contact me should you have any questions. Thank you again for your interest in the Grand Wayne Convention Center, we look forward to the opportunity of working with you. Sincerely,

Marcy L. McKinley Director of Sales and Marketing Grand Wayne Convention Center


Nursing Organizations Alliance, Inc. (The Alliance) 2015 Fall Summit Grand Wayne Convention Center Proposal 11/18/ - 11/20, 2015 Description

#of Days #/Seating

Room

Rental

Discount

Total

Wednesday, Nov. 18 Office

1

Board Seating

Board Room

$250.00

$250.00

$0.00

Office

1

Board Seating

Board Room

$250.00

$250.00

$0.00

Exhibit Hall/Cyber Café/ Reception (250 ppl)

1

50 - 10x10 booths (16,000 sq. ft.) Convention Hall A with Cyber Café

$1,500.00

$750.00

$750.00

Registration

1

Registration Tables

Prefunction Area

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

Office

1

Board Seating

Board Room

$250.00

$250.00

$0.00

Exhibit Hall/Cyber Café/ Continental Breakfast/Breaks

1

50 - 10x10 booths (16,000 sq. ft.) Convention Hall A with Cyber Café

$1,500.00

$750.00

$750.00

Registration

1

Registration Tables

Prefunction Area

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

General Session

1

250 ppl/Crescent Rounds of 6

Anthony Wayne Ballroom

$1,200.00

$0.00

$1,200.00

Lunch/Dinner

1

250 ppl/Rounds

Harrison B,C,D, E

$1,000.00

$500.00

$500.00

4 breakouts

1

75 ppl/Rounds

Harrison A, Jefferson A, B, C

$1,000.00

$0.00

$1,000.00

Thursday, Nov. 19

Friday, Nov. 20

Grand Wayne Convention Center 08/22/12 MLM


Description Saturday, Nov. 21

#of Days #/Seating

Room Board Room

Rental

Discount

Total

$250.00

$250.00

$0.00

$1,500.00

$750.00

$750.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

Office/Coordinating Team Meeting/Lunch

1

Board Seating

Exhibit Hall/Cyber Café/ Continental Breakfast/Breaks

1

50 - 10x10 booths (16,000 sq. ft.) Convention Hall A with Cyber Café

Registration

1

Registration Tables

Prefunction Area

4 breakouts

1

75 ppl/Rounds

Harrison A, Jefferson A, B, C

$1,000.00

$500.00

$500.00

Lunch

1

250 ppl/Rounds

Harrison B,C,D, E

$1,000.00

$500.00

$500.00

Business Meeting/Closing General Session

1

250 ppl/Crescent Rounds of 6

Anthony Wayne Ballroom

$1,200.00

$600.00

$600.00

$11,900.00

$5,350.00

$6,550.00

Totals

See Hotel proposal for possible rebate to cover portions of meeting space rental

Grand Wayne Convention Center 08/22/12 MLM


Booth Package Includes 10' x 10' booth space, booth drape, skirted table, two chairs, wastebasket, and one after hours booth cleaning

$35.00

Booth Drape With Poles 3' Tall Booth Drape

(price per foot)

$1.50

8' Tall Booth Drape

(price per foot)

$2.00

8' x 10' space or 10' x 10' space

$16.00

Display Tables Table (no cover/no skirt)

$6.00

Table (vinyl cover & skirt)

$18.00

Cleaning after-hours cleaning fee

(price per booth)

$5.00

(includes extension cord and power strip)

$25.00

Electrical Service 120 volt up to 20 amps/2,400 watts 208/240 volt, up to 400 amps

$100.00

An electrician may be required for the services listed above at a prevailing hourly wage.

