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Jude Creamer
Manager, Global Accounts
Member since: October 2016

March 2017 Sponsor Spotlight


Jekyll Island Bringing Home the Gold  

Congratulations to Maria Weiss and her Meeting/Events team at the Jekyll Island Authority – top winner at the Southeast Festivals and Events Association (SFEA) Kaleidoscope Awards Ceremony in Lexington, KY last month. They won gold for both Best Festival in the Southeast and Best Poster, beating out more than 115 entries from 20 organizations for the top prize. 


The Kaleidoscope Awards, named to reflect the many different elements and facets within festivals and events, recognize the best and the brightest for their outstanding contribution to the events industry. The Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival will celebrate its 12th year September 15-18, 2017. More than 45,000 visitors enjoyed live music, a Craft Brew Fest, unique experience pavilions, curated art, and craft vendors. 


Jekyll Island, a small barrier island on Georgia’s coast, is dedicated to maintaining the delicate balance between nature and humankind through conservation, education, and preservation. Surrounded by salt marshes, expansive oceanfront, and one of the last accessible, intact ancient maritime forests, it is a peaceful coastal habitat situated within the Golden Isles. From 20 miles of bike paths to historic cottages, the island is a place of discovery and exploration for the people of Georgia and beyond. 


We invite you to join us in celebrating the magnificence of Jekyll Island. Click here to learn about the Turtle Crawl in May and other upcoming events this spring and summer. 

Submitted by:
Tim Barrett, CMP
Director, Meeting & Program Operations
Destination South Meetings + Events
Vice President, Communications - MPI Georgia
Member since: 2014

 January 2017 Sponsor Spotlight

Danny Bacher
Topper Worldwide Trasportation
Director, Membership - MPI Georgia
Member since: 2014

This month we share our appreciation with one of our Annual Sponsors – Topper Worldwide

Topper Worldwide is a family-owned and operated chauffeured transportation business founded in 1986 and headquartered in Atlanta. They pride themselves on their level of service, commitment to safety, and technology offerings, and are eager to show you this difference.

For meeting and event planners, they offer a dedicated project manager throughout the event to verify flights and provide accurate and timely trip manifests including a live link that will show the most up-to-date information. Calls into their office are answered by a live person around-the-clock; and are recorded for quality as well as an opportunity to train. Additional services include shuttle service assistance with a wide variety of vehicles. Their dedicated team can assist with planning and routing as well as providing your organization with a potential revenue stream through the use of vehicle wrapping which sponsors love.

The professionally trained Topper Worldwide chauffeurs receive ongoing instruction in all aspects of safety and you can rest assured they are fully licensed and insured. The company offers $5 million in liability insurance for their fleet of the latest model vehicles. When it comes time to settle the bill, Topper protects you with compliant credit card encryption. 

Having embraced the technology available, Topper Worldwide offers seamless communication with their clients through their desired method with online, text, and email services available. Each vehicle is equipped with GPS tracking to ensure their on-time performance of 99.7%.

Topper also offers several green initiatives that are attractive to clients. In addition to their hybrid and electric vehicles, they boast an energy conscious office. Warehouse energy costs were reduced by over 95% due to transparent roof panels and their office flooring is made of 100% recycled material. Not to mention their organic vegetable garden tended by employees and vehicles which are washed with captured rainwater.

Topper Worldwide has grown to become one of the world’s premier chauffeured transportation providers. They are large enough to accommodate groups for any type of private or corporate events, but small enough to provide the boutique feelings that they have become synonymous with. Find out for yourself by visiting their website.

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