On Wednesday, May 29, 2013 ValueXpress was among the sponsors for the 8th Annual San Antonio Hotel Owners Association Golf Tournament at the Hyatt Hill Country Golf Club in San Antonio, TX.
130 golfers took to the links under threatening skies (but thankfully the rain held off) to compete in two- and four-man scramble competitions, following longest drive and closest to the pin competitions. The golf course was in excellent condition and greens played fast.
In the evening, awards were handed out and a Texas Hold‘em tournament commenced. “I am embarrassed to admit that I never played Texas Hold’em before,” said Michael D. Sneden, Executive Vice President of ValueXpress. “But my colleague Jay Bhakta is a seasoned gambler and helped me through. At one point I was up a few thousand dollars, but I lost it all on a bold but losing ‘all-in’ bet,” said Sneden. “It was great fun, and all the money goes to charity.”
The next day featured the Texas Hotel Owners Association/Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) Joint Industry Trade Show. “We had tremendous traffic at our trade show booth. We signed up $40 million of new business,” commented Jay Bhakta, Senior Loan Originator at ValueXpress for the southern region of the United States. “Texas remains a great market for us, as the energy boom is really boosting hotel performance in Texas and surrounding states.”