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CONVENTION & MEETING SERVICES
A great venue is not all you’ll need to hold a top-notch event. Destination DC’s Convention Services staff will connect you with the best local service suppliers, from caterers and florists to A/V specialists, musicians and photographers.
ADVERTISING, PR & MARKETING
718 7th St. NW · Washington, DC · (202) 320-0405 · braverycorp.com · Bravery Corp. is a leading brand development and digital marketing firm that connects brands with people via public relations, design and digital innovation. We put smart people with expertise in communications strategy, technology and design in a room together to create the best solutions for our clients that change minds and change behavior.
TRACI ALLEN INC.
1629 K St. NW · Ste. 300 · Washington, DC · (202) 216-0660 · traciallen.com · Traci Allen Inc. is your destination for, Event Productions, Marketing, Brand Development, and Public Relations. Envision the benefits of a signature, all-inclusive method designed to enhance, synchronize, and direct the growth of your business. We deliver comprehensive, unique solutions to elevate your brand identity, credibility, and revenue.
GEORGETOWN BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION
1055 Thomas Jefferson St. NW · Ste. L-14 · Washington, DC · (202) 944-5295 · georgetown.bz · A non-profit membership organization comprised of approximately 300 businesses and professionals. Through networking events and community partnerships, the GBAPA fosters a thriving business community and attracts new businesses to Georgetown.
ADAMS MORGAN PARTNERSHIP BID
1804 Belmont Rd. NW · Washington, DC · (202) 997-0783 · adamsmorganonline.org · We are a non-profit business improvement district (BID). We provide maintenance, security and marketing to the Adams Morgan business community.
GEORGETOWN BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
1055 Thomas Jefferson St. NW · Ste. L-11 · Washington, DC · (202) 298-9222 · georgetowndc.com · The Georgetown BID, a small non-profit organization located in the heart of Georgetown, Washington, DC, is responsible for the marketing, safety, transportation and aesthetics of the Georgetown neighborhood.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVES ASAE
1575 I St. NW · Washington, DC · (202) 626-2723 · asaenet.org · Provides association meeting planners with guidelines on how to conduct a successful meeting. Produces monthly newsletter on meeting planning related topics. Offers hotel training program.
GOLDEN TRIANGLE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
1120 Connecticut Ave. NW · Ste. 260 · Washington, DC · (202) 463-3400 · goldentriangledc.com · The Golden Triangle is a bustling neighborhood in the front yard of the White House with 300 shops, 200 restaurants and bars, 7 hotels and 6 national parks. The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District works to create an inviting and vibrant environment within these 42 blocks of public space for area workers, residents, and visitors.
8180 Greensboro Dr. · Ste. 450 · Mclean, VA · (703) 226-3500 · (877) 462-8368 · cvent.com · Cvent offers web-based event management software featuring online registration, website creation and online surveys. Cvent helps over 15,000 event and marketing professionals plan events, survers and marketing campaigns. Cvent’s site selection tool provides planners the ability to search a database of over 100,000 venues and services.
BLUES ALLEY JAZZ SOCIETY
1426 A St. NE · Washington, DC · (202) 544-3230 · bluesalley.org · Big Band Jam! is the only jazz festival in America specifically created by Kids to kids for kids and from kids. Additional details can be found online, at our web site.
GREATER WASHINGTON BOARD OF TRADE
1725 I St. NW · #200 · Washington, DC · (202) 857-5900 · bot.org · Region’s premier business organization providing advocacy, research and programs for the area’s business community. Members join the Board of Trade to grow their business and help build a better community. For more info, visit our website.
CAPITAL AREA GAY AND LESBIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
1425 K St. NW · Ste. 350 · Washington, DC · (202) 436-2028 · caglcc.org · CAGLCC, the Capital Area’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce is the nonprofit, nonpartisan, mostly-volunteer network of nearly 3,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and ally professionals who own or are employed by businesses, nonprofits and government agencies in Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland.
