Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 16 February 2009


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 16 February 2009

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Welcome to the Hospitality and Event Planning Network, a career and

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hospitality and event planning industries, published by Sonja Johnson.

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

*** Request for Input

1. Summer Internships; Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

(FCCLA); Reston, VA

2. Meeting/Event Planner (Part-time); Church Pension Group; New York, NY

3. Trade Show Coordinator; Handwriting Without Tears; Cabin John, MD

4. Sales; Strategic Meeting Solutions,Inc.; Los Angeles, CA/Remote

Location

5. Event Detailer; Glacier Canyon Lodge Convention Center; Wisconsin

Dells, WI

6. Event Registration Site Coordinator (Part-Time); Meeting Perspectives

Inc.; Irvine, CA

7. Event Manager; Shire Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Wayne, PA

8. Manager, Government Event Operations; Experient; Arlington, VA

9. Manager of Events; The Coulter Companies; McLean, VA

10. Director of Development; Ruth Meiers Hospitality House; Bismarck, ND

11. Hotel Catering Sales Manager; Washington Plaza Hotel; Washington, DC

12. Sales Manager; City of St. Charles; St. Charles, MO

13. Meeting Planner; Booz Allen Hamilton; Herndon, VA

14. Leisure Sports Sales Manager; Shreveport-Bossier Convention and

Tourist Bureau; Shreveport, LA

************* The Short Self-Pitch (SSP) *********************

The HEPN offers a special feature: the Short Self-Pitch (SSP). If you

are looking for a job opportunity or offer free-lance services, send a

brief paragraph to sonjahepn@comcast.net. One SSP will be included each

week.

************* Upcoming Conferences *************

Do you know of an upcoming conference that the HEPN readers should be

aware of? Send the details to sonjahepn@comcast.net for inclusion in the

next newsletter.

************* Request for Input *************

I am a speaker in hospitality and tourism. Some of you may have seen my

DMAI

Generations video.

Http://www.treatemright.com/media/media.htm

Does anyone know of successful hospitality or tourism operators in this

economy? My plan is to share success stories in a case study format to

tourism audiences at conferences across the country. They could be a

CVB, a Professional Association, Attraction, Hotel, Restaurant, theme

park, whoever.

Phil Bruno

I create experiences that add value to meetings…

phil@treatemright.com

****************

***** From Edie Doane via Ned Lundquist *****

1. Summer Internships; Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

(FCCLA); Reston, VA

This posting would fit under both the communications and the

hospitality/event planning categories, but if you can only put it in

one, please focus on communications.

Summer Internships, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

(FCCLA), Reston, VA

For more information visit

http://www.fcclainc.org/content/careersinternships/

Thanks for posting this! I love your website and this service!

Edie Doane

Competitive Events Coordinator

FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience

1910 Association Drive

Reston, VA 20191

(703) 476-4900, ext.301

(703) 860-2713 Fax

edoane@fcclainc.org

www.fcclainc.org

************

2. Meeting/Event Planner (Part-time); Church Pension Group; New York, NY

Are you a highly motivated, results-oriented team player looking for an

opportunity to use your meeting and event planning skills in an exciting

not-for-profit organization? New York City-based pension and insurance

group seeks a seasoned, results-oriented professional to plan and

execute company-wide internal and external events, meetings and

conferences. This is a part-time position, 3 days per week, with

benefits.

For consideration, you must have a minimum of 10 years' experience and a

proven track record in meeting planning with demonstrated ability to

plan, implement and manage the complete project; a BA/BS or equivalent

work experience in a similar position. This position supervises, either

directly or indirectly, support staff involved with each meeting or

event. Must be willing to travel at least 20%.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package and a friendly

team environment, with opportunity for professional and personal growth.

For consideration please send\fax your resume. Please include the job

reference code on all correspondence.

