DEC 2017

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 7 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 32 The AWARDS Issue! Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. Call 504.731.7083 3 Toll Free 1.877.572.7474 3 Reserve the place where New Orleans goes to meet and unwind! Enjoy Southern Hospitality just a beat from New Orleans, experience Jefferson Parish! With two conference centers, themed venues, meeting facilities and over 8,000 hotel rooms, we are ready to host your group. CAROLYN KNOWLES East Region Director / Convention Coordinator Chevrolet Nomad Association Graham, NC 14 Years In The Business Taking It to The Streets As East Region Director and Convention Co- ordinator for the Chevrolet Nomad Association (CNA), Carolyn Knowles is skilled at getting a show on the road. Like the other members of the organization, she owns a Chevrolet Nomad that she drives around the country. CNA, she said, is a friendly, family-oriented group dedi- cated to the preservation and restoration of the 1955, 1956 and 1957 Chevrolet Nomad and Knowles is responsi- ble for organizing the group's meetings. "This year was our annual convention in Roanoke, Va. I planned everything, including a bus tour on Wednesday, a buffet on Thursday night at our banquet, a Thurs- day afternoon tour to Spink's collection, breakfasts on Sunday and Friday for the board members, meeting rooms and registration for all the attendees." Challenges: "We select our convention hotel three years out and a lot of times the sales members change positions between the time we book the event and the time we hold the event." Solutions: "I try to go with the flow and make sure everything in my contracts is very clear." Rewards: "I love working with the different people and going from east to central to west in the U.S. is exciting. I enjoy working with and seeing the different regions of the U.S. I have been in Chevrolet Nomad Association Chevrolet Nomad Association's annual convention

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