Electrician Prevailing hourly wage

Call

Tablecloths Tablecloths for non-catered functions: by arrangement with Hilton Hotel Catering Department

Call

Dance Floor Small, 24' x 24', for 0 to 100 people

$100.00

Medium, 24' x 36', for 100 to 150 people

$125.00

Large, 36' x 36', for 150 to 250 people

$150.00

Extra Large, 36' x 48', for 250 to 400 people

$200.00

Dance floor combinations available for parties over 400 people

Call

Additional Services Easel

Call

Flip chart with markers

$25.00

White Board

Call

Usher (dedicated Usher service)

price per hour

$10.00

Security

price per hour

$30.00

Air Lift and Operator

price per hour, one hour minimum

$35.00

Fork Lift and Operator

price per hour, one hour minimum

$35.00

Piano, Upright

$100.00

Piano, Studio Grand

$300.00

Helium Balloon Surcharge (The Convention Hall & Anthony Wayne Ballroom)

$75.00

Copies

price each

$0.25

Kiosk

price each

$25.00


Equipment & Services (audio) Wired microphone

$10.00

Wireless microphone

lavalier or hand-held

$70.00

Mixer (required for 2+ input)

custom quote

Call

CD player

may require audio hookup

$25.00

Portable sound system

custom quote

Call

Drop-down screen

in rooms available

$25.00

8 x 8 screen

w/skirt

$25.00

10 x 10 screen

w/dress kit

$115.00

7.5 x 10 screen

front or rear projection w/dress kit

$115.00

9 x 12 screen

front or rear projection w/dress kit

$130.00

10.5 x 14 screen

front or rear projection w/dress kit

$150.00

20 x 20 screen

requires one-time rigging fee ($125)

$200.00

Overhead projector

high intensity

$40.00

Video/Data projector

2.0k lumen w/4' vga cable

$175.00

Video/Data projector

3.0k lumen w/4' vga cable

$275.00

Video/Data projector

5.0k lumen w/4' vga cable

$450.00

Video/Data projector

6.5k lumen w/4' vga cable

$650.00

Video & VGA distribution

custom quote

Equipment & Services (video)

PowerPoint advancer

Call $15.00

22" Monitor (LCD)

$75.00

42" Monitor (plasma)

w/stand

$200.00

32" Television

w/cart

$75.00

DVD player

may require audio hookup

$25.00

A/V cart

w/skirt

$10.00

Followspot

requires operator

$50.00

Intelligent lighting

custom quote

Call

Special (LED, gobo, etc.)

custom quote

Call

Equipment & Services (lighting)

Equipment & Services (telecommunications) Analog telephone line

$75.00

Analog telephone handset

$25.00

Conferences phone

$50.00

Cable television hookup

$75.00

Broadband (dynamic IP)

$75.00

Broadband (static IP / show floor)

$200.00

Unique data configurations

custom quote

Call

Conferencing

custom quote

Call

Power (208v/60a)

w/cam-lock (tail-in additional charge)

$50.00

Power (208v/200a)

w/cam-lock (tail-in additional charge)

$100.00

Power (208v/400a)

w/cam-lock (tail-in additional charge)

$300.00

Airlift

per hour, certified operator required

$35.00

Rigging

custom quote

Call

Technical labor

per hour (1 hour minimum)

$35.00

Technical Show Services

per hour (1 hour minimum)

$50.00

Audio hookup

meeting rooms

$35.00

Audio hookup

Convention Hall and Anthony Wayne Ballroom, per hour (1 hour minimum)**

$75.00

Light focus

Convention Hall and Anthony Wayne Ballroom, per hour (1 hour minimum)

$50.00

Follow-spot operator

per hour (4 hour minimum)

$35.00

Digital signage production

per hour (1 hour min.)

$75.00

Equipment & Services (production)

Technology Services Labor

This list represents some of our most requested equipment and services. Please contact a GWCC Event Manager for a complete price list or to be put in touch with one of our Technology Services professionals. In the Convention Hall and Anthony Wayne Ballroom there is a per hour charge (hookup through show end) when the system is accessed directly by a client and/or their vendor. Said systems may only be accessed upon approval by the Technical Director. Terms: Equipment rates are daily fees unless otherwise noted. Rates are subject to change without notice. Changes and/or additions on the day of the event may be subject to additional fees.


