Member News


NFP Corporate ServicesNFP, a new Corporate Sponsor of the HTA, is proud to offer our InsurChoice program to members of HTA.  This is a fully customizable program offering discounts ranging from home/auto policies to pet insurance.  This allows member organizations to supplement their current benefit offerings to help attract and retain talent.  Your employees can enroll throughout the year, there are no minimum participation/eligibility requirements, it doesn’t cost the firm any money and there are no payroll deductions.  If you would like to learn more, please contact Ben Dobson at Click here for more information.


Duke Energy's SmartPath Program - SmartPath is a new energy efficiency program designed for non-residential Duke Energy customers that provides rebates to make upgrades to lighting, HVAC, Food Service and other equipment with the possibility of zero out of pocket costs through the use of a financing partner.  We will help you work with one of our qualified trade allies to obtain a customized solution that meets you and your business’s needs, and use your energy savings each month to pay for the project. Click here for more information.


Let BarSkout, a new Corporate Partner of the HTA, assist you in attracting local and tourism business to your establishment with their "one-stop shop" marketing platform. Click here for more information and contact Josh Galloway at or 775.544.0886.


We welcome Spirides Hospitality Finance Company as a Corporate Sponsor of the HTA. Click here for a letter from President Harry Spirides and visit there website by clicking here to learn more about the services they provide.


Diversey - Diversey Prosumer Solutions™ are trusted by the cleaning industry as reliable and powerful professional-grade products that make cleaning easier. The complete line of versatile cleaning products offers the benefits of commercial quality for professional users who depend on a trusted provider to get the job done well. To learn more, click here.

P&G Professional - Click here for a a topline summary of P&G's Clean Plus experience they offer their customers and operators who are seeking to co-brand and drive awareness to all the great lengths they are going to adapt to the increased expectations of a clean environment.

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Corporate Partners

BarSkout - 125 W Tremont AVE Unit 134 Charlotte, NC 28203. BarSkout is a revolutionary nightlife marketing platform that offers patrons a one-stop-shop with the most relevant, "right-now information" including access to pixelated camera feeds of participating bars. For more information contact Josh Galloway at or 775.544.0886 or visit their website by clicking here.

Béné Tipping - PO Box 143, Great Falls, VA 22066-9998. Béné Tipping is a technology company that enables cashless tipping in the hospitality, beauty, and other industries.  Béné Thank You cards display personalized employee QR codes and allow customers to leave cashless tips in seconds.  Please see for more information about the Béné cashless tipping platform.    


ChowNow - 4859 W. Slauson Ave, Suite A PMB 717, Los Angeles, CA 90056-1288. ChowNow offers the sharpest digital tools and services restaurants need to grow in the modern world. That includes our commission-free marketplace, branded website ordering, custom apps, and more. We’re a mission-first company—everything we do is designed to make life easier for local restaurants. ChowNow: helping local restaurants thrive since 2011. For more information, visit their website by clicking here.

Clinicians Advocacy Group, Inc.229 S. Brevard St Ste 301B Charlotte, NC 28202. Clinicians Advocacy Group provides innovative health and wellness care services, products, and solutions, using technology to suit the needs of employers, organizations, and communities around the globe. CAG is focused on improving the social determinants of health for ALL communities and promoting fair access to health care, services and education. For more information, visit or contact Leslie Ware at 980-231-2335.


Costello Commercial - 2010 S Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. We are a full service Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Firm. We specialize in Hospitality acquisitions and listings, multifamily acquisitions and listing, commercial development acquisitions and listings, industrial acquisitions and listings, and commercial retail tenant/landlord representation. For more information, visit or contact Frank Gyorody at

Evolution Event Solutions - 1253 Martin Street, Nashville, TN 37203. No matter which type of event you’re planning, EES provides comprehensive event management services to help you create the perfect experience, including site selection, budget management, contract negotiations, booking accommodations, logistics management, and anything else you could possibly think of. For more information, visit or contact Sarah Freeman at 615-788-2251.

