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Austin CVB, Professional Convention Management Association Education Foundation Raises Money for Good Cause

The Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau worked with help from the Professional Convention Management Association Education Foundation to raise $25,000 for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.

The funds were raised during Party with a Purpose, a charitable event held during the 2017 Convening Leaders Conference. It will help to provide access to health care for Austin’s low income and uninsured musicians.

This year, Austin CVB partnered with Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater and hosted the largest PWAP event in history.

Motorcycle Raffle Drives Success for PCMA Foundation Convention

There are few things more exciting for a motorcycle enthusiast than winning a new Harley-Davidson, especially when Bill Davidson—former senior vice president and chief styling officer of the infamous motorcycle compny— is the one handing over the keys. Such was the case for one lucky raffle winner at the annual convention of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) in Austin.

Pinstack Announces Third North Texas Location

This fall, Allen, Texas, will have the third location of Pinstack—a 46,000-square-foot venue that will have 26 bowling lanes with lane-side food and beverage service.

The new location will offer a two-level laser tag arena, a rock-climbing wall and high-ropes court suspended 20 feet above hundreds of video games and simulators. There also will be a full-service restaurant and bar with a private dining area. The venue will have space for more than 1,400 people.

Signature Drink: Pinot Orange Whiskey Smash

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Founded in 2009 by Steve Ison and Mike Cameron, Rebecca Creek Distillery was the first legal distillery in South Texas after Prohibition. It has since grown to become one of the largest craft distilleries in North America with nearly 85,000 cases sold annually. The distillery offers free tours on Fridays and Saturdays, and its tasting room and gift shop are open to the public for group tastings and private events for up to 500 people. 

The Cart Buddy Allows You to Ride In Style

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Looking for a new branding idea? Add a company or event logo to an easy-to-install golf cart accessory created and manufactured by a Texas company. The Cart Buddy, headquartered in Trophy Club, is a cushioned leather cover that slips over the hard plastic railing that flanks the golf cart seat. Not only does it make the ride more comfortable, but it is a stylish way to show off a brand.

The Hilton Anatole Hotel Helps Planners Engage Event Attendees Via Social Media.

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Recently, Texas Meetings + Events sat down with Courtney Morrow, social media and marketing manager at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, to learn how the property is using social media to enhance meeting attendees’ experiences. Here’s what she had to say:

TXM+E: How has social media changed the planning process? 

Signature Drink: Pinot Orange Whiskey Smash

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Founded in 2009 by Steve Ison and Mike Cameron, Rebecca Creek Distillery was the first legal distillery in South Texas after Prohibition. It has since grown to become one of the largest craft distilleries in North America with nearly 85,000 cases sold annually. The distillery offers free tours on Fridays and Saturdays, and its tasting room and gift shop are open to the public for group tastings and private events for up to 500 people.

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Mokara Hotel & Spa Named 'Best in Texas' for a Reason

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Mokara Hotel & Spa, just steps from the San Antonio River Walk, was recently named “Best Hotel in Texas” by U.S. News & World Report. The property was specifically recognized by the outlet for its appeal to business and leisure travelers alike and for its “elegant décor and long list of amenities.”

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