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

Past Events

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July 2015 July 23, 2015
Annual Santa Summer Safety Splash
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
(photos courtesy of Barry Nakano, PacRim Marketing Group)
July 2015 July 10-11, 2015
Mid-Year Leadership Retreat
The Graduate Tempe
June 2015 June 26, 2015
33rd Annual Chinese Auction - "Year of the Sheep"
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
(photos courtesy of Barry Nakano and Sandy Baker)
May 2015 May 14, 2015
MPI/HSMAI Joint Breakfast Meeting and Tech Summit
Phoenix Convention Center
April 2015 April 25, 2015
Community Outreach Project - Bags of Hope Packing for Kitchen on the Street
April 2015 April 16, 2015
HSMAI Spring Fling and NAMID Celebration (North American Meetings Industry Day)
Bondurant School of High Performance Driving
April 2015 April 11, 2015
Community Outreach Event - Casa de los Ninos Family Carnival and Car Show
Tucson, AZ
March 2015 March 30-31, 2015
"NeXt - Leaders Connecting with Leaders" - HSMAI Mike Leven Leadership Conference
Omni Dallas Hotel
March 2015 March 26th - Monthly Meeting
"State of the LGBTQ in Arizona" - Angela Hughey
Radisson Hotel Phoenix North, Phoenix
Click here for the slides from the Presentation
February 2015 February 26th - Breakfast Meeting
"State of the Industry"
The Main Event
Click here for slides from the Presentation
Photos courtesy of Mark Skalny Photography
January 2015 January 15th - Monthly Meeting
"Latest Trends in Hotel Contracts"
Topgolf, Gilbert

December 2014 December 15, 2014
Holiday Caroling
Scottsdale Convalescent Homes
December 2014 December 10th - Annual Awards Gala
"An Evening Under the Stars"
McCormick Ranch Golf Club and The McCormick Scottsdale
November 2014 November 12th - HSMAI Fireside Chat
Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center
October 2014 October 2nd - HSMAI/MPI "Fall" Into Fun Industry Golf Tournament
Wigwam Resort
(photos courtesy of Pixel Photography & Video)
September 2014 September 18 - Luncheon Meeting
Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), Phoenix, AZ
August 2014 August 22-24 - HSMAI Fall Leadership Retreat
Cliff Castle Casino
July 2014 July 24th - Annual Santa Safety Splash
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak
June 2014 June 27th - 32nd Annual Chinese Auction and Fundraiser
"The Year of the Horse"
Marriott Phoenix Mesa
Photos Courtesy of Barry Nakano
June 2014 June 19th - Prospective Member Mixer - Blanco Tacos & Tequila
May 2014 Joint HSMAI/MPI Meeting
DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Tempe
Photos courtesy of Pixel Photography and Video
April 2014 April 17th Annual Spring Fling
"HSMAI Rocks!"
Hard Rock Cafe
Photos Courtesy of Barry Nakano
March 2014 March 20th Luncheon Meeting
"Social Media Panel"
Embassy Suites Phoenix Airport
Photos Courtesy of Harley Bonham Photography
March 2014 March 13th - 15th HSMAI Leadership Conference
Venetian/Palazzo - Las Vegas, NV
February 2014 February 20th Luncheon Meeting
Speaker Presentation: "State of the Industry"
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
Photos Courtesy of Barry Nakano
February 2014 February 19th Past President's Council Fireside Chat
Different Pointe of View at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
January 2014 January 30th NAU Club Night
HSMAI Student Club
January 2014 January 22nd Az Event Industry Alliance
4th Annual ReCharge! All-City Mixer
The Venue Scottsdale
Photos Courtesy of Harley Bonham and Barry Nakano
January 2014 January 16th Meeting
Holiday Inn & Suites Mesa

