What is the purpose of WAHA? To promote the interest of the hospitality industry in New Hanover County and surrounding areas; to provide information to the membership; to provide a forum for the discussion of ideas and problems; to facilitate communications among membership; and to promote professionalism within the hospitality industry.

How often does WAHA meet? Member meetings take place bi-monthly on the second Wednesday of the month. Members will receive an Evite approximately one month prior stating the date, time and venue. Please be sure to RSVP so that the Board can plan accordingly for catering and seating arrangement. * Attending the bi-monthly meeting requires a $15 per active member in attendance. Member networking socials take place on the off months and in the evenings.

Why should I become a WAHA member? WAHA membership provides professional networking with other hospitality industry professionals, the opportunity to attend informative and educational luncheons, insights on the most up to date hospitality trends & industry news, and of course the chance to check out what our local hotels, restaurants, and attractions offer!

Who represents the WAHA Executive Board? President – Molly Johnson, Vice President – Michelle Hardee, Treasurer – Heather Miura, Secretary – Ashlyn DeHart, Director of Membership Retention – Lane Leibrock, Director of New Member Recruitment – Joan DeSantis, Director of Communications – Nellie Henigin

May I host an upcoming meeting/luncheon or networking social event? Members are welcome to host an upcoming meeting/luncheon or a networking social (night) event. Please reach out to the executive board to inquire about available dates.