2011 GSA Per Diem Rates Announced

The new government per diem rates, effective October 1, 2011, have just been released by GSA and are now available at GSA's website, Select “2012” from the dropdown box above the map of the United States in order to see FY 12 rates.

For FY 2012, ADR data indicate that the lodging industry has not returned to the ADR peaks realized prior to 2008. While some NSAs are showing signs of recovery, others have remained flat or continued to decrease below FY 2011 levels. Overall, the NSA rates are similar to FY 2011 as most rates did not increase or decrease more than $5. The six M&IE tiers will remain the same for FY 2012.

Thank you for your membership!

Charles Sadler, CGMP, CHSP, CHSC
Executive Director & CEO

Old Dominion Wins Awards at National Conference!

Old Dominion Chapter Wins Three Awards at the 2011 NEC in Norfolk, VA!

Got Eight? Old Dominion Chapter does!  The Old Dominion Chapter was the recipient of the 2011 Program of the Year Award for our chapter program "Hotel Contract Negotiations - Deal or No Deal."  Since 2001, the Old Dominion Chapter has dominated this important award, winning it 8 times! 

Old Dominion Chapter was also the only chapter to be recipient of the 2011 Chapter Honors category for the Chapter Recognition Awards.   A chapter can be recognized in one of three levels (Excellence, Honors or Merit) regarding execution of its mission and duties to its members and the Society.

This year's chapter challenge was to decorate a life jacket representative of the chapter and it's home state.   A special thank you to Mary Clair O'Hara's sister-in-law for her talented artwork in painting beautiful scenes of the Commonwealth on our life jacket.  As a result, the Old Dominion Chapter was awarded first place in our chapter category!