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Meeting Planner Services

Assistance and Guidance

Our staff can provide information on activities the Peoria Area has to offer your attendees. We can suggest ideas tailored specifically to meet your needs, whether it is finding a speaker, planning special events or arranging unique tours. We can also utilize our many community resources to provide the goods and services required during your meeting.

Hotel Rooms

The Peoria Area has a variety of hotel options ranging from luxury suites to extended-stay properties. The PACVB would be glad to assist in setting up a room block at one of our area hotels. We can also help negotiate room rates to fit your participants’ and fans’ needs. As your event date nears, and the hotel blocks fill, we can provide you with hotel room availability.

Promotion and Publicity

The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (PACVB) marketing team assists in promoting an event by writing and sending press releases to all the local media outlets at least one week prior to the event. These releases include detailed information about the event, using data and comments from event leaders to help promote awareness and attendance to the event. The PACVB also uses social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and LinkedIn, to share information of upcoming events.


The PACVB has an outstanding team of registration personnel and hostesses available to assist with event visitors and attendees. Each hostess is professional, outgoing and extremely knowledgeable about the Peoria Area. We require a three-week notice, and there are minimum room night requirements. Please contact our office for more information.

Information Booth

If attendees are unfamiliar with the Peoria Area, it would be our pleasure to have a hostess represent the community at your event. PACVB hostesses will man an information booth, providing event details to your attendees, answer any questions they may have during their visit and assist them with making decisions about entertainment, shopping and dining options available in the area.


If your event needs volunteers, the PACVB can help! We have contact information for volunteer coordinators and groups in the area or our staff can coordinate volunteers for your event. Advance notice is required for this service. Please contact our office for more information.


Our PACVB information booths and registration tables, offer an assortment of Peoria Area brochures, maps, coupons and our Visitors Guide are free to visitors. We can also compile this information into welcome bags or participant packets for groups and attendees planning to be in town for several days. 


We can arrange for a local dignitary to welcome your event attendees to the Peoria Area. We also can provide a welcome letter from a city official or PACVB staff member to include in your event program.


Feel free to contact:
Kim McKune
Email -
Phone - (309) 282-3278
Fax - (309) 676-8470