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Department Information

The Rapid City CVB consists of the following five “niche” departments. Whatever your needs, our dedicated staff of area experts will help you every step of the way, providing excellent customer service and valuable insight into all that Rapid City and the Black Hills has to offer.

Leisure

The Leisure department is designed to provide exceptional customer service to leisure travelers, conventioneers and even local residents by promoting rich and diverse attractions in Rapid City and the Black Hills. Read more...

Julie Jones-Whitcher

Director of Tourism

Julie Jones-Whitcher
605-718-8481

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Lindsey Beasley

Tourism Sales Manager

Lindsey Beasley
605-718-8482

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The Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) strives to provide excellent customer service to consumers or potential visitors seeking information on our area; whether its aboutMount Rushmore National Memorial, Black Hills parks, monuments, and memorialsoutdoor adventure, accommodations, area attractions, or finding the Top 10 Things To Do in Rapid City and the Black Hills.

Potential visitors can request a copy of our Rapid City Visitors Guide via our online website, toll-free number, email or snail mail requests. Additionally, tourism and hospitality members provide brochures to be displayed in our Visitor Information Center located at our office in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Here, Visitor Information Specialists, provide local expert assistance directly to walk-ins or call-ins to make their vacation planning easy and flawless. The Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau also utilizes proven sales and marketing strategies at a variety of consumer shows.

A partnership in the Black Hills Travel Agent program also increases awareness about our destination amongst travel agents in North America and helps assist in selling our destination through their efforts.

Through our leisure efforts, we hope to provide an exceptional Rapid City experience to our visitors and keep them coming back.

Meetings & Conventions 

The Meetings and Conventions department provides extensive and reliable meeting planner assistance to help put together the perfect meeting from start to finish. Read more...

Director of Sales & Servicing

Lisa Storms
605-718-8487

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Open Position

Sales & Servicing Manager

Open Position
 

 

The Rapid City Convention and Visitors Bureau’s goal is to work with local, state, regional and national associations, encouraging them to bring conventions and meetings to Rapid City. To ensure this, we are a full-service bureau offering support with property consultation, attendance promotion, program planning, registration assistance, publicity, name badges and welcome packets at no charge.

Some important to note highlights, when promoting Rapid City as a host city:

 

The Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has been named a 2010 Top Industry Supplier by Conventions.net.

Motorcoach

The motorcoach department brings motorcoaches and group tours to the area to experience the numerous attractions our area offers. Read more...

Julie Jones-Whitcher

Director of Tourism

Julie Jones-Whitcher
605-718-8481

Julie Jones Whitcher Linked in Profile

Lindsey Beasley

Tourism Sales Manager

Lindsey Beasley
605-718-8482

Lindsey Beasley LinkedIn Profile

The Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau actively cultivates contacts in domestic and international travel trade to increase the group tour business in Rapid City. We aggressively market to tour operators and niche group leaders through industry publications, trade shows, sales missions, prospecting, targeted sales calls and familiarization trips to generate leads and business prospects.

The CVB staff eagerly works with tour planners to assist in planning a truly memorable tour and offers the following complimentary services.

Sports & Events

The Sports & Events department works to bring new events to Rapid City. Assists with questions and requests related to sports event planning. Read more...

Director of Sports and Events

Domico Rodriguez
605-718-8491

The Goal of the Sports & Events niche of the Rapid City Convention and Visitors Bureau’s is to work with local, state, regional and national associations to encouraging them to bring sporting events and competitions to Rapid City. To ensure this, the CVB works with local organizations to market their events outside of Rapid City through various marketing efforts with the help of the Rapid City Sports Council.

The Sports Council offers a marketing grant to those who qualify to help bring events to Rapid City and/or grow existing events.

A variety of shows are attended such as NASC and TEAMS in an effort to meet and mingle with event coordinators from all across the United States informing them that Rapid City is an ideal location for their events.

Some important highlights, when promoting Rapid City as a host city:

 

Marketing & Public Relations

The Marketing & Public Relations department offers assistance to print and digital consumer and travel trade media. Read more...

Stacie Granum, Rapid City CVB Marketing Director

Director of Marketing

Stacie Granum
605-718-8488

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Open Position

Marketing Assistant / Content Developer

Shiloh Day
605-718-8493

The goal of the Marketing Department of the Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is to market Rapid City to the rest of the world on a state, regional, national and international level as a vacation, convention, sports and event destination. We utilize various online and traditional media forms of advertising and public relations to promote Rapid City.

The CVB also provides marketing opportunities to Rapid City Chamber members as well as Business Improvement District (BID) hotels to help promote their business or organization. This gives them a way to be more visible which allows them to make a bigger impact and reach more potential visitors.

The marketing opportunities provided by the CVB are as follows*:

 

*Contact the CVB Marketing Department for details and qualifications for each listed opportunity.