Paragon Casino Resort & Earl J. Barbry, Sr. Convention Center Is Honored With ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’ Choice Award

MARKSVILLE, La. (November 5, 2015) The publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, have announced that Paragon Casino Resort & Earl J. Barbry, Sr. Convention Center has been honored once again with a 2015 Readers’ Choice Award.

Paragon Casino Resort & Earl J. Barbry, Sr. Convention Center is among 180 convention and visitor bureaus (CVBs), meeting facilities and hotels located across the South to receive this year’s Readers’ Choice Award. Throughout the year, meeting professionals nominated the meeting sites they believe provide exemplary service for group events. The nominated sites are then compiled onto an online ballot where meeting professionals and fans are asked to vote for the best of the best. More than 5,000 voters participated this year in the selection process - the highest vote count ever recorded. Only 11 Louisiana meeting sites were selected for the honor this year.

“We are pleased to receive this honor from the readers of ConventionSouth magazine,” said Paragon Acting General Manager Chris Barbry. “Paragon has a reputation for excellence in the meetings industry, and with all that we have to offer our guests, we always strive to make the experiences memorable and productive. I couldn’t be more proud of our associates for helping to make this happen.”

Since creation in 2001, this is the seventh time that Paragon Casino Resort & Earl J. Barbry, Sr. Convention Center has received the award, making it an even greater honor to present receive a 2015 Readers’ Choice Award. Paragon Casino Resort & Earl J. Barbry, Sr. Convention Center will be featured as an award recipient in the December 2015 Awards Issue of ConventionSouth magazine.

“ConventionSouth readers and fans have voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that Paragon Casino Resort & Earl J. Barbry, Sr. Convention Center has been selected to receive our annual Readers’ Choice Award,” said ConventionSouth Publisher J. Talty O’Connor. “The value in receiving this prestigious recognition is that it comes from the United States’ top meeting professionals who hold events in the South. These planners demand the highest level of customer service and quality facilities, and they have contributed in determining that Paragon Casino Resort & Earl J. Barbry, Sr. Convention Center indeed displays the commitment to professionalism, creativity and service that they require.”

Celebrating over 30 years as a leading meeting planning resource, ConventionSouth magazine is based in Gulf Shores, Ala., and is distributed to more than 18,000 meeting professionals located across the country who book meetings held within the South.