• Burnett Original Snow Village Displayed Through Jan. 9

    The Clarence Brown Conference Center received an early Christmas present this year. It is a fabulous Department 56® Original Snow Village® Christmas Collection that was 30 years in the making, lovingly added to each year by long-time Cartersville resident, the late Zel Burnett.

    The village consists of hundreds of vintage houses, shoppes, vehicles, trains and the miniature residents of the village who enjoy the perpetual Holiday cheer of their town. The village was lovingly reconstructed this past fall for the first time since Mrs. Burnett’s passing in 2014 by her daughter Tracy Earwood and friends. The assembly started in November and was completed earlier this month.

    The Burnett Christmas Snow Village® will be on display in the lobby of the Clarence Brown Conference Center until after the first of the New Year. Anyone interested in dropping by to enjoy the village is encouraged to do so Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 11:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m.

    The Clarence Brown Conference Center & Georgia Regional Visitor Information Center is located at 5450 Georgia Highway 20, in Cartersville, Georgia, less than 2 miles west of I-75 Exit 290. For more information, call 770-606-5763.

  • Spicy Autumn Meetings in Cartersville

    The events planning team at the Clarence Brown Conference Center has been inspired by the crisp mornings and hint of fall color around the center’s 20-acre campus in Cartersville. It’s a stunning season filled with warmth and great flavors, so we’re adding a little spice to our beverage breaks. Corporate clients can now create custom beverage bars with warm apple cider, hot tea and honey, and decadent hot chocolate. And the savory flavors continue with all-new autumn menus from our select list of the region’s top caterers.

    Don’t worry about eating well and falling asleep. Remember, the Clarence Brown Conference Center is LEED® Gold certified, built to bring in plenty of natural light. Pair this with warm and inviting décor and engaging HD technology for vibrant and successful meetings in all seasons. Give us a call today to plan your next corporate event.

  • Exceeding Meeting Trends

    Wow! It’s been a busy year at the Clarence Brown Conference Center. In taking time to recycle some magazines, we came across Agatha Gilmore’s article “The Top Four Meeting Trends in 2014” in the January 26, 2014 edition of Successful Meetings . The trends were simple and always applicable so we decided to share them.

    1. Meetings are experiences . While our chairs are comfortable and the technology is effortless, memorable moments of discovery often happen outside the conference center. Imagine learning to wake board at Terminus Wake Park, or spending a day on target at SpringBank Sporting Club. These are just two of many excursions that the Georgia Regional Visitor Information Center staff can plan for your attendees from their office inside the Clarence Brown Conference Center.
    2. Attendees want a sense of place . “Let’s meet in Cartersville” might surprise your colleagues, yet we promise their curiosity will soon turn to enlightenment as our small town welcomes them to two Smithsonian Affiliate museums, a pre-historic Mississippian cultural site, and a vibrant downtown filled with music, great food and art galleries. Everyone will enjoy the easy drive just north of Atlanta and parking is free across the city.
    3. It’s a seller’s market . Gilmore encourages meeting planners to get those contracts in as conference centers and hotels are seeing higher occupancy. But here at the Clarence Brown Conference Center, the client still comes first. Our professional event planners will work to exceed your expectations. Best of all, there are no “price pressures” here afforded by our north metro location.
    4. Mobile technology is here to stay . For planners who wish to build an engaging app for their conference, the Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau marketing team has all the digital resources necessary to entice new attendees and direct registrants throughout their conference visit.

    Be a trendsetter. Call us today to plan your next meeting.