The Corporate Housing Providers Association Empowers Small Staff Companies with New Annual Event

Published on Wednesday, November 30th, 2022 by Craig Banister

INDIANAPOLIS – November 30, 2022 – The Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA) hosted its first in-person Small Staff Forum last month in Indianapolis. This forum offered small staff companies and their partners an opportunity to network and discuss topics that specifically pertain to small businesses in the corporate housing industry.

Attendees examined challenges, opportunities, and solutions for their small staff businesses. The educational content included an economic overview, marketing on a budget, operational tips, changing service expectations and valued partnerships. These topics were deemed critical to small staff attendees.

“I absolutely love attending CHPA events,” said Lauren Turner, CEO of SOJURN. “They prove time and time again to include the most up-to-date industry information and I consistently gain new knowledge about our industry with each event I attend. The networking opportunities are always an added bonus!”

Carol Hooper, CCHP, Vice President of AHI Corporate Housing added, “CHPA is the only option for corporate housing professionals to share ideas and connect with each other as like-minded industry professionals. The one place where everyone speaks our language and shares the same experiences.”

85% of attendees indicated they are “very likely” to recommend the Small Staff Forum. Post event survey respondents gave the event a 4.9 rating on a 1-5 scale. An online community has been formed for small staff company employees to continue the connections and conversations that started at the event.

The inaugural Small Staff Forum was hosted on a digital platform in 2021, followed by this year’s event held in-person. It was made possible by CHPA’s Small Staff Special Focus Group members:

  • Andy Mixan, CCHP | Omaha Corporate Housing
  • Carol Hooper, CCHP | AHI Corporate Housing
  • Gary LeFeuvre, CCHP | Nest Furnished Living Solutions
  • Jim Drass, CCHP | Corporate Suites Network

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CHPA is the only trade association dedicated exclusively to the corporate housing industry. The association advances the highest standards in business and professionalism; provides valuable insight, knowledge and resources to the industry; and increases visibility among related industries. Along with networking, education, certification, and information sharing, CHPA members grow their business and expand their reach through an international network of partners. Find out more about corporate or furnished apartments at