Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 19 January 2009


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 19 January 2009

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Sr. Vice President Destination Sales & Services; Meet Minneapolis;

Minneapolis, MN

2. Director/VP Convention Sales; Greater Springfield Convention &

Visitors Bureau; Springfield, MA

3. Assistant Director of Meetings & Education; DMAA: The Care Continuum

Alliance; Washington, DC

4. Registration and Travel Administrator; American College of Surgeons;

Chicago, IL

5. Meeting Planner; National Defense Industrial Association; Arlington,

VA

6. Convention Staff; Association for Behavior Analysis International;

Portage, MI

7. Private Dining Room Director; Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar;

Radnor, PA

8. Meeting Planning Coordinator; Feeding America (formerly America's

Second Harvest); Chicago, IL

9. Event Planner; Lancaster House; Toronto, ON, Canada

10. Summer Event Operations Intern; Windy City Fieldhouse; Chicago, IL

11. Event Manager; Pinsonault Associates; Mt. Olive, NJ

12. Marketing Events Coordinator; TD AMERITRADE; Jersey City, NJ

13. Junior Planner; Indiana Market & Catering Inc.; New York, NY

14. Event Specialist; Haynes and Boone, LLP; Houston, TX

15. Meeting Assistant; Kelly Services @ National Institutes of Health

(NIH); Framingham, MA

16. National Sales Manager; Company Confidential; Philadelphia, PA

17. Meetings/ Event Planner; National Court Reporters Association;

Vienna, VA

18. Director, Programs and Meetings; Biotechnology Industry

Organization; Washington, DC

19. Board Administrator MGA; IEEE; Piscataway, NJ

20. Tourism Sales Manager; Las Cruces CVB; Las Cruces, NM

21. Convention & Tourism Representative I; Virginia Beach Convention &

Visitors Bureau; Virginia Beach, VA

22. In Market Regional Sales Rep; Palm Springs Desert Resorts CVA;

Various Locations

23. Director of Sales; Sonoma County Tourism Bureau; Santa Rosa, CA

24. Marketing Director; Greenbrier County Convention and Visitors

Bureau; Lewisburg, WV

25. Special Event Sales Planner; San Jose Improv Comedy Club; San Jose,

CA

26. Director of Presidential Events; Georgetown University; Washington,

DC

27. Housing and registration Coordinator; Points Of Light Institute;

Atlanta, GA

28. Operations Manager; Classic Party Rentals; Smyrna, GA

29. Meeting Planner & Section Liaison; Society of Naval Architects and

Marine Engineers (SNAME); Jersey City, NJ

30. Catering Operations Assistant; Washington and Lee; Lexington, VA

31. Off Premise Catering Sales Manager; Steven Becker Fine Dining; St.

Louis, MO

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1. Sr. Vice President Destination Sales & Services; Meet Minneapolis;

Minneapolis, MN

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5122980

2. Director/VP Convention Sales; Greater Springfield Convention &

Visitors Bureau; Springfield, MA

SUMMARY: Creates and implements all of the strategies and tactics for

the long-term sales efforts to sell the MassMutual Center for

conventions, meetings, and trade shows in a manner which maximizes

regional economic impact.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Directs the annual convention sales operation. Assists in the

development of marketing programs and materials to promote the

MassMutual Center as an ideal meeting destination.

Manages long-term convention sales staff's day-to-day efforts relative

to the convention/meeting segment; ensures that staff is progressing

strategically; provides training as required; develops and sustains

measures of accountability via goals, staff meetings, sales reporting

systems, etc.

Personally contributes to booking pace; establishes specific annual room

night goals; solicits association meetings, conventions and trade shows

through a variety of methods including direct sales, participation in

industry trade shows, sales missions and site inspections. Oversees

sales incentive program for the sales staff.

Partners with sales directors of Springfield area hotels by

collaborating to build the convention business in the Springfield and

Pioneer Valley community.

CORE COMPETENCIES AND CHARACTERISTICS NEEDED:

* Five to ten years significant sales/marketing experience

* Must have sales management and leadership experience including

oversight of sales team, identification of prospects, and proven

performance of achieving and or exceeding quotas.

