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  • Montgomery Honored with Gold and Silver HSMAI Adrian Awards

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala., February 18, 2020 – The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitor Bureau is proud to announce that they are the recipient of one Gold and one Silver Adrian Awards, presented by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) at the Adrian Awards Dinner Reception and Gala. Held on January 21, 2020, Montgomery was honored for their work in conjunction with the grand opening of the Equal Justice Initiative’s (EJI) National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Legacy Museum as well as their efforts promoting the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum and Airbnb.  

    “It’s an honor to be recognized by our industry peers for two of our most significant projects to date,” says Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Vice President Dawn Hathcock.  “With the opening of EJI’s National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Legacy Museum and the Zelda Suite, Montgomery is quickly becoming a must-visit, cultural destination in the south, and we look forward to continuing this momentum with new developments in 2020.”    

    Montgomery was recognized as a Gold Winner of the 2019 Adrian Awards for their campaign tied to EJI’s National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Legacy Museum’s grand opening in 2018. Through strategic planning, the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce generated positive press, adequately portraying the city and the new memorial and museum as a meaningful place where people can gather, reflect, remember and honor those who suffered racial inequality. 

    Also distinguished as a Silver Winner for their Zelda Suite campaign, Montgomery secured national recognition for the city’s brand-new Fitzgerald-themed Airbnb, located in the former home of the literary couple. While the two-bedroom Zelda Suite is located on the second floor of the home, the only museum in the world dedicated to F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald is located on the first floor.  

    For more information about the HSMAI Adrian Awards, visit https://adrianawards.hsmai.org/.  

    For more information on Montgomery, please visit www.visitingmontgomery.com. For high res. images of Montgomery, visit http://bit.ly/36aOZ4V.  

    About Montgomery 

    Situated on the banks of the Alabama River, Montgomery is the capital and the second largest city in the state of Alabama. Established in 1819, Montgomery has been the site of major historic events which have shaped the history of the United States. Emerging from its agricultural roots in the 19th century, Montgomery transformed from the Cradle of the Confederacy to the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement in less than a century. Today, this vibrant river town is experiencing a resurgence which has seen its downtown revitalized and has reestablished itself as a landmark Deep South destination.  Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) offers non-stop flights on Delta Airlines and American Airlines. For more information, call 334-261-1100 or visit the official website of the Montgomery Convention and Visitor Bureau at www.visitingmontgomery.com. Stay connected with Montgomery on Twitter and Facebook

    Media Contacts: 
    Meg Lewis 
    Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce 

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    600 S. Court St, P.O. Box 79
    Montgomery, Alabama 36101
    Tel: 334.834.5200   Fax: 334.265.4745

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