Atlanta’s Third Annual SERV Ball Reaches A New Height!

Throughout 2015 Destination South Meetings + Events contributed to many events that gave back to our community. However, the one that got us most into the holiday spirit of ‘giving’ was the 3rd Annual SERV Ball. Hosted this year at The Biltmore Ballrooms, the annual fundraiser event sold out in advance with a record 270+…

Experiencing IMEX America 2015

This Fall we were thrilled that Destination South‘s President and Managing Director, Cynthia Alford, DMCP and Sales Director, Andy Williams, CMP, TMP had the opportunity to attend IMEX America in one of the world’s most energetic and entertaining cities, Las Vegas. With a record attendance of 10,935, this 3-day event for hospitality, DMC and event…

It Takes TEAMWORK To Make The Dream Work – Part II

This month we’re happy to have Atlanta leader, Gary Stokan as guest blogger for a two-part leadership series on Mouth Of The Destination South Blog.  With 35+ years of corporate sports management experience, Stokan has put his fingerprint on many major events that have brought Atlanta to the forefront as a globally progressive and thriving city. In Part II…

It Takes TEAMWORK To Make The Dream Work – Part I

We’re honored this month to have Atlanta leader, Gary Stokan as our guest blogger!  Founder of the Chick‑fil‑A Bowl, Stokan is also past president of the Atlanta Sports Council where he served for 12 years, concurrently with his role with the Chick‑fil‑A Bowl. With 35+ years of corporate sports management experience, Stokan has put his fingerprint on…

What's Old Is New – Creating Contemporary Events at Historic Venues

Photography: Travis S. Taylor, Affairs to Remember When we think of experts in Atlanta that understand the in’s and out’s of special event venues, especially historic venues, Jennifer Schiveree Farmer‘s name most definitely comes to the forefront! Currently with Affairs to Remember Caterers, Jennifer joined this dynamic team in July 2015 as their Director of Business Development. Bringing with her a…

Triplets for Destination South!

The winning streak continued this summer for our Destination South Meetings + Events team when they brought home three…that’s right THREE awards from the 2015 Phoenix Awards presented by the Meeting Professionals International Georgia Chapter (MPI GA). Planner Member of the Year – Cynthia Alford, DMCP Chapter Leader of the Year – Andy Williams, CMP, TMP Committee of the Year for…

Are You Ready To Experience Transformation?

We’re pleased to present today the launch of Destination South Meetings + Events new website! “I couldn’t be more proud or excited to launch the refreshed and re-imagined Destination South website,” shares Destination South Managing Director Cynthia Alford, DMCP. “It’s designed to reflect our experience, passion, innovation and most importantly, the FUN we bring to creating…

Do You Have The Right Ingredients For Your Event Catering?

If there’s a person in Atlanta that knows her way around catering within an attraction that would be Natasha Cary, General Manager for Wolfgang Puck Catering and Restaurant Associates at Georgia Aquarium! Natasha’s career with catering at the Aquarium started long before she stepped into the role of General Manager. In 2005 she joined Wolfgang Puck Catering on the…

The Ongoing Challenge to Out-Differ the Different (for “kids” sake)

This month we’re excited to have the creative force, Kelly Jordan Nelson as our guest blogger! Over the years, Destination South has collaborated with Kelly and her company on award-winning entertainment concepts. Kelly began her career at one of the world’s largest marketing communications design and production agencies, Jack Morton Worldwide. That background has served her…

Welcome Our New Director of Sales!

Destination South Meetings & Events is pleased to announce that Andy Williams, TMP has joined our team as Director of Sales. Prior to joining DSME, Andy was Director of Sales at the Convention & Visitors Bureau of Dunwoody in Georgia. Andy joins the Destination South team with almost a decade of experience in the event, meetings and tourism industry. Most recently he held…