[caption id="attachment_889" align="alignright" width="150"] Towne Park volunteers at “Serve to Remember.” Click the photo to view the photo album on Facebook![/caption] Several Towne Park associates took part in the third annual “Serve to Remember” event on September 8, an International Coastal Cleanup project in Annapolis, MD that served as a remembrance on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks. The opening ceremony was held at the World War II Memorial in Annapolis, and included remarks from a variety of local and state political and military luminaries, including Senator Ben Cardin, Special Assistant to Senator Barbara Mikulski and Marine reservist Sarah Leming, Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold, Elizabeth Wyble, president of Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails and Navy Pilot Commander Brian Sinclair. The common theme strung throughout the speeches acknowledged that although there was significant loss on that faithful day on September 11, 2001, the American spirit has endured, and remained as strong as ever. Buoyed by what they had just heard, Towne Park and the 300 volunteers proved this sentiment.

[caption id="attachment_659" align="alignright" width="150"] 2012 Valentine Memorial Scholarship winner Jacob Kuna and Vice President of Operations Jeff Johnson. Click the image to watch a video of the surprise presentation![/caption] Today’s blog entry was written by Jackie Harris-Harrell, Towne Park’s Vice President of Diversity Inclusion On behalf of The Foundation, I am pleased to announce Jacob Kuna as 2012’s Valentine Memorial Scholarship winner!  Selected from 19 applicants by Towne Park’s Educational Testing Service Scholarship & Recognition Program Review Committee, Jacob joined Towne Park in January 2011 as a Guest Service Associate at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown.  A full-time student entering his junior year at Arizona State University, Jacob is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. Please Read More from Jeff Johnson, Vice President of Operations, about how Jacob’s family and many of his Towne Park teammates surprised him with this award!

[caption id="attachment_623" align="alignright" width="150"] Discovered Treasure on display at the Sheraton Society Hill![/caption] During any vacation, children are at their most boisterous during check-in.  They’ve been patiently (… or impatiently) waiting to begin their holiday, and now they’re so close they can taste it.  Getting that room key remains the final obstacle before vacation really begins.  One minute you’re at the concierge desk checking in, the next minute you’re apologizing to other guests for your children’s cannon balls into the pool! If you’re traveling to Philadelphia, Towne Park Account Manager Ahmad Farooq at Sheraton Society Hill has made check-in a little easier for you - and much more fun for your kids - by creating a Children’s Amenity Program for arriving guests.

[caption id="attachment_576" align="alignright" width="150"] Towne Green's Pledge Tree[/caption] Towne Park’s environmental council, Towne Green, kicked off Earth Day weekend with a celebration in the corporate office last Friday! In honor of the holiday, Towne Park associates were encouraged to wear their green shirts to work while members of the Towne Green Council wore 100% organic shirts of their own, with “Painting the Towne Green” emblazoned across the back to help spread their mission of raising environmental awareness in the community.

February’s Featured Artist isn’t an individual, but a group of collaborative teammates who went above and beyond to make a couple’s Valentine’s Day a holiday they will always remember. Congratulations to the team at JW Marriot Starr Pass Resort & Spa!
  • Jay Ronquillo
  • Aidan Poston
  • Linnea Olofsson
  • Martin Rodriguez
  • James Burdette
Aidan Poston, Account Manager at JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, details the unforgettable evening for Mr. and Ms. Hickok:

[caption id="attachment_493" align="alignright" width="150"] Susan and Devang shaved their heads and eyebrows in support of the St. Baldrick Foundation.[/caption]

As you may know, many of your teammates have shaved their heads, and eyebrows, in support of the St. Baldrick Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.

To date, Towne Park has raised over $2,000 to support this great cause.  Yet, in true Towne Park fashion, we know we can do more to make a difference! In order to raise even more contributions, Executive Vice President – Hospitality Division Matt Cahill has challenged TP Nation to donate another $10,000 by the end of the week.  If we’re able to meet this goal, Matt will shave his head! But wait - there's more!

Towne Park Associates Serve Dinner to Ligthhouse Shelter Clients in Annapolis On Tuesday, June 21, Towne Park volunteers provided and served dinner to the “clients” of The Lighthouse Shelter, a local Annapolis facility that provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, a resource and support center, and homeless...