GMR - 1629 Smirl Drive, Suite 200, Heath, TX 75032. Established in 1991, GMR has become known as the “Industry Best Practice” for helping facilities document existing conditions, prepare for improvements, and minimize risk. GMR specializes in custom facility solutions, engineering, and security consulting. Headquartered in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, GMR is a faith-based, diverse business. For more information, contact Scott Crawford at 469-267-9144 or visit

Steak 48 - 4425 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC 28211. Not just another steakhouse, Steak 48 – Charlotte is a total experience, the warm contemporary steakhouse features non -pretentious luxury personal service, a warm contemporary energized atmosphere and the highest quality prime and wagyu steaks, raw bar and extensive fresh seafood selection, as well as unique appetizers and side dishes, classic cocktails and an extensive award-winning wine list including 48 wines by the glass. For more information, contact Steak 48 at (980) 580-4848 or visit

Undergrads 4601 Park Rd, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28209. Undergrads is a startup that’s revolutionizing the staffing industry. We provide hospitality businesses with staff by utilizing local college students. Whether you need a few extra hands or 200+ people to work a large event, we have the capacity. At a time when the world is struggling to find labor, we have hundreds of students joining our platform each month. If you’d like more information, contact Chris Dyer at (704) 734-9984 or visit their website by clicking here. For more information, contact Chris Dyer at (704) 734-9984 and visit

Wintergreen Hospitality - 157 East Franklin Street, Suite 8, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. 

We are a hotel development, investment, and operating company focused on talent, culture, and innovation as the pathway to delivering differentiated hospitality experiences.  We have two areas of investment:

  1. franchised hotel brands ranging from midscale select service to luxury full service

  2. independent lifestyle lodging

For more information, contact Jay Patel at 919-442-5310 or visit

                                                Corporate Sponsors

5-Star Supply Company - 5-Star Supply Company is a minority owned; drywall supply company headquartered in Charlotte. We supply drywall for residential & commercial use in both North and South Carolina.  Notable projects include the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte Convention Center, Harvey B. Gantt Center, and Student Union at UNC at Charlotte. Please contact James "Smuggie" Mitchell at 704) 709-0609 or visit for more information. 

CAA ICON -  7300 Carmel Executive Park, Suite 325, Charlotte, NC 28226. CAA ICON is the industry-leading owner's representative and strategic management consulting firm for sports and entertainment facility owners, franchises, and leagues. With more than 50 sports and entertainment projects and over 1,500 consulting engagements, CAA ICON has managed the development of some of the most successful venues around the world.  For more information, contact Chris Miller at 704-909-4445 or visit for more information.

CertaPro Painters Salisbury/Concord/Gastonia & Charlotte/Matthews - 809 Lakeview Street Kannapolis, NC 28083. CertaPro Painters® Salisbury/Concord/Gastonia and Charlotte/Matthews transforms homes and businesses by providing expert services with a proven process, giving you more time to enjoy moments that matter in the spaces you love. Our promise has always been that of Certainty - reassuring our customers of a worry-free and easy property improvement experience. While times may have changed, CertaPro Painters® local service and expertise remains the same. Find out what makes CertaPro Painters® different. Our Certainty Service System® ensures your painting project will be handled properly and your home or business will be treated with the care it deserves. For more information, contact Patrice Watson at 704-766-2780 or visit    

JOLT Energy Group - 31 Milk Street Lbby, Suite 961690, Boston, MA 02210. JOLT ENERGY is an ultra-fast-charging infrastructure company for Electric Vehicle (EV) destinations. JOLT charges EVs worth 150 miles within 10 minutes using large and yet mobile battery packs that can be dropped off anywhere and swapped as needed in inner cities –minimally intrusive high power charging. Our customers are commercial destinations, utilities and municipalities. For more information, visit or contact Michael Winter at 508-314-4108.