December 2013 December 18th Annual Awards and Holiday Gala
"Masquerade Madness at the Mansion"
Wrigley Mansion
Photographs by Pixel Photo and Video, GreenScreen Entertainment and Barry Nakano
December 2013 December 16th Annual Holiday Caroling
Convalescent Homes in Scottsdale
December 2013 December 13th Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association "Stars of the Industry" Award Luncheon
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort
November 2013 November 21st Luncheon Meeting
The Venue Scottsdale
November 2013 November 1st & 2nd - Fall Leadership Retreat
Hassayampa Inn Prescott
October 2013 October 18th HSMAI Education Day
DoubleTree by Hilton Tempe
October 2013 October 3rd MPI/HSMAI 3rd Annual "Fall" Into Fun Golf Tournament
TPC Scottsdale
Photos Courtesy of Harley Bonham Photography
September 2013 September 28 Community Outreach Event
Food Distribution for Kitchen on the Street
September 2013 September 19 Luncheon Meeting
Speaker Presentation: "Social Media In Your New & Improved Phoenix Sky Harbor"
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
Photos by Barry Nakano
August 2013 August 22nd Mid-Year Leadership Retreat
ASU SkySong
August 2013 August 3rd Community Outreach Event
"Bags of Hope" Packing Session
Kitchen on the Street
July 2013 July 24th Annual Santa Summer Safety Splash
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
Photos courtesy of Barry Nakano
June 2013 HSMAI 31st Annual Chinese Auction
"Year of the Snake"
DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort
Photos courtesy of Sandy Baker
May 2013 May 2nd Joint AzMPI-HSMAI Meeting
"Tech Tools" with James Spellos, CMP
Tempe Mission Palms
Photography courtesy of Gordon Murray from Super PhotoVideo and HSMAI Board Member Barry Nakano
April 2013 April 18th Annual Spring Fling Fiesta
Corona Ranch and Rodeo Grounds
Photos courtesy of Barry Nakano
April 2013 April 13th Community Outreach Project
"Hike for Hunger"
Kitchen on the Street
Photos courtesy of Barry Nakano
March 2013 March 27th Luncheon Meeting
"Digital Marketing" with Mark Snyder
Stand Up Liv/Copper Blues
March 2013 March 21 & 22 - Annual Leadership Conference
Peabody Orlando
Photos courtesy of Barry Nakano
February 2013 February 21st Luncheon Meeting
"State of the Industry" by Robert Hayward (click for copy of presentation)
Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse
January 2013 January 23rd NAU Club Night
HSMAI Student Club
January 2013 January 17th Luncheon Meeting
"Stop Walking in Circles!" with Les Taylor
Octane Raceway
Photos courtesy of Regnier Photography
January 2013 Event Industy Alliance (EIA) - 2013 ReCharge Industry Mixer
The Venue of Scottsdale
Photos courtesy of Regnier Photography

December 2012 Annual Holiday & Awards Gala
"Rock A Bit of Bling"
Hard Rock Cafe Phoenix
December 2012 Annual Caroling Event
Photos courtesy of Regnier Photography
November 2012 HSMAI Fall Leadership Retreat
Hassayampa Inn Prescott
October 2012 October 18th Luncheon Meeting
OrangeTree Golf Resort
"CVB Panel"
September 2012 September 20th Luncheon Meeting
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
"Digital Marketing" With Josh Yeager
Photos Courtesy of Regnier Photography
September 2012 September 11th MPI/HSMAI "Fall Into Fun" Golf Tournament
Tonto Verde Golf Club
Golf Tournament photos courtesy of Peter Jordan Photography
Golf Luncheon photos courtesy of Regnier Photography

