Many business meetings happen over a great lunch or dinner—and sometimes, breakfast. But with all the choices in the Indianapolis restaurant area, it can be hard to decide where to go when you want to woo a client. We asked local business execs where they go when they need to close a deal. Of course, […]
How Grand Park salvaged the pandemic-riddled 2020 baseball season
William Knox has been in the sports industry for more than two decades, but nothing he’s experienced was comparable to the challenges he faced this year as director of the Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield.Read More
But these days, thanks to continued supply chain problems, he must purchase some items not when he needs them, but when they’re available.
While the holiday season might seem like it’s months away, the planning season has arrived. The best-laid plans can tap into a variety of resources to create an event that is safe, fun, memorable and—most of all—reflects appreciation for employees and clients alike. Whether you’ve planned many company parties, or you are putting together your […]
Meeting & Event Planning Guide: Great cocktails to try in downtown Indy—and the recipes to make them at home
From fancy options to one you can take with you, we’ve got several options to choose from.
Over the past few years, interest in hosting environmentally friendly, “sustainable” business meetings and conventions has risen as inexorably as sea levels and summer temperatures.
The Heirloom at NK Hurst, a new event center south of downtown, hosted its first event Sept. 4.
Liability waivers, temperature checks, social distancing. They’re in the foreseeable future for groups that want to meet in person.
When a flight delay caused a late check in or a business meeting ran overtime, the on-site eatery at your hotel was the meal of last resort—and was nearly always approached with low expectations. That may still be the case in some areas, but it certainly isn’t in downtown Indianapolis.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis CEO Jeffrey Patchen answers IBJ’s questions about the museum’s growth and what’s ahead.
Event-only facilities are typically on the small side (at least compared to the convention center), located in or near downtown, and often reside in old industrial or warehouse structures.
Any earnest local or up-to-date guidebook can steer you toward obvious offerings for a uniquely Indy experience. But here are other options to consider.
Since its first iteration opened in 1972, it’s undergone four major expansions. The last one, completed in 2011, increased its size to six city blocks and more than 566,600 square feet of exhibit space—or 745,210, if you include nearby Lucas Oil Stadium.
Debbie Locklear’s firm, Meeting Services Unlimited, works with dozens of clients nationwide and has helped put on shows for some of the country’s biggest corporations and associations, including Indianapolis-based Custom Electronic Design Installation Association.
The biggest business deals often come together over a great dinner. But with all the amazing options—new and old—in Indianapolis, choosing just the right spot might seem daunting. Do you go for the best food? For the trendy new place? Or how about simply a spot where you can hear a conversation?
While Indianapolis pursues major sporting events and massive conventions—gatherings that attract tens of thousands of people and score tens of millions of dollars in economic impact—many neighboring counties are chasing small and midsize corporate confabs, weddings and senior-citizen bus tours.
Visit Indy is a big not-for-profit, bringing in and spending $13.6 million last year in its quest to promote Indianapolis' convention and tourism industry.
Our annual Meeting & Event Planning Guide includes in-depth coverage of the region’s convention and tourism industry, as well as 16 lists and directories.