Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 7 June 2010


Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 7 June 2010

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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.

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This week’s edition includes:

*** The Short Self-Pitch (SSP)

*** Upcoming Conferences

1. Account Executive; Hayes & Associates; McLean, VA 2. Catering Sales Manager, Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport @ Research Triangle Park ; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina 3. Event Services Staff; Inner Expressions Event Planning; Washington, DC 4. Meeting Coordinator; EDUCAUSE; Boulder, CO 5. Convention Sales Manager II; Virginia Beach CVB; Virginia Beach, VA 6. Scientific Meetings Manager; American Association of Anatomists; Bethesda, MD 7. Meeting Planner; USENIX Association; Berkeley, CA 8. Director, Convention and Meetings; American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Rockville, MD 9. Convention Services Manager; Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center; National Harbor, MD 10. Events and Conference Manager; The Cross Border Group; New York, NY 11. Event Content Manager; U.S. Green Building Council; Washington, DC 12. Sales Manager; Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau, Inc.; Wisconsin Dells, WI 13. Event Sales Coordinator; Museum of Latin American Art; Long Beach, CA 14. Social Media Intern for Wedding-Planning Website; Bride Bistro; Various Locations 15. Marketing Associate; Reed Exhibitions; Norwalk, CT 16. Event Planner; JPdL DMC Ottawa; Ottawa, ON, Canada 17. Meetings Assistant A10-31; American Chemical Society; 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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*** From Christi Rich ***

1. Account Executive; Hayes & Associates; McLean, VA

Account Executive

Hayes & Associates is a fully integrated event planning, fund raising, public affairs, marketing and public relations firm located in McLean, VA. We have an immediate opening for an Account Executive (AE). This position is ideal for someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment and who is able to take the lead on projects with minimal supervision.

It requires a consummate professional who is hands-on, detail-oriented, and who takes a team approach.

Role and responsibilities include:

• Interfaces with high-profile clients and committees and executes tasks

on their behalf thereby facilitating and coordinating project implementation.

• Experience in planning galas, dinners, receptions, and meetings.

• Acts as a direct contact and coordinator during all phases of event

planning and execution.

• Creates and maintains project budgets, timelines, event scenarios,

staffing plans.

• Oversees the design and production of decorative elements for an

event.

• Manages the activities of service representatives, suppliers and

vendors involved in the execution of events.

• Assists in or generates and distributes scripts for event programs.

• Oversees the design and production of all print materials.

• Researches and manages invitation lists and advises MIS and Production

departments on project implementation.

• Produces and sends thank you letters to project donors, vendors, and

clients. Reconciles accounting of project expenditures with all vendors contracted by H&A.

• Accepts other duties as assigned.

Required skills:

Interested individuals should have 3- 5 years of experience in special event management and conference planning.

• Bachelor’s degree.

• Strong event planning and management skills.

• Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

• Self-motivated, works well without close supervision.

• Strong written and interpersonal communications skills.

• Maintains professional appearance and conduct.

• Strong computer skills, including knowledge of or ability to learn

Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, FileMaker Pro, and the Internet.

To apply, please send a cover letter including salary requirements and resume to:

Christi Rich, Director of Special Events – crich@hayespr.com

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*** From Danielle Oberlender ***

2. Catering Sales Manager, Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport @ Research Triangle Park ; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

Hi, I receive your weekly newsletter and was hoping you could post this in this week’s newsletter as an opening? Please let me know if you need anything else from me. Feel free to shorten if needed. Thank you!

Catering Sales Manager, Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport @ Research Triangle Park ; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

Exciting CAREER opportunity with an outstanding, full-service Hilton hotel! Hilton’s Mansion on the Hill consists of 249 guest rooms, over 10,000 square feet of meeting space.

As a Catering Sales Manager you are responsible for Booking Business and Working Closely with Clients to Reserve AND Detail all Aspects of their Meetings. Your Markets Include: Smaller Corporate Meetings (heavy concentration on last minute bookings with a very quick turn around), Specific Key Corporate Accounts, Association Business, Reunions, Religious, & Holiday Parties. Maximize Hotel spaces for food and beverage function; prospect & uncover new leads and maintain existing relationships. Meet or exceed sales booking goals and weekly sales calls.

We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and an aggressive quarterly bonus program.

Apply online through www.davidsonhotels.com (then career opportunities) or through http://www.CareerBuilder.com/Jobseeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?job_did=J8E16D6XCXL8QTQK8PM

JOB REQUIREMENTS

-Bachelor's degree preferred.

-2 years hotel sales and/or catering experience.

-Negotiation skills

-Positive, winning attitude a must!

-Delphi System knowledge a plus

-Ability to Thrive in a Fast Paced Atmosphere While providing excellent customer service -Time Management Skills

Danielle Oberlender, Director of Catering Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park 4810 Page Creek Lane, Durham, NC 27703

Direct Line: 919-941-4844

Fax: 919-941-4845

Main Sales Line: 919-941-4810

Email: doberlender@hiltonrtp.com

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3. Event Services Staff; Inner Expressions Event Planning; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6876510

4. Meeting Coordinator; EDUCAUSE; Boulder, CO

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6876339

5. Convention Sales Manager II; Virginia Beach CVB; Virginia Beach, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6771966

6. Scientific Meetings Manager; American Association of Anatomists; Bethesda, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6863280

7. Meeting Planner; USENIX Association; Berkeley, CA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6864025

8. Director, Convention and Meetings; American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Rockville, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6861752

9. Convention Services Manager; Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center; National Harbor, MD

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=518&jb=6858673

10. Events and Conference Manager; The Cross Border Group; New York, NY

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?t730=&site_id=8168&t737=&max=25&t731=&t735=&jb=6876577

11. Event Content Manager; U.S. Green Building Council; Washington, DC

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?t730=&site_id=8168&t737=&max=25&t731=&t735=&jb=6870313

12. Sales Manager; Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau, Inc.; Wisconsin Dells, WI

http://asi.careerhq.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3406228

13. Event Sales Coordinator; Museum of Latin American Art; Long Beach, CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=6870593

14. Social Media Intern for Wedding-Planning Website; Bride Bistro; Various Locations

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=6867153

15. Marketing Associate; Reed Exhibitions; Norwalk, CT

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=6863378

16. Event Planner; JPdL DMC Ottawa; Ottawa, ON, Canada

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=553&jb=6863361

17. Meetings Assistant A10-31; American Chemical Society; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=29237387&jobSummaryIndex=76&agentID=

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