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Bob HaywardAnnual State of the Industry Luncheon
April 22, 2015, 11:30am-1:30pm
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel
One of the most anticipated luncheons of the year is just days away. Bob Hayward will present Warnick & Company's annual lodging industry outlook for Maricopa County and Arizona. This presentation is full of valuable information and not to be missed! Register today at VHRA.net.

2015 VHRA Golf Fundraiser2015 VHRA Golf Fundraiser
May 8, 2015, 1:00pm Shotgun Start
Westin Kierland Golf Club
Time is running out participate in this important annual fundraiser for VHRA. Join us for a valuable afternoon of networking on the links while contributing to the Association's efforts to continue our strong support of hospitality education, scholarships and industry issues. Last year's event was a sell-out and member participation is critical to our success. Download the Sponsorship/Registration Form today!
VHRA NEWS
2015 Marketing Opportunities Selling Quickly
Marketing and advertising opportunities are quickly selling, but there is still some availability for members looking to reach our exclusive audience of the Valley's hospitality professionals. Opportunities for various price points are available for the August, September and October ebulletin editions. There is also space in the June printed newsletter and on the VHRA website. Contact Kristen Jarnagin today if you are interested in reserving any space for next year. Advertising rates and information for 2015 are posted on www.VHRA.net.

2015 VHRA Dues Are Due
If you have not yet submitted your dues for 2015, please do so in order to ensure a seamless continuation of member benefits. Please contact Wendy Johnson at wjohnson@azlta.com should you have any questions on member dues or benefits.
INDUSTRY/MEMBER NEWS
2015 Governor's Conference on Tourism
June 22-24, 2015
JW Marriott Camelback Inn
Early Bird discounted registration ends on May 22nd for the 2015 Governor's Conference on Tourism, taking place at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn in Scottsdale. The conference begins Monday, June 22nd with the Arizona Office of Tourism's Research General Session, followed by the annual Taste of Arizona reception. Many valuable breakout sessions, national keynote speakers and the Arizona Governor's Award Gala are also slated for attendees. For more details and information, visit: www.aztourismconference.com.

AOT Accepting Nominations for 2015 Governor's Tourism Awards
The Arizona Office of Tourism invites you to submit nominations for the 2015 Governor's Tourism Awards in celebration of the great achievements that occur throughout our industry. From unique cooperative marketing projects to valuable tourism champions, astounding work is accomplished each and every day by our industry to promote the Great State of Arizona. The Governor's Tourism Awards are a wonderful way in which to recognize these efforts. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, May 1. More information is available at tourism.az.gov/communications/tourism.

Webinar Recording on Personnel Policies Now Available
If you missed the member webinar on "How to Create the Ideal Employee Handbook and Personnel Policies", a recording is now available. Presented by Shayna Balch of Fisher & Phillips, the webinar covered several key topics including how to draft, prioritize and revise needed employment policies. Please contact Wendy Johnson to receive the link to the recorded presentation as a VHRA member benefit.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Lodging Members
Clarion Hotel Phoenix-Chandler
Jacque Raffaele, Area General Manager
Phone: (480) 893-3900
Website: http://www.clarionhotel.com/hotel-
phoenix-arizona-AZ048

Rooms: 188

Allied Members
Dunn-Edwards Paint
Chris Ehninger, Key Account Manager
Phone: (602) 686-0892
Email: christopher.ehninger@dunnedwards.com
Website: www.dunnedwards.com

Image Audiovisuals, Inc.
Clay Nichols, Director of Business Development
Phone: (602) 810-0886
Email: cnichols@imageav.com
Website: www.imageav.com
Allied Members (Continued)
M.R. Tanner Pavement Maintenance
Paul Ingram, Estimator
Phone: (480) 633-8500
Email: pingram@mrtanner.com
Website: www.mrtanner.com

Terminix Commercial
David Syring, Commercial Account Manager
Phone: (602) 431-4980
Email: dsyring@terminix.com
Website: www.terminix.com

TriageNow
Chad Haas, President & CEO
Phone: (602) 422-9151
Email: chaas@triagenow.net
Website: www.triagenow.net


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Phone: (602) 375-2996  ·  Fax: (602) 604-0769