Houston First Client Services has participated in Celebrate Services Week since its inception. Client services along with other members of the hospitality community made 100 blankets and collected socks for donation to DePelchin Children’s Center.
5 years ago, ESPA (Event Services Professional Association) created National Celebrate Services Day and since then it has evolved to become an annual National Celebrate Services Week! This event was created for 5 great reasons:
#1 – Networking -To create a week aimed at getting CSMs together locally…to create camaraderie and be a springboard for future gatherings.
#2 – Celebrate the Event Services Profession- To celebrate what Services does! Being a key partner with meeting planners for making great meetings happen. That’s cause for celebration in and of itself.
#3 – Grow our Ranks- This is a great week to bring new CSMs into the ESPA mix – invite prospects and let them know about ESPA.
#4 – Industry Spotlight -To support ESPA’s PR effort to spotlight services – getting the word out to the meetings industry media about the important role of Convention Services.
#5 – Give Back -Not only are we celebrating Services and the wonderful job we do every day executing great events, but we are also recognizing how many opportunities there are to give back, and how to incorporate them into events in our local communities.
ESPA is the association and voice representing event service professionals from CVBs, hotels and convention centers from across North America. It is a community for CSMs, an educational resource, a network of your peers, a place and forum for event service professionals to be heard and to learn.