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WEST EAST AND GOING PLACES Atlanta and San Francisco: Both cities are among the Top 15 of Cvent's newly released 2015 Top Meeting Destinations in the United States, but they are worlds apart. Whether you're looking for Southern charm or that Northern California vibe, both destinations have a lot to offer meeting professionals in terms of venues, hotels, restaurants and local experiences. To learn more about either city, visit the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau at or San Francisco Travel at ATLANTA ATLANTA CONVENTION CENTER AT AMERICASMART 240 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 2200 * The Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart is Atlanta's best-value for meetings, special events and tradeshows. Our team of experts has more than 50 years of experience in operating, managing, and providing solutions for events of any size. Come experience what being connected can do for you. Bring your suppliers with you or use our experienced in-house team for all of your needs. Stay in the middle of all the action with 1,100 Westin hotel rooms on-site to reenergize and relax. Design your event any way you want with our 500,000 square feet of space (100,000 square feet of contiguous) and more than 45 breakout rooms. ATLANTA MARRIOTT BUCKHEAD HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER 3405 Lenox Road NE * The Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center is centrally located in the heart of Buckhead's business, shopping and entertainment district. With a recent multi-million dollar renovation, this Atlanta hotel is ideal for business or pleasure. Convenient to many of the area's major attractions, you'll find yourself minutes from Downtown Atlanta, the Georgia Aquarium, The Fox Theater, World of Coca-Cola, Underground Atlanta and Zoo Atlanta. THE PIG & THE PEARL 1380 Atlantic Ave. NW, Suite 14180 * Smoked delicacies from the land and sea are specialties of this Atlantic Station restaurant. Dig into beef brisket, pork shoulder, lamb, duck and sausage or order a feast of raw or smoked seafood and shellfish. Mix it up with a side of smoked sweet potatoes, North Carolina vinegar slaw or freshly fried pork skins. At the bar, sample fresh craft punch, one of 16 local draft beers or a glass of wine from the list created to accompany the house-smoked meats and seafood dishes. 10 GOVERNMENT CONNECTIONS | FALL/WINTER 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Fall 2015

President’s Letter
Editor’s Letter
Going Places
It’s Legal. You’re Honest. But Are You Ethical?
Just Because It’s Legal Doesn’t Make It Right
The Ins and Outs of Setting Per Diem
Three Chapters Celebrate 30 Years in 2015
2015 SGMP National Education Conference & Expo
Supplier Strategy
Finances & Budgeting
Meet a Member
CGMP Corner
National Updates
SGMP Nation
Advertisers’ Index

Government Connections - Fall 2015