August 2012 Community Outreach Event for Kitchen on the Street
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Food Distribution for Needy Families
August 2012 HSMAI Mid-Year Leadership Retreat
August 10, 2012
Arizona Grand Resort
July 2012 Santa Summer Safety Splash to benefit the Children of the Salvation Army
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
Photos Courtesy of Regnier Photography
June 2012 30th Anniversary Chinese Auction Fundraiser
Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
Photos Courtesy of Regnier Photography
May 2012 May 19th Luncheon Meeting
Arizona Historical Society Museum, Tempe
Catered by Special Moments Catering
"Give Them Something to Talk About" by Howard Cohl, Biggest Loser Resort
Photos Courtesy of Regnier Photography
April 2012 Annual Spring FUNRaiser & Industry Networking Event
Lucky Strike Lanes at CityScape Phoenix
March 2012 Community Outreach Project
Kitchen on the Street
Packing "Bags of Hope"
March 2012 March 15, 2012 Luncheon Meeting
DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort
"Sports Marketing" with Jon Schmeider
Arizona Regional Sports Commission
Photos Courtesy of Regnier Photography
February 2012 February 16th Luncheon Meeting
"State of the Industry" presented by Bob Hayward, Warnick + Company
Talking Stick Resort
Photos Courtesy of Regnier Photography
January 2012 January 29th Luncheon Meeting
Millennium Scottsdale Resort & Villas
Photos Courtesy of Regnier Photography

December 2011 December 19, 2011 Holiday Caroling
Photos Courtesy of Regnier Photography
December 2011 December 5, 2011 Fall Leadership Retreat
Hyatt Place Scottsdale Old Town
December 2011 December 1, 2011 Annual Awards Gala - "Spanish Elegance"
Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort
Photos courtesy of Regnier Photography
November 2011 November 17, 2011 Luncheon Meeting
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
October 2011 October 20, 2011 Luncheon Meeting
"To Deal or Not to Deal"
Mastro's Steakhouse Scottsdale
September 2011 September 23, 2011 HSMAI/MPI "Fall" Into Fun Industry Golf Tournament
Legacy Golf Resort
September 2011 September 15, 2011 Luncheon Meeting
ASU AE England Building
August 2011 August 25, 2011 - HSMAI Mid-Year Leadership Retreat
Stratum Laser Tag
August 2011 August 4, 2011 - 8th Annual Santa's Summer Safety Splash
Hosted by The Wigwam
June 2011 June 23, 2011 - HSMAI 29th Annual Chinese Auction
"Year of the Rabbit"
Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort
May 2011 May 19, 2011 Luncheon Meeting
"Why Buy? The Value of Face to Face Sales " - Robin Lameyer, Hilton Tucson El Conquistador
The Venue at the Grove, Phoenix
April 2011 April 21, 2011 Luncheon Meeting
"We are Women - Hear us Roar!" - Renie Cavallari, Aspire Marketing
Eagle Mountain Golf Club, Fountain Hills
March 2011 March 30, 2011 Annual FUNraiser & Industry Networking Event
Monterra at WestWorld, Scottsdale
March 2011 March 24-25, 2011
Northern Arizona University "Road Trip" and HRM Class Presentations
Courtyard by Marriott Flagstaff
Feb. 2011 February 17, 2011 Breakfast Meeting
"Beehive Networking" - Dave Sherman, Dave Sherman Speaks
Fiesta Resort Conference Center, Tempe
Feb. 2011 HSMAI 2011 Leadership Conference
February 7-9, 2011
PGA National Golf Resort & Spa
West Palm Beach, Florida
Jan. 2011 January 21, 2011 Luncheon Meeting
"2011 Industry Forecast" - Bob Hayward, Warnick & Company
Homewood Suites by Hilton Phoenix Airport South

