Black Meetings and Tourism

September / October 2016

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THE "TOURNAMENT TOWN" PROVES TO BE A TOP DESTINATION PLANNERS CAN RELY ON TO PROVIDE THEIR CLIENTS WITH MAXIMUM HOSPITALITY BY CYNTHIA MOLUSK With a great selection of 135 attractions, the fun never ends in Greensboro! Centrally located in North Carolina's picturesque heart- land, Greensboro is the perfect place to hold your next meeting or gather- ing. With plenty of entertaining activi- ties to get involved in, conference attendees will have no trouble finding something to get into when a days meetings are done. Play in the center of it all! Dine with a selection of more than 500 restaurants. Feel at home with more than 87 accommodations to choose from. Home to the largest hotel in North Carolina (990 guest rooms) and the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, one of the largest entertainment facilities in the Southeast (seats 23,500), Greensboro can easily host events ranging from small corporate meet- ings to large city-wide event s. The city's central location, easy accessi- bility and versatile conference facili- ties make it a destination of choice for meeting planners nationwide. Whether you're celebrating the start of a new life together at your wedding reception or getting together with relatives at a family reunion, Greensboro also offers the ideal set- ting for your special occasion. Picturesque resorts and hotels, his- toric homes, charming inns, castles, art galleries and museums are just a few of the sites the city of Greensboro has to offer space for your special occasion. Because of Greensboro's rich heritage within the African-American community, conference attendees will have no trouble finding events or landmarks representing Black history throughout the city. The African American Atelier promotes its exhibition programs in a modern, spacious three-gallery space on the main level of the Greensboro Cultural Center. A total area of more than 2,143 feet includes: two offices and storage, two small galleries totaling 700 sq. ft. (The Eva Hamlin Miller Gallery and The Bennett College for Women Gallery) and the main gallery consisting of 720 sq. ft. Explore the histo- ry of the American civil rights movement with a guided tour of the International Civil Rights Center & Museum's permanent exhi- bition, The Battlegrounds This engag- ing encounter, introduced with a cap- tivating audio/video narrative, includes a journey through time via pictorials, artifacts, video reenact- ments, and interactive components. While in Greensboro, conference attendees are encouraged to explore the city's magnificent art galleries and museums as well as delve into the booming nightlife. After a day of con- stant running around, meetings and other conference related events this off time will be much appreciated. The International Civil Rights Center & Museum offers an educational jour- ney through the challenges African- Americans faced in the struggle for equal rights in the United States and brings this history to life with vivid photography, artifacts, video reenact- ments and interactive galleries. The museum is located in the former F.W. Woolworth retail store, a G reensboro historic site. The Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum at Historic Palmer Memorial Institute is North Carolina's only state-supported historic site recog- nizing a woman and is also one of the first to honor an African-American. The site is the location of the former Palmer Memorial Institute, an African- American preparatory school estab- lished by Brown in 1902. Serving as the director of Sales at the Greensboro CVB, Ava Pope and the Sales Team can assist planners with any booking business into the city. Located at the center of North Carolina and the midpoint of the East Coast, Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTIA) is strategically posi- tioned at the hub of the dynamic Piedmont Triad region, situated between the cities of , Winston- Salem and High Point. B M & T ••• September/October 2016 ••• 39 AREA GUIDES G R E E N S B O R O • • • STATS • • • HOTEL ROOMS Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons 990 Grandover Resort & Conference Center 247 Greensboro Marriott Downtown 280 Embassy Suites Hotel-Greensboro 219 Greensboro-High Point Marriott Airport 299 EXHIBITION FACILITIES Greensboro Col iseum Complex Total Exhibit Space 197,000 sq. ft. Meeting Rooms 4 WHO YOU GONNA CALL? Greensboro Area CVB (800) 344-2282 Greensboro Coliseum Complex Photo Credit: Greensboro Coliseum Complex

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