Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic is offering free physicals for uninsured Sevier County residents and workers on Wednesday, July 9 and Thursday, July 10.

– Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic will again offer free physical exams for members of the community who either live or work in Sevier County and are without health insurance.  The physicals are made possible through a partnership with the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) and will be conducted by a group of medical students and overseen by medical school faculty.  The exams will also include basic laboratory screenings. Some charges may apply for certain laboratory tests. School and sports physicals will be available for eligible students.

“We are so excited about our partnership with ETSU and about this opportunity to offer free physicals for the community,” said Mary Vance, Executive Director of Mountain Hope Clinic. “This is also a great opportunity for new patients to become established at Mountain Hope now, while they are well, so that they will be able to get appointments more quickly should they experience illness.”

There are a limited number of appointments available. Please call 774-7684 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to make an appointment.

Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic provides primary medical care for the uninsured men, women and children who live or work in Sevier County.

Contact:   Ashley Justice

Director of Fund Development

Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic, Inc.

ajustice@mountainhope.org

312 Prince Street

Sevierville, TN 37862

865.774.7684

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Scholarships for Pigeon Forge High School

Scholarship winners    Pigeon Forge Hospitality Association is proud to invest in the futures of these Pigeon Forge High School Students. June 12, 2014, at the monthlly PFHA Luncheon Meeting, each received a $1000 Scholarship for college.  Sabina and Courtney are excellent students and are committed to professional careers that will bring them back to Sevier County to contribute to the community professionally and personally.   PFHA salutes these future leaders!

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Winterfest Planning Meeting June 24, 2014 at LeConte Center

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The Smoky Mountain Tourism Development Council & Sevier County Hospitality Alliance invite you to attend a FREE Countywide

Smoky Mountain Winterfest Workshop

Tuesday, June 24th  - LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge 8:30am to 10:00am

(Coffee & breakfast pastries provided)

In preparation for the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Winterfest!

Please join us and help re-generate the excitement of Winterfest –

The most successful countywide event ever! 

Workshop Will Include:

v  Winterfest economic impact in Sevier County over 24 years

v  Insight and advice on the purchase of lighting and displays

v  Return on Investment (ROI) for your business and community

v  Tips on how to create a multi-year lighting and display plan

v  How to grow your revenue on a budget with curb appeal/light displays

v  Energy efficiency guidelines on lighting and displays

v  Hands-on décor ideas and display suggestions

         One lucky attendee will win a Winterfest light display package valued at $1000

       Sevier County Hospitality Alliance

           PLEASE RSVP by Friday, June 20th to: MaryHopeMaples@gmail.com

2014 Stars of the Industry!

Sevier County Hospitality Alliance

“Working together to protect and promote the hospitality industry in Sevier County and Tennessee”

Local Hospitality Associations: Note: Official Entry Deadline: June 20, 2014
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The Sevier County Lodging Alliance (SCLA) proudly presents the 2014 Stars of the Industry Awards. There will be several categories in which you will be able to nominate someone in our industry locally to receive one of these prestigious awards.

The winners at our local level will move on to compete against other cities at the state level in the TN Hospitality Associations Stars on the Industry Awards. State level winners will then move on to compete nationally.

We have an array of wonderful properties, managers, employees, and vendors throughout all four of our associations and we would to like to honor and showcase the Stars of Sevier County Hospitality. With that in mind, we are requesting that each association submit a total of three nominations per category from their membership to the Sevier County Lodging Association. That will allow us to have an assortment of choices.

We will have a panel of judges from throughout Sevier County. We have asked several respected members of our hospitality industry so that it can be as fairly judged and inclusive as possible.

We are using the criteria and point system from the state level so that Sevier County can compete at the state and national levels. The nomination forms and award descriptions will be coming to you shortly in the mail and via email. Submissions must be returned on or before July 1st to be included in this event.

Winners will be formerly announced at an Awards Luncheon on (TBD), Details will soon follow about this joint awards banquet luncheon.

