Meetings should make people happy and energized, not disappointed and bored out of their minds—and that begins with the location. A recent Gallup Poll ranked these cities as having the highest well-being ratings by residents (as evidenced by the California and Florida cities, sunshine must be a big contributing factor). The translation? Chances are, the staff at meeting venues in each city will have a positive outlook that will translate to your attendees. Take a look at the top five and the associations that have recently met in each.
1) Naples/Immokalee/Marco Island, Fla.
American Hockey Coaches Association Flexible Packaging Association Valve Manufacturers Association of America
2) Salinas, Calif.
Agricultural Personnel Management Association National Association for Interpretation Produce Marketing Association
3) North Port/Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla.
Florida Business Incubation Association Florida Public Relations Association Hungarian Medical Association of America
4) Fort Collins, Colo.
AIS Educator Association International Wheat Stem Sawfly Conference National Association for Interpretation
5) Town of Barnstable, Mass.
Massachusetts Association of Contributory Retirement Systems Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors New England Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges