Welcome to the Sacramento Hotel Association

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Welcome to the Sacramento Hotel Association

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Welcome to the Sacramento Hotel Association

The Sacramento Hotel Association (SHA) is a nonprofit, professional trade organization of lodging properties representing more than 5,000 guestrooms in the greater Sacramento area. Our members represent a range of lodging properties. The association also represents allied businesses and suppliers engaged in the local hospitality industry.

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Seminar & Luncheon Meeting

Sacramento Hotel Association | California Hotel & Lodging Association

Friday, April 20, 2018
Sacramento Convention Center

9:30am – 11:30am – Seminar
11:30am – Reception
12:00noon – Luncheon
12:45pm – Program Presentation

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Presenter: Adam B. Coughran, M.A., Founder & President, Standards Training & Consulting, Inc.
Part One: Preventing Credit Card Fraud
Credit card fraud is a multi-billion-dollar problem facing nearly every industry. This workshop will pull the curtain back on how criminals are forging credit cards and scamming hotels. Get tips and tricks about how to prevent fraudulent payment at front desks and outlets, in addition to seeing the latest in credit card technology and products. Learn simple processes to reduce chargebacks, see the equipment used by criminals and discover strategies to keep your revenue secure.

Part Two: Ensuring the Safety of Your Guests and Staff
Active shooters, violent intruders, unruly guests and disgruntled employees have become all too familiar threats in hotels across the country. Learn what you and your property can do to effectively respond to harassment and violence in a tourism venue and ensure the safety of your guests and staff.

Luncheon Program

Presenter: Adam B. Coughran, M.A., Founder & President, Standards Training & Consulting, Inc.
Lessons Learned in Las Vegas
The events of October 1, 2017, have changed the perception and expectations of hotel security. Discover the details and the lessons learned from this industry-altering event and how hospitality and tourism venues can begin to adapt to this new reality.

About the Speaker
A former police officer and now an educator and entrepreneur, Adam B. Coughran takes his years of street-level experience and couples them with his academic background creating an uncommon blend of knowledge. Possessing a Master’s of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership, a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Political Science, and numerous certificates and certifications, Coughran’s unique skillset affords him the ability to view problems and discover solutions. He has trained, consulted and presented on local, regional, national, and international stages on a variety of topics. The client base of his company, Standards Training and Consulting, broadly incorporates tourism, hospitality, retail, higher education, public utilities, government, professional associations, private and public security agencies, as well as an array of individual executives, artists, authors, and entrepreneurs. With a drive to serve and help others, Coughran is an active member and serves in leadership positions in several nonprofit organizations and professional associations.

Special thanks to our luncheon co-sponsors—Sacramento Convention Center and Classique Catering—and to PSAV for audio visual services.

Vendor Spotlight at Luncheon
React Mobile is a software company that provides panic buttons and safety solutions. The company provides a dispatch center fully configurable that ties into beacons, sensors or your service optimization platform.


26th Annual SHA Hospitality Gala and Awards

Congratulations to all the award winners and special thanks to the Hyatt Regency team for hosting the recognition dinner.

The Citizen Hotel

Lana Andress, Banquet Captain
Zach Havrilla, Reservations Coordinator

Courtyard Marriott & Fairfield Inn Cal Expo
Steve Agdon, Maintenance Engineer

DoubleTree by Hilton Sacramento
Ema Hess, Accounts Receivable

Embassy Suites Sacramento
Vlad Custura, Maintenance Engineer

Hilton Sacramento Arden West
Bo Lo, Bartender

Holiday Inn Express Sacramento Convention Center
Raj Singh, Front Desk Representative

Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown-Arena
Seth Neil, Night Auditor

Hyatt Regency Sacramento
Valentin Lopez-Mejia, Cook 4

Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova
Janus Acosta, Banquet Setup
Andrew Weiss, Assistant Chief of Engineering

Sheraton Grand Sacramento 
Jonathan Chuc Chan, Front Desk Supervisor
Carmen Riestra Sandoval, Sewing Attendant

Thunder Valley Casino Resort
Tammy Gelbuda, Internal Maintenance Porter
Maria Ibarra, Guest Room Attendant
Destin Johnson, Internal Maintenance Supervisor

The Westin Sacramento
Anthony Gaddy, Valet Attendant

Sacramento County Airport System

Noah Lee, Sacramento City College
Valarie Weitze, American River College

Water Use Efficiency Ideas for Hotels

Water Use Efficiency Ideas for Hotels Courtesy of the California Department of Water Resources

The list includes these areas:

  • General Suggestions
  • Building Maintenance
  • Kitchen, Dining Room & Bar
  • Laundry
  • Exterior
  • Pool 

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Sacramento: California’s Capital Emerges

Sacramento: California’s Capital Emerges

TO: SHA Members

The following article from The Washington Post shines a positive light about our destination as Sacramento has “blossomed and matured.”  There are also some terrific images throughout the article—so, scroll through the entire article.


Sacramento: California’s capital emerges from a lengthy stretch of small stature to become a spotlight city where the gold nuggets aren’t hard to mine.


Thanks to Liz Tavernese for sharing the article with SHA. You may also want to share it with clients, friends, and family.

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