* Marketing experience a plus

* Hotel industry experience preferred

* Strong understanding of the meeting industry

* Excellent presentation and closing skills

* Excellent communication (oral & written) and organizational skills

* Four-year degree from an academic institution

* Experience in coordinating and administering multiple projects

simultaneously

REPORTS TO: GSCVB President

SALARY: based on experience

ABOUT THE GSCVB, THE MMC & THE PIONEER VALLEY: The GSCVB, an affiliate

of the Economic Development Council of Western MA, is a private

non-profit destination marketing organization dedicated to promoting

Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley for meetings and conventions, group tours

and leisure travel. This position is an opportunity to be a strong

leader in a small team of dedicated professionals.

Owned and operated by the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority

(MCCA), and managed by Global Spectrum, the MassMutual Center in

Springfield, MA is the city's largest event facility with a total of

64,000 sq. ft. of meeting, exhibit and ballroom space. The MassMutual

Center opened its doors in the fall of 2005 and is within walking

distance of the two major downtown hotels.

The Pioneer Valley – the tri-county region of Hampden, Hampshire and

Franklin Counties in Western Massachusetts – offers an enviable

lifestyle for residents and students alike. Choose from picturesque

villages, small towns, and appealing cities where the spirit of

community is still strong. The region is known for its rich cultural

life, as evidenced by the many performing arts centers, museums and

historic sites, many of which are affiliated with the region's colleges

and universities.

The Pioneer Valley is the best of New England and New England's best

vacation value-all within an easy, 90 minute drive from Boston. Learn

more at www.valleyvisitor.com.

jobs@springfield-first.com

3. Assistant Director of Meetings & Education; DMAA: The Care Continuum

Alliance; Washington, DC

DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance (DMAA) is currently seeking an

energetic, driven, and hard working individual to join our team. DMAA

offers competitive compensation, an excellent benefits and 401(k)

package, and a convenient location 1/2 block from the Archives/Navy

Memorial metro stop.

The Assistant Director/Manager of Meetings and Education will play a

vital role in our national conventions and other related meetings held

throughout the year. This position, which reports to the Vice President

of Meetings, is responsible for:

*Programming: manage the proposal collection program; administer the

continuing medical education (CME) program; handle faculty management

including invitations, CME requirements, regular communications

regarding policies and deadlines, and the collection of presentations

prior to the conference; manage session a/v and room set-up; prepare

onsite materials including program addendums and attendee lists; invite

and support moderators for educational sessions; develop onsite signage

for educational programming; oversee faculty thank you letters; and

develop post-conference evaluation for all attendees.

*Logistics: Set-up and manage the hotel room block to meet DMAA

policies; manage staff and VIP room block, VIP amenities & ground

transportation; order and manage the production of conference items

including key cards, tote bags, name badges, etc.; set-up and maintain

the program grid to be used by DMAA and onsite vendors; manage vendor

relationships; and support the management of all onsite logistics for

the conference including F&B events, signage and educational sessions.

*Sponsor/Exhibitor Recognition: Implement recognition including

sponsored events and items, signage, advertisements, door drops and Web

site recognition; develop and maintain the exhibitor kit and the

exhibitor resources section of the Web site; provide regular updates to

exhibitors regarding show deadlines and policies; manage exhibit

subcontractor relationships including photography, floral, lead

retrieval, exhibit hall, and shipping; and act as the onsite floor

manager for exhibitions.

*Performs other tasks as required or assigned.

Ideal Qualifications:

*College degree

*CMP or CEM

*Experience with educational programming and/or faculty management

(continuing medication education experience preferred)

*Strong personal communication skills and excellent written and

verbal abilities necessary.

*Must be highly organized, able to prioritize projects and meet

deadlines.

*Ability manage multiple projects, work independently and as part of

a team.

Please send a cover letter, resume, salary history and expectations to

cfarmer@dmaa.org. Salary will be based on experience and features

excellent benefits including health insurance, retirement and three

weeks vacation.

About DMAA

DMAA promotes the role of population health improvement in raising the

quality of care, improving health outcomes and reducing preventable

health care costs for individuals with chronic conditions and those at

risk for developing chronic conditions. DMAA's activities in support of

these efforts include advocacy, research and the promotion of best

practices in care management.

DMAA represents more than 200 corporate and individual

stakeholders-including wellness, disease and care management

organizations, pharmaceutical manufacturers and benefit managers, health

information technology innovators, biotechnology innovators, employers,

physicians, nurses and other health care professionals, and researchers

and academicians. Visit DMAA on the Web at www.dmaa.org.

