JUL 2016

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ J U L Y 2 0 1 6 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 36 Small Markets...Big On Meetings! Sponsored Content he center of the South is Dalton Georgia, located 27 miles south of Chattanooga, and 90 miles north of Atlanta. Dalton is situated on Interstate 75 at exit 333 with extensive services within half a mile of the exit. This includes more than 1,000 hotel rooms, 30 restaurants, and 143,000 square feet of meeting space at the Dalton Convention Center. The Dalton Convention Center includes an indoor arena measuring 40,000 square feet. This arena is the home of Dalton State Men's basketball team. The arena has also hosted trade shows, concerts, rodeos, circuses and soccer tournaments. Other meeting space includes a 10,000- square-foot ballroom and 10 breakout rooms. The common area provides additional space for exhibiting as many as forty 8 x10 booths. A lecture hall with more than 200 seats is also part of the mix. The Convention Center's in-house catering team will provide delicious and value-priced meals and breaks for your group functions. Events in the arena will enjoy two concession stands to provide refreshments for attendees. Hotels include full-service properties such as Holiday Inn & Suites and Courtyard by Marriott. Limited service hotels include major brands such as Hampton, Comfort Inn & Suites, Country Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express and La Quinta to name a few. In Dalton you will find our 10 "unique" restaurants that feature great Southern style cooking, Italian and barbecue. You will also find unusual dining options such as Willie's Burger Shack & Fish Fry. Dalton is known as the Carpet Capital but is emerging as a quality meeting destination. Other attributes include some of the best pricing for goods and services in the nation.* The convenient location combined with some of the best pricing in the Southeast makes choosing Dalton an easy decision. While in Dalton venture into Historic Downtown, where you will find our 18 "one of a kind" shops such as the Dalton Moonshine Distillery or The Grove and Vine olive oil and wine shop. For those interested in Civil War History, Dalton was a significant site during the Civil War and particularly during the Great Locomotive Chase and the start of the Atlanta Campaign. Dalton is also the birthplace of carpet as developed form the tufting industry. Learn more of this interesting industry by taking the "Tufts of the Past" self-guided tour. Dalton is part of the West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail, a heritage tourism initiative that utilizes historic sites, buildings and other cultural remains to interpret the area's rich textile past. The heritage trail is a regional project spanning from Dalton to Columbus along Highway 27. n See Why Dalton Is Right ON Target! Sue Hammock Director of Sales Sue joined the Dalton CVB team three years ago. Her convention and meeting planning experience give her a solid understanding of client's needs and expectations. She is professional, friendly and knowledgeable and looks forward to helping make every event a success! Dalton CVB (706) 529-5951 *as reported by Edge Magazine/September 2013 "Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that average prices paid by consumers for the mix of goods and services consumed in the area are about 15.3 percent below the national average." T

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