EXHIBITORS DESCRIPTIONS

 

Atlanta's Cobb Travel & Tourism
Booth: 508            
Chris Colbert
1 Garlleria Pkwy Ste 1A2A
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: (678) 303-2636
Fax: (678) 303-2625
Email:
ccolbert@travelcobb.org 
Website:
http://www.travelcobb.org
Atlanta’s Cobb Galleria Centre is just 10 mins north of downtown & 20 mins north of airport with up to 144,000gsf of contiguous exhibit floor space, 25,000sf Ballroom + 24 breakouts ALL on ONE level. No Union Fees & FREE Parking. The Galleria Centre is the only convention center in Atlanta physically connected to a hotel-- the 521-room Renaissance Waverly (AAA-4 Diamond). Over 3,000 sleeping rooms are in the immediate area. Nearby, The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre with 2,750 seats opened in 2007 and is home to the Atlanta Ballet, Opera, Broadway touring companies, concerts and special events. FREE hotel shuttles operate within 3-5 mile radius. Numerous restaurants & shopping are within EZ walking or shuttle. Daily Airport Shuttle and EZ Interstate access add to the many important reasons Meeting Professionals return to the Cobb Galleria Centre, annually. Hospitality Professionals  with over 30 years experience available for your next successful events.

Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau
Booth: 503            
Lori D. Morrison
736 Market St, Fl 18
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 424-4432
Fax: (423) 265-1630
Email:
lorid@chattanoogacvb.com
Website:
http://www.chattanoogameetings.com
Chattanooga is centrally located in the Southeast within a 3 hour drive of 10 million people!  Chattanooga boasts one of the nation's top ten green convention centers, a state-of-the-art, one-level, 185,000 square foot facility. We offer 9000 guest rooms in the metro area, an airport that offers non-stop and one-stop connections to over 1000 destinations, a free zero-emission electric shuttle system and unique off-site function venues and recreational options. Free time in Chattanooga means attendees can enjoy a fabulous assortment of restaurants, museums, the scenic beauty of the riverfront and surrounding mountains.

Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center
Booth: 107            
Tony Prusak
1300 E 9th St, Ste 650
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: (216) 920-1433
Email:
tprusak@mmart.com
Website:
http://www.clevelandmedicalmart.com
Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center is a world-class education and training center designed to host continuing medical education programs, conferences and conventions supported by Cleveland’s world-renowned healthcare leadership. The Medical Mart will provide a platform for showcasing innovation & technology from the industry’s leading healthcare manufacturers.

Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau
Booth: 608            
Jeffrey Musumano
31 Pratt St Fl 4
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: (860) 882-1107
Fax: (860) 293-2365
Email:
jeffreym@ctcsb.org
Website:
http://www.ctmeetings.org
Connecticut provides state-of-the-art meeting facilities and sports venues, first-rate accommodations and unparalleled service at competitive prices. Conveniently located between New York and Boston, it’s easy to access by car, air, bus or train, and we move at the speed of business. Our renowned arts, historic and cultural attractions are wonderful unique venues for meetings and social events. Pristine golf courses, sparking waterways, and two of the world’s largest casinos add “memorable” to your experience.

Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
Booth: 307            
Cathy Brady
211 W Fort St Ste 1000
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 202-1909
Fax: (313) 202-1809
Email:
cbrady@meetdetroit.com
Website:
http://www.meetdetroit.com
The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to market and sell the metropolitan Detroit area on a worldwide basis as a destination for leisure and business travel including conventions, trade shows corporate meetings, tours and incentive travel and as a film location to maximize additional visitors, visitor expenditures, state and local tax revenues, and job opportunities. More than 800 businesses are represented in the DMCVB's membership. The DMCVB was founded in 1896 as the world's first convention and visitors bureau. www.visitdetroit.com

Eugene, Cascades & Coast
Booth: 205            
Juanita Metzler
754 Olive Street
Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: (541) 484-5307
Fax: (541) 343-6335
Email:
Juanita@EugeneCascadesCoast.org
Website:
http://www.eugenecascadescoast.org
Take a breath of fresh air! Meetings and conventions in the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region in Oregon are easy to plan, convenient for travel, and give delegates a wide range of activities within close proximity. The natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest--with its old growth forests, pristine rivers, verdant wine country and rugged coastline--provides an enriching backdrop for meetings and conventions. Offering all the amenities and experienced service of a large city, but with the added charm of small town authenticity; we can offer meeting space and accommodations for groups from ten to 10,000.

