Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Blood Drive at Frito Lay

Are you looking for a way to volunteer your time or make a difference in the lives of others? Why not participate in the Frito Lay Blood Drive. Come join the staff at Frito Lay's 4953 Paramount Drive office this Thursday as they hold a Blood Drive.

The Blood Drive will be held in the parking lot at Frito Lay office from 10am-4pm this Thursday. To make an appointment online go to http://www.sandiegobloodbank.org/

Click on "Appointments" and " Make an Appointment at a Mobile Blood Drive" Enter sponsor code: FLAY

Redeem points earned by donating blood to obtain Outback, Submarina and Domino gift cards, movie tickets and more.

Visit sandiegobloodbank.org and click Life Saver Store.

Hope to see you there :-)

04/01/201010:00 AM - 04:00 PM

4953 Paramount Dr
San Diego, CA 92123

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Laugh for Recovery

“Laugh for Recovery”

As part of the Holiday Inn Mission Valley Stadium’s ongoing community outreach our hotel participated the Mental Health Systems, Inc “Laugh for Recover" fundraiser.
Held on March 7th, 2010 the Mental Health Systems 3rd annual “Laugh for Recovery” event took place at the Belly Up in Solana Beach. Mental Health Systems Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals, families and communities impacted by mental health and alcohol and drug related illnesses.

MHS divisions include Mental Health Services, Corrections and Rehabilitation and Alcohol and Drug Services. Each division provides services to individuals, families and communities who have unique needs, including but not limited to the seriously mentally ill, dually diagnosed, transitioning youth, homeless mentally ill, homeless veterans, and individuals involved with the criminal justice or correctional system.
Besides having entertainment the event also conducted drawing for gift prizes donated from local businesses. Our hotel donated a weekend stay package valued at over $200
Comedians included:
Chris Kid Reid: Chris "KID" Reid: A successfully comedian, KID performs a unique nightclub act that combines humor, hip hop and audience participation. Originally a member of the highly successful rap duo Kid-N-Play, Chris took his success in to the arena of feature film as the star of the KID also starred in the now classic House Party movies.
Chris Clobber: Unusual, fresh, and very funny, he is consistently re-booked wherever he performs. As well as writing for film and television, and other top name performers. He’s appeared in numerous commercials, sitcoms, and has been seen on A&E, ABC, CBS, NBC, Showtime and Comedy Central.
Shayma Tash: Shayma has performed her hilarious stand-up on several shows such as the Keenan Ivory Wayans Show, Cedric the Entertainer Presents and Funny is Funny and is currently opening for Carrot Top in Las Vegas.

To learn more about how you can assist Mental Health Systems Inc in their efforts in improving the lives of others visit: http://www.mhsinc.org/

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Holiday Inn Mission Valley partcipates in the Silent Auction benefitting the San Diego Center for Children

On Wednesday February 10th, the Holiday Inn Mission Valley participated in the Society of Government Meeting Professional’s Silent Auction benefiting the San Diego Center for Children.

SGMP’s mission is to provide educational and networking opportunities to planner members from federal, state, county, and local governments, as well as suppliers of meeting services and facilities. Items were donated from various business‘s in San Diego. The Holiday Inn Mission Valley donated a complimentary Saturday night stay with a complimentary dinner for two in our new Rayo Grill.
All proceeds from the silent auction benefited the San Diego Center for Children. The mission of San Diego Center for Children (SDCC) is to promote the well-being of children, youth, families, and communities by providing an array of proven and effective mental health, educational, and social services. Founded in 1887, SDCC is San Diego’s oldest accredited non-profit organization. Today, SDCC has become a leader in providing mental health services to children and families within our community. They offer a variety of programs for children facing behavioral, emotional, social, and educational challenges.SDCC programs support Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and reestablish the learning process while meeting the specific mental health needs of the children and adolescents they serve.

The Holiday Inn Mission Valley understands the importance of community participation. We applaud SGMP for reaching out to SDCC. The auction not only raised funds for SDCC but also raised awareness of this outstanding organization.
Please help spread the word about SDCC and SGMP by sharing this posting with all who you feel would benefit from this information.

To learn more about SGMP San Diego visit http://www.sgmpsd.org/ to learn more about SDCC visit http://www.centerforchildren.org/

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

New additions to the management team!

The Holiday Inn Mission Valley is pleased to announce the addition of five new managers to the hotels management team. Christine Stonebraker (Assistant General Manger), Vince Stubbs CHSP (Sales Manager), Krystal Chavez (Sales Coordinator), Shaun Leydet (Rayo Bar and Grill Manager) and Will Thompson (Food and Beverage Director). Together the new team members bring over 60 years of hotel and restaurant experience.

Here's more on the new team members:

Wes Lavender

Wes Lavender is the new General Manager at our hotel. He assumed role of GM on November 4th. Wes was previously the general manager at the Country Inn and Suites on Sorrento Mesa. Wes is originally from Texas, but has been a resident of San Diego since 2001

Shaun Michael Leydet

Shaun Michael Leydet is the manager of The Rayo Grill. Shaun comes to San Diego from Massachusetts with over 8 years experience as a general manager of 3 franchised caf├ęs and 2 years of front of house management for a fine dining restaurant. Shaun graduated from Lenox Memorial High school & attended Berkshire Community College.

Christine Stonebraker, CMP

Christine Stonebraker, CMP, Assistant General Manager, has been in the Hospitality Industry for 20 years. She began her career as a Catering Secretary at the Town and Country hotel in Mission Valley. She spent 7 years working in Catering and Event Management and 13 years in Sales. Christine came to the Holiday Inn Mission Valley from the Courtyard San Diego Central where she was the Director of Sales for 5 years. She brings with her a great deal of knowledge of the local area and San Diego. Christine received her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification in 1999 and is a Past President with the San Diego Chapter of Meeting Professionals International.

Will Thompson

Willard Thompson is the Food and Beverage Director of the Holiday Inn - Stadium Hotel. Willard comes to San Diego from Arizona with 16 years of high volume restaurant experience. He developed 2 new restaurants in the new Planet Hollywood Hotel in Las Vegas and spent the last 3 years as the Executive chef for Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants in Scottsdale, Arizona. Willard graduated from Coronado High school and attend Southwest Community College.

Vince Stubbs,CHSP

Vince Stubbs joined the Holiday in this January. Vince’s previous experience includes Director of Sales positions with Holiday Inn, and Hilton properties in Northern Virginia. Vince served as Corporate Director of Sales with Coakley Williams Hotel Management Company before joining the Holiday Inn Mission Valley. Vince has a strong background in government and corporate affairs from serving as a board member of the Association of the United States Army, Chairperson of the Economic Development Committee of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce as well as being Past President of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce.
Vince is a native of New Jersey. He earned his A.A. from Bergen Community College in Paramus New Jersey where he majored in Hotel and Restaurant Management.

Recently the Holiday Inn Mission Valley has undergone some major upgrades to the exterior as well as the interior of the hotel. More upgrades are on the way as the hotel readies for a major relaunch. Why not stop by and see the changes for yourself. For a tour of the hotel and to learn more of what is to come contact Vince Stubbs at 858-503-2542

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The Holiday Inn Mission Valley Stadium

3805 Murphy Canyon Road

San Diego, CA 92123