Chattanoogan Hotel Receives C.A.R.E.S. Award For Community Service

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Chattanoogan hotel is one of only five properties in the South to be recognized by the editors of ConventionSouth magazine for its commitment to community service. The Chattanoogan is being honored with a C.A.R.E.S. Award—Community Action Recognition for Event Services—an elite honor bestowed upon event services professionals and teams who strive to better their local community by volunteering, fundraising, donating, communicating awareness, and providing affordable event spaces and services to non-profit organizations.

“ConventionSouth magazine is honored to recognize The Chattanoogan with a 2014 C.A.R.E.S. award for the conference facility category,” said ConventionSouth Associate Publisher and Editor Marlane Bundock. “The staff members of The Chattanoogan are truly dedicated to providing assistance to non-profit organizations and their overall community—making Chattanooga a better place to live, work and meet. From their staff members who volunteer within local schools to opening up their ballroom to host a prom for those with special needs, the heart-warming acts of the team at The Chattanoogan are glorious examples of the giving spirit of the meetings and hospitality industries.”       

The Chattanoogan and the four other recipients will be recognized in the June issue of ConventionSouth magazine.ConventionSouth is also highlighting The Chattanoogan in the same issue as one of “50 Elite Conference Centers in the South” for offering top-of-the-line amenities and services.ConventionSouth is a national multimedia resource for planing events held in the south, is based in Gulf Shores, Ala., and is circulated to more than 18,000 meeting professionals across the country. 


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