Emergency Preparedness Seminar
Tuesday, April 17th 2012
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
On April 18th 1906, San Francisco was hit by one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the US. The earthquake destroyed 80% of the city. Some 3,000 lives were lost. The estimated cost of the damage, in today’s money, would work out at $8.2 billion. How ready isyour business to deal with a similar event if it happens tomorrow?
On the eve of the quake’s 106th anniversary the Hotel Council of San Francisco is partnering with the British American Business Council (BABC) to host an Emergency Planning Seminar. We will bring together a panel of experts including speakers from the US Geological Survey, the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management, and the San Francisco Health Department to help your organization work out what to do when a disaster strikes again. This could be the most important meeting you attend all year.
The event is being held at the Hotel Whitcomb on Market Street, which played a historic role in helping San Francisco get back on its feet in the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake – serving as a temporary City Hall for several years.
What are the chances of a quake hitting us? How will the City respond to a major event? What should your business be doing? How can your business prepare for health related situations? What resources are available for non-US citizens?
Jack Boatwright, USGS Geophysicist and co-chair of the Bay Area Earthquake Alliance; Jim Turner - Private Sector Liaison, San Francisco Department of Emergency Management; Dr. Karen Holbrook - Acting Director, Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response Section Deputy Health Officer, San Francisco Department of Public Health; and Sheldon M. Lew, REHS - Senior Environmental Health Inspector, Food Borne Outbreak Program Manager, San Francisco Department of Public Health
Join us for a short presentations from our expert panelists followed by Q&A and networking. Space is limited.
1231 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
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Award of Excellence
We are pleased to announce the selection of Tom Costello
as the Hotel Council’s recipient of the 2012 Peter Goldman Award of Excellence
The Peter Goldman Award of Excellence
was established in 1989 to honor an individual who exemplifies outstanding education and devotion to our industry and demonstrates leadership with skills and energy that raises the level of service and perception of our San Francisco hotel and tourism industry.
For over twenty-one years as the Director of the University of San Francisco’s Hospitality Management Program, Tomhas done just that! Tom’s selfless dedication, compassion, and excellence have set an example to so many. Tom is a legendary presence in the classroom and has a legion of devoted students and successful graduates. For the past fifteen years, the Hospitality Management Program has consistently enjoyed a 98% placement upon graduation. With his enthusiasm, passion, and love of the industry, Tom has touched the hearts of his students, many of whom go on to be leaders of our industry.
In 2008, Tom received the Educator of the Year Award by the SF Hotel & Restaurant Foundation. Tomhas served on the education committees for the California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, California Hotel & Lodging Association, Golden Gate Restaurant Association and the Hotel & Restaurant Foundation. Not only is Toma mentor to so many in the Hospitality Industry, he is also the published author of Gut-Level Management: Situations That Can Make or Break Your Foodservice Business.
Tom received a B.A. from Loyola University in Chicago and M.A. from St. Louis University. He has also taught at California State Polytechnic University and City College of San Francisco. Prior to teaching he was a managing partner for Deer Park Tavern in Aptos, California.
After officially giving notice a year ago, Tom retired on December 31, 2011, and is enjoying traveling with his wife, Sallie, enjoying his children, their families and new grandson Mackay. He continues to be devoted to the industry by conducting seminars and doing consulting projects for which he is so well known.
We hope that you will join the Hotel Council in honoring Tom Costello for his years of service and contributions to San Francisco’s hospitality industry, Wednesday, May 23rd, at the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco (for reservations, please go to http://www.hotelcouncilsf.org/events/76/ or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org). It will be a pleasure to join together to honor this passionate advocate for the San Francisco hotel and tourism industry.
California Lodging Industry
Legislative Action Summit
The California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA), invites you to join them for their 11th Annual CH&LA Lodging Industry Legislative Action Summit on April 25, 2012. CH&LA’s Legislative Action Summit gives hoteliers and lodging professionals the best opportunity to be heard by our Capitol’s leaders. Take advantage of this opportunity to understand how the legislative process works in Sacramento, what the critical legislative issues facing our industry are this year and how you can personally influence the outcome of key legislative proposals.
Click here for more information or to register.
Please join Mayor Edwin M. Lee in making a commitment to the youth of San Francisco this summer!
San Francisco is issuing a call-to-action for the youth of our City. Our goal is to partner with San Francisco businesses and organizations to create more than 2,500 jobs and paid internships this summer in San Francisco.
Join Mayor Lee, fellow business leaders and United Way of the Bay Area next week at a special event to learn more and get involved!
SF Summer Jobs +
Corporate Challenge Summit
Thursday April 12
City Hall, South Light Court
This is an all-hands-on-deck moment, and Mayor Lee urges San Francisco business leaders to rise to the challenge by pledging jobs or sponsoring summer internships to infuse our economy with new skills and leadership.
