1. About Atlanta

    Atlanta (ætˈlæntə) is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Georgia, and the core city of the ninth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. It is the county seat of Fulton County, although portions of the city extend into DeKalb County. As of July 2006, the city of Atlanta had a population of 486,411 Between 2000 and 2006, the Atlanta metropolitan area grew 20.5%, making it the fastest growing metropolitan area in the nation. Atlanta is often considered a poster child for cities worldwide experiencing rapid growth and urban sprawl.

    During the
    Civil Rights Movement, Atlanta claimed to stand apart from southern cities that supported segregation, touting itself as "The City Too Busy to Hate." That characterization was sharply disputed by many Atlanta blacks, particularly student activists at Atlanta's black colleges and universities who from 1960 to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 waged a determined effort to desegregate public facilities through nonviolent direct action such as sit-ins and marches. Eventually, the city's progressive civil rights record and existing population of blacks made it increasingly popular as a relocation destination for black Americans. Blacks soon became the dominant social and political force in the city, though today some measure of demographic diversification has taken place. Along with St. Louis and Los Angeles, Atlanta is one of three cities in the United States to have hosted the Summer Olympic Games.

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    1. That is great exposure, and I probably do it way less than most of my competitors in the Atlanta market.
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    2. Lil Jon has been an Oakley ambassador for eight years now. Growing up in Atlanta, he was a good skateboarder and musician and always loved the Oakley brand.
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    3. Atlanta is one of the most accessible cities in the world with an unparalleled hotel package in the heart of a compact convention corridor.
      In CEIR Foundation Launches 'Destination Bid: Atlanta' Convention Packages
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    2. BizBash Releases The 2017 BizBash Best With A Special Focus On Downtown Manhattan - Yahoo Finance

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      ...Google, and other leading nonprofits, the Event Style Awards share some of the freshest ideas in events. From Atlanta and Washington, to Toronto, Austin, San Francisco and beyond, the BizBash Best shares important market... (Read Full Article)

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    3. Peachtree Announces Acquisition of Tents Unlimited, Event Rentals Unlimited, and Event Flooring Solutions

      Explore Special Events Magazine (Feb 23 2017)

      Peachtree Announces Acquisition of Tents Unlimited, Event Rentals Unlimited, and Event Flooring Solutions ...f three companies: Tents Unlimited, Event Flooring Solutions, and Event Rentals Unlimited, with operations in Atlanta and Birmingham, Ala. Big event rental company Tents and Events announces its acquisition of Tents Unl... (Read Full Article)

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    4. 10 New Venues in Atlanta for Spring Meetings and Events

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      10 New Venues in Atlanta for Spring Meetings and Events ... functions, business dinners, teambuilding activities, conferences, meetings, and more. Here's a look at new Atlanta hotels, conference centers, restaurants, private rooms, and other spaces to open for events this sprin... (Read Full Article)

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    5. EXHIBITOR Magazine Announces Winners of 19th Annual All-Star Awards

      Explore exhibitoronline.com (Jan 9 2017)

      EXHIBITOR Magazine Announces Winners of 19th Annual All-Star Awards ...cy on Nashville’s Music Row. Hunter has worked for other Fortune 500 companies and in-house agencies based in Atlanta where she resides. Chris LaRoy, Sr. Manager, Industry Events & Trade Shows, Cox Automotive Inc. Chris ... (Read Full Article)

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    6. CORT Rocks Music City with the #CORTExperience - Special Events (blog)

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      CORT Rocks Music City with the #CORTExperience - Special Events (blog) ... Perfect Surroundings. The #CORTExperience VIP Client Event attracted event planners from middle Tennessee to Atlanta and Kentucky to revel in the super-charged atmosphere and sample signature cocktails, hand-crafted hor... (Read Full Article)

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    7. CORT Rocks Music City with the #CORTExperience

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      CORT Rocks Music City with the #CORTExperience ... Perfect Surroundings. The #CORTExperience VIP Client Event attracted event planners from middle Tennessee to Atlanta and Kentucky to revel in the super-charged atmosphere and sample signature cocktails, hand-crafted hor... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Las Vegas   Atlanta   CORT

    8. How to attract more participants

      Explore Plan Your Meetings (Sep 7 2016)

      How to attract more participants ...p being the main base. Fifteen pop-up events with viewing stations were set-up around the globe, including in Atlanta, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Cape Town, Amsterdam, London (UK) and Belgium. Each ... (Read Full Article)

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    9. The 7 Ideal Destinations for Your Next Corporate Meeting

      Explore Business.com (Aug 30 2016)

      The 7 Ideal Destinations for Your Next Corporate Meeting ...e of the top convention hotels and it’s pretty easy to get cheap rates for large groups. But what really sets Atlanta apart is the fact that it’s so easy to reach. Hartsfield-Jackson Airport connects to just about any ci... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Las Vegas   Orlando   Atlanta

    10. 4 Epic Event Customer Service Fails (and How You Can Learn from Them!)

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      4 Epic Event Customer Service Fails (and How You Can Learn from Them!) ...nd proper crowd control. In 2015, TomorrowWorld a large scale music festival, was held outside of the city of Atlanta, Georgia. Due to some weather related challenges and vendor miscommunication they were left with massi... (Read Full Article)

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    11. 3 reasons why your RFPs go unanswered

      Explore Plan Your Meetings (Aug 19 2016)

      3 reasons why your RFPs go unanswered ...e that the more destinations on the RFP, the less serious this piece of business should be treated,” said one Atlanta hotel rep. “If it’s clear that they’re looking at a specific destination or hotel, those requests get ... (Read Full Article)

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    12. Cvent Releases List of 2016 “Top Cities” for Meetings

      Explore Meetings Net (May 17 2016)

      ...ving up one and Las Vegas downshifting into third. Here are the top 10: 1. Orlando 2. Chicago 3. Las Vegas 4. Atlanta 5. San Diego 6. New York 7. Washington, D.C. 8. Dallas 9. Nashville, Tenn. 10. New Orleans. The rankin... (Read Full Article)

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    13. The Better, Faster, Easier e-RFP: Here at Last?

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      ...Third, it instantly translates the language and currency of the inquiry. For example, if a meeting planner in Atlanta sends an RFP to a hotel in Mexico, Meetings.com completes a Spanish translation of the request, the ho... (Read Full Article)

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    14. Who's News in Special Events This Week for March 31, 2016

      Explore Special Events Magazine (Mar 31 2016)

      ...ointment of executive chef Nicholas Pelliccione as director of food and beverage operations. The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta welcomes Diego Gentili to the team as the new assistant director of food and beverage. Hosts Global Al... (Read Full Article)

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    15. Pop-Up Stores Thrive in a World of Failing Retailers - New York Times

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      Pop-Up Stores Thrive in a World of Failing Retailers - New York Times ...ich have included bourbon tasting, local breweries and DJ’s who spin funk and soul music. One pop-up party in Atlanta drew a crowd of more than 350. And Steven Yeun, a star of “The Walking Dead,” even brought Scott Gimpl... (Read Full Article)

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    16. Georgia Event Industry Relieved at Gov's Rejection of 'Liberty' Bill

      Explore Special Events Magazine (Mar 29 2016)

      ...al vetoed the bill!" says Janice Blackmon, head of Atlanta-based Janice Blackmon Events. Tony Conway, head of Atlanta's Legendary Events catering and venues including Flourish, concurs. While a client same-sex couple had... (Read Full Article)

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