The most important thing that we could ask is that you nominate someone and that you participate to make this a tremendous showing from Sevier County. Remember, you can nominate anyone in the hospitality/tourism industry, including your own employees.

If you have questions regarding these awards, then please feel free to contact Jackie Leatherwood at 436-5621 or email jslglodge@aol.com.

Sevier County Hospitality Alliance
2014 Achievement Awards

SCHA Hotelier/Lodging Professional of the Year

This award provides the SCLA with an opportunity to recognize a member who has demonstrated outstanding contributions of leadership, service, professionalism and community and/or civic affairs. The nominations are based on performance that goes above and beyond normal job responsibilities to outstanding and unusual service to the property guests, employees and community. This is the highest award for a SCHA lodging property and is not necessarily awarded each year.

Criteria: The Nominee

• Must currently be employed in a full-time position in the lodging industry;
• Should Contribute significantly and consistently to the advancement or recognition of the lodging industry;
• Should be recognized as an exceptional manager, sharing openly their valuable experience with other industry members and advancing the welfare of the industry and profession;
• Should serve actively in civic and community affairs.

SCHA Preferred Vendor Award of Excellence

Associate Award of Excellence

These awards are presented in recognition of the professional contributions of our Preferred Vendor and Associate Members who provide valuable services and products which allow lodging properties to offer excellence in hospitality and who work with lodging properties for their mutual success. Nominees for these awards must have served in the industry a minimum of three years.

Criteria: The Nominee

• Should provide outstanding service and support to SCLA and local associations, as well as to the lodging industry as a whole;
• Should provide service on behalf of the employing company or business affiliation as a provider of products and service to the lodging management profession in Sevier County; (Preferred Vendor)
• Should provide service on behalf of the employing company or business affiliation as a partner in the mutual growth of the hospitality industry; (Associate)
• Should demonstrate service and leadership in other organizations;
• Should participate in local association, civic and community activities.

Sevier County Hospitality Alliance
2014 Lodging Employee Achievement Awards

Criteria: The Nominee

• 1 Award in each category based on property size
• All GHA, PFHA, SHA and SMVLA lodging members in Good Standing are eligible to submit nominations.
• Property size categories:
1-100 Units
101 + Units

Outstanding General Manager of the Year

The Outstanding General Manager Award provides an opportunity to recognize a general manager who has demonstrated outstanding contributions of leadership, service and community and/or civic affairs. The nominees are judged on performance that goes above and beyond normal job responsibilities and outstanding unusual service to the property, guests and community.

Outstanding Manager of the Year

The Outstanding Manager of the Year provides an opportunity to recognize an employee in a management or an executive position who has a proven track record of management excellence, industry involvement and community service. The nominees are judged performance that goes above and beyond normal job responsibilities and outstanding and unusual service to the property, guests and community.

Outstanding Lodging Employee of the Year

The Outstanding Lodging Employee Award provides an opportunity to recognize exemplary professionalism and service by an employee in a non-management position. The nominees are judged on performance that goes above and beyond normal job responsibilities and outstanding and unusual service to the property, guests and community.

Sevier County Hospitlaity Alliance
Restaurant Employee Achievement Awards

Criteria: The Nominee

• 1 Award in each category based on property size
• All GLHA, PFHLA, SHLA and SMVLA lodging members in Good Standing are eligible to submit nominations.
• Location Option:
Chain or Independent

Outstanding Restaurant Manager of the Year

The Outstanding Restaurant Manager of the Year award provides restaurants with an opportunity to recognize a manager who has demonstrated exceptional contributions of leadership, service, and involvement in community and/or civic affairs. The nominees are judged on outstanding performance that goes above and beyond normal job responsibilities, including providing excellent service to the establishment, guests and community.

Outstanding Restaurant Employee of the Year

The Outstanding Restaurant Employee of the Year award provides restaurants with an opportunity to recognize exemplary professionalism and service by an employee in a non-management position. The nominees are judged on outstanding performance that goes above and beyond normal job responsibilities, including providing excellent service to the establishment, guests and community.

