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Recognition

Southern Shows Inc. has a long history of being involved in the communities and industries we work in. Here is a list of just some of the awards and recognition Southern Shows Inc., and individuals, through the company, have received:

• Top Public Events - International Association of Exhibitions and Events
• Best Consumer Event - Carolina International Special Events Society
• American Business Ethics Award - Society of Financial Service Professionals
• Consumer Marketing Award - National Association of Consumer Shows
• G Lynn Nisbet Travel Award - North Carolina Travel Council
• Carolinas Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame - Robert and Joan Zimmerman - Queens University McColl School of Business
• Award of Excellence - Joan Zimmerman - Thurgood Marshall College Fund
• Citizen's Award - Robert Zimmerman - American Society of Landscape Architects Carolinas Chapter
• Golden Circle Award - David Zimmerman - International Association of Exhibitions and Events
• Charlotte Woman of the Year - Joan Zimmerman - The Business Journal
• Outstanding Travel Industry Leader - Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority
• President's Award - Robert Zimmerman - Charlotte Sales and Marketing Executives
• Women in Business Lifetime Achievement Award - Joan Zimmerman - The Business Journal
• Lifetime Achievement Award - Robert and Joan Zimmerman - Carolina International Special Events Society
• Business Woman of the Year - Joan Zimmerman - Queens University
• Business Partnership Award - Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
• Best Team Effort - Carolina International Special Events Society
• Top Management Award - Joan Zimmerman - Sales and Marketing Executives
• North Carolina Business Hall of Fame laureate - Joan Zimmerman - Junior Achievement of the Carolinas
• Community Service Award - National Association of Women Business Owners
• Good of the Society Award - Joan Zimmerman - American Cancer Society
• George Steiger Award - Joan Zimmerman - Carolina Concerts