Convention Sales Testimonials

We may be a little partial but we do believe Abilene is the place to convene! Read what meeting planners who have met in Abilene think about our great city and the cooperation you will receive from our staff.

Nanci Liles, Executive Director, Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau

Kent’s Harley-Davidson and the West Texas Chapter of the Harley Owners’ Group wish to express our sincere thanks to everyone at the ACVB for your help with the 2014 Texas State HOG Rally. The rally was attended by well over 2,000 people from not only around Texas, but all over the US and Canada.  Everyone had a great time and were really impressed by the way they were welcomed by the community. They loved the HOGWalk on Cypress Street, and were thrilled with the turnout of Abilenians along the parade route on Saturday morning. It was a great event, and we couldn’t have done it without you!

Grady, Kent's Harley Davidson

I wanted to extend my sincere thanks for the warm welcome from the City of Abilene. As a new officer of the Texas Chapter, Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association, I wasn’t sure how much support the host city would be able to provide. However, the City of Abilene rolled out the red carpet for our group and we really appreciate it.

I’d like to especially mention want a wonderful job Ms. Woods did in having name badges, welcome bags, and other gifts available for attendees. Ms. Woods arrived well before I did Thursday morning, as my drive from the Dallas area was hindered due to thunderstorms. Her early arrival and set-up made my job very easy, on what I thought would be a hectic morning (with my delayed arrival).  Ms. Woods is a wonderful ambassador for your City and was very welcoming and helpful to our entire group.

I hope our Chapter has the opportunity to visit Abilene again in the future!

Kenda Muñoz, Secretary, Texas Chapter, Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association

Our event would not be the success it is without the support of the Abilene community and local business sponsorships. What the ACVB and Taylor County Expo do for us is unequalled in any other venue we have ever been involved with.   Thanks again for everything!

Tim & Whitney McCright, Original Team Roping Association

After the TSPS 2010, a number of professional surveyors and students of surveying are more enlightened and energized. On behalf of TSPS, please let me say thank you for your help and support to make sure that we could make that happen. The 2010 TSPS symposium in Abilene was successful. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the town, the hotel and Frontier Texas! We could not have done it without you.

Brenda Null, Meeting Planner, Texas Society of Professional Surveyors

I wanted to thank you for your assistance with the Texas Society of Professional Surveyor’s Symposium. Your help coordinating with the MCM Elegantè Suites, Abilene Civic Center, buses and the downtown restaurants enabled TSPS and our local Chapter 18 to focus on the educational aspect of the symposium. Everyone I have talked to was really impressed with the event and Abilene. Thank you.

Riley Griffith, President - Chapter 18, Texas Society of Professional Surveyors

The Texas Council of Chapters of Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) just completed their 2010 annual meeting in Abilene. On behalf of the council, we would like to express our sincere appreciation for your support in the past as well as your local support for the local arrangements at this meeting at the MCM Elegantè. The meeting was a great success and our council would not be able to hold meetings like this without your support since we are non-profit organization. Thanks again and we look forward to you continued support in the future.

Robert W. Schmidt and Sammy Guerra, Co-Chair Exhibitors Committees

I wanted to take a few minutes to thank you for giving of your time and the use of the facility for our meeting. The members of the Texas Association of African American Chambers were very pleased with the meeting room.

Leon J. Petty

Thank you for all you did to make this conference a success! God bless you!

W. Coble and Love Fellowship Church

Thank you so much for the 'Welcome Hat' for our VIPs at the Eastern Star School of Instruction on September 11, 2010. Your remembering to accommodate these VIPs should make Abilene proud. We appreciate this jester to our charitable organization.

Pat Wicker, Grand Chapter, Texas Order of Eastern Star

Thank you so much for your work and tireless effort in making the TASO-Football state meeting such a success! Having coordinated a number of these meetings in cities both big and small throughout the state, I can unequivocally say that your cooperation, assistance and hands-on participation before and during the event were far beyond the normal assistance provided by convention and visitors bureau personnel. Should there be an opportunity for one of our other sports to have a meeting in a non-metropolitan area, I will certainly encourage them to consider Abilene.

Steve Ellinger, Executive Director, Texas Association of Sports Officials

We would like to express our sincere appreciation to you and your staff for the outstanding job and warm hospitality extended to us during our recent convention in your city. By all accounts, it was our best convention yet, and we owe this in a large part to the hard work and the commitment of the staff of the Abilene CVB. Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau outshines the rest.

Gary Anderson, Executive Director & Laurie Murray, Meeting Planner, Texas Public Employees Association

Many, many thanks for your bureau’s and all of your volunteers’ assistance. Abilene was a terrific site for this meeting and we thank you for your help in putting it all together.

Barbara Douglas, Vice President, Lumbermen's Association of Texas

On behalf of the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas, the Texas Municipal League and the University of North Texas, thank you for all the hard work and hospitality given to our participants during the Fall Conference. We look forward to being able to come to Abilene in the future.

Lelani Van Gundy, Texas Municipal League

Thank you to everyone at the CVB for helping to make the June TAMIO conference such a success.  Your warm welcome and assistance is greatly appreciated.  I’ll be sure to recommend Abilene to all!!

Sharon Logan, Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers

Thank you from the TAHPERD State Office, local volunteers, and all those in attendance for the role you played in our summer conference. The conference attracted over 400 Physical Education professionals to the Abilene area. In the days since the event, we have received many compliments relative to the conference’s success and the wonderful hospitality of the folks in Abilene! The Convention and Visitors Bureau’s involvement and support was certainly appreciated.

Diana Evertt Ph.D., CAE, Executive Director, Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

I want to say thank you for executing a flawless plan in obtaining and hosting the recent H.O.G. state rally in Abilene.  Having this just after the ever growing Western Heritage Classic really increases the visibleness of Abilene as a tourist site. You are doing a great job and keep up the great work in attracting events to Abilene.

John Davee

We are well pleased with the results and are glad that we chose Abilene for our meeting. Our task was made easier by the enthusiastic support you gave us and we thank you for the time and work you devoted to its planning and preparation. All of this was given with a big smile and cheery disposition.

Thomas C. Yantis, Grand Commander, Knights Templar of Texas