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OCTOBER 2014 E-BULLETIN
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2014 VHRA Media Reception
Thursday, October 16
One of VH&RA's most popular events will once again take place at the Arizona Biltmore in October. The annual Media Reception offers the opportunity to network with the Valley's top local media contacts, meet local elected officials, enjoy time with your peers and sample the Valley's best hotel and resort cuisine. This is a highly anticipated event with limited availability so visit our website for more information about sponsorship and auction donations. Purchase your ticket today!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
November VHRA Luncheon
November 19, 11:30 a.m.
JW Marriott Desert Ridge
Mark your calendar now for this interactive panel that will focus on food and beverage trends in the hospitality industry and how our members should and could be positioning their businesses to take advantage of opportunities. Hear from experts in the culinary, wine and lodging industries on what they believe will be the new developments in the coming year as well as any upcoming challenges in the food and beverage business. Registration will be open soon at VHRA.net.

Hospitality Career Day
Tuesday, November 25
Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort
This annual educational event brings together more than 200 junior and senior Maricopa County high school students to educate them about the many opportunities in the hospitality and lodging industry. The day's schedule includes sessions featuring speakers in the many different fields of our industry including Culinary, Human Resources, Sales & Marketing and Guest Services. We rely on members to serve as our industry experts to lead these sessions and also host an interactive luncheon that provides speaking and sponsorship opportunities. Member participation is strongly encouraged. We are always looking for dynamic speakers and we also do a teacher raffle and goodie bags for the students. Please consider donating and/or participating. Contact Hannah Fullmer.

Holiday Mixer
December 10
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Different Pointe of View
Kick off the holiday season with this fun and festive reception designed to end the year with great networking and good cheer at one of the Valley's most revered resort restaurants. Registration opening soon.
MEMBER NEWS
2015 VHRA Membership Investment
During the budgeting process, please remember to include VHRA's 2015 annual investment. Invoices will be mailed in November and are due by January. For questions, please contact Wendy Johnson.

2015 Luncheon Sponsorship Opportunities
VHRA monthly luncheon sponsorships offer the opportunity to promote your company, products and services to influential lodging industry professionals in the Phoenix Metro Area. Sponsorships are on a first come, first served basis, with only one sponsor per luncheon. View available luncheon sponsorships and contact Hannah Fullmer to secure your space today!

2015 VHRA Member Marketing Opportunities Now Available
2015 marketing and advertising opportunities are now available for members looking to reach our exclusive audience of the Valley's hospitality professionals. Opportunities for various price points are available for ebulletins, quarterly printed newsletters and website banners. Contact Kristen Jarnagin today if you are interested in reserving any space for next year. Click HERE for advertising rates and information.

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Total Transit
Discount Cab, and its parent company Total Transit, were both founded in the Phoenix area in 1984. Since its humble beginning, Discount Cab has grown into one of the leading private transportation companies in the Southwest and is proud to now operate the largest fleet of hybrid taxi vehicles in North America. Because of our dedication to our clients, we have become one of the fastest growing transportation companies in the industry. With operations throughout Arizona and the Southwest, Total Transit and Discount Cab are uniquely positioned to serve your transportation needs.



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