January - March 2014

What's Happening: E-News from the Dickinson CVB
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dickinson_8768_lr.jpgCalendar of Events

There is always something going on in Dickinson!  For the most updated and thorough list of events occurring in Dickinson, go to www.visitdickinson.com/events.

If you know of, or are hosting, an event that brings people to Dickinson, let us know and we will enter your information.

room.jpgHotel Availability

Yes! There are rooms in Dickinson. Room availability is much better than what we have seen in quite some time. Some of the energy workers have either relocated to crew camps, apartment housing, or residential properties, bringing more rooms online for other business or leisure travelers.

Lodging rates have decreased for visitors. If you are a state employee, some of the hotels are honoring state rates again. We do continue to urge consumers to check our website, call ahead and call the local front desk phone number to check on and book rooms.

Thinking about your association's annual meeting? The CVB can assist with room rates and finding availability. Visit our Meeting Planning section on the web for more information.

CVB Updates
DixCVB_SpreadtheWordBillboard2.jpgnew billboard greets visitors to Dickinson at Exit 61 with the text “Spread the Word. There ARE lodging rooms available!” The billboard also lists our website to provide awareness of the things to see and do in Dickinson.

New paint now graces the interior of the Convention & Visitors Bureau. The building was painted in January and the new colors give the previously white walls nice warmth, while accommodating our marketing color scheme.

The CVB prepared a requested 500 packets of local information to MBI Energy Services in January to assist new energy workers with knowing what to do in Dickinson and southwest North Dakota. 

The 2014 Guide to the City was printed and produced 35,000 copies, an increase fromprevious year’s 20,000 printed copies. The Guides provide specific information on the lodging, dining, unique retail, and attractions in Dickinson. If you are interested in receiving the Guide to the City, please contact the CVB.


downtowngreattill8.pngDowntown Great ‘til 8

Downtown Dickinson has been hoppin’ lately, not just with new businesses, but also with a new celebration. Downtown Great ‘til 8 started this year in downtown Dickinson and takes place the first Thursday of the month. Participating businesses are open from 5pm-8pm to accommodate shoppers and provide them with sales and treats. Shoppers are also entered for a chance to win $225 in cash prizes. For more information, contact Cami at 701-483-7216.

Reclamation.JPGND Reclamation Conference 

The ND Reclamation Conference met in Dickinson on February 24 & 25 for at the Astoria Hotel & Event Center. “What is Successful Reclamation? The Regulation, the Science, and the Application” was the workshop’s theme.

Approximately 230 delegates attended the meeting and they enjoyed various sessions on water, soil, and seeding. Lynn Helms, ND Industrial Commission, Department of Mineral Resources was the keynote speaker and provided information on the status of oil related development in North Dakota, as well as address some of the related issues. 

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Dickinson welcomed the ND Water & Pollution Control for their 2014 Storm Water Workshop on March 26 & 27 at the Ramada Grand Dakota Hotel. The two-day workshop drew 150 attendees each day with topics dealing with storm water and erosion control at construction sites.

mandysbagelbar.jpgMandy’s Bagel Bar Opens

Mandy’s Bagel Bar, a new specialty bagel shop, opened in January and has been busy serving to the hungry breakfast and lunch crowds. Specialty breakfast bagels include a scrambled egg bagel and a ham/bacon/sausage bagel with egg and cheese. Cowboy Club bagels and pizza bagels are just a couple of the lunch options. The bagel bar not only serves fresh-daily bagels with many assorted toppings, but also serves real fruit smoothies and soups.

Mandy’s Bagel Bar is located at 431 W. Villard and is open Monday-Friday from 6am-4pm and on Saturday from 6am-2pm. Contact Mandy’s Bagel Bar at 701-483-7202.

antiquecharm.jpgNEW Dickinson Shopping

Dickinson is home to several new shopping locations.

Antique Charm opened in early January in downtown Dickinson and is packed full of antiques. From vintage bicycles to glass Mrs. Butterworth syrup bottles, Antique Charm has fun items for even the non-antique collectors, with new items added daily. Hours are Wednesday-Friday from 3pm-6pm and Saturday from 9am-3pm. Contact Antique Charm at 701-590-0031.
Celebrations 'n' Crafts is a new arts and crafts gallery in downtown Dickinson. The store also sells art and features art supplies, handmade jewelry, scarves, flower clips, and much more. Celebrations ‘n’ Crafts is located at 31 1st St. W. and can be reached at 701-260-5210.
Miss Willow’s Nest features modern and vintage one-of-a kind treasurers. The specialty store opened in early 2014 and is located inside Dakota Sew & So in north Dickinson. A wide variety of items are found at Miss Willow’s Nest, including solid surface cutting boards and Suzeez Rag Rugz, which are made out of Vintage & Recycled Fabric.  The store is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-3pm and every third Friday and Saturday 10am-3pm and can be reached at 701-590-0976.

