Greater Boston Concierge Association


February 2014


Important Links

GBCA web site 


Les Clefs D'or 


Convention & Visitors Bureau 



 new date

March 13, 2014 GBCA 

All member meeting at the New England Aquarium


March 10, 2014 

 GBCA VIP Night at Golfsmith 


April 23, 2014

2014 GBCA Trade Show

 at the new 3rd floor space in the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal


Please save these dates for future events.  

Invitations will follow.

2014 GBCA Trade Show

We are pleased to announce the annual GBCA tradeshow will be Wednesday, April 23rd at the new 3rd floor space in the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal. All applications must be in by March 8th. A table at the tradeshow is free to current GBCA members, but we kindly request all members donate a raffle prize. The event did sell out last year and we expect it to sell out again this season. This year's application is attached. If you have any questions, please call affiliate representative, Meg Worth, at or 617-532-1104.

 Calling all VOLUNTEERS! If you are interested in helping with this year's tradeshow, we'd love your help! Please contact Meg Worth at or 617-532-1104 by February 28thfor more information on opportunities to volunteer before and during the tradeshow.

Please click here for your 2014 Trade Show Registration sheet
Check out our video from last years show!
Hospitality Trade Show 
Hospitality Trade Show






 You're Invited

Join us on February 27 for an up-close look at the 2014 USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild exhibit. Featuring over 100 mini masterpieces from the last decade, this show is the best of the best!    

 For 35 years Members of the USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild  have amazed those of us less adept (and less patient) with their talented craft. If you have ever wondered, "How do they get that ship in a bottle?" or "How long does it take to build a model ship?", guild members will be on hand to answer your questions and demonstrate the technique, time, and skill required to build a model.

February 27, 2014   |  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 

USS Constitution Museum 

Building 22 - Charlestown Navy Yard

This event is FREE and includes a light reception. Reservations required and guests welcome. 

RSVP by February 21, 2014 by calling 617-426-1812 ext 167 or by email to

Parking available at Nautica Garage

Please bring your ticket to the Museum to be validated for discount parking. 

 Best of the Best -Ship Model Show is Sponsored by
Boston Marine Society and open daily from
10:00 am - 5:00 pm through March 22, 2014.


Please call 617-426-1812 ext 167 or email



GBCA 2014 Board

President: Betty Salemme

Vice President of Operations: Daymeyn Maurice 

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


February Meeting Photos

By David Fox 





GBCA new logo



President's Letter 


Dear members and friends:   


  I have to tell you how really excited I am to be starting the New Year off with such an incredible team of individuals. The 2014 GBCA Board of Directors has been working diligently to ensure the transition into the New Year has been seamless.


  I am proud to say this team has taken what the hard working 2013 Board of Directors put in place and they are eager to enhance and add to its exciting growth. The dedicated e-mail invitations will continue, making it much easier for you to reach our officers with any questions or concerns you may have. Also the new system allows our members to RSVP for meetings and events in a timelier manner. The newsletter gets better with each month highlighting vibrant photos; wonderful articles and the opportunity for our members to share their exciting news and events. The GBCA web site is in the process of being updated to share our information with the world! The concierge membership participation increases with our goal of having every hotel in the Greater Boston area well represented.  Our "Marketing Opportunities with the GBCA" is a great way for businesses to network with the GBCA, so please be sure to share this page with any business interested in learning more about our organization.


  And finally the piece de resistance, the GBCA Affiliate Trade Show is coming soon! Congratulations to Affiliate Representative Meg Worth for securing the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal for this incredible event. Please reach out to Meg to see how you can participate in making this event a huge success. Many volunteers are needed and we appreciate all of your participation and support.


  I would also like to thank Blue Magruder; Director of Communications and her team at the Harvard Museum of Natural History for hosting the GBCA all member meeting on February 10, 2014. Thank you to all of the restaurants that participated in the lovely reception, donating such an array of delicious cuisine: Anthony Keller of BoLoco, Nami Zylbersztajn of UNO, Paul and Tedd Lee from Hong Kong and Billy Schuster from Legal Seafoods, you all had a big part  in making our meeting a huge success. Thank you to Ellen Silverman, Sales and Marketing Manager for Super Tours who donated transportation from down town Boston for our members and Dan Andrew and his guides of Trademark Tours who volunteered their time to direct our members from the Harvard Square T Station, your assistance and support is greatly appreciated by our members. Please take a moment to read the minutes from that incredible meeting and be sure to look up our hosts, donators and speakers and share with them your appreciation for their participation. 


  Again, I want to thank you our members for supporting our officers in their duties and I look forward to seeing all of you at the next GBCA All Member Meeting at the New England Aquarium on Thursday, March 13, 2014


With Pride in Service, you're President 

Betty Salemme



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: 

 SoWa Vintage Market
Sundays 10am-4pm

460C Harrison Ave, Boston, Ma


Sunday's 10am-4pm 
SoWa Vintage Market starts up again
 with a fresh "new" Market. 
Awesome music throughout the building while you browse and shop. 
As always, 
find fabulous vintage + designer
Fashion, Jewelry, Art, Furnishings and Objects 
for everyday living, wearing and entertaining. 
Free Admission.
Enjoy a perfect Sunday in the South End:
After visiting, check out the neighborhood's fabulous restaurants, shops, galleries AND the world famous Bobby's From Boston vintage fashions.
February - April parking $5  
(GPS 365 Albany St. to the lot.)
 ATM on site.
2013 Winner BEST Antiques, Boston's A-List.
Have you ever thought about selling YOUR fabulous collection at SoWa?
We're seeking a few good vendors!
 To sell@ SoWa Vintage, please Apply Here and tab to vendor registration.
*FEBRUARY special extended! 
Please email:     for special rates.
Thanks from co- creators, Stephanie Pernice + John Warren 

Greater Boston Concierge Association
VIP Night at


615 Arsenal Street Watertown, MA 02472

 Monday, March 10, 2014



 Come enjoy a special evening of Networking, Golf Skills Challenges & fun. Customers will receive goody-bag, one-night-only discounts, giveaways and the chance to win great items.


  • Networking
  • SKILLS CHALLENGE with Master Club Fitters
    • Get a Grip
    • Taylor Made Loft-Up Fit
    • Closest To The Pin
    • Square-Off Putting
  • Shopping Discounts
  • Contests & Prizes
  • Free Appetizers

There is plenty of free parking at the Mall.

"Be Driven" transportation will be picking up at the Marriott Lang Wharf at 5:00pm and 5:30pm at the Copley Marriott.

When you RSVP please state whether you will be using this service and from which location. Space is limited RSVP to Lynne no later than Thursday, March 6, 2014 at













Golfsmith Watertown

615 Arsenal Street Watertown, MA 02472

Mon-Thur: 10am - 8pm

Fri: 10am - 9pm

Sat: 9am - 8pm Sun: 10am - 6pm


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
so we can get it into our next newsletter. 
Help Wanted....



Maître D for Legal Harborside,

please apply online at: 


Craigslist Boston  






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.


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

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!

February Meeting Photos

By David Fox