CMCA 2014 Spring Showcase in Rapid City

Rapid City, South Dakota
Monday, April 28, 2014




Registration Cost for Meeting Planners

The registration cost for qualified meeting planners to attend CMCA's Spring Showcase is only $50.00, if you register by May 1.   After that date, registration will be $75..  This covers your meals and activities from Tuesday evening, April 29 through Thursday evening, May 1, with the exception of Wednesday night.   Wednesday night we are asking suppliers to take out planners in Rapid City.

You may bring a spouse, friend or significant other for a cost of $250.   Spaces are limited.

You have your choice of three hotels.   Most of our time will be in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.   Transportation from the hotels to the Rushmore Plaza will be provided complimentary.

The Hotel Alex Johnson and the Adoba are in downtown Rapid City, about 5 blocks apart.   They are both nice hotels but very different from each other.    The third hotel is the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn.    It is next door to the Civic Center thus walkable to the meeting space.    The hotel is nice but is currently under renovation.

All hotels are including a hot breakfast buffet with your room rate.    The Adoba and the Alex Johnson hotels also provide complimentary services such as self-parking, airport transportation, Wi-Fi, 24 hour Front Desk, 24 hour fitness center,  and USA today.   The Holiday Inn provides a full service restaurant, complimentary parking, bellman service, indoor pool, complimentary Wi-Fi and complimentary airport shuttle.

Hotel Alex Johnson

Built in the Roaring Twenties by a railroader who had a flair for luxury and a deep appreciation of the Sioux Indian culture, the Hotel is a landmark of the downtown skyline. The Hotel Alex Johnson is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is renowned for hosting six U.S Presidents, including Calvin Coolidge, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford & Ronald Regan.  

The award-winning, service-oriented Hotel features the World’s largest Seattle’s Best Coffee, Paddy O’Neill’s Pub & Grill, Vertex Sky Bar, Alex Johnson’s Mercantile, Wicked Salon & Spa, entertainment and recreation.  Located in the heart of downtown Rapid City, the Alex Johnson is safe walking distance to many specialty shops, restaurants, breweries, pubs, and even a movie theatre.

The Hotel Alex Johnson also offers complimentary Rapid City Journal and USA Today papers.

To make your room reservation, call 605-342-1210 and tell them you are with the CMCA 2014 Convention.    You may also email your room request to Lynzie Montague at   She is the Director of Sales there.   You will be asked if you are a planner or supplier.    The planner rate is $39.00 per night plus tax ($44.32). 

Adoba Hotel

The Adoba Hotel Rapid City is a full service premier downtown lodging destination.  Newly designed guestrooms, locally inspired foods, sustainable initiatives, value added complimentary services and most importantly, outstanding customer service make the Adoba Hotel the place to stay while visiting Rapid City. 


Newly renovated guest rooms offer a fresh approach with a focus on functionality and sustainability.   Featuring LED lighting, recycled carpet tiles, murals from local photographers and eucalyptus bedding, the Adoba Hotel offers guests a truly refreshing stay. 


Complimentary Services to Enjoy:

·         Full Hot Breakfast served in the 3- Diamond Enigma Restaurant

·         High speed Wi-Fi (throughout the entire building)

·         Complimentary Airport Transportation

·         Business Center

·         Fitness Center

·         On-site Parking  (including Bus and RV)

·         24 Hour Front Desk with Concierge Services

·         USA Today

·         On-Site Dakota Best Gift Shop

To make your room reservation,  call 605-348-8300 or toll free at 855-732-3622.   Tell them you are a CMCA Planner. The planner rate is $39.00 per night  plus tax ($44.32).  

Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn

The Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn offers so much for your attendees to see and do during their stay in the area; we are conveniently located next to the Civic Center and within easy walking distance to shopping, dining, museums and entertainment.

Your will know you have chosen a special place to stay when you enter the Rushmore Plaza’s impressive eight-story atrium, filled with plants that are native to the black hills, 60-foot waterfall and glass elevators. The hotel features 205 sleeping rooms, from our standard 2 double bed rooms to our magnificent Presidential suite, high-speed internet service, and a full-service restaurant and lounge.   You can take a closer look at our facility at or friend us on Facebook

 Your will enjoy the following amenities and services here at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn:

             ·        Convenient – Next to the Civic Center
·                    Full service Restaurant, Lounge and Room Service
·                    Complimentary use of our exercise room
                     Complimentary Parking
                     Bellman Service
                     Indoor Pool, Whirlpool and Sauna                                   

                     Complimentary High-Speed Internet for Sleeping Rooms    
·               Caffe’ Amore – Coffee/Gift Shop
                     Business Center
                     Complimentary Airport Shuttle/based on availability, shuttle service within the city
The best method to book sleeping rooms is to call our front desk directly at 605-348-4000.  Please ask for the CMCA Planner Room Block or simply give them the block code of: CM4 to take advantage of the discounted block rate of $39.00 per night plus tax.  If it’s easier for you, you may also email your room request to Melissa at

If you have any trouble with your room reservation, contact or call her at 303-451-6678.

Financial Assistance: Financial assistance is available for qualified meeting planners. Don't stay away because of money. Let us help you!   Click here for the financial assistance request form or email .   You may also request financial assistance during the registration process.    There is a question that will ask you if financial assistance is requested.

Total Cost for a Qualified Meeting Planner to Attend:

Registration:      $50.00

Hotel Room Rate:     $39.00/night plus tax  ($44.32 total)

All of your meals and transportation during CMCA’s show will be covered with the exception of Wednesday night dinner.    That meal is for you to enjoy the local restaurants.

Financial assistance is available to qualified planners.    The maximum assistance available is up to $500 for travel and $125 toward hotel (during the dates of the show only).

Closest Airport:

Rapid City, SD is the closest airport.   The airport code is RAP

If flying on United Airlines, we have a 3% discount code.    Book at and enter your Offer Code ZRTV533497 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights.

The airport is 12 miles from Rapid City.   It takes 10 - 15 minutes to get from the airport to the hotels.    The hotels provide complimentary airport transportation.

Parking:   Self-parking is complimentary

Tradeshow -  We are doing a reverse tradeshow which means that the meeting planners will sit at the tables and the suppliers will come to you.    All planners must attend the reverse tradeshow portion of the event.  

    The success of our show in the eyes of the suppliers depends on whether they receive active RFPs. 

Dress Code - The dress code for all events is casual.

See you in Rapid City, SD!




Contact Information

  • Phone: 303-451-6678, Email:

Payment Instructions

  • Please send payment to:

    Christian Meetings & Conventions Association
    P.O. Box 350757
    Westminster, CO  80035

    Credit cards are accepted but checks are preferred.

    If you wish to pay with a credit card, please call Jayne at 303-451-6678 with the credit card information.

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