Explore Asheville - Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Booth: 309            
Dianna Pierce
P.O. Box 1010
Asheville, NC 28802            
Phone: (828) 258-6108
Fax: (828) 254-6054
Email:
dpierce@exploreasheville.com
Website:
http://www.ExploreAsheville.com
Asheville is recognized as one of America’s most vibrant destinations. Breathtaking mountain scenery is met with a sophisticated yet bohemian culture, providing an ideal backdrop for inspired meetings. The area is home to Biltmore Estate, diverse outdoor adventures, a lively downtown, amazing food and a vibrant craft beer scene. From AAA Four Diamond resorts to LEED Certified hotels, Asheville offers 7,000+ hotel rooms and meeting options from 2,500 to 83,000 square feet. Asheville Regional Airport serves 750,000 passengers per year, offering non-stop flights and easy connections through major US hubs. Here you’ll find an atmosphere that never fails to invigorate the spirit.

Express Evaluations
Booth: 505            
Glenn McKittrick
1 S Main St
Elburn, IL 60119
Phone: (800) 432-9123
Fax: (630) 365-6904
Email:
glenn@express-evaluations.com
Website:
http://www.express-evaluations.com
Express Evaluations provides design, processing, and reporting services for CE events, including session and speaker evaluations as well as Demographic and Overall reports.  The evaluations can be web-based or paper-based.  CE calculations and certificates are integrated with the evaluations.  We can work with you on follow-up surveys and post-tests to help show the positive outcome of your educational activity.  If you preserve your educational activities as enduring products, we can provide the CE element.  We put value into evaluations!

Fern Exposition and Event Services
Booth: 609            
Judy Hill
125 Fernco Drive
Nashville, TN 37207
Phone: (615) 256-0357
Fax: (615) 256-0490
Email:
jhill@fernexpo.com
Website:
http://www.fernexpo.com
Fern Exposition & Event Services is a full-service general services contractor, providing trade show and event services nationwide. Founded in 1909, Fern is one of the nation's largest and most experienced contractors. Fern uniquely provides personal attention to shows and events of all sizes and in all market. Services include: show and event planning, show logistics, graphic design and production, custom and modular exhibit design and rental, installation and dismantling labor, rigging, furnishings, material handling, freight services, electrical and other utilities, marketing fulfillment, and more.

Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau
Booth: 409            
Velenda Dewberry
111 w 4th Street, Ste 200
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: (817) 336-8791
Fax: (817) 338-3546
Email:
velendadewberry@fortworth.com
Website:
http://www.fortworth.com
The 16th-largest city in the United States and still growing rapidly, Fort Worth is one of the premier meeting destinations in the nation. The state-of-the-art Fort Worth Convention Center, high-quality hotel offerings and attractions make the “City of Cowboys and Culture” an excellent choice for your next meeting or convention.  In addition to excellent meeting offerings, visitors can experience Sundance Square, one of the most dynamic downtowns in the nation, exciting Western heritage in the Stockyards National Historic District and the artistic masterpieces of Fort Worth’s Cultural District.  For more information, visit www.FortWorth.com.

Grand Rapids, Richmond, Sacramento - Three Cities, One Focus
Booth: 507 and 509            
Kim Rangel
171 Monroe Avenue Suite 700
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 233-3543
Email:
krangel@experiencegr.com
Three of America’s most innovative convention cities have teamed up to promote their destinations.  While all uniquely different, the cities of Grand Rapids, Richmond, and Sacramento have common ground in the offering of stellar meeting spaces, beautiful cities, and excellent service to any convention that visits.  Each city offers a different climate, history, and team of convention experts, but we all share a drive for successful meetings.  We may be on three different coasts, but we share one focus.

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
Booth: 601            
Michele Bemis
100 E Broward Blvd Ste 200
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: (954) 767-2459
Fax: (954) 765-7386
Email:
mbemis@broward.org
Website:
http://www.sunny.org
Step up to the lighter, brighter side of meetings and get down to business in Greater Fort Lauderdale, where warmth and beauty inspire successful meetings and a sunny state of mind.  With a SUNsational service team, awe-inspiring venues, and a bold business attitude, meetings simply shine brighter here.  And you will, too.  From the 600,000 square foot LEED Gold Certified Broward County Convention Center and the nearby Lauderdale Convention Collection of hotels, to the countless activities for attendees, you’ll find that value, accessibility and convenience are number one on our agenda.  Plus, the ease of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport makes getting here a breeze.  In Greater Fort Lauderdale, you’ll find all the elements of a successful meeting in one dynamic destination!

Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau
Booth: 408            
Barry Moskowitz
701 Brickell Ste 2700
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: (305) 539-3042
Fax: (305) 530-4276
Email:
barry@gmcvb.com
Website:
http://www.miamiandbeaches.com/
Greater Miami & the Beaches has a formula for success few places in the world can match. With a wide variety of hotel products, meeting space and off site venues it is a meeting planners dream. Not to mention the abundant sun, sand, surf, world-class cuisine, entertainment and diverse cultures it is an exciting destination for attendees to explore. Let our experienced Sales and Service Team help you plan a meeting or convention that will be remembered by all. We are here to assist with finding the right hotel accommodations, site inspections, attendance builders, provide business referrals and city information. We are just a click away visit www.miamimeetings.com

Greater St Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau
Booth: 100            
Martha Little, CMP
230 South Main Street
St Charles, MO 63301
Phone: (636) 255-6110         
Email:
MLittle@historicstcharles.com  
Website:
http://www.historicstcharles.com 
Quaint destination sitting along the Missouri River featuring 10 block restored historic district with 100 specialty shops, numerous restaurants, winery and micro brewery. Meeting facilities include the St Charles Convention Center offering 154,000 sq ft of space which is attached to a Embassy Suites with 296 guest rooms and complimentary parking. The Ameristar Casino Resort Spa is a four diamond property offering 400 suites and a 25,000 sq ft conference center. We are a full service CVB that offers many complimentary services to our meetings and coventions that are hosted in our city!
 
Higher Logic
Booth: 605            
Mark Lowry
901 N Glebe Rd Ste 1005
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (202) 360-4448
Email:
mark@higherlogic.com
Website:
http://www.higherlogic.com
Higher Logic™ provides innovative professional social media and mobile applications for associations, non-profits and member-based organizations worldwide that are seeking to create conversation, share knowledge and build community.  Our premier offering, The Connected Community™ software suite, empowers member-based organizations to share best practices and collaborate—anytime, anywhere. Higher Logic’s Connected Community seamless integration to leading association management software (AMS) and Higher Logic Mobile allows organizations to offer a new dimension of value to constituents by increasing their presence and attracting and engaging a new generation of global members. Learn more at www.higherlogic.com and follow @HigherLogic.
             
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Booth: 603            
Ellen A. Casey, CMP, LES
122 N 2nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 440-3107 / (602) 758-0291
Fax: (602) 256-0801
Email:
ellen.casey@hyatt.com
Website:
http://www.phoenix.hyatt.com
Host successful meetings and explore a southwest cosmopolitan city center.  With nearly 700 guest rooms and 48,000 square feet of versatile meeting space in-house and our close proximity to the Phoenix Convention Center, Hyatt Regency Phoenix is able to work with groups of any size.  Our location is about two blocks from ASU’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation.  Downtown Phoenix enhances any meeting offering rich cultural experiences, professional sports, unique dining, shopping and nightlife – all within walking distance of the hotel.   Contact us about special pricing for dates in 2013 & 2014.  Downtown Phoenix. It’s Cooler Than You Think.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - Wolters Kluwer Health
Booth: 602            
Ruth Boyle
2001 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 521-8300
Fax: (215) 814-8911
Email:
Ruth.boyle@wolterskluwer.com
Website:
http://www.lww.com
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a Wolters Kluwer Health company is a leading international publisher of medical books, journals, and electronic media.  We proudly offer specialized publications and software for physicians, nurses, students and clinicians.  Please visit our booth to browse our comprehensive product line.

Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Booth: 406            
Lisa LeCompte
401 W Main St Ste 2300
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 584-2121
Fax: (502) 584-6697
Email:
llecompte@gotolouisville.com
Website:
http://www.gotolouisville.com
Louisville offers the friendly warmth of the South, the convenience and ease of the Midwest, and the sophistication and cultural creativity of a major metropolitan location. In this city you can find Museum Row on Main featuring nine attractions in four walkable blocks and Churchill Downs, the home to the Kentucky Derby. As the gateway to bourbon country, Louisville is also a great place to explore a vast and eclectic dining scene. Plus, a walkable, flexible convention package, makes it the perfect meeting destination.  In Louisville, the question isn’t what to do, it’s what to do first!
             
