BENEFITS IN “BRIEF”
2014 Membership Benefits
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, retail 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 $125 annually. Allied/Associate membership is also $125 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, theaters and retail. 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 one of the largest hospitality/tourism associations in Tennessee and provides the opportunity for you to meet/network 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 the hospitality/tourism industry. 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 and active support. Your membership and dues directly benefit these very important ongoing 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.
Though the specific dates and locations are yet to be determined, or may change, the tentative 2014 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 tourism based community and economy. In 2013, in addition to our contribution to Political Action Committees, PFHA made thousands of dollars in charitable contributions to local entities including Walter’s State Community College financial assistance, The Boys and Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains and scholarships for Pigeon Forge High School students.
Allied/Associate 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/Associate Members as part of the PFHA team.
Allied/Associate 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.
For more information on the PFHA or a Membership Application visit www.PFHospitality.org or contact one of our Membership Committee Members:
2014 PFHA Membership Committee
Donna Huffaker/The Pottery House DHuffaker@old-mill.com (865)453-1900
Ken Maples/Comfort Inn and Suites KenLMaples@aol.com (865)548-3615
Candra Carroll/Riverstone Resort and Spa CCarroll@riverstoneresort.com (865)659-5597
Kristy Becker/Titanic Museum Kristy.Becker@titanicattraction.com (865)868-1197 x 1308
Pam Smith/Bluff Mountain Adventures Duoclass@aol.com (865)599-4080
Judy Ann Ellison/Assn. Coordinator JudyAnn@3681900.com (865)368-1900
We certainly hope you will become an active member of the Pigeon Forge Hospitality Association.