See "Sites You Can Count On: Readers Name Their Meeting Site Top Picks" p. 41-42
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Your Votes Are In!

For many meeting and event planners, site selection is one of the most important tasks of the job because the perfect venue and destination is one of the foundations for a successful event.

So, this year, when they put the call out to their readers to nominate meeting sites for ConventionSouth's annual Readers' Choice Awards, they asked readers to recommend only the best. Some of you crafted detailed nominations for sites you felt displayed exemplary professionalism from site selection to the end of the event. In fact, one reader said of their nominated site, "They take my scheduled event up one step and make me look so good!"

They received hundreds of nominations for the best meetings destinations, convention centers, hotels and venues within ConventionSouth's 14-state editorial coverage area, and the winners were chosen based on the number of nominations and the detailed comments made by their readers. They believe the select group of meeting sites chosen not only meet but exceed the high demands of meeting planners today--in both physical attributes and their commitment to hospitality and customized services.