Corinthian Events Achieves Coveted ADMC® Status
Boston-based event planning company becomes the only Accredited Destination Management Company in Massachusetts
BOSTON (July 20, 2012) — Boston-based destination management and special events company Corinthian Events has been named an Accredited Destination Management Company (ADMC). Corinthian Events is currently the only Destination Management Company (DMC) in Massachusetts to have successfully completed the accreditation process.
The ADMC distinction is awarded by The International Association of Destination Management Executives (ADMEI) to DMCs whose services are indicative of the highest quality destination management providers. Accredited DMC’s adhere to a strict list of standards including ethical operation, the highest level of industry expertise and consistent recognition with successful completion of unique client goals. There are also very specific insurance levels that must be maintained by all ADMCs. These standards provide an immediate comfort level for planners when selecting their DMC partners. ADMEI has done the due diligence and an ADMC is sure to meet even the most stringent client criteria.
A requirement to receive the distinction, Jill Tate, founding partner of Boston-based event company Corinthian Events, is one of a select group of professionals recently awarded the distinction of Destination Management Certified Professional® (DMCP) from The Association of Destination Management Executives (ADME).
Tate is currently the only destination management professional in Massachusetts with this distinction, awarded to candidates who have demonstrated a high level of knowledge within the Destination Management Industry.
“I’m really proud to have achieved this distinction,” said Tate. “DMCP program is important to our industry because it validates the industry as a whole and offers executives a great outlet to continue professional development. Personally, I learned a lot through the process and know that it will serve me well in conducting business on a daily basis.”
Tate has a Bachelor of Science in Leisure Management and Tourism from the University of New Hampshire and began her career planning winter trips for her “summer” friends, eventually leading to a position as cruise director and purser on a small cruise ship for two years prior to entering the destination management field. After seven years working at another Destination Management Company (DMC) she came together with two partners to start Corinthian Events in March of 2000 twelve years later, has never looked back.
Corinthian Events’ client list boasts some of the best known blue chip companies and non-profit organizations, providing personalized service to create over 300 custom events each year. The company’s expertise includes custom special events, unique outings and activities, team-building programs, tours, transportation and full meeting management — overseeing every detail from vendor procurement and audio visual production to décor and menu selection.
ADME represents more than 200 DMCs throughout the world; requirements for DMCP certification include a minimum of three years’ experience in destination management, current employment in the hospitality industry, and demonstration of a high level of responsibility and accountability for the successful completion of destination management programs.
To learn more about Corinthian Events, visit corinthianevents.com; to learn about the accreditation standards for ADMC, visit adme.org.
About Corinthian Events
Corinthian Events is a total event planning company focusing on Special Events and Destination Management. Opening in March of 2000, our three partners offer more than 50 years of combined experience in event planning and production. Our fresh approach to planning memorable events, unique creativity and total attention to detail, combined with our professionalism and excellent track-record makes Corinthian Events one of the premier event companies in Boston and New England. Corinthian Events is certified as a woman-owned business by the State of Massachusetts and is a proud member of the International Special Events Society, the International Association of Destination Management Executives, the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau and the DMC Alliance. For more information, visit corinthianevents.com.
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