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Million Dollar Mission is happening now!
July 1st to July 31st 2012
In the true spirit of hospitality, The Hotel Council of San Francisco has partnered with LLS to raise funds for vital research for a cure. Working collectively, the San Francisco Hospitality & Service Industries have joined forces to help provide financial, educational and social services for individuals affected by blood cancer and their families during a 30 day city-wide fundraising campaign during the month of July. The campaign goal is to raise $1,000,000 dollars.
Join thousands of San Francisco hoteliers and guests of America's favorite City as we join forces to accomplish this Million Dollar Mission.
Here's how you can help:
1. Bid on a unique San Francisco (or beyond) experience at www.biddingforgood.com/milliondollarmission. The online auction is open from now until July 27th and new packages will be going up throughout the month of July. There's everything from a luxury stay at the San Francisco St. Regis, to international stays in Ireland, Africa and China. You can bid or "buy it now."
2. Donate at www.donatesfmission.org.
3. Support or participate in employee-focused events. The San Francisco Hospitality Industry will be participating in these simple, yet extremely effective, fundraising opportunities throughout the month of July:
July 14th Auction and Tag Sale at the Palace Hotel to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Always dreamed of owning a piece of history from the Palace Hotel? Now's your chance! Join us Saturday July 14, 2012 at 2:00pm for the first ever Palace Auction and Tag Sale. Armchairs, tables, and ottomans? Oh my! There will be an array of furniture sold by live and silent auction and a tag sale featuring amazing "as is" items. Take them home and love them as they are, or re-purpose a piece to create a new design that's all your own. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Be there Saturday July 14, 2012, 2:00PM in Ralston Ballroom at the Palace Hotel 2 New Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA. For more information visit sfpalace.com.
We hope you will join the Hotel Council of San Francisco for a Luau in the Tonga Room at the Fairmont Hotel on July 18th. What better way to begin the Summer than by donning your favorite “Tiki attire” and enjoying a tropical cocktail with your colleagues at the Tonga Room? Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. and we will sit down for lunch at 12 noon. Click here to register.
Click here to register.
Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival
This September 8th and 9th please join us at the Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival held in San Francisco at Ghirardelli Square. Even though this is the 17th year of the festival benefitting Project Open Hand it will be the first year that Allied Member, Ghirardelli Chocolate, will be hosting the event. many new activities have been added and exciting new vendors.
There will be an Ice Cream Eating Contest, Bake-off, Silent Auction, Chocolate School and 40 vendors to sample chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! To make it even more exciting, Macy's Department Store is supplying 5,000 Macy's $10.00 Gift Cards! That means if you buy your ticket NOW online for just $20.00 you will receive a $10.00 FREE Macy's Gift card on the day of the event! All this fun and a Macy's Gift Card too!
Please pass this information to your friends and family and encourage them to post it at work and send it out to their entire database. Ghirardelli Chocolate wants to raise over $100,000 for Project Open Hand and needs everyone's help to make that happen!
For more information go to www.ghirardelli.com/chocolatefestival
The Hotel Council of San Francisco
is the voice of the Bay Area Hospitality Industry.
To learn more about the Hotel Council of San Francisco's Million Dollar Mission,
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Join the Hotel Council of San Francisco for AIDS Walk San Francisco and walk with us on Sunday, July 15, 2012! Since 1987, AIDS Walk San Francisco has raised nearly $74 million for San Francisco AIDS Foundation and other HIV/AIDS organizations in the six Bay Area counties. Your support will help the Foundation prevent new HIV infections and promote health among those living with HIV. Register for our team today! Encourage your family members and friends to register online to walk with our team—the more the better!
ONLINE: Visit aidswalk.net/sanfran and click “Register to Walk” and “Join a Team,” then select our team name from the drop-down menu.
PHONE: Call the AIDS Walk office at (415) 615-WALK (9255). Be sure to provide our team name when registering.
If you are unable to join us on the 15th, but would like to sponsor our team, please click here to make a donation.
Thank you for supporting AIDS Walk San Francisco and for helping us put an end to this epidemic.
For workers and employers, paper paychecks can pose real problems. Check cashing fees eat up a good chunk of a family’s income. There’s greater risk of loss or theft. And it costs more to process and distribute paper checks. That’s why the City of San Francisco and its Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) have introduced CurrenC SF: direct deposit solutions for businesses, nonprofits and their employees.
