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ARDA Northeast Regional Meeting 

October 28–29, 2019
Foxwoods Resort and Casino
Mashantucket, CT 


Registration | Hotel Information | Schedule | Sponsors 



Register online or download the form here and email it to ARDA or fax it to (202) 289-8544. 

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Hotel Information

The ARDA Northeast Regional Meeting will take place at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, CT. The discount room rate for the ARDA Northeast Regional Meeting is $109 per night and will be available until October 7 or until the block sells out, whichever comes first. To make your hotel reservations, please contact the Foxwood Resort and Casino directly at              860-312-3000, or 800-369-9663 and mention the ARDA Northeast Regional Meeting to obtain the  discount rate.  

*Please note the ARDA room block rate is currently sold out for the night of Sunday October 27. Rooms are available through the online reservation system for that evening at the best current available rate of $279 per night. Rooms for Monday, October 28 and Tuesday, October 29 are available at the ARDA Group Rate of $109 per night.


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Monday, October 28 

  Thank you to Global Connections, Inc. for sponsoring all educational programming 

 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm 

Registration Open

 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 

Educational Session 

Legally Weird 

Real World experiences on interesting and challenging topics facing our industry such as how to deal with medical/recreational marijuana use, comfort/service animals, harassment in the workplace and other topics that present unique and challenging scenarios.

Moderator: Anne Jenness, Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell P.C.   


Fraser Kirkpatrick, General Manager, Village of Loon Mountain Resort
Luke Smith, Partner, Taylor English Duma

 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Welcome Reception 
Sponsored by First American Title Insurance Company

Tuesday, October 29 

8:00 am - 11:00 am 


8:00 am - 9:00 am 

Sponsored by RCI
8:30 am - 9:00 am 

Welcome and ARDA Updates

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Leaps Overview 
 9:15 am - 10:15 am 
Educational Session 

Creating and Retaining Energized and Engaged Teams 

With low unemployment and a shrinking labor market, hiring and retaining engaged and motivated employees becomes more important than ever. Take a deep dive into successful programs and best practices from hiring and on-boarding to continued education programs for employees, all designed to elevate employee engagement and retention. See what it takes to turn team members into positive advocates for our industry.     

Moderator: Renee Blood, RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain        


Melanie Baker, Resort Manager, Bluegreen Vacations Corporation
Heather Durant, General Manager, InnSeason Resorts 

10:15 am - 10:30 am                                   
Networking Break
Sponsored by Vacation Resorts International
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Educational Session

Sales & Marketing for Today and Tomorrow 

Learn what it takes to be successful in today's Sales and Marketing departments and see where trends suggest it's heading - from out-of-the-box marketing strategies, to creative social media messaging.             

Moderator: Tara Bergeron, RCI 


Allan Guilbeault, Managing Partner, LGA Media Group
Brian Willette, Director of Sales, InnSeason Resorts

 11:30 am - 12:15 pm 

Educational Session

How to Fund a Renovation on Different Budgets 

This session takes a look at how to tackle renovation projects for each budget and what options exist based on the unique property need. Is the project for a small resort or a larger resort? Should it come out of a special assessment or reserves? Learn to tackle the issue head on.

Moderator: Scott MacGregor, Lemonjuice Solutions


Stephen Furrer, Director of Resorts, VRI Americas
Bill Ryczek, Principal, Colebrook Financial Company
Time Sieurin, General Manager, InnSeason Resorts


 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  
Sponsored by Interval International 




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              Hilton Grand Vacations March 2018 logo         Interval PNG 
      Jani King logo PNG       2018 Marriott Vacations Worldwide logo        
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  • Colebrook Financial
  • Granite State Contract Furnishings 
  • MasterCorp

*sponsor list as of 08/12/19  



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