Dec. 2010 Annual Holiday Caroling
December 9, 2010
Various Convalescent Homes
Dec. 2010 Annnual Awards Gala
"This Thing of Ours"
December 2, 2010
The Venue of Scottsdale
Photography by Regnier Photography
Nov. 2010 Annnual Leadership Retreat
November 19, 2010
Scottsdale Camelback Resort
Nov. 2010 November 2010 Luncheon Meeting
"Overcoming the Top Ten Issues"
Chaparral Suites Scottsdale
Nov. 2010 HSMAI and MPI Community Outreach Project
"Walk to Save the Animals"
Tempe Beach Park
Nov. 2010 2010 Leadership Retreat
Scottsdale Camelback Resort
Oct. 2010 October 14, 2010 Luncheon Meeting
"General Manager Panel"
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
Sept. 2010 September 24th Annual Golf Tournament
Arizona Grand Golf Course
Photography by Vada Ryerson
Sept. 2010 September 16th Luncheon Meeting
"Selling to Niche Markets"
Phoenix Convention Center
Photography by Regier Photography
Aug. 2010 Mid-Year Leadership Retreat
August 20-21, 2010
Radisson Woodlands Flagstaff
Aug. 2010 Community Outreach Project
Santa Summer Safety Splash
August 3, 2010
Wigwam Golf Resort & Spa
June 2010 Annual Chinese Auction
"Year of the Tiger"
June 24, 2010
Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
Photography by Regnier Photography
May 2010 May 20th Luncheon Meeting
"SB 1070 Backlash" - Debbie Johnson, AzHLA
Hyatt Regency Downtown Phoenix
Photography by Regnier Photopgraphy
Apr. 2010 Annual Spring FUNRaiser and Industry Networking Event
"Life's A Beach"
Sandbar Mexican Grill Scottsdale
Apr. 2010 Community Outreach Project
HandsOn Arizona Serve-A-Thon
April 24, 2010
Griffith Elementary School, Phoenix
Mar. 2010 March 18th Luncheon Meeting
"Social Networking and Technology" - Kelley Cooper, Greater Phoenix CVB
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa
Feb. 2010 February 18, 2010 Luncheon Meeting
"Revenue Manager Panel"
Scottsdale Plaza Resort
Jan. 2010 January 21, 2010 Luncheon Meeting
"The Future of the Hospitality Industry" - Bob Hayward, Warnick & Company
Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort
Photography by Regnier Photography

Dec. 2009 Community Outreach Event
Holiday Caroling
Scottsdale, AZ
Dec. 2009 Annual Awards Gala & Holiday Party
"The Sky is the Limit"
December 3, 2009
Skye Fine Dining and Entertainment
Nov. 2009 Fall Leadership Retreat
November 20, 2009
Scottsdale Cottonwoods Resort
Nov. 2009 November 19, 2009 Luncheon Meeting
Dave & Buster's, Tempe Marketplace
Photography courtesy of Regnier Photography
Oct. 2009 October 2009 Webinar
"Prospecting for Sales"
Best Western International
Oct. 2009 October 15, 2009 Luncheon Meeting
"Whale Hunting" with Anita Grantham
Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Spa
Sept. 2009 September 22, 2009 Annual Golf Tournament
Talking Stick Golf Club
Sept. 2009 September 17, 2009 Luncheon Meeting
"E-Mail Communication" with Sue Hershkowitz-Coore, CSP
Hilton Phoenix/Chandler
Photography courtesy of Regnier Photography
Aug. 2009 HSMAI Santa Splash
August 4, 2009
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa
Photos Courtesy Regnier Photography
July 2009 July 16, 2009 Luncheon Meeting
"Hot Topics in Hospitality Law" with Lisa Sommer Devlin
Marriott Desert Ridge Resort
June 2009 Annual Chinese Auction -- "Year of the Ox"
June 25, 2009
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
Photos courtesy of Hagerty Photography
May 2009 May 21, 2009 Luncheon Meeting
"Lead Generation" with Jamie Klein
FireSky Resort & Spa
May 2009 May 1, 2009
Community Outreach Project
Children's Angel Foundation
15th Annual "Night of Angels"
Arizona Broadway Theatre
Apr. 2009 Community Outreach Project - April 25, 2009
Apr. 2009 Annual Leadership Forum
"When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going"
April 13-15, 2009
Chantilly, Virginia
Mar. 2009 March 19, 2009 Luncheon Meeting
Arizona Grand Resort
Photos by Picture Phoenix
Feb. 2009* "How to Market in Challenging Times"
By Elaine Ralls, Air Marketing
Jan. 2009*
"US Lodging Market Overview"