4. Registration and Travel Administrator; American College of Surgeons;

Chicago, IL

Job Description

Develop, implement, and administer all aspects of registration for the

American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress (15,000 people), other

various ACS meetings (10-15/year of various sizes). Duties will also

include working with Association Management client registration needs,

including working within established budgets, vendor selection and

contract negotiation, registration website design and management,

coordination of all print and html marketing/promotion with various

internal divisions and external vendors. Position also supervises

travel services.

Bachelor's degree required and four to seven years experience preferred.

Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are

necessary to relate to internal staff, clients, membership, and vendors.

Math aptitude, accurate and detail oriented. Excellent organizational

skills and ability to establish priorities. Work well independently and

as a team member and have prior experience supervising. Knowledge of

membership database integration with registration software applications,

multimedia/web based applications and budget management. General

knowledge of marketing, contract negotiation, and vendor selection.

Basic travel industry knowledge required to supervise travel services

staff. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Database skills required.

Please send resume to acsjobs@facs.org. EEO/AA/M/F/V/D.

Contact: Shannon Tasson

Phone: 312-202-5000 Ext. 5348

Fax: 312-202-5003

acsjobs@facs.org

5. Meeting Planner; National Defense Industrial Association; Arlington,

VA

Major educational/trade Association near Courthouse Metro, supporting

national security and legal and ethical forums between the government,

the services, and the defense industry, has an immediate opening for a

entry level Meeting Planner to assist one of five Events Directors in

planning, coordinating, and executing multiple symposia annually.

Duties of this non-exempt position include design & distribution of

meeting announcements and coordinating overall logistics required to

produce meetings and conferences, including AV, F&B, Room Block

management, site visits, agenda/brochure preparation, website event

content, vendor coordination, registration activities, division support,

post conference activities, etc. Pay commensurate with skills and

related experience. Excellent benefits. Entry level desired – excellent

opportunity to get fully immersed in the business.

Local Residents Preferred (No Relo).

Additional Salary Information: Salary in mid thirties but based on skill

set and qualifications. Local transportation allowance for back and

forth to work provided. Excellent benefits with 401k and profit share.

NDIA is a member of the ASAE Circle Club – Platinum Level, and strongly

supports professional development to include professional association

dues, participation in certification programs, and extensive job related

training.

Applicants should go to http://application.ndia.org/jobs/ and follow

instructions therein for submitting an application form and resume.

6. Convention Staff; Association for Behavior Analysis International;

Portage, MI

Description

Assist with the 35th ABAI Annual convention. The convention hosts over

4,000 attendees from more than 30 countries. Prior to the convention, in

April and May you will participate in training in Portage that will

provide insight into all areas of the convention. You will assist ABAI

staff in preparing registration packets and processing registration

forms. You will then travel to Phoenix, AZ to spend a week (May 21-28,

2009) working in a convention center. During the convention staff work

in registration, continuing education, the bookstore, exhibits, floor

management, or other critical areas. You will have the opportunity to

gain valuable experience in a variety of areas related to convention

management, while building customer service, teamwork, and leadership

skills. ABAI will provide transportation to and from the convention as

well as meals and accommodations while there.

www.abainternational.org/abaemployment

7. Private Dining Room Director; Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar;

Radnor, PA

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7592

8. Meeting Planning Coordinator; Feeding America (formerly America's

Second Harvest); Chicago, IL

Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest) the nation's largest

hunger-relief organization, is seeking an individual to support and

manage meeting planning initiatives that directly impact efficiencies in

the areas of registration tactics, material production management and

post-training analysis for all conferences/meetings/training events.

Manage meeting planning initiatives for designated events. Develop and

manage communication tactics including conference correspondence, event

marketing and follow-up tools. Maintain meeting planning software –

including knowledge of all functions/limitations and database upkeep.

Input and manage registrations, payments, evaluations, attendee packets

and packet production process for all conferences/meetings/training

events. Manage content on Knowledge & Learning related websites

(includes posting and maintaining current/accurate/relevant training

materials). Administer scholarship applications. Develop and distribute

analytical conference reports to national office staff. Maintain

centralized conference related files. Perform general office tasks.

BA/BS preferred with 3-5 years experience in Meeting Planning support.

Ability to multi-task with a strong sense of meeting deadlines and

follow-up. Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications and

knowledge of or the ability to learn minimal HTML. Ability to

problem-solve and analyze situations to develop probable

solutions/alternative actions. Ability to work independently with

minimal supervision. Must exercise strong customer service and diplomacy

skills. High degree of professionalism, flexibility, initiative and

attention-to-detail. Exceptional organizational skills. Excellent

verbal/written communication skills. Registration software experience

preferred, not required. Ability to travel (up to 20%). Committed to

organizational mission of ending hunger.

