And the 2019 HFTP Paragon Award Goes to…

Anyone who knows Thomas (“Tom”) Smith, CHAE knows that he loves his Green Bay Packers, his family, volleyball and dancing. They also know that he puts his heart and soul into everything he does — and that includes his long-standing membership with Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP). That is…

Proven Methods to Reduce Stress at Work and in Life

Written by: Dr. Barry Carlin, HFTP 2019 Annual Convention speaker Every organization wants to run in the most efficient, productive and profitable manner, and that requires maximal functioning in every department. And every task in every department — from executive and financial to the front and back of the house…

Destination Orlando: Attend HFTP’s Annual Convention, Stay to Play

The HFTP 2019 Annual Convention is returning to Orlando, Florida this October for three days of hospitality-focused education, valuable association updates and networking. Take advantage of your travel to “The Sunshine State” and stay through the weekend to enjoy the myriad of outdoor activities, family attractions and vibrant nightlife this…

Healthy Work Habits to Reduce Costly Workplace Injuries

Written by: Dr. Barry Carlin, HFTP 2019 Annual Convention speaker Many hospitality properties have been trying to solve the expensive and disruptive workplace injury problem with little, or often only temporary, relief. Now, imagine predictable injury reductions and productivity improvements greater than you thought possible, sustained indefinitely. My session Healthy Work…

From the Expert: Learn How to Excel at Microsoft Excel

Written by: Bill Jelen, HFTP 2019 Annual Convention speaker I was recently having lunch with a club CFO. She explained to me that it was difficult to do year-over-year comparisons because each of their two golf courses had been closed for renovation. One was closed last year, and the other…

The Right to Privacy and How to Protect It

Written by: Paul West From Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies to prioritizing data protection, privacy and security — each of my sessions taking place at the HFTP 2019 Annual Convention this October will present the opportunity to get a straight summary on these ubiquitous topics. Introduction to Blockchain and Distributed…

Your HFTP Summer Reading List: Staff Picks, Special Reports and More

Written By: Susan Savkov Summer may already be half over, but that will not stop many of us from heading off on vacations to enjoy the second half of the season. You may be looking for a new book to read by the pool or at the beach. You could…

Exploring Solutions in the #HITEC Exhibit Hall

Written by: Jennifer Jones — Official HITEC® Minneapolis 2019 Guest Blogger As HITEC is now behind us and I unpacked all of the vendor swag and business cards, I wanted to share a recap of a few things that stood out to me at the show —including a vendor attending HITEC for…

The Connection of #HITEC

Written by: Artak Gevorgian, CHAE, MBA — Official HITEC® Minneapolis 2019 Guest Blogger You can have the greatest ideas, methods and talent — but if your event (from organizers to exhibitors) cannot deliver a quality guest experience, people will not come back. More than 6,000 people attended HITEC Minneapolis. Superior event arrangements can…

#HITEC: Memories from Minneapolis

Written by: Claire Kenney — Official HITEC® Minneapolis 2019 Guest Blogger It has been nearly a week since the hospitality community gathered in Minneapolis for HITEC 2019. The HITEC team presented a packed conference filled with versatile occasions to connect. Returning to my office in Chicago this week, I reflected on all…