Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 2 November 2009


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 2 November 2009

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Specialist, Programs & Events; Greater Philadelphia Chamber of

Commerce; Philadelphia, PA

2. Communications & Event Coordinator; Westphal College; Pennsylvania

3. Exhibit Sales Manager; International Association of Fire Chiefs;

Fairfax, VA

4. Regional Director of Sales – DC Region; Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB;

Alexandria, VA

5. Conference Center Manager; FLIK International; Jersey City, NJ

6. Sales Manager; Wyndham Miami Airport and Executive Meeting Center;

Miami, FL

7. Events & Marketing Intern; NIC; Annapolis, MD

8. Strategic Partnerships Manager; Cvent, Inc.; Mclean, VA

9. Sr. Manager Event Marketing; CompTIA; Illinois or California

************* 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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*** From Ned Lundquist, via Bill Seiberlich***

1. Specialist, Programs & Events; Greater Philadelphia Chamber of

Commerce; Philadelphia, PA

The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting

growth and economic development, advocating for sound public policy, and

serving our members with outstanding programs and benefits. GPCC is the

premier advocate of the region's business community, representing 5,000

member companies in 11 counties across three states with one voice.

We are currently seeking a highly organized, detail-oriented Programs &

Events Specialist to oversee and plan quality networking and educational

programs for the business community focusing on, but not limited to,

small businesses. This individual will implement Member Roundtable

events, the Vetwork Program, the Owners Only series and other programs

as needed throughout the year.

The Programs & Events Department of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of

Commerce produces over 150 programs and events annually for various

segments of the Greater Philadelphia business community. Events include

annual meetings, awards ceremonies, sporting events, career fair and

legislative receptions. Programs include professional development

seminars, networking opportunities and industry-specific series.

Responsibilities include:

* Develop concept, select topics and secure qualified speakers

* Book locations and vendors for programs while finding locations

to host networking events for free in exchange for visibility and

marketing benefits

* Create marketing plan and work with Communications department to

create invitations, email/web promotion and possible advertising

* Manage event budgets and meet financial goals consisting of

ticket/booth sales, expenses and trades

* Track event registration and attendee demographics

* Perform ongoing evaluation and development of programs/events

Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree with relevant work experience

* Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize

responsibilities

* Strategic thinker with creativity and innovation

* Detail-oriented

* A self-starter who is able to work both independently and as

part of a team

* Ability to complete projects in a timely manner

* Computer proficiencies in Windows, MS Office – including Word,

Access and Excel

GPCC offers its employees a dynamic, fast-paced environment with

competitive salaries and excellent benefits package. Qualified

candidates should submit their resume with salary requirements, via

e-mail to careers@greaterphilachamber.com.

2. Communications & Event Coordinator; Westphal College; Pennsylvania

About the Job

The Communications & Event Coordinator assists the Director for

Communication/Events in promoting the visibility of the college through

publications, web presence, and events. This position also serves as

support to the Associate Deans and Dean in managing the workflow of the

office.

Qualifications:

. Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

. Three years of experience or any equivalent combination of education

and experience.

. Knowledge of Microsoft Office especially Excel, Word and Power Point.

. Knowledge of Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat, and Illustrator.

. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience writing

for public relations. A writing sample will be required.

. Hard working, enthusiastic and people-oriented.

. Ability to problem solve, multi-task, prioritize and make decisions.

. Demonstrated commitment to the handling of confidential information

with discretion.

. Knowledge of basic accounting principles.

. Basic understanding of web and print design skills and production.

Responsibilities:

. Preparation of publications and presentations. Primary editor and

writer of college's electronic weekly newsletter.

. Event planning and management: organize events and receptions hosted

by the Dean's office and other College departments; handle invitations

and rsvps.

. Assist in maintaining current information on college's website with

some input into design.

. Administration of office including handling of phones, correspondence

and expenses.

. Administrative assistance to the Director of Communications/Events and

Associate Deans.

. Keep calendar of college events and include these events in print and

e-newsletters.

. College point person for University's public relations department:

responsible for college news to be included for Daily Digest, Drexelink,

The Triangle, and Alumni magazine.

. Assist in preparing press releases, posters and e-mail blasts.

. Prepares quarterly college report for presentation to the University's

Board of Trustees.

. Maintain email and mailing lists for media and e-newsletters.

. Maintain files of college publicity: track student and faculty awards;

keep records of “bragging rights.” Utilize this information as needed

for presentations, proposals, etc.

. Coordinate design and creation of invitations, brochures, program ads,

etc. Steward of college logos and graphics.

. This person serves as the initial office contact with students, staff,

and external parties to the Communications/Events office of Westphal

College of Media Arts & Design.

. S/he supports the Director and Associate Deans in scheduling

appointments & meetings, making travel arrangements, managing contact

database, preparing correspondence, and other assigned tasks.

. This person is responsible for maintaining email lists for faculty,

staff, and the extended College community, and sending emails to these

lists as needed.

. Manage graphic design scholarship student: orient, assign and edit

work.

. Participate in the Senior Dinner and Distinguished Guest Speakers

committees.

. Attendance at some evening and occasional weekend events.

The University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition

remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11%)

and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly

helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Westphal College is especially interested in qualified candidates who

can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic

community.

To apply for this position, please apply online at:

www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=73211 or visit

www.drexeljobs.com and search for Communications & Event Coordinator.

The requisition number is 3266.

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3. Exhibit Sales Manager; International Association of Fire Chiefs;

Fairfax, VA

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is the nation's

premiere fire service organization. For the past 133 years, the IAFC has

provided leadership, education and support to its nearly 13,000 chief

fire officers and emergency services managers.

The IAFC has a new opportunity for an Exhibit Sales Manager. This

position will be responsible for selling exhibit space and sponsorships

for multiple trade shows within the fire service industry. This position

will implement the sales and sponsorship program on a daily basis,

strive to exceed space and revenue goals for each event and manage

special programs for fire service manufacturers.

The IAFC is a progressive workplace, offering health and dental

insurance, a retirement plan, long-term disability insurance, life

insurance, paid lunch hours, flex-time for some positions, free

underground parking, a business casual dress environment, annual and

sick leave, eleven paid holidays and subsidized fitness classes/club

memberships. Along with these benefits, we offer a competitive base plus

commission combination.

Job Requirements

At least three to five years of sales experience in the exposition

industry (or comparable). Must be resourceful and demonstrate good

communication and organizational skills. Travel is required. Candidate

must be able to manage multiple responsibilities, meet sales goals and

deadlines.

jobs@iafc.org

4. Regional Director of Sales – DC Region; Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB;

Alexandria, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6144798

5. Conference Center Manager; FLIK International; Jersey City, NJ

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6158015

6. Sales Manager; Wyndham Miami Airport and Executive Meeting Center;

Miami, FL

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6158022

7. Events & Marketing Intern; NIC; Annapolis, MD

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6157838

8. Strategic Partnerships Manager; Cvent, Inc.; Mclean, VA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6139470

9. Sr. Manager Event Marketing; CompTIA; Illinois or California

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3220950

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