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steaks of every cut, trace their recipes to the area’s famous stockyards, which opened in the late 1800s. Today, diners can enjoy perfectly grilled beef at many of the city’s restaurants. Barbecue, of course, also has become synonymous with Kansas City. Since its local beginnings in the 1920s, barbecue pit masters have been producing the smoky delicacies that have attracted a worldwide following. Now more than 100 barbecue establishments offer their own versions of the heavenly “cue.” Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisine can be found in various neighborhoods throughout the area. Everywhere you look, you are bound to find food, fun, and someone who says, “Oh, you’ve just got to check out what they’re cooking at…” SHOPPING Kansas City is a shopping goldmine. The city’s shopping areas offer fashion’s favorite labels, fun and funky gifts, high style, and affordable prices. However, what makes Kansas City a unique shopping destination is the character each district exudes, making a trip to the store fun for everyone! The Country Club Plaza offers more than 150 shops and dining spots, nestled among beautiful Spanishinfluenced architecture and decoration, creating an ambiance reminiscent of Seville, Spain. Just to the north is Westport, once the site of Civil War combat, but now offering boutiques and an array of restaurants and watering holes. Nearby, Hallmark’s Crown Center offers more than 60 shops featuring specialty items, along with restaurants and live theater. For an urban shopping experience, wander through the city’s Crossroads A r ts Distr ict. Alternatively, browse locally owned shops in some of the city’s oldest neighborhoods at Brookside, Corinth Square Shops, and the Prairie Village Shops. Don’t miss the many malls that dot the Kansas City landscape. G © 2009, Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association. All rights reserved. Photo courtesy of Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association. ADVERTISERS’ INDEX CASINOS Riviera Hotel & Casino Outside Back Cover CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU Amarillo Convention & Visitor Council 3 Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau Inside Front Cover Ocean City Maryland 14 Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau 33 HOTELS AND RESORTS The Cavalier Hotel 12 Ocean Place Resort & Spa 31 Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center 4 PUBLICATIONS Naylor, LLC Inside Back Cover Bring It to The Beach As the Mid-Atlantic region’s premier convention destination, our team is ready to work with you to host your government meetings, conferences, conventions and trade shows at the new Virginia Beach Convention Center. CONTACT: Linda Eisan Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau 2101 Parks Avenue Suite 500 Virginia Beach, VA 23451 Phone: 757-385-6659 Fax: 757-437-4747 w w w. v b m e e t i n g s . c o m 439452_Virginia.indd 1 8/5/09 7:43:13 PM 33

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Fall 2009

Government Connections - Fall 2009
President’s Letter
Editor’s Letter
Going Places
Education Edge
That’s Technology
Travel Tips & Trends
Supplier Strategy
Plan Green
Good to Know
Dieting on a Per Diem
Brush up on Jetiquette
Achieving Success as a Contract Meeting Planner
Is There a Government Meetings Blacklist?
Considering Clients with Disabilities
The New Normal
Annual Report
Working Smarter
SGMP Nation
Membership News
Go Figure
Conference Connection
Advertisers’ Index
The Meeting Minute

Government Connections - Fall 2009