Planning a meeting or conference can be a stressful experience, but having an award-winning staff ready to assist in all aspects of hosting a successful event is helpful. At the newly remodeled Scott Conference Center, the staff anticipates needs before they occur. “We can do anything,” says Amanda Glazebrook, sales director for Scott Conference Center, adding that the center boasts “the friendliest staff in the area.”
Glazebrook says the recent renovations were “floor to ceiling” and added square footage to the available space along with new artwork, tables, chairs, and audio-visual equipment. “We also added a mother’s room for nursing,” says Glazebrook. “It’s a private space where moms can step away to take care of any necessities while away from their baby.”
Anyone who has tried to pull together an event at a conference center knows that there are two things that can help make or break the event: the food and the technology. Scott Conference Center excels in both categories.
Director of Food & Beverage Darrin Dukart works alongside chefs Kimbler Harrold and Adam Miller to provide world class cuisine. “We can cater anything from breakfast to four-course dinners,” says Glazebrook. “The chefs can create customizable menus. We once hosted a luau and roasted an entire pig. The chefs also once pulled together a Mardi-Gras-themed Cajun menu for a client. They’re very creative.”
The chefs bring decades of culinary experience and are active within the community. Chef Harrold has won several awards at area events, including the Ladle of Love silver medal. He spends a good deal of his own time mentoring for children’s culinary organizations and has been recognized by the National Association of Catering Executives.
“We also have the most accommodating IT folks,” adds Glazebrook, who further says, “We don’t charge to have staff here for IT, they are even available on the weekends.” The IT staff is available to presenters prior to the event. Glazebrook says the IT staff routinely assists multiple speakers for each event by looping together their individual Power Point presentations into one seamless presentation. “That way there’s no issues with switching laptops during the presentation.”
The IT staff is also well-versed in pulling together live streaming of the event. “Every client has custom needs,” says Glazebrook. “That’s why we sit down with clients beforehand and find out what we can do to make their event the best it can be.”
Centrally located in Aksarben Village, the Scott Conference Center can accommodate up to 500 people and has free, ample parking. The space is flexible and can be condensed to accommodate smaller groups. Hallways prevent the transfer of noise from one room to another.
A friendly, attentive staff in a fantastic location, coupled with IT assistance and world-class food—it is no wonder Scott Conference Center is consistently recognized as the best business conference center in the Omaha area. “We’ve had some clients for 10-15 years,” says Glazebrook. “They know they’ll be taken care of and will have a good time.”
6450 Pine St.
Omaha, NE 68106
This sponsored content was printed in the April/May 2019 edition of B2B. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.