Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center nets award.

The Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center has won a 2020 Readers' Choice award from the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, a national multimedia event planning resource.

The award marks this 10th consecutive year the Columbia event venue has won the honor, according to a news release from Experience Columbia SC.

"The value in receiving this prestigious recognition is that it comes from the United States' top meeting professionals who hold events in the South," ConventionSouth associate publisher Ashleigh Osborne said in the release. "These planners demand the highest level of customer service and quality facilities, and they have contributed in determining that Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center indeed displays the commitment to professionalism, creativity and service that they require."

The convention center is one of 380 meeting facilities, hotels and visitor bureaus to receive the 2020 awards, compiled by nominations throughout the year and selected by online voting. More than 8,000 voters, the highest-ever total, participated in this year's selection process, according to the release.

"Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center is honored and privileged toacceptthe ConventionSouth's Reader's Choice Award for the tenth consecutive year," Cheryl Swanson, convention center vice president and general manager, said. "This acknowledgement affirms that our dedication and commitment to exceeding customer expectations are noticed and appreciated.The staff has adapted to client needs over the 10 years and has demonstrated a strong resilience in 2020 to continue their pledge to excellence."

A complete list of award winners, to be featured in the December issue of ConventionSouth magazine, is available...

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