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  • Long-time Comic-Con Executive Director Fae Desmond to receive Inaugural Carol Wallace Women in Hospitality and Tourism Lifetime Achievement Award

    Honoring six regional female leaders in hospitality and tourism who have led the way for other women, the 3rd annual Women in Hospitality and Tourism (WITH) Luncheon sponsored by the Multi-Cultural Convention Services Network (MCCSN) will occur on Thursday, March 22, 2018, with registration beginning at 11 a.m. The event, held at the Four-Points by Sheraton located at 8110 Aero Drive, will include a panel discussion among the honorees who will share their lessons learned on their path to success.

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  • MCCSN To Honor Women Defining San Diego’s Tourism and Hospitality Industry during Third Annual “W.I.T.H. Awards” Luncheon

    The Multi-Cultural Convention Services Network’s (MCCSN) annual women’s history month celebration will culminate with the MCCSN WITH awards honoring six Women in Tourism and Hospitality. This highly anticipated event will be held Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the Four Points by Sheraton San Diego at 11:15 AM (program starts at 11:45 a.m.) and ends at 1:30 PM.

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  • MCCSN Honored Six Women In Tourism & Hospitality At 2nd Annual Awards Luncheon

    San Diego, March 31, 2017 – More than 260 people attended the Multi-Cultural Convention Services Network’s (MCCSN’s) 2nd Annual Women in Tourism and Hospitality Luncheon Thursday, March 16 at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel as MCCSN presented six women with the Women In Tourism and Hospitality – W.I.T.H AWARDS for 2017.

    MCCSN established the “W.I.T.H.” Awards and hosted this event celebrating Women’s History Month to spotlight the awesome work of visionary leaders in the Tourism and Hospitality industry. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the achievements, leadership, courage, strength, and tenacity of these six women who have helped build the hospitality industry and shape its future in San Diego, while at the same time inspiring industry professionals and students who we know are going to do great things for the industry down the road.” said MCCSN founder Clara Carter. Guests at the luncheon, including tourism executives, industry insiders, renowned guests and students, have coined the term “W.I.T.H. IT!” to express their delight in the concept of the award and the sisterhood embodied within it and the event itself….

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  • MCCSN Hosts Annual Women In Tourism & Hospitality Luncheon

    SAN DIEGO, CA, March 6, 2017 – MCCSN will present the 2017 San Diego Women in Tourism and Hospitality (W.I.T.H.) Awards during the 2nd Annual Women History Month program. The event is scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel. Registration starts at 11:15 AM. The program starts at 12:15 p.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m.

    MCCSN president Clara Carter stated, “MCCSN is presenting these awards to celebrate, and raise public awareness of the significant contributions these six women provide to San Diego’s thriving tourism landscape, to promote the professional advancement of women in the industry, and to inspire young professionals….

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  • MCCSN To Honor Women Defining San Diego’s Tourism and Hospitality Industry during Second Annual “W.I.T.H. Awards” Luncheon

    SAN DIEGO, CA January 30, 2017 – For the second year in a row MCCSN’s annual women’s history month celebration will culminate with the MCCSN award honoring Women in Tourism and Hospitality – the W.I.T.H. San Diego Awards. With its focus on issues relating to women in the workplace at all stages of their careers and the changing landscape of Hospitality and Tourism, MCCSN is the premier organization recognizing the contributions of women professionals in the San Diego metro-area. The 2017 W.I.T.H. Awards will continue MCCSN’s tradition of honoring well known, respected and influential women at the pinnacle of their careers during national women’s history month.

    The 2017 Honorees include Patti Roscoe, Founder of PRA Destination Management Company; Rebecca Aguilera-Gardiner Co-owner Diego & Sons Printing; Denise Jackson President and CEO Balboa Travel Management; Gina Champion-Cain President and CEO American National Investments, Inc.; Shirley Hirai Manager of Equal Opportunity, Port of San Diego; and Sue Botos VP, Community Relations San Diego Padres.

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