AUG 2018

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Albany Albany CVB 112 N Front St. (31701) Phone: (229) 317-4760, ext. 301 Toll Free: (866) 750-0840 Fax: (229) 317-4765 Contact: Rashelle Beasley, CVB Dir. Katie Hughes, Sales Mgr. E-Mail: Website: Metro Area Rooms: 2,300 City Population: 77,000 Area Population: 164,000 Services: CVB can supply specifics on Albany's meeting, lodging dining the right person or property to handle meeting needs. Comments: Super meeting facilities for 10 to 2,500, fine lodging accommodations, genuine local restaurants, reasonable rates, museums, RiverQuarium, wild opportunities. 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: Website: Metro Area Rooms: 2,900 Largest Room Block: 1,500 City Population: 127,064 Area Population: 209,271 Services: Complimentary convention planning services are our specialty, from Comments: Athens' Southern heritage 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 Contact: Maureen Baker, Dir. of Sales E-Mail: Website: Facebook: ClassicCenter Twitter: @ClassicCenter Instagram: theclassiccenter Mtg. Rms: 29 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 54,025 Cap. Mtg: 6,000 /Cap. Bnqt: 3,000 10' x 10' Booths: 275 Arena Cap: 6,000 Cap. of Theater: 2,100 Description: The Classic Center's latest expansion includes a 54,025-square-foot pavilion. Comments: Located in Athens, Georgia, The Classic Center is a multi-use con- conventions, conferences, meetings, SEE AD ON THIS PAGE University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel 1197 S Lumpkin St. Phone: (706) 542-2654 Toll Free: (800) 488-7827 Fax: (706) 542-6630 Contact: Elizabeth J. Hovell, Dept. Head, Sales E-Mail: elizabeth.hovell@georgiacenter. Website: Guest Rooms: 200 Mtg. Rms: 24 /Total Sq. Ft: 38,000 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 16,000 Cap. Mtg: 600 /Cap. Bnqt: 450 10' x 10' Booths: 20 Cap. of Theater: 200 Description: UGA's purpose-built hotel meeting accommodations for 600+ with ergonomic chairs, complimentary Wi-Fi, on-site dining on a 750-acre campus. Competitively priced. Comments: Designed with education in mind, the "Georgia Center's" professional one roof. Atlanta Cobb Travel & Tourism One Galleria Pkwy. Suite 1A2A (30339) Phone: (678) 303-2622 Toll Free: (800) 451-3480 Fax: (678) 303-2625 Contact: Chris Colbert, Dir. of Trade Show Sales Dianne Lovett, National Sales Mgr. - Professional/Group Business E-Mail: Website: Facebook: cobbtravelandtourism Twitter: @travelcobb YouTube: Metro Area Rooms: 13,500 Area Population: 717,190 Services: single source for meeting planners. From major trade shows to sports tournaments to small meetings, Cobb County is your sweet spot for a successful event. Located just minutes northwest of Atlanta, Cobb - to make your visit an inspiring experience for you. Comments: Cobb County is Atlanta's sweet spot: Charming. Delightful. And alive with personality. Whether you're on vacation or here for business, you'll discover a place where hospitality comes - sure is all yours. Follow us, Georgia

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