Press Release – For Immediate Release

Contact:          Brenda Kissko, Tourism & Public Relations Manager
                         (432) 686-3567

MIDLAND BUSINESSES NOMINATED FOR  TEXAS MEETINGS + EVENTS
MAGAZINE BEST OF READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

Midland, Texas — The Texas Meetings + Events Magazine has announced the nominees for the 2010 Readers’ Choice Best Of Awards. Midland businesses have again dominated the list of nominees for the western region of the state.

Midland nominees include: Destination Management Organization: Midland Convention & Visitors Bureau; Caterer: Fleur de Lis Event Design & Catering, Gerardo's Casita, Carino's Italian; Conference/Convention/Exhibition Center: The Midland County Horseshoe, Clarion Hotel & Conference Center; Entertainment: Brother Z, Mex-Tex Family Fiesta, Midland Community Theatre;Florist: Flowerland, Michael’s Flowers & Gifts; Golf Resort/Country Club: Midland Country Club,Ranchland Hills Golf Club, Green Tree Country Club; Holiday Event/Party Venue: Hilton Midland Plaza, Kessler's Reception Hall; Hotel with Meeting Space: Hilton Midland Plaza, Courtyard by Marriott Midland/Odessa, Clarion Hotel & Conference Center; Unique Venue: Kessler's Reception Hall, Cigar Frogs, Shack in the Back; Off-the-Beaten Path Venue: Shack in the Back, The Willows Event Center;Rental Service: Ken’s Rental Service, Elegante Bridal Décor;  Teambuilding Facility/Organizer: Buzz 2 Bucks;  Transportation: Big John’s Limo Service, GK Shuttle, EZ Rider; Photography: LKM Photography, Angela Free Photography, 2Angels Photography; New Venue: Cigar Frogs, and Gran Marquez Ballroom.

Winners will be announced at the Texas Meetings + Events Readers' Choice Best Of Awards Party onMonday, Sept. 13 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Joule Dallas, a Luxury Collection Hotel, 1530 Main St., Dallas, Texas. Visit http://tx.meetingsmags.com to R.S.V.P.
For more information, contact the Midland CVB at (432) 683-3381.

The mission of the Midland Convention & Visitors Bureau is to encourage economic growth by developing, promoting, enhancing and supporting Midland as a vibrant visitor destination.