Dec. 2008* HSMAI's 40th Anniversary Gala -- Photo Memories
Dec. 2008 AzSAE Awards Gala
Embassy Suites Phoenix
HSMAI Wins Award of Excellence in
Association Management for "Creative Funding"
Nov. 2008* "The Generation Challenge – Bridging the Gap"
Renie Cavallari, CEO & Chief Inspiration Officer for Aspire Marketing
Oct. 2008* Revenue Management Panel: Risa Zerga, Director of Market Strategy, Marriott AZ Cluster Revenue Management, Keith D. Meyers, CHA, CHRM, CHDT, Senior Revenue Manager, Best Western International, Inc., Laura Thompson, Agency Channel Consultant, SynXis, Karen Johnson, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Shell Vacations Hospitality, Dominic Beveridge, Senior Account Manager Service Industries, JDA Software
Sept. 2008* "It's Easy Being Green," Darla Cook, VP of Public Relations for Forever Resorts
Sept. 2008* Annual Golf Tournament at Legacy Golf Resort
Aug. 2008* Santa Summer Safety Splash
July 2008* "The Great Benefits of Networking," Dave Sherman, "The Networking Guy"
2008 CHINESE AUCTION* - Year of the Rat (Pack)
May 2008* "The Good, the Bad….and the unanswered," Meeting Planner Panel: Patti Sacco, President, Sacco & Associates, Jamie Cook, CMP, President of Strategic Meetings, Ltd., Jodi Lee Beert, CMP and Kathi Overkamp, CMP, Manager of Special Events for US Airways, Facilitated by Linda Ruby
Apr. 2008* Annual "FUN"Raiser Jimmy Buffet "Cheeseburgers in Paradise"
Feb. 2008 Super Bowl Recap by Bob Sullivan, President of the 2008 Super Bowl Committee
Jan. 2008 2008 Industry Forecast, by Robert Hayward, Warnick & Co.

Dec. 2007 "Relive the 80's" HSMAI Annual Holiday Celebration
Nov. 2007 Bob Gilbert Presentation
Oct. 2007 "Lead Where You Are," Tom Bogart, Strategic Marketing Coach, LLC
Sept. 2007 "Unleash Your Creativity and Experience the Extraordinary," Andrea Beaulieu, Your Authentic Voice
Aug. 2007 Santa's Summer Safety Splash
July 2007 July Networking Event
2007 CHINESE AUCTION - 25th Anniversary: Year of the Boar
 Click Here for Highlights Video
May 2007 "Naked Negotiating - The Bare Bone Truth & Essentials For Effective Negotiating In Any Market," Deborah Gardner, CMP
April 2007 April Spring Fun Raiser: How the West Was Fun!
Mar. 2007 Panel of CVB Professionals Address HSMAI
Feb. 2007 "How to Communicate With Power and Influence: Communicating When Strangling Isn't an Option", Sue Hershkowitz-Coore, CSP, High Impact Presentations
Jan. 2007 "A Hospitality and Tourism Industry Update", Robert Hayward, Warnick and Company  (Plus presentation)

Dec. 2006 "Shaken Not Stirred" HSMAI Annual Holiday Celebration
Nov. 2006 "Consumer Are Changing, Are You?" , Richard Casey, AIR Marketing
Oct. 2006 "Charting Your Course, " Les Taylor, President and CEO of Achievement Solutions, LLC
Sept. 2006 Annual Golf Tournament at Longbow Golf Course
Sept. 2006 "Awakening Your Potential - Getting Your Head Into The Game," Renie Cavallari, Director of Inspiration, Chairman of the Board and Founder of Aspire
Aug. 2006 "Santa's Summer Safety Splash"
July 2006 "Outshining Your Competition " Kathleen Tomes, Future Think, Inc., A July Meeting Recap
2006 CHINESE AUCTION -- Year of the Dog
May 2006 "Sales Intensity " Bruce Himelstein, CHME, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and previously the HSMAI Global Board of Directors Chair- A May Meeting Recap
Apr. 2006 Annual "FUN"Raiser Jimmy Buffet "Cheeseburgers in Paradise"
Mar. 2006 "Making The Most of Trends, Forecasting & Pricing" Kathleen Cullen, Inspire Resources- A March Meeting Recap
Mar. 2006 HSMAI Leadership Forum in Orlando, Florida
Feb. 2006 "Customer Intimacy - The Key to Profitability" Caryl Helsel, Solutionz International - A February Meeting Recap   (Plus Presentation)
Jan. 2006 "2006 Industry Forecast" Mr. Robert Hayward, Warnick and Company - A January Meeting Recap   (Plus Presentation)