August 28, 2012 Ms. Joy Kirchner Nursing Organizations Alliance, Inc. RE: 2015 Fall Summit Dear Ms, Kirchner, Thank you for the opportunity to present a proposal for your 2015Event. The award winning Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention Center offers a variety of amenities that will no doubt make your attendees stay both comfortable and enjoyable. Our amenities include: • • • • • • • •

Complimentary high speed wireless internet throughout the hotel; including guestrooms Two restaurants, lounge, and room service Indoor pool, fitness room with a variety of cardio equipment as well as free weights Complimentary airport shuttle service. Complimentary business center with from room printing Newly renovated in 2011/2012 Conveniently located to downtown dining, museums, area shopping and local attractions, such as Botanical Conservatory, Parkview Field and Embassy Theatre, Directly connected to the Grand Wayne Convention Center on two levels providing a seamless flow for your attendees

Please find below our proposal for your consideration. Bear in mind that this document is for discussion purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Available Dates November 18 – 23, 2015 Group Room Block Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

75 rooms 160 rooms 155 rooms 30 rooms check out


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Group Room Rate: King or Double/Double rooms are $116.00 per night King Deluxe (Suite) are $132.00 per night Parlor Suites (2 rooms) are $192.00 per night Note: Rates are net, non – commissionable. Rate does not include 7% state tax or 7% occupancy tax. Tax is subject to change.

Complimentary Guestrooms/Upgrades We would like to offer you 4 staff rooms complimentary and 10 VIP suite upgrades with a total of 185 consumed room nights. Parking for the Alliance staff is complimentary. Meeting Space The meeting space will be at the attached Grand Wayne Convention Center. Please refer to Marcy McKinley’s proposal for detailed meeting space information and charges. Parking Covered parking is available in the city owned garage located directly across the street and connected to the hotel via the 3rd floor skywalk. The discounted parking rate is $7.00 for 24 hours with unlimited in and out. Additional Items Please find additional information and our current menu on line at www.ftwayne.hilton.com

Ms. Kirchner, the Hilton, the Grand Wayne Center and Fort Wayne are prepared to host your guest. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or schedule a site tour at (260) 422 – 4002 or by email at Sonja.vanBuskirk@hilton.com. Sincerely,

Sonja van Buskirk Sales Manager Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention Center

Cc: Marcy McKinley, Grand Wayne Convention Center


Courtyard by Marriott Fort Wayne Downtown at the Grand Wayne Convention Center

Refresh Your Business Routine

• Conveniently Connected to the Historic Embassy Theatre and Grand Wayne Convention Center • Spectacular Views of Parkview Field and TinCaps Baseball • Easy Access to Fort Wayne Internatonal Airport • High Tech and High Touch meet High Style • Marriott Rewards Meeting Planner Points • Small Meeting no Small Matter

We Proudly Brew

STARBUCKS COFFEE

THE BISTRO EAT•DRINK•CONNECT

• Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Room Service • Over 20 HD TV’s with every Major Sports Package


1150 South Harrison Street Fort Wayne, IN 46802 T 260.490.3629 F 260.490.7608 marriott.com/fwadt Facilities and Services

• 6,000 Square Feet of Event Space • Executive Boardroom • Skybridge Connection to the Embassy Theatre and Grand Wayne Convention Center • Champions® Restaurant and Sports Bar • The Bistro Serving Starbucks® Coffee • Room Service • Executive Suite • Personalized Reception Desks • 24/7 Expanded Fitness Room • 24 Hour Complimentary Business Library • Social Patio with Extended WiFi and Firepits • Indoor Pool • 24 Hour Market Pantry • Smoke Free Policy

Guest Room Amenities

• Newly Opened, 250 Spacious Guest Rooms and Suites with over 125 Queen/Queen Rooms • King Rooms with Sofa Sleeper • Flat Screen HD Televisions • Complimentary Internet Access • Large Well-lit Work Desk, Ergonomic Chair • Comfortable Seating Area • MP3/AM/FM Alarm Clock Radio • Cable TV & HBO • Refrigerator and Microwave in All Rooms • In-room Coffee & Tea • Telephone with Speakerphone and Personalized Voice Messaging • Hair dryer, Iron and Ironing Board • Smoke Free Policy

Attractions

Connected to the following: • Grand Wayne Convention Center and Historic Embassy connected by skywalk • Parkview Field and TinCaps Baseball Walking Distance to the Following: Botanical Conservatory • Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum • Fort Wayne Museum of Art • Allen County Public Library Genealogy Department • Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo (2.5 mi.) • Science Central (2 mi.) • Memorial Coliseum (3 mi.) • Spiece Fieldhouse (4 mi.) • Jefferson Pointe Mall (3 mi.)