Feeding America embraces a philosophy that recognizes and values

diversity. Our goal is to attract, develop, retain and promote a

talented diverse workforce in a culture where all employees will

contribute to their fullest potential.

Human Resources

Feeding America

35 East Wacker Drive, #2000

Chicago, IL 60601

jobopenings@feedingamerica.org

9. Event Planner; Lancaster House; Toronto, ON, Canada

Do you want to work in an exciting, fast-paced, progressive environment?

Lancaster House is Canada's leading provider of conferences, information

and analysis on labour, human rights and employment law. Our aim is to

make a significant positive contribution to labour relations and the

quality of Canadian work life. A dynamic and innovative company,

Lancaster House provides its industry-leading information services in a

variety of formats: on-line and in print, through audio conferences,

live panels, and full-day hands-on skills training workshops. Our

seminars are attended by lawyers, union representatives, human resources

professionals, academics, and adjudicators across Canada.

Join our team of professionals and discover what it's like to work in a

flexible, collegial atmosphere that encourages both personal and

professional development.

Job Title: Event Planner

The Opportunity: You will be responsible for coordinating Lancaster's

conferences (both live and audio), as well as workshops. As an essential

member of the experienced conference team, your role involves organizing

communications between Lancaster staff and conference speakers,

negotiating site contracts and planning the logistical details of the

conferences. You must be able to juggle multiple priorities, while

maintaining a customer-service focus. You will anticipate the needs of

attendees, speakers and workshop facilitators and be a key player in

interfacing with people both within and external to the organization. A

courteous, patient, result-oriented approach is essential to success in

this role. Also required are solid administrative, organizational and

computer skills, including advanced knowledge of Miscrosoft Outlook and

Excel.

Responsibilities:

Overall, you will coordinate the production of all Lancaster House

conferences and workshops. Specific tasks include:

* Liaising with conference speakers, workshop facilitators and staff.

* Determining conference space requirements, conducting site inspections

and negotiating hotel and other contracts with suppliers.

* Adhering to event budgets and verifying expenses.

* Scheduling and facilitating conference calls between Lancaster staff

and speakers.

* Recruiting and supervising staff and volunteers for live conferences.

* Determining and ordering food and beverage, and audio-visual

requirements, and organizing the distribution of printed materials and

signage for events.

* Supervising logistics at each event to ensure that details are handled

as arranged (travel within Canada may be required).

* Updating event materials including schedules, revenue and expense

reports, hotel/site records, etc.

Please email your cover letter and resume in MS Word format to

Lan@lancasterhouse.com. The deadline for applications is Friday, January

30, 2009. We thank all applicants, but only those chosen for an

interview will be contacted. Salary for the position is $44,000, plus

industry leading benefits and holidays. Please visit our website at

www.lancasterhouse.com

10. Summer Event Operations Intern; Windy City Fieldhouse; Chicago, IL

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7584

11. Event Manager; Pinsonault Associates; Mt. Olive, NJ

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7582

12. Marketing Events Coordinator; TD AMERITRADE; Jersey City, NJ

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7583

13. Junior Planner; Indiana Market & Catering Inc.; New York, NY

Description

Need energetic person familiar with the young, fashionable NYC lifestyle

to help plan private events, mainly weddings. This person needs to have

great aesthetic skills and a very good eye for design. A keen attention

to detail is necessary, as well as good organizational skills. You would

be representing one of New York City's top caterers so a sparkling,

service-oriented personality is paramount. You will work with the client

from proposal to event follow-up.

This position will start part-time (25 hours/wk), no less than three

days per week. Flexible with how hours are scheduled, but no earlier

than 8:00 am nor later than 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday only. This

position could develop into full-time. Plan to start mid-February.

Please send your resume as PDF attachment, along with a cover letter.

Email both to internsnyc@live.com.

14. Event Specialist; Haynes and Boone, LLP; Houston, TX

International corporate law firm seeking legal marketing professional…

Immediate opening for an Event Specialist in our fast-paced Houston

office. We seek a hard working, dedicated and creative individual to

serve as a key staff member. The essential function of this position is

to coordinate all aspects of client seminars, sponsorships, and hosted

events. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to,

managing all event logistics, including invitations, mailing lists,

handout materials, site management, speakers, visual presentations and

follow-up efforts. This individual will negotiate and manage facility

arrangements for room set-up, technical assistance, and catering.

