Award Winning Biz Opps

Posted on March 6, 2009 by LCT Magazine

Here's a press release and photo from the Association of Destination Management Executives, who just named winners at its annual conference in San Antonio. It's very good to follow news from associations in business travel, meeting planners, packaged tours, and destination management. If you were to send congrats to winners, like those named below, it's a very good marketing and networking opportunity. And if you're ever working on a lobbying effort or other big project, these relationships can come into play.

The ADME presented their prestigious Achievement and Recognition awards on Tuesday, 3 March at the conclusion of its annual conference at the Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio Texas.

The winners of the Most Creative Events by category are:

Best Recreational Activity: Destination Nashville, TN for Big Star Boot Camp

Best Team-Building Activity: Atlanta Arrangements, a GEP Company,  or Stone Mountain Amazing Race

Best Tour Program: BBC Destination Management, New Orleans, LA, for ASID Experiential Tour Program - Continuing Education

Best Transportation Logistics:  Chicago Travel Consultants, Inc. for LPL Financial FOCUS 08 Annual Meeting

The winners of the Best Innovative Event by budget category are:

Under $50,000: metroConnections, Minneapolis, MN for CSI - Company X: 25 Years of Industry Leadership - Reception and Dinner

$50,001 - $100,000: Destination King, Memphis, TN, for Groundbreaking Ceremonies

$100,001 - $200,000: PRA Destination Management Dallas/Ft. Worth, for Pepsi Gardens

$200,001  and above: Cappa and Graham, San Francisco, CA, for Green Street Meets Wall Street

Best Overall Event: CSI – Capitol Services, Inc., Washington, DC, for Coming in From the Cold

In addition, the following individual Recognition Awards were presented:

Joanne O’Connor President’s Award to Carol Norfleet, DMCP, CMP, Destination Nashville, TN

Destination Management Rising Star to Nicolas Nevares, CMP, Senior Account Executive, BBC Destination Management, New Orleans, LA

Destination Management Professional of the Year (tie):

Rhonda Marko, DMCP, CMP, CMM, President and CEO, Destination Nashville, Nashville, TN

Ilene Reinhart, DMCP, CMP, Partner, ACCESS Destination Management, Long Beach, CA

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