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Anderson Conference Center Honored with ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’ Choice Award

MACON, Ga. (November 1, 2023) — The publishers of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, presented Anderson Conference Center with a 2023 Readers’ Choice Award.

“ConventionSouth readers and fans have once again voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that Anderson Conference Center has been selected to receive our annual Readers’ Choice Award,” said ConventionSouth Associate Publisher Tiffany Burtnett. “This prestigious recognition comes from the United States’ top meeting professionals who hold events in the South. These planners demand the highest level of customer service and quality facilities, and they have determined that Anderson Conference Center indeed displays the commitment to professionalism, creativity, and service that they require.”

Anderson Conference Center is among 446 convention and visitor bureaus (CVBs), meeting facilities, hotels, and unique venues located across the South to receive this year’s Readers’ Choice Award. Throughout the year, meeting professionals nominated the meeting sites they believe provide exemplary service for group events. The nominated sites are then compiled onto an online ballot where meeting professionals and fans are asked to vote for the best of the best. With over 8,000 voters participating in the selection process and the highest social media interaction to date, this has been the most successful and engaging year yet!

“It is an incredible honor to receive the ConventionSouth Reader’s Choice Award as a first-time nominee,” said Rosetta Boatright, General Manager of Anderson Conference Center. “Our staff is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and maintaining clean and well-equipped meeting spaces for our guests. In collaboration with the chefs of from our very own Helms College, we offer our groups an elevated culinary experience through our applied learning concept. This recognition confirms our ability to host local, state, and regional groups ranging from 30 to 400 people.”

Anderson Conference Center will be featured as an award recipient in the December 2023 Awards Issue of ConventionSouth magazine.

“It certainly is an honor to be recognized by our customers as their meeting place of choice in the South,” added Douglas Hustad, Vice President of Hospitality at Edgar’s Hospitality Group of which Anderson Conference Center is part. “Our team genuinely loves to serve and create wonderful experiences. Congratulations to all others who were recognized as well.”

Celebrating 40 years as a leading meeting planning resource for Southern destinations, ConventionSouth is based in Gulf Shores, Ala., and is distributed to more than 18,000 meeting professionals located across the country who book events held within the South.



Karen Lee Davis
Director of Marketing and PR
Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA
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