Position requires working with the Firm's public relations department on

attaining proper media attention for events; supporting the Business

Development department through the preparation of pitch book materials

as needed; and performing other related duties as assigned.

Specific requirements

* The Event Specialist will possess five + years of event planning

experience. Law firm or other professional services marketing experience

is highly preferred. Candidate should possess a thorough understanding

of the operations and services of a multi-office, multi-discipline law

firm. The ability to create and manage event budgets is critical.

Excellent oral and written communication skills are required, as is a

strong customer service oriented attitude, and the ability to function

as a member of a team. Individual must be capable of managing multiple

projects simultaneously, be self-motivated, and able to work

independently with minimal supervision. Must have ability to meet strict

time deadlines and work well under pressure. Being able to work

effectively with a variety of individuals within and outside the Firm,

including attorneys, support staff, Firm clients, vendors and

consultants is a necessity. Proficiency using Microsoft Office software

(Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) required. High school diploma or

equivalent. Office environment. Overtime and occasional travel required.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with

offices in Texas, New York, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Moscow,

providing a full spectrum of legal services. With almost 500 attorneys,

Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by

The National Law Journal. The firm has been recognized as one of the

“Best Corporate Law Firms in America” (Corporate Board Member Magazine,

2001-2007), and as a Top 100 law firm for both diversity (MultiCultural

Law Magazine, 2008), and women (Women 3.0, 2008).

Apply online

http://www.haynesboone.com/careersprofessionalstaff/

15. Meeting Assistant; Kelly Services @ National Institutes of Health

(NIH); Framingham, MA

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7578

16. National Sales Manager; Company Confidential; Philadelphia, PA

Premier Hospitality Leader in Center City Philadelphia seeks a dynamic

National Sales Manager to secure future events for its world-class

facility.

The National Sales Manager will conduct sales activities to include but

not limited to: Generating customer contact with new and existing

clients within a defined market segment, selling short-term events and

national accounts, preparing licenses, coordinating filing and follow-up

activities, and such other functions and duties that will maximize

revenue for the organization. This is a unique opportunity to showcase

our facility and client offerings to respected organizations and

companies, and build strategic relationships for future meeting,

convention, and tradeshow business. The National Sales Manager reports

to the Director of Sales. Background in hotel or convention sales is

preferred.

Requirements: Minimum two (2) year of related experience in a hotel,

convention, or hospitality environment strongly preferred; proficient in

MSOffice; familiarity with event management software is a plus. A

college degree is preferred with emphasis in business or management.

Additional years of experience may be substituted for formal education.

Must possess ability, flexibility, and willingness to work irregular

hours in a fast-paced environment.

Position offers a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits

package. Please forward cover letter, salary history, and resume in

MSWord format to adepartment77@yahoo.com.

A pre-employment reference and background check is required of all

successful applicants. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

17. Meetings/ Event Planner; National Court Reporters Association;

Vienna, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3060754

18. Director, Programs and Meetings; Biotechnology Industry

Organization; Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3059230

19. Board Administrator MGA; IEEE; Piscataway, NJ

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3058738

20. Tourism Sales Manager; Las Cruces CVB; Las Cruces, NM

Responsibilities: To promote Las Cruces as a visitor destination to

individual and tour groups in order to generate Lodger's Tax and Gross

Receipts Tax to the community.

Qualifications: Equivalent to a bachelor's degree in Business

Administration/Marketing, Hospitality and Tourism preferred, or related

field plus three (3) years of sales experience in a CVB, hotel, or

directly-related field. A combination of education, experience, and

training may be applied.

Compensation: $19.18 – $28.77 hourly $39,888.93 – $59,833.39 annually

For complete job description and to apply go to following link:

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lascruces/default.cfm

Contact: Anna Maya

Las Cruces CVB

211 N. Water Street

Las Cruces, NM 88001

575-541-2444 (phone)

575-541-2167 (alt. phone)

575-541-2164 (fax)

annam@las-cruces.org

http://www.lascrucescvb.org

21. Convention & Tourism Representative I; Virginia Beach Convention &

Visitors Bureau; Virginia Beach, VA

Responsibilities: Performs group tours, AAA, key travel agent/trade

show solicitation and sales throughout the U.S.; considerable travel;

close contact with the hospitality industry; related work as required

and may manage niche markets as assigned.

