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The WH&LA Board of Directors would like to invite lodging property owners and managers in the area to attend a special WH&LA Briefing Luncheon on Wednesday, September 15th from 11:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. at the Holiday Acres Resort in Rhinelander.  This is a great opportunity for you to meet our leaders, learn about what they are working on, and to participate with your opinions at committee meetings – in a location not too far from you!

In addition to joining our 2010 Chairman of the Board Kirk Drusch and other Board members for lunch, the following information will be shared:

  • Ira Hartman, president of the Northwoods Chapter of the WH&LA will give a brief overview of the current issues facing area properties, to increase Board awareness
  • The WH&LA will provide a brief overview of a few key legislative and other issues of concern to Wisconsin’s lodging industry, such as updates on the Statewide Smoking Ban and Room Tax action underway by the WH&LA
  • Lola Roeh, Chair of the Sustainable Tourism Funding Task Force, will provide an update on State Tourism funding cuts and what the future may hold.

In addition to the Briefing Luncheon, we will also have Committee meetings that WH&LA members are invited to sit in on. The following is a brief schedule for the day:
Wednesday, September 15th

  • 8:15  – 9:00 am              Education/Conference Committee
  • 9:15 – 10:15 am             Membership/Services Committee
  • 10:30 – 11:30 am           Communication Committee
  • 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.   WH&LA Briefing Luncheon  (Advance registration required)
  • 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.     Legislative/Tourism Committee
  • 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.     WH&LA Room Tax Task Force
  • 6:00 p.m.                        Reception followed by Dinner at the Three Coins Restaurant at Holiday Acres Resort (Advance registration required)

You are welcome to join us for any portion listed that you are interested in… however we do kindly ask that you RSVP so that we can be sure to have enough hand-outs and seats for you and other attendees, and so that we can have your meal selection prepared. A fee is required for meal registrations to cover the costs of your meal plus all tax and gratuity, however there are no fees for members to attend Committee meetings. The deadline to RSVP is Monday, September 6 by 3:00 pm. Should you wish to receive a set of the meeting agendas, or have any questions, please contact Pamela at 262-782-2851 or office@wisconsinlodging.org.

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Sponsored by A&A Fire and Security, Inc

The Wisconsin Innkeepers Association Board of Directors would like to invite lodging property owners and managers in the Green Bay/ DePere area to attend a special Briefing Luncheon on Wednesday, September 27th from 12:30 – 1:45 pm at the F.K. Bemis Conference Center located on the St. Norbert College Campus in De Pere.

A representative of the Greater Green Bay Area Lodging Association will give a brief overview of the current issues facing local operators, and the WIA will provide a brief overview of a few key legislative and other issues of concern to Wisconsin’s lodging industry. Included among these issues are updates on the Statewide Smoking Ban, the upcoming Carbon Monoxide Detector requirements and State Tourism funding cuts. This is also our opportunity for WIA Board members from around the state to hear about local or state issues you find critical to your property.

In addition to the the Briefing Luncheon, we will have a number of committee meetings which WIA members are invited to sit in on. No preparation time is required for the committee meetings; we only ask that you bring your opinions, objectivity, and decision-making skills to the table.  The meeting schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, 1/27 –

  • 9:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.   Legislative/ Tourism Committee
  • 12:30 pm   Luncheon & Presentation
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.    Communications/ Marketing Committee immediately followed by Membership/ Services Committee
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.     Education/ Conference Committee
  • 6:15 p.m.   Reception & Dinner at Titletown Brewing Co.

All WIA members are welcome to attend any of the committee meetings and events.  The registration form for the Luncheon Briefing (and other meetings/events) is available here or you may register online. The only fee is for the cost of your meals, with options provided both online and on the form.

A special thanks goes to our meetings sponsor: A&A Fire and Security, Inc.

Questions?  Please contact Andrew Bronson at 262-782-2851 or registration@wisconsinlodging.info.

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BW-Milwaukee-AirportThe Wisconsin Innkeepers Association Board of Directors would like to invite lodging property owners and managers in the Milwaukee area to attend a special WIA Briefing Luncheon on Wednesday, September 23 at 11:30 a.m. at the Best Western Milwaukee Airport Hotel.

The meeting schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, 9/22 –

  • 3:00 pm  Legislative/ Tourism Committee – Hear about legislative & regulatory issues moving forward in Madison &/ or DC, members vote to determine WIA positions on each
  • 6:00 pm  Reception & Dinner – Charges apply for meals, please see RSVP form for details

Wednesday, 9/23 –

  • 8:00 am  Communications/ Marketing Committee
  • 9:15 am   Education/ Conference Committee
  • 10:30 am  Membership/ Services Committee
  • 11:30 am  Issues Luncheon – Secretary Kelli Trumble will provide a state tourism update, Tim Smith from the InterContinental Milwaukee will share local concerns & challenges, and Trisha Pugal (WIA) will share a brief overview of state legislative issue of concern

The registration form for the Luncheon Briefing (and other meetings/events) is available here. Or you may register online. The only fee is for the cost of your lunch, with three options provided on the form.

Also on Wednesday will be the Brewers/ Cubs Tailgate and Game beginning at 5:00 pm at Miller Park.  Learn more here and then register online at the WIA members’ site.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Questions?  Contact Andrew Bronson at 262-782-2851 or registration@wisconsinlodging.infoPlease note this is for lodging property owners & managers only.

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