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destination spotlight

What's New in South Carolina

There are probably a lot of reasons
why Charleston was named the
South's Best City in the Southern
Living 2017 South's Best Awards, but,
if we had to guess, a big one would be
the food. From high-end restaurants
to outdoor cafes, every meal is an
event when you're in Charleston.
Here are a few new restaurants that
came onto the scene earlier this year
to add to your itinerary: Chubby Fish
is a boutique seafood restaurant that
highlights daily catches from local
fishermen. This 1,300-square-foot
space features an eight-seat chef's
counter, 48-seat dining room
and vast craft beer program. Edison
is a casual cafe located in James
Island that combines French,
Southern, Vietnamese and Italian
cuisine. The eclectic menu features
dishes such as Smoked Sausage
Pops, Pho Tacos and Tokyo Shrimp.
Finally, sip Southern spirits
while enjoying Gullah-inspired
specialties, including Spiced Okra
Chips and Carolina Gold Gnocchi,
at Gentry Bar, Charleston's
newest luxury bar that exudes
Southern gentility.


Columbia likes to call itself the
"new, modern South" because
it's a city where tradition and
tomorrow pair perfectly. The city
has the largest university in

the state-the University of South
Carolina-along with the state
capital, which means it welcomes
big ideas and forward thinkers.
If it's your first time in the city,
you'll want to make sure to see
the following sites. The South
Carolina State House is centrally
located and sets the quintessential
stage for history in the making.
See damage caused by artillery
shells by troops under Sherman's
command, and do not miss the
African-American Monument that
chronicles African-Americans in
South Carolina from arrival to
the modern age. With more than
2,000 animals, behind-the-scenes
tours and several hands-on
activities (like feeding the giraffes),
there's something for everyone
at Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens. Or
escape the city altogether and get
back to nature. Columbia lies at
the confluence of the Saluda and
Broad Rivers, which merge right in
town to form the Congaree. Escape
the bustling city and get lost in the
fresh air and cool waters with a
paddle or float downriver. Several
local outfitters make getting on
and off the water easy.
Source: Charleston Convention &
Visitors Bureau, Visit Hilton Head
Island, Experience Columbia SC


If you're headed to the
beach, the Hilton Head

Marriott Resort and Spa in
Palmetto Dunes Resort is the
largest oceanfront resort on the
island with 513 guest rooms and
more than 45,000 square feet
of meeting and banquet space.
The 2,000+ acre resort features
rental homes and villas as well.
The Marriott completed more
than $14 million in renovations
in 2015, including the addition
of Spa Soleil. Inside Palmetto
Dunes, there is also access
to three championship golf
courses, 25 tennis courts and
numerous other recreational
activities. The Omni Hilton Head
Oceanfront Resort also completed
a $17 million renovation in 2015.
The property now features a more
modern front and lobby entrance,
pool area and resort courtyard,
as well as updated meeting space
and guest rooms (all 323 of them).
The hotel includes 25,000 square
feet of configurable meeting space,
including the 10,000-square-foot
open-air, oceanfront Shorehouse.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Connections - Fall 2017

GSAE News & Events
New Members
Living Legends: Aubie Knight, CIC, AAI, CRM; Susan Cheshire, CAE; and Jim Moody, CAE
Giving Together to Help the Hungry
GSAE Doing Good Works & Helping Their Communities
8 Steps to Successful Mobile Activation
GSAE Internship
GSAE Fall Events Round-Up
Meetings Thought Leadership
Destination: South Carolina
Choices: Herbal Tea on the Job
Index of Advertisers
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Connections - Fall 2017 - New Members
Connections - Fall 2017 - Living Legends: Aubie Knight, CIC, AAI, CRM; Susan Cheshire, CAE; and Jim Moody, CAE
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Connections - Fall 2017 - Giving Together to Help the Hungry
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Connections - Fall 2017 - GSAE Doing Good Works & Helping Their Communities
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Connections - Fall 2017 - 8 Steps to Successful Mobile Activation
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Connections - Fall 2017 - GSAE Internship
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Connections - Fall 2017 - GSAE Fall Events Round-Up
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Connections - Fall 2017 - Meetings Thought Leadership
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Connections - Fall 2017 - Destination: South Carolina
Connections - Fall 2017 - Choices: Herbal Tea on the Job
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