Qualifications: Education and/or experience equivalent to 6 years in

fields related to Sales/Tourism Marketing or CVB Tourism Sales utilizing

the knowledge, skills and abilities associated with positions as Hotel

Sales Rep or CVB Tourism Sales Rep. Excellent communication and

organizational skills and thorough understanding of strategic planning

and implementation.

Compensation: Starting Salary: $43,540 -$47,894 Must submit application

via: www.vbcareers4gov.com by February 11.

Contact: Kelli Norman

Virginia Beach CVB

2101 Parks Ave., Suite 500

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

knorman@vbgov.com

22. In Market Regional Sales Rep; Palm Springs Desert Resorts CVA;

Various Locations

Responsibilities: Palm Springs Desert Resort Communities CVA looking

for in-market National Sales Rep for Seattle,Sacramento,Los Angeles,

Dallas/Ft Worth area.

Qualifications: HOTEL INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Compensation: email:pbowman@palmspringsusa.com or fax resume to

760-969-1310 No phone calls, Please

Contact: Patrick Bowman

Palm Springs Desert Resorts CVA

70-100 Hwy 111

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

760-969-1308 (phone)

760-969-1325 (alt. phone)

760-969-1310 (fax)

pbowman@palmspringsusa.com

23. Director of Sales; Sonoma County Tourism Bureau; Santa Rosa, CA

The Sales manager has the overall responsibility of attracting and

booking conventions, trade shows, conferences, group meetings, group

tours, leisure travelers and social groups to Sonoma County. This

position oversees a Southwest Geographic Territory including but not

limited to: Southern California, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico, and

account responsibility.

Qualifications: Minimum of three years experience with a

convention/visitors/tourism bureau, hotel, convention center or

hospitality industry related business. Bachelor's degree Please direct

all inquiries to Mark Crabb FDCME, Director of Sales,

mcrabb@sonomacounty.com

Compensation: Actual pay depends on experience.

Contact: Mark Crabb

Sonoma County Tourism Bureau

420 Aviation Blvd Suite 106

Santa Rosa, CA 95403

707-522-5800 (phone)

707-539-7252 (fax)

mcrabb@sonomacounty.com

http://www.sonomacounty.com

24. Marketing Director; Greenbrier County Convention and Visitors

Bureau; Lewisburg, WV

The Greenbrier County Convention & Visitors Bureau, home of The

Greenbrier resort and one of the region's most artistic small towns – is

seeking an experienced professional to serve as its next Marketing

Director. The Marketing Director is responsible for the daily management

of the CVB marketing plan, including all print advertising, collateral

and website initiatives.

Qualified candidates must have a four-year degree in a related field and

at least two years related experience in a tourism business setting.

Salary is commensurate with experience. For a complete description and

application instructions, visit www.greenbrierwv.com

Contact: Kara D Dense

Greenbrier County CVB

540 N Jefferson St

Box 17 Suite N

Lewisburg, WV 24901

304-645-1000 (phone)

304-646-7582 (alt. phone)

304-647-3100 (fax)

kdense@greenbrierwv.com

http://www.greenbrierwv.com

25. Special Event Sales Planner; San Jose Improv Comedy Club; San Jose,

CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5123050

26. Director of Presidential Events; Georgetown University; Washington,

DC

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5122740

27. Housing and registration Coordinator; Points Of Light Institute;

Atlanta, GA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5117607

28. Operations Manager; Classic Party Rentals; Smyrna, GA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5115211

29. Meeting Planner & Section Liaison; Society of Naval Architects and

Marine Engineers (SNAME); Jersey City, NJ

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5110972

30. Catering Operations Assistant; Washington and Lee; Lexington, VA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5108580

31. Off Premise Catering Sales Manager; Steven Becker Fine Dining; St.

Louis, MO

Steven Becker Fine Dining has an immediate opening for an energetic and

highly motivated Catering Sales Manager with 3+ years experience in

upscale, off premise catering. Ideal candidate will be highly organized,

with strong attention to detail and the ability to develop new business

through cold calling, networking, and creatively marketing our client

base. Must have excellent customer service skills and the ability to

coordinate all aspects of an event.

As one of the premier catering companies in St. Louis, Missouri, Steven

Becker Fine Dining is the exclusive caterer for The Coronado Ballroom

where our offices and kitchens are located. We are also the exclusive

caterer for The Contemporary Art Museum, Chandler Hill Vineyards, and

many other venues in St. Louis.

Please see our website at http://www.stevenbeckerfd.com for more

information.

Kathy@stevenbeckerfd.com

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