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ACVB Convention Sales Team Wins Pair of Awards

Anchorage, Alaska – Sept. 2, 2010 – Meetings & Conventions (M&C) magazine has awarded its 2010 Gold Service Award to the Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB).  ACVB also received third place for its in-line booth at the American Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting & Exposition in Los Angeles, Calif., last month.

The M&C Gold Service Award is presented annually to convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) that are dedicated to meeting professionals.  CVBs are judged by the magazine’s readers on factors including professionalism of staff, support on hotel and site inspections, guidance on local attractions, liaison with local vendors and services and other aspects that contribute to a successful meeting. This is the seventeenth year ACVB has captured the Gold Service Award in 18 years.  In 2005, ACVB was inducted into the M&C Hall of Fame, recognition given for receiving Gold Service Awards for 12 or more years.

“It’s not just readers checking off a box that says ‘Anchorage’ on a ballot,” said Julie Saupe, ACVB President and CEO. “The service we provide to meeting planners sticks in their minds, and they select us year after year because of that level of service.”

ACVB’s convention sales team also brought an accolade home from the 2010 American Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting & Exposition in Los Angeles last week.  ACVB won third place for its in-line booth for their spirited presence on the tradeshow floor.  In-line booths are tradeshow booths that share common walls with other exhibitors on either side.  It’s the fourth time ACVB has won an ASAE booth award since 2005. ACVB won second in 2007 and first in 2005 and 2009.

The Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau’s (ACVB) mission is to attract and serve visitors to the Municipality of Anchorage as a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO). ACVB’s marketing functions are funded by one-third of the bed tax collected by lodging associations. One-third goes to the Municipality’s general fund, and one-third to service the bond debt and operations of the Anchorage Convention Centers. ACVB receives no state or federal funds. 2010 marks ACVB’s 35th year of bringing business to Anchorage. Explore www.Anchorage.net for more information.

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