GUIDE FOR MEETING AND EVENT PLANNERS

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                                                                                                           The Nov./Dec. 2008 National Geographic
                                                                                                           Traveler ranks Columbus 11th on their list
                                                                                                           of historic destinations worldwide.
nEW ConFErEnCE CEnTErs ArE noW unDErWAy In DoWnToWn CoLuMbus

A nEW DoWnToWn AThLETIC AnD EvEnT CEnTEr WILL FEATurE LArgE, opEn spACEs For EvEnTs                        a great place to visit, and a
                                                                                                           great place to host an event!
                                                                                                             Located in the heart of the Midwest,
                                                                                                           Columbus, Indiana is a community
                                                                                                           known for its unique sense of place.
                                                                                                           With 70 structures designed by some
                                                                                                           of the world’s best modern architects,
                                                                                                           Columbus has been inspiring visitors
                                                                                                           for more than 50 years.
                                                                                                             This town of 39,000 is home to the
                                                                                                           global headquarters of Cummins Inc.,
                                                                                                           a Fortune 500 company known for its
                                                                                                           vision and ethical business practices.
                                                      [ renderings by RATIO Architects of Indianapolis ]   A thriving, diverse business climate has
ThE CoMMons Is unDErWAy In DoWnToWn CoLuMbus                                                               driven the need to expand hotel rooms
                                                                                                           and conference and meeting space.

                                                                                                           new facilities being built
                                                                                                             During 2010, Columbus will have
                                                                                                           a new Athletic and Event Center
                                                                                                           downtown, in addition to the existing
                                                                                                           facilities currently in operation.
                                                                                                           Conference attendees find unexpected
                                                                                                           surprises here. The first-class
                                                                                                           architecture, the dazzling landscapes
                                                                                                           and the outstanding collection of
                                                                                                           public art give visitors a one-of-a-kind
                                                                                                           experience. The downtown is especially
                                                                                                           walkable, with ample parking, a grid
                                                                                                           layout, and interesting shops and
                                                                                                           eateries to explore.
ThE hILTon gArDEn Inn Is LoCATED nExT To ThE EDInburgh prEMIuM ouTLET MALL
At the Holiday Inn Conference Center Hotel you’ll find elegant period antiques and decor and                   Columbus is now home to two Chihuly glass
indoor recreation area. This 253-room property is perfect for a business conference with one                   works, and the newest is unlike any Chihuly
of the largest Conference Centers in the State of Indiana                                                      you’ve ever seen!




holiday inn conference center                       the new coMMons                                            factory 12 event loft
Exit 68, I-65 & sr 46                               Opening Spring 2011                                        1235 Jackson street
2480 Jonathan Moore pike                            The new Commons will be located                            Columbus, In 47201
Columbus, In 47201                                  in downtown Columbus. The Center                           812-314-0910
812-372-1541                                        will feature :                                             Fax 812-378-2015
Fax 812-378-9049                                        7,700 sq. ft. performance                              www.factory12eventloft.com
www.holiday-inn.com/columbusin                          and event space                                        Located in one of downtown’s historic
    15 meeting rooms                                    500 round Table style                                  buildings, Factory 12 Event Loft
    20,000 square feet of meeting space                 700 – 800 Theatre style                                features large windows, exposed
    largest room capacity:                                                                                     brick walls, wooden posts and beams,
                                                    coluMbus athletic
    950 theatre style                                                                                          a staging kitchen for caterers, and
                                                    and event center
    reception area for 800                                                                                     ambient skylights.
                                                    Coming in 2010
    13,000 square feet of exhibit space                                                                        The upper loft features :
                                                        $12.5 million indoor complex in
    52 - 8’x10’ booths                                                                                             10,000 square feet meeting space
                                                        the heart of downtown
    8,900 square foot ballroom with                                                                                hardwood floors
                                                        Will become the third largest
    automatic screens in each quarter                                                                              new rooftop courtyard
                                                         open-space event site in Indiana
    253 guest rooms                                                                                            The lower loft features :
                                                        open turf areas with clear-ceiling
                                                        heights up to 40 feet                                      8,000 square feet of event space
                                                        140,000 square-foot facility                               metal accent walls
                                                                                                                   a custom built-in metal bar station

