Happy Spring 2018 Print

President's Report

Hello to All!! This picture brings me happy! It was taken at GBTA Leadership Summit in Portland, OR. Leadership Summit is one of the many events I have been lucky to attend as a TBTA board member! Most importantly, this picture describes my happiness of TBTA! We not only network, gain knowledge of our industry, collaborate, etc. but we do so much more...we laugh, we have fun, we create friendships, partnerships and so much more. As our speaker, Chris Klauda with STR, said on Tuesday...Nashville is it. Same with our organization...TBTA is it. We are not only growing in membership numbers but also invovlement, sponsors, speaker knowledge, new ideas, networking, and more. Thank you to all of our members and non members who bring so much to TBTA!! 

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Welcome New Members

TBTA is movin' on up!! We give a big welcome to all of our members - returning and new!

We are very happy to announce membership is expanding and we are still working to continue to grow TBTA! Please give a warm welcome to the below new 2018 members.

Kristi Maiorana - Hotel Preston

Melody Carr - HCA

John Higgins - Travelink, American Express Travel

Irena Baranet - Apricity Resources

Jennifer Castleman - Hilton Nashville

John Slater - United Airlines

Sam Davidson - Batch Nashville

Carol Hooper - AHI Corporate Housing

Will Saad - Cummins Inc.

Scott Phillips - Home2 Suites

Kathy Grabic - CDK Global

Deb Kosmicki - Grand Avenue

Sandra Scott - Change Healthcare

Abigal Lawrence - Hotel Indigo

Jennifer Powers - Hilton Garden Inn Airport

Waunita Dewey - Aloft Cool Springs

Marlo Davis - BCD Travel

Carol Cochran - Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown

Terry Mazurek - Southwest Airlines

You, our Members, help to grow our TBTA membership! Bring a guest and gain a chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card!! More members brings us all more Networking, Collaboration, and Knowledge of our Industry. Please contact our board for any questions on becoming a Member!

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Community Service

Please help with our quarterly giving to local organizations! We had a great start to the year with giving to the Hope Lodge NashvilleThis quarter we are giving back to our military. Your donations help support our military and their families at the USO Nashville Centers! Items on their Wishlist include non perishable items: Snacks, Frozen/Microwave Foods, Breakfast Cereal/Oatmeal, etc. Please help by bringing items to our upcoming meetings! Thank you for your help in giving back to our community!

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Join TBTA, August 11-15, in San Diego to celebrate...50 years of GBTA!! We will celebrate as we build upon the #MOMENTUM created by the latest trends, changes and progressions in the industry.

Help GBTA is celebrate it's 50th Anniversary this year! Share stories and/or photos of your first Convention experience OR a few sentences highlighting an unforgettable Convention Experience.

Email Amy Davis, TBTA President, or Marianne Varkiani, Social Media and Communications Specialist at GBTA.

Learn more about convention HERE!! Hope to see you there!

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