ConventionSouth November 2015 Issue
Cover: Building Better Business Relationships Through Golf & Recreation
Bob Beaudine, author of “The Power Of Who,” asserts an intriguing take on relationships: “You already know everyone you need to know.” As president and CEO of the executive search firm Eastman & Beaudine, he has placed people in some of the top jobs in the country; they now run major league teams, television networks, and college… Read more »
By Adrianne Bowen Faith-based and youth groups flock to spiritual minded events and destinations Campus Outreach Ministries is one youth-based organization that knows the allure of Chattanooga, Tennessee. It has held its Annual Regional New Year’s Conference there for years, from 2001–2006 and then again in 2014 and 2015. “Our CVB has invited them back… Read more »
By Selena Chavis Meeting planners have long recognized the value of adding recreation and team-building components to meetings, conventions and social events. Getting out of the humdrum of daily business activity is often one of the most powerful tools for building relationships, both with internal staff and external clients. For Jessie Chen, senior conference specialist… Read more »
Historic Hotels of America 2015 Awards of Excellence Winners Announced (via National Trust For Historic Preservation) Historic Hotels of America Awards of Excellence winners for 2015 were announced at West Baden Springs Hotel (1902) at French Lick Resort in West Baden Springs, Indiana in October. Awards were presented before an audience of more than 200… Read more »
Making Recreation Work For Your Event: Recreation, particularly of the outdoors variety, continues as a growing trend for team building and peer bonding at meetings and conferences. Recreation can offer an advantageous backdrop to meetings and events, but it must be approached strategically. From golf to kayak excursions to zip line adventures to guided nature hikes,… Read more »
NASHVILLE, TN—Nashville’s popularity with international visitors as a tourism destination is gaining ground faster than anywhere in the U.S. According to TripAdvisor study results announced in late October, Nashville gained the greatest popularity of all U.S. cities over the past year, in terms of attracting international travelers. The evaluation of major U.S. tourism cities found… Read more »
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