Fred Beck

Tribute to HFTP Global Past President, Fred Beck, CHAE

On Tuesday, April 30, 2013, the hospitality industry and HFTP shined a bit less brightly. Our 1998-1999 HFTP Global Past President, Fred Beck, CHAE after fighting a valiant fight, succumbed…

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HITEC 2013 Features You Don’t Want to Miss

HITEC 2013 is just a couple of months away and there is already a ton of buzz surrounding this year’s show. If you have not registered, I suggest you do…

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Bi-annual HFTP Compensation & Benefits Survey Released

Results of the 2012 HFTP Compensation & Benefits Survey are available. In addition to providing basic compensation and benefits information such as salaries, bonuses and retirement plans; the survey digs…

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My Trip to AHTEC 2.0@FHC China

This November, I had the honor to represent HFTP on my first official trip as HFTP president in Shanghai to attend and speak at AHTEC 2.0 @ FHC China. This was…

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Don’t Change Your Life – Change Your Day

Don’t change your life — change your day. When you think about it, it really makes sense. Only you have the ability to turn the day around from a day…

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It’s Right There at Your Fingertips: Tips from the 2012 Leadership Summit

The Leadership Summit is like a bowl of Halloween Candy. There is a lot of it, and it’s all worth having. But there are always those favorites that you separate…

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Building a Chapter Web Site: Part 1

As board members of the Greater Nashville Chapter of the HFTP, we find ourselves often wondering two things: How can we build our membership, and how can we engage our…

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Time to Make Your Plan of Attack

 Conference Registration Submitted  Flight booked  Hotel Confirmed So it all begins – the 60th Anniversary Celebration at the 2012 HFTP Annual Convention and Tradeshow. It is an…

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40 Years of HFTP Membership

Chapter One: The journey began in the summer of 1970 on my appointment as chief accountant at the Playboy Club/Hotel in Boscobel (near Ocho Rios), Jamaica. I joined the local…

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Annual Convention: Home Away from Home

Way back when, when I first became involved with my local Manasota Chapter, I thought I’d just be getting some education that would help me in my new career. But,…

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