Meeting Facilities

• Connected to the Grand Wayne Convention Center featuring over 130,000 sq ft of flexible space • Personal Onsite Meeting • Marriott Certified Wedding Planner • Full service Catering and Event Technology • Wi-Fi high speed Internetaccess throughout • Marriott Rewards Points Available for Meetings and Group Rooms

Meeting Room Legacy Ballroom Legacy Salon A Legacy Salon B Legacy Salon C Foster Foster A Foster B Lawton Rockhill Boardroom Prefunction Space

Dimensions Square LxWxH Footage 49x81x13 49x28x13 49x27x13 49x27x13 54x21x12 27x21x12 27x21x12 27x21x12 22x15x11 81x15x13

3,969 1,323 1,323 1,323 1,134 567 567 567 323 1,1215

Theatre Schoolroom Conference UShape Reception Banquet 450 140 140 140 125 65 65 65 - -

225 70 70 70 68 34 34 34 - -

- 60 60 60 28 14 14 14 10 -

- 40 40 40 32 16 16 16 - -

475 150 150 150 120 60 60 60 - -

275 90 90 90 80 40 40 40 -


August 24, 2012

Ms. Joy Kirchner Nursing Organizations Alliance, INC. Dear Ms. Kirchner,

It gives me great pleasure to present the brand new Courtyard by Marriott Fort Wayne Downtown at the Grand Wayne Convention Center! Newly opened September 1, 2010!! Thank you for considering the beautiful Courtyard by Marriott Fort Wayne Downtown for your upcoming meeting. We are so very excited to have the opportunity to host this group, and are delighted to showcase our facility and service! Please find additional information about this brand new full service product enclosed. Settling right in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne, could not have been more perfect for a hotel of this magnitude! For your convenience, I have attached a full proposal addressing sleeping room and meeting space accommodations at the attached Grand Wayne Convention Center. Per your request, we have provided a block of 160 sleeping rooms peak, November 18-23, 2015. Should your agenda change, please keep me informed. We will address changes as we move forward with detailing your event. Facilities The Courtyard by Marriott Fort Wayne Downtown at the Grand Wayne Center is the new premiere hotel in the downtown area. Some of our amenities include: • • • • • • • • • •

Complimentary Wireless Internet Access Champions Sports Bar & Restaurant The Bistro featuring 24/7 Starbucks specialty coffee Room Service 24/7 Expanded Fitness Center Indoor Heated Pool Outdoor Social Patio with Fire Pits Business Center with Free Printing Complimentary Airport Transportation for all guests Connected to Parkview Field


Availability I am pleased to inform you that we have the following availability: GUEST ROOMS

Wednesday 11/18/2015 Run of House

Thursday 11/19/2015

Friday 11/20/2015

160

155

75

Saturday 11/21/2015 30

Sunday 11/22/2015

Monday 11/23/2015

1

Check-out

GROUP ROOM RATES

Based upon total program requirements as outlined in this agreement, Hotel proposes the following group rates: Single: Double:

$109.00 $109.00

Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes currently in effect at the time of check in (currently 14%).

Group room rate includes a $10.00 rebate per group room utilized to be credited back to The Alliance to help cover the Meeting Room Rental Costs at the Grand Wayne Convention Center. Grand Wayne Convention Center proposal attached. Concessions • • • • • •

4 staff rooms at 50% off group rate (rebate not paid on staff rooms) Complimentary Wireless Internet access in guestrooms and meeting space Complimentary overnight parking for Alliance Staff One Complimentary Suite November 18-23, 2015 70% attrition Complimentary Airport Shuttle

I am excited to begin working with you and your team on this event! Please do not hesitate to contact me, should you have any questions or concerns. I can be reached directly at 260-5799211, or keri.whitmore@whitelodging.com.

