Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 12 June 2011

Hospitality and Event Planning Network (HEPN) for 12 June 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. Director, Information Technology; Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA); Chicago, IL 2. Meeting Planners; Palladian Partners, Inc; Silver Spring, MD 3. Event Planner/ Activity Coordinator; The Beechwood Organization; Jericho, NY 4. Event Planner; CFA Institute; Charlottesville, VA 5. Senior Conference/Meeting and Event Planner; The Webster Group, Inc.; Washington, DC 6. Program and Event Manager; SH Worldwide; Seattle, WA 7. Registration Build Manager; SH Worldwide; Seattle, WA 8. Online Web Producer; Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA); Chicago, IL 9. Exhibit Sales and Sponsorship Manager; International Dairy Foods Association; Washington, DC 10. Event Planner; Confidential; Dumfries, VA 11. Marketing Specialist; Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA); Chicago, IL 12. Event Coordinator – Intern; Management Leadership for Tomorrow; New York, NY 13. Temporary Meeting Planner; UHC; Chicago, IL 14. Program and Event Administrator; Los Angeles County Bar Association; Los Angeles, CA 15. Project Manager; Universal WorldEvents; Ivyland, PA 16. Meetings Manager; The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Washington, DC 17. Events Coordinator; Colorado School of Mines Foundation; Golden, CO 18. Events and Meetings Manager; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Washington, DC 19. Assistant Executive Director – Meetings and Programs; Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association; Robbinsville, NJ 20. Director, Donor Relations & Special Events; Duke Medicine; Durham, NC 21. Group Sales Manager; The Westin Lake Mary; Lake Mary, FL 22. Sales & Catering Coordinator; Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh Airport; Pittsburgh, PA 23. Events Coordinator; Mecklenburg County Bar; Charlotte, NC 24. Meeting Coordinator; The Joint Commission; Oakbrook Terrace, IL 25. Drug Policy Alliance Event Intern; Drug Policy Alliance; New York, NY 26. Associates; AC Pollard Event Staffing; Washington, DC

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

Hello Sonja!

If there is space available for a SSP in your next mailing, I am seeking my next opportunity in the Chicago area.

My work experience has been primarily with associations managing professional development programs and all the meetings that are involved ranging from small committee meetings, Board of Directors meetings, special events, professional development seminars, annual conferences and exhibitions. Most reccently I researched and developed consumer expos, plus supervised trade shows which varied in size from 350 booths with an average of 9,000 buyers to 1,500 booths for over 53,000 buyers.

This background consists of numerous capabilities such as marketing and promotions, communications, meeting planning, finance, staff and vendor supervision, plus liaison with other organizations at the state, regional, national and international levels.

Thank you! Let me know how I might help you.

Ken Hajduk

www.LinkedIn.com/in/kenhajduk

847-255-2597

*****

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

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Check out our sleek

and NEW flexible 3,350 square feet of meeting space. Groove to the sounds of our live jazz trio while mixing it up with National Harbor restaurants, retailers and

corporate organizations.

Enjoy complimentary bites and sips from the wxyz bar. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Anam Hussain at 240-493-1143 or anam.hussain@aloftnationalharbor.com

by Thursday

June 9, 2011. Be sure to bring your a-game!

***

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. Director, Information Technology; Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA); Chicago, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=8147104

*** From Maria Young ***

2. Meeting Planners; Palladian Partners, Inc; Silver Spring, MD

Hi Sonja,

Could you please post the following ad on the next HEPN issue? Thanks!

Meeting Planners

Palladian Partners, Inc. has openings for client-oriented team players with top-notch skills for meetings with 25-1,500 attendees. Attention to detail and a can do attitude are required!

Meeting Planner positions require 3 years of increasingly responsible meeting/conference planning experience; experience with Federal Government contracts, exhibits and college degree strongly preferred.

Assistant Meeting Planner positions require 1-2 years of experience providing logistical and administrative support for multiple national or regional meetings. Perfect for recent college grads with administrative experience.

All candidates must excel at customer service and have strong skills in MSWord, and Excel. Meeting planner positions require experience with conference database programs, preferably Cvent. Competitive salary and benefits, excellent advancement potential, and flexible, fun work environment. Convenient Metro location in downtown Silver Spring, MD.

Send resume, cover letter, & salary history to CSHR@palladianpartners.com.

Thank you for your interest in Palladian Partners, Inc. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No agency or applicant phone calls, please.

Maria A. Young, CMP

Director of Conference Services

Palladian Partners, Inc.

