ConventionSouth

OCT 2018

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O C T O B E R 2 0 1 8 ²ConventionSouth ² w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 31 NEW & RENOVATED Sites In The South! Sponsored Content OU MAY NOT BELIEVE IT…But some of the best values for meetings and conferences, large golf outings, and family events – even weddings, can be found in the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area of North Carolina known as the Home of American Golf ® . The area is vibrant green all year long with blooming camellias during the winter. There is a natural beauty and ambiance not found in many places. Along with historic venues for parties and receptions, meeting space is available for up to 1,000 attendees. The Pinehurst, Southern Pines, and Aberdeen area offers many unique opportunities for recreation before or after your meeting or event. Of course there is golf, but other options include Pickle Ball, Croquet, Bocce Ball, Skeet/ Trap Shooting, and Disc Golf. As a meeting or event planner, would you like more hours in a day? An extra person to help you? If so, contact, Beverly Stewart, Vice President of Sales, at bstewart@homeofgolf. com for the personal attention and services you deserve. And it's free! Here are just a few ways the Convention & Visitors Bureau can make planning your meeting easier. QCompetitive bid proposals from one or all meeting facilities in the area. We guarantee quick response to your Request for Proposals. QSite inspections planned for you. We'll plan, and schedule site inspections based on your needs and preferences. QImmediate access to a wealth of information from recreation, transportation, tours, family activities, venue options, catering, speakers, and much more. The Convention & Visitors Bureau is the expert on our community, so you don't have to be. QThe Welcome is tremendous. We can provide registration assistance as well as Welcome Packets for your attendees. The packets can include brochures about the area, maps, your personalized welcome letter, etc. For over 100 years, the Sandhills area has hosted guests from all over the world. For many though, the trip is a tank or two of gas and no hassle with airports. If you're planning a meeting, add some time for your attendees to enjoy more than three dozen world class golf courses. Most are within a 15-minute drive of each other. Besides great golf, many unique, independently-owned dining establishments are waiting so your group can enjoy distinctive dishes created with southern style. Shopping in small towns and villages is a great way to spend a day to find a special token from your visit. You'll find local pottery, unique jewelry, clothing, home decor and art. Or, if a relaxing spa treatment is what will rejuvenate your spirit, consider a full service or boutique spa where your attendees can linger before heading home. The area boasts mild temperatures throughout the year. The seasons are about equal in length and activities and events reflect the seasonal temperatures - more outdoor music and events during spring, summer and fall. The towns and villages of Pinehurst, Southern Pines and Aberdeen share rich holiday traditions that make it worthwhile for anyone to enjoy. Seasonal festivals showcase area crafts and talent. Check the calendar of events for upcoming activities, concerts, guest speakers and other off-the-course ways to spend time in the area. The best way to find specials, events, and other information is the website www.HomeOfGolf.com or call (800) 346-5362. Discover the secret of the pines. It's a soft breeze through pine boughs. It's chairs gently rocking on a front porch or patio. It's a slower pace where you can really stop and smell the roses, or magnolias, or wisteria. It's the smiles exchanged between strangers. It's live music and a relaxing beverage to enjoy in the evening. It's a casual morning walk through a sleepy village or meandering through manicured horticultural gardens. Let your group discover the secret of the pines. Southern hospitality, serene surroundings, historic attractions, unique shopping, upscale cuisine - no other destination offers such a wonderful combination for your meeting or event - without the obstacles sometimes associated with big city venues." Q Value And Service For Your Meeting Beverly Stewart, Vice President of Sales Beverly has been in the tourism industry for over 20 years and is active with several meeting planning organizations. Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area CVB (910) 692-3330, ext. 237 or (800) 346-5362 bstewart@homeofgolf.com www.homeofgolf.com Y See Ad On Page 67 Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club

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