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 ConventionSouth Readers' Choice Award FIVE times. But don't take our word for it - read what they have to say about us.
"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, 2008 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
"The Moore Tennis Association would like to bring you a bit of love in a box in appreciation for so many hours of work done by you and others in your office to help us with all the requirements of our State Tennis Championship bid package. We thank you all so much!"
-- The Moore Tennis Association Board of Directors
"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