Testimonials

What clients are saying about MCCSN…

I recommend Clara Carter and the Multi-Cultural Convention Services Network highly! I participated in a fabulous weekend in San Diego sponsored by MCCSN and its affiliates. The weekend highlighted the diverse activities and venues of San Diego and Clara was the most gracious host! If our organization considers another conference in the area, I would without a doubt, utilize MCCSN to book and plan the conference.

Regina Dixon-Reeves, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Diversity & Inclusion, University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences

Clara has become known throughout the country as one of the new leaders of the future in minority convention marketing. Her quest for perfection and ability to collaborate with tourism and hospitality partners is a real plus for hotels, convention bureaus and others that want to have a competitive edge. I certainly encourage you book your next conference with Ms. Carter.

Roy Jay, President
Oregon Convention and Visitors Services Network

Since 2010 MCCSN has been an integral part of our convention planning process as a 3rd party meeting planner of choice for the NOA. Clara has made the process of hotel selection and negotiation very efficient and enjoyable. She has a wealth of knowledge and resources and shares them proactively throughout the convention planning cycle. We plan to continue with her services for many years to come.

Melantha Nephew, OD, Meeting Planner
National Optometric Association

Clara Carter has done exceptional work increasing diversity in organizations choosing to plan conventions in San Diego and abroad. As a result of my attending the MCCSN Multicultural FAM Tour in San Diego, The National Bar Association chose San Diego as its destination for our annual meeting with more than 1,000 to 1,900 delegates attending. Clara, thank you again for your services, we couldn’t have done it without you!

J. Goodwille Pierre, Esq.
National Vice President of Sections and Divisions
National Board Member at Large
National Bar Association

I attended a special program (Fam-Tour), conducted by the Multi-Cultural Convention Services Network of San Diego. This was not my first time to San Diego but it was the first time I have seen such a strong commitment to diversity and multicultural groups. This has completely changed my mind about considering San Diego as the city for our national conference. Clara Carter and her team did an outstanding job in showcasing the assets of San Diego.

Gerald A. “Gerry” Fernandez, President
Multicultural Foodservice and Hospitality Alliance

Clara is a great ambassador in promoting San Diego as a destination for multicultural markets. She has wonderful people skills and a positive attitude. You can depend on her to produce smoothly run events within your budget that get the job done!”

Margaret Gonzalez, Founder & President CEO
International Association of Hispanic Meeting Professionals

Clara brings a wonderful sense of focus and clarity to her many roles as planner, promoter, organizer and presenter. Her positive approach and attention to details add to her leadership qualities.” – Top qualities: Great Results, Personable and Expert.

Gloria Herbert, Editor
Black Meetings & Tourism

Clara is an intelligent business professional who has a motivating and energetic personality. She is also a poised and charismatic speaker/presenter. Clara also gives back to the community and to education whenever possible.

Jeff Wood, Academy Coordinator
Academy of Hospitality and Tourism Management

I have had the pleasure of working with Clara Carter on numerous occasions and have found her to be very professional, dependable and ethical. She has excellent organizational skills, and as such is a superior meeting/event planner and project manager. This, coupled with her outgoing personality and attention to detail, make for a winning combination.

Solomon Herbert, Owner
Black Meetings & Tourism

It was a sincere pleasure working with you and the MCCSN team to select and contract a San Diego hotel for our Southern Regional Cluster. We appreciate your professionalism and diligence with helping us to locate and negotiate a facility to meet all the parameters for this meeting. I will gladly recommend your services to other members of our regional leadership team for assistance with site selection and meeting planning for future meeting for our organization.

Kim Folsom, President
Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
San Diego Chapter

Clara served as a fellow Board Member for the San Diego REPertory Theatre. Her vision and dynamicism were an integral part of our conversations and policy planning. She is a very well-connected individual with very big ideas. I would endorse Clara in a second.

Susanna Hernandez Peredo, Vice President, Board of Trustees
San Diego Repertory Theatre

It was nothing but a pleasure to work with Clara and her MCCSN team in the preparation and execution of our Finance & Accounting Conference last spring at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in San Diego. My Administrative Assistant had never handled a task of this size and nature, and Clara made it work easily for us through constant communication from the time planning began all the way through and past the end of the event. We did not know the San Diego area, but MCCSN listened to our general ideas, provided well thought out options, and turned it into a well orchestrated, highly professional, and thoroughly enjoyable Conference. They coordinated everything from selection to execution at all off-site venues (fine restaurants and a private yacht with live entertainment) including menu selection and chartered ground transportation to and from all locations, and handled all billings and payments for these events. MCCSN staff was onsite and at hand continually from the Opening Reception, through formal registration, to each meeting or event to be certain all was functioning as intended. I was particularly pleased that Clara acted as liaison for me with the Hilton Sales and Catering staff so I did not have to concern myself, and could focus on the presentations and meetings at the heart of the Conference. All facilities and equipment were set up and ready as required and all attendees including spouses were kept fully engaged with the arranged events. I received many compliments regarding the Conference from my staff, and I attribute that to Clara and MCCSN’s work. Clara herself was a positive and engaging individual to work with, and I enjoyed doing business with her. I would highly recommend Clara and MCCSN to any group for any event, and be completely comfortable they would be pleased with the results.

Larry Cooper, President
Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation

I’ve worked with Clara for many years and found her to be one of the most dedicated and committed professionals I worked with. She consistently delivers high quality services and brings charm and grace to every operation. I highly recommend her when you need an absolute professional.

Maurice D. Wilson, President/National Executive Director
National Veterans Transition Services, Inc.