Lori O’Connell

President

President’s Message

2017 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE FOR THE HSMAI GREATER NEW YORK CHAPTER

Greetings members of the HSMAI Greater New York Chapter.

Time is flying, but your chapter’s leadership team hasn’t skipped a beat. We have added a new program this month, “New York Hotel Market: When will the good times return?” Presented by Sean Hennessey. This timely program will focus on the outlook for the New York market as we begin thinking about and planning for 2018.

If you attended our May program, you may have noticed we added a live poll to our opening segment. As we gear up for our fall educational programs, as well as updating content for our members, we want to hear from you. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to myself or anyone on the leadership team.

Meanwhile we are gearing up for our annual industry Summer Bash which will be held at the Cantina Rooftop on August 8th. With members of over 15 NY area Hospitality, Tourism and Marketing professional associations in attendance, you are sure to see a few familiar faces and even make some new friends. Whether you plan on attending or not, please consider donating a prize for the silent auction held in conjunction with the event. Hotel stays, dining certificates, attractions and gift cards are all welcome. Your donation will be featured online and visible to over 400,000 online bidders on the Bidding For Good website. All proceeds go to support our chapter charities: the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, DonorsChoose.org and  our collegiate scholarship fund.

Last but not least, as you know at each of our luncheon programs we have raffle prizes as well as a silent auction for Summer Bash benefitting our chapter’s charities. While you may think your $5 or $10 raffle ticket purchase or single bid may not account for much, but we are excited to share that we have donated nearly $10,000 to our charities in the past year.

Enjoy the rest of your summer, and I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.

Sincerely,

Lori O’Connell

 

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