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and how meat could just hang there for a season unspoiled. I would ask my grandmother about such things during evenings on the porch, the rhythm of the rocking chairs somehow inviting such questions. She couldn't name the biochemistry, but she knew what worked and what her parents taught her to do. My childhood memories of the farm came back to me the other day when my wife bought pre-seasoned ribs at Costco for me to throw on the grill. I was transfixed by the aroma of the smoking ribs. It smelled exactly the same as the seasoned meat of the smokehouse-a salty, pungent, savor from the depths of the earth-simultaneously simple and complex. It's a great balance to keep in mind as we imagine our world to get more and more complex. My grandparents' world saw so many monumental changes from the late 1800s until the Second World War. We've seen mostly communications and entertainment changes since then. Somehow after time travel, I'm not impressed when the next version of a smart phone or computer operating system comes out. Much of it looks to me to be needless and contrived upgrades disguised as essential improvements. They just don't hold a candle to improvements from the past. boutique amps and guitars to the widely-acclaimed logos, Corner Music Store offers it all. On the same block, Reese Witherspoon's lifestyle brand store, Draper James, offers a bright shop full of clothing and housewares. Make sure to stop by the Sprinkles Cupcakes ATM. That's right, an automated teller machine full of cupcakes. When it comes to dining in 12South, the opportunities are endless. The Flipside features fresh spins on chicken, with the main item being "Jack's Best Chicken" that can be served 15 different ways. The restaurant interior has a "1950s Palm Springs-style vibe." A new neighborhood bistro, Epice, offers authentic Lebanese foods reflective of Lebanon's flavorful Mediterranean cuisine. After lunch or dinner, cool off your taste buds with a visit to Las Paletas. An authentic Mexican Popsicle shop, Las Paletas makes fruit and vegetable popsicles from old family recipes. Don't be afraid to try unusual flavors like avocado, corn or hot chocolate (chocolate with hot peppers!). Nashville continued from page 28 first "biergarten" in more than 100 years, totals 7,000 square feet. The front section houses the beer hall and bar, while the beer garden wraps around the rear. First Tennessee Park is the new home to the Nashville Sounds, AAA affiliate to the Oakland A's. Located near the Bicentennial Capitol Mall and Farmers' Market, First Tennessee Park is set between Third and Fifth Avenues, between Jackson and Harrison Streets. 12SOUTH Start a unique shopping adventure at one of the new developments on the ground level of 12South Flats including Emerson Grace, an LA-based women's contemporary fashion shop, Cadeau, a home goods and modern gift shop, and Hero, an upscale clothing boutique. For music and music accessories, look no further than Corner Music Store. From the unique, index of advertisers/ ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT COMPANIES AMD Group ����������������������������������������������������������������� 3 www�naylor�com CONFERENCE & CONVENTION CENTERS Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart��������������������������� Inside Front Cover www�atlconventioncenter�com Georgia International Convention Center ��������������������������������������������������� 6 www�gicc�com 30 > Fall 2016 CONVENTION & VISITOR BUREAUS Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau ������������������� 4 www�MeetInAugusta�com Macon-Bibb County CVB�������������������������������������������� 4 www�visitmacon�org Valdosta Lowndes CVB ���������������������������������������������� 6 www�visitvaldosta�org HOTELS & RESORTS Sea Palms Golf Resort�������������������Outside Back Cover www�seapalms�com SPECIAL EVENTS MANAGEMENT Naylor Association Solutions������������Inside Back Cover www�naylor�com/event-solutions THE GULCH Nashville's historic Gulch District, with its distinct industrial history, originally housed the downtown railroad terminal. Today, the Gulch District has developed into a hotspot for young urbanites. The Gulch has perfectly combined its industrial background with a modern contemporary style. Some of the finest restaurants in Music City have made The Gulch their home in recent years. Known for its eclectic dining and nightly live music, Sambuca is the place to dine, drink, and dance the night away. Looking for a more low-key eatery, Ru Sans Sushi & Seafood offers a lunch and dinner buffet and sushi bar offering a wide variety of rolls with distinctive names. Stop and get a manicure at Cashmere Salonspa or grab a cup of coffee at Barista Parlor, located in the old Golden Sound recording studio. Barista Parlor offers a coffee bar, kitchen, bakery, and roasting room. After your caffeine fix, hit the boutiques in the heart of The Gulch. Two Old Hippies is filled with collections of rock 'n' roll memorabilia, along with unique apparel collections, accessories, and fun novelty and gift items.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Connections - Fall 2016

Message from the Chair
GSAE News & Events
New Members
AWI Improves its Industry through Member Engagement
Engaging with Generation Y Members
Member Engagement is a Journey, Not a Transaction
What Matters Most to Members?
Don’t Settle for ‘Good’
Professional Development vs. Career Management
GSAE Fall Events
Congratulations to the GSAE Leadership Academy Class of 2016
Meetings Thought Leadership
Destination: Nashville’s Neighborhoods
Choices: Travel through Time
Index of Advertisers
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Connections - Fall 2016 - Message from the Chair
Connections - Fall 2016 - GSAE News & Events
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Connections - Fall 2016 - New Members
Connections - Fall 2016 - AWI Improves its Industry through Member Engagement
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Connections - Fall 2016 - Engaging with Generation Y Members
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Connections - Fall 2016 - Member Engagement is a Journey, Not a Transaction
Connections - Fall 2016 - What Matters Most to Members?
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Connections - Fall 2016 - Don’t Settle for ‘Good’
Connections - Fall 2016 - Professional Development vs. Career Management
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Connections - Fall 2016 - GSAE Fall Events
Connections - Fall 2016 - Congratulations to the GSAE Leadership Academy Class of 2016
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Connections - Fall 2016 - Meetings Thought Leadership
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Connections - Fall 2016 - Destination: Nashville’s Neighborhoods
Connections - Fall 2016 - Choices: Travel through Time
Connections - Fall 2016 - Index of Advertisers
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