Human Resources Specialist

Church Pension Group

445 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10016

Fax – 212 – 592 – 9425

E-Mail: jobs@cpg.org

JobRefCode: MTGEVPLAN

EOE, M/F/D

3. Trade Show Coordinator; Handwriting Without Tears; Cabin John, MD

The Trade Show Coordinator works directly with the Trade Show Manager to

execute the marketing strategy for HWT products through attendance at

relevant trade shows. This position assists with searching for industry

trade show opportunities, pre-show logistical planning, execution,

communication and post show functions

Duties: o Assist in searching for industry events which parallel the

goals and objectives of HWT's marketing plans for lead capture and

branding initiatives

o Oversee the daily workflow of on-line software managment to ensure all

needed show information is being entered in and tracked for proper

execution

o Assist in the orders of all show services to meet show requirements

o Assist with payments for services and post show invoices are being

properly and timely paid

o Manages timely corporate credit card reconciliations

o Coordinate with warehouse staff to ensure timely and proper shipment

of all show product materials

o Ensure the shipment of show kits from Cabin John to show site to

ensure timely arrival for booth staff

o Coordinate travel and hotel arrangements for trade show staff.

Researches online flight and hotel costs for comparisons to ensure best

rates for the company.

o Assist where needed with staffing and presentation proposals

o Travel onsite to shows to help manage show processes, set-up, sales,

client interaction and tear down responsibilities.

o Send out post show evaluations and manage their timely returns for

filing

Qualifications: – High school diploma or equivalent required.

– 3-5 years relevant work experience.

– Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks

simultaneously.

– Strong written and verbal communication skills required.

– Ability to pay close attention to detail.

– Ability to lift up to 35 lbs. and stand for 8 hours.

– Ability to travel

o Approximately 10 trips per year

o Approximately 25 travel days per year

o Approximately 15-20% of working time.

Please go to http://hwtears.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-24493.html to apply

for this position.

4. Sales; Strategic Meeting Solutions,Inc.; Los Angeles, CA/Remote

Location

No need to relocate. Work from home. Make your own hours.

Small, well established, women owned business looking for sales account

executives. We are looking for a highly self-motivated individual who

can help us cultivate new business and reach out to untapped markets in

order to help us grow.

We are a boutique meeting planning company based in Marina del Rey,CA.

As entrepreneurs, each Account Executive is able to benefit from the

flexibility, freedom and unlimited earnings potential that result from

being in business for themselves while enjoying the advantages and

synergism of being part of a corporate organization.

Responsibilities:

Solicitation of new business and contacts.

May require some travel

Required Qualifications:

. Experience in the hotel sales and/or meeting industry

. Entrepreneurial spirit

. Existing client relationships

. Self-motivation

. Confident sales skills which will translate into unlimited earnings

based on commission plus incentives

. Team player mentality

. Ability to work in a virtual work environment

Computer experience required.

Please e-mail resume to ewomer@sms-usa1.com or fax to 310-306-9207 Attn:

Megan Donaldson

5. Event Detailer; Glacier Canyon Lodge Convention Center; Wisconsin

Dells, WI

This position will be responsible for meeting with guests after the

Sales Manager books the event to coordinate all aspects of the event,

ensuring superior guest satisfaction, checking room set-ups and

conducting pre-function meetings.

* Meets client and converses with them to establish rapport,

excellent customer service and ensure a smooth event function.

* Coordinates with Sales Managers regarding services and contract.

After that meeting assumes responsibility and manages future timeline of

the event.

* Schedules sampling of food items.

* Check all room sets prior to each event.

* Meet with the culinary department to confirm quantities of food

items and timing of food leaving the kitchen. Ensure that food is served

at the appropriate temperature, and that the entree is placed properly

on table.

* Check all china, glassware, silverware, and linen items needed for

the event.

* Inform staff of specific needs for buffets and receptions.

* Coordinate staffing and assistance with special requirements such

as valet parking, coat check and audio/visual requests & equipment,

transportation, displays, and other event needs.

* Place weekly orders for linens and other necessary equipment.