Sincerely, Keri Whitmore Director of Sales & Marketing 260-579-9211


Fort Wayne, Indiana Area Attractions Listed below are a few of the Fort Wayne attractions and facilities that are open for group tours. Please call (800) 767-7752 or visit us online at www.visitfortwayne.com for additional information, or to learn more about planning your trip to Fort Wayne.

African / African-American Museum • 436 E. Douglas Ave. (260) 420-0765 • www.african-americanfw.com • This two-story house has 10 major exhibits, which include a Politicians Exhibit, an African Village and Sports Room. Tours will take approximately 1- 1 ½ hours. Tours are held TuesdayFriday from 9am to 1pm, Saturdays from 12pm to 4pm and Sundays by appointment. Guided tours are $5/adult and $3/child. Schedule at least one week in advance.

Allen County Courthouse • 715 S. Calhoun St. (260) 449-4246 **PREMIERE ATTRACTION** • www.allencountycourthouse.org • You will tour all three floors, including murals and stained glass on the third floor as well as courtrooms. Tour should take approximately 1 hour, with a maximum of 30 people in a group and a minimum of five people. Tours are held Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm. $2.00 donation for docent-guided tours. Self-guided tours are free of charge.

African / African-American Museum

Allen County Public Library • 900 Library Plaza (260) 421-1225 **PREMIERE ATTRACTION** • www.acpl.lib.in.us • Tours of the main library includes visits to each of the different public service departments with a brief explanation of their collections and services, information on system wide library services and a visit to the storage areas. Tours may be scheduled Monday-Thursday from 9am-9pm and Friday from 9am-6pm. Tours are guided and free of charge, but must be scheduled one week in advance.

Artlink • 300 E. Main St. (260) 427-7195 • www.artlinkfw.com • Contact: Suzanne Galazka • Tour gallery exhibits of contemporary art. Exhibits change every six weeks. Allow 30 minutes for the tour. Docent tours are given for groups, $2/person donation suggested. Schedule two weeks in advance.

Allen County Courthouse

ARCH • 818 Lafayette (260) 426-5117 • www.archfw.org • Walking Tours • Downtown walking tours the first Friday of every month from April-November, beginning at 1pm at the Visitors Center, 1021 S. Calhoun St. The tours last 90 minutes and travel approximately 1 mile through some of Fort Wayne’s “must see” architectural gems. $5.00/adult, children under 18 are free. Please call 1 week in advance to schedule. • Heritage Trail • A series of four downtown self-guided walking tours that feature community history and local landmarks. Free maps available at ARCH, the History Center, and the Visitors Center. • Charter Tours and Walks • Step-on bus tour guides and walking tours. Cost is $50/hour, per tour guide. Please schedule two weeks in advance.

Canlan Ice Sports/Lutheran Health Sportscenter • 3869 Ice Way Dr. (260) 387-6614 • www.icesports.com/fort wayne/default.aspx • Field trips available for school-aged children only; with ice skating and/or Bounce Mania. Trips are customized for each group and prices will vary depending on group size and which options are chosen. Schedule at least one week in advance.

Allen County Public Library


Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Museum • 915 S. Clinton St. (260) 424-1485 • www.diocesefwsb.org/bookstore-museum/cathedral-museum/ • Contact: Dr. Karl Nadeau at (260) 486-2653 or (260) 399-7700 x 8107 • The history of Catholicism is displayed through religious artifacts from the mid-thirteenth century and portrayed through stain glass and vestments. Guided tours are free of charge, but must be scheduled two weeks in advance.

Chief Richardville House • 5705 Bluffton Rd. (260) 426-2882 • www.fwhistorycenter.com • Contact: The History Center at (260) 426-2882 • The house offers a variety of programs that celebrate Miami culture and tradition. Open the first Saturday of the month in the summer from 1pm-4pm or by appointment year around. $7/adults, $5/students, children under 5 and members are free.

