Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 23 January 2011

Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 23 January 2011

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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. Special Events Manager; Arc of Indiana; Indianapolis, IN 2. SPECIAL EVENTS MANAGER; Thurgood Marshall Academy; Washington, DC 3. Meeting Services Coordinator; American Association of Neurological Surgeons; Rolling Meadows, IL 4. Conference Coordinator, Engineering Programs; The American Society of Civil Engineers; Reston, VA 5. National Sales Manager – Chicago, IL Region; Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association; Chicago, IL 6. Event Coordinator/CMP; Science Care, Inc.; North Phoenix, AZ 7. Event Manager; streamlinevents, inc.; Emeryville, CA 8. Event Technology Manager; streamlinevents, inc.; Emeryville, CA 9. Corporate Events Coordinator; Hobsons; Cincinnati, OH 10. Catering and Event Manager; Keeler Hospitality Group/ Portland Prime; Portland, OR 11. External Event Planning Liaison; ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; Memphis, TN 12. Director of Corporate Events; PGA TOUR Experiences; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 13. Customer Service Representative; ConferenceDirect, LLC; Charlotte, NC 14. Account Manager – Housing and Registration; ConferenceDirect, LLC; Charlotte, NC 15. Conference Planner; Washington Duke Inn & Conference Center; Durham, NC 16. National Artistry & Events Director; Nars Cosmetics; New York, NY 17. Event Manager; Par Fore the Cure; Boston, MA 18. Global WebEx Meeting Planner; MAC Meetings & Events; Saint Louis, MO 19. Assistant Director, Advancement Events; Loyola University Maryland; Baltimore, MD 20. Director of Events and Volunteerism; Heroic Media; Austin, TX 21. Meeting Planner; Native American Management Services; Reston, VA 22. Event Planner; Investors Capital Corporation; Lynnfield, MA 23. Trade Show/Events Manager III; HP; Corvallis, OR 24. Account Executive; Kuoni Destination Management; Nevada 25. Intern – Conference Services; PBS; Arlington, VA (work with Sonja, editor of HEPN) 26. Sponsor Project Manager; Enterprise Events Group; San Rafael, CA 27. Acct Manager – Exhibit Sales; Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show; Annandale, VA 28. Onsite Coordinator – Meeting Manager; Maxvantage; Schaumburg, IL 29. Conference Planning Coordinator; ARAMARK; Arlington, VA 30. Meeting Data Administrator Job; Booz Allen Hamilton; Herndon, VA 31. Meetings Assistant; National Academies; Washington, DC

************* The Short Self-Pitch (SSP) *********************

I’m a creative and hard-working meeting and event planner with a fresh perspective and industry expertise. I’m relatively new to the DC area looking to network, volunteer and freelance my services. I have experience planning events for the District of Columbia Bar and the Department of Defense. I can plan your company’s next conference or plan your next perfect party. From registration and marketing, to A/V support and catering I will make sure your event is a success. You can find me on Linkedin, email me at brittneyschuessler@gmail.com, or call me at 308.249.0252 anytime. Consultations are free and I would be thrilled to work with you!

Thanks Sonja!

Brittney Schuessler

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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 Beth King, via Ned Lundquist *** 1. Special Events Manager; Arc of Indiana; Indianapolis, IN

The Arc of Indiana is seeking an outstanding Special Events Manager – Responsible for all special events. Manage all aspects including revenue and expense budget, volunteer development, community and corporate donor development and day of event logistics. Must be able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment as well as work independently and as a team. Have superior interpersonal skills, detailed-oriented, organized and willing to work some evenings and weekends. Proficient in InDesign or Adobe Illustrator. Bacholor’s degree plus special event expereince a plus. Please send resume to The Arc of Indiana, 107 N. Pennsylvania Street, Suite 800, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

No phone calls please. EOE

*****

*** From ncarlgha@aim.com ***

2. SPECIAL EVENTS MANAGER; Thurgood Marshall Academy; Washington, DC

http://thurgoodmarshallacademy.org/about/11%20Events%20Manager%20FINAL.pdf

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3. Meeting Services Coordinator; American Association of Neurological Surgeons; Rolling Meadows, IL

Located in the Northwest suburbs, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons is seeking the position of Meeting Services Coordinator to interact with medical professionals, hospitality industry professionals and association staff effectively and manage multiple projects simultaneously within a team environment.

Reporting to the Director of Meetings, the qualified candidate will coordinate various areas of the association’s annual meeting. Specific duties include contract negotiations, preparing marketing materials, logistics, housing, social activities, prepare for and conduct site visits, budgets, bill reconciliation, post-conference evaluation and maintain historical records.

The qualified candidate will possess good organizational and problem solving skills, independent decision-making, good financial planning skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, and professional presence. Preferably three or more years meeting planning experience in a nonprofit, healthcare environment or hotel convention services or catering community. CMP designation preferred.

Please submit your resume along with salary history via email to pla@aans.org with the subject line Meetings Coordinator. Resumes without salary history will not be considered. No phone calls please.

4. Conference Coordinator, Engineering Programs; The American Society of Civil Engineers; Reston, VA

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the oldest national civil engineering society in America, is currently seeking an experienced conference coordinator to work in our fast-paced Conference Services Department. The Coordinator, Engineering Programs position is located at our World Headquarters in Reston, VA. Responsibilities

include: Partnering with Engineering Conference Programs, performing pre-conference logistics, including speaker management, registration reconciliation, updating and maintaining meeting specifications and communication of conference requirements to all vendors; researching and ordering sponsored items, carrying out conference management timeline duties as assigned; implementing marketing campaigns, overseeing VIP events, on-site conference logistical support, including vendor oversight such as a/v, catering, housing, tours, special events, and other vendors as appropriate to the conference.

