• Seeing Red?

    Seeing red? The color red is never more prevalent than at Christmas, but this classic color is a choice of event planners in every season. Here’s why. Red evokes energy, passion and action. It is warm and inviting and visually stimulating. Simply put, it is the color of lifeblood. A classic choice of brides across the globe, red depicts passion, purity and also wishes of luck in many cultures. The traditional color for Valentine’s Day can be combined with pink and crimson to create romance and sensuality. Here in the United States, red is symbolic of our patriotism and the blood shed for life and freedom. No summer event would be complete without a splash of red, white and blue. Like a bull charging the cape, wise meeting planners incorporate red into their tablescapes to mobilize the audience in accordance with the corporate message delivered. Red also arouses the appetite. Using red with burlap and chocolate in autumn will heighten the senses to satisfaction. Regardless of the season, the Clarence Brown Conference Center offers a custom centerpiece and event décor service to its clients to easily use red, or your choice color, to efficiently accomplish your vision. Ask about this service at your next event consultation.

  • See Santa & Mrs. Claus this Saturday at Holiday Expo

    Santa & Mrs. Claus will be available for free pictures from Noon-2 PM this Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Clarence Brown Conference Center in Cartersville. Moms will enjoy shopping in the Women’s Holiday Expo 9 AM-3 PM. One lucky winner will receive a $300 gift basket. Enjoy free health screenings, too. Admission is free! Come shop from the exhibitors shown here.

  • Holiday Expo Coming December 6

    Please all the ladies on your Christmas gift list with one visit to the Women’s Holiday Expo, Saturday, December 6, from 9 AM-3 PM. Direct sales consultants, local vendors and handcrafters will be present to introduce and sell their products. Gentiva Home Health and Hospice will be on hand to offer free preventative health screenings. The first 200 adults attending will be elligible to win a magnificent gift basket valued at $300. Admission is Free, so you instantly save more to give more. A small sampling of the trend-setting products available are pictured here.

  • Kick Off Your 4th Quarter

    Kick off your fourth quarter with a meeting at the Clarence Brown Conference Center. Take a time out to review the year’s successes. Host a pep rally for your employees and give them the inspiration to go for goal. Don’t miss a minute to provide all the coaching and training they will need to continue dominating the field in 2015. The team at the Clarence Brown Conference Center will serve as your booster club all the way to the end zone. Bring us 50 of your best players. We’ll serve up delicious morning and afternoon snacks, and give you the full play-by-play on audiovisual support and set-up, all in an energized classroom to get your game plan in action. Fourth quarter meetings begin at just $17 per player. Score a huge touchdown today at the Clarence Brown Conference Center.

  • Spice Up Your Business with An Autumn Retreat

    There’s no better way to enter the 4th Quarter than by spicing up your business at an autumn retreat in the North Georgia Mountains! The Clarence Brown Conference Center is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, yet close enough to metro Atlanta to be quick and convenient for your employees and clients. Here’s a few tips to get you started:

    1) Whether your business is vibrant or glam, adding a little color and sparkle to your marketing materials, welcome desk, and tablescapes will bring about an atmosphere of creativity in your guests.

    2) Embrace fall flavors during all your meal functions. Fresh apples, pumpkin spice cake, and local Georgia wines will make this seem more like an autumn escape than just another business meeting.

    3) Allow time to get out and enjoy nature. Guided hikes or nature programs can be planned by the Convention & Visitors Bureau staff to get your group some fantastic mountaintop views of the Etowah River Valley Historic District below. Cartersville, Georgia is rich with hiking trails and history, not to mention some fabulous museums worth discovering. We’ll show you how and it won’t break your budget.

    4) Don’t wait until the holidays to give your employees a gift of appreciation. Package up some fresh apple pies, cider, or jam as a take home treat.

    5) Put two expert planning teams to work for you! At the Clarence Brown Conference Center, professional event planners take care of all the on-site details, while the local Convention & Visitors Bureau serves as your personal concierge. Whatever might be needed – Mountain Music, Torchlight Tours, or Wild Game Hunts, we’ve got you covered in Cartersville. Turn a new leaf – call us today!

  • Meet Elite – We’ve Been Named One of the 50 Best Centers in the South!

    We’ve got great news! The Clarence Brown Conference Center has been selected by the editors of ConventionSouth magazine as one of the Elite 50 Conference Centers in the South for 2014 . Centers selected for this honor were noted as being the “coolest” and “most meetings friendly” conference facilities in the South.

    “In today’s business marketplace, meeting planners are especially looking for the business-focused environments and top-of-the-line event services that conference centers offer,” said Associate Publisher and Editor Marlane Bundock. As part of the Elite 50, the Clarence Brown Conference Center “offers meeting planners and their attendees a unique set of features such as technology and aesthetics, and they are able to host a diverse range of gatherings from cutting-edge business meetings to well-orchestrated social events.” Bundock also shared that “hundreds of facilities from across 16 states in the South and the Caribbean were reviewed for their eligibility, but “we strived to find centers that were a cut above the rest.”

    The Clarence Brown Conference Center staff, under the direction of the Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau, is truly honored by this designation. “Recognition as part of the South’s 50 Elite is a great honor that is attributed to the right mix of flexible meeting and event space with the most advanced technology available,” beamed CVB Executive Director Ellen Archer. “But it is our professional and attentive staff that has served 70,000 happy clients throughout the past year. Hopefully, this will ensure that the Clarence Brown Conference Center will be a fixture in ConventionSouth’s Elite 50 Conference Centers for years to come.”

  • July 19 Concert Series Moves Inside

    Due to the threat of rain, the July 19, Concert with Old Mill Road Band will move inside the Clarence Brown Conference Center to Carter Hall. Enjoy Bluegrass sounds mixed with favorites from a variety of musical genres. Admission is still free. Food, beer and wine will still be available. Come and enjo y the come of Carter Hall!

  • Hot Wedding Trends 2014 – Cakes!

    Make your wedding cake a beautiful reflection of you! Cakes should look lush and decadent and totally edible. Ombre cakes are very popular this year with the colorful blend appearing on the inside as well as in the icing. A sprinkle of edible glitter will make your winter wedding confections sparkle. Brides have returned to traditional and classic round tiers of varying heights. Dreamy romantic creations are achieved by adding the look of pleats, ruffles and sugar flowers. Be sure to keep your flavors seasonal – a bright lemon cake for a tart summer wedding, or a rich chocolate with mocha for a winter celebration. Be sure to ask the Clarence Brown Conference Center’s professional event planning team for suggestions on where to find the most delicious wedding cakes north of Atlanta!

  • Winter Wedding Planning Made Easy

    No need to call in costly design consultants to get the winter wedding of your dreams. Let the professional event planners at the Clarence Brown Conference Center create a custom-designed sparkling tablescape to wow your guests. We’ve got everything you need from linens and china, to centerpieces and distinctive lighting. Make yours the event of the season – call today for personalized consultation.

  • Hot New Wedding Trends 2014 – Flowers

    Looking for the hottest trends in weddings? Trendy brides are looking to the peony and sweet smelling garden rose to make a statement for 2014 weddings. These beauties are combined with crystal and silver centerpieces to create an elegant, vintage vibe. Flower arrangements should look very touchable, full, and loose with lots of greenery mixed in with your flowers.