July 2015 Issue
Cover: How small markets make you feel important
From local farm to table cuisine and edible table decor, to cutting paper use and waste, “Going Green” will be a growing trend in meeting and conference planning into the future. The South’s agricultural roots and respect for the environment have long made the region a haven for “green meetings.” ConventionSouth Magazine’s digital guide offers… Read more »
DULUTH, GA – Beginning in July 2015, Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta has partnered with Benchmarc360, Inc., a leader in energizing and memorable team building experiences. The new partnership represents a fresh take on interactive team building ideas for Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta’s groups and meetings, and will further increase the business and leisure guests’ overall… Read more »
By Carrie O’Connor As a meeting planner, you undoubtedly possess a rare blend of creativity, strategic thinking and persistence. Like Olivia Pope, the fictional crisis manager in the television series Scandal, you are a gladiator who will stop at nothing to produce amazing, memorable events. But in today’s competitive marketplace, there is immense pressure to produce bigger, better, over-the-top meetings each year. So what… Read more »
WASHINGTON D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau announced a $750,000 settlement with Smart City Holdings, LLC for blocking consumers’ Wi-Fi at various convention centers around the United States. Smart City, an Internet and telecommunications provider for conventions, meeting centers, and hotels, had been blocking personal mobile “hotspots” that were being used by… Read more »
Submitted by: Laura Craft / Ashley Biondich, The Reynolds Group, Inc. Premier event and destination center to be officially renamed Infinite Energy Center DULUTH, Ga. – (Aug. 14, 2015) – Infinite Energy secured the naming rights to Gwinnett Center today after a vote by the Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors. Under the contract, Infinite… Read more »
By Joe Criscuoli, UM Conferences & Visitor Services Dept. You may already know that the University of Maryland College Park is a robust conference/convention/event venue, and here are a few of the reasons why: In 2017 The Hotel at the University of Maryland will open its doors. This four star facility will feature 297 rooms, a… Read more »
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