Pew Campus Testimonials

Jason -  MCRSA-IMPLAN Conference
"Skye - Thank you again for offering a great venue and helping with the planning. Our members were very pleased with Grand Rapids and the Eberhard Center. If you ever need a reference for someone considering the venue, I’m happy to share our positive experience."

Steve  - The Geological Society of America
"Hi Jennifer - Just a personal thank you for making 460 Geologists feel welcomed and well fed. You and your staff are wonderful."

Traci - Michigan Association of College Admission Counseling 
"Skye - I think I speak for both Michelle and I when I say that our experience working not only with you and your team but also with the GR Experience team was fantastic- oh and also the Holiday Inn! As someone who has worked in events previously, working with you and your team was excellent. I appreciate your flexibility with some of the dietary issues we had, as well as being flexible with our vendor tables/setup, etc. Please pass along our thanks to the catering department as well- the food was awesome! If given the opportunity, I would recommend and also utilize your facility again in the future! Please extend our gratitude to your entire team. We are still awaiting feedback on our survey from the attendees--if there is anything that I feel from the feedback would be beneficial or helpful to you, I will certainly pass it along. Thank you again!"

Troy - GVSU  Career Center
“You guys are so easy to work with……it’s like hitting the EASY button.”

Hailey – The Center for Michigan
“We were all 100% floored by our experience at GVSU.  Your service super exceeded our expectations, and we very much look forward to seeing you in the future.” 

Lourie - National Ski Patrol Western Michigan Region
“Our event was outstanding!  I always prepare for a major problem, but we did not have one issue the entire weekend.  All of our attendees loved Grand Rapids and also felt the L.V. Eberhard Center was an outstanding venue.  They couldn’t stop commenting how the set-ups was perfect.   Our committee kept receiving great comments all weekend.  In fact, all of the Division leaders said this was the best, most organized meeting in the 20 years of having an annual meeting.  It is a true compliment to Grand Rapids, our planning committee, the L.V. Eberhard Center staff and the Holiday Inn staff.”

Leslie – Apple Tree
“The Conference & Event Team are awesome!  Whatever I needed for my presenters they were able to accommodate.  Even the day before the event I had changes and needs that the team was able to respond to our request.  The facilities at GVSU are equipped with the latest technology and provides a great atmosphere for training.”

Neville  - Laser Resource
"We had a great time holding an event at Grand Valley’s Eberhard Center.  I took over the event planning after the room had been booked and was the lead from that point on. 

It was very nice working with our event coordinator.  She provided great instructions, made recommendations and caught me when I forgot something.  We were allowed us to add attendees almost last minute and was able to accommodate the extra people on both space and food with limited warning.  As soon as I walked in the building I was greeted by several employees and there were very visible signage directing our party to the meeting location.  

We had our event in the Foundation Room of the Eberhard Center, which has an incredible view of downtown Grand Rapids.  It is right above the Grand River and gives visibility to the city’s recognizable buildings and landmarks through floor to ceiling windows, which was perfect for our out of state guests.  There was an extensive lunch menu to choose from and they offered alternatives to any allergy our party might have had.  The catering staff was quick, quiet, and very friendly.  The whole Eberhard Center was very presentable and there was never a distraction from what we were there to do. This location made for a very productive meeting space.

I am very happy with the experience of planning and hosting an event there and this venue is on the top of my list for hosting in the future."

Kim - West Michigan Public Purchasing Alliance
"I wanted to share an outstanding example of customer service with you. I was put in charge of organizing an event for the WMPPA on October 19th. The mayor of Grand Rapids and the president of the Michigan Minority Business Council spoke at the event. The event was a tremendous success due to the efforts of Amy Dettwiler. Amy helped me put everything together; booking the facility, arranging the catering, preparing the signage, setting up the audio visual equipment, and helping many of the guests the day of the event. As always, there were last minute changes and Amy handled these like a consummate professional. Amy contributed greatly to the overall success of this event and demonstrated what “knock your socks off” customer service looks like! Thank you."

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