HSMAI Arizona - Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International, Arizona Chapter


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The Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International
presents their Award Winning Event ....

2017 Year of the Rooster

The 35th Anniversary
Chinese Auction Fundraiser and Dinner
Friday, July 14, 2017

Come help celebrate the
"Year of the Rooster"
with over 350 hospitality and meeting industry professionals and their guests ... so much fun for such a worthy cause!

A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to our 2017 "Charity of the Year" - Neighbors Helping Neighbors AND to our Arizona Chapter of HSMAI to help support our association's mission and our continuing efforts to provide quality continuing education and scholarships for those professionals currently in the hospitality industry and those who are pursuing a career in the field.

Check out the video from our 2016 Chinese Auction!

Friday, July 14, 2017

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton
Paradise Valley - Scottsdale

5:00-6:30 p.m.
Registration and Quarters Sales

5:00-6:30 p.m.
Networking, No-Host Bar, Hors D' Oeuvres and Silent Auction

6:30-9:30 p.m.
35th Anniversary Champagne Toast
Dinner and Live Auction
Pledge Drive for Neighbors Helping Neighbors

9:30 p.m. Until ????1,
Afterparty in the Lounge

Bill Morton, Embassy Suites Hotel Phoenix-Scottsdale

James Eggimann
Ray Grace, Ray the DJ
Brett Higgins, Auctioneer
Rowan Pickering, The Event Team
David Rosenbaum, CHME, Carefree Resort & Conference Center
Clark Rowley-Chaney, RRP, Luxury Residence Club Resales

Yvette Koebke, Residence Inn and Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Phoenix
Alma Rosa Pink, North Central Group

$70.00 per person
$675.00 Corporate Table of Ten

The Resort is offering a special overnight rate of $59.00 per room, good for three days preceding and following the event.
Attendees may make reservations by calling 480-947-5400 and be sure to mention the 2017 Chinese Auction.
Go to this website and use group code HSM to book your room.
Room block for this event will close on June 23, 2017.

Complimentary valet parking is available at main entrance to resort.


Thanks to our Auction Sponsors

Brede Exposition Services
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton
   Paradise Valley - Scottsdale

Event Rents
Mark Skalny Photography
National Bank of Arizona
PacRim Marketing Group, Inc.
Paper Crazy
Ray the DJ
Road to Success Marketing
Sacco & Associates
Storybook Entertainment

(as of 6/12/17)

Circa Destination Management
Deer Valley Plumbing Contractors
Event Team Inc
Hyatt Place Scottsdale Old Town
Ideas Collide
Ray the DJ
Southwest Conference Planners
State Farm Insurance
Stellar Adventures

HSMAI Arizona

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is an individual membership organization with more than 7,000 members worldwide. HSMAI is committed to growing business for hotels and their partners, and is the industry's leading advocate for intelligent, sustainable hotel revenue growth. The association provides hotel professionals and their partners with tools, insights, and expertise to fuel sales, inspire marketing, and optimize revenue through programs such as HSMAI ROCET, the Adrian Awards, and the Revenue Optimization Conference. HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprising more than 7,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters in the Americas Region.

The Arizona Chapter, the second largest chapter in the U.S., was recently honored as the 2015-2016 Chapter of the Year and is the recipient of the most "Chapter Awards of Excellence" in the history of HSMAI. Membership is 240+ members strong, and is comprised of General Managers, Directors of Sales, Sales Managers, Revenue Managers, and Student Members. The chapter offers members a variety of education programs, community volunteer opportunities, leadership and professional development opportunities and a variety of networking and special events.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Founded in Scottsdale, AZ in 2013, Neighbors Helping Neighbors is an organization whose members aspire to respond to various opportunities that allow their leaders to show commitment to those in need in our local communities. They are driven by the belief that we have a responsibility to our neighbors to aid them with hands-on efforts and financial resources. They hope to assist, contribute and enrich the lives of the people they touch who may find themselves in a position where they require a supportive and compassionate helping hand. Through strategic partnerships and pooling the resources of its members, NHN is dedicated to giving the helping hand that many of our neighbors need but unfortunately can't find elsewhere. NHN has been recognized for their success with the "Shop with a Cop" program that assists at risk, underprivileged children over the holiday season. Their dedication and participation to our veterans and collaboration with AZ Honor Flight has assisted many military veterans and their families over the last few years. For more information visit www.nhnaz.com.

