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AUG 2014

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2 0 1 4 / 2 0 1 5 M E E T I N G S I T E S G U I D E ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 29 Athens Athens CVB 300 N Thomas St. (30601) Phone: (706) 357-4430 Toll Free: (800) 653-0603 Fax: (706) 546-8040 Contact: Chuck Jones, Director E-Mail: cjones@visitathensga.com Website: www.visitathensga.com Metro Area Rooms: 2,335 Largest Room Block: 1,550 City Population: 121,265 Area Population: 197,905 Why: Complimentary convention planning services are our specialty, from custom Differentia: Athensʼ contemporary entertainment draw record attendance levels. The Classic Center hosts groups up to 6,000 – steps from The Classic Center 300 N Thomas St. (30601) Phone: (706) 208-0900 Toll Free: (800) 918-6393 Fax: (706) 548-0870 Contact: Maureen Baker, Dir. of Sales E-Mail: maureen@classiccenter.com Website: www.classiccenter.com Mtg. Rms: 37 /Total Sq. Ft: 110,590 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 56,000 Cap. Mtg: 6,000 /Cap. Bnqt: 3,000 10' x 10' Booths: 275 Arena Cap: 2,000 Cap. of Theater: 2,100 Why: The Classic Centerʼs new expansion 8,000 sq. ft. atrium. The center can now accommodate groups of up to 6,000. Differentia: We are a "one-stop shop," providing convention clients with everything from pre-show marketing to registration to on-site production services. Atlanta Cobb Travel & Tourism One Galleria Pkwy., Suite 1A2A (30339) Phone: (678) 303-2622 Toll Free: (800) 451-3480 Fax: (678) 303-2625 Contact: Dianne Lovett, Nat. Sales Mgr. - Professional/ Group Business Chris Colbert, Dir. of Trade Show Sales E-Mail: ccolbert@travelcobb.org Website: www.travelcobb.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/ cobbtravelandtourism Twitter: twitter.com/travelcobb Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/travelcobb LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/ company/2541638 YouTube: www.youtube.com/travelcobb Metro Area Rooms: 13,500 City Population: 54,000 Area Population: 679,325 Why: The single source for meeting planners. From major trade shows to sports tournaments to small meet- ings, Cobb County is your comfort zone for a success- ful event. Located just min- utes northwest of Atlanta, Cobb Tr Tourism pro- vides the right venues, tainment to make your visit an inspiring experience for opportunity for you. Differentia: Cobb County is Atlantaʼs sweet spot: Charming. Delightful. And alive with personality. Whether youʼre on vacation or here for business, youʼll discover a place where hospitality comes naturally, pleasure is all yours. SEE AD ON PG. 31 + WATCH A VIDEO ON THIS SITE'S ONLINE LISTING Explore Gwinnett (Metro Atlanta, GA) 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Suite 200, Duluth (30097) Phone: (770) 814-6044 Toll Free: (888) 494-6638, ext. 6057 Fax: (770) 623-1667 Contact: Ross Powell, Dir. of Sales Maurice Odoms, Sales Mgr. E-Mail: ross@ exploregwinnett.org Website: www.explore gwinnett.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/ gwinnettevents exploreguinnett Metro Area Rooms: 11,000 Largest Room Block: 5,000 Area Population: 850,000 Why: Just north of Atlanta, the Gwinnett Center fea- tures a 21,000-square-foot ballroom, 50,000-square- seat arena. Gwinnett is Explore Gwinnett offers a full slate of complimentary meeting planner services. Home to the LEED-Certified Center, a top green meeting facility. Differentia: Gwinnett of Atlanta accessibility fordable business- Gwinnett is the home of the Atlanta Braves AAA affiliate, the Gwinnett Braves! Gwinnett is Metro Atlantaʼs value destina- tion with rates 35% less than intown Atlanta. New, affordable hotels, great golf, offering easy I-85/NE Atlanta accessibility. Peachtree City CVB 201 McIntosh Trail (30269) Phone: (678) 216-0282 Toll Free: (877) 782-4250 Fax: (770) 631-0430 Contact: Nancy Price, Exec. Dir. Jennifer Nirenberg, Sales Coord. E-Mail: info@visitpeachtreecity.com Website: www.visitpeachtreecity.com Facebok: facebook.com/visitpeachtreecity Twitter: twitter.com/ptccvb Youtube: www.youtube.com/ peachtreecitycvb Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ visitpeachtree Metro Area Rooms: 837 Largest Room Block: 250 City Population: 38,000 Georgia

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