Job Requirements

Ideal candidate will have an Associate’s degree; Bachelor’s degree preferred, with a minimum of 2 years working with an association, 1-2 years meeting planning experience preferred, and the ability to travel frequently. Association and/or volunteer experience a plus. Must have excellent writing, proofreading, and research skills and a thorough command of MS Office.

ASCE offers competitive salaries, a convenient location, and a comprehensive benefits package. Please send resume and cover letter w/salary requirements and history to ASCE, Attn: PCMA, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA 20191, e-mail: jobbox@asce.org

5. National Sales Manager – Chicago, IL Region; Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association; Chicago, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7571764

6. Event Coordinator/CMP; Science Care, Inc.; North Phoenix, AZ

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7567689

7. Event Manager; streamlinevents, inc.; Emeryville, CA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=6344272

8. Event Technology Manager; streamlinevents, inc.; Emeryville, CA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=6276352

9. Corporate Events Coordinator; Hobsons; Cincinnati, OH

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?t735=&vnet=0&max=25&site_id=8168&t730=&t731=&t737=&jb=7579421

10. Catering and Event Manager; Keeler Hospitality Group/ Portland Prime; Portland, OR

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?t735=&vnet=0&max=25&site_id=8168&t730=&t731=&t737=&jb=7579596

11. External Event Planning Liaison; ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; Memphis, TN

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?t735=&vnet=0&max=25&site_id=8168&t730=&t731=&t737=&jb=7580146

12. Director of Corporate Events; PGA TOUR Experiences; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?t735=&vnet=0&max=25&site_id=8168&t730=&t731=&t737=&jb=7579589

13. Customer Service Representative; ConferenceDirect, LLC; Charlotte, NC

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&str=26&max=25&site_id=8168&t730=&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7486867

14. Account Manager – Housing and Registration; ConferenceDirect, LLC; Charlotte, NC

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&str=26&max=25&site_id=8168&t730=&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7486826

15. Conference Planner; Washington Duke Inn & Conference Center; Durham, NC

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&str=26&max=25&site_id=8168&t730=&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7576205

16. National Artistry & Events Director; Nars Cosmetics; New York, NY

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t730=&max=25&str=51&site_id=8168&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7575518

17. Event Manager; Par Fore the Cure; Boston, MA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&t730=&max=25&str=51&site_id=8168&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7217509

18. Global WebEx Meeting Planner; MAC Meetings & Events; Saint Louis, MO

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&str=76&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7572332

19. Assistant Director, Advancement Events; Loyola University Maryland; Baltimore, MD

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&str=76&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7571339

20. Director of Events and Volunteerism; Heroic Media; Austin, TX

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&str=76&t730=&max=25&site_id=8168&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7568508

21. Meeting Planner; Native American Management Services; Reston, VA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&str=101&max=25&site_id=8168&t730=&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7568333

22. Event Planner; Investors Capital Corporation; Lynnfield, MA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&str=101&max=25&site_id=8168&t730=&t731=&t735=&t737=&jb=7567997

23. Trade Show/Events Manager III; HP; Corvallis, OR

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=553&jb=7581165

24. Account Executive; Kuoni Destination Management; Nevada

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=553&jb=7575897

25. Intern – Conference Services; PBS; Arlington, VA (work with Sonja, editor of HEPN)

POSITION TITLE: Intern – Conference Services (SPRING)

DEPARTMENT: Station Services

STATUS: Part-time/Temporary

SALARY: Credit

ESSENTIAL DUTIES :

• Manage social media marketing and web site revisions of conferences;

• Provide analysis of registration trends;

• Coordinate service to stations and sponsors for conferences;

• Supervise organization of conference materials and presentations;

• Track collection of conference presentations;

• Assist with projects associated with the 2011 PBS Annual Meeting.

JOB REQUIREMENTS :

• Proficient with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel;

• Familiar with Microsoft PowerPoint; Proficient in online database and

form use;

• Familiarity with social media useful.

EDUCATION/MAJOR :

• Must have completed at least one year of undergraduate study and must

be currently enrolled in school (undergraduate or graduate);

• Hospitality/Tourism, Business and Liberal Arts majors preferred.

SKILLS THE INTERN MIGHT GAIN :

• Increased knowledge of conference management by assisting with

projects related to registration, sponsors and exhibitors, marketing and social media, logistics, and special events.

http://www.pbs.org/about/careers/job-openings/

26. Sponsor Project Manager; Enterprise Events Group; San Rafael, CA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=553&jb=7571378

27. Acct Manager – Exhibit Sales; Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show; Annandale, VA

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=553&jb=7568534

28. Onsite Coordinator – Meeting Manager; Maxvantage; Schaumburg, IL

http://careers.ises.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&str=26&site_id=553&jb=7564865

29. Conference Planning Coordinator; ARAMARK; Arlington, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=30404282&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=

30. Meeting Data Administrator Job; Booz Allen Hamilton; Herndon, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=30413517&jobSummaryIndex=6&agentID=

31. Meetings Assistant; National Academies; Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=30415552&jobSummaryIndex=9&agentID=

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