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Museum

cinda b • 1530 Progress Rd. (877) 692-4632 • www.cindab.com • Contact: Korie at (877) 692-4632 • An exclusive, behind the scenes , first-hand look at cinda b bags and assessories. Visit Product Development and Creative Services to see how patterns and styles are created and brought into the line each season. Learn cinda b's story and why manufacturing in the USA is so important. Tours must be scheduled three days in advance. Guided tours are free.

DeBrand Fine Chocolates • 10105 Auburn Park Dr. (260) 969-8333 **PREMIERE ATTRACTION** • www.debrand.com • Contact: (800)482-4373 to schedule groups of 12 or more and to learn about public tours. • The tour will start with a short video presentation, and then give you a peek into Debrand’s kitchens and a taste of some one-of-a-kind chocolate. Public tours are offered Tuesdays at 10am and Thursdays at 1pm, throughout the year. From Memorial Day through Labor Day tours are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am and 1pm. Call to schedule tours of 12 or more for times not open to the public. $5/person and is refunded with shoppe purchase of $10 or more, $3 for school groups.

DeBrand Fine Chocolates

Eagle Marsh – Little River Wetlands • 2403 Fairoak Dr. (260) 478-2515 • www.lrwp.org • School groups, scout groups and other children’s groups are welcome. Guided field trips are free and based on first come, first serve. Call in advance to make an appointment. Free Little River Ramblers Tuesdays from 9am-11am.

Embassy Theatre • 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. (260) 424-6287 **PREMIERE ATTRACTION** • www.fwembassytheatre.org • Contact: Sara Nelson (260)424-6287 ext 233 • The tour of the theatre is both historical and architectural. The tour can include a glimpse of the dressing rooms and a walk on the theatre’s stage. Inquire about having the Page Organ as part of the tour. Advance notice of at least 3 weeks required. Allow one hour for tour.

Embassy Theatre

First Presbyterian Church • 300 W. Wayne St. (260) 426-7421 • www.firstpres-fw.org • Contact: Lisa Schwaberow • Tour the 300 seat theater where 6-7 plays are produced each year. The Art Gallery also serves as the lobby for the theater. 6-8 new exhibitions are scheduled to coincide with theater productions. Tours are free and must be scheduled at least one week in advance.

Foellinger Freimann Botanical Conservatory • 1100 S. Calhoun St. (260) 427-6440 **PREMIERE ATTRACTION** • www.botanicalconservatory.org • Contact: Scheduling at (260)427-6445 • 3 indoor gardens are available with seasonal showcases and hands-on exhibits and 4 outdoor gardens with a variety of grasses, shrubs, flowers, trees and plants. Groups of 20+ adults receive a 20% discount off admission. Children groups of 20+ are charged $2/child.

Fort Wayne Aviation Museum • Fort Wayne International Airport (260) 747-4146 • www.fwairport.com/air-museum.aspx • Showcase of aviation in the tri-state area, featuring military, commercial, and general aviation. • Tours are free and last 90 min. These tours are best for children 6 and older. Reservations must be made in advance and can be scheduled by calling (260)747-4146 ext 439.

Foellinger Freimann Botanical Conservatory


Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo • 3411 Sherman Blvd. (260) 427-6800 **PREMIERE ATTRACTION** • www.kidszoo.org • Discover the wonders of nature in the African Journey, Indonesian Rain Forest, Australian Adventure, Indiana Family Farm and the Central Zoo. Visit 38 acres containing over 1,500 animals from around the world. Self guided tour with group rates by reservation only. Allow a minimum of 3 – 3 ½ hours.

Fort Wayne Civic Theater • 303 E. Main St. (260) 422-8641 • www.fwcivic.org • Contact Eunice Wadewitz at (260) 422-8641 ext. 226 or ewadewitz@fwcivic.org • Backstage tours are offered throughout the year. Staff will guide your group throughout the Arts United Center facility, from the scene shop and prop storage in the basement to the fly rail and lighting bays high above the stage.

Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

• 226 W. Washington Blvd. (260) 426-0051 • www.fortwaynefiremuseum.com • Tour the Old No. 3 Firehouse. Discuss the history of Fort Wayne Fire Department and how to safely escape from a house fire. Group rates available for scheduled guided tours, but must be made one week in advance. Tours take about one hour.

