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Light the Knights Holiday FestivalFrom Wednesday, November 23rd through Friday, January 2nd Light the Knights Festival is back at Truist Field. Enjoy ice skating, snow tubing, holiday lights, live entertainment, holiday treats, shopping, Santa and much more. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.


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.


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.

New HTA Members!

Corporate Partners

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.    

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.

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

Granite Insurance - 56 North Main Street, Granite Falls, NC 28630. Granite Insurance has been in business since 1936, proudly serving the Carolinas, and beyond. Melissa serves the greater Charlotte area, supporting regional, national and global companies as a well-informed, local business risk consultant.  We always put our client’s best interest at the forefront of every decision, empowering you to be successful, even during unexpected events. For more information, contact Melissa Gut at 828-382-3725 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. 

BluSky Restoration Contractors - 4402 Stuart Andrew Blvd, Suite G, Charlotte, NC 28217. BluSky provides commercial, industrial, governmental, residential, and multifamily restoration, renovation, environmental, and roofing services across the nation. With an emphasis on large projects, we don’t build things; we restore and rebuild them. Our engaged employees bring experience and teamwork to anyone who owns or manages the property, provides property insurance, or manages property insurance claims. For more information, contact Max Seay at 336-690-8934 or visit


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.

DOD Office Interiors - 8318 Pineville Matthews Road, Suite 280A, Charlotte, NC 28226. DOD office Interiors is a turnkey FF&E firm that Provides the GC services, design, and the FF&E with one point of contact for the entire project.  DOD will do the demo to the final install of the flooring, wall covering, lighting, art-work, and accessories.  We work with Hilton, Marriott and other brands of hotels in the Southeast. For more information, contact Rob Dahlke at 704-614-1135 or visit


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.

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


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


Ascent Digital Agency - 2250 Hawkins Street, Suite 2, Charlotte, NC 28203. With offices in Charlotte, North Carolina, Durango, Colorado and Billings, Montana; Ascent Digital was founded by determined digital marketers with a passion for helping businesses grow. With over 15 years of digital marketing experience and hundreds of businesses impacted, we knew we could take digital marketing to the next level and put our expertise to work. As an agency with unmatched customer service, transparent reporting, and competitive pricing, we promise your experience with us will be positive. We believe in giver's gain, and the best way to grow our business is by growing yours! For more information, contact Neal Moseley at 864-918-7373 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


EXP Commercial - 9805 Sandy Rock Place, Suite C-600, Charlotte, NC 28277. Steve is leveraging his 38 years in the restaurant and hospitality industry to assist businesses and owners with their commercial real estate needs. With a main focus on restaurants and retail in sales and purchases or leases, Steve can help with startups or expansions. Other areas of experience are land, office and flex industrial space. For more information contact Steve Tubel at 704-363-4724 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

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

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


Pleasant Grove Farm - 7132 Pleasant Grove Road, Charlotte, NC 28216. Pleasant Grove Farm provides a beautiful venue, just on the outskirts of Charlotte, North Carolina. With a house and barn, you can customize our venue to fit your dream wedding or event aesthetic. With plenty of room for your guests, a picturesque location, and event amenities, Pleasant Grove Farm has exactly what you need for your wedding, corporate or social event. For more information, contact Cierra Lannon at 704-798-9177 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                                          
Suttmeier Productions - 3600 Stokes Ave, Charlotte, NC 28210. Suttmeier Productions works with businesses to create stunning videos that inspire action and produce strategic results. A video without strategy often fails to create value, but an effective video strategy can drive traffic, nurture client relationships, and close sales, all while running smoothly behind the scenes of your business. For more information, contact Ben Suttmeier at 908-268-1562 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

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts - 22 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, NJ  07054. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the largest hotel franchising company in the world, representing over 21 brands across the globe, from Economy to Luxury & everything in between. We aim to grow relationships within the hospitality industry and the Carolinas. For more information visit or contact Megan Golish at 862-329-9987.