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume and salary request to:

jobs@wildernessresort.com

6. Event Registration Site Coordinator (Part-Time); Meeting Perspectives

Inc.; Irvine, CA

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7621

7. Event Manager; Shire Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Wayne, PA

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7618

8. Manager, Government Event Operations; Experient; Arlington, VA

http://www.mpiweb.org/cms/mpiweb/JobBank/DisplayJob.aspx?JobId=7619

9. Manager of Events; The Coulter Companies; McLean, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3074864

10. Director of Development; Ruth Meiers Hospitality House; Bismarck, ND

The Ruth Meiers Hospitality House located in Bismarck, North Dakota is

seeking an experienced, motivated, and knowledgeable Director of

Development that understands donor cultivation, planned giving and grant

writing. This position:

*Cultivates and maintains positive relationships for our annual gifts

program, major gift prospects and

donors through visits, special events, correspondence and other

fundraising strategies;

*Maintains a proactive, creative leadership role in the identification,

cultivation and solicitation of

individual corporate and foundation contributions;

*Is responsible for newsletter and direct mail appeals;

*Successfully utilizes members of the board, volunteers and key

supporters to achieve fundraising goals;

*Coordinates special events;

*Tracks fundraising progress and produces accurate reports for the

Executive Director and Board of

Directors Finance Committee;

*Increases the organizations online presence and online fundraising

program.

Job Requirements

*A bachelor's degree and a minimum of (3) three years experience as a

development professional.

*A successful track record in raising funds through diverse means

including donors, special events and

grants.

*Superior networking and planning skills, combined with an ability to

juggle competing priorities and

deadlines.

*Strong team work skills.

*Strong commitment/passion for social/economic justice.

*Excellent written and oral communication skills.

*Ability to develop positive relationships with a diverse range of

people including donors, board and staff.

*Highly organized with strong attention to detail.

*Highly responsible and reliable.

*Self-motivated, self-directed and abililty to work independently with

minimal supervision as well as ease

in working collaboratively.

*Marketing, media and promotions experience is a plus.

Contact: Susan Martin

Phone: 701-222-2108

Fax: 701-222-4101

suem@rmhh.org

11. Hotel Catering Sales Manager; Washington Plaza Hotel; Washington, DC

The Washington Plaza Hotel, a 340-room hotel with over 13,000 square

feet of function space, has an excellent opportunity for an experienced

Catering Sales Manager. The primary responsibility is to book social

functions as well as meetings. This person will coordinate all details

relative to group functions and will provide complete function details

to the appropriate personnel. The candidate must be available, when

necessary, to attend and assist in the execution of arrangements

promised to the customer. A minimum of 2 years social catering

experience is preferred. Please FAX resumes with salary history to:

202/342-0973 or email to lkurowski@rbpropertiesinc.com. EOE-M/F/H/V

12. Sales Manager; City of St. Charles; St. Charles, MO

The City of Saint Charles Department of Convention and Visitors' Bureau

is recruiting for Sales Manager to be responsible for sales and

marketing activities, to promote the area to Meeting Planners, to bring

in conventions, trade shows, conferences, meetings, reunions, etc. from

primarily the Corporate Market and possibly the Social, Military,

Educational, Religious and Fraternal (SMERF) markets

Job Requirements

5 years experience in related field preferred or college degree in

appropriate area (convention sales, meeting sales).

Contact: Rick Brown

Phone: 636-949-3232

Fax: 636-940-4606

Human.Resources@stcharlescitymo.gov

http://www.stcharlescitymo.gov

13. Meeting Planner; Booz Allen Hamilton; Herndon, VA

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3076953

14. Leisure Sports Sales Manager; Shreveport-Bossier Convention and

Tourist Bureau; Shreveport, LA

Responsibilities: Manager will perform sales/marketing required to

solicit and book sports/athletic events for the destination. This will

include bid preparation and presentation to sports and hobby groups; and

working with local industry partners; sales initiatives/trade shows to

increase the sports database and to develop client relationships.

Qualifications: Four-year degree from an academic institution; some

experience in related sports sales,tourism industry sales and marketing;

willing/able to travel; knowledge of the amateur sports market;

excellent communication skills; willingness to work weekends/evenings

and to be accessible to clients; own transportation necessary.

Compensation: Based on Experience

Contact: Kelly Wells

Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau

629 Spring Street

Shreveport, Louisiana 71101

318-222-9391 (phone)

318-218-6133 (alt. phone)

318-222-0056 (fax)

kwells@sbctb.org

http://www.sbctb.org

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