Lake Terrace receives Regional Recognition | Business
The following is a press release from the Lake Terrace Convetion Center:
Since 1998, Lake Terrace Convention Center has worked toward increasing economic impact in the Hattiesburg area. Its flexible meeting spaces, advanced technology and dedicated staff have consistently brought clients back time and time again. This year, for the seventh year, readers of ConventionSouth magazine agreed that Lake Terrace Convention Center has earned the title “Best of the Best.”
“ConventionSouth readers have nominated and voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that Lake Terrace Convention Center has been selected to receive our annual Readers’ Choice Award,” said ConventionSouth Publisher J. Talty O’Connor. “The value in receiving this prestigious recognition is that it comes from the United States’ top meeting professionals who book events held in the South. These planners demand the highest level of customer service and quality facilities, and they have contributed in determining that Lake Terrace Convention Center indeed displays the commitment to professionalism, creativity and service that they require.”
Lake Terrace Convention Center is among 100 convention and visitor bureaus (CVBs), meeting facilities and hotels 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 properties were then compiled onto an online ballot where meeting professionals were asked to vote for the best of the best. More than 1,500 voters participated this year in the selection process.
Since 1983, ConventionSouth has been the leading publication for meeting professionals in the South. Each year, the magazine highlights the South’s most creative and professional meeting sites as selected by the readers. Celebrating 30 years as a leading meeting planning resource, ConventionSouth magazine is based in Gulf Shores, Ala., and is distributed to more than 18,000 meeting professionals located across the country who book meetings held within the South, according to O’Connor.
"We consider this award a high honor because it is voted on by meeting planners who have dealt with us directly, many on a repeat basis," said Rick Taylor, Executive Director of the Hattiesburg Convention Commission. "It is a testament to the quality for which our staff strives.”
In 1998, Lake Terrace opened with the purpose of improving the economy on the local and state levels and to assist in growing the Hattiesburg area. Now, 14 years later, Lake Terrace has helped to bring nearly $233 million into Hattiesburg’s economy.
Lake Terrace Convention Center is a Hattiesburg Convention Commission Facility. Since 1991, the Hattiesburg Convention Commission has been developing and operating tourism-related facilities for the Hattiesburg area. For more information visit www.HattiesburgConventionCommission.com.