Meet Minneapolis, Official Convention + Visitors Association
Booth: 203            
Lori Kearney
2520 Marquette Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: (612) 767-8144
Fax: (612) 767-8129
Email:
lorik@meetminneapolis.com
Website:
http://www.minneapolis.org
Minneapolis, City by Nature, consistently ranks in the upper echelons of healthy living and medical implementation; and it is proud to be the host city of the 2013 Alliance Fall Summit. Minneapolis is vibrant and affordable, from the world-class theaters to a wealth of culinary options. Light rail conveniently connects downtown Minneapolis, Mall of America and the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. And, the average flight time to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area, from just about anywhere in the country, is just 2.5 hours. See you in Minneapolis!

Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau
Booth: 109            
Mikki Reitano Walls
47 Union Ave
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: (901) 543-5318
Fax: (901) 543-5350
Email:
mikkiwalls@memphistravel.com
Website:
http://www.memphistravel.com
The music. The history. The food. The stories. The deep unrelenting Mississippi River seems to fill Memphis with a powerful soul that overflows into the restaurants, juke joints, and historic sites. It makes for a rich, one-of-a-kind meeting destination that will give your delegates a trip to remember. And Memphis makes an equally strong impression on group planners. The city's elegant southern hotels and wide diversity of unique meeting spaces will help make Memphis one of your group's most memorable meeting destinations ever....

Nashville CVB & The Downtown Nashville Convention Collection
Booth: 403 and 502            
Scott Wright
150 4th Ave N Ste G 250
Nashville, TN 37219
Phone: (615) 259-4748
Email:
scott@visitmusiccity.com
Website:
http://www.visitmusiccity.com
Nashville is proud to be the host city for this year’s Fall Summit!!!

National Healthcare Career Network
Booth: 404            
Matt Dorn
590 Herndon Pkwy St 100
Herndon, VA 20170 Phone: (800) 331-2177
Fax: (703) 707-6210
Email:
mdorn@boxwoodtech.com
Website:
http://www.nhcnnetwork.org
           
New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau
Booth: 504            
Raquel Dufauchard
2020 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 566-5061
Fax: (504) 566-5046
Email:
rdufauchard@neworleanscvb.com
Website:
http://www.neworleanscvb.com
Here, in this little corner of the American South, we celebrate almost anything. We have a saying: LAISSEZ LE BONS TEMPS ROULER -- LET THEGOOD TIMES ROLL. A reminder of our french heritage, where European traditions blend with Caribbean influences. A place where Haitian and African Creoles were instrumental in creating jazz and Cajun Zydeco, legendary cuisine and a history as colorful as the local architecture. New Orleans is a cultural gumbo … a sensory overload with an authentic spirit. … a place like no other … a way of life that began three centuries ago and remains today.

Newport, Rhode Island
Booth: 108            
Anne Roberts
23 Americas Cup Ave
Newport, RI 02840-3032
Phone: (401) 845-9127
Fax: (401) 849-0291
Email:
annr@gonewport.com
Website:
http://www.gonewport.com
Historic Newport, Rhode Island: Gilded-Age mansions, The Tennis Hall of Fame, America’s Cup sailing, lobsterbakes and more, combined with convention hotels, boutique Inns and B&B’s make the perfect seaside destination. Create your own history by planning your next meeting, conference, incentive or team-building program at www.GoNewport.com.

           
 
Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau
Booth: 202
Erin Hoebbel
50 E River Center Blvd Ste 200
Covington, KY 41011
Phone: (859) 655-4154
Fax: (859) 261-5135
Email:
ehoebbel@nkycvb.com
Website:
http://www.nkycvb.com
Northern Kentucky is the Southern Side of Cincinnati. We offer the best of both worlds- southern charm in a metropolitan area. Our RiverCenter Convention Package, anchored by the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, offers a unique and picturesque setting on the Ohio River with awesome views of downtown Cincinnati and the historic Roebling Suspension Bridge. The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, a Delta hub, offers easy accessibility. We offer one contract for multi-hotel groups. Plus, our Meeting Guarantee Program exemplifies the community’s commitment to service.

