AH&LA Key Club Sponsors Continue Their Support In 2009
American Express, Hcareers, HD Supply, and Heartland Payment Systems Pledge Financial Commitment to Hospitality Industry
In addition to partnership with AH&LA through its Career Center, Hcareers has donated to the association’s efforts in diversity, education, and membership over the past six years. Hcareers is the leading online hospitality job board in North America, acting as the top recruitment source uniting qualified employers with available positions within the hospitality industry. In 2009, Hcareers will continue to offer financial support for the Lodging Management Program National Competition for high school students, the Stars of the Industry award program honoring outstanding lodging employees and properties, and the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation’s Golf Classic fundraiser.
A committed association partner for over a decade, HD Supply Hospitality Solutions is again partnering with AH&LA on a wide range of initiatives, including support of the AH&LA Green Guidelines Challenge, LAS, and the Stars of the Industry program. HD Supply Hospitality Solutions is a leading distributor of repair and maintenance, housekeeping and operations as well as furniture, fixtures, and equipment to the Hospitality industry. HD Supply Hospitality Solutions continues to be an advocate and ally of the hospitality industry.
Heartland Payment Systems is America’s fifth-largest payment processor by transaction. An industry contributor, Heartland continues to show its support for many AH&LA initiatives and events including LAS, Summer Summit, and Fall Conference. Heartland Payment Systems is the payment processor of choice for AH&LA’s partner state associations; in fact, Heartland has committed relationships with over 36 lodging associations throughout the country. Heartland continues its support of the hospitality industry by providing safe, secure, and fair credit card transactions.
“To successfully achieve our research, education, and scholarship goals, as well as to offer informative and essential conventions and events, the association needs this level of commitment from partners like American Express, Hcareers, HD Supply, Heartland,” said AH&LA Executive Vice President and COO Pam Inman, IOM, CAE. “AH&LA is fortunate to have the support of four such reputable and dedicated companies.”
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Serving the hospitality industry for nearly a century, AH&LA is the sole national association representing all sectors and stakeholders in the lodging industry, including individual hotel property members, hotel companies, student and faculty members, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides members with national advocacy on Capitol Hill, public relations and image management, education, research and information, and other value-added services to provide bottom-line savings and ensure a positive business climate for the lodging industry. Partner state associations provide local representation and additional cost-saving benefits to members.