Stars of the Industry Awards Gala

I would like to thank everyone who participated in the bid for the upcoming Stars of the Industry Awards Gala. We will be having our event at the Clarion Hotel – The Belle on February 19th, 2016. We will be getting out the invitations and award nominations shortly, but please save the date on your calendars. I look forward to getting together with everyone and celebrating the talents and positive traits of the best people in our industry.

While we wish/expect that all our team members exhibit all the skills, empathy and caring to epitomize the word hospitality, there are some that rise above the others. I hope that you will take the time and thought, to nominate members of your staff, who help to make not only your property shine, but our state as well. Any guest coming into Delaware, that feels welcomed and treated with courtesy and a smile, will return, with friends. It is our responsibility, and hopefully, our pleasure, to create that kind of memory.

We will change a couple of things this year with regard to categories and I look forward to every property participating. Please feel free to contact me, if you should have any questions. My cell phone is 610-563-7430.

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End of the Year Fast and Furious

I wanted to send out a Happy Holidays to all, before the flurry of activity swarms around us and all of a sudden we are recuperating from New Year’s Eve. I want to thank those who have helped make my first year as Chairman much easier than I had first feared. While too many to list, I do want to send a special thank you to Rebecca Streets-Montagna, Bill Sullivan, Doree Kuhn and Vince DiFonzo for going above and beyond in improving our organization and the adding of our mixers this year.

I look forward to our Stars of the Industry Awards Gala, coming up soon at the end of January or beginning of February (we will announce the date next week) and to more engagement and improvements in the coming year. For anyone I’ve not yet met, I would love to make some time to visit, please feel free to contact me via our email, DHLA@mail.com to set up a day to meet. Our Association will have some interesting Events coming up next year and we should have everything on our calendar by the end of the year. I will be blogging again soon, but want to wish everyone a warm and wonderful Holiday Season.