Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) Adds Partner Meridian Knowledge Solutions

  Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) Adds Partner Meridian
  Knowledge Solutions

Business Wire

WESTFIELD, N.J. -- March 5, 2013

The Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART announces a
new sponsor relationship with Meridian Knowledge Solutions who will work with
them  to further advance opportunities for those employed in the hospitality

“Being a silver partner with CHART is important for us because we can team up
to bring members a learning-technology platform for easily delivering content
and transacting business, which can help each customer’s bottom line,” said
Vinay Nilakantan, vice president of Product Management and Marketing for
Meridian Knowledge Solutions.

“CHART’s new partnership with Meridian Knowledge Solutions provides our
members with the latest human-capital-management technology in order to solve
complex challenges in people development,” said Tara Davey, Executive Director
for CHART. “Their innovation in regard to e- learning and management analytics
is very critical to our trainers.”

CHART currently has the following partners who support its mission:

Gold Level: National Restaurant Association Solutions

Silver Level: Assess Systems, American Hotel and Lodging Association
Educational Foundation, Creative Restaurant Solutions, Customerville,
DiscoverLink, Legacy Business Cultures, Legacy Solutions, Meridian Knowledge
Solutions, MindLeaders, People Report, SkillSoft, and Viatech.

Alliance Partners: Nation Restaurant News, HR in Hospitality, QSR Magazine and
Share our Strength

For more information, please call 312-405-2634, email,
or visit

CHART (, a non-profit professional association founded in 1970,
is the leading resource for the development and advancement of hospitality
training professional and their organizations. With more than 400 members from
more than 300 multi-unit restaurant and hotel companies, CHART represents a
workforce of almost five million. CHART includes all facets of hospitality
training, learning and performance professionals; from entry level to senior
executive. CHART’s mission is to develop hospitality training professionals to
advance industry training practices and improve operational results by
providing access to education, tools and resources.

Meridian Knowledge Solutions ( is the #1-rated
human-capital management company for customer loyalty, with a documented
customer retention rate of 98 percent. Meridian provides integrated solutions
for over 350 clients with 8.5 million active users including AutoZone, Bell
Helicopter, CSX Corporation, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., Panera Bread,
Sunrise Senior Living, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and more than 80 federal,
state and local governments. Meridian takes a unique approach to tailor every
solution to exact client needs. Meridian asks the right questions, listens and
molds its solution to fit its customers’ unique requirements. Meridian offers
SaaS, private cloud or on-premises deployments.

Meridian’s flagship product, the Meridian Global LMS, integrates advanced
learning management, mobile learning, social learning, e-commerce, learning
content management, performance management and workforce analytics into one
fully integrated solution. Meridian also provides strategic professional
services, mobile and e-learning courseware development and hosting services.

Meridian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Visionary Integration Professionals.
To learn more, visit or follow Meridian on Twitter


Tara Davey, 800.463.5918
Lisa L. Marovec, FMP, 312.405.2634
Meridian Knowledge Solutions
Bill Perry, 716.652.1762
Public Relations
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