SF Summer Jobs + is the local response to President Obama’s national call to action to create pathways to employment for youth this summer. Preparing youth and young adults for the future is key to the success of the City and all of our partners in the business community.
All company representatives are encouraged to attend and show your support for San Francisco youth!
Please RSVP to email@example.com by April 10, 2012 or for more information contact the Office of Economic and Workforce Development at 415-581-2315.
Hotel Hero Night at AT&T Park
Monday, May 14th 2012
On Monday, May 14th at 7:15PM at AT&T Park, all 2012 San Francisco Hotel Hero winners will be recognized for their achievements! The Giants are happy to offer a specially priced ticket for all Hotel Industry employees, families and friends. Come enjoy the amazing experience of Giants baseball and show your support for the annual awards event, nominees, finalists and winners. Special events planned for Hotel Heroes Night include a pre-game on field ceremony recognizing the 2012 winners, and scoreboard recognition for all the finalists. You won't want to miss this special night! Please click here
for more information or to purchase tickets.
Are your customers unable to find parking? Are there no open loading zones for your deliveries?
The San Francisco County Transportation Authority wants to know how these and other issues affect your business and what transportation improvements you need most. Please participate in a short survey that will be used for planning initiatives such as the San Francisco Transportation Plan update.
Click here to take the survey.
Three participants will win a $50 MasterCard gift card. Please direct any questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMUTER BENEFITS ORDINANCE ANNUAL COMPLIANCE FORM
DUE APRIL 30TH
Effective January, 2009 the San Francisco Commuter Benefits Ordinance requires employers with 20 or more employees nationwide to offer their employees a Commuter Benefit. For more information and to complete your Annual Compliance Form (due April 30, 2012)
Commuter benefits improve employee morale and productivity, and make our city a better place to live and work by relieving congestion and improving air quality. Furthermore, by taking advantage of the federally approved commuter benefit incentives, businesses can save up to 9% on payroll taxes
and employees can save up to 40%
on transit and vanpool expenses.
Commute Smart, an initiative of the San Francisco Department of the Environment, offers FREE
resources to help employers implement a Commuter Benefits program. To request materials, sign up for e-mail updates, or schedule a one-on-one consultation please call (415) 355-3727 or email CommuteSmart@sfgov.org
. Learn more about our free Commuter Benefits, Emergency Ride Home, and Rideshare Match services at SFEnvironment.org/CommuteSmart
Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO)
Annual Reporting Form (ARF)
The 2011 HCSO Annual Reporting Form (ARF) is now available for on-line submission! The HCSO requires OLSE to collect information on an annual basis from employers regarding their health care expenditures. To avoid penalties of $500 per quarter, "covered employers" must submit the ARF by April 30, 2012
(You are NOT a "covered employer" under the HCSO and should NOT submit the 2011 ARF if (1) you employed fewer than 20 persons – including those employed outside of San Francisco – in each of the four calendar quarters of 2011 or (2) if you did not have any employees in San Francisco in 2011.)
Be aware that the 2011 ARF has been updated this year to reflect the November 2011 Amendment to the HCSO, which went into effect on January 1, 2012. So please read the Instructions for Completing the 2011 HCSO Annual Reporting Form
before you fill out and submit the on-line form.
The instructions and the ARF itself are now available here
If you have any questions about the 2011 ARF or your legal obligations under the HCSO, please the website
to access the text of the HCSO, the implementing regulations, answers to “Frequently Asked Questions,” and other helpful forms and notices. You can also call (415) 554-7892 or email email@example.com
for more information.
San Francisco’s Million Dollar Mission
One of San Francisco’s largest fundraising campaigns
In the true spirit of hospitality, the Hotel Council of San Francisco is partnering with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to raise funds for vital research for a cure. Working collectively we will raise funds to support vital research for a cure. The campaign will help provide financial, educational and social services for individuals affected by blood cancer and their families during a 30 day city-wide fundraising campaign beginning July 1, 2012. 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 towards the Million Dollar Mission.
To find out how your hotel can participate, please click here.
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"I Love San Francisco" Art Mural at Hilton San Francisco Union Square
The Hilton San Francisco Union Square has been undergoing a major renovation. This project has necessitated the use of barricades around a portion of the perimeter of the building. In order to make the construction site a bit more attractive, the Hilton asked the Boys and Girls Club Tenderloin Branch Art Program Director to have some of his students design a mural project with images of San Francisco. The Art Program Director, Kay Weber, led a group of about 6 or 7 students for a couple of hours a week in this project. The children came up with their own images and first penciled them on the barricade and then painted them with acrylic paints. The hotel provided all the supplies for the children. This after-school art program is for children from the neighborhood who attend 3rd to grade to 9th grade in various area schools. Please take a look at the mural the next time you are in the neighborhood. It's quite adorable!