TeenCtr001.JPG2014 CVB Board Retreat

The CVB Board held its annual Board Retreat January 8 at the Heart River Retreat. This year’s facilitator was Melanie Bauer-Dukart, USDA Rural Development Specialist. The session began with a PowerPoint presentation that showed the Board the collateral materials that were created during the year.

Following the PowerPoint, a review of the 2013 Goals and Strategies that were completed for the year were discussed. Melanie then led the Board through the 2014 Goals and Strategies, where the participated in creating new projects that will enhance the local hospitality industry and the community as a whole.

dickinson_cvb_0627_lr.jpgTheodore Roosevelt National Park No. 5

Theodore Roosevelt National Park was selected as one of the nation's "best presidential attractions." A USA Today and 10Best.com contest ranked the national park number five in the top 10 listing. Nominees in this contest were selected by 10Best.com’s panel of travel experts and then voted into winner spots by the public. 10Best is a division of USA Today and offers information on top places to go and things to do both in the U.S. and abroad. 

0artsguide.jpgNorth Dakota Arts & Culture Guide

Arts and culture enthusiasts can enjoy new experiences all across the state of North Dakota with the newly published North Dakota Arts & Culture Guide. The guide maps out the cultural and historical museums in the state, in addition to art museums, galleries, and shops. A list of statewide arts and cultural events are also included. To view the guide, click here.

NDBeerandWineTrail.jpgNorth Dakota Winery Brochure 

The North Dakota Department of Commerce Tourism Division has released a new brochure promoting the “North Dakota Beer and Wine Trail” that highlights 28 wineries and vineyards, as well as eight breweries around the state. Many of the wineries and breweries are open for public tours or have contact information to make private arrangements.

Fluffy Fields Vineyard in Dickinson is listed in the brochure and is located at 2708 21st St. E. Call 701-483-2242 in advance for further information on this winery.

For more information, visit ND Tourism or call 800-435-5663.

125WaystoLuvND.jpg125 Ways to LUV ND

North Dakota will celebrate its 125th anniversary in 2014 with a summer event on the Capitol Grounds and an official birthday party in November. There are many great things to love about North Dakota. Click here for 125 things to love about our great state.

twittertricks.jpg5 Really Fast Twitter Tricks

Twitter continues to be one of the main social channels for individuals and brands and there’s a big reason for that: Twitter has over 43 million monthly active users, and those user demographics are spread pretty evenly across several age groups.

Here are some Twitter tricks to contribute, stay engaged, and grow your followers.

1. Follow nearly everyone who follows you
This is a great way to demonstrate community and involvement, while growing your following. As you follow people back, you are exposed to their conversations and their connections. That is more people to follow, and more people to follow you back.

Avoid following any users without profile bios, photos or real Twitter handles. Most of these are spam or inactive, and not worth the follow.

2. Unfollow regularly
Since you are following more people, you are bound to follow some accounts you wish you had not connected with. Following more people increases your feed activity and with many more followers comes a pretty busy feed. It may be too busy to even keep up. This is another reason to clean house.

3. Favorite a tweet for future reference
Whenever you see a tweet with a great link, quote or something you can use or reference later, favorite the tweet. When you are on your Twitter homepage, you can access all your favorite tweets in one list. This is great if you do not have time to retweet or respond to that tweet when you first see it.

4. Try out new functionality
Like most social platforms, Twitter rolls out new features often. Whether it is a small redesign or a new feature, test it out when it launches.

5. Check your notifications first
Check the notification feed before you do anything else on Twitter. This shows the latest engagement around your account, including mentions, retweets, favorites and follows. It is a good way to see the latest, most important conversations around your Twitter handle. You should respond and engage with these first before checking your regular feed.

Contact Us
Dickinson Convention & Visitors Bureau
72 E. Museum Dr.
Dickinson, ND 58601
Terri Thiel, Executive Director terri@visitdickinson.com
Julie Obrigewitsch, Sales & Marketing Coordinator julie@visitdickinson.com
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