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Testimonials

Here’s what Meeting & Event Planners and our Member Partners are saying about the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau:

“The expertise and knowledge that the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau’s Director of SMERF Accounts Noreen Webb and President Bob Murdock provided to help us locate a venue for our 116th Annual Session was unprecedented. They listened to our requirements and timetable, did extensive outreach, and provided a variety of the best venues and amenities, based upon our needs. Their phenomenal work made my job of choosing a site so much easier.”

Rev. Dr. Derrick Holloway, Executive Secretary

Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention


“Our entire Mohegan Sun team went over and above to WOW all levels of this complicated event, the Miss America 2020 competition, and the feedback is that all involved had a great experience. We can’t say enough about Susan Henrique’s efforts to assist, she was fantastic. It was a great event for Connecticut, and I am confident all boats will rise from this national/international exposure.”

John Washko, Vice President, Expo & Convention Sales

Mohegan Sun 


"My first working experience with the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau was phenomenal. I particularly worked with Noreen Webb, she’s the BEST. It is for the Naval Support Group. She provided me all the support and assistance that I needed to win the business. Looking forward to partnering more business with the CTCSB! More power to its Management and Staff!"

Chat M. Macasaet, CGMP, Manager, Global Accounts

HelmsBriscoe


"Since joining the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau in 2018, we have discovered true benefits in attending several networking events including the Annual Board of Directors Meeting and Hartford Hospitality Task Force. and look forward to attendance in your full calendar of events. Lindsey Limousine has already received several leads, of which one has already transpired. Talk about return on investment, along with working in Simpleview - Destination Marketing Solutions, we have full confidence in forthcoming leads, business transactions and new contacts expanding our worldwide ground transportation services. It is through the CTCSB's efforts and strong representation of Greater Hartford and the State of Connecticut, that you prove a true asset to our business model."  

Rebecca K. Mockalis, Client & Partner Relations

Lindsey Limousines 


"From creating a micro-site with a plethora of information for attendees, to sending over suggestions for restaurants, to helping with getting leads for transportation, everyone with the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau had been very helpful in equipping me as the conference manager efficiently planned our event, kept our staff updated, and promoted the meeting with valuable ideas for our attendees."

Nina Humes, Conference Manager

Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC)


“I have worked with the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau for many years. They are not just a service to my business but an extension of my business. They have always viewed what I do as every bit as important as any other work they do and have always gone the extra mile to help me achieve success.”

David Rocha, Owner/General Manager

Fastpitch Nation Park (Windsor, CT)

Fastpitch Nation Indoor (Bloomfield, CT)


“The University of Connecticut secured the 2019 NCAA DI Men’s Basketball First and Second Round at the XL Center in Hartford, in large part due to our strong partnership with Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau. Starting with the March Madness bidding process through the execution of the event, the CTCSB’s Bob Murdock and his team was beside us all the way for over three years. This included outreach to State and local officials and business leaders for letters of support, to RFPs for a dozen hotels, to assistance with NCAA requirements and contracts, to communication with media and area businesses about many fan activities. While UCONN works with the CTCSB on events of all sizes, this one was certainly a “slam dunk” for us.”

Evan Feinglass, Associate Director of Athletics

University of Connecticut


"The Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau team is a great resource. Their expertise helps our sales staff better understand and grow new markets and how to best work with them."

Barri Bialko, Director of Sales

Heritage Hotel, Golf, Spa & Conference Center


“Thank you for collaborating with Source interpreting for your training needs for area restaurants prior to the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) conference in July 2018.  This was a most unconventional approach the Connecticut Convention & Sports Center embarked upon to be sure that the experience restaurants had would be positive for so many Deaf / Deaf Blind individuals coming to Hartford.  

 During our time at the NAD conference, we visited the area restaurants and experienced firsthand the changes that were made. The various suggestions that we made to reduce stress for employees, while making it easier for communication, were in place. The great bonus to providing this training is that it will continue to be beneficial for the Deaf / Deaf Blind community right here in Hartford.”

Patricia Clark, Scheduling Coordinator

Source Interpreting at the American School for the Deaf


Our staff prides itself on assisting clients with their meeting, convention or sports event. Contact us below!

 

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Our experienced staff at the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau are your meeting and convention experts. Let us help you find the perfect venue for your meeting or event!

We look forward to working with you!