NSO - Nurses Service Organization
Booth: 103
Kate Mager
159 E. County Line Rd
Hatboro, PA 19040
Phone: (800) 247-1500
Fax: (800) 739-8818
Email:
service@nso.com
Website:
http://www.nso.com
Nurses Service Organization (NSO) has been protecting nursing professionals for over 35 years. Over 650,000 nurses safeguard their careers with Nurses’ Professional Liability Insurance through NSO, making us the nation’s #1 provider of medical malpractice coverage for nurses.
 
Nursing Alliance for Quality Care
Booth: 306
Mary Jean Schumann
GWU School of Nursing2030 M Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 994-3484
Fax: (202) 994-2777
Email:
mschuma7@gwu.edu
Website:
http://www.nursingaqc.org 

Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau
Booth: 204
Nicole Beran
1001 Farnam St
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone: (402) 444-4611
Fax: (402) 546-1458
Email:
nberan@visitomaha.com
Website:
http://www.visitomaha.com
In Omaha it’s all about you.  You want affordability - Omaha is consistently ranked as a ‘best value’ city, renowned for its hospitality. You want convenience – Omaha is in the center of the country, making travel easy. You want fun – Omaha‘s Old Market entertainment district offers boutiques, restaurants, bars and art galleries all within walking distance from the 250,000 sq. ft. convention center and more than 2,000 hotel rooms. You want a destination that speaks your language – Omaha is home to five nursing colleges and two teaching hospitals.  You want your event to be the center of attention – Omaha delivers.

Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau
Booth: 209
Beth Bushman
2 Rochelle Court
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Phone: (540) 372-4374
Email:
bbushman@visitpasadena.com
Website:
http://www.visitpasadena.com
Planning a meeting? Plan on Pasadena! The best place to meet in Southern California. The Gold LEED Certified Pasadena Convention Center offers 55,000 square feet of exhibit space and a 25,000 square foot ballroom. Pasadena offers 1,500 guestrooms within walking distance; hundreds of national retailers and one-of-a-kind boutiques, 500 restaurants, theatres, renowned museums, and exciting nightlife.  Located just 11 miles from downtown L.A. with access to four major airports. Pasadena provides the ideal facilities, amenities and red carpet service to accommodate your meeting, corporate event or gala in style! To book your meeting, please contact: Beth Bushman

Positively Cleveland
Booth: 105
Nancy Artale
334 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: (216) 875-6655
Fax: (216) 621-5967
Email:
nartale@positivelycleveland.com
Website:
http://www.positivelycleveland.com
Cleveland is a vibrant lakeside city located within 500 miles of 43 percent of the U.S. population and a growing premier meeting and convention destination.  If you are looking for an exciting and affordable city with great facilities for your meeting, Cleveland has all that covered and more. The brand new LEED silver-certified Cleveland Convention Center & Medical Mart boasts a 1.1 million-square-foot campus with 93,000 square feet of meeting space featuring permanent medical showrooms, a Class-A exhibition hall and state-of-the-art conference facilities tailored to the needs of both the medical and mainstream marketplace.  Contact Mike Burns, mburns@positivelycleveland.com, 216.876.6615. www.clevelandmeetings.com.

Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau
Booth: 106
Bryan Lavin
144 Westminster St
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 456-0235
Fax: (401) 273-7046
Email:
blavin@PWCVB.com
Website:
http://www.GoProvidence.com
The Providence/Warwick area mixes the urban sophistication of a big city and the graceful charm of a small New England seaside town.  At the heart of Providence’s downtown is the award-winning Rhode Island Convention Center (RICC), which offers a 100,000 sq. ft. divisible exhibition hall, a 20,000 sq. ft. ballroom, and 23 meeting rooms.  There are 5,500 hotel rooms in the area, more than 2,000 of which are within walking distance of RICC.  Combining convenience and accessibility with world-class dining and a vibrant arts & culture scene, the Providence/Warwick area is the perfect destination for your next event.

Reno Tahoe USA
Booth: 206
Cindy Wendt
PO Box 2154
Orland Park, IL 60462
Phone: (708) 349-7711
Fax: (708) 349-7709
Email:
cwendt@renotahoeusa.com
Website:
http://www.MeetRenoTahoe.com
Imagine a place where meetings are more profitable! Far From Expected, right? Ever wonder why coffee is expensive? Our tasty Reno brew is under $40/gallon! Enjoy hotel rates 30% below competing destinations (with renovations over $500M), that’s amazing.  FREE airport shuttles and parking  for everyone.  Leverage our owner/operated venues  for memorable fund-raising or team building events with potentially free golf course, concert hall or bowling stadium. Combining 300 days of sunshine, Lake Tahoe, 50 golf courses and 18 ski resorts nearby, attendees will relish incredible experiences. Meetings are more profitable in Reno Tahoe, now that’s Far From Expected!

Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau
Booth: 405
Dianna Douglas
629 Spring St
Shreveport, LA 71166
Phone: (318) 429-0646
Fax: (318) 222-0056
Email:
ddouglas@sbctb.org
Website:
http://www.shreveport-bossier.org
Make your next meeting the star attraction in Shreveport-Bossier: Louisiana’s Other Side
We will extend star treatment and hospitality to conference planners and attendees alike.  Shreveport-Bossier City will satisfy all of your meeting planning needs and provide your organization with “wallet friendly” rates.  You can count on professional and experienced service that goes above and beyond to make your event successful and memorable….come discover LOUISIANA’S OTHER SIDE!  
 
Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau
Booth: 606
Alicia Erickson
109 N 7th St
Springfield, IL 62701
Phone: (800) 545-7300 x142
Fax: (217) 544-8711
Email:
alicia.erickson@springfield.il.us
Website:
http://www.planonspringfieldil.com
Springfield, Illinois is the ideal convention and meeting destination! Over 4000 rooms,3 distinct convention areas, unique venues and tours make it your perfect meeting destination.

Springfield FIRST
Booth: 604
Tina Ferruolo
1277 Main St
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: (413) 271-3255
Fax: (413) 787-6645
Email:
tferruolo@massconvention.com
Website:
http://www.springfield-first.com
The MassMutual Convention Center, in Springfield, Massachusetts, is the ideal destination for your next event. Our state-of-the-art facility, combined with our customer-focused service team, ensures a successful event for you and your attendees! Centrally located at the crossroads of New England, Springfield is not only easily accessible but also offers unique and exciting entertainment options. Think beyond your expectations: Think Springfield First.

Tech Rentals/The Production Solutions Group
Booth: 104
Rusty Chester
1443 Donelson Pike
Nashville, TN 37217
Phone: (615) 515-3409
Email:
rchester@tpsgav.com
Website:
http://www.tpsgav.com
Tech Rentals/ TPSG is a full service audio visual rental and staging company. Since 1985, we have supported meeting and event planners, associations, conventions and tradeshows, the hospitality market, production companies and the corporate community across the country. At Tech Rentals/ TPSG, we view ourselves as an extension of our clients. Our goal is to be an AV partner, providing support for each project, from conception to completion. For every meeting or event, our experienced team of professionals is dedicated to providing services that are second to none
 
The Grand Sierra Resort
Booth: 207
Sara Mahoney
2500 East Second Street
Reno, NV 89595
Phone: (224) 544-5663
Fax: (224) 544-5667
Email:
sara.mahoney@grandsierraresort.com
Website:
http://www.grandsierraresort.com
Maximize your meetings by experiencing all that Grand Sierra Resort has to offer. With our abundance of meeting convention space, separate group check in and registration area, and more than 200,000 square feet, we can accommodate up to 4,000 attendees. For smaller groups we are flexible with ability to create an intimate atmosphere for your attendees to enjoy. Over 1995 spacious guestrooms and suites.Conveniently located 30 miles from beautiful Lake Tahoe and 5 minutes away from Reno International Airport, offering complimentary shuttle to from the resort! The Grand Sierra Resort has a variety of on-site restaurants for everyone and every budget. For added value, the resort offers: 50 lane bowling, movie theatre, go-cart racing, outdoor pool and bar, shopping mall, miniature golf, indoor golf simulator, outdoor driving range, wine bar and lounge, not to mention 24 hr. gaming (located away from meeting facility and guestrooms) as an amenity -not the focus of the resort. All of this on property! Grand Sierra Resort is Reno’s largest Meeting and convention resort nestled at the base of the Sierra Mountain ranges. This unique resort represents more value and benefits than imaginable with its affordable luxury.  25 million in new enhancements, with more to come! We invite you to experience the difference for your next meeting!

The Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge
Booth: 102
Kelly Burd-Adams
101 Shenandoah Ave NE
Roanoke, VA 24016
Phone: (800) 635-5535
Fax: (540) 342-7119
Email:
kburdadams@visitroanokeva.com
Website:
http://www.visitroanokeva.com
The Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge, located within close proximity to neighboring states of NC, TN, KY, WV, DC and MD,   is easily accessible by Interstate 81, 77, 64 and U.S. Routes 460 and 220 and Roanoke Regional Airport. Roanoke Regional Airport offers direct, non-stop flights to 8 International Airports. We offer multiple meeting facilities within a metro-urban, mountainous setting along with a vast array of medical resources.  Visit our staff at Booth 102  for specific information on Virginia's  Blue Ridge meeting facilities.  We look forward to meeting you.

The Wyanoke Group
Booth: 402
Julie Weiner
6900 Grove Rd
Thorofare, NJ 08086
Phone: (856) 848-1000
Fax: (856) 848-6091
Email:
jweiner@slackinc.com
Website:
http://www.healio.com
The Wyanoke Group companies support association clients with their mission and member services by providing expertise, capabilities and an economy of scale. We offer solutions to the most common challenges that associations face, including: meeting management, exhibit sales and management, print and digital publishing, convention daily newspaper publishing and advertising representation. Stop by Booth #402 or visit us online at WyanokeGroup.com for more information on the services provided by The Wyanoke Group Companies – SLACK Incorporated and Association & Meeting Solutions.

Travel Portland
Booth: 303
Shawna Wellman
1000 SW Broadway Ste 2300
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: (503) 275-9754
Fax: (503) 275-9297
Email:
shawna@travelportland.com
Website:
http://www.travelportland.com
You want a unique place for a meeting and affordable accommodations to match? You want great culture, memorable meals and delicious microbrews with no side order of sales tax? You want transportation that’s delegate-friendly and easy on the environment, too?   YOU JUST WANT A PLACE LIKE PORTLAND.  Portland offers 22,000 hotel rooms and your delegates can hitch a ride to/from the convention center on Portland’s MAX light rail free in downtown.  With no sales tax or food and beverage tax, Portland lets you stretch your meeting dollars. Your budget will thank you, as will your delegates, who’ll use the money they save to take advantage of Portland’s acclaimed dining, shopping and cultural offerings — plus great pre/post options like the nearby gorge, Mount Hood, wine country and coast.

Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau
Booth: 607
Anne Coggins
13625 Hwy 61 North
Tunica Resorts, MS 38664
Phone: (662) 363-3800
Email:
acoggins@tunicatravel.com
Website:
http://www.tunicatravel.com
Tunica, Mississippi, is your destination for a fun, yet affordable meeting. Located just 30 minutes south of Memphis, Tennessee, Tunica is home to nine Las Vegas style casinos and hotels. Everything you expect in a gaming resort can be found in Tunica – non-stop entertainment, golf, indoor tennis, spas, skeet and sporting clays, fine dining, outlet and specialty shopping, luxurious hotels, and 24/7 gaming action. Tunica is serviced by Memphis International Airport and is a convenient drive destination via Interstates 40, 55 and 69. The blues are celebrated here where we are Living It Up Just Down The Road!

Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau
Booth: 308
Sally Noona
2101 Parks Ave Ste 500
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone: (757) 385-6663
Fax: (757) 437-4747
Email:
snoona@visitvirginiabeach.com
Website:
http://www.visitvirginiabeach.com
Virginia Beach’s emerging mid-Atlantic location offers an excellent meeting destination for the Nursing societies: an award-winning and sustainable Convention Center and meeting site offering a wide variety of accommodations, great accessibility and value! Our team is ready to assist your team in creating unforgettable meeting experiences! Bring it to the Beach Alliance Members!

Visit Anchorage
Booth: 506
Shelli Stanton
524 W. Fourth Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 276-4118
Email:
sstanton@anchorage.net
Website:
http://www.anchorage.net
Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city and offers the perfect balance between unrivaled Alaska wilderness and adventure, and the amenities delegates and visitors expect from a large, modern city. With two convention centers, luxurious hotels and a host of other memorable meeting sites, Anchorage has the space to make your meeting a success. The continent’s tallest peaks, 60 glaciers and incredible wildlife are all within reach, and with Anchorage's eclectic mix of high-end eateries, world class museums and art galleries, an extensive trail system and remarkable Alaska-sized adventures, you can be certain your meeting will be successful and also unforgettable.   
 
