As we approach the final quarter of 2003 and ready ourselves
for 2004, we recall the purchasing news of the past year and
the efforts of ISHP.
reaches out to build awareness of Purchasing Professionals
in our industry. As a member of ISHP you benefit from these
efforts. Listed below are specific examples of what your membership
sponsors approximately 6 articles annually about purchasing
in Hotel Business Magazine. These generic articles, written
by members of ISHP, address key reasons to use a purchasing
professional and aspects of purchasing that are important
to owners, operators, and developers.
ISHP sponsors panel discussions and educational seminars
at trade shows about purchasing. Again, these are generic
for the purpose of advancing the concept of professional
purchasing services. The next panel discussion will be at
the New York Show on Saturday, 11/8/03. The topic is "How
to Hire a Purchasing Agent".
The ISHPs website is available to hotel owners, operators,
and developers, www.ishp.org. It lists all members and states
our standards and code of ethics. If you havent looked
at it recently, take a look.
The ISHP website Resources tab has product standards for
fabric, lighting, vinyl wallcovering, and linen. More to
come. Great research tool for you.
ISHP is a strong supporter of charity work. We specifically
raise money to support Camp Pacific Heartland, www.hollywoodheart.org,
and arrange for product donations through Gifts in Kind,
www.giftsinkind.org. Earlier this year, the board of ISHP
presented Lisa Cavanaugh, the director of Camp Pacific Heartland,
with a check for $89,400.00. We hope to top that his year
through donations gathered at our fundraiser Cocktail Party
in New York on Friday, 11/7/03, at The Roosevelt Hotel.
membership dollars help to support our programs to build awareness,
provide an industry platform for charitable donations, and
provide useful educational tools for purchasers and owners
around the country.