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February 6, 2013
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Spotlight On: Virginia's Meeting Revolution Is All About You


Feature Focus: Fall in Love with Virginia


Stellar Buzz: News Briefs from Our Members


Winner's Circle: Win a Mountain Getaway to Asheville, North Carolina


Spotlight On


Virginia's Meeting Revolution Is All About You

Virginia Meetings

The Virginia Declaration of Meeting Excellence makes a statewide promise to uphold the rights of meeting planners, hosts and attendees, and a commitment to your success.

Planners, you deserve the right to get your life back. The right to fair and honorable pricing. To exceptional service and hospitality, extended with impeccable attention to detail. To count on investments returning as often as attendees. To offer a meeting that’s socially and ecologically responsible. To a free exchange of information, created by the planners, for the planners.

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Fall in Love with Virginia Again and Again

Virginia’s easy accessibility, picturesque landscapes, and rich history make it a place to return to again and again. The varied regions of Virginia can provide meeting planners with everything from a beachfront resort to a mountain getaway.

Virginia leads the way for meeting professionals with a statewide commitment to something every planner deserves – getting their life back. Grounded in professional industry meeting standards, The Virginia Declaration of Meeting Excellence is a pledge to meeting planning success.

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Stellar Buzz


News Briefs from Our Members

The National Conference Center (NCC) composed three “building blocks” for companies with a dedication to employee recognition, training and development, and developing credible leadership.  

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Winner's Circle


Win a Mountain Getaway to Asheville, North Carolina

Enter the Refer a Meeting Professional Contest for a chance to win a four day/three night stay for two plus travel accommodations to Asheville, North Carolina!

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Visit Loudoun

Just 25 miles from Washington, D.C., Loudoun, Virginia: DC’s Wine Country®, boasts exquisite culinary experiences including more than 35 award-winning wineries, farm-to-table dining, breweries and distilleries, and more, set against the backdrop of scenic vistas and charming small towns. 

Loudoun is also the home of Washington Dulles International Airport, and offers 5,500 sleeping rooms and 75 meeting/conference facilities.

 Learn more about Loudoun.

Our meeting campus is the choice location for anyone planning a meeting in Chesapeake, VA.  

Anchored by the Chesapeake Conference Center and the Marriott Chesapeake, the meeting campus includes stunning banquet facilities, extensive audio-visual opportunities, more than 22,000 square feet of meeting space and over 650 available overflow rooms.

Learn more about Chesapeake.

Lynchburg, VA, offers the perfect setting for your next meeting. 

Whether it's a small, corporate retreat or a large conference, our venues, hotels and restaurants can accommodate a group of any size. Plus, there's tons to do once your meetings are over!

Learn more about Lynchburg.

HSMAI's MEET Mid-America 2013
April 23-24, 2013
Navy Pier - Chicago, IL

Registration information coming soon!

Learn more about HSMAI's MEET Mid-America.


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