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Industry Awards OF THE YEAR CSM AWARD AND THE GOES TO THEY’RE LIFESAVERS. THEY’RE MEETINGS EXPERTS. THEY’RE MENTORS. THEY’RE YOUR BEST FRIEND ON-SITE. THEY’RE CONVENTION SERVICES MANAGERS. AND HERE ARE THE BEST FOR 2010 By Vincent Alonzo & Andrea Doyle W ho could forget the MTV Video Music Awards in September, where Kanye West stormed the stage as Taylor Swift was honored for Best Female Video? He cut the singer off, grabbed the mic, and protested in support of Beyonce. Fortunately, there was no such drama during this year’s 32nd Annual Convention Services Manager (CSM) of the Year Award ceremony as the winners were honored in a dignified manner. Sponsored by Successful Meetings, in conjunction with the Association for Convention Operations Management (ACOM), the awards honor a top CSM at a hotel, convention and visitors bureau (CVB), and convention center each year. These award winners have demonstrated to the most demanding critics in the business—meeting planners— their ability to provide the highest level of service. They were honored during an awards luncheon at ACOM’s 2010 Annual Conference January 8-10 at the Westin City Center in Dallas. Convention Center Kimberly Kreml, CMP , manager of conference services and facility marketing, University Center of Lake County Kimberly Kreml, manager of conference services and facility marketing, has broad meeting planning and hospitality industry experience spanning more than 17 years, working on both the Photography by Rocky Kneten I SM I February 2010 I

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Successful Meetings - February 2010