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TEXAS.

Welcome to the Wild West!

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Area Manager for Texas

AMANDA JOHNSTON

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THE LONE STAR STATE

Texas has it all! From the rough and tumble of the wild west to the sophistication of art, technology, cuisine, and culture, Texas continues to be a hub of American excitement and growth. Prairies, grasslands, forests, rugged hills and mountains, and vast coastlines culminate into one of the country’s most beautiful states. Whether you come to relax or for excitement, Texas has something for every adventurer.

We do it big in Texas! Texas is the ultimate symbol of western Americana. Since its days as an independent republic in 1836 to the present, Texas continues to be a pioneer in American culture, arts, and innovation. As vast as its eclectic landscape, you will always discover something new on your journey through its incredibly unique and distinct destinations, some of the largest in the country. 

 

History dominates in San Antonio!  The world-famous Riverwalk is the beating heart of the city. Being the most visited attraction in Texas, it is a journey through downtown that inextricably blends the old and new with beautifully landscaped riverside paths, impressive architecture, world class museums and top-notch culinary options.  Home to the iconic Alamo, the deep history of Texas, including its famous ranching past, permeates through every mile of the area.

Like a firework in the Texan sky, the Dallas Metroplex is exploding with growth, fueling Texas’s innovative, technological, and cultural placement in the US. Consisting of 11 counties and the cities of Dallas, Arlington, Fort Worth, Plano, and Grapevine, the Dallas Metroplex offers a limitless array of convention and groups offerings. Between being a world-famous sports mecca, with the Dallas Cowboys at its core, to some of the most incredible cultural hotspots like the Dallas Arts District, the Dallas Metroplex has become a global phenomenon.

Austin is the creative capital of Texas! Known as the “Live Music Capital of the World, more than 30 million visitors flock to Austin each year for 300+ days of sunshine, the world-famous music festivals and more than 250 live music venues. It is one of the fastest growing and exciting culinary scenes in the country. 

Houston is the ultimate example of southern charm, culture and modernization.  A wide array of unique venues present over 20,000 arts experiences every year, including Houston’s own resident ballet, opera, symphony and theater companies. As Americans continue to reach for the stars, Houston is home to Johnson Space Center, the center of Mission Control for NASA and the city’s first Smithsonian Affiliate museum. 

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KEY DESTINATIONS

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AMANDA JOHNSTON

Area Manager

As a lifelong Texan, Amanda will tell always tell you that " no one can do hospitality quite like the Lone Star State".  She has spent the last seven years in the DMC industry curating and executing memorable experiences, showcasing the best that Texas has to offer.  Combined with her experience as an event/trade show manager and a background in hotel sales and operations, Amanda is a Jill of all trades in the event world.  

 

Her favorite games as a child were always puzzles and she has taken that natural love of all things logistical to manage events of every size, both domestically and internationally.  You can count on her to slay every detail of an experience, even the ones no one notices.  In her free time, Amanda loves a good happy hour and exploring any of Austin's 250 music venues.

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As a planner we have many choices of vendors to work with when we are creating our clients' vision for their event. It's not often we find a vendor that is everything you need rolled into one. Responsive, knowledgeable, personable, creative, understands changes and budget constraints, the list goes on. We find this in Shannon Markle and Circa DMC. From the beginning Shannon understood my needs for our clients' event, asked if we were open to a little "enhancement" and ran away with our ideas to turn the events into everything that we dreamed of and more. We will recommend Shannon and Circa to all of our Industry Partners and use them again. I personally want to thank Shannon, as I believe she made the difference and is the biggest reason we will use Circa again in any location even outside of Texas.

Meredith Marder, Director of National Meetings, Incentives and Events, Staged Right Events

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