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July 10, 2008, MINNEAPOLIS

A combined meeting of the ASFONA Owners Board and Associate Members "Honorary Board Members" took place at the new "Luxury Collection" Hotel Ivy. This meeting followed the ASFONA Owners Board meeting.

       Board Meeting with Honorary Board Members
                      Wednesday July 9th 2008 
                Hotel Ivy – The Luxury Collection 
                         2.00 PM – 6.00 PM


NEW Associate Member Company & Honorary Board Member Introductons:

• Denise Peterson – Mastercraft Floor Covering
• Anthony DiBella – Showtime Networks with Patricia Bell
• David Tibbs – Beyer-Brown & Associates & Mark Friesen
• Josh Lane – ASSA ABLOY

                         Meeting the Needs
                  Demands of the Hotel Business


Interactive Communications & Innovation:

• Jill Heymer – USA TODAY
• David Levin – President – Four Winds Interactive

Guest Room Entertainment:
• Joe Snee – HBO
• Anthony DiBella - Showtime
• Joe King - Kathleen Kenny - Philips (Energy Effeciency & Environment)
• Robert Wright - "BOSE" Professional Systems

Driving Revenues in The Electronic World:
• Joel Carver – Jen Myers - Vizergy
• Edward St. Onge – EZ Yield

The Business of the Beds:
• Steve Tipton – Simmons Bedding (Focus on the Environment)
• Koni Kim –   Koni Corporation (Focus on the Environment)

Safety & Security:
• Josh Lane – ASSA ABLOY
• Bradley Schroer- ONITY

Supplying & Meeting the Needs of The Hotel Business:
• Freddi Jalosky – American Hotel Register (Focus on the Environment)
• Bob Nakasone – PepsiCo Foodservice ( Focus on the Environment)
• Barbara Coen – Rubbermaid Commercial Products (Focus on the Environment)
• Janice Dyer – Nestle Waters – North America ( Focus on the Environment)
• David Tibbs – Beyer-Brown & Associates
• Denise Peterson - Mastercraft (Focus on the Environment)
• David Bash – WineQuest

The World of Finance:
• Greg Friedman – Specialty Finance

Conclusion Comments:

John Shingler - John thanked each presenter.
The Owners Board joined John in expressing their appreciation to all of the Honorary Board members for having taken the time to so effectively communicate their products and services currently available to the hotel business.
Particular importance was placed by a number of presenters in the area of Environmental issues and each board member agreed that a focus on Environmental Initiatives must become an ASFONA priority and be a focus at the next meeting.

ASFONA Members who wish to obtain further details on any aspect of the meetings or any specific information on any Agenda item should contact John Shingler directly, either by email or phone. Contact information for John and all Board Members is shown in the "Board Members" section of this website. 

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