Fort Wayne Museum of Art • 311 E. Main St. (260) 422-6467 • www.fwmoa.org • Tours vary according to current exhibits and what your group interests are. Guided tours must be scheduled 4-6 weeks in advance. Allow one hour for tour. Prices vary.

Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society • 15808 Edgerton Rd. New Haven, IN (260) 493-0765 • www.765.org • Dedicated volunteers preserve, display and operate historical railroad equipment relevant to the steam era in the Midwest. Group tours are priced by size and accommodations. Tours must be scheduled two weeks in advance.

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

History Center • 302 E. Berry St. (260) 426-2882 • www.fwhistorycenter.com • Tour six galleries of exhibits with more than 23,000 artifacts, photographs and documents representing the history of Fort Wayne and Allen County. Allow 90 minutes for the tour. Guided tour prices vary for each group and must be scheduled in advance.

Karpeles Manuscript Library • 3039 Piqua Ave. (260) 456-6929 • www.rain.org/~Karpeles/ • Tours can be docent guided or self-guided, both at no charge. Constant rotating exhibits which include music, science, religion, literature, political history and artwork. Tours can vary from 1-2 hours. Please call one week in advance to schedule a guided tour.

Mad Anthony Brewing Company

Mad Anthony Brewing Company • 2002 Broadway (260) 426-2537 • www.madbrew.com • Contact: Blaine Stuckey or available manager • We welcome brewery tours and tasting parties. Maximum 25 people for brewery tour with samples available. Tour takes about 30 minutes and is free of charge. Private room available for lunch or dinner before or after tour. Schedule at least one week in advance.

PBS Television Station • 2501 E. Coliseum Blvd. (260) 484-8839 (888) 484-8839 • www.wfwa.org • Group tours and field trips available. Get behind the scenes to see how a television station operates. Tours last about 1-2 hours and are free of charge. Tours are available Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. Please schedule two weeks in advance.

Ralph Sechler and Son, Inc. • 5686 SR 1 St. Joe, IN (800) 332-5461 **PREMIERE ATTRACTION** • www.gourmetpickles.com • Get an inside look at tank-cured pickling while touring the facility that has been in the same location for almost 100 years. Tours are offered April-October, Monday-Thursdays starting at 9am through 11am and 12:30pm through 3pm. For groups of six or more, please schedule one week in advance.

Ralph Sechler and Son, Inc.


Salomon Farm • 817 W. Dupont Rd. • www.fortwayneparks.org • Contact: Renee Baines at (260) 427-6005 • Tours are available for school-aged children. Staff will lead tours based on school/troop curriculum. You may tour one or a combination of the Barn, the Animals Area and the Garden. Charge is $2/person/hour with a minimum charge of $40 for one hour. Please schedule two weeks in advance.

Science Central • 1950 N. Clinton St. (260) 424-2400 ext. 451 **PREMIERE ATTRACTION** • www.sciencecentral.org • Field trips for school-aged children which provide hands-on programming with a mix of labs, demonstrations and exhibits targeted to Indiana educational state standards. Basic field trips are $4/student and $3/chaperone and will take last one hour. Please contact four weeks in advance to schedule.

Salomon Farm

The Olive Twist • 6410 West Jefferson Blvd. (260) 333-0866 • www.theolivetwist.com • At our olive oil and vinegar bar and retail boutique, we encourage each of our guests to taste over 40 of the finest quality first-pressed extra virgin olive oils and 20 of Italy's flavor fused vinegars. Tours are free of charge, Monday-Saturday. Please contact four days in advance to schedule tour.

University of Saint Francis-Schouweiler Planetarium • 2701 Spring St. (260) 399-7700 ext 8211 • www.sf.edu/planetarium • Nine different programs offered, with main focuses on the universe, the stars and the solar system. Each program is age-specific (children and adults welcome). Tours can take 12-90 minutes. Cost is $2.50-$3.50 depending on chosen program. Please schedule three weeks in advance.

