Greater Boston Concierge Association

Newsletter

January 2014

 

 

 

Important Links

GBCA web site 

 

Les Clefs D'or

 

ArtsBoston.org 

 

Convention & Visitors Bureau 

 

SAVE THE DATES!
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February 10, 2014

 GBCA all member meeting at the Harvard Museum of Natural History/ HarvardMuseum of Science & Culture

 

March 20, 2014 GBCA 

All member meeting at the New England Aquarium

 

March 10, 2014 

Concierge event at Golfsmith 

 

Please save the dates for these events.  

Invitations will follow.


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The Shop Local Pass

 Today's convention guests are looking for a shopping experience they won't find in any other city. That's why three Charles Street retailers have joined forces to introduce the SHOP LOCAL PASS, which offers a 10% discount at four stores: Blackstones of Beacon Hill, noa jewelry, fine handcrafts & gifts, and Beacon Hill Chocolates, all on Charles Street; and Reflections on Newbury Street.

The pass was conceived by noa's Barbara Scofidio, who spent most of her career as an editor covering the meetings and conventions industry. "Some convention visitors might only have a couple of hours to experience Boston, while others might extend their trips just to shop. Either way, they're craving an authentic, local experience-not the same chains they can find at home or the typical tchotchkes from China," she says."They also want to work with stores that can assist them with shipping and understand how to pack items for air travel-not be left on their own to figure it out."

All four stores offer just that: Blackstones and Reflections feature unique New England-style gifts and Boston-themed books, noa focuses on jewelry and gifts created exclusively by local artists, and Beacon Hill Chocolates offers only the finest artisan chocolate.

The new SHOP LOCAL PASS will be distributed to concierges in late January, and replenished as needed. The stores will hold a kickoff wine and cheese reception at noa, 88 Charles Street, on Thursday January 30, from 5:30 to 7:30, with visits to Blackstones and Beacon Hill Chocolates. "By the end of the evening, you'll be convinced that these stores in combination offer the ideal shopping experience for out-of-towners," says Scofidio.

Please RSVP for the reception at 857.233.4912

  

GBCA 2014 Board

President: Betty Salemme

Vice President of Operations: Position is vacant
A special election will be held in January.

Vice President of Public Relations: Evan Martin

Vice President of Membership: Ellen Coppinger

Chief Financial Officer: Gina Guange

Recording Secretary: Bonnie O'Hare

Affiliate Representative: Meg Worth

Advisor: Elizabeth Carey

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President's Letter 

 

 

Dear members and friends,

 

January 2014 started out with a bang! ... Our GBCA Anniversary Gala held on Sunday, January 5, 2014 was graciously hosted by Towne Stove and Spirits.

 

The fabulous event was made possible through the hard work and support of the incredibly talented Terrilynn Haak, Director of Sales and the generosity of General Manager Traci Roach. We would also like to thank Banquet Captain Levi Maustellar, for his assistance in making the evening's festivities seamless. Our 24th Annual GBCA Anniversary Gala was such a memorable occasion, one that members will still be talking about for many years to come. Please enjoy the many photos from this incredible night, because the pictures tell the story of a perfect evening shared by so many wonderful friends who support our GBCA family.

 

Towne Stove and Spirits proved to be an ideal location for what is now the party of the year. From the moment we arrived, we were escorted to the incredibly spacious second floor complete with a full dining room and bar and an incredible private function room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the breathtaking Boylston Street donned with just the right amount of glistening snow. The staff at Towne was extraordinary -- serving a colossal array of incredible appetizers and beverages including a concierge signature drink to the delight and surprise of all members. There were also banquet tables and a bountiful carving station overflowing with incredibly luscious food items Towne Stove and Spirits is known for. The evening was then topped off with an abundance of delicious desserts and coffee making it a night to remember.

 

We would also like to thank Julie Ingles of Stapleton Floral who courteously donated several festive flower arrangements adding color and a creative flair to the already elegant dining room and banquet tables.

 

Evan Martin, DJ extraordinaire really rocked the room spinning some amazing dance tunes. It was standing room only when he took the spotlight and showed us some of his many dance moves to an already packed dance floor.

 

Thank you to David Fox of David Fox Photographers who made everyone look great capturing the stylish setting and sharing his wonderful pictures with our members.

 

The highlight of our evening was the announcement of the 2014 Board of Directors by our Election Committee: Mark Miller, Guy Neil and Elise Libesking! The Board members accepting their role for 2014 include; Vice President of Public Relations: Evan Martin, Vice President of Membership: Ellen Coppinger, Chief Financial Officer: Gina Guange, Recording Secretary: Bonnie O'Hare and Affiliate Representative: Meg Worth.

