JAN 2015

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J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 5 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 33 S P O N S O R E D C O N T E N T Drive-In Destinations M e e t I n T h e C e n t e r O f I t A l l — G r e e n s b o r o , N C Meet in the center of it all! Greensboro's loca- tion in the center of North Carolina and the East coast makes it the best place to meet. Well known for its Southern hospitality, Greensboro has big city amenities and small town appeal. Greensboro is strategically located at the juncture of three major inter- states (I-40, 85, 73) and features the Piedmont Triad International Airport with service across the nation. An easy ride to the Smoky Mountains or the Carolina coast, Greensboro's location is ideal for meetings and play! The largest self-contained hotel/convention facility between Washington, DC and Atlanta, GA, is the Koury Convention Center offering 250,000 square feet of meeting space and the city's largest hotel with 1,016 rooms all under one roof. The nearby Greensboro Coliseum Complex contains a 23,000-seat arena that can be downsized to 11,000 seats. In addition 150,000 square feet of meeting space is await- ing your exhibition and breakout needs. There are nearly 10,000 hotel rooms in Greensboro. The International Civil Rights Center and Museum showcases Greensboro's role in the civil rights history of the nation. Downtown also features Center City Park, the Historical Museum, Cultural Arts Center, Children's Museum and Edible Schoolyard. The nightlife in downtown is well known for its variety of restaurants and entertainment. If golf is your game, tee it up in Greensboro. Enjoy over 20 courses year round. The Greensboro Science Center opened the first SciQuarium in June of 2013 that entertains those of all ages. n Ava Pope, Director of Sales, Greensboro Area CVB A long-time veteran of the hospitality industry, Ava has worked as Director of Sales with the Greensboro CVB for over 20 years. (336) 274-2282 or (800) 344-2282 contact:

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