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Fall Meeting Registration Ends Next Wednesday

Wednesday, August 19, 2015  
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1 WEEK LEFT TO REGISTER — Registration for VHTA's Early Fall Meeting & 2015 Commonwealth Hospitality Forum closes Wednesday, August 26. Don't miss your opportunity to join other VHTA members for component meetings, GA and Education Foundation updates, and a variety of industry expert speakers. Plus, evening receptions on both Monday and Tuesday.

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Speakers Include:

  • Mark D'Amico, Dana Communications
    Search: A Practical Guide for Keeping Up with Change
  • Darnell Holloway, Yelp
    Winning The Hearts & Minds of Customers on Yelp
  • Melissa Davis, The Liquor Lady
    Six Keys to Creating A Buzz Worthy Bar
  • Ken Lupp, KAL Meeting Resources
    Attracting and retaining the Religious Market
  • Brendan Kennedy, MNI Targeted Media Inc.
    Trends in Paid Digital Media
  • And More...

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Other Events

August 27, 2015Nationals Game and Reception — Join VHTA for an afternoon reception followed by the Nationals vs. Padres game. Register Now! »
Registration closes tomorrow, 8/20.
September 15, 2015Regional Business Series Fredericksburg — Network with area business owners, discuss state and regional business topics, and more. Sign Up »
September 17, 2015Tourism Summit Harrisonburg — Join VHTA, VTC, and the City of Harrisonburg for a regional look at the tourism industry and some thoughts on tourism marketing. Sign Up » NEW September 27–29, 2015Washington, DC Food Service and Technology Conference — The producers of FSTEC are inviting VHTA members to register for this Invite Only conference for FREE. Register now at with passcode: discover

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