Facilities & Destinations Magazine announces its prestigious Facilities & Destinations 2011 Awards of Excellence: Prime Site Winners. One of the recipients of this year’s award is the Vicksburg Convention Center, Vicksburg, MS. The annual Meeting Industry event, conducted by the Facilities Media Group and voted on by planners of meetings, conventions, trade shows and other events, is a recognition of achievement of a destination and/or facility and its personnel through a program that dates back to 1988.“We take Site Selection very seriously”, said Michael Caffin, Associate Publisher, the Facilities Media Group, publishers of Facilities & Destinations. “It is the most important decision when it comes to meeting planning because so much success is dependent on the right setting. Our publications are committed to helping planners make effective destination decisions”.“This honor bestowed on our facility and especially our team of meeting professionals is the product of hard work,” said Larry Gawronski, Vice-President for VenuWorks/Vicksburg Convention Center &Auditorium. “We are grateful to receive the recognition by planners who have a voice in where they have their meetings. It means we are being recognized by the decision-makers who benefit from ourprofessional attention to detail and state-of-the-art amenities,” said Gawronski. “It’s a jewel in the crown that the City of Vicksburg can wear proudly,” he commented.Throughout the year, Meeting Planners fill out and send in ballots, available in Facilities Media Group publications as well as online. “Readers are very excited to have their voice heard, and we received a record number of ballots in 2011,” said Caffin.The Facilities & Destinations: Prime Site Awards is given out in three categories: Convention Centers,Conference Centers and Hotels & Resorts. Six venues, managed by VenuWorks received Prime Site Awards: Alerus (ND) Center, Aransas Pass (TX) Civic Center, Hurst CTX) Conference Center, River (IA) Center, Three Rivers (W A) Convention Center and Vicksburg (MS) Convention Center.Winners will be featured in the upcoming edition of the 2011 Facilities & Destinations SuperBook,]]]]> ]]>See a typo? Report it here.