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


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

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

relationship building newsletter network for all who work in the

hospitality and event planning industries, published by Sonja Johnson.

The objective of this network is to build relationships and help each

other with career issues and other professional and personal challenges.

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This week's edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Registration Account Manager; J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.; Fairfax,

VA

2. ASSISTANT MEETING PLANNER; Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian

Church (U.S.A.); Philadelphia, PA

3. Director of Learning Experiences; International Association of

Exhibitions and Events; Dallas, TX

4. Meeting Coordinator/Administrative Assistant; Ascension Health; St.

Louis, MO

5. Meetings Manager; PSMJ Resources, Inc; Newton, MA

6. Director of Convention Services; Caesars Palace; Las Vegas, NV

7. Convention, Events and Meetings Director; National Funeral Directors

Association; Brookfield, WI

************* 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. Registration Account Manager; J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.; Fairfax,

VA

J. Spargo & Associates, Inc. is an event management company located in

Fairfax, VA. We have an opening for an Account Manager to handle

registration services for multiple clients. The ideal candidate must be

able to plan, coordinate and manage all aspects of Registration for

expos/conferences with 200 – 25,000 attendees.

Requirements:

. Bachelor's degree

. 3+ yrs trade show, meeting planning or project management experience

. 2+ yrs database experience (Access and Excel preferred)

. Excellent verbal and written communication skills

. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access

. Must be able to multi-task and require little supervision

. Must be a team player, organized, and have attention to detail

. Travel required: 25%

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. Please visit our website at www.jspargo.com.

2. ASSISTANT MEETING PLANNER; Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian

Church (U.S.A.); Philadelphia, PA

The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), one of the

largest Church Pension funds in the U.S. offers an exciting growth

oriented opportunity for an energetic, experienced individual interested

in helping us plan, organize and coordinate meetings. A college degree

and 1-3 years of event planning or related hotel experience is

necessary. Experience in negotiating hotel and vendor contracts, and

preparing budgets is required.

Job Requirements

To view the complete job description and requirements, please visit

www.pensions.org and click on Careers at the Board. We provide a

competitive salary and a non-contributory benefits package. We reward

and encourage excellence, recognize achievement, and promote talent with

extensive, professional training and development in a caring and

friendly business-casual work environment. If you are qualified and

interested in supporting our special mission of service to those who

serve the Church, please send your resume along with a cover letter

indicating your salary history and requirements in complete confidence

to: Sheldon Dennis, Director of Human Resources, The Board of Pensions

of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), 2000 Market Street, Philadelphia,

PA 19103. Fax 215-587-7129. E-mail resumes@pensions.org EOE.

3. Director of Learning Experiences; International Association of

Exhibitions and Events; Dallas, TX

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6199721

4. Meeting Coordinator/Administrative Assistant; Ascension Health; St.

Louis, MO

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6206929

5. Meetings Manager; PSMJ Resources, Inc; Newton, MA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6090913

6. Director of Convention Services; Caesars Palace; Las Vegas, NV

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?site_id=8168&jb=6195812

7. Convention, Events and Meetings Director; National Funeral Directors

Association; Brookfield, WI

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3228461

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Today's theme song: “Fame (Extended Version)”, Irene Cara, “Disco

Nights Vol. 1: Divas Of Dance”

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