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SMM will again publish STS guide

Small Market Meetings has been selected by the Southeast Tourism Society (STS) for the second straight year to produce a regional meeting planners’ guide to the southeastern United States.

Last year, Small Market Meetings produced the first such section, and the result was a 15-page feature that met with acclaim from STS leaders and members.

“The Southeast Tourism Society is a 12-state organization that is dedicated to the development of industry organizations and professionals and the promotion of tourism within and to its member states,” publisher Mac Lacy said. “As such, STS is the perfect partner for a publishing effort like this, and we’re certain our impact for southeastern meeting destinations will be even greater this second time around. The South has so many distinctive smaller cities and venues, and meeting planners have long been aware of the value and service offered by these destinations.”

This year’s section will include three features designed to highlight new meeting opportunities in the South. They are:

Capital ideas: Seats of government make stellar meeting places

Garden spots: Always on the grow, these venues appeal to all senses

Eat, drink and be merry: Social butterflies find plenty of places to alight when the meeting ends
The section will also include short stories about new developments in the region that are of interest to meeting planners.

“Kelly Tyner, our advertising manager, and I have enjoyed becoming very active with STS over the past several years, and working with Chuck Bonelli and everyone else to produce special sections in our publications,” said Stacey Bowman, director of advertising sales for Small Market Meetings. “From attending Marketing College to sponsoring events at numerous annual meetings and just getting to know everyone, STS projects have become a highlight of my year.”

The section will be read by more than 13,000 meeting planners in print, online and in digital format for all major mobile devices.

For advertising information for the STS section, contact Bowman or Tyner. The section closes Jan. 5.