Weekly Industry Update
2018 Top HAT Nominations Now Open!

We recently made the announcement that nominations for the 2018 Top HAT Awards Gala are NOW OPEN! Be sure to download our awards criteria form BEFORE you begin to save you time! We also have a new award in the Marketing category this year - " Best Social Media Campaign!"

Nominations close Friday, Sept. 14.
3rd Annual Bosque Chile Festival

Join in the celebration of the chile harvest on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Admission is $5. Children 5 and under are free.

This event will offer entertainment, kids’ activities, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, beer, wine, agricultural workshops, chef demonstrations and more. New this year, the Chicharron Challenge featuring local restaurants firing up Disc It grills to make the best chichrrones in Bernalillo County!

Register now for the inaugural Ristra Run 5K Fun Run starting at 8 a.m. at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Ristra Runners receive an event t-shirt and admission to the Bosque Chile Festival.

For more information email bosquechilefestival@bernco.gov or call (505) 468-1418.

This event is presented by Bernalillo County and the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
New Mexico Leadership Summit

Oasis Albuquerque and Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) are teaming up to host the first-ever New Mexico Leadership Summit on August 17, 2018. This all-day educational and inspirational event features seven national and local speakers. Catered lunch is included with a live performance by Hillary Smith and Chillhouse

For more information and a link to register, click here.
Sandia Resort & Casino career fair

Sandia Resort & Casino will open its doors for walk-in interviews from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2018. The career fair – held in the Sandia Ballroom – will feature more than 50 open positions from Sandia Resort & Casino and other Pueblo of Sandia enterprises.

Sandia Resort & Casino is looking to fill positions in gaming operations, resort operations, security, transportation, accounting, food and beverage, marketing, as well as positions within the Pueblo of Sandia in tribal administration, tribal police and public works. There are full-time and part-time positions available, positions vary from salary to hourly.

Candidates should be prepared for interviews with department managers and bring copies of their resumes. Sandia Resort & Casino offers employees competitive pay, 401K contribution matching, medical and life insurance, paid time
off, tuition assistance programs, and employee discounts at Pueblo of Sandia’s various enterprises.

For more information about Sandia Resort & Casino's career fair, visit www.sandiacasino.com/careers or call the Recruiting Department at 505-798-7420.

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs is hiring for a variety of roles. Visit the links to the job listings below for details on the job postings and how to apply:

The City of Roswell is hiring for a variety of roles with the Roswell Convention and Civic Center. Visit the links to the job listing below for details on the job posting and how to apply:

Keynote secured: 2019 Governor's Conference
Member Benefit: NMHA Advocacy
One of the most valuable benefits of membership with the New Mexico Hospitality Association is our focus on government relations and ongoing advocacy efforts. NMHA strives to facilitate meaningful connections between hospitality and tourism industry representatives and elected officials to affect positive change for our industry.

If you are curious to learn about some of our recent advocacy activities and the entirety of our advocacy efforts , check out our recently refreshed " about " section on our website!

View this document for a closer look at NMHA Advocacy.
Member Benefit: Rocky Mountain Lodging Report
did you know that your membership with the New Mexico Hospitality Association affords you access to a variety of exclusive deals and discounts?

One of those benefits is a 50% discount on annual subscriptions to the Rocky Mountain Lodging Report!

For more information on subscribing to this report at 50% off, download the subscription form.
New resources in the MIC
We have some new resources in the Member Information Center!
  • Complete guide to livestreaming
  • Physical and communication accessibility guidelines for hotels and motels
  • Attracting and retaining millennials in the hotel industry
  • 5 ways to keep your team motivated
  • 39 creative hotel marketing ideas to attract more customers
  • The Instagram Experience
  • Steps to mitigate risk in social media
  • Confronting human trafficking in New Mexico

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