June 22, 2005 -- The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) honored the Memphis with honorable mention in the Awards & Recognition category during the “Best-of-the-Best” in chapter practices competition at the HSMAI Chapter Leadership Forum held in Portland, OR.
The 25th Annual HSMAI Frank W. Berkman Chapter Awards Program was presented at the annual Leadership Forum, attended by more than 75 HSMAI delegates representing chapters in the Americas region.
The competition (for the 2004 calendar year) awarded winners in nine categories, recognizing both large and small chapters: Awards & Recognition, Communications, Community Involvement, Educational Programming, Fundraising, Leadership, Partnership Development, Membership Retention and Development and Web Sites.
Winners were selected in each category based on a “quality” point system determined by the HSMAI “Best-of-the-Best” Advisory Committee and HSMAI Americas Board of Directors. Entries were judged independently by the board of directors from 27 chapters.
HSMAI is a leading organization of sales and marketing professionals representing all segments of the hospitality industry. With a strong focus on education
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, HSMAI has become the industry leader in identifying and communication trends in the hospitality industry while operating as a leading voice for both hospitality and sales and marketing management disciplines. Founded in 1927, HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprised of over 5,000 hospitality industry professionals.
For more information, contact Deborah Crawford, HSMAI Memphis Board, 901-508-0527 or email e-mail protected from spam bots.