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley - Scottsdale

Located minutes from downtown Scottsdale, Arizona and 12 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the newly renovated DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley - Scottsdale offers a warm welcome and comfortable stay in tranquil surroundings. Relax in our beautifully landscaped property surrounded by lavish courtyards, cacti and palm trees.

Enjoy a range of amenities at our resort without any resort fees. Swim in one of our two outdoor pools, work out in the health club or enjoy a game of tennis or basketball. Our Scottsdale, AZ hotel offers a prime location in the heart of the city. Just steps from the hotel are great dining, nightlife and shopping options in Old Town. Visit the spa for a day of relaxation. Our complimentary shuttle is great for exploring the area.

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley - Scottsdale

Every spacious guest room at this Paradise Valley resort offers impressive views from your private balcony or patio. Upgrade to a suite for extra space and cozy bathrobes, private pool and spa in our Presidential Suite.

Refuel after a busy day in our restaurant, Asadero Cocina and Cantina, offering Southwestern cuisine. Our Made Market has you covered when you're in a hurry. Enjoy a hot cup of Starbucks® coffee, bagel or sandwich. Stop by the Catina or the Azure Pool Bar for a cocktail or glass of wine.

With a range of function rooms including intimate boardrooms and grand ballrooms, we are a great choice amongst Scottsdale, AZ hotels to host your next meeting, corporate getaway or wedding. Additional information is available here.

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley - Scottsdale


The Chinese Auction was conceived in 1982 by the Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association Int'l. This event has gained national recognition and has been adopted by numerous HSMAI and MPI chapters through the U.S. as their major fundraiser.

The auction was originally given the Chinese theme due to the location of the event - the former China Doll Restaurant in Phoenix. Over the years, the auction has grown in size and has moved its location to larger venues. The Chinese theme has remained.

The idea of the auction is to provide each guest with a list of items (ranging from dinners and trips to golf outings) and a numbered stick. Each table is supplied with a bucket that is placed in the middle. Starting with the number one item, the auctioneer describes that item and asks the guests who are interested in bidding on this item to toss a quarter or quarters in the bucket. The guest then holds their stick in the air. The auctioneer calls out the sticks that are held up. A gonger (who cannot see or hear what is going on) is responsible for hitting the gong after a few seconds. The last number called out when the gong is rung has won that prize and goes to the stage to claim it. This sequence of events goes on throughout the evening until all prizes are gone. Over the years, a silent and live auction have also been added to the event.

This event has won numerous awards including a 2015 "Stars of the Industry" Award from the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association and several "Awards of Excellence in Association Management" from the Arizona Society of Association Executives and the 2015-16 Frank W. Berkman "Best of the Best" award from HSMAI.

Don't forget to bring your quarters for bidding.
Come ready to have a great time.
This is the perfect event to bring family members, friends and co-workers too.


Click here for the Invitation

Click here for the Auction Item Donor Letter

Click here for Auction Item Donor Form


HSMAI Arizona - "Chapter of Champions"
HSMAI Monthly Meeting

Friday, August 18, 2017
Stay tuned for details

HSMAI Arizona - "Chapter of Champions"
HSMAI Monthly Meeting
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Meeting Professionals International - Arizona Sunbelt Chapter
Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International - Arizona Chapter

MPI/HSMAI 7th Annual 'Fall' Into Fun Industry Golf Tournament
MPI/HSMAI 7th Annual "Fall" Into Fun Industry Golf Tournament
Friday, September 29, 2017 • 8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start

Course Sponsor
Stonecreek - The Golf Club
4435 E. Paradise Village Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85032

18 holes of Spectacular Golf * Swag Bags
Great Raffle Prizes * Awards Luncheon and More!





