Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 15 June 2009


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 15 June 2009

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Conference Manager; Assisted Living Federation of America;

Alexandria, VA

2. Communications/PR Manager; Georgia World Congress Center Authority;

Atlanta, GA

3. Sales Manager; House of Blues Dallas; Dallas, TX

4. Account Executive; Global Cynergies; Various Locations

5. Tradeshow & Meetings Manager; Irrigation Association; Falls Church,

VA

6. Training/Event Coordinator Position! (517425); Excel Partners, Inc.;

White Plains, NY

7. Meeting and Project Manager; Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company;

Horsham, PA

8. Supervisor Victoria Conference Centre Operations & Client Services;

City of Victoria; Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

9. Meeting Coordinator; American College of Radiology; Reston, VA

10. Meetings Coordinator; National Council of State Housing Agencies;

Washington, DC

11. Associate Publisher; Hospitality Upgrade; Alpharetta, GA

12. Catering Sales Executive; Menus Catering; Washington, DC

13. Conference Services Assistant; Troutman Sanders LLP; Washington, DC

************* 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.

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1. Conference Manager; Assisted Living Federation of America;

Alexandria, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5622280

2. Communications/PR Manager; Georgia World Congress Center Authority;

Atlanta, GA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5619809

3. Sales Manager; House of Blues Dallas; Dallas, TX

Under the direction of the Director of Sales, this position will be

responsible for selling and organizing private events at House of Blues

Dallas.

* Sales Manager to actively solicit new business opportunities and

existing client base by conducting sales calls, prospecting and

presentations to potential clients.

* Handle inquiry calls, negotiate space, assist with development of

catering menus, create event proposals and conduct site inspections.

* In addition, meeting monthly, quarterly and annual sales goals,

building client relationships, working on monthly strategic plans,

participate in client events, trade shows and various networking

functions.

* Person must be a self-motivator, have good attention to detail,

goal oriented and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Requirements:

* 3 – 5 years catering sales experience

* Flexible hours

* Must work well in a fast pace environment

* Proficient with Word and Excel

* Food, wine and liquor knowledge

Contact: Geoff Taylor

gtaylor@hob.com

4. Account Executive; Global Cynergies; Various Locations

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5619801

5. Tradeshow & Meetings Manager; Irrigation Association; Falls Church,

VA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5487289

6. Training/Event Coordinator Position! (517425); Excel Partners, Inc.;

White Plains, NY

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5528849

7. Meeting and Project Manager; Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company;

Horsham, PA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5609046

8. Supervisor Victoria Conference Centre Operations & Client Services;

City of Victoria; Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5610368

9. Meeting Coordinator; American College of Radiology; Reston, VA

The American College of Radiology (ACR), a professional association for

radiologists, seeks a Meeting Coordinator to work closely with staff in

the Association and Meeting Services department. This busy department is

responsible for the management of four associations and more than 50

meetings per year.

The Meeting Coordinator will be responsible for: . RFP's and hotel

recommendations for all small meetings . Catering and housing

arrangements for all small meetings, local and national . Communicating

meeting specifications and reservation needs to hotels . Tradeshow

logistics for ACR's exhibit booth at multiple shows . Housing and vendor

coordination for the annual meeting . Arranging shipments for all

meetings and exhibits . Maintaining department supplies, files, and

databases

NOTES: Local Residents Preferred (No Relo)

Qualifications . Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience . 1-2 years

related experience in association meeting and event planning . Excellent

organizational, communication, and customer service skills . Ability to

manage multiple concurrent projects and deadlines . Computer skills

including MS Office and ability to learn new software . Some travel and

weekend work required

If you would like to put your experience to great use in a family

friendly, professional, and team-oriented environment, please apply

online by clicking on the link below:

https://www1.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/acr/PublicJobs/canviewjobs.cfm?

ACR offers competitive compensation and an exceptional benefits package

including a defined contribution pension plan, 403B, paid vacation, paid

personal days, paid holidays and sick days, all major insurances – life,

health, dental, prescription, AD&D, short and long term disability, LTC,

flexible spending, tuition reimbursement, health club benefit, a

business casual/people friendly work environment and more!

ACR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the

basis of race, national origin, religion, color, gender, sexual

orientation, age, and physical or mental disability.

10. Meetings Coordinator; National Council of State Housing Agencies;

Washington, DC

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3134242

11. Associate Publisher; Hospitality Upgrade; Alpharetta, GA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5619744

12. Catering Sales Executive; Menus Catering; Washington, DC

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5608577

13. Conference Services Assistant; Troutman Sanders LLP; Washington, DC

Troutman Sanders LLP, an international law firm in North America, Europe

and Asia, is seeking candidates for a Conference Services Assistant to

work in the Washington, D.C. office.

The ideal candidate:

* Must have a high school diploma or GED with at least one year of

work experience, preferably working in a law firm or professional

service organization in a conference services environment

* Must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 lbs,

frequently lift and/or move up to 25 lbs., and occasionally lift and/or

move up to 50 lbs

* Knowledge of conference room booking software a plus

* Must have basic computer skills including Microsoft Word and

Outlook

* Must have exceptional communication and customer service skills

* Must be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment

* Must have excellent organizational skills

* Must be detail orientated

* Knowledge of Flavia coffee machines a plus

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

* Maintains coffee machines in break areas on assigned floors

* Maintains cleanliness of kitchens on assigned floors

* Prepares conference rooms for meetings to include food and

beverage set-up

* Assists with conference room furniture set-up for large meetings

* Stocks and organizes break areas daily

* Stocks office supplies and organizes conference room credenzas

* Other duties as assigned

The statements contained in this position description are not

necessarily all-inclusive, additional duties and responsibilities may be

assigned and requirements may vary from time to time.

If interested, please visit the Careers page of the Troutman Sanders

website at www.troutmansanders.com to apply online. EOE

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