The Greater Merrimack Valley CVB would like to assist you with your convention and event arrangements. Our service department is most willing to provide you with the following assistance when patronizing one of our member hotels or attractions:
Bid Proposals: We will prepare and submit bid proposals as well as contact hotels and meeting/events/sports venues to reserve the amenities that meet your needs.
Site Inspections/Pre-Convention Planning: Our sales representative will accompany you on an inspection of Merrimack Valley hotels, attractions and meeting facilities as well as provide additional information on events, entertainment, and historical sites to help increase your attendance.
Computerized Housing Bureau: The Housing Bureau is available to groups utilizing multiple properties. Reservations are confirmed individually by each hotel you select.
Program Assistance: The Greater Merrimack Valley CVB will assist you in locating local resources such as catering, florists, photographers, office equipment, promotional materials, souvenir ideas, security personnel, as well as any of your other trade show and exhibit needs.
Guest Programs/Special Events: The Greater Merrimack Valley CVB will help you plan guest programs, sightseeing tours, and children's activities. Step-on guides and escorts are available for a fee. Guest speakers and/or entertainment, sample tour itineraries, and pre and post convention/event tours are available. We can also arrange welcome addresses from city dignitaries and letters from the Mayor of Lowell and the Governor of Massachusetts.
Destination Literature: The Official Guide to the Greater Merrimack Valley as well as any applicable regional brochures can be provided for your attendees on request. These information packets are great for pre-convention mailings or as the basis for check-in packets. Information supplied includes hotel listings, maps, restaurants, attractions, and a calendar of events.
Publicity and Promotion: We offer assistance to you in promoting your meeting or event. Contact information for and lists of local, state, and national media are available. Destination information is available for press purposes as well as press releases, color slides, video, and slide shows. Local media interviews can also be arranged.
Lowell Destination Ambassadors: The CVB can provide your Lowell-based event with members of our core group of volunteers to assist your attendees with maps, directions, and information on local attractions, restaurants, transportation, and services.
Welcome Bags: The CVB can provide CVB logo bags containing information regarding local dining, shopping, and attractions for your group.
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