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February San Diego NACE Meeting

February 13, 2018
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Horton Grand Hotel
311 Island Avenue
San Diego , CA 92101

Horton Grand Hotel
Mardi Gras and Millennials


If you’re looking for the best of San Diego boutique hotels, you can’t beat the Horton Grand’s unique combination of historic décor, class, and luxurious comfort. The Horton Grand Hotel is one of the most charming urban boutique hotels San Diego has to offer, located in the historic Gaslamp Quarter District; the very heart of downtown San Diego.

Urban Boutique Hotel in San Diego
Step inside our hotel and rediscover the timeless Victorian charm of the 1880s. Each room is adorned with handcrafted antique furniture, marble-framed gas fireplaces, and detailed architectural elegance. Enjoy complimentary wireless internet access, your own coffee/tea machine, and a flat-screen television as you relax in the distinctively historic accommodations.

Salt & Whiskey at The Horton Grand’s serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail. The hotel features several ballrooms, a courtyard, and a grand theater space; all ideal for corporate meetings. Booking with a hotel in downtown San Diego adds instant appeal to your corporate event, offers convenient accessibility, and ensures a memorable experience.

A Leading Choice Among Hotels in Downtown San Diego
As our guest, you are only a short walk away from San Diego’s Convention Center, Petco Park, and a plethora of restaurants, bars, and other attractions. Of the urban boutique San Diego hotels available, Horton Grand gives you easy access to explore the enchanting shops at Seaport Village San Diego, tour the USS Midway, see a performance at SeaWorld, or take in the stunning scenery at Balboa Park. The San Diego Trolley conveniently stops in front of the Horton Grand on its route between hotels in downtown San Diego.

Newly opened and renovated, Salt & Whiskey has an inspiring new team in place providing the freshest and most delicious dishes with impeccable service. Our space blends a warm and welcoming ambience with sophisticated décor. Whether you’re closing a business deal in the early hours of the day or would like a drink after work or prior to a night on the town, we provide the perfect location to unwind. Join us on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings for live and local entertainment (7 - 10 PM).

Speaker: Christina Jeffries, PHR 

The Mind of a Millennial 

-Benefits and Challenges of working with Millennials in general
-Internships vs. jobs (transition of internship to employment)
-Effective Communication with Millennials 
-Previous successes of SDSU student development 
-How to create a mutual beneficial relationship 

Christina Jeffries brings a unique perspective to the L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. As a graduate of the Payne School, she is able to source her five years of industry experience to provide guidance to students, and connect them with jobs and internships in the industry.

Upon graduation from the Payne School in 2008, Christina went to work in Human Resources for the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Through the process of opening the new hotel, Christina became skilled in sourcing and recruiting talent. In 2010, she was promoted to Employment Manager.

In 2013, Christina was offered the unique opportunity to help grow and mold talent for the Payne School. In her role, she helps guide students through their academic careers by advising on course selection; encouraging students to step into leadership roles; and placing students into strategic jobs and internships. Bringing together her experience as a student and an industry professional, she is able to provide students with holistic advising to facilitate the overall development of each student.

BS in Hospitality and Tourism Management, San Diego State University, San Diego, California
Professional in Human Resources, HR Certification Institute,
Certificate in Hotel Industry Analytics, Smith Travel Research

Mardi Gras Buffet 
House Salad
Jambalaya | Chicken and Sausage
Louisiana Style BBQ | Pork Ribs
Chef’s New Orleans Pasta
Spicy Corn Bread
Southern Style Green Beans

Thank you to our February Sponsors 

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When your colleagues join NACE and list you as a referrer on their membership application form, NACE will apply a $50 credit to your membership account for every new member who joins. The more people you refer, the more you save! 

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