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Baltimore Bustling With Redevelopment, Luring Business TravelersCVBsDestinations

Baltimore has reinvented itself several times over the past few decades. Each time, it has gained attention as an important destination for business travelers. “Baltimore’s skyline is currently dotted by construction cranes that are assembling new developments to completely transform its horizon,” says Al Hutchinson president and CEO of Visit Baltimore, the city’s CVB. One…

Show Off Your City in the 2017 CVB Selfie ContestCVBsDestinations

We want you out of the office and celebrating your city—for our fourth annual selfie contest, which is officially underway! This year, we want you to show us a hidden gem in your city—something that will surprise tourists and even some of your fellow residents. It could be an activity nobody would expect people to…

The Empire Hotel

Birmingham and Mobile Meeting VenuesDestinationsVenues

Birmingham Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex First-class facility; 220,000-square-foot exhibition hall, 100,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including two ballrooms, arena, concert hall, theater and Medical Forum conference building; in Uptown Entertainment District, adjacent to Sheraton Birmingham Hotel and The Westin Birmingham. Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook Opened October 2015; adjacent to Birmingham Botanical Gardens; 100 guest…

Mobile Botanical Gardens

Mobile’s Scenery Offers Options for Event DesignDestinations

Mobile Botanical Gardens In Mobile, Alabama, Bellingrath Gardens and Home, which celebrated its 85th anniversary in April, is a 65-acre estate garden in Theodore that provides stunning, colorful floral blooms that attendees can visit every day of the year except Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Just as the camellias complete their cycle of blooms,…

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Enjoy Birmingham’s Green Meeting SpacesConvention CentersDestinationsGreen Meetings

Arch at Birmingham Botanical Gardens Home to the Gardens of Collections, Gardens of Nature and Gardens of Culture, Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama’s largest organic museum, with miles of tranquil paths and more than 30 creative outdoor sculptures. The gardens were voted the third-best free attraction in America by USA Today in 2016. Birmingham Botanical…

Working with a Seasoned Professional SpeakerMeeting PlanningPlannerSpeakers

How do you know that you’re bringing in somebody to speak to your audience who’s going to do the right job, deliver the right message and offer take-home value? In short, how do you know when you’re working with a seasoned pro? While there’s no foolproof way to know, here are ten signs that the…