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2017 Top Music Meccas of the South

“Top Music Meccas of the South” Based On Reader & Fan Votes This September, ConventionSouth magazine, a national multimedia resource for those who plan events held within the South, asked readers and Facebook fans to vote for the cities they felt were the best places to enjoy music and to hold a meeting or event…. Read more »

Hurricane Harvey Emergency Centers And How You Can Help

As floodwaters continue to rise in Houston, a large rescue operation is underway as many in Texas are in need of assistance. Looking for a way to help, many individuals and organizations have stepped in to manage shelters, distribute food and water and more. In Houston, Mayor Turner has opened the George R. Brown Convention Center as an… Read more »

AC Hotel Atlanta Downtown Debuts

The 255-room AC Hotel Atlanta Downtown opened in mid-May following a yearlong transformation of the former Holiday Inn Atlanta Downtown Centennial Park. Located within walking distance of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Phillips Arena, the College Football Hall of Fame and a host of restaurants, the hotel will serve as a new and integral part of the downtown landscape…. Read more »

Richmond Raceway Enhances Infield With $30 Million Project

The Richmond Raceway and International Speedway Corporation (ISC) are spending $30 million on an infield redevelopment project that will bring new attractions and amenities for fans, teams, sponsors and others. The upgrades will be revealed at Richmond Raceway’s first NASCAR weekend, Sept. 21-22, 2018.

First TGR Design Public Access Golf Course In America

Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris announced a collaborative partnership with 79-time PGA TOUR winner Tiger Woods and the Payne Stewart family to create the first-ever public access golf courses designed by Tiger Woods’ design firm, TGR Design.

New Name for the Lakeland Center

Lakeland, FL ― On May 23, 2017, the City of Lakeland announced that the Lakeland Center, formerly the Lakeland Civic Center, will now be known as the RP Funding Center. Not only is the FP Funding Center (formerly the Lakeland Center) the home to the Lakeland Magic, it is also known for hosting many events including… Read more »

Charlotte Convention Center Enhances and Expands Free Wi-Fi

he Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) recently announced a two-phase investment towards interconnectivity at the Charlotte Convention Center. As part of the first phase, the new Wi-Fi bandwidth expands complimentary access previously available only in public areas to also include meeting rooms and ballrooms in the facility. In partnership with Smart City networks Charlotte has also tripled the available upload download speed in all of these areas.

A New Convention Complex is Coming to Springfield!

Not only did they Double Tree by Hilton recently win three awards (the 2016 Food & Beverage Award of Excellence, the 2016 Teaching Kids to CARE Award, and the 2016 Travel with Purpose Award), but they are also doubling meeting space!