Visit Charlotte
Booth: 304
Randy Smith
500 S. College St, Ste 300
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 334-2282
Fax: (704) 331-2758
Email:
randy.smith@visitcharlotte.com
Website:
http://www.charlottesgotalot.com
Look closely at Charlotte and you’ll discover a lot.  Museums showcasing the world’s wonders, dining to suit every craving, and unexpected off-site meeting venues have enriched the landscape.  4,100 hotel rooms in Center City and 30,000 citywide encompass dependable hotel chains, stately bed and breakfasts, and luxury brands like the LEED Gold-Certified Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte and Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge. More than 60% of the nation’s population lives within a two-hour flight, making the Queen City an accessible hub and a magnet for growth.  A must-see destination in its own right, attendees will be dazzled by assets like the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Levine Center for the Arts and entertainment venues like the EpiCentre and NC Music Factory.
 
Visit Milwaukee
Booth: 305
Christine Celley
648 N Plankinton Ave Ste 425
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 287-6220
Fax: (414) 273-3559
Email:
ccelley@milwaukee.org
Website:
http://www.milwaukee.org
VISIT Milwaukee is the premier destination marketing organization for the City of Milwaukee, We welcome the opportunity to serve you and your association.  Stop by booth #305 to learn more about our first-class hotel and convention facilities, our vibrant downtown atmosphere, and how VISIT Milwaukee can help you make your next convention a success!
  
Visit Norfolk
Booth: 302
Vianetta Johnson
232 E Main St
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: (757) 664-6620 ext. 618
Fax: (757) 622-3663
Email:
vjohnson@visitnorfolktoday.com
Website:
http://visitnorfolktoday.com
Within 10 city blocks, our downtown waterfront area offers over 1200 committable rooms and 206,000 square feet of meeting space.  All are within walking distance to the Norfolk Waterside Convention Center and some of the cities most popular attractions including harbor tours of the largest naval base- Norfolk Naval Station, dinner cruises, Chrysler Museum of Art (nationally recognized as one of the top 15 art museums in the country), Nauticus: the National Maritime Center, Battleship Wisconsin, the Cannonball Trail, year round festivals, and shopping at the Nordstrom anchored MacArthur Center Mall.   Not only does the city lie within driving distance of two-thirds of the population of the East coast, but with over 200 daily flights from our newly expanded Norfolk International Airport, getting to Norfolk has never been easier- the airport is only 7 miles from our downtown waterfront! Come see what affordable options Norfolk can offer your next conference!

Visit Salt Lake
Booth: 407
Sally O'Neill
90 SW Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: (801) 534-4931
Fax: (801) 355-9323
Email:
soneill@visitsaltlake.com
Website:
http://www.visitsaltlake.com
Vibrant Salt Lake City, nestled against the Rocky Mountains, offers an incredible meeting destination for healthcare/nursing groups!  Salt Lake offers a compact, walkable convention package of over 7,000 hotel rooms within five blocks of the Salt Palace Convention Center.  Two shopping/entertainment/dining districts - City Creek Center and Gateway are across the street or two blocks from the Salt Palace.  The free light rail line operates in the heart of the city, and also goes to the Salt Lake City International Airport, the University of Utah Medical Center & College of Nursing, each only 10 minutes from downtown.  Delta Air Lines 2nd largest hub is in Salt Lake with over 70,000 seats daily, nonstop flights to over 100 cities and Paris! Utah offers 21 national parks/monuments, Olympic venues, and 14 ski/summer resorts.

Visit Vail Valley
Booth: 208
Kim Brussow
PO Box 1130
Vail, CO 81658
Phone: (970) 476-1000
Fax: (970) 476-6008
Email:
kbrussow@visitvailvalley.com
Website:
http://www.visitvailvalley.com
Visit Vail Valley, home to Vail and Beaver Creek, offers a wide array of unique off-site venues, superior guest service and team building opportunities.  Designed after the alpine villages of Europe, our pedestrian villages offer an extensive selection of convenient condominiums, charming alpine lodges and convention hotels that allow us to accommodate groups of 10-2,000.   You’ll enjoy 350+ shops and restaurants, all accessible by complimentary in-town transportation.   With non-stop air service from across the country, getting here becomes even easier when your attendees discover the convenience of flying directly into Eagle County Airport.   That’s what we call:  YOUR NEXT MEETING.
 
 
 
 
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