Dec. 2005 "Undersea Fantasy" HSMAI Annual Holiday Celebration
Nov. 2005 "Maximizing E-Marketing" - Panel Discussion - A November Meeting Recap
Oct. 2005 "Negotiations: Techniques for Overcoming Barriers and Resolving Differences" Barb Taylor Carpender, CMM, HSMAI University -- An Oct. Meeting Recap   (Plus Presentation)
Oct. 2005 Fall Mixer: Murder Mystery Dinner
Sept. 2005 Annual Golf Tournament at Stonecreek Golf Club
Sept. 2005 "Key Account Maximization" - A Sept. Meeting Recap
2005 CHINESE AUCTION -- "Year of the Rooster"
May 2005 "How to Sell a Complete meeting Package"- A May Meeting Recap
April 2005 Annual "FUN"Raiser a Huge Success!
March 2005 "Sales Leads - What To Do When the Well Runs Dry" - A March Meeting Recap
February 2005 "Best Available Rate Pricing: Friend or Foe?" - A February Meeting Recap   (Plus Presentation)
January 2005 2005 INDUSTRY FORECAST - A January Meeting Recap

December 2004  "Winter Wonderland... Arizona Style" HSMAI Annual Holiday Celebration
December 2004 HSMAI Goes Caroling!
November 2004  November Meeting Recap
October 2004  October Meeting Recap
September 2004  Fairways and Greens! 2004 Golf Tournament A Raving Success
September 2004  "Hotel Security for Travelers"
August 2004  "Santa's Summer Safety Splash"
July 2004  "Networking at Jillian's"
2004 CHINESE AUCTION -- "Year of the Monkey"
May 2004  "Sales Call Reluctance®" Connie Kadansky
April 2004  Annual "Go Hog Wild" FUNRaiser
March 2004  March Networking Event
Feb. 2004  "E-mail Etiquette: How to Write Safe and Smart" Sue Hershkowitz-Coore, CSP
Jan. 2004  "Metropolitan Phoenix Lodging Market: An Industry Update" Mr. Robert Hayward, Warnick and Company

December 2003 "A Night Among the Stars"
HSMAI Annual Holiday Celebration
November 2003 "The Flexibility Factor" Marsha Petrie Sue,MBA
October 2003 "Impact of the Phoenix Civic Plaza Expansion" Scott Sumners - Expansion Project Manager, Phoenix Civic Plaza
September 2003 Annual Golf Tournament at Whirlwind Golf Club
September 2003 "The Og Mandino Success System" Mr. Bill Johnson
August 2003 Great Networking Event at SIX
2003 CHINESE AUCTION -- "Year of the Sheep"
May 2003  "Selling in a Difficult Economy" Sal Dickinson, CHME, Chairman, HSMAI American Board of Directors
April 2003  Annual Spring FunRaiser "Go Hog Wild"
March 2003  "Creating a Magical Guest Experience" Jeff Stipek, President of Intrawest Golf
Feb. 2003  "The Titanium Rolodex" Katherine "Kat" Krauss, MSW
Jan. 2003  "Members Working With Members"How to Give and Get Business Leads Through HSMAI Networking Event
Dec. 2002  Havana Hits the Desert Holiday Party & Installation of 2003 Board of Directors

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