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Mission Statement

The Bismarck-Mandan Convention & Visitors Bureau promotes engaging visitor experiences resulting in community economic growth and quality of place.


To showcase our community to visitors, influencing them to make Bismarck-Mandan their destination, thus stimulating economic growth in the community by increasing visitor volume and visitor expenditures.

Vision Statement

The Bismarck-Mandan Convention & Visitors Bureau is the recognized tourism authority activating effective destination strategies in marketing, development and advocacy.


Our Convention and Visitors Bureau is the oldest in North Dakota with over 30 years of experience in promoting the attributes of our communities. We are a Bismarck-Mandan organization and have found many benefits to selling both communities.

Sales and Marketing

Sales and marketing is the main purpose of the Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Sales Department is where the sale, promotion and service is initiated and carried out. Our program areas include sales of: meetings, conventions, events, sports tournaments, group tours, and leisure travel.


The Convention and Visitors Bureau is a private, non-profit organization. The primary funding source for the Bureau is lodging tax revenue generated through rental of our local hotel sleeping rooms.


Membership plays a large part in the successful operation of the Bismarck-Mandan Convention and Visitors Bureau. It is our belief that the more businesses we have involved in the CVB, the more successful and effective we can be in contributing to the well-being of our economy.  See "Membership Information" to the right for more insight.