Sammy Caban – Innov8 Events Agency

Sammy Caban

CEO, Innov8 Events Agency

West Palm Beach, Fla.

Describe your job.

My work is rewarding and never boring. It’s given me the opportunity to lead and learn from a group of creative individuals. It also provides me with the opportunity to be a part of the creation …

Selina Mirza Cooper – Texas Floodplain Management Association

Selina Mirza Cooper

Project Manager, Texas Floodplain Management Association

Austin, Texas

Describe your job.

Being in a small office of only two full-time and one part-time employees, my job entails a good understanding of all aspects of association management for a nonprofit. My primary responsibilities are conference/event planning, professional …

Shai Tertner – Shiraz Creative

Shai Tertner

CEO & partner, Shiraz Creative

Miami, Fla.

Describe your job.

I oversee the growth and image of the brand, along with creative for selected projects and upper management decisions.

How did you get started, and what got you from there to today?

Over 20 years ago, I …

Tess Vismale – iSocialX

Tess Vismale

Founder/CEO, iSocialX

Atlanta, Ga.

Describe your job.

I’m an entrepreneur, and I have been an independent planner for several years. My business at iSocialX focuses on a suite of products and services that foster empowerment in strategic planning, participant engagement, and technology confidence. However, my job …

Tiffaney Gonzales – Galveston Island CVB

Tiffaney Gonzales

Sales Manager, Galveston Island CVB

Galveston, Texas

Describe your job.

As the social, military, education, religious, fraternal (SMERF) sales manager, I promote and sell Galveston Island. I strategically sell the destination to clients and organizations to increase visitor business, generate overnight stays, and maximize the economic impact …

Valerie Drake – Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf & Spa Resort

Valerie Drake

Senior Sales Manager, Associations, Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf & Spa Resort

Panama City Beach, Fla.

Describe your job.

In my role as a senior sales manager specializing in association groups at the Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf & Spa Resort, I bid on large conventions, …

Zondra Jones – St. Tammany Parish Tourist and Convention Commission

Zondra Jones

Senior Sales Manager, St. Tammany Parish Tourist and Convention Commission

Mandeville, La.

Describe your job.

I am responsible for promoting St. Tammany Parish as a tourist destination for the corporate, association, and SMERF markets. I work to generate new sales leads, maintain existing customer relationships, and …

2021 Readers’ Choice Honorable Mentions Announced

In addition to the winners of RCA awards, we received a number of write-in recommendations for this year’s ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Awards.

While we receive write-in votes every year, the properties listed below received multiple write-in votes, which qualified them for our Honorable Mention recognition.

The Following Are State-by-State 2021 Honorable Mentions:


2022 New or Renovated Award Winners Announced

The editor’s picks are in for ConventionSouth’s Annual Top New or Renovated Awards for 2022.

After hundreds of nominations and an editorial review, this is our elite list of the top 54 new or renovated meeting sites and destinations in the South.

Congratulations to our winners and remember to look …

2021 Readers’ Choice Award Winners Announced

The results are in for ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. 

After more than 8,000 readers and fans voted, this is our elite list of the top 415 meeting sites and destinations in the South.

Congratulations to our winners and remember to look for them within our 2021 December Annual Awards …


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