Black Meetings and Tourism

Sep/Oct 2011

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AREA GUIDES NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEEL STATE OFFERS MANY OPTIONS FOR PLANNERS BY SOLOMON J. HERBERT II Summer may be winding down, but the sun is shining, and there is still plenty of fun to be had.Experience some of the music and nightlife North Carolina has to offerwhile enjoying one of the vibrant Piedmont cities, or head west to cool off and discover one of North Carolina's small mountain towns. Take your pick from one of the state parks or head to the spa to cool down and unwind for the afternoon. Whether you're looking for adven- ture, business or relaxation, mountains or beaches, the rhythm of city life or the tranquility of nature, you'll find it all in North Carolina! GREENSBORO Home to the largest hotel in North Carolina (990 guest rooms) plus 88 other lodging facilities nearby and the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, one of the largest entertainment facilities in the Southeast (seats 23,500), Greensboro can easily host events ranging fromsmall corporate meetings to large city-wide events. This city's central location, easy accessibility and versatile conference facilities make it a destination of choice formeeting planners nationwide. Whether you're celebrating the start of a new life together at your wedding reception or getting together with rela- tives at a family reunion, Greensboro offers the ideal setting for your special occasion. Picturesque resorts and hotels, historic homes, charming inns, castles, art galleries and museums are just a few of the sites the Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau can help you secure for your event. Flexibility was built into every aspect of the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. For each of the 800 events presented yearly, a variety of configurations are pos- sible. The 167,000-sq. ft. Special Events Center can be partitioned into four halls, leaving 60,000 sq. ft. for exhibits and 4,500-seat general seating setup for group sessions or entertainment. Or, a convention might choose to use the 23,500-capacity Coliseum Arena and adjacent 2,376-seat War Memorial Auditorium. Smaller conferences and meetings will enjoy the more intimate 298-seat Odeon Theater. When used with the arena, this setting complements the interactive requirements of press conferences, seminars and meetings. Not only have recent renovations made the Coliseum Complex one of the Black Meetings & Tourism September/October 2011: 63

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