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                                                                                                                        Indianapolis .....................46
                     coluMbus      cincinnati
                                                                                                71                      Louisville ..........................73
                                                                                                                        Cincinnati ........................90
                                                                                                                        Chicago .........................230
                                 louisville
                                                        64                         louisville                           nashville .......................245
                                                                                                                        st. Louis .........................284
Otter Creek is rated one of the top public golf courses in the country and provides an outstanding   The Factory 12 Event Loft is located in one of
backdrop for your next meeting with its banquet rooms featuring views of the course.                 Columbus’ Historic Buildings




hilton garden inn                                    otter creek golf                                sMith’s row food & spirits
12210 n. Executive Drive                             course clubhouse                                418 4th street
Edinburgh, In, 46124                                 11522 E 50 n                                    Columbus, In, 47201
812-526-8600                                         Columbus, In 47203                              812 373 9382
   2,700 square feet of meeting space                812-579-5227                                    Fax: 812-373-9524
   Three rooms, each 900 sq. feet                    Fax 812-579-9150                                www.smithsrow.com
   1 board room                                      www.ottercreekgolf.com                             Columbus room accommodates up
   Full service dining room, lounge and                 clubhouse designed by harry Weese               to 88 guests for a sit down meal or
   room service (closed for lunch)                      and built in 1964                               up to 100 for a reception.
   Indoor heated swimming pool, hot                     clubhouse has a 200-person                      The Library accommodates 20
   tub and fitness center                               capacity and features glass walls               guests for sit-down meal.
   125 guest rooms                                      and a spacious lounge                           Tipton room accommodates up to
                                                        dining areas overlook the course,               32 people for a sit-down meal or up
coMfort inn & suites
                                                        designed by robert Trent Jones and              to 42 people for a reception.
Exit 68, I-65 & sr 46
                                                        rees Jones and consistently rated in            The patio : outdoor dining
2485 Jonathan Moore pike
                                                        the top public courses in the nation            accommodates 24 for lunch or
Columbus, In 47201                                                                                      dinner and up to 30 for a cocktail
                                                        catering available through smith’s
812-376-3051                                                                                            reception
                                                        row Food & spirits
Fax: 812-376-0949
www.dorahotels.com                                   siMMons winery &
    1,632 square feet of primary                     nortonburg wine garden
    meeting space                                    8111 E 450 n
    3 small meeting rooms                            Columbus, In 47203
    business center, high speed internet             812-546-0091
    access, and video conferencing                   Fax 812-546-0093
    capabilities                                     www.simmonswinery.com
    convenient to I-65                                  banquet facility with a capacity of
    75 guest rooms                                      225 for indoor seating; additional
                                                        patio seating is available (in season)
                                                        optional additional seating with use
                                                        of shelter and tents
                                                        wine tasting and catering available
                                                        the gardens are perfect for an
                                                        outdoor event
Your guests will be surrounded by a dramatic   Enjoy the atmosphere of an award-winning         You’ll find plenty of public art throughout the
collection of modernist architecture and       “America in Bloom” city, recently named one of   city, it’s just another reason to enjoy taking a
award-winning landscape designs                the most walkable communities in the nation      walk in this beautiful community




transportation guide                                                                            air services

car rental                                     Motorcoach                                       Columbus is conveniently located
  Affordable Auto sales & rental                 Coach usA                                      along I-65, south of Indianapolis, north
  2020 n national road                           317-244-4287                                   of Louisville, and west of Cincinnati.
  1623 state street                              Free Enterprise system, Inc.
  812-372-2097                                   800-255-1337                                   coluMbus Municipal airport
  Avis rent A Car                                Illini - swallow Lines                           Administrative office : 812-376-2519
  812-375-2999                                   317-244-1344                                     Charter services : Columbus Airways
  Enterprise rent-A-Car                          star of Indiana Charter service                  : 812-378-3199
  2021 25th street                               800-933-0097                                     rhoades Aviation : 812-372-1819
  812-375-1198                                   Thompson Motor Coach Inc.
                                                                                                indianapolis international
  Ford rental system                             317-545-5482
                                                                                                airport
  3055 Central Avenue                            Turner Coaches
                                                                                                   www.indianapolisairport.com :
  812-372-1561                                   812-232-5252
                                                                                                   Distance from Columbus: 51 miles
  national Car rental
  1711 25th street                             taxi cab
                                                                                                louisville international
  812-372-6284                                    City Taxi, LLC
                                                                                                airport
  rent-a-Car Cheap                                812-314-2227
                                                                                                   www.louintlairport.com
  9600 n us 31                                    Edinburgh Transit Authority Inc.
                                                                                                   Distance from Columbus: 75 miles
  812-526-7241                                    812-376-8360
                                                  reliable Delivery Courier                     cincinnati/northern kentucky
liMousine service                                 services Inc.                                 international airport
   Carey Indiana                                  812-375-0690                                     www.cvgairport.com
   800-307-0705                                                                                    Distance from Columbus: 97 miles
   Classic Touch Limousine
   800-319-0082
   812-339-7269
   Limos plus of Columbus
   812-344-0404
   Jeff Morris                                        InForMATIon provIDED by:
   812-376-7303                                      Lindsey skeen, Director of sales
   (cell) 812-343-0605                                Columbus Area visitors Center
   small Treasure Limousine                                  506 Fifth street
   812-579-9509                                          Columbus, Indiana 47201
   vMI Limousine service Inc.                          800-468-6564, 812-378-2622,
   812-379-1055                                        lindseyskeen@sbcglobal.net
                                                           www.columbus.in.us