• Best Midsized Cities for Business Meetings

     
    POSTED October 2, 2018
     

RewardExpert, a free service that helps people utilize credit card and travel rewards, has released its 2018 ranking of Best Midsized American Cities for Business Meetings. The purpose is to help business owners find locations for meetings and conventions that are budget friendly and provide the same level of enjoyment offered by more expensive cities. The ranking is broken into six major geographical areas and based on 20 data indicators divided into these main categories: affordability, climate, commute, business atmosphere, events, accommodation and dining, and safety. Nine Colorado communities made the top 25 list for the Mountain West. 

2 – Arvada
5 – Centennial
7 – Westminster
8 – Greeley
9 – Thornton
10 – Fort Collins
11 – Boulder
17 – Pueblo
21 – Lakewood 

Seven years ago, I moved to The Woodlands from out of state to be closer to family. What I was hoping to find was a familial connection that had been missing ever since I moved away from Indiana, where I was born and raised. What I found, however, was so much more: An eclectic, diverse and welcoming community that I am so proud to call home. I also found a wonderful destination for meetings and events.

 

With mostly family-owned shops and restaurants, 26 miles of sandy beaches, and more than double the miles in bike trails, Muskegon sounds like it could be a city on the West Coast. But combine it with snowy winters and a small-town feel, and Muskegon is a Midwestern city full of character. While the city provides plenty of recreational things to do, meetings and events don’t lack in luster. Opening in spring 2021, a new convention center is just one highlight for planners looking to book in Western Michigan, among plenty of other exciting venues to explore. 

 

Whether a team is still working from home, or has made a phased return to the office, the past few months have seemed monotonous with not as many in-person meetings and events to break up work weeks. Meeting with a group boosts motivation, and Zoom meetings can’t compare when it comes to rallying morale. After months at home, planning small meetings and corporate getaways away from home is a great way to motivate and revitalize a team’s performance–especially when the destination provides all of the benefits that Colorado offers.