ConventionSouth honors MSU Riley Center


November 15, 2013

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The MSU Riley Center in downtown Meridian has been honored with a 2013 Readers’ Choice Award from ConventionSouth magazine.

“ConventionSouth readers and fans have voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that MSU Riley Center has been selected,” said publisher J. Talty O’Connor.

“The value in receiving this prestigious recognition is that it comes from the United States’ top meeting professionals who hold events in the South. These planners demand the highest level of customer service and quality facilities, and they have contributed in determining that the Riley Center indeed displays the commitment to professionalism, creativity and service that they require,” he said.

Throughout the year, meeting professionals nominated the meeting sites they believe provide exemplary service for group events. The nominated sites are then compiled onto an online ballot where meeting professionals and fans are asked to vote for the best of the best. More than 6,500 voters participated this year in the selection process -- the highest vote count ever recorded.

"We are very proud of this great honor," said Dennis S. Sankovich, the executive director of the MSU Riley Center.

This is the third time that the center has received the award.

ConventionSouth magazine is based in Gulf Shores, Ala., and is distributed to more than 18,000 meeting professionals located across the country who book meetings held within the South, according to O’Connor.