Thanks for visiting my Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Chair page! This page gives me the opportunity to share up-to-date information and announcements related to ICHRIE SIGs. Please let me know if there is any additional information I can provide to make your SIG a successful one. Donna



ICHRIE Special Interest Group Chairs and Vice Chairs: 

I hope your semester is off to a great start. 
It was so good to see so many of you at this year’s ICHRIE conference in Washington, DC.

If you were unable to attend, you were missed!

To keep the lines of communication open to share information about the Special Interest Groups (SIGs), indulge me as I share a few updates, reminders and best practices. 

Out of the gate, I would like to acknowledge 4 Special Interest Groups ( SIGS) have already had a September meeting! Here is a highlight of those meetings and additional meetings that are already on the calendar for October and November.  

9/9 Beverage SIG– Next meeting, Friday 10/14 @ 3PM ET

9/9 Meeting Events, Exhibitions, Conventions (MEEC) - Next Meeting, November 11 from 11AM-12PM CT

9/16Community College & Secondary Schools (CCSC) for Industry and Destination Management Organizations (DMO) Partnerships - Next meeting, October 7th at 10AM for Best Practices for Retention and Engagement

9/16 Hospitality Industry Project Management (HIPM) -  You are invited to the HIPM SIG Zoom meetings every month on the third Friday at 1:00 PM ET

If you are having an upcoming meeting that’s not listed, please let us know.

I would also like to welcome the Culinary SIG back!  Debbie Midkiff of Indian River State College and Fred “Chuck” Meitner have agreed to Chair and Vice Chair the SIG. Thanks in advance to both of you for leading this SIG! 

Please visit ICHRIE Special Interest Group home pages for more information.

Next, I know many of you want to share your SIG Meeting updates, Zoom Recordings, minutes, etc.  Please send those materials to Darla Hancock,  ICHRIE Communications & Networking Specialist at [email protected] so they can be added to your SIG home page.  

May I also encourage you to review your page and use the SIG Contact Information form to provide any updates to Darla.  

We would like for you to use that link to share your content with your group as well as the SIG Calendar so we can avoid overlapping meetings and events.  

Darla and I are continuing to hone the process of managing the SIG member lists.  As you take attendance at your meetings and events, we encourage you to share that with us as we work to manage the lists for you.  

I also have a long list of items from the SIG Council Meeting at the conference that I’m working on.  I will schedule a SIG Council Zoom meeting this fall for us to gather and review the ongoing initiatives. 

All the best, 

Donna Albano, SIG Chair



CLICK HERE for a calendar of all upcoming SIG events.

Additional links for quick reference:

Donna Albano
Stockton University

[email protected]



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