 

I also had the opportunity to thank the 2013 board and shared with our evening's guests what each member brought to the table that made us a better organization in 2013. Jennifer Stanish, Joe Fallon and Bob Schwartz have all bigheartedly offered their assistance to our new board in making the transition flawless. We are all going to miss their charitable contributions over these last two years.

 

I also wanted to thank our advisor Elizabeth Carey of Attract China for continuing to guide us on the right path with her commitment to the GBCA and serving as Advisor to the board.

 

I would also love to share with all of you, our members, my appreciation and excitement to be representing you in 2014. I want everyone to know that as President of the Greater Boston Concierge Association representing our members and working with the 2014 Board of Directors continues to be an honor and a privilege that I take very seriously.   As always, I am committed to working now and in the future for the betterment of our organization.

 

Thank you again for all of your support.

 

With Pride in Service,

Betty Salemme

President

Greater Boston Concierge Association

 

A world-class Chinese culture performance SHEN YUN will come back to Boston at the Citi Wang Theatre from February 28 to March 2 with an all-new 2014 performance!

Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture. Its stunning beauty and tremendous energy leave audiences uplifted and inspired.

A Shen Yun performance features the world's foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops-together creating one spectacular performance.

For tickets, please visit: http://www.shenyunperformingarts.org/boston 

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 GBCA SPECIAL ELECTION FOR 2014

 

 

Vice President of Operations

The GBCA board of directors Vice President of Operations for 2014 position is available. If you are interested in being considered for this position, please submit in writing a paragraph no longer than 300 words listing your qualifications and why you would like to be considered for this volunteer position. All submissions must be mailed or faxed to: Where Magazine/GBCA E;ectopm 45 Newberry Street, Suite 506, Boston, MA 02116. Fax-617-262-2474 no later than Tuesday, Janurary 28th, 2014

 

Qualifications for this exciting position are:

 

You must be a member in good standing. Good Standing means, you must be employed as a concierge in a hotel, residence or corporate building. You must have been a member of the GBCA for at least six months and you must have attended at least three GBCA meetings in 2013.

 

Vice President of Operations Duties

 

The VP of Operations is responsible for creating and distributing all monthly meetings and invitations. The VP of Operations is responsible for attending monthly board and membership meetings. The VP of Operations will address monthly GBCA meetings and oversee the open participation segment of each meeting if needed. The VP of Operations maintains the Constant Contact account and site and ensures all correspondence is sent in a timely manner. The VP of Operations works closely with the VP of Membership to ensure all information is accurate and up to date. The VP of Operations works closely with the GBCA President and works under the direction of the board.

 

All eligible submissions will be e-mailed to concierge members before the February meeting. Ballots will be distributed to eligible concierges at the GBCA all member meeting on Monday, February 10, 2014 at the HMNH. Any ballots remaining will be mailed the following day. The announcement of the new board member will be announced in the February newsletter.

 

If you have any questions about these qualifications, the job responsibilities or the time line, please contact any member of the election committee or the present board of directors.

Being a member of the GBCA Board of Directors is an honor and a privilege. Please consider becoming an active board member by joining this exciting team. Your dedication and commitment is greatly appreciated.

 

Guy Neil (dinewithguy@gmail.com)

Mark Miller (mark.miller@wheremagazine.com)

Elyse Powell (elyse.powell@morris.com)

 

   
 

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David Fox Photography

 
A SPECIAL THANKS to David Fox of David Fox Photography.  David takes many of the wonderful photos you see in our monthly newsletters.  We appreciate his support of the GBCA!  Thank you David!
GBCA Member News
We love hearing from our members! If you have any special events, awards, recognitions please let us know. We would love to share your info with fellow GBCA members in any of our newsletters. Please send any info you like to GBCA@Hotmail.com
so we can get it into our next newsletter. 
Help Wanted....

 

 

Maître D for Legal Harborside,

please apply online at: http://www.legalseafoods.com/careers 

 

Craigslist Boston  

 

HCAREERS 

 

BOSTON.COM MONSTER 

 

The links above will direct you in your search for concierge positions and other industry related careers.

 

if you have a position at your hotel or condominium and business concierge desks, please let us know.

 

Please send details to us so we can announce them here.

 

gbca@hotmail.com

 

Thank you and Good Luck!

GBCA Lapel Pins

Show your GBCA pride at your hotel with an official GBCA lapel pin!

Available at our next meeting for only $10!

 
GBCA Information

The Greater Boston Concierge Association
304 Newbury St.
Box # 526
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
 
 


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