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Market America International Convention 2017: The Essential Guide to Greensboro

All of us here at Market America are beyond excited to you to join us in Greensboro in just a few short weeks for the 2017 Market America International Convention!  Whether you’re staying at our host hotel or have found accommodations for yourself elsewhere, we know you’ll love our city. Here’s a quick guide for getting around Greensboro, NC and all of the important spots for MAIC 2017:

MAIC Locations

Since you’ll have your phones to help guide you from place to place during the event, here are the addresses for you to type into your of GPS to find the important MAIC locations:

Sheraton Greensboro (Host Hotel, Breakouts and Gala)

3121 W Gate City Blvd

Greensboro, NC 27407

Greensboro Coliseum Complex (Main Sessions)
1921 W Gate City Blvd (former High Point Rd)
Greensboro, NC 27403
(336) 373-7400

The Blind Tiger (Conquer Entertainment)
1819 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC 27403
(336) 272-9888

If you will be using public transportation to make your way around town for MAIC 2017, both Uber and Lyft are great options with both offering options for large and small groups.  Fares from the Greensboro airport to the Sheraton range from $12-$16.  There are also taxis and shuttle services available through many hotels.  This site will tell you the taxi fare from point A to point B as well as numbers for each business if you’d like to compare your options.


We have an exciting list of SHOP Local partners that are in our beautiful city. Stay tuned for some exciting information to come about these tasty partners!

Crafted – The Art of the Taco

219-A South Elm Street

With a variety of taco options with intriguing flavor combinations, this place is sure to hit the spot if chips and guac just aren’t cutting it.  There are even delicious vegan options!

Darryl’s Wood Fired Grill

3300 Gate City Blvd.

Another great spot close by is Darryl’s! With a family-friendly atmosphere and quite the extensive menu, their American-style selection is sure to offer something right up your alley.

Natty Greene’s Brewing Company

1918 West Gate City Blvd

A local favorite, Natty Greene’s doubles as its own craft brewery in the heart of Greensboro.  They offer great vegetarian options as well as dairy and gluten-free choices to boot!

Green Valley Grill

622 Green Valley Road

With a selection of southern-style fare with a European twist, Green Valley Grill is a great place to go if you’re up to an upscale dinner treat. The space itself is green and gorgeous, so it’s a great spot to grab a few other MAIC friends and chat!

Greensboro Shopping

Friendly Center 

3110 Kathleen Ave.

If the weather is nice, the Friendly Center is a great open-air complex where you can browse the shops while you enjoy the best of both worlds: sunshine and air conditioning!

Four Seasons Town Centre

410 Four Seasons Town Centre

Just in case the weather is a bit rainy, Four Seasons is a great enclosed mall in town.  With three stories, you’ll find just about anything you could go looking for here.

Old Greensborough

Spanning the blocks of Davie St.

With more than a dozen art galleries and studios, this is a great place to explore the less commercialized areas of the city.  Here, you can browse local vendors, coffee shops, antique stores and smaller local restaurants along the historic streets.


Greensboro History Museum

130 Summit Ave.

If you’ve got some time to spare, this is a great place to learn about the city and it’s history!  Greensboro truly is a great place with a rich history that is worth learning about if you’v got the time.

LeBauer Park

208 N Davie Street

Open for just over a year, this park is a beautiful addition to the blossoming downtown area!  It is surrounded by restaurants and street vendors, and you might even catch yoga or Zumba in the park if you pop in at the right time.



We couldn’t imagine a better way to celebrate 25 years of success than with those who make our success possible.  We encourage you to stay safe and enjoy the wonderful things the city has to offer during your stay!


Do you have any Greensboro favorites?  Share them in the comments below!

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