• Skål International Vancouver inducts Peter Lee and Stephen Chen Vancouver – Skål International Vancouver inducted, on March 30 and April 6, respectively, two new members, Peter Lee and Steven Chen.

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  • Kevin Sinclair joins Thompson Toronto's kitchen Thompson Toronto announced on Feb. 27 that chef Kevin Sinclair has joined its kitchen brigade.

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  • Carlson management changes at the top MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — There are big changes afoot in Carlson’s executive suite as the company announced on March 5 that president and CEO Trudy Rautio will retire on May 1, and Carlson chief operating officer David P. Berg will assume duties as chief e

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  • Choice Hotels promotes Vince Ambrico to director, global sales, Canada TORONTO — Choice Hotels Canada announced on March 17 the promotion of Vince Ambrico to director, global sales, Canada.

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  • HAC panel on profitability Yield management, sales management budgets and business plans all affect the operating success of a hotel.

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  • Recruiting and retaining top talent TORONTO — Bill Pallett of Delta Hotels and Resorts spoke at the recent Hotel Association of Canada conference on 10 ways to recruit and retain top talent.

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  • Hotel open house — wooing the locals Would you ever consider opening your property to the general public? And not just a tour through areas they might already have seen, but your back-of-house operations as well, with dozens of staff members and managers available to answer questions.

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  • Crisis plans — not if, but when In January, an Oakville, Ont., property evacuated guests due to carbon monoxide problems, and in Ottawa, the potential threat of an ex-military weapons specialist possessing hazardous chemicals forced evacuation of the Chimo Hotel.

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  • Vented Garbage Pail Venting channels along the sides make Rubbermaid’s Brute refuse container 50 per cent easier to pull bags out by reducing suction.

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  • IPSO Front Load Washer The new IPSO front-load washer’s Dynamic Balancing System manages and redistributes unbalanced loads.

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  • Prodigy Plus Ice Machines Built off the company’s Prodigy line released in 2006, the Prodigy Plus ice machines include some key upgrades.

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  • Champion's reduction system The Foodwaste Reduction System by Champion can reduce organic waste volume by as much as 95 per cent.

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  • The labour shortage is all your fault!

  • If you are a member of the baby boom generation, Canada's labour shortage is all your fault, Dr. Linda Duxbury, a professor from Carleton University, told delegates at the SHHA conference in Regina last week.
  • AHSA changes name and includes restaurants

  • The Alberta Hotel Safety Association has changed its name to the Alberta Hospitality Safety Association in a bid to attract more restaurant members, new executive director Lena Cimmarrusti announced on Saturday.
  • Check in Canada adds Ontario

  • TORONTO — Since the AHLA launched Check In Canada, the website has grown to include almost 1,200 Western Canadian properties — and Ontario is next.
  • Resorts of Ontario — Time to Connect

  • When Resorts of Ontario meets at Blue Mountain Resort for its annual conference April 27-28, the question for delegates will be: Are you on the right path... time to Connect?