MAR 2015

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ M A R C H 2 0 1 5 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 34 Helping Hands: Annual CVB Issue S P O N S O R E D C O N T E N T N o r t h e r n K e n t u c k y — R i g h t W h e r e Yo u Wa n t To B e If you've not been to Northern Kentucky lately, you're in for a real treat. A lot has changed in recent years and while our vibrant region has long been regarded as Cincinnati's charming neighbor to the south, NKY has fully emerged as a vibrant, mid-size destination all its own. As the region's destination specialists, we are quick to share our excitement about NKY's sumptuous culinary scene, boutique shopping enclaves and many engaging attractions, which offer visitors the authentic & immersive experiences they crave. Our customers find NKY's unique comple- ment of assets to be key factors in promoting and growing their meeting attendance. We offer outstanding value and convenient access for attendees traveling either by car or air. Our seamless convention center/accommodation package makes the planning experience a breeze and we take great pride in ensuring our customers exceed their event goals! Unique Attendee Experiences Our sales and services teams will help you explore an assortment of immersive experiences that can inspire your attendees, such as: n Hosting a creative breakout session at chef- owned Otto's, an award-winning restaurant in Covington's quaint Mainstrasse Village, to combine learning with a hands-on cooking demo. n Booking a craft beer & Bourbon tasting tour at New Riff Distilling—where uber-modern meeting spaces blend seamlessly within the craft process, making it the perfect spot for unique photo-ops (!) and an unforgettable after-hours event. After sampling New Riff's warm Bourbon mash and "white dog" whiskey, your group will be bubbling over with inspiration! n Taking an exhilarating flight through the trees at Screaming Raptor Zip Lines, featuring the biggest and best course in the Midwest, to boost networking and energize your attendees. Meeting Facilities Because the Northern Kentucky Convention Center is a mid-size facility, most groups serve as the singular focus of our efforts during their convention and we are certain you and your attendees will be delighted by the personal and highly professional attention you receive as our guests. Whether you're a frequent visitor or a first- time guest, we invite you to spend a little time with us in NKY. Our entire meetNKY team will do everything possible to ensure that your group enjoys a successful, memorable and value-rich conference experience. NKY—right where you want to be. n Julie Kirkpatrick, Director of Convention Sales, meetNKY | Northern Kentucky CVB NKY has this great southern charm— bourbon, horses, a dynamic food scene— as well as all the downtown amenities in Cincinnati like museums, the arts and the Reds. (859) 655.4167 get to know: "TAPPI had a ver successful PaperCon in Northern Kentuck and attendees enjo ed the location and proximit to all that is available to see and do in the area." —Ed Robie, CMP Emeritus, Technical Assoc. Pulp and Paper Industry Senior Meeting Manager Plannermonial: C Attractions & dining abound on the shared NKY & downtown Cincinnati riverfront. Visit Donna Salyers' Fabu- lous Furs store in NKY— one of "Oprah's Favorite Things."

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