The Skinny on the State of Technology in Hospitality

You are making a tactical error if you stay in your knowledge “wheelhouse” at the HFTP Annual Conference. The strength of this event is that we can attend sessions on…

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USALI, 11th Edition Implementation – Now Less Daunting

I sent out the following tweet during the Money Matters track seminar today: “This may sound funny to you, but … Ralph and Robert make me excited about accounting reporting…

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Be Present, Stay Engaged

There has been an overarching theme to the conference this year: Be Present. At the Leadership Breakfast, Joel Zeff urged us to pay attention and support each other. During the Opening…

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What are the Controller’s and CFO’s Roles in Data Security?

We’ve all read the news about data breaches. The financial consequences and reputation damage have been widely reported.  As the ones who watch over the company’s financial performance, controllers and…

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Gearing Up for the 2015 Annual Convention and Tradeshow

I look at the calendar to see what October brings: • Operating and Capital Budget preparation is in full swing • End of Quarter reporting requirements have tight deadlines •…

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It’s Just a Party!…Or is it?

Have you ever been in a department store with your child at your side having a meltdown? How about being in a new management position, with a new company and…

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A Good Night’s Sleep

For quite a few of us today, it was an “ethical” kind of day. Being the proud HFTP certificate holder that I am (CHAE, 2007) and with the new CPE…

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HFTP Annual Convention — Invest in Yourself

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, “what’s in it for me?” The inspirational author Dr. Stephen Covey once said, “strength lies…

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Meet Jessica Vint, CHAE — Your Annual Convention Insider

HFTP Connect will feature posts throughout the week of the 2014 Annual Convention & Tradeshow provided from the viewpoint of the official guest blogger, Jessica Vint, CHAE. Find out more…

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Ebola in America — Is It Safe To Travel?

Somewhere on the globe, a door latch was just locked, pharmacies and grocery stores are probably a bit more busy, stock markets might be preparing for an unexpected downturn and…

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