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Webcast Series: Hotel Owners & COVID-19

In the wake of the impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry, AAHOA is bringing you a series of webcasts that will keep you informed and help determine next steps for your business. AAHOA is making these webcasts available to the industry, so be sure to share with those in your network, whether they're an AAHOA Member or not. 

Here’s what one recent attendee had to say about our COVID-19 webcast series:

"I really appreciate that AAHOA is bringing industry leaders who are providing feedback in dealing with these matters and can speak to their experiences. Their candid and straightforward responses are what is needed in these times of unknown. AAHOA is one of very few trusted sources for me. The fact that you all have quickly provided members information in a concise manner is impressive. I applaud you all for stepping up your initiatives to help us in these times."

AAHOA Chairman Biran Patel on AAHOA's COVID-19 Hotelier's Webcast Series

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Getting Back to Business: Refinancing or Restructuring Debt Amid COVID-19
- NEW 

August 18

1-1:30 p.m. EDT

Presenter: Rushi Shah, Principal and CEO, Mag Mile Capital

Hotel owners should be aware of their options on when to refinance or if debt restructuring is a better alternative. This timely webinar takes an in-depth look at when to seek and how to approach both options for CMBS, Bridge, and bank loans. Additionally, hear how to approach each process and what loans qualify for restructuring. Learn about recent legislative efforts to provide relief for borrowers and get expert advice on choosing the right path for your business.

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Getting Back to Business: Utilize Flatwork Ironers to Improve Safety and Cut Costs
August 20

11-11:30 a.m. EDT

Presenter: Venkat Tripuraneni, Vice President Operations, CMV Sharper Finish, Inc.

Linen management is a crucial component of health and safety protocols during the COVID-19 era. In addition to implementing safe washing guidelines, utilizing a flatwork ironer is essential for killing germs and preventing the spread of infection. Join us to learn how flatwork ironers can help protect your hotel guests and staff, improve the guest experience, and lower your utility costs.

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Getting Back to Business: Maximizing CARES Act Benefits Continued
August 20

3-3:30 a.m. EDT

Presenter: Shahir Hanna, Financial Professional, Equitable Advisors

Join us for a continuation on ways to maximize benefits available to you through the CARES Act. Are you utilizing all the benefits available for your business and even your retirement plan? Attend to gain a detailed look at retirement savings, SBA loans, workplace guidance, and other provision available to help your business.

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Getting Back to Business: Boys are Human Trafficking Victims TooNEW
August 21

1-2 p.m. EDT

Presenters: Mar Brettmann, CEO and Executive Director, Businesses Ending Slavery & Trafficking (BEST); Norene Roberts, Multidisciplinary Team Coordinator and Facilitator, Children’s Justice Center of King County.

Attention to commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in the U.S. has increased significantly over the past two decades. Understandably, most of the focus has been on commercially sexually exploited (CSE) girls. Conversely, CSE boys have registered as a barely visible blip on the radar. Join us for a deep dive into the world of CSE boys and explore the cultural factors at play that make identification so challenging. You will also learn about the importance of human trafficking awareness training for you and your staff. Q&A is available at the end of the presentation for any questions you may have for the experts.

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Getting Back to Business: Analyzing Labor Costs Amid COVID-19

August 24

3-3:30 p.m. EDT

Presenter: Daniel Mormino, MBA, CFE, CMHS® , Senior Vice President, INFINITI HR

As hoteliers prepare for 2021 budgeting, it is mission critical to re-evaluate the largest operational expense: labor. Join to hear more about workforce policies that continue to evolve at the federal and state levels and how such regulations affect the total cost of labor for hoteliers of all chain scales. Learn how to apply best practices designed to predict and stabilize the total cost of labor. Attend and gain a better understanding of employer liability and the variables that comprise total labor cost in the new normal.

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Getting Back to Business: Data-Driven Marketing for Business Growth -  NEW 
August 27

1-1:30 p.m. EDT

Presenter: David Mitroff, Ph.D., CEO & Founder; Chief Consultant, Piedmont Avenue Consulting, INC.

Most hotel owners know how to leverage industry-specific KPIs such RevPAR, ADR, and occupancy percentage, but do you know the KPIs of marketing? Better understanding these indicators can help make data-driven decisions that will ultimately help grow your business. This session will provide a comprehensive roadmap for taking your marketing strategy to the next level, including how to evaluate your organization across 15 key marketing metrics. Attend and gain ways to increase customer retention, brand awareness, customer lifetime value, and more.

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Forbes Travel Guide Providing Free Live Webinars for Hospitality Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted hospitality worldwide – resulting in widespread furloughs, layoffs, and closures of businesses across the industry. As an extra resource for hospitality professionals during this time, Forbes Travel Guide is providing complimentary live training webinars and videos to help you continue to prepare for the brighter days ahead.


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