Results of Industry Earnings and Benefits Study Will be Reviewed
Tampa, FL (Sept. 26, 2016) … Insights into operating more efficiently, and serving hotel guests more effectively, plus results from a recent salary survey of local hotels, will be presented at the Third Annual Hillsborough County Hotel Motel Association’s (HCHMA) Lodging Operations Symposium that will be held on Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel.
HCHMA members will be briefed about industry issues ranging from technological innovations to state-of-the-art savings strategies that may benefit full-service to limited service hotels. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and presentations will be made from 10:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.
“Our presenters for this year’s symposium offer direct, operational tools that will help our hotels, not only in efficiencies, but also in identifying new approaches to old problems,” said Bob Morrison, HCHMA executive director. “Coupled with an updated approach to our emergency communications network and a unique approach to recycling and sustainability overall, the symposium sends a message of 21st century answers to 21st century problems.”
The symposium will open with an overview of a new hourly wage salary survey that compiled information about earnings, benefits and career advancement opportunities offered by the local lodging industry in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties.
“We are particularly excited about this year’s event because it includes our formal presentation of our first wage and benefits survey that, we believe, destroys the myth that jobs in the hospitality industry are low wage and lack benefits,” Morrison added.
The featured speakers are as follows:
Dr. Marissa Orlowski of the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida, who will present the “Executive Summery of 2016 HCHMA Wage Survey” that she conducted and compiled.
Luke Opsahl of Lykes Insurance who will discuss “Insurance Strategies for Next Gen Recruits.”
Alex Cribby of Environmental Image Solutions who will address “Recycling and Sustainability Cost Savings and Revenue Opportunities.”
Al Wilson of National Orders whose topic is “Growing the HCHMA Emergency Communications Network to a Digital Communications Asset.”
One attendee per lodging membership may attend at no cost. Any additional representatives from the member hotels may attend for $25 per person (includes lunch and registration). To register, go to http://www.hchma.com/calendar-t/eventdetail/1300/-/lodging-operations-symposium.
For additional information, call 813-810-1641 or contact Stassa E. Lewis at SLewis@hchma.org.
The Hillsborough County Hotel Motel Association is a membership-based organization that represents leading hotels, motels and resorts. First organized in 1937, HCHMA’s membership include owners and managers of hotels, motels and resorts, attractions and venues that are beneficiaries of the Tourist Development Tax allocated within Hillsborough County and businesses that provide products and services to the hospitality industry.