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Chapter Leadership Webinar: HFTP Chapter Recruiting Reboot

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Recruiting strategies are evolving and associations need to keep up with the ever-changing times to attract engaged members. In order to bring in members, and especially reach millennials, associations need to be open to change and be able to market their association in a way that will attract their target members. When it comes to membership, how are you supposed to catch the attention of a busy industry professional?

Lucky for you, HFTP is here to help you reboot your current chapter recruitment efforts. Join HFTP on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. CST for the upcoming webinar in HFTP’s Chapter Leadership series: “Change your Perspective – HFTP Chapter Recruiting Reboot.”

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Dispatches from HFTP Global: ICHRIE 2016 Annual Summer Conference

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Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas USA

I recently attended and represented HFTP at the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) 2016 Annual Summer Conference.  The event took place last month from July 20-22, 2016, and was held at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center – an amazing Texas-themed resort in the Grapevine area of Northern Dallas, Texas USA.

It took me several loops around the resort’s 85-acreage layout to find my way to the convention area.  For those of you who attended the HFTP’s 2008 Annual Convention & Tradeshow at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee USA, walking shoes were a must have at this venue as well.

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Annual Convention 2016: What’s Happening in Vegas

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Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada USA

HFTP’s new and improved (click here to read about event updates) Annual Convention 2016 will be held from October 19-22, 2016 at Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. Las Vegas is one of the world’s most internationally renowned major resort cities known for its buzzing energy, gambling, entertainment, fine dining, shopping and nightlife. To kick-off your Las Vegas to-do list, here are a few things Annual Convention attendees will want to check out while at Caesars Palace:

Things To Do at Caesars Palace

From being pampered at the award-winning Qua Baths & Spa to partying at the hit new OMNIA Nightclub, Caesars Palace can take your vacation from ordinary to spectacular. Enjoy dinner at Nobu before visiting the new, high-end champagne and couture cocktail lounge, FIZZ – Nobu guests receive a complimentary Gold membership! Enjoy notable cigar offerings paired with fine whiskeys, small bites and more, in the luxurious and intimate Montecristo Cigar Bar. Need a new outfit? No problem, after all, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace are widely considered “The Shopping Wonder of the World.” This must-see experience features 160 specialty stores as well as fine restaurants and attractions. Not to mention, the 14,000-square-foot poker room. Click here for more about Caesars Palace.

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Security Alert: POS Systems Infiltrated by Russian Cybercrime Group; Recommendations for MICROS Legacy System Users

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Last week, Forbes.com reported that hackers had infiltrated five cash register providers last month: Cin7, ECRS, Navy Zebra, PAR Technology and Uniwell. This announcement follows the news from the previous week that cybercriminals had infected Oracle MICROS legacy systems – popular in the hospitality industry — with malicious code. This raises the level of concern on the breadth of the infiltration and should place hospitality companies on high alert. Your next steps should be to conduct a security scan and close off POS systems by changing access passwords.

The Oracle breach was first reported on July 25 and might have been discovered as early as July 18. In an investigation on the Oracle hack, security expert Brian Krebs on the Krebs on Security blog wrote, “A Russian organized cybercrime group known for hacking into banks and retailers appears to have breached hundreds of computer systems at software giant Oracle Corp… More alarmingly, the attackers have compromised a customer support portal for companies using Oracle’s MICROS point-of-sale credit card payment systems.”

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Chapter Events – August 16-31

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Here is a look at the events our chapters have planned for the second half of August.

  • August 17

Florida Treasure Coast Chapter

August Luncheon Meeting | Topic – Insurance: The Only Thing Constant is Change Presented by Casey Cunniff, CPCU | Sailfish Point

11:00 a.m.

RSVP to: Gail Hagerott – Controller@seaoaksbt.com

  • August 17

Jamaica Chapter

August Chapter Meeting | The Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa – Mt. Salem Room

TBD

  • August 18

Austin Chapter

August Luncheon Meeting | Speaker: Suzon Tropez Holmes

RSVP to: Austin Chapter

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Weekly Connect from PineappleSearch 8/12/16

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Weekly Connect from Pineapplesearch.com. This week’s tour of news and information from Pineapplesearch.com. Here is what happened in hospitality this week:

Visit and register at Pineapplesearch.com – the hospitality-specific search engine – for the latest news and information. When you register you can customize your experience, bringing the topics of interest to you front and center; as well as elect to receive a weekly news digest delivered via email.

Weekly Connect from PineappleSearch 8/05/16

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Weekly Connect from Pineapplesearch.com. This week’s tour of news and information from Pineapplesearch.com. Here is what happened in hospitality this week:

Visit and register at Pineapplesearch.com – the hospitality-specific search engine – for the latest news and information. When you register you can customize your experience, bringing the topics of interest to you front and center; as well as elect to receive a weekly news digest delivered via email.

Weekly Connect from PineappleSearch 7/29/16

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Weekly-Connect-Logo-2-768x143Weekly Connect from Pineapplesearch.com. This week’s tour of news and information from Pineapplesearch.com. Here is what happened in hospitality this week:

Visit and register at Pineapplesearch.com – the hospitality-specific search engine – for the latest news and information. When you register you can customize your experience, bringing the topics of interest to you front and center; as well as elect to receive a weekly news digest delivered via email.

Chapter Events – August 1-15

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Here is an exciting listing of all events our chapters have planned for the first half of August.

  • August 2

Greater Philadelphia Chapter

21st Annual “Swinging for Scholars” Golf Outing – Saucon Valley Country Club

RSVP and more information: Tim McGarrigan, Tournament Chair, at 215-735-2040 x407

  • August 3

Long Island Chapter

August Dinner Meeting – Staffing Strategies with an International Flavor: Identifying, Acquiring and Keeping Seasonal Talent (Lawfully!) – Seawane Golf & Country Club

4:30 p.m.

RSVP to Matt Smith msmith@westhamptoncc.org

  • August 4

All HFTP Chapters

HFTP WEBINAR: How Leaders Can Protect Chapters from Potential Legal Issues – Presented by HFTP Global Chief Operations Officer, Lucinda Hart, CAE, MBA

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Central Time

Register here: HFTP ProLinks Webinars

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Weekly Connect from PineappleSearch 7/22/16

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Weekly-Connect-Logo-2-768x143Weekly Connect from Pineapplesearch.com. This week’s tour of news and information from Pineapplesearch.com. Here is what happened in hospitality this week:

Visit and register at Pineapplesearch.com – the hospitality-specific search engine – for the latest news and information. When you register you can customize your experience, bringing the topics of interest to you front and center; as well as elect to receive a weekly news digest delivered via email.

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