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California Hotel & Lodging Association Announces 2016 Board of Directors

CH&LA elected its 2016 Board of Directors at its annual meeting this past Thursday, November 19 at the US Grant Hotel in San Diego. The 2016 chair will be Tom Klein of the Fairmont San Francisco.

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CH&LA’s Jennifer Flohr Honored with Meeting Planner of the Year Award

The Sacramento/Sierra Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPISSN) has announced that Jennifer Flohr, CAE, CMP, Senior Vice President for the California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA) has received the 2015 Meeting Planner of the Year award.

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CH&LA selects Green Key Global as its Preferred Green Certification Partner

CH&LA has selected Green Key Global’s Green Key Eco-Rating Program as its official sustainable certification program for the state’s lodging industry.

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Handlery Foundation Donates $5,000 To The CH&LA Education Foundation

The Handlery Foundation is giving back to the hospitality community through a $5,000 donation to the CH&LA Education Foundation scholarship program.

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CH&LA Education Foundation Awards Over $17,000 in Scholarships & Industry Support

The CH&LA Education Foundation announced 10 scholarship award recipients totaling over $17,000 in scholarships and industry support.

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CH&LA Education Foundation Announces Lodging Service Award Winners

The California Hotel & Lodging Association Education Foundation (CH&LAEF) is pleased to announce the 2015 recipients of the CH&LA Lodging Service Award

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CH&LA Members Honored at National AH&LA Stars of the Industry Awards

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) today announced that three California nominees were awarded with AH&LA Stars of the Industry Awards for outstanding hotel properties and employees. 

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Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine to Give a Cooking Demonstration at the CH&LA Hotel Owner Conference

The Hotel Owner Conference will include a presentation from Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine for all attendees at the opening reception.

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Jenn Wheaton, CMP Promoted to Program & Events Manager for the California Association of Boutique and Breakfast Inns

Sacramento, CA – The California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Inns (CABBI) announced the promotion of Jenn Wheaton, CMP to Program & Events Manager.  Ms. Wheaton has been a dedicated employee with CABBI for nearly five years in her most recent role as a Program Coordinator. 

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Hospitality’s Importance for California Economy Focus of CHLA’S Annual State Legislative Day

California Hotel & Lodging Association members, participating in its annual Legislative Day at the State Capitol, focused legislators on the important contributions that the hospitality industry makes to California’s economy.

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Michelle Donohue of CH&LA Earns National Certified Association Executive Designation

The American Society of Association Executives has announced that Michelle Donohue, Finance & Operations Manager for the California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA) has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential.

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CH&LA Celebrates One Year Anniversary Working with Petra Risk Solutions

The California Hotel & Lodging Association would like to celebrate the one year anniversary working with Petra Risk Solutions, CH&LA’s endorsed insurance provider. Petra is the nation’s only insurance provider dedicated exclusively to the hospitality industry. Petra insures over 4000 hospitality assets nationwide and offers customized hospitality-specific insurance programs.

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CH&LA Million Dollar Mission

Next February, The California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA)will proudly partner with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to define the true spirit of hospitality. This unprecedented effort will collectively raise funds to support vital research for a cure and to provide financial, educational and social services for individuals affected by blood cancer during a month-long fundraising campaign beginning February 1, 2015. The campaign goal is to raise $1,000,000.

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CH&LA Honored for Excellence in Communications

The California Hotel & Lodging Association is the recipient of the International Society of Hotel Association Executives (ISHAE) 2014 Award of Excellence for communications. The ISHAE Awards of Excellence were presented last week during at the 28th annual ISHAE Winter Conference in Carefree, Arizona. Jennifer Flohr, Sr. Vice President accepted the award on behalf of CH&LA for its magazine, California Lodging News.

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CH&LA Announces 2014 Stars of the Industry Award Winners

San Francisco, Calif. – The California Hotel & Lodging Association announced their 2014 Stars of the Industry award winners this past Friday at the Westin St. Francis hotel in San Francisco. The annual Stars of the Industry awards, presented by USA TODAY, are given out to honor lodging employees and properties that best symbolize the quality service of the industry. The 2014 awards were given out for five property and six individual categories, as well as one industry supplier category.

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