755 N. Taylor St. · Philadelphia, PA · (215) 977-9900 · The ultimate gay and lesbian tourism, destination, relocation and wedding resource guide for the DC area. A total gay-market solution including regional and national print, web, smartphone and outbound email. Endorsed by Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Advertising: Jonathan Morein, firstname.lastname@example.org
H STREET COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
501 H St. NE · Washington, DC · (202) 544-8353 · hstreetcdc.org · H Street Community Development Corporation (HSCDC) is a private, nonprofit organization established in 1984 by residents, business owners, financial institutions, and government, to restore the riot-torn H Street cooridor and residential neighborhood by developing vacant land and attracting new business.
605 Sweeten Creek Industrial Park · Asheville, NC · (828) 210-4754 · (800) 752-1017 · plicards.com · PlasticardLocktech International is the nation’s largest hotel keycard manufacturer. Specializes in custom event keycards for marketing and sponsorship opportunities at tradeshows, conventions and product marketing opportunities from regional to national.
CAPITOL HILL ASSOCIATION OF MERCHANTS & PROFESSIONALS (CHAMPS)
Washington, DC · (202) 547-7788 · capitolhill.org · CHAMPS is an organization of business and community leaders dedicated to building a strong economic environment on Capitol Hill. CHAMPS produces the Capitol Hill Map – a visitor’s guide to the Mall and Capitol Hill. Please call for your free maps (there is a charge for shipping).
HOTEL ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON, D.C.
1201 New York Ave. NW · #601 · Washington, DC · (202) 289-0584 · hawdc.com · We represent the interests of ninety member hotels in Washington, DC on a variety of governmental and public affairs issues. HAWDC also maintains a selected allied membership consisting of suppliers who provide diverse products and services to the hospitality industry. The Association’s President and staff manage the operations of HAWDC.
PRODUCTION TRANSPORT INC.
6101 W. Centinela Ave. · Ste. 375 · Culver City, CA · (310) 641-0900 · (877) 641-0900 · prodtrans.com · Production Transport provides the finest, customer service-orientated shuttle bus and ground transportation programs in all of the important convention destinations across the United States and Canada. Whether your attendance base is 100 or 100,000, our team will treat the people that attend your event as your, and our, guests.
CULTURAL ALLIANCE OF GREATER WASHINGTON
923 F Street NW · #303 · Washington, DC · (202) 393-2161 · cultural-alliance.org · We provide programs and services to arts organizations, cultural institutions and arts professionals to advance a regional cultural agenda including TICKETplace - half-price, day of show ticket center, arts management seminars, Business Volunteers for the Arts ®/Washington, JOB Bank online, The Arts Show & Tell (sm) and administration of health insurance. For TICKETplace information please see ticketplace.org.
PENNSYLVANIA QUARTER NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
1250 H Street, NW · Tenth Floor · Washington, DC · pennquarter.org · Many presidential inaugural parades as well as protests have taken place along Pennsylvania Ave. North of the avenue lies a revitalized downtown community of eclectic art galleries, numerous new restaurants and engaging attractions including the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, National Building Museum, US Naval Memorial, Ford’s Theatre, International Spy Museum, and the Shakespeare Theatre.
1050 17th St. NW · #600 · Washington, DC · (202) 302-9476 · senoda.com · Senoda, Inc. is a full line printing company that also specializes in graphic design, mailing-fulfillment and advertising specialties.
CULTURAL TOURISM DC
1250 H St. NW · Ste. 1000 · Washington, DC · (202) 661-7581 · culturaltourismdc.org · Discover a different Washington. Our website is your gateway to Washington’s historic neighborhoods where museums, historic houses, parks and gardens, art galleries, theaters, guided tours, and self-guided walking trails await you.
RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION OF METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON
1200 17th St. NW · Ste. 110 · Washington, DC · (202) 331-5990 · ramw.org · Founded in 1920, RAMW is a trade association representing, educating, and promoting restaurants and affiliate industries in D.C. and Northern Virginia as well as protecting our right to eat, drink and be merry hospitably, responsibly, and profitably.
1725 I St. NW · Ste. 900 · Washington, DC · (202) 507-4485 · spoonbyte.com · SpoonByte is an iPhone and web application that matches you to local restaurants you’ll love and sends you exclusive offers and specials that you can share with friends and family. We take the guesswork out of dining by matching you with restaurants and offers based on your preferences and prior dining experiences. Learn more at our website.
DC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
1213 K St. NW · Washington, DC · (202) 638-7330 · (866) DCISFUN (324-7386) · dcchamber.org · Manages the Washington, DC Visitor satellite desk in the convention center and the Tourist Information Mobile (TIM) parked on the 1400 block of Madison Dr. NW.
WASHINGTON AIRPORTS TASK FORCE
Dulles International Airport · 4470 Propeller Ct. · #100 · Dulles, VA · (703) 572-8714 · washingtonairports.com · The Washington Airports Task Force is a non-partisan, non-profit, 501(c)(3) Virginia Corporation dedicated to promoting the expansion and enhancement of aviation services for Virginia and the National Capital region.
529 14th St. NW · Ste. 450 · Washington, DC · (212) 497-9037 · synapticdigital.com · Synaptic Digital provides smart video solutions for a complex media world. Our team of experts gives you the guidance, proprietary services, creative tools and the global distribution you need to communicate with the people who matter most to your organization. We employ proven strategies to connect to your audiences across TV, web and radio.
DESTINATION MARKETING ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL
2025 M St. NW · #500 · Washington, DC · (202) 296-7888 · destinationmarketing.org · Destination Marketing Association International is the world’s largest association of convention and visitor bureaus (CVBs), serving more than 1,200 members in over 550 destination management organizations in 30+ countries.
WASHINGTON AREA CONCIERGE ASSOCIATION
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW · Washington, DC · (202) 4575097 · wacaonline.com · The Washington Area Concierge Association (WACA) exists to foster opportunities for the professional growth and development of our concierge and affiliate members. We use our collective strength for charitable activities in the local area, including endowing a scholarship fund for students pursuing a career in the hospitality industry.
TOP SHELF DESIGN
2626 N. Pershing Dr. · Arlington, VA · (571) 431-6101 · topshelfdesign.net · As a full-service, strategic design firm, Top Shelf Design provides creative, effective solutions for events, trade shows and conventions. Our designs deliver a powerful impression in only a few seconds. As experts in the D.C. market, we supply the insider’s knowledge you require, along with on-time performance and total project management.
DOWNTOWN DC BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
1250 H St. NW · #1000 · Washington, DC · (202) 638-3232 · downtowndc.org · Downtown SAM teams are dressed in bright red uniforms and stroll the streets to provide assistance to downtown DC visitors. The SAM teams are part of the Downtown DC Business Improvement District- making downtown cleaner, safer and friendlier.
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WASHINGTON, DC OFFICE OF MOTION PICTURE AND TELEVISION DEVELOPMENT
3007 Tilden St. NW · Ste. P4 · Washington, DC · (202) 727-6608 · film.dc.gov · The Washington DC Film Office is the one-stopshop for all filmmaking needs in the Nation’s Capital. From
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of 2011-2012 Official Meeting & Destination Planning Guide
2011-2012 Official Meeting & Destination Planning Guide
Welcome to DC
Planning Tips & Helpful Hints
Welcome to the Neighborhood
Trend Spotting in DC
Afrian American History
DDC Sales & Services
Going Green in DC
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Unique Places, Unique Spaces
Bed & Breakfast Inns
MD/VA lodging map
Hotel Reservation Services, Campgrounds, Hostels
Sports & Rec
Shopping, Health & Beauty
2011-2012 Official Meeting & Destination Planning Guide