Services We Provide for Meetings

At the Willmar Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, we pride ourselves on going the extra mile to ensure your convention or stay is enjoyable and comfortable. The Willmar Lakes Area has everything you need to host a memorable event.

Our staff will work with you personally, allowing you access to our pool of community resources, experiences and connections. Success is in the details and the CVB has the knowledge and experience to tie all the details together with only one outcome… SUCCESS!

Bid Presentation:
The Willmar Lakes Area CVB will coordinate and submit competitive bids from local meeting and lodging facilities, and will do a formal presentation whenever requested.

Site Inspection:
We will help you find the perfect meeting and lodging facilities for your group or convention.  We are happy to facilitate inspections and to act as a liaison with local attractions, businesses, restaurants and venues.

Program Planning:
Our knowledge of the area’s best attractions help us provide you with recommendations for offsite tours, group activities, spouse programs, entertainment options or social events.

This is where we have a definite edge… because we really ENJOY doing what we do! We have organized some of the best-attended programs ever – our resources of creative people can add pizzazz to any meeting or event. Brainstorming and then making things happen are challenges we thrive on.

Special Promotions:
If you are looking to reach your members or prospective attendees with a brochure or special message, we are happy to help you create customized materials for your event.

Media Contact:
Our contacts with local media outlets will help with the publicity of your event. Whether it is pre-publicity or a media-blitz, our staff can help you make the right connections.

Customized Name Badges:
If you need assistance with producing name tags or badges for your participants, our computers and staff are equipped to help.

Registration Assistance:
Whether it’s personnel or other services you’re in search of, please just ask.

Welcome Packets:
Now that we have you here, let us offer you a token of our appreciation in the form of our very popular “Welcome Packets.” They include such goodies as a visitors guide, area maps, calendar of events and maybe a surprise or two just for your group!

Dignitary Welcome:
Make your delegates feel special and welcome by allowing us to arrange a local dignitary to greet your group. A sure-fire way to get your convention off to a great start.

Just for Planners

The Willmar Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is your resource for information on the Willmar Lakes Area. Our staff will work with you to tailor our services to meet your needs! Think of us as a free assistant, working for you, to make sure your stay is enjoyable and your meeting is a success!

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Submit an Event

Got an event you’re hosting in one of our communities? Send us the details so we can help spread the word!

Submit Your Event

Fish our lakes

The possibilities are endless on our 30 recreational lakes…boating, swimming, fishing, water skiing, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, hydro biking, paddle boarding and so much more!

Fishing Report

Explore our Trails

Surrounded by beautiful lakes and scenery…who wouldn’t take a hike or a leisurely bike ride to enjoy the view? With miles of trials to choose from, you can always find new places to explore.

Trail Report