Superb Training You Won't Want To Miss!The Kent County Silent Observer Program (a Crime Stoppers Program) located in Grand Rapids, MI is pleased to host the 3rd Annual Crime Stoppers USA Training Conference, August 11-15, 2013. The theme for this conference is Crime Stoppers: Facing Our Future - Together. Stimulating and productive training classes are planned to appeal to everyone and we promise that all training will be relevant to your Crime Stoppers Program.There is so much Crime Stoppers can offer our communities so training classes will provide you with new ideas and initiatives giving you a fresh approach as we Face Our Future Together. This year we will offer a Crime Stoppers 101 Track for those new to Crime Stoppers and for those who will want a review of best practices, what it takes to operate an effective program, and rediscover how to build an efficient Board. We will hear from experts in the field about fresh fundraising ideas, innovative marketing concepts and various strategies to make our program more current and effective in our community. *Remember to check back often for updates as they are available on this site.Grand Rapids, Michigan is a beautiful and vibrant city with lots to do and see. The conference will be held at the elegant Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, a 4-star hotel that is offering us the unbelievable rate of $82 per night (plus tax). Because of the hotel's location in downtown Grand Rapids, attendees will experience a thriving area filled with nightspots, fine dining and sites of interest. The Gerald Ford International Airport (GRR) is a short distance from the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, but not to worry...transportation on Sunday, August 11 to the host hotel will be provided to you at no cost.Registration costs are:•$525 - per delegate•$475 - per spouse/guest•$625 pp for Non-Members of Crime Stoppers USAAnd includes:•A welcome reception on Sunday•Three full breakfasts and lunches•Refreshment breaks daily•Two delicious dinners•Transportation on Sunday from the Gerald Ford International Airport to the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.We are planning a companion program with lots of fun activities so if you want to bring a guest, we'll make sure she/he will have a ball! So far we have lined up a day in Saugatuck, a wonderful beach community known as the Art Coast of Michigan - which also features many small shops.As a delegate you will experience warm hospitality, superb training and premiere networking opportunities all which will make the 2013 Crime Stoppers USA Conference one you won't want to miss. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please contact Chris Cameron, Conference Chairman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-454-9110. We look forward in seeing you!