War on Talent: Attracting & Retaining

Having trouble hiring & attracting talent? You are not alone. Join us for an interactive session featuring HSMAI Ohio’s very own John Brich from SearchWide Global who will provide you best practices and tools for hiring in our current atmosphere. 

May 26, 2022
7:00 – 9:00 AM

Human Trafficking Virtual Lunch & Learn

Human trafficking awareness lunch & learn event where we will discuss the state of anti-trafficking efforts in Ohio, signs to watch out for and how you can make an impact in the fight against trafficking.

January 26, 2022
12:00 – 1:00 PM

Networking Event at Lower.com Field

This week we had a chance to meet up and network at the
brand new Lower.com Field, home of the Columbus Crew! It was great to catch up with hoteliers and hospitality partners and viewing the stadium. Thank you to all who came out!

November 9th, 2021
4:00 – 6:00 PM

Networking event at TQL Stadium

On July 28th we came together to discuss the state of the
industry with OHLA President and CEO, Joe Savarise and
network with fellow hospitality professionals. We also got a
private tour of the state of the art TQL Stadium.

July 28th, 2021
3:30-6:30 PM

Back to Business Breakfast

Lydia Mihalik – Director of Ohio Development Services Agency spoke on the changing environment of this post-covid world.

We had some great discussions about how we are slowly getting “Back to Business” and what that means for our hotels.

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021
8AM – 9:30AM

Marketing on Empty

Join HSMAI Ohio in welcoming guest speaker Kaitlyn Wightman, CHDM of Red Roof as she shares strategy and best practices for no-cost digital marketing.

Get ready to upgrade your hotel’s online presence, boost your website performance, enhance your social media engagement and crawl your way to the top of search engine results—all for FREE.

Thursday, October 29th, 2020
11AM – 1PM

The Hotelier’s Playbook: Budgeting * Planning * Recovery

Join HSMAI Ohio as we welcome guest speaker Jennifer Hill, CRME of Kalibri Labs as she shares data, insights, and best practices for planning for your year ahead. Joining Jennifer to bring a local hotel operations perspective to our conversation is Alan Assaf, Chief Operations Officer at Indus Hotels.

Thursday, September 24th, 2020
10:30AM – 12PM EST

Joint Industry Virtual Event: A Meeting of the Minds

Leaders and representatives from MPI – Ohio Chapter, OHLA, OSAE and PCMA gathered in a virtual Fishbowl to help hash out best practices, steps to move forward to ensure guest safety and satisfaction, answer the questions of customers and clients and work to better understand each other as we work together to recover our industry from COVID-19. 

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
2PM – 3PM

Finding Success in the Middle of Chaos

During this pandemic, there is so much going on it’s sometimes hard to sort out what needs to happen next. We will be back to business “as usual”, although we don’t what “as usual” will look like. What we do know is we need to continue to make sure we are poised and ready when we are back to business.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

Women In Lodging CONNECT Virtual Meeting

Have you ever considered what it mentally takes to always be the planner? According to the 2017 Bright Horizons Modern Family Index, working women are twice as likely to be managing the household and three times as likely to be managing their kids’ schedules as their male partners.

Thursday, May 14th, 2020
1PM – 2PM

Video Stillshot - Mastering You

HSMAI Ohio May Chapter Meeting: Mastering You

Now is a great time to build a stronger you, whether you are furloughed, laid off or took a pay cut. We will share tips to manage through a crisis, build a stronger you and prepare you for recovery.

Thursday, May 7th, 2020
1PM – 2PM


HSMAI Ohio Virtual Happy Hour & Fun Meetup

We had so much fun with our HSMAI Ohio friends on our first virtual meetup that we’ve set up another virtual hangout to stay connected! Join us again to catch up, chat and reconnect.

Thursday, May 7th, 2020
1PM – 2PM

HSMAI Ohio Virtual Lunch & Fun Meetup

To all our friends with HSMAI Ohio, we miss you! We have been working to find a way to reconnect. So let’s take some time to catch up and chat!

Friday, March 27th, 2020
12PM – 1PM

Confronting Coronavirus Webinar: Crisis Communication and Marketing Expert Insights

This free HSMAI webinar will provide hospitality professionals with insights on PR, communications, and finding opportunities in today’s challenging environment as coronavirus continues to impact the industry.

Thursday, March 12th, 2020
3PM – 3:30PM EST

Confronting Coronavirus Webinar: Pricing Psychology in Challenging Times

This free HSMAI webinar will provide revenue optimization, sales, and marketing professionals with insights on pricing decision making in today’s challenging environment as coronavirus continues to impact the industry.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
1PM – 1:30PM EST

Confronting Coronavirus Webinar: Legal Insight on the Pitfalls and Protocols of Hotel Sales Contracts

This free HSMAI webinar will provide hospitality professionals with insights on PR, communications, and finding opportunities in today’s challenging environment as coronavirus continues to impact the industry.This free HSMAI webinar will address the legal issues on which hotel sales leaders have been asking HSMAI for advice related to the impacts of the coronavirus, and give you an opportunity to ask questions directly of one of the top legal minds in the hospitality industry.

Thursday, March 5th, 2020
11AM – 11:30AM EST

OHLA/HSMAI Anti-Human Trafficking Training Event

Hear from our guest speaker on why anti-human trafficking should be a priority for the hospitality sales team from a customer point of view. Attendees will also complete hotel industry developed training launched in Cleveland in 2019. Learn how to be an integral part of the fight and the impact on YOUR community.

Friday, February 28th, 2020
8:30AM – 10:30AM EST

HSMAI Ohio Event Stand Apart on LinkedIn

Stand Apart on LinkedIn

Sara Djubek from Signature Worldwide will discuss how hospitality sales leaders can influence the buyers journey with key steps to make your LinkedIn profile stand part, grow your current network and how to share great content to influence the conversation with prospects. Learn how to be a knowledge leader, and influence key decision makers to contact your property first! Be sure to bring a smartphone or computer to access your LinkedIn profiles for hands on learning!

Thursday, February 13th, 2020
11AM – 1PM

Collage - Ever-Changing Workforce & OHLA Columbus Lodging Council

HSMAI: Ever-Changing Workforce & OHLA Columbus Lodging Council Meeting

The presentation/discussion will be on the “Ever-changing Workforce” where we will talk about the different generations in our workplace, how to maximize, communicate with each other at all levels. We will talk about trends in our industry in attracting and retaining talent for our industry specifically.

Tuesday, January 9th, 2020
11AM – 1PM EST