JW Marriott Charlotte - 600 S. College St., Charlotte, NC.,28202. The JW Marriott Charlotte reflects our community & the natural Carolina surroundings, offering sophisticated character and modern southern hospitality. Connect and engage with colleagues, friends and family over a fabulous meal, “your urban retreat awaits”. Please contact Tom Dolan at 704.333.1101 and visit 

The Press Box Bar & Grill - 9609 N Tryon Street, Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28262. The Press Box Bar & Grill is Charlotte’s premier Grown and Sexy entertainment destination. From Private Parties, to a night out on the town, we provide an atmosphere of impeccable service and lasting memories. For more information, contact Chris Babilonia at 917-538-4011 or visit

Qwick - 2398 E Camelback, Suite 1060, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Qwick is the leading staffing platform that connects industry professionals directly with food and beverage shifts in real-time. With a 97 percent average shift fill rate and immediate access to a pre-vetted and certifies sharing workforce, thousands of Business Partners across the U.S. reply on Qwick to end understaffing. For more information visit or contact Reggie Pettigrew at 919-720-8052.


Sentinel Risk Advisors LLC - 15801 Brixham Hill Ave, Suite 475, Charlotte, NC 28277. Sentinel Risk Advisors, LLC is the Carolina’s premier, independently owned risk management and insurance brokerage firm with a reputation for exceptional client experience.  Founded in 2013, Sentinel offers a broad scope of property, casualty, risk management, and employee benefit solutions for today’s global marketplace. For more information, contact Joel Ford at 704-206-7892 or visit


Stewart - 101 N Tryon Street, Suite 1400, Charlotte, NC 28202. With a unique interdisciplinary collaborative approach that results in stronger and more creative design solutions, Stewart serves domestic and international clientele, offering a full range of services to meet the needs or our clients including Civil Engineering, Community Planning, Geomatics, Geotechnical & Construction Services, Landscape Architecture, Structural Engineering, and Transportation. For more information, contact Tim Thomas at 704-449-1191 or visit


Spectrum Reach - 1001 Morehead Square Drive, Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28203. As the media division for Spectrum and Spectrum News 1, we are your one-stop shop for the best products and ideas to reach anyone, anywhere, on any screen. We provide our advertising partners with full transparency in reporting on all of the data that is important to tracking and measuring the success of their campaigns.  Offering best-in-class advertising solutions from linear TV, a full suite of digital products, Streaming TV, award-winning production and more. Spectrum Reach can give businesses the best targeting, the smartest data, expert local support, and results you can measure. Click here to learn more. 


Trevi Partners, LLC - 55 Midtown Park East, Mobile, AL 36606. Trevi Village, un upscale, mixed use, 45 acre development in northeast Charlotte, offers  senior living in a continuing care retirement community, and includes multi-family living, medical office, hospitality services, and retail shops.  For more information contact Todd Martin at 251-450-2823.



Regular Members

AC Hotel by Marriott Charlotte Ballantyne - 14819 Ballantyne Village Way, Charlotte, NC 28277. AC Hotel Charlotte Ballantyne is a unique experience featuring 186 guestrooms with large windows providing views of Uptown and the surrounding suburbs.  Situated within Ballantyne Village, guests enjoy dining and shopping.  Our 16th floor Panorama Ballroom has breathtaking views making it the ideal location for weddings, corporate or social events. For more information, contact Jaime Magnanti at 704-752-0013 or visit


Blackstone Security Group - 7515 Pewter Lane, Charlotte, NC 28270. BlackStone Security Group is a disabled-veteran and minority owned company that provides elite and experienced unarmed and armed security professionals to protect your customers, visitors, employees, assets, sites and more. At BlackStone, we guarantee quality management, courteous guards and a professional uniformed appearance. For more information, contact Khalif Yisrael at 980-705-2775 or visit


Charlotte Area Chamber of Commerce - 615 S College Street, 10th Floor, Charlotte, NC 28202. The Charlotte Area Chamber provides members services in the areas of professional development and education that affect the local business community.  Also serving as the voice for small business related information, peer-to-peer networking opportunities and making connections to benefit businesses in our area. For more information, contact Jessica Helms at 704-980-8272 or visit


