Georgia has a new law that allows places of public accommodation — restaurants, hotels, convention centers — to stock epinephrine.
Several of Georgia’s top tourism officials were honored this month with awards at the 2013 Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference. All of the winners were nominated by members of the state’s tourism industry. Paul Broun Award for Marketing Initiatives: The Golden Isles Convention & Visitors Bureau. Larry Allen Tourism Leadership Award: Laurie Rowe, owner of Laurie […]
When you think of convention food, what comes to mind? Mystery meat? Inedible veggies? Hunger? It’s not easy being a captive, and famished, meeting or event attendee, but the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC), in partnership with Atlanta caterer Proof of the Pudding, plans to sate its starving masses through a new food and beverage […]
Bringing you “Motivation for Innovation,” the 2011 PYM Annual is designed to help you navigate new technologies, find solutions for current challenges and, hopefully, inspire you to create something big, bright, beautiful and business-friendly at your next meeting or event. But, like everything we do here at Plan Your Meetings, this was a group effort. […]
Meeting planners looking to book after October can check out the new Clarence Brown Conference Center in Cartersville, Ga., opening across from Georgia Highlands College, a two-year, associate degree-granting school. The 44,000-sq. ft. conference center sits on a 20-acre site and will feature a ballroom that can accommodate 1,400; a banquet hall that seats 300; […]
The Kessler Collection hotels (Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront and the Mansion on Forsyth Park) in Savannah, Ga., put a new twist on traditional group tours. Meeting attendees staying at either property can get up-close-and-personal with historic downtown Savannah via self-guided iPod Touch tours. The tours have been customized to give visitors access to insider information, […]
Thirty minutes southwest of Atlanta, a sustainable farming community with accommodations and meeting space has opened up and is making big news. Described in the New York Times travel section as a “utopian experiment in New Urbanism being molded out of red Georgia clay,” Serenbe has two farm-to-table restaurants, the Farmhouse at Serenbe and the […]
He started out as a marine biology major and now he’s manager of leisure sales at the Georgia Aquarium. During MPI MeetDifferent 09‘s opening night reception, we had a chance to talk with Selby and see what the Aquarium’s venues are like when a party is in progress.
A sign above the podium at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia read “History Starts Now.” A video contrasting congested, polluted areas with virgin tracts of land flickered across the screens to either side of the stage. Then, Home Depot USA’s Senior Manager, Events Management, Audrey Davies addressed the crowd.
Interested in seeing what Georgia has to offer? The 2008 State Travel Guide is available online at Georgia.org/travel or via 800-VISIT-GA.
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NAMES Steven A. Schuldenfrei has been named President of the Trade Show Exhibitors Association; Mary Beth Rebedeau will fill the vacancy he left as Executive Director of the Society of Independent Show Organizers. Alyssa Egger has been named Account Services Representative for Plan Your Meetings (PYM) magazine. Egger will work directly with PYM’s advertising partners […]