8484 Georgia Ave., Suite 200

Silver Spring, MD 20910

301.650.8660, ext. 264

myoung@palladianpartners.com

**********

*** From Cecilia Thomas, via Ned Lundquist ***

3. Event Planner/ Activity Coordinator; The Beechwood Organization;

Jericho, NY

We are currently seeking an Event Planner/ Activity Coordinator for our

premier gated 55+ Active Adult Community with upscale clubhouse. In

this exciting role, you will organize and supervise social clubs as well

as assist with the creation of new clubs. Plan trips to New York City or

change the pace to a day visiting the wineries on the East End. Oversee

daily clubhouse activity operation including preparing monthly calendar

of events.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of five (5) + years in

Hotel, Country Club or Active Adult Community experience and excellent

leadership/communication skills are required. Qualified candidate must

possess outstanding organizational skills, proficient in handling

multiple projects and proficiency in MS Office. Prior event planning

experience preferred. Strong attention to detail with the ability to

follow through.

This position requires evenings, weekends and holidays.

Qualified candidates please email a resume with cover letter stating

salary requirements or fax to 516-935-0407 or email to

cthomas@beechwoodhomes.com. We offer a competitive salary and excellent

benefits. (EOE) No relocation offered.

*******

4. Event Planner; CFA Institute; Charlottesville, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=8137422

5. Senior Conference/Meeting and Event Planner; The Webster Group, Inc.;

Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=8137432

6. Program and Event Manager; SH Worldwide; Seattle, WA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=8133046

7. Registration Build Manager; SH Worldwide; Seattle, WA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=8133076

8. Online Web Producer; Professional Convention Management Association

(PCMA); Chicago, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=8118423

9. Exhibit Sales and Sponsorship Manager; International Dairy Foods

Association; Washington, DC

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=8117667

10. Event Planner; Confidential; Dumfries, VA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7981965

11. Marketing Specialist; Professional Convention Management Association

(PCMA); Chicago, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=8118429

12. Event Coordinator – Intern; Management Leadership for Tomorrow; New

York, NY

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=7980339

13. Temporary Meeting Planner; UHC; Chicago, IL

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=518&jb=8097995

14. Program and Event Administrator; Los Angeles County Bar Association;

Los Angeles, CA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?t735=&vnet=0&t730=&max=25&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=8137742

15. Project Manager; Universal WorldEvents; Ivyland, PA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?t735=&vnet=0&t730=&max=25&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=8137927

16. Meetings Manager; The American College of Obstetricians and

Gynecologists; Washington, DC

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?t735=&vnet=0&t730=&max=25&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=8133309

17. Events Coordinator; Colorado School of Mines Foundation; Golden, CO

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?t735=&vnet=0&t730=&max=25&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=8128178

18. Events and Meetings Manager; Carnegie Endowment for International

Peace; Washington, DC

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?t735=&vnet=0&t730=&max=25&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=8127630

19. Assistant Executive Director – Meetings and Programs; Drug, Chemical

& Associated Technologies Association; Robbinsville, NJ

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?t735=&vnet=0&t730=&max=25&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=8127579

20. Director, Donor Relations & Special Events; Duke Medicine; Durham,

NC

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?t735=&vnet=0&t730=&max=25&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=8128156

21. Group Sales Manager; The Westin Lake Mary; Lake Mary, FL

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?t735=&vnet=0&t730=&max=25&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=8127961

22. Sales & Catering Coordinator; Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh Airport;

Pittsburgh, PA

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?t735=&vnet=0&t730=&max=25&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=8118439

23. Events Coordinator; Mecklenburg County Bar; Charlotte, NC

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&str=26&max=25&t735=&t730=&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=8114273

24. Meeting Coordinator; The Joint Commission; Oakbrook Terrace, IL

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&str=26&max=25&t735=&t730=&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=8114070

25. Drug Policy Alliance Event Intern; Drug Policy Alliance; New York,

NY

http://careers.mpiweb.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&str=26&max=25&t735=&t730=&t731=&site_id=8168&t737=&jb=8114253

*** From Christal Pollard ***

26. Associates; AC Pollard Event Staffing; Washington, DC

AC Pollard Event Staffing is conducting interviews to invite several new

Associates to join our team. We are seeking interns and entry-level to

experienced event professionals to join our highly acclaimed team.

We are seeking professionals to fill the following positions:

• Registration agents

• Information desk agents

• Room monitors

Flexible work schedules and short-term projects available.

Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

• Strong communication skills

• Excellent customer service

• Strong organizational skills

Please email your resume to dana@acpollard.com.

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