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So You’re Saying There’s a Chance

When I was a hotel sales manager we used to receive “shop calls” every few months.  A shop call is when a sales training company calls the hotelier under a fake name and makes sure the sales manager is effectively and appropriately representing the property.   I dreaded these calls because I felt like I …

Danielle Bishop named one of 2016’s Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry by Successful Meetings

(JULY 6, 2016) Danielle Bishop, president of Durham-based company HB Hospitality, has been named one of the 25 most influential people in the meetings industry for 2016 by Successful Meetings, the leading source for news and information for meeting, convention, incentive and trade show professionals. “This year’s list of impact players represents a diverse group of …

Meet HB’s Summer 2015 Intern: Shaylyn

Phenomenal is the one word I would choose to describe my summer internship with HB Hospitality. I could not have found a better company to meet my growing interest in event planning as well as my desire to learn more about the hospitality industry. I felt like a sponge absorbing everything the entire HB Hospitality …

Meet HB’s Spring 2015 Intern: Rachel

Hey everyone! I am thrilled to join the HB Hospitality team as the Spring 2015 intern. Although, I originally hail from Atlanta, Georgia, I have called Chapel Hill my home for the last three years. I am a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications with …

2014 Women’s Hospitality Summit Moments

WOW. What a week! On behalf of both HB Hospitality and Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, thank you all so much for spending the past few days listening, learning, laughing and building friendships with us at this year’s Women’s Executive Hospitality Summit. We wanted to share a few photos from our dinner at the Red Barn …

“The Fall Intern”

One fateful day last November, Danielle and I were sitting in her office plugging away on resort profiles, planning 2014 HB Hospitality events, and putting together notebooks when she turned to me and asked, “Wait, you are graduating in May, right?” I thought to myself, “Yes?” And that’s when we both wondered why we were …

The Internship I Loved to Love

I’m finally writing my farewell blog post a month after my internship with Danielle ended, and I’ve decided that I put it off for so long because I thought if I never wrote it, my time as an intern with HB Hospitality wouldn’t actually end… I was fortunate enough to connect with Danielle my junior …

Meet HB’s Fall 2013 Intern: Audrey

Hi Everyone! My name is Audrey and I am the fall intern for HB Hospitality! I came to HB Hospitality because I have a strong interest in marketing and event management. I have found over the past few years that event planning is one of my passions through organizing philanthropy events for my sorority as …

Meet HB’s Spring 2013 Intern: Meredith

Hi everyone! I’m so thrilled to be the spring 2013 intern with HB Hospitality! Like Chad, I am also a UNC-Chapel Hill student, and I will graduate in 2014 with a B.A. in Journalism. Though discovering my passion for planning events evolved as I took classes in public relations and advertising, I soon realized that …

Eight Weeks with HB

Words cannot express how valuable my experience with HB Hospitality has been. It has been both unique and rewarding. The mission of HB Hospitality is to “Connect Exceptional People to Extraordinary Places.” I got the opportunity to assist with connecting both parties as well as connect with them myself. Along with meeting highly respected professionals, …