Colliers International- 1301 Gervais Street, Suite 600, Columbia, SC 29201.  Expert in hotel brokerage. With extensive experience in franchise, negotiations, disposition, acquisition, valuation, financing, rebranding and marketing. We have a broad network of local experts across the United States, combined with global resources from across the Colliers network, that gives me a deep understanding of commercial real estate – and the ability to customize solutions that work for you. For more information, contact Alia Bostaji at 803-401-4288 or visit

Edward Jones - 8430 Rea Road, Suite 130, Charlotte, NC 28277. We offer numerous investments and services to help you reach your financial goals, including smart spending and borrowing options, retirement, paying for education, estate considerations and protecting your assets. For more information, contact Bart Carmichael at 704-541-4154 or visit


EV Hotel - 3379 Peachtree Road NE (Buckhead), Atlanta, GA 30326. EV Hotel is the first-ever Crypto and Technology Hotel Brand. The brand focus is culture and automation that drives a less task driven system for employees while creating guest centric experiences. We have locations coming in Arizona, Florida, California and India. Please contact Calvin Stovall at (404) 946-5075 or visit


Heard Global Since incorporating 25 years ago as an event production and management company, our engagements have delivered premier results that our partners and customers have come to expect. Unlike most of the events industry, we aggressively expanded and recruited talent that other companies sacrificed during the pandemic to build a fully diversified events company to include Production, Sports & Entertainment Venues, Destination Services and Brand Activations. We are committed. We engage people, create moments and build connections. We are a diverse experience solutions company that cares. Please contact Taylor Presson @ 704-649-1865 or visit their website by clicking here

Hopper -  2635 Gastonia Hwy, Lincolnton, NC 28092. Hopper is currently the most downloaded travel app in North America and powers the Capital One Travel Portal for all of Capital One’s 40+ million cardholders. Speak with Hopper on how to reliably increase bookings and market share with the world’s fastest-growing channel for hotel sales. Please contact Amy Dryden - Hickey at 704-956-5301 and visit

Hospitality Staffing Solutions – 1409 East Blvd., Suite 8 Charlotte, NC 28203. As the largest national staffing company specializing in hospitality staff, Hospitality Staffing Solutions (HSS) provides the most highly regarded properties with a superior, reliable and motivated work force every day. Providing a valuable workforce asset is a two-step process: first hire the right people and secondly, managing them properly. HSS achieves both. For more information, visit

KUSTOM US - 4121 Rose Lake Drive, Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28217. National Footprint. Local Service. Kustom offers a full suite of disaster restoration and recovery to help minimize the impact of any loss to your business property and maximize the efficiency of your recovery process. Licensed nationwide, our wide reach provides access to unparalleled disaster recovery and restoration resources, access, and expertise. However, we also draw from our legacy as a family business with a service mindset so we can offer our clients a personalized level of communication, responsiveness, and support. Attention to detail. Quality Workmanship. Contact us today for immediate assistance covering all your emergency restoration service needs. For more information, contact Beth Burleson at 74-606-1440 or visit


Longway Broadband Services - 123 Institute Street, Unit 365, Mooresville, NC 28115. LBS have been providing reliable local and national broadband, engineering, and technology consulting services throughout the country for almost two decades. LBS provides three main functions: 1. Provide Telecommunications consulting (technology planning, wireless, wired infrastructure, etc) 2. Provide Value Added Business Services related to telecommunications connections (Internet, Phone, Cloud, Cable TV, Payment Processing, etc) 3. Provide electronics distribution (TVs, Phones, security cameras, servers, laptops, computers, POS, etc). For more information, contact Joseph Longway at 615-294-8936 or visit

Middle C Jazz -   300 S Brevard St. Charlotte, NC 28202. Middle C Jazz is Charlotte's new home for cool! Experience the "New York style" club with Southern Hospitality, complete with small plates and premium craft cocktails. With regional and national acts, we inspire every kind of music-lover. Ranging from mainstream, smooth, R&B/funk, and jazz genres, we bring music to the heart of our hometown for live performances as vibrant as the city we love. For more information, contact Lizzie Taylor at 704-595-3311 or visit

