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Do You Know?

When preparing and storing food, what is considered the temperature range “danger zone” that allows bacteria to grow? Between 40-140 degrees Between 80-120 degrees Between 100-150 degrees   The correct answer is a. Food left in the “danger zone,” grows

Giving Back is a Great Way to Improve A Convention

Meeting planners sometimes need to think about adding more to the meeting/convention agenda. One way is to give back to the community, which can be a great way to change up an event. This idea can become addicting. In fact,

Endorphins Create Better Meetings

One way to get more creative ideas from attendees or employees, is to get their heart rates up and endorphins going.  According to Neda Talebaian Funk founder of Fitist, a fitness startup company, say exercise, specifically running, creates opportunities for

Gluten Free Food Choices

Gluten is a naturally occurring protein found in wheat, rye and barley. To be gluten free, it means that anything that has flour in it cannot be eaten. Oats, crackers, bread, cereal, thickening in gravy, breading and salad dressings are

Your Technology Failed. Now What Do You Do?

Technology is sometimes the leading instigator at events or meetings. When the Internet connection is not strong enough or the power goes out what can you do? What happens if the power goes out or the equipment is not working

Food Movement

It is important to keep in mind certain diets when planning a food menu for an event. It is very difficult to cater to all of them while staying within a budget. People are taking an interest in certain aspects

Elegant Ice

Add a classy flair to your cocktail hour setup with DIT edible flower and herbal ice cubes. Use mint, rosemary, lavender or basil with lemonade drinks, or nasturtiums with a sweet cocktail for a delicate finish. Whatever you choose to

Meeting Trends

Planning an event takes time and there are tons of details to take into consideration for your special event. Here are some trends that are taking place in the meeting areana. Whether it’s a nod to green meetings or just

Ring in the New Year with us!

Ring in the New Year at DCCH tonight! We have a limited amount of rooms available so click on Package #1 to make your room reservation or call 217-422-8800 and we will take care of the details! If you’re not

Family-Style Feasts

One way to get people to interact and connect is to consider communal dining tables. It encourages people to share stories and network with a community aspect at events. Family-style dining, where large prepared dishes are passed around the table,

Your hotel is one of the best I have ever visited! Thanks for making my stay super awesome. I would surely recommend you guys.
Mark Anthony
My stay at the Decatur Conference Center was one of the best stays I have had in my many travels throughout the Midwest.  Thank You!
Irene Paliomentro
I enjoyed working with you last December on our Christmas Party for the BLET. You are very professional and your staff did a wonderful job.Everyone at the party said the food and JR’s was great!We are looking forward to having the party again there this year.
Toni Cusanelli
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay and for taking such good care of the team, coaches, and support staff this past weekend. The trip went very smooth and the team had their first victory over Millikin in 40+ years! We really appreciate your hard work and wanted to extend our sincere appreciation to you and your staff that made everything possible. Thank you again for your hospitality.
Lauren Cavallaro
“I hosted an event for work at the Decatur Conference Center & Hotel and was very impressed with the professionalism of the staff and the quality of the food provided by catering. I hope to host future events at your facility.” – Kim Mangan
Kim Mangan
I just want to say THANK YOU for everything. I thought the meetings went really well, the guests seemed to enjoy their rooms and stay, the food was fabulous, and we were well taken care of if we needed something. We didn’t have to want or wait on anything!! I have to admit I was very impressed!
Becky Garrett
My stay was delightful and very relaxing and staff were very welcoming. Thanks for everything.
Marry Ribben