Accolades

We love our meeting planners! Here's what one planner has to say about working with the Chattanooga CVB...

"Tennessee’s Career and Technical Student Organizations LOVE Chattanooga! Our FBLA, FCCLA, SkillsUSA, and TSA state conference attendees have enjoyed visiting the city so much that we decided to also move our DECA and HOSA conferences next year to Chattanooga. The Chattanooga Convention Center welcomes our student groups with open arms, and compared to other conference venues in Tennessee, this convention center is by far the easiest for our students to navigate, helping to ensure they get where and when they need to be throughout their events. Our attendees truly enjoy taking in Chattanooga’s many family-friendly attractions, particularly the Tennessee Aquarium. And to top it all off, one of the biggest surprises that Chattanooga has to offer is an amazing variety of fabulous dining options, including the ever-popular Moon Pies!"

-Dina Starks, Director of Student Leadership, State of Tennessee

Chattanooga in the News

See what meeting and travel publications are saying about Chattanooga as a vibrant and accessible destination for families and meeting attendees.

ConventionSouth Magazine - Winner of the Reader's Choice Award (multiple years including 2019), voted South's #1 Cool Spot for Summer Events and 2020 Top New or Renovated Awards (The Read House Hotel)

Successful Meetings: Stella Awards (multiple sites in 2019):

Forbes: Chattanooga is Where the Jobs Will be in 2020

Inc.: How Gigabit Internet Is Turning Smaller U.S. Cities Into Tech Hot Spots (2019)

From the article: “For video­conferencing, cloud storage, and real-time data analysis, fast and consistent internet is essential. In Chattanooga, the Gig has brought a renaissance. This year, the area ranks No. 36 on Inc.'s Surge Cities list of best cities in the country to start a business.”

Conde Nast Traveler: 2019 Readers’ Choice Award – 10 Best Small Cities in the U.S.

Travel Channel: The 10 Best 2019 Budget Travel Destinations

From the article: “…Chattanooga has emerged from Nashville’s shadow to become a primary destination. Once known as a railway hub, today the city is better known for its outdoor activities, culture and affordable restaurants.”

Livability: 2019 Top 100 Best Places to Live

MSN: 15 of the Most Underrated Travel Destinations (2019)

TripAdvisor: 7 Rising U.S. Cities That Should be on your 2019 Travel Bucket List

Garden & Gun: The Souths Best New Bars (2019)

Thrillist: 15 American cities that secretly have great food scenes (2019)