Area CVB Is Honored With 2017 Readers’ Choice Award

Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area CVB Is Honored With ConventionSouth’s Readers’ Choice Award For Best Meeting Sites in the South

GULF SHORES, Alabama (Oct. 17, 2017) — It is with honor that the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning meetings in the South, present the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) with a 2017 Readers’ Choice Award.

“ConventionSouth readers and fans have voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area CVB has been selected to receive our annual Readers” Choice Award,” said ConventionSouth Publisher J. Talty O’Connor. “The value in receiving this prestigious recognition is that it comes from the United States’ top meeting professionals who hold events in the South. These planners demand the highest level of customer service and quality facilities, and they have contributed in determining that Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area CVB indeed displays the commitment to professionalism, creativity and service that they require.”

Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area CVB is among 300 convention and visitor bureaus (CVBs), meeting facilities and hotels located across the South to receive this year’s Readers’ Choice Award. Throughout the year, meeting professionals nominated the meeting sites they believe provide exemplary service for group events. The nominated sites are then compiled onto an online ballot where meeting professionals and fans are asked to vote for the best of the best. With over 6,000 voters participating in the selection process and the highest social media interaction to date, this has been the most successful and engaging year yet!

“The fact that the CVB Sales Department has been recognized with this award continues to validate our hard work. It’s obviously noticed and appreciated by those in the meetings industry,” said Beverly Stewart, Vice President of Sales for the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area CVB. “Meeting planners have come to know that we’re here to help them have the most successful event possible. Whether small or large meetings, sporting events such as tournaments to group tours, our area’s friendliness and sincere hospitality is remembered. And it’s an honor to continue to serve decision-makers who understand the value and quality our tourism community brings.”

Since the award’s creation in 2001, this is the eighth time that Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area CVB has received the award, making it an even greater honor to present it with a 2017 Reader’ Choice Award. Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area CVB will be featured as an award recipient in the December 2017 Awards Issue of ConventionSouth magazine. This exciting issue will also showcase some of the most talented meeting professionals in the nation as ConventionSouth also presents planners with its annual “Meeting Professionals To Watch” designation. “Featuring peer advice and trade secrets from our Meeting Professionals to Watch in 2017, our Awards Issue is one of the most popular must-read resources within the meetings industry,” O’Connor said.

Celebrating over 30 years as a leading meeting planning resource, ConventionSouth magazine is based in Gulf Shores, Alabama, and is distributed to more than 18,000 meeting professionals located across the country who book meetings held within the South, according to O’Connor.

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