• Get to Know Longmont

     
    POSTED April 14, 2020
     
  • Get to Know Longmont

     
    POSTED April 14, 2020
     
  • Get to Know Longmont

     
    POSTED April 14, 2020
     

Location: Less than an hour away from Fort Collins, Denver and Boulder, Longmont is very much centralized on northern Colorado’s Front Range. Made up of a combination of certified creative and historic downtown districts and St. Vrain State Park on its outskirts, Longmont is a lively scene for those who appreciate a mix of urban and outdoor living.

Transportation: Getting around Longmont is easy with paved greenways for walkers and bicyclists and local public buses offering free fares to riders. The community is situated along Interstate 25 and is only 40 miles from Denver International Airport.

Venues & Hotels: Longmont has intimate meeting and event spaces. Mikayla Adair, marketing and communications coordinator for Visit Longmont recommends The St Vrain with its mix of brick, wood, industrious metal and soft lighting that is both rustic and chic. Meanwhile, the Oak Room at Oskar Blues Brewery exudes warm and friendly vibes with playful nuances like distilling barrels and live bands to give business meetings and events a more laid-back atmosphere. Fairfield Inn & Suites and Hotel 2 Suites are the newest lodging properties in town and offer common places for meeting and events, as they have spaces to accommodate larger groups.

Food: The award-winning Haystack Mountain Creamery is well-known for goat cheese in particular, but the business also makes a wide variety of other cheeses for purchase. For restaurants with private dining spaces, Adair suggests Collision Brewing due to its breathtaking views, in-house food, bar and separate area for meetings. The Wild Game Entertainment Experience is another  great option with 24,000 square feet of space, multiple levels, various rooms and many different menu and activity options all under one roof.

Breweries: A memorable way to host parties or corporate events is the BrewHop Trolley. The trolley travels through the Longmont loop of breweries, cideries and distilleries. It’s a great way for riders to explore the area and indulge in local libations.

How the CVB helps: Visit Longmont’s website has a section specifically for groups/meetings where you can find suggested dining spaces, meeting rooms, hotels, vendors and more. Visit Longmont staff are available to connect meeting planners to properties and venues and distribute informational bags that include guides, maps and complimentary swag.

In 1919, the Red Cross Convalescent House at Vancouver Barracks was dedicated. The house provided comfort for patients at the Vancouver Barracks hospital in Vancouver, Washington. Two years later, it became the noncommissioned officers club and service club. Today, the historic property is known simply as the Red Cross Building and serves as a beautiful backdrop for special events.

 

Seattle-based Zegrahm Expeditions is launching its 2021 small-ship voyages collection.

Excursions with the educational travel company include a team of experts, such as marine biologists, ornithologists, anthropologists, naturalists and historians, offering a one-to-one staff to guest ratio.

 

Whether dabbling with an augmented reality app, getting up to speed on the complexities of 5G service or employing cocktail-mixing robots, planners are no strangers to emerging technology. As meetings and events become increasingly tech-driven affairs, we’ve checked in with top event production pros for their takes on the latest event tech trends and what’s to come in the year ahead.