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 36 Helping Hands: Annual CVB Issue S P O N S O R E D C O N T E N T R o c k e t C i t y O f f e r s A t t e n d e e s H i g h - T e c h C o o l , G o r g e o u s V i e w s Situated in the breathtaking Tennessee Valley, Huntsville, Alabama, often referred to as the Rocket City, for its crucial role in America's space exploration program, offers a meeting experience like no other destination. Home to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Earth's largest space museum, and home to the second largest research park in the nation, your attendees will find high-tech cool mixed with southern hospitality and captivating valley views. New hotels, hotel renovations and other developments including a multimillion-dollar makeover to the Von Braun Center and revital- ization of downtown Huntsville now offer visitors far more options. Treat yourself to a stay at a luxury property, including the first Westin in the state. With over 6,800 hotel rooms countywide, we have the options to fit any taste and budget. With over 170,000 square feet flexible meeting space, the Von Braun Center accom- modates meetings of various sizes and is located in the midst of beautiful Big Spring International Park, which happens to be just a 15 minute drive from Huntsville International Airport. Let's face it. With all the productivity that comes with meetings, downtime for conference attendees is a must. After your sessions are over, visit the nation's largest open-air butterfly house at the Huntsville Botanical Garden, marvel at those breathtaking valley views for yourself at Huntsville's first museum, Burritt on the Mountain or check out the nationally accredited Huntsville Museum of Art. By conference end, your attendees will thank you for showing them Huntsville, Alabama. Give us a call, and let's make the Rocket City your next stop! n Bob Rogers, VP of Conventions, Huntsville/Madison County CVB With 30+ years in the industry, VP of Con- ventions Bob Rogers stands ready to assist you with all your planning needs. Bob knows all the ins and outs of pulling off a seamless meeting in the Rocket City…and making it one for the record books. (256) 551-2230 get to know: "Out of 10 cities, the Huntsville/Madison Count CVB was the onl one to reach out and follow up, and it meant a lot to us. We can tell the love their cit , and the com- munit is luck to have them promoting it." — Scott and Lauren Jones, Drenched 5k Team Plannermonial: C

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