Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 21 July 2009

Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 21 July 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

1. City Partner; WTTC.com; Multiple Locations

2. Conference Assistant; George Mason University; Fairfax, VA

3. Housing Account Manager; J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.; Fairfax, VA

4. Meeting Services Director; American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry;

Chicago, IL

5. Trade Show and Events Manager; Experian; Costa Mesa, CA

6. Event Manager; Shire Pharmaceuticals; Wayne, PA

7. Senior Scenic Décor/Event Designer; Sixth Star Entertainment &

Marketing; Fort Lauderdale, FL

8. Special Events Coordinator; Team San Jose; San Jose, CA

9. Webmaster/Internet Editor; Newport Beach Conference & Visitors

Bureau; Newport Beach, CA

10. CEO; Corvallis Tourism; Corvallis, OR

11. Assistant International Marketing Manager (Part-time) – Richmond,

VA; Virginia Tourism Corporation; Richmond, VA

12. SR MEETING PLANNER; Inova Health System; Falls Church, VA

13. Conference and Meeting Support Specialist; CACI; Arlington, VA

14. Conference & Events Plnr II; Raytheon; Herndon, VA

15. Director of Human Resources; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Washington, DC

16. Manager of Event Marketing, Senior; Booz Allen Hamilton; McLean, VA

17. Manager, Client Services; Cvent; McLean, VA

18. Sales Executive, Online Advertising; Cvent; McLean, VA

19. Convention and Tradeshow Manager; SmithBucklin; Washington, DC

20. Conference Assistant; George Mason University; Fairfax, VA

21. Meeting Planner (Contract); IMER; North Miami, FL

22. Associate Director of Sales; Hyatt Regency San Francisco at

Embarcadero Center; San Francisco, CA

23. Sales Manager; Hyatt Regency Princeton; Princeton, NJ

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

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

*** From Mary Ellen Tristram ***

1. City Partner; WTTC.com; Multiple Locations

WTTC.com is a local search and business directory for the meeting, event

and convention industry. We are growing quickly and are looking for

local city partners. For a complete list of cities please visit

http://www.wttc.com/our_cities_central.html.

WTTC.com has a proven business model and performs a valuable service by

connecting professional event and meeting planners to services and

venues.

This business is perfect for someone with a sales background in the

publishing or hospitality industry and could be an excellent home or

second business for someone with a flexible work schedule.

For more information about WTTC.com, please visit -

http://www.wttc.com/about_us_central.html.

Low start-up and licensing fees make this a doubly attractive option.

We provide:

. A turnkey Website (with database already loaded)

. Training on how to use our content management tool and sales tools

. Ready-made e-mail sales and marketing campaigns (start-up and on

going)

. Sales leads

. A dedicated area on the HomePage for your business and contact

information

. 100% of revenue for premium listings and banner sales

. Plus a percentage of national ad sales placed on your city site

What we're looking for:

. An individual or team with an understanding of directory and/or

advertising sales

. Local business contacts (preferably in hospitality sector)

. Outgoing; not afraid to make cold calls for new business

. Willingness to attend industry functions and trade shows

. Sales experience

. Ability to work from a home based office

. Good time management skills and an ability to multitask

Start-up cash requirement:

License Tier 1: $2,000; $500 down, balance due in month three

License Tier 2: $1,500.00; $500 down, balance due in month three

Monthly license fee :

Tier 1 – $400 per month (beginning in month four)

Tier 2 – $200 per month (beginning in month four)

Royalties: None

Contact Mary Ellen Tristram at 1-888-224-3178 or e-mail met@wttc.com for

more information.

********

2. Conference Assistant; George Mason University; Fairfax, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5751685

3. Housing Account Manager; J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.; Fairfax, VA

J. Spargo & Associates, Inc., is a fast-paced convention company located

in Fairfax, VA, has an opening for a Housing Account Manager to handle

housing management, venue search, and contract negotiations for multiple

clients. Must be able to plan, coordinate and manage all aspects of

housing for expos/conferences with 200 – 25,000 attendees.

Requirements:

* BS degree in related field or 5+ yrs trade show/meeting

planning/hotel sales/convention experience

* Excellent communication skills

* Must be proficient with Word, Excel, Outlook and Access

* 25% travel

We offer excellent benefits and a casual work environment. Please fax

resume with salary history to 703-818-9177 Attn: HR or email

jsajobs@jspargo.com. You may visit our website at www.jspargo.com.

4. Meeting Services Director; American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry;

Chicago, IL

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), a not-for-profit

professional membership association, seeks a highly qualified individual

to direct all logistical aspects of its meetings, including the annual

session and continuing education programs. Key responsibilities include

working with committees to develop programs and marketing materials,

communicating with speakers and moderators, and developing and

implementing program logistics with hotels, convention centers, meeting

sites, etc. The AAPD annual session has nearly 5000 attendees, and

eight or more CE courses ranging from 150 to 300 attendees per course

are offered each year.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree with 5+ years of professional meeting planning

experience in the meeting planning or hospitality industry. CMP status

preferred.

