Florence Civic Center Wins ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’ Choice Award

For Immediate Release

Florence, SC (November 3rd, 2014) – Winning yet another award this year for venue excellence, Florence Civic Center has been awarded as one of only two convention centers in the entire state of South Carolina to win the ConventionSouth Magazine’s 2014 Annual Reader’s Award.

“Winning Convention South’s Readers Choice Award is very rewarding for the entire SMG Florence staff,” said Kendall Wall, General Manager of the Florence Civic Center. “Our team has worked very hard to educate planners about what Florence has to offer. The growth of the hospitality district surrounding the venue has enabled Florence to become a key player in the market.  Planners love having the SMG Advantage, the amenities of over 1000 hotel rooms, numerous restaurants, a regional shopping center and the perfect location at the intersection of Interstates 95 and 20 for easy travel access.”

ConventionSouth has been distributing this award since 2001 and provides the opportunity for readers to vote on which venues in the South present the highest level of service and quality facilities. The recognition comes from the country’s top meeting professionals who host events in the region and they have determined that the Florence Civic Center has demonstrated the necessary level of professionalism and service to meet their high standards.

“This is a well-deserved award for the Florence Civic Center,” said SMG’s Executive Vice President, Convention and Exhibition Centers, Gregg Caren. “The management and staff all work hard to provide the best possible experience for both exhibitors and attendees and the results make the venue a central hub for activity in the Florence area.”

The Annual Reader’s Award is the third award the Florence Civic Center has received this year, with the venue previously winning Facilities Media Group of New York’s 2014 Prime Site Award as well as ConventionSouth’s 101 Largest Expo Halls.