Joining the Pigeon Forge Hospitality Association (PFHA) could be the best decision you make this year. Whether you own, manage or are employed by a lodging facility, restaurant, theater, attraction or a business closely associated with the Hospitality Industry, there are plenty of unique benefits to be gained by joining the PFHA.
The money you save through legislative action on behalf of the hospitality industry, networking with other hospitality members, or discounts you may receive through your membership in the PFHA, far outweighs the minimal initial investment to join. Full membership (which requires hospitality facility to be within city limits of Pigeon Forge) is $100 annually. Allied membership is $100 annually.
BENEFITS IN “BRIEF”
After 25 plus years of successfully supporting Hospitality Lodging Industry in Pigeon Forge the former Pigeon Forge Lodging Association (now PFHA) has expanded membership to include Pigeon Forge restaurants, attractions and theaters. We feel that our businesses can benefit and be much stronger as a whole if all of those in the Hospitality Industry are represented with one unified voice through the PFHA.
The PFHA is the largest association in Pigeon Forge and provides the opportunity for you to meet with other hospitality owners, operators, employees and suppliers on a regular basis throughout the year. Members are encouraged to participate in the regular membership meetings/events and be active serving on committees within the PFHA.
The PFHA works closely with both the state (TnHA) and national (AH&LA) Associations to ensure that Pigeon Forge is well represented in all legislative issues that deal with hospitality industries. The PFHA board and members work very closely with our city officials and local representatives to protect the Premier Resort Status we have all come to depend upon as well as the local/state tourism budget and funding. None of these things can be done without your ongoing support. Your membership dues directly benefit these very important efforts.
Meetings and Special Events:
The PFHA meets monthly throughout the year, generally the 2nd Thursday of each month at 11:30 am at various venues. The meeting agendas feature current/ongoing topics and key speakers that directly affect the Hospitality Industry. Whether it is a speaker from OSHA guiding us on the most current policies, or a representative from one of our local governmental organizations, we learn ways to better our business, improve the quality service we provide our guests and create a work environment our employees are proud to be associated with.
Though the specific dates and locations are yet to be determined, or may change, the 2012 meeting schedule is attached.
It is important to point out that over the past 25 plus years, the PFHA has always been, and continues to be, committed to supporting our community. In 2011, in addition to our contribution to Political Action Committees, PFHA made thousands of dollars in charitable contributions to local entities including The United Way of Sevier County, Walter’s State Community College, The Boys and Girls Club of Sevier County and scholarships for Pigeon Forge High School students.
Allied Members of the PFHA are a very important part of our association. They too can help us make the Hospitality Industry better for all involved with their support, products and services. The PFHA wants and needs the support of area Allied Members as part of the PFHA team.
Allied Members (suppliers and/or supporters of the Hospitality Industry) are encouraged to participate, at a minimal charge, in the Sevier County Lodging Alliance & Hospitality Trade Show each year. This is a great opportunity to meet potential customers face-to-face and introduce their products/services.
2012 PFHA Membership Committee
Connie Holbert/Dixie Stampede – Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org (865)453-9473
Jennifer Smith/Dollywood & Splash Country Marketing email@example.com (865)428-9629
Karl Thomas/Inn on the River firstname.lastname@example.org (865)428-5500
Donna Huffaker/The Pottery House email@example.com (865)453-1900
Kristy Becker/Titanic Museum firstname.lastname@example.org (865)868-1197 x 1308
Jeff Taylor/County Tonite Theater email@example.com (865)453-1602
Diana Fuller firstname.lastname@example.org (865)230-4223