Area CVB Is Honored With ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’ Choice Award
GULF SHORES, Ala. (Oct. 19, 2016) — It is with honor that the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, present Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area CVB with a 2016 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 250 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 4,000 voters participating in the selection process and the highest social media interaction to date, this has been the most successful and engaging year yet!
Since its creation in 2001, this is the seventh time that Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area CVB has received the award, making it an even greater honor to present it with a 2016 Readers’ Choice Award. Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area CVB will be featured as an award recipient in the December 2016 Awards Issue of ConventionSouth magazine.
“Many know the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area has been a go-to spot for more than 100 years, but receiving this award for the seventh year in a row is very special to us,” says Beverly Stewart, vice president of Sales for the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area CVB. “Meeting and event planners love our friendliness, our warmth, and our community’s true spirit of hospitality. From fairways to farms, playing fields to sophisticated functions, these small towns are big on heart, and options. We are truly honored to be among the best in the South, and to receive such consistent high praise.”
Celebrating over 30 years as a leading meeting planning resource, ConventionSouth magazine is based in Gulf Shores, Ala., 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.
A complete list of award winners can be found online at: