GRCVB wins bronze in Stella Awards, one of the meetings industry's highest honors

Raleigh, N.C. (Nov. 3, 2022) – Northstar Meetings Group and its leading brands, Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings, today announced the 2022 recipients of the 6th Annual Stella Awards. The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Raleigh) won bronze in the Best CVB/DMO Southeast category, making it one of the top three best CVBs/DMOs in the Southeast. Congratulations to the Visit Orlando team who took gold and Visit Tampa Bay who received silver.

The Stella Awards are the meeting industry’s highest honor, recognizing hotels, convention centers, conference centers, airlines, cruise lines, DMOs/CVBs and DMCs that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals.

“The Stella Awards set a high standard for CVBs and DMOs to strive toward in their delivery of quality service and innovation within the meetings and events industry. Visit Raleigh could not achieve this honor without its wonderful partners, including venues, service providers and passionate, innovative locals," said Dennis Edwards, president and CEO of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Raleigh). "I am so proud of the entire Visit Raleigh team who works hard every day to ensure that every meeting, convention and event we host is a success and exceeds all expectations."

This year, nearly 6,000 votes were cast from around the world for the 561 destinations, hotels and service providers nominated in 16 categories across six regions in the United States and worldwide. Winners were selected for achieving overall excellence, superb food and beverage, professionalism of staff, sustainability initiatives, and other critical aspects of the meetings and event experience.

"Congratulations to all of the 2022 Stella Award winners and finalists,” said Loren Edelstein, vice president and content director for Northstar Meetings Group. “The strong resurgence we’re now seeing in meetings in the U.S. and around the world indicates meetings are back. And this year’s honorees demonstrate they’re not only back, but they’re better than ever. Thank you to the 2022 Stella Award winners for demonstrating their commitment to excellence in meetings, incentives, conferences and events.” 

To learn the winners of the 2022 Stella Awards visit


About the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Raleigh):
As the official destination marketing organization for Wake County, the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Raleigh), is responsible for promoting Wake County as an attractive travel destination and enhancing its public image as a dynamic place to live and work. Through the impact of travel, the organization strengthens the economic position of and provides opportunity for people throughout Wake County. Raleigh, N.C./Wake County welcomes nearly 16 million visitors annually whose spending tops $2.3 billion. The visitor economy supports more than 21,000 local jobs in Wake County and generates $243 million in state and local tax revenues, saving each Wake County household $592 in taxes annually.

About Northstar Meetings Group:
Northstar Meetings Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the business meetings, events, sports and incentives market – including full- and part-time meeting planners, as well as corporate, association, sports and not-for-profit decision-makers, and incentive professionals, facilitating their professional development and achievement of business goals. The company's influential brands – Meetings & ConventionsSuccessful MeetingsAssociations Meetings International, Meetings & Incentive Travel, Meeting NewsIncentive and SportsTravel – currently serve over 500,000 active meeting and event planners and incentive professionals, across an integrated suite of data, digital, events and print products. For more information, please visit

Media Contact:
Jessica Holt, Visit Raleigh
Director of Public Relations and International Tourism

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