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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!

Top Adventure Resorts Announced

The results are in for ConventionSouth’s list of the “Top Adventure Resorts.” In late February, ConventionSouth Editors compiled a Facebook ballot with a list of 51 resorts that exceed expectations by offering meeting and event attendees fun and exciting activities that add adventure to their meetings experience.

Global DMC Partners Launches Global Standardization Program

Global DMC Partners, the leading global network of Destination Management Companies (DMCs), announces their Global Standardization Program. This program will help meeting professionals by simplifying the process of working with DMCs.

PM Hotel Group Announces Completion of Renovation of Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

RALEIGH, N.C. (BUSINESS WIRE) – Officials of PM Hotel Group, a leading, national hotel management company, today announced that it has completed the multi-million renovation of the 353-room Sheraton Raleigh Hotel in North Carolina. This marks the first of four planned renovations the company expects to complete in 2017.

How You Can Help With Gatlinburg Wildfire Relief

With the wind-spread wildfire in the Gatlinburg/Sevier County area, thousands of people have already been displaced. Looking for a way to help, many individuals and organizations have stepped in to plan fundraisers and donation drives.