WPTA Television Station • 3401 Butler Rd. (260) 483-0584 • www.indiananewscenter.com • Group tours and field trips available. Get behind the scenes to see how a television station operates. Tours last about 1-2 hours and are free of charge. Tours are available Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. Please schedule two weeks in advance.

Science Central


Fort Wayne, Indiana Area Restaurants Listed below are a few of the Fort Wayne restaurants that offer private dining.

Please call (800) 767-7752 or visit us online at www.visitfortwayne.com for additional information, or to learn more about planning your trip to Fort Wayne. Biaggi’s Ristorante •4010 W. Jefferson Blvd. •(260) 459-6700 •www.biaggis.com •Seating for up to 40 people

Casa Ristorante

•7545 W. Jefferson Blvd. •(260) 399-2455 •www.casarestaurants.net •Seating for up to 56 people

Chop’s

Casa Ristorante

•6421 W. Jefferson Blvd. •(260) 436-9115 •www.chopsfortwayne.com •Seating for up to 50 people

Club Soda

•235 E. Superior St. •(260) 426-3442 •www.clubsodafortwayne.com •Can serve any group, small or large

Don Hall’s Guesthouse

•1313 W. Washington Ctr. Rd. •(260) 489-2524 •www.donhalls.com •Seating for up to 48 people

Club Soda

Don Hall’s Old Gas House •305 E. Superior St. •(260) 426-3411 •www.donhalls.com •Seating for up to 45 people

Don Hall’s Tavern at Coventry •5745 Coventry Ln. •(260) 459-2893 •www.donhalls.com •Seating from 30-60 people

Don Hall’s The Factory

•5811 Coldwater Rd. •(260) 484-8693 •www.donhalls.com •Seating from 30-65 people

Don Hall's Old Gas House


Eddie Merlot’s •1502 Illinois Rd. •(260) 459-2222 •www.eddiemerlots.com •Seating for up to 60 people

Flat Top Grill

•4140 W. Jefferson Blvd. •(260) 432-4100 •www.flattopgrill.com •Seating for up to 50 people

Golden Corral

JK O'Donnell's

•4747 Lima Rd. •(260) 480-0193 •www.goldencorral.com •Seating from 50-100 people

JK O’Donnell’s

•121 W. Wayne St. •(260) 420-5563 •www.jkodonnells.com •Seating for up to 40 people

Joseph Decuis

•191 N. Main St. Roanoke, IN •(260) 672-1715 •www.josephdecuis.com •Seating for 8-60 people

Mad Anthony's

Lone Star Steakhouse

•5525 Coldwater Road •(260) 471-5500 •www.lonestarsteakhouse.com •Seating for up to 45 people

Mad Anthony’s

•1109 Taylor St. •(260) 426-2537 •www.madbrew.com •Seating for up to 25 people

Oyster Bar

•1830 S. Calhoun St. •(260) 744-9490 •www.fortwayneoysterbar.com •Seating for up to 18 people

Oyster Bar


Fort Wayne International Airport www.fwairport.com and (260) 747-4146

Fly into Fort Wayne International Airport, named “the country’s friendliest airport” by USA Today (Nov. 12, 2004). Featuring free wireless Internet throughout the terminal, a Business Center with desks and comfortable seating, and a children’s area, the Fort Wayne airport is recognized as one of the nation’s best airports for customer service. Enjoy being greeted by a “Hospitality Host” as you get off of your plane and be sure to stop by the Greater Fort Wayne Aviation Museum and Gift Shop featuring Northeast Indiana specialties DeBrand Chocolates and Vera Bradley merchandise.

Airlines at Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) Allegiant Air www.allegiantair.com American Airlines www.aa.com Delta

www.delta.com

United www.united.com

1-702-505-8888 1-800-433-7300 1-800-221-1212 1-800-241-6522


For more information on the city of Fort Wayne, please contact: Josie O'Donnell josie@visitfortwayne.com John Felts john@visitfortwayne.com

Visit Fort Wayne 927 S. Harrison Street Fort Wayne, IN 46802 www.VisitFortWayne.com 1‐800‐767‐7752


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