Category: Our Staff

The Heathman Lodge Sales Team greets you in the hotel lobby April 14th 2017

What Is Your Sphere of Influence?

by Leah Sarkkinen Sales and Catering: Bringing People Together If you have been to the Heathman Lodge, you have likely witnessed a hub of action. “Hi, how’s it going?” you may have heard when walking by the front desk. Glancing into Hudson’s, a full-house of restaurant guests is the norm. Servers and banquet staff keep a fast pace attending to restaurant and banquet guests. When … Read More

March 10th 2017

Stop Wishing Success. Instead, Expect it.

We all hope for success, but most people don’t expect themselves to reach a level of extraordinary achievement. Rather, they hope and wish for that to be the case someday. Hoping and wishing will never be enough to get you to where you want to go. There is a major difference between hoping to be successful and expecting to be successful. When we hope to be successful, … Read More

February 24th 2017

Vancouver USA: No Longer Portland’s Tagalong Sibling

Way Back When… But not too far back I grew up on the other side of the Columbia River. At that time, Vancouver seemed like little more than a sleeper town for Portland. It had several nicknames, most not exactly complementary. I’m not proud to say I laughed at many of those names back then. In the early 2000s, there was talk that they were … Read More

herman sloth November 25th 2016

Herman the Sloth: A Lodge Tradition

Video by Bryan White “Hi my name is Herman! If you turn me into the front desk you can earn a reward. If I were to try to get there myself it would take me more than a week. I am literally the slowest moving creature on the planet and normally sleep up to 20 hours a day!” -Herman From all of us here at … Read More

catering workshop November 18th 2016

Catering Workshop 2016

At The Heathman Lodge, we seek ways to think outside the box. Our top priority for 2017 is to redefine our look and prioritize innovation. To kickstart our goals, we recently hosted a Catering Workshop under our management service, Connect Hospitality Services (CoHo), in which we invited seven properties under CoHo to join the festivities. The purpose for these properties was to collaborate with each … Read More

whose job is it November 15th 2016

Whose Job Is It?: A Story of Culture

This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it.   It ended … Read More

October 28th 2016

What I Learned Working In Leadership-Driven Hospitality

Hospitality can be a demanding industry, largely depending on your position. It also has potential to be infinitely rewarding. Currently, I work at The Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, Washington and have found the latter to be true nine times out of ten. Inside these walls, I have been gifted an opportunity to learn the importance of leadership in the workplace and the attributes that compose … Read More