Valdosta Daily Times

May 15, 2014

Rainwater Conference Center named one of Elite 50

Stuart Taylor
The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — ConventionSouth Magazine has announced its 2014 Elite 50 Conference Centers in the South and Valdosta’s James H. Rainwater Conference Center made the list.

Conference centers were judged by a number of criteria: meeting technology and amenities, facility aesthetics, décor, appearance, meeting planner reviews and recommendations.

ConventionSouth editors also judged more ephemeral categories, looking for the coolest and most meeting-friendly conference facilities in the Southeast.

“Every little bit of positive, third-party recognition helps us go after conference business as each piece continues to build credibility with meeting planners and association executives,” said Tim Riddle, the Rainwater’s general manager.

This award is the latest for the center. It has also won Best Boardroom in the South and a Reader’s Choice Award.

“The more little things like that we have, the more credibility we get from potential customers. If we have someone on site visit and they see things like Best Boardroom and Elite 50 and Readers Choice Award, they at least get the impression that we know what we are doing which in turn gives them a comfort level in using  us.”