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#SimplyGrand service compliments of the CVB

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You know the saying: If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  Well, that definitely does NOT apply to all the amazing complimentary services the Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) provides to sports tournaments, conferences and conventions being held in our cities!   Skilled, professional CVB staff are ready to guide and assist organizers through the whole process of planning and executing a successful event.  From finding the ideal venue and helping with bid preparation to securing room blocks and servicing your attendees while here, all our services are top-notch and FREE of charge.   Here’s just a partial listing of the simply grand things we can offer you:   BID PREPARATION & PRESENTATION: Our sales staff will prepare and present formal bid proposals for conventions and sporting events.  Staff will also coordinate and host site visits.   HOSPITALITY PACKETS: We offer information for registration packets, including a hospitality bag, Greater Grand Forks Visitors Guide, Go Grand Coupon Book and others.  Coaches’ clipboards, water bottles, personalized pucks, snacks or food and beverage vouchers may also be available upon request. [Value = $17/100 packets; $500 + snacks; $5-$7/concession voucher]   REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE: Friendly, qualified CVB …

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Something for everyone…kids, adults and fans of the 70s

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Today’s blog is brought to you from local writer and buisness person, Michaela Schell.   Usually Mondays can be pretty boring and likely the least favorite of the week, but on Monday, October 21, Grand Forks has something to do for everyone.   For the kids…   Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate and Princess Adventure. It all starts with Mickey and Minnie Mouse. They will lead your kids on an adventure through their favorite Disney shows with their favorite Disney characters: Doc McStuffins, Jake the Pirate, Princess Sofia and even Peter Pan and Tinkerbell.   When I think about how much kis love these characters on TV, I can only imagine the excitement that will fill the Ralaph when these fun friends come to life. There will probably be more energy in the arena than when it is full of UND Hockey fans!   Details: Monday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m. Ralph Engelstad Arena Ticket prices: $20/$30/$50 To order call or log on to Ticketmaseter   For the adults…   MYTHOLOGY, a new show by Celtic Thunder. This world-renowned group performs folk, traditional Irish, adult contemporary, rock and classical crossovers. It’s a modern twist on the old Celtic storytelling …

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Taking the pumpkins to the patch

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Since we are in full swing in the fall season and only a couple of weeks until Halloween, we grabbed our pumpkins last week and headed to the “patch”, that is Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch, which is only about 18 miles west of Grand Forks.   This is an annual day for my family, but we were pleased with all the new additions inclusing the Pumpkin Patch Corn Maze, more games, animals and more fun! This was the first year we dared to enter the Haunted House, and we were not disappointed!   Check out our pics, and grab your pumpkins for a great day at the “patch”!

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Simply grand events – week of August 20

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Ho, Ho, Ho…it is a happy holiday season in the Grand Cities

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While we are all busy shopping, decorating, baking, wrapping, etc. during the holidays it is important to remember all the spectacular offerings of the season, and the Grand Cities have many.  Here is a taste… November 25-December 31 – Christmas in the Park Holiday Lights at Lincoln Park December 2-3 – Winter Wonderland Concert & Feast at UND Memorial Union December 3-4 – 2011 Holiday Home Tour in various Grand Forks homes and Myra Museum December 4 – Gao Hong & Butterfly Concert at ND Museum of Art December 8-11 & 15-18 – Santa’s Village at Lincoln Golf Course Clubhouse December 13 – Tonic Sol-fa Holiday Concert at Empire Arts Center December 17 – Lorie Line Holiday Extravaganza Concert at Chester Fritz Auditorium December 18 – Greater Grand Forks Symphony 2011 Holiday Pops! featuring a performance by the ND Ballet Company at the Chester Fritz Auditorium December 31 – Celebrate the Night New Year’s Celebration at the Alerus Center For more information about these and other events, you can check the online calendar of events.  Please also like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for great giveaways and regular Greater Grand Forks updates.

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