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Look at What Our Clients Have to Say!
Meeting Planners, Tour Operators, and Military Reunion love Albany and appreciate everything the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau offers.
I cannot let the year end without saying "Thank You"! After 25 years of hosting an annual conference to assist New York's minority and women-owned businesses, DASNY is delighted that, as of this year, the DASNY MWBE Conference became the New York State MWBE Forum. This year's event drew over 1,000 registrants and 125 exhibitors.
On behalf of the DASNY conference planning team, please allow me to take this opportunity to extend our sincerest appreciation for your assistance with marketing downtown Albany and its array of fine dining establishments. While "dinner on your own" is not a new conference trend, it was a twist on the past experience of our attendees. However, thanks to your active participation at the conference, they were able to navigate both the downtown restaurant scene, as well as other local events.
I thought you might also like to know that responses to the Forum's exit survey - a measurement of participant satisfaction - found that:
These results speak volumes about this alternative to traditional plated dinners; and, your presence at the Forum helped make the experiment a success. Again, we thank you for joining us in helping to provide a first-rate dining experience for the Forum's attendees.
-Mitzi J. Stewart, Intergovernmental Program Coordinator, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York ( DASNY)
"Albany is a central location for our state-wide tournament with good transportation options and a variety of good restaurants and hotels. Hosting a High School event in the State Capital also offers a great educational experience for our student-athletes and their families. We were made to feel very welcome in Albany and our teams received high levels of personal attention that was unparalleled in the past. Albany has the feel of a 'good fit' for our State Championship tournament!
-Walter Eaton, NYS Federation of Secondary School Associations
"Thank you so much for your warm hospitality during our Familiarization Tour of Albany recently! Your staff's knowledge in showcasing the wonderful aspects of the Albany region and to carefully chose sites that would meet our group client's needs. Looking forward to bringing groups from all over the U.S. and Canada to your area. What an amazing discovery!"
-Marian and Dennis Smith, Alternative Tours
"Our family reunion was fabulous this spring! I want to thank the ACCVB sales manager and service department for assisting us with all the details. Not only did they locate the perfect hotel in Albany County, but they also referred us to a kosher catering company, suggested activities for the children and every time I had a question they had several creative suggestions to help us out. We started our planning late and we don't know what we would have done if we did not have the hard-working ACCVB to assist in making it a very successful event!"
-Malka Glustein, Glustein Family Reunion
"The ACCVB has been most supportive in assisting Sports Travel and Tours in the planning of our Baseball Road Trip program that travels to Albany on a yearly basis. Your sales and service staff are always in the "on deck circle" and "steps to the plate" whenever we need additional support. Thanks to the Albany County CVB for being on our team!"
-Jay Smith, President of Sports Travel and Tour
"We had our military reunion in Albany a couple of years ago and it was the best reunion we ever had! The Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau's Reunion Coordinator did a terrific job in helping us find the perfect hotel for our reunion. I would highly recommend no matter what branch of the service you are to host a future military reunion in Albany, New York."
-Walter and Mona Grispan, USS George A. Johnson, DE 583