Our meeting planners and attendees rave about the area amenities and the professionalism of our staff. It's one reason why we've won the ConventionSouthReaders' Choice Award SEVEN times. But don't take our word for it - read what they have to say about us.
"Beverly, A very belated thank you for the wonderful invite to the 2017 [Pinehurst] Concours d ‘Elegance. What a wonderful event, from the warm welcome by the CVB, the tasteful reception by the Pinehurst Resort to the fun concert with Sarah Evens. I truly felt spoiled! It was a beautiful day for a ride in the country and I found the short drive to Pinehurst to be so relaxing and effortless. Walking the property of this beautiful Resort all I kept thinking is why would a Triangle area company choose to hold their corporate meetings out of state when we have this beautiful resort in our backyard? ... The Special Event Company has been bringing corporate clients and events to Pinehurst for years and this special day filled with warm Pinehurst hospitality was a nice reminder to make sure that the town of Pinehurst stays in our portfolio of great meeting venue options."
--Barbara Taylor Leedy, Director of Business Development, The Special Event Company
"Hi Bev, Thank you so much for the excellent FAM trip. The organization was the best of any FAM trip I have been part of. It was wonderful meeting you and learning about the USA Home of Golf. For sure, I can and will recommend the area to my clients. However, while the golf was great, the southern hospitality was even better. In fact, it was so good, I decided to stay longer and be the first visitor to the area. ... PPS - You are the best CVB representative I ever met. The area is lucky to have you on board meeting golf tour operators and meeting planners."
--Mark Siegel, Managing Director, Golfasian Co. Ltd.
"Again, thanks so much for hosting us [NCSA]. The hotel, meeting room, golf and hospitality were great!"
--Travis Dancy, Visit Lake Norman
"Hey, Bev – CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved promotion! I am so proud of you and couldn’t be happier. There is no other CVB that compares and it’s because of you that it is unique and continues to operate with integrity and the utmost professionalism. You are the steam in the engine! You continue to outshine the rest and have risen above so many obstacles. That is why you are a true Superstar!"
--Tammy Everett, Executive Director, NC Defense Business Association
"Beverly: Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all the help and support you have provided for myself and our Senior Amateur Golf Tour over the past years in assisting us in making our National Tour Finals a success. Your professionalism, conscientiousness, and positive attitude has added greatly to the product that we have been able to provide for our member golfers. Your knowledge of the area, combined with your desire to promote the Pinehurst area in the best light has had a positive affect on everyone of the 1000 plus golfers who have participated in our Finals through the years. Thanks very much."
--Bruce Hallenbeck, Senior Amateur Golf Tour
"Congratulations [on your work anniversary]! I love working with you! #RockStar"
--Marty Bartram, Rhino Wrestling
"I would like to say that this weekend [site visit] was outstanding...meeting Peggy Kirk Bell was the highlight (I could not believe it)...the places we visited were just charming and would fit our need. I know who to call when the situation arises. You were the best host and I loved learning about Pinehurst. They picked the right one when they chose you for your job. Once again, thank you so much for your hospitality this weekend."
--Ruby Williamson, Campbell Soup Supply Company L.L.C.
"Thank you, Beverly. We appreciate your assistance and presence in the Pinehurst area. You are the reason we stayed in the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen area three years ago."
--Richard Soovajiam, Soovajian Golf Group
"'Thank you' is just not adequate to express my appreciation for all you do year after year. You are simply the best at what you do. I can't say it better than that. You are the standard by which we compare all in your profession!"
--Kelly Gaines, Executive Director, North Carolina Tennis Association
"What can I say except you are the best! Thanks for a great day. We enjoyed being with you and are certainly appreciative of your taking the time to take us around the various properties. Thanks again for everything and we will be in touch. Best wishes to a very special lady."
--Charlie Adams, Executive Director, North Carolina High School Athletic Association
"CONGRATULATIONS!! well deserved on the [ConventionSouth] Reader's Choice Award - you are THE BEST!!"
--Karen B. Knox, Corporate Meeting Planner, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
"Thank you so much for your help as the response from the various inns was excellent. We hope to have about 40 people attend the meeting and your work was key to us planning it at the Village of Pinehurst. You made my job easier. Thanks again."
--Jim Van Blarcom, President, Virginia/Carolinas Branch of the NY Holland Society
"Thank you for being a part of the 'Best of Our State at Pinehurst' weekend. We so appreciate your setting up a table at the Marketplace. Thank you for going the extra mile to ensure a fun weekend for all."
--Debbie West, Marketing Assistant, Our State Magazine
"I submitted you (for ConventionSouth's Readers' Choice Awards) for your excellence in helping me locate hotels and a golf course for our company golf tournament. I haven't found anyone in another county that has been as helpful or caring as you!!! I really appreciated all your help."
-- Cynthia Chapel, Executive Administrator, Cooper Kenworth Inc.
"Thank you so much for all your support and that of the CVB for making our golf outing one of the Best Ever! We couldn't have done it without you."
-- Jim Thompson, Executive Director, Assoc. Executives of North Carolina
"Another great tournament! Thanks for all the hard work you do regarding our State League Championships and for providing us with phones, a copier, and goodie bags. You can be sure we would not be in Pinehurst if it were not for you."
-- Nell Barksdale, Dir. of Adult League Tennis, NC Tennis Association
"I want to thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to show us the finer points of Pinehurst, Southern Pines. You are a very good example of what Southern hospitality is all about. I wish we could have stayed longer! I hope to work with you again."
-- Christine Mackey, Dir. of Tourism Programs, NC Div. of Tourism, Film & Sports Development
"Congratulations on successfully hosting the NCACVB Annual Meeting. It's always a treat to visit your area! And it was this time, too."
-- Gail Murphy, Greensboro CVB
"The Board was very pleased with the quality of services that they were able to utilize during their time in Pinehurst and I am very grateful for your advice and counsel in making their arrangements. They provided for a relaxing and restful atmosphere that allowed the Board to accomplish a great deal of work in a short span of time."
-- Richard Sullins, Executive Director, NC State Board of Community Colleges
"The Meeting Industry Ladies Invitational (MILI) was a tremendous success. We appreciate all that you did to assist in planning such a wonderful event. Our attendees enjoyed the beautiful, comfortable and unique surroundings of Pinehurst."
-- Jo Ann Hoffman, Meeting Industry Ladies Organization
"I want to take a moment to thank you and your staff for the help you gave us with our "Awards Weekend". Your organization did a superb job. The Convention & Visitors Bureau members in your area should be very proud to have such an organized, and pro active Bureau. Everything was in place as we had planned."
-- Thomas Zaleski, Zaleski & Associates
"Coordinating an outdoor trade show poses a whole set of difficulties. Every requirement for the vendors and attendees must be identified. Because of the preliminary work by the Convention and Visitors Bureau, we had the major parts in place well in advance. The numerous lodging choices were appreciated by the overnight crowd. We've been invited back by the landowner and are confident this outdoor show will grow to be the biggest in the nation."
-- Doug Duncan, Dir. of Logging & Transportation, NC Forestry Association