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Sports Event Services

Planning an event? We're here to help.

Our professional sales and convention services team guarantee your event will experience the best The Bend has to offer by devoting a team member to your event. They will serve on the local planning committee, coordinate hotel locations, find facility locations and provide assistance where ever needed. Contact sports market development manager Nick Kleva to find out more about how your event can succeed in South Bend Mishawaka.

Online Housing Service

Visit South Bend Mishawaka partners with SiteSearch to handle all housing needs for any events booked in St. Joseph County. Now you won’t have to deal with the stress of finding hotel rooms for your tournament or sporting event. SiteSearch will work on your behalf to find the best accommodations and rates and provide a customized link for your event while providing the best customer service in the industry.

Services Offered 

  • Lead distribution 
  • Secure bids and proposals 
  • Host site visits 
  • Host pre-planning meetings
  • Pre-Tournament promotion 
  • Information tables and welcome bags 
  • Maps and brochures 
  • Discount coupons 
  • VIP gifts 
  • Official welcome addresses 
  • Welcome letters 
  • Welcome signage 
  • Transportation assistance 
  • Tour planning 
  • Special event assistance 
  • Media support 

Event Sponsorship

Are you seeking sponsors or vendors for your event? We partner with the South Bend Regional Chamber to help make those connections with member businesses. Here are some services the Visit South Bend Mishawaka and Chamber teams can provide: 

  • Specific lists of member businesses (without contact information)
  • Mention in Chamber Wire monthly newsletter 
  • Mention during Chamber Member Briefings 

Neither VSBM nor the Chamber will make connections directly when it comes to sponsorship.