Contact: C Scott Litch

slitch@aapd.org

4. Exhibits Manager; American Association of Neurological Surgeons;

Rolling Meadows, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5735842

5. Trade Show and Events Manager; Experian; Costa Mesa, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5751807

6. Event Manager; Shire Pharmaceuticals; Wayne, PA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5751619

7. Senior Scenic Décor/Event Designer; Sixth Star Entertainment &

Marketing; Fort Lauderdale, FL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5756319

8. Special Events Coordinator; Team San Jose; San Jose, CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=5751417

9. Webmaster/Internet Editor; Newport Beach Conference & Visitors

Bureau; Newport Beach, CA

Responsibilities: Provides research, SEO specialist, Analysis of

website traffic reports, ensure website content is accurate and timely,

redesign of site functionality

Qualifications: Ability to work in Cold Fusion, Experience in UI Design

and Website Architecture, Experience with Contact Management Systems,

Experience in hospitality industry, previous website management

including SEO & PPC, Previous experience in Google Analytics & Smarter

Stats, use of Open Source Technology to integrate social media

throughout website design

Compensation: Full-time Salaried Employee $50k – $60K depending on

experience plus benefits

Contact: Kim Severini

Newport Beach CVB

1200 Newport Center Dr.

Newport Beach, CA 92660

949 467-2744 (phone)

919 355-1042 Cell (alt. phone)

949 719 6101 (fax)

kim@visitnewportbeach.com

http://www.visitnewportbeach.com

10. CEO; Corvallis Tourism; Corvallis, OR

Responsibilities: Develops,implements and manages tourism marketing

and related programs to increase awareness of this University community,

so as to help generate continued growth in tourism-related revenues.

Qualifications: B.A. in Marketing or a related field and five years of

progressively responsible experience or the equivalent experience in the

tourism industry; expertise in business management, marketing, strategic

planning, P&L and personnel management; and excellent communications,

presentation and relationship-building skills.

Compensation: $50,000 – $62,000 annual salary plus benefits package

(DOE)

Contact: Kathleen Petrucela

Corvallis Tourism

553 NW Harrison Blvd

Corvallis, OR 97330

541-757-1544 (phone)

CorvTour@aol.com

http://www.visitcorvallis.com

11. Assistant International Marketing Manager (Part-time) – Richmond,

VA; Virginia Tourism Corporation; Richmond, VA

Responsibilities: Provide marketing support in the implementation of

VTC's international marketing campaigns in Canada, Europe and Latin

America. Plan, organize and complete preparation for trade and media

site inspection tours, seminars and trade shows; escort tours and

participate in trade shows. Support VP of Marketing, International

Marketing Director, and International Public Relations Manager.

Qualifications: See our web page

www.vatc.org/administration/employment.asp for a complete description of

Position #MP07 and application instructions. Application deadline: July

31, 2009. EOE/M/F/D/V

Compensation: Salary minimum: $20.00/hour

Contact: Julia Nicholas-Human Resources

Virginia Tourism Corporation

901 E Byrd Street

Riverfront Plaza 19-West

Richmond, Virginia 23219

804-545-5630 (phone)

804-545-5600 (alt. phone)

804-545-5631 (fax)

vtchr@virginia.or

http://www.vatc.org/administration/employment.asp

12. SR MEETING PLANNER; Inova Health System; Falls Church, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28368982&jobSummaryIndex=2&agentID=

13. Conference and Meeting Support Specialist; CACI; Arlington, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28358402&jobSummaryIndex=3&agentID=

14. Conference & Events Plnr II; Raytheon; Herndon, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28361497&jobSummaryIndex=4&agentID=

15. Director of Human Resources; MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28297511&jobSummaryIndex=11&agentID=

16. Manager of Event Marketing, Senior; Booz Allen Hamilton; McLean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28296236&jobSummaryIndex=49&agentID=

17. Manager, Client Services; Cvent; McLean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=28025726&jobSummaryIndex=221&agentID=

18. Sales Executive, Online Advertising; Cvent; McLean, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=27838151&jobSummaryIndex=223&agentID=

19. Convention and Tradeshow Manager; SmithBucklin; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5764598

20. Conference Assistant; George Mason University; Fairfax, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=5751685

21. Meeting Planner (Contract); IMER; North Miami, FL

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5761427

22. Associate Director of Sales; Hyatt Regency San Francisco at

Embarcadero Center; San Francisco, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5644730

23. Sales Manager; Hyatt Regency Princeton; Princeton, NJ

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=5644609

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