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August 5, 2015

In This Issue

  • The Race for the Finish Line 
  • I'm With Them!

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August 12 Webinar to Share Survey Results 
Learn at your desk on Wednesday, August 12 as CHART, along with partner, TDn2K, presents the hot-off-the-press 2015 Trends in Hospitality Training & Development study findings. Register at:

Future free webinars are planned for:
October 14
December 9

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Regional Training Forums

Learn and share locally with your hospitality peers at one of our Regional Training Forums (RTFs).
August 6: Atlanta, GA
September 9: New England
September 11: Orlando, FL
September 15: N. CA
September 15: Dallas, TX
September 23: New York City, NY
September 24: Minneapolis, MN
September 30: Houston, TX
October TBD: S. CA
October 8: Chicago, IL
November 5: Phoenix, AZ
November 5: Atlanta, GA

View our online calendar for the latest news. #CHARTrtf


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We interrupt your regular programming with insightful and sometimes amusing posts from your peers.  Read and enjoy these recent posts to the member blogs on CHART's Home Page!

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The Race for the Finish Line (Wish I Could Slow it Down!)
by Jason Lyon  

While it was only a few weeks ago that our 90th conference came to a close in New Orleans; it feels like a distant fond memory. Like the CHART presidents before me, I have looked forward to this time more than once over the past year, yet, with extremely mixed emotions. While I’m excited for what this year holds for our organization, the little time I have left to serve you on the board slapped me in the face like none other when Patrick stepped down. Now in my fifth year on the board, the time has raced by like a NASCAR competitor zooming towards the finish line.

While standing at the podium on Monday evening, I realized for the first time that I was the sole member left from my first board. The epiphany that the ebb and flow of an organization mimics that of life in general struck me at the core   Read More.                              

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I'm With Them!
by Lisa Marovec                            

After the recent CHART conference in New Orleans, Patrick Yearout, Jason Lyon, and I went on a tour of the Garden District. In preparation for the two-hour walk in the blazing heat, we stopped off at a coffee shop for bottled water.

Patrick was waiting to pay for our three bottles of water when a server asked for my order. Before I could answer that I was taken care of, Patrick exclaimed, rather enthusiastically I might add, “She’s with us!” A simple statement that spoke volumes and touched my heart.

After being in the wonderfully warm and welcoming environment of the CHART conference, it pretty much summed up the whole CHART experience. I could only think, “Yes Patrick and Jason, I most certainly am with you!” I am eternally grateful to have you and so many other CHART members as lifelong friends.

Recently, CHART has promoted a “Why I CHART” campaign that tells real stories of member and member company transformation due to their involvement with CHART. As a marketing professional, I suppose I could be promoting a tangible product like cheese for Kraft Foods, but my true delight is to promote the stories of the people of CHART, the important work that you all do, and our amazingly inclusive, supportive, and sharing association. 
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