These leading associations - the Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International and the Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International - have joined forces for the seventh year in a row to provide members of the Arizona meeting and hospitality industry a day of great golf on an award winning course, followed by a lunch and an awards celebration.

This is an event you won't want to miss. Not up for a round of golf or don't have four hours to play? You can still participate!

  • Register for the 1-1/2 Hour Golf Clinic and lunch
  • Register to join in on festivities after the tournament - lunch and awards

The funds from this tournament will help to support our associations' continuing efforts to provide quality continuing education and scholarships for those professionals currently in the meeting and hospitality industry and those who are pursuing a career in the field. Once again, we would greatly appreciate your participation.

For more information on MPI Arizona Sunbelt Chapter go to: www.mpi-az.org.

On behalf of our Golf Tournament Committee and our Board of Directors, we thank you in advance for your participation and support!!!

Rate of $109 for golf includes:

  • Green fees
  • Cart Fees
  • Unlimited Range Balls
  • Curbside Bag Handling
  • Fully Equipped Golf Carts with Cooler, and Tees
  • Personalized Scorecards, Cart Signs and Rules Sheet
  • Professional Tournament Scoring
  • Two Full Beverage Carts on Course
  • Fun "stuff" and interactive games provided by our sponsors at their holes
  • Buffet Luncheon
  • Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, plus skill holes
  • Swag Bag
  • Cash Bar at Lunch


7:00-8:00 a.m.Registration and Practice
8:00 a.m.Shotgun Start
10:30-12:00 p.m.Golf Clinic
12:45 p.m.Luncheon, Awards and Raffles/Silent Auction

Thank You to our generous sponsors!

Host Course
Stonecreek Golf Club
Stonecreek Golf Club

Birdie Sponsor
Event Team Inc.
Event Team Inc.

Beer Garden Sponsor
Tempe Tourism Office
Tempe Tourism

Photography Sponsor
Harley Bonham Photography
Harley Bonham Photography

Entertainment Sponsor
Event Team Inc.
Event Team Inc.

Centerpiece Sponsor
Kishe' Foods
Kishe' Foods


Stonecreek Golf Club


Located in the heart of Phoenix with spectacular mountain views, Stonecreek Golf Club's remarkable golf, upscale amenities and unmatched service have earned it recognition by Golf Channel as one of Arizona's "Best Kept Secrets." Open to the public 52 weeks a year, the club's superb links-style championship layout, expansive golf practice facility, delicious dining and spacious banquet facilities offer unrivaled opportunities for playing, socializing and networking. For more information, go to http://www.stonecreekgc.com


HSMAI Arizona - "Chapter of Champions"
HSMAI Monthly Meeting
Thursday, November 16, 2017

HSMAI Arizona - "Chapter of Champions"
HSMAI Annual Awards Gala and Holiday Celebration
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 6:00 - 10:00pm
Stay tuned for details

--------------------------------- PAST EVENTS ---------------------------------

HSMAI Arizona - Chapter of Champions
2017 Education and Networking Kick-Off Event

"We Are All in This Together - Using Teamwork to Drive More Business in Hospitality"
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

HSMAI Arizona - "Chapter of Champions"

Thursday, March 16, 2017

HSMAI Arizona - "Chapter of Champions"
HSMAI-AZ Spring Fling
Hoops, Handshakes & Hospitality
Annual Spring Fling and Industry Networking Event
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 5:30-9:00 p.m.

HSMAI Arizona - "Chapter of Champions"
MPI/HSMAI Joint Program

"Half Full Of It - Activating Optimism and Other Hard-Core Soft-Skills"
Thursday, May 11, 2017