The CurrenC SF initiative, and its website (www.currencsf.org), offer a wide variety of resources for employers, to help increase direct deposit participation. By joining CurrenC SF, employers can access an employer toolkit, marketing materials, tips and tools for communicating with employees, guides to high-quality payroll products and services, access to low-cost checking accounts for unbanked employees, and more. Participation is voluntary, and it’s easy to join: visit www.currencsf.org and click on “Join CurrenC SF Now.”
CH&LA have partnered to bring the largest one-day conference and trade show in Northern California to the South San Francisco Conference Center this year. Each year over 450 hoteliers attend thsi special event to get educated on a variety of industry topics and to attend the trade show to see and buy the latest new products and services.
This year education sessions include: technology session on email, website analytics online marketing; legal and operation sessions such as Privacy Protection, ADA Update, Recenue Management, and much more. A complementary lunch will be served during the general session that discusses how the internet is changing the way we do business and interact and communicate with our guests. After lunch stay for the trade show featuring over 100 vendors highlighting top products, services and technology. There is a reception in the trade show at 4:30 with apetizers, soft drinks, no host bar and plenty of networking. Take this oppportunity to learn some ways to help your business! Register today!
We are thrilled to announce that after an extensive search we have hired Kelly Powers to fill our new position of Manager, Membership and Marketing. Kelly will be joining us on Monday July 16th. You will have an opportunity to meet Kelly at our Board of Directors meeting on July 18th and at our Member luncheon at the Tonga Room immediately following the Board Meeting.
Kelly joins the Hotel Council with a comprehensive sales and business development background including experience with Weaver Multimedia, Inc. where she produced multimedia sales for SF Travel and online sales for Only in San Francisco. Kelly was also a Senior Account Sales Manager for San Francisco Magazine where she was the top sales producer for 11 consecutive years and worked with several of our Hotel Council members. She has extensive event development and management experience through both her professional career and her volunteer service with several non-profit organizations including the Junior League of San Francisco. Kelly’s sales background combined with her strong networking and interpersonal skills will greatly support our goals for growth and a stronger connection with our members. Welcome to the Hotel Council of San Francisco, Kelly!
Would you like to help plan the Hotel Council of San Francisco's Annual Golf Tournament?
The event sells out every year! Not only do we have a blast on the day of the tournament, the committee thouroughly enjoys planning the event as well! Come join us! You do not need to be a golfer to be a part of the committee. In fact, you don't need to know a thing about golf. All that is necessary is the desire to work together with other industry professionals to help plan one of the best industry events of the year! Meetings are held once a month. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development
Please take a moment to complete a quick survey for the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development. The Business Survey is a major component of San Francisco's Economic Strategy, a collaboration between the City's Office of Economic Analysis and Office of Economic & Workforce Development. Created by voter-backed Proposition I in 2004, the Economic Strategy takes a holistic look at San Francisco's economy and critically evaluates how the City's policies and programs can do more to support local businesses.
Your feedback is essential to ensuring that the City is responsive to the needs of San Francisco businesses. Thank you for your time and responses.
To take the survey please click here.
Please join us in welcoming the 2012-2013 Board of Directors and Officers!
Second Vice President
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Cliff Atkinson [Mandarin Oriental Hotel]
Colleen Cronin[Omni Hotel]
Michael Dunne[Hilton San Francisco Union Square]
Clem Esmail [Palace Hotel]
Nelum Gunewardane, [Intercontinental San Francisco]
Jon Handlery [Handlery Union Square Hotel]
Dan Kelleher[San Francisco Marriot Marquis]
Lisa Kershner [The Stanford Court Hotel]
Jon Kimball[Westin St. Francis]
Toni Knorr[St. Regis]
Peter Koehler[Intercontinental San Francisco]
John LaFortune [Parc 55 Hotel]
Ralph Lee [Hotel Whitcomb]
David Lewin [Hyatt Regency]
James Lim [Galleria Park]
Sheila Martin[Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf]
David Nadelman [Grand Hyatt San Francisco]
Anna Marie Presutti [Hotel Nikko]
Oscar Rodriguez [San Francisco Marriott Union Square]
Craig Schwan[Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf]
Wes Tyler[Chancellor Hotel on Union Square]
David von Winckler [The Argonaut Hotel]
Melony Williams [Hotel Vitale]
Bob Wilhelm [ex-officio]
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