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MAY 2014 E-BULLETIN
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS
VHRA "City Officials" Luncheon
June 11, 2014, 11:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Doubletree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley/Scottsdale
The Valley's tourism industry is important to our economy and generates revenue in our Valley's metropolitan areas. Our industry is critical to thousands who depend on us as employers and as a tax base for our state, cities and towns. Join us for an opportunity to meet and communicate with our City Officials as we continue to build our mutual relationships. Space is limited, so register today at VHRA.net.

Smith Travel Research (STR) Budget Breakfast
August 27, 2014, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Mark your calendars for our third annual joint VHRA/AzLTA August breakfast focused on tourism-industry forecasting in order to assist our members in their 2015 budgeting process. This event will host a Smith Travel Research expert who will provide insights on how the Valley's lodging and tourism industry is expected to trend in the coming years in order to offer our members guidance during the budget season. Stay tuned for registration details on this new and timely event.
VH&RA NEWS
2014 Golf Tournament A Success!
Thanks to all of those who attended, sponsored and supported our 2014 VHRA Golf Tournament at the Westin Kierland Golf Club earlier this month. In addition to being a sold-out event, revenues and sponsorships were all increased from last year and we greatly appreciate our members' support of this critical annual fundraiser for the association. Special thanks to Bruce Lange and his team at the Westin Kierland for hosting this event each year as well as the following sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors
Crescent Crown Distributing in partner with Heineken

Hole-in-One Sponsor
Angleone Builders

Silver Sponsors

American Audio Visual Center
Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
Arizona Grand Resort
AZSTA/Global Spectrum
Balfour Beatty Construction
Climatec
Cox Business
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley/Scottsdale
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Gainey Suites Hotel
Hensley Beverage Company
Hilton Phoenix/Mesa
Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
LandCorp
The Marriott Tempe at The Buttes
Phoenix Convention Center & Venues

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
The Phoenician
PSAV
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
Republic Media
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel
SRP
Talking Stick Resort
Troon Golf
TruGreen LandCare
Visit Phoenix
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
The Westin Phoenix Downtown Hotel
The Wigwam



Your Name Here!
Exclusive advertising is still available on VHRA.net and in electronic and print newsletters. For those looking to get noticed by our membership, sponsorship is affordable but the opportunities are limited so contact Kristen Jarnagin today if you are interested.

INDUSTRY/MEMBER NEWS
2014 Governor's Conference on Tourism
Early Bird discounted registration ends on June 6th for the 2014 Governor's Conference on Tourism, taking place at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix, July 16-18 and there is already a confirmed slate of national and local speakers who are experts in tourism marketing, economics, social media and more! Highlights include a Gubernatorial Panel luncheon, Steve McClatchy, bestselling author on how to work smarter, reduce your stress and lead by example and Chef Jeff, famous chef and motivational speaker seen on Oprah, Food Network and much more. For more details and information, visit: www.aztourismconference.com.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Lodging Members
Four Points by Sheraton
Phoenix South

Jacque Raffaele, General Manager
Jill Marineau, Director of Sales
Phone: (480) 850-1600
Website: www.fourpoints.com/phoenixsouth
Rooms: 160

Marriott Courtyard North Scottsdale
Lori Halm, General Manager
Rachel Chesney, Director of Sales
Phone: (480) 922-8400
Website: www.marriott.com/phxcn
Rooms: 153

Allied Members
Har-Bro
Steve Witte, Account Executive
Phone: (480) 449-3900
Email: steve.witte@harbro.com
Website: www.harbro.com

Rainbow Ryders
Aimee Brewbaker, Director of Sales
Phone: (480) 299-0154
Email: aimee@rainbowryders.com
Website: www.rainbowryders.com


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1240 E. Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, AZ  85014
Phone: (602) 375-2996  ·  Fax: (602) 604-0769