PRLog - Dec. 4, 2012 - SHELBY, N.C. -- Kristin Kurie, President of Charleston, SC-based Wilderman Group announced that the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events held in the South, presented LeGrand Center with a 2012 New or Renovated Meeting Site Award.
LeGrand Center, Shelby, NC
Ms. Kurie remarked, “this is a huge honor and distinction for LeGrand Center. It is a special mark of distinction that it comes from ConventionSouth magazine which provides in-depth and relevant articles about meeting and event planning in the South at facilities like LeGrand Center. We are honored to receive this award.”
“ConventionSouth readers are constantly seeking information on the newest and like-new meeting sites in the South in order to offer their attendees the most modern facilities available, and this is why we are honored to bestow LeGrand Center with a New or Renovated Meeting Site Award,” said ConventionSouth Publisher J. Talty O’Connor. “After a lengthy review of what LeGrand Center now has to offer meeting planners and attendees, we feel it indeed displays a superior commitment to providing groups with the top-of-the-line amenities and service that they require.”
"For a small Southern town such as Shelby, NC to have such a spectacular new meetings facility, it makes you wonder why anyone would doubt the power of face-to-face events” said ConventionSouth Executive Editor Marlane Bundock. “This is a true testament that it's a New South and one that knows that smart meeting venues are smart business!"
LeGrand Center is among an elite list of 25 meeting facilities located across the South to receive this year’s New or Renovated Meeting Site Award. As part of the recognition, LeGrand Center will be featured as an award recipient in the December 2012 Awards Issue of ConventionSouth magazine. This exciting issue will also showcase some of the most talented meeting professionals in the nation as ConventionSouth also presents planners with its annual “Meeting Professionals To Watch” designation. “Featuring peer advice and trade secrets from our Meeting Professionals to Watch in 2013, our Awards Issue is one of the most popular must-read resources within the meetings industry,” O’Connor said, adding that the issue will also feature winners from ConventionSouth’
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.
THE WILDERMAN GROUP is a woman-owned hospitality management company that specializes in operating meeting and event venues, and civic and community developments throughout the Southeast. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, The Wilderman Group is a full-service management firm with a team of industry experts in all areas of hospitality including, operations, sales and marketing management, food and beverage, environmental programs and an emphasis on supporting local economies and strengthening communities. Their “sleeves-rolled-
The Wilderman Group is committed to environmental stewardship and is a proud and active member of the US Green Building Council’s South Carolina Chapter, Georgia Chapter, Charlotte Regional Chapter, and the International Association of Conference Centers.
LEGRAND CENTER is the new, $19-million, 44,000 square–foot conference center set within the new 89,000 square foot building on the campus of Cleveland Community College in Shelby, NC less than one hour from downtown Charlotte. Designed to meet the strict criteria established by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) for LEED Silver certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), LeGrand Center is one of the largest LEED-certified projects in Cleveland County and utilizes modern, energy-efficient materials, utilize natural lighting and feature cutting-edge conference technology for both the education and conference spaces.
LeGrand Center features a flexible, multi-use ballroom expandable to 20,000 square feet seating up to 1,000 people banquet style and 1,700 theater style, providing just the right size setting for your wedding, from small and intimate to grand and large. For information, call 704.669.4700 or visit the website at http://www.thelegrandcenter.com/