Looking for a unique special events venue in the Greater Washington/Baltimore area? The Special Event Sites Marketing Alliance can help.

The mission of the new nonprofit association, which plans to expand nationally in 2003, is to get its members into the minds of meeting professionals. SESMA members include special events sites such as the Washington National Cathedral, Torpedo Factory Art Center, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, and notable galleries, gardens, homes, wineries, and other special meeting sites. Supplier members include caterers, event production companies, decorators, and florists. The SESMA membership directory is online at www.sesma.org, or call (703) 610-9026.