Selecting the right location for your educational meeting can be the single most important factor in determining the ultimate success of your event. University, state government, non-profit and business organizations choose the McKimmon Conference & Training Center (MCTC) for large statewide, regional and national meetings or small training sessions. Regardless of your needs, the McKimmon Conference & Training Center is designed to enhance your adult learning experience.
During fiscal year 2013-2014, MCTC served a total of 1,848 events with a total of 208,355 participants, factoring for multiple day functions. Utilizing the Raleigh Convention and Business Bureau formula, the participants impacted the Raleigh/Wake County economy by approximately 9 million dollars.
The following are examples of high-profile events:
"My entire experience at the McKimmon Center exceeded my expectations. Everyone was extremely helpful and professional at all times. It was obvious that everyone takes pride in their work and genuinely wants to provide quality services. I look forward to my next conference!"
- Laura Candler, The Dynamic Duo: Putting the Punch in Math Instruction
"I wanted to take a moment to share how wonderful our experience was at the McKimmon Center. From the beginning, the organizing committee worked with Jeannine Lindsay to arrange rooms, change the date at least one, organize equipment, lunch and registration....Throughout it all, Jeannine was just wonderful. She handled all of our questions, concerns, and changes and was incredibly pleasant the entire time. And on the day of the event, the rest of the McKimmon Center staff were equally fabulous..... The setup was perfect and your tech crew handled all of our issues quickly. We look forward to using the McKimmon Center again and I will recommend it to anyone that I know who organizes events in the Triangle.... Many sincere thanks to
everyone who helped make our day so successful."
- Rebecca Stacy, Co-chair, Staff Development Day Committee, Wake County Public Libraries, Staff Development Day
"We at Homeland Security wanted to thank you and everyone involved at the McKimmon Center for all your help with our event on December 1, 2010. We were very pleased with how well things went. My special thanks for all your help and attention to detail. It was so nice to be able to have total confidence in the handling of the details."
- Pat Dabbs, Homeland Security Office Assistant ,HSGP (Homeland Security Grant Program) Workshop, NC Crime Control & Public Safety, Homeland Security
"It is a privilege and a pleasure to work with the entire professional staff at the McKimmon Center. What an example of excellence they have established!!!"
- Paul McCain, SPS, Inc, Facilities Engineering Management I
"I LOVE YOU GUYS!!! SAVMA Symposium definitely could not have run as smoothly as it did without the help of the staff. Neither I nor my committee have ever planned an event of this magnitude as we are full-time students. Because of people like Judy, Carmen, Freddie, Ben, Mike, Rob, and everyone else, we were able to pull off a very professional, very successful veterinary conference (which is actually the fourth largest veterinary conference in the nation!) The facilities were immaculate and every request, no matter how big or small, was met with efficiency and a smile! I really, really enjoyed working with the McKimmon Center and will certainly recommend it and its staff to other people for use for events!"
- Bryna Riley, College of Veterinary Medicine, NC State University, Raleigh, NC
"The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Global Anti-Counterfeiting and Piracy Initiative greatly appreciate your participation in the Anti-Counterfeiting Brand Integrity Protection Conference: Raleigh, North Carolina. By all accounts, the event was a huge success bringing together more than 150 businesses, associations, government officials, and members of the media.
"Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to help with the logistical needs of the event. It certainly is a difficult job, but the fluid and graceful manner in which you handled everything truly made the conference the success it was. We could not have pulled off this exciting and highly successful event without you. Thank you and I hope to work with you again in the future."
- Rob Calia, Senior Manager, Anti-Counterfeiting and Piracy Initiative, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C.
"We really appreciate the flexibility for room choice. Our total attendees was considerably different from originally planned. McKimmon stepped up, offered a better suited space with no issues! Thank you so much for your hospitality!"
- Kim Orlowski, ECE Sophomore Banquet
"I just wanted to say thank you for everything you did to help make our North Carolina Project Managers Institute Annual Event a great success! I received comments non-stop about how wonderful everything looked, how excellent the food was, and how well the event flowed and I know that it was all due to your help and hard work. I really enjoyed working with each of you and I hope to get a chance to work with you in the future."
- Deja Joli Waymer, North Carolina Project Management Institute
Additional testimonials can be accessed through the links below:
Center for Urban Affairs & Community Services | Customized Contractual Education | Office of Professional Development | Osher Lifelong Learning Institute | Technology Training Solutions | The Collaborative at the Gateway Technology Center | Upper Coastal Plain Learning Council