Small Market Meetings

MAY 2017

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Kelly Tyner 866-356-5128 kelly@grouptravelleader.com SMALL MARKET MEETINGS is published monthly by Pioneer Publishing, Inc., 301 E. High St., Lexington, K Y 40507, and is distributed free of charge to qualified meeting planners who plan meetings in small and medium size towns and cities. All other meeting industr y suppliers, including hotels, conference centers, convention centers, destinations, transpor tation companies, restaurants and other meeting industr y-related companies may subscribe by sending a check for $39 for one year to: Small Market Meetings, Circulation Depar tment, 301 East High St., Lexington, K Y 40507. Phone (866) 356-5128 (toll-free) or (859) 225-1452. Fax: (859) 253-0499. Copyright SMALL MARKET MEETINGS, Inc. All rights reser ved. Reproduction of editorial or graphic content in any manner without the written consent of the publisher is prohibited. MAC T. LACY P UBLISHER /P ARTNER maclacy@grouptravelleader.com HERBERT SPARROW E XECUTIVE E DITOR /P ARTNER hsparrow@grouptravelleader.com BRIAN JEWELL E DITOR brianj@grouptravelleader.com DAVID BROWN A RT D IRECTOR production@smallmarketmeetings.com STACEY BOWMAN A CCOUNT M ANAGER sales@smallmarketmeetings.com KELLY TYNER A CCOUNT M ANAGER sales@smallmarketmeetings.com SAVANNAH OSBOURN S TAFF WRITER CHRISTINE CLOUGH C OPY EDITOR RENA BAER P ROOFREADER www.smallmarketmeetings.com For Sales Call May 2017 Volume 18 Issue 5 Off-Season Meetings These seasonal destinations offer significant savings during low-demand times. . . .11 Bring the Kids These family-friendly destinations help drive high attendance for meetings. 14 Innovation in Winston-Salem This North Carolina City is pushing the envelope in exciting ways. . . . . . . . . 20 Meet Marin County, California This Bay-area destination is full of natural beauty and affordable meeting options. . . . .24 Tan-Tar-A Resort Discover the meetings opportunities at Central Missouri's premiere lakeside retreat. . . . . . .26 Kansas Meeting Guide Meeting opportunities abound at museums and historic sites in the Sunflower State. . . . . .30 14 20 11 On the cover: Sunset at the iconic Point Reyes Cypress Tunnel in Marin County, California. Courtesy Visit Savannah Courtesy Virginia Beach CVB Courtesy Visit Winston-Salem

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