Sevier County Hospitality Alliance
Gold Star Public Relations Awards

Community Service Award

The Community Service Award is presented to recognize programs or a person who provide service and demonstrate to residents that the individual property is responsive to the local community. Examples include campaigns to benefit local or national service organizations or charities, service to any part of the community through special projects and undertakings with community groups for the benefit of the area.

Good Earth Keeping Award (Go Green)

The Good Earth Keeping Award recognizes lodging properties that have developed a culture toward integrating environmental management practices with everyday operations, while maintaining quality service and meeting guest expectations. Each entrant should describe improvements to operations and the bottom line, as well as the process for continuing to practice environmental management within the business operation.

Guest Relations Award

This Guest Relations Award is given for programs that develop a climate conducive to new or repeat business, create goodwill among guests, provide special services, and reverse a negative public relations situation to effectively resolve guest complaints.

Special Events Award

The Special Event Award is given for PR Programs or campaigns that demonstrate a creative approach to scheduled events, anniversaries, charity events, holiday or special publicity events, on an on-going and one-time basis.

Hospitality Educator of the Year

This award recognizes exceptional educators who use the lodging management programs in their school curriculums. These programs were developed statewide for students preparing for the job market and higher education through high school, 2 year associate programs and 4 year college coursework. These educators recognize and develop our future employees through work experience, resume building, and scholarships. The educators are nominated based on exceptional dedications to the lodging Hospitality service programs.

Winners

The winners will be honored at the SCHA Luncheon date to be announced. Winners who are also members of the TnHTA will be eligible to compete in the statewide Stars of the Industry Awards and the TnTHA Conference in August 2014. Those winners will be eligible for the national AH&LA Stars of the Industry Awards.

We have some GREAT people in Sevier County…..We want everyone to hear about them.

Judging Parameters:

• Judges will be representatives from each community and county,
• The property submitting the nominee must be a member in good standing of one of the local lodging associations.
• Only one nominee or nomination per category may be entered per property.
• All entries must be limited to a maximum of four double-spaced letter size pages.

Rules for Individual Awards:

• In addition to the above parameters, each nominee must have served in the hospitality industry for a minimum of three years.

Rules for Gold Star Public Relations Awards:

• Check the appropriate category on the Official Entry Form. If more than one category is checked, the judges will select the category for which the entry is best suited.
• Enclose a full description of the program activity including goals, how the program was implemented, budgets and results.
• Submit any support materials that substantiates the award entry including photos, guest comment cards, letters, news clippings and other back-up materials for the judges’ consideration.

2014 Official Entry Form
Deadline: June 20, 2014

Please read the awards information carefully to determine the eligibility of the employee or program you plan to submit. Check the box next to the category below for which you are submitting an entry. Use only one form per entry.
(Please make copies of this form for additional entries)

Sevier County Hospitality Alliance
2014 Achievement Awards

 Hotelier of the Year
 Preferred Vendor Award of Excellence
 Associate Award of Excellence
 Hospitality Educator of the Year

Sevier County Hospitality Alliance
2014 Lodging Employee Achievement Awards

 Property Size 1-100 units
 Property Size 101 + units
 Outstanding General Manager
 Outstanding Manager of the Year
 Outstanding Lodging Employee of the Year

Sevier County Hospitality Alliance
Restaurant Employee Achievement Awards

 Outstanding Restaurant Manager of the Year
 Outstanding Restaurant Employee of the Year

Sevier County Hospitlaity Alliance
Gold Star Public Relations Awards

 Community Service
 Good Earth Keeping
 Guest Relations
 Special Events – One-Time or Ongoing
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Nominee_________________________________________

Company________________________________________

Address_________________________________________

City_____________________State_______Zip__________

Submitted by_____________________________________

Company________________________________________

Phone___________________________________________

E-Mail___________________________________________

Please attach additional sheets with the needed information for the award up to 4 pages. Please make sure that the criteria for the award are met.

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