About Us

HSMAI Mission Statement: To grow the business of hotels and their partners through sales, marketing and revenue optimization.

HSMAI Central Florida is the leading professional association for sales and marketing professionals involved in the tourism, travel, and hospitality industry in Central Florida. All segments of the hospitality industry are represented, but HSMAI also has five special interest groups that connect members with common interests including Hotel Director of Sales & Marketing, Resort Marketing, Revenue Management, Travel Internet Marketing and Sales & Marketing Faculty.

 2015 Featured Charities:

HSMAI Central Florida's Q4 Charity Partner is Clean the World

Clean the World Logo

Every day about 5,000 children worldwide die from preventable hygiene-related illnesses. Yet the hospitality industry discards millions of soap bars daily into landfills, which damage our planet’s resources. Clean the World embraced this incredible opportunity, creating a truly sustainable and life-saving solution.

WHAT IS CLEAN THE WORLD?

We are a social enterprise executing our mission to protect the environment and save millions of lives by leading a "Global Hygiene Revolution" to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products to children and families suffering from high mortality rates from two of the top killers of children worldwide – acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera).

Clean the World also eliminates needless waste from landfills and incineration plants, which contaminate our precious air and water supplies. Our hospitality partners are working hand-in-hand with us to create a more sustainable future.

Founded in 2009, Clean the World partners with 4,000 hotels and resorts to collect their partially used bars of soap and discarded plastic amenity bottles. These goods are sanitized and recycled in an environmentally safe manner, and then distributed all over the world to children and families in desperate need of proper hygiene.

SOAP DISTRIBUTION

Since 2009, Clean the World has collected and distributed hygiene products to more than 99 countries including Japan, Phillipines, Mongolia, Haiti, Nicaragua, Swaziland, Mali, Uganda, and Honduras, as well as domestic shelters and relief organizations in North America

For More Information Check Out their Website at www.CleantheWorld.org

HSMAI Central Florida's Q3 Charity Partner is Arnie's March Against Childrens Cancer

 

March with us to support pediatric cancer research at Arnold Palmer Hospital

 

Arnie's March

 

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and the 2015 Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard are joining forces to take a stand against children’s cancer – and we need your help!

 

Join us as we raise much-needed funds for children’s cancer research and clinical trials at Arnold Palmer Hospital by creating or joining a fundraising team. Then, show your support for our young patients and their families by walking with us at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, where we will be joined by families, friends, and special guests from the world of professional golf! Let's March against childhood cancer!

 

 

HSMAI Central Florida's Q2 Charity Partner is CCFA, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America

CCFA’s mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.

Get involved and support their community event, Take Steps on April 25th, for more info please visit www.cctakesteps.org/orlando  

 

HSMAI Central Florida's Q1 Charity Partner is Dress for Success Greater Orlando

Dress for Success Greater Orlando is an affiliate of the Dress for Success Worldwide organization. The Dress for Success Greater Orlando affiliate has been suiting clients since May 2001.

The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Dress for Success Greater Orlando was created to fill a critical need for interview appropriate clothing for low-income women entering the workforce. We help solve the dilemma:  

  • Without a job, how can I afford a suit?   
  • Without a suit, how can I get the job?

 

We help economically disadvantaged women in Central Florida by providing free interview appropriate clothing as they prepare for their job interview and a second suit when they secure a job.

Women are referred to us by a diverse group of non-profit, member agencies that include homeless and domestic violence shelters, substance abuse recovery facilities and job training programs. No fees are charged to either the clients or the member agencies that utilize our services. We depend solely on the generosity of individuals and corporations for donations. Our boutique is designed to help women shop for their clothing in an atmosphere of support and encouragement, helping to build their self-esteem. Our personal shoppers are volunteers who love helping women. The suits symbolize our faith in every woman’s ability to succeed.

For More Information Check Out their Website.

Please take a moment to look over their Wish List and bring items to our 2015 Q1 Luncheons!