The Morehead Inn - 1122 East Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC 28204. The Morehead Inn is Charlotte’s most unique Southern estate.  Built originally in 1917 for Charles and Margorie Coddington, the home was designed for entertaining.  The Inn has been hosting overnight guests in its 12 luxury rooms and suites since 1985.  Today, the ultra-private Inn hosts some of Charlotte’s most important social events, from weddings, fundraisers, reunions, board meetings, retreats, and symposia. For more information, visit or contact Dorrys McArdle at 704-376-3357.

OmShera Hotel Group – 5110 Piper Station Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28277. OmShera specializes in acquiring, developing, renovating and operating properties and turning them into award-winning market leaders. We partner with some of the world’s most respected brands in hospitality. We’re a team of entrepreneurs who measure success one property at a time. Our newest development, Home2 Suites Charlotte Piper Glen opens July 2019 with 2 additional properties to follow in Rea Farms and Dilworth. Please contact Lisa Brown @ 980-215-0055 and visit for more information.

PARA Charlotte LLC - 235 W Tremont Ave, Suite 1000, Charlotte, NC 28203. PARA, located in the heart of South End, is an innovative restaurant and cocktail bar serving globally influenced small plates and creative
cocktails. For more information, contact Chet Desai at 704-812-0607 or visit


Queen City Hotels + Management – 5301 Equipment Dr. Charlotte, NC 28262. Queen City Hotels + Management aims to provide an enjoyable andauthentic hospitality experience. Please contact Peter Patel @ 704- 921-9123.

Republic Services- 3358 Hwy 51 N, Fort Mill, SC 29715. Republic Services is Reliable, Environmentally Responsible Recycling and Trash Company offering Free Blueprint Waste Assessments along with Universal and Electronic Recycling services designed to meet your companies specific service needs. Republic Services offers simple solutions and a one stop shop partnership with our customers. “We Will Handle It From Here.” Please contact Stephanie O’Shields @ 8032-222-2917 and visit


The Scarlette Group - 41 Odell School Rd. Suite H. Concord, NC 28027.  TSG represents several manufacturers that touch different parts of the commercial construction process. We make it a point to help architects, contractors, and property owners understand these products so they can maximize their features and benefits. TSG offers commercial single-ply roofing membranes, roof coatings, metal roofing, wall insulation & below grade waterproofing. Please contact Patrick Mulligan @ 980-266-1175 or visit                                          
SYDJUL Hospitality, LLC - SYDJUL Hospitality, LLC is a company that specializes in the hospitality business to include hotels, retail, events, as well as entertainment. Our goal is work with its clients to get the most out of their investment. We work hand in hand with those that don’t have the expertise and or working knowledge of these areas to ensure that whoever may be managing those entities are challenged and doing their very best to maximize profitability. We also take clients from “thoughts of investing” to ownership when necessary. Our goal is for our clients to create generational wealth for many generations after they have decided to leave the business or simply hand it down. Please visit our website to learn more of how we can help you be successful with our expertise. For more information, contact John Jenkins Jr. at 301-535-1149 or visit


Trane Technologies - 4501 South Tryon Street. Trane Technologies prides itself in being a climate innovator, setting new standards to enhance the health and well-being of our communities, customers, employees and planet. Together with our brands, Trae and Thermo King, we being efficient and sustainable climate innovations to buildings, homes and transportation. For more information, contact Rachael Carter at 704-254-5591 or visit

Wade Associates - 212 S. Main Street, Davidson, NC 28036. We’re an independent insurance agency offering a comprehensive suite of insurance solutions to protect your business and your life from the unexpected. We don’t just sell insurance. We work closely with clients to help them make important and informed decisions every day when it comes to protection and their future. For more information, contact Sam Tonner at 704-892-9297 or visit