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Oct 30

ConventionSouth Names Visit McKinney for People's Choice Award

Posted on October 30, 2019 at 5:51 PM by Beth Shumate

The Visit McKinney (previously McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau) staff was recently excited to that, for the fourth year in a row, they were selected to receive a Readers' Choice Award from ConventionSouth Magazine, a publication for meeting professionals located across the country.

"Our organization has always worked diligently to provide planning professionals and their attendees with the best possible experience when they choose to host a meeting or event in one of McKinney’s signature venues. We're thankful to have such wonderful tourism partners across the city - venues, hotels, restaurants and attractions - who share our enthusiasm for showcasing our city to all who visit here," said Dee-dee Guerra, Executive Director at Visit McKinney. 

McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau is among 337 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 sites are then compiled onto an online ballot where meeting professionals and fans are asked to vote for the best of the best.

“ConventionSouth readers and fans have voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau has been selected to receive our annual Readers’ Choice Award,” said ConventionSouth Senior Editor Marcia Bradford. “The value in receiving this prestigious recognition is that it comes from the United States’ top meeting professionals who hold events in the South. These planners demand the highest level of customer service and quality facilities, and they have contributed in determining that the McKinney CVB indeed displays the commitment to professionalism, creativity and service that they require.”

The McKinney CVB had previously received the magazine's Top 50 Most Improved or New Locations for Meetings and Conferences distinction following the opening of the Sheraton McKinney Hotel & Conference Center.

With more than 7,000 voters participating in the selection process and the highest social media interaction to date, this has been the most successful and engaging year yet!

Since creation in 2001, this is the fourth time that McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau has received the award, making it an even greater honor to present it with a 2019 Readers’ Choice Award. Visit McKinney (McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau) will be featured as an award recipient in the December 2019 Awards Issue of ConventionSouth magazine. 

Celebrating over 35 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 Bradford.The Visit McKinney staff was excited to learn last week that the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events held in the South, awarded our organization with a Readers Choice award for the fourth year in a row.

"We want to issue a heartfelt thank you to the readers and editors at ConventionSouth for honoring our organization and our city with this award for the fourth year!" Guerra said.