Greater Boston Concierge Association


May 2014


Important Links

GBCA web site 


Les Clefs D'or 


Convention & Visitors Bureau 



Boston Spotlight SoWa Concierge Stroll and Fashion Stroll

June 2nd


Road to the Cup Kick-off Party

June 3rd


Charles River Bistro Grand Opening

June 5th


Harvard Square Concierge Event

Monday June 9th


GBCA June Meeting

Aboard Boston Harbor Cruises The Majesty

June 18th


Burberry Concierge Event

June 23rd


Bay State Cruise Company invites you and a guest to Spend the day on Cape Cod, Provincetown!

June 24, July 22, Aug 26 

A special THANK YOU to the Palm for an amazing May meeting!

 Photos by Evan Martin


A Special Thank you to 

Ristorante Villa Francesca

for hosting an amazing GBCA Board Meeting! 

Photos By Evan Martin 
Charles River Bistro
The Charles River Bistro, located on Boston's Esplanade will be celebrating its grand opening June 5th, 2014 between 5pm and 7pm. As part of this celebration in the park, the Bistro will be providing complementary hors d'oeuvres and refreshments accompanied by live music. All interested are asked to RSVP at


 "Stroll Boston. One Bite at a Time."


Bite of Boston Food Tours offers a walking tour of Boston's tastiest neighborhood, the South End. This tour allows you to visit many "off-the-beaten-path" local eateries while also getting a bit of a history lesson. While walking through the South End, you learn about the history of the various neighborhoods you walk through and discuss how it has changed over the years. You even get to hear how Hollywood has touched this part of Boston. This tour that is rich in food and history won't leave you hungry.


You have a food tasting at each location, followed by a story of how the restaurant started off. You can really see the hard work that was put into the idea, menu, and décor of each eatery. The tour is filled with a variety of food which is homage to how the neighborhood has changed over the years and how much of a melting pot Boston really is.



For the complete list of movies and venues and to purchase tickets, please visit






$29.00 each available


CALL BETTY AT: 617-385-4510,





Discounted Tickets are now available for purchase

Single Day Pass: $36.00


Food Coupons: $12.00

While they last

adult tickets at the park are $59.99 each, children under 54 inches pay $49.99 at the park and children 2 and under are free.

call Betty at 617-385-4510 or email


Tickets may be purchased with cash only!



GBCA 2014 Board

President: Betty Salemme

Vice President of Operations: Daymeyn Gantt 

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: Julie Doherty

Advisor: Elizabeth Carey




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 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....






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 Information

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


President's Letter 



 Dear members and friends:


May certainly turned out to be a very busy month with so many graduations, celebrations and events. Our members were also busy welcoming so many visitors and guests to our fine city. If the month of May is any indication of what the summer will bring, all of our businesses will be very active with the hundreds of thousands of visitors that will embark on Boston and beyond. That is why, now more than ever it's important for us in the hospitality community to work together, share our knowledge and continue the camaraderie and support we've established.


I want to thank all of you for attending the very successful May all-member meeting at the Palm Restaurant on May 27, 2014. After a long absence in our city, it's great to have the Palm Restaurant back in Boston. And ever more exciting to have General Manager; Brian Brosnihan at the helm. Brian is an incredible ambassador to both the Palm Restaurant and Boston. Brian's contribution and support to the hospitality industry are well documented and his talents as general manager are well known in our community. Thank you to Brian Bosnihan and Sales Manager Lauren Falardeau for making our meeting a huge success, one that will be talked about for a very long time.


Also thank you to our incredibly experienced guest speakers; Stephany Stephens, Rowena Dunn and Alyson Link from Cirque du soleil who extended an invitation to all GBCA concierges to enjoy the opening night performance of Amuluna. Remember to visit and use the promo code CONCIERGE to redeem a $10 special saving offer on tickets.


Thank you to the man who does it all at the Regent Theater in Arlington, Leland Stein. This month, Leland hosted all GBCA members to the Regent Theater for a performance of 'MY SON THE WAITER' a fun filled one man show starring Brad Zimmerman. It was wonderful to see so many of you attend and support this incredible theater.


Molly Tarpey, Group Sales Manager for Body World was on hand to share with us the exciting phenomenon "Body World" at Quincy Market. Body World has been extended through the summer. Molly passed out information packets and complimentary tickets to all of our members, so that everyone could have the opportunity to experience Body World first hand and share their experience with their guests.


We had a little bit of comings and goings on our board of directors team with the announcement that Meg Worth our Affiliate Representative and the person most responsible for this year incredible GBCA Hospitality Trade Show would be relocating to Michigan. The board has asked former Affiliate Representative and longtime GBCA supporter Julie Doherty Pagano to join the 2014 board of directors to continue Meg's work. Thank you to both Meg and Julie for the support; we believe with your help this transition will be seamless.Thank you again to two special ladies who work diligently for the betterment of our organization. Meg promises to keep in touch with us and we welcome her to join us again when she is back in the Boston area. Thank you Julie, for accepting the position, all of us here at the GBCA are excited to be working closely with you again.


Please take the time to read the minutes from our meeting to learn more about what was shared with our members. The contacts and relationships we make at our GBCA meetings are the tools we need to better serve our guests. Every month we try and give you exciting venues and informative guest speakers. If there is a speaker or a location that you would like to learn more about, please feel free to reach out to me at I am happy to reach out and try and make that happen. If there is information you would like to share with our members, the GBCA newsletter is a great opportunity. Evan does an amazing job of pulling it all together. So please reach out to any member of the board if we can be of assistance. You may reach the board of directors at


I look forward to seeing you all at next month's GBCA meeting aboard BHC Majesty on Wednesday, June 18th 2014.


In Service Through Friendship;

Betty Salemme





Hello GBCA,

My name is Molly Tarpey and I'm the Director of Group Sales at the Body Worlds Vital exhibit in Quincy Market. It was a pleasure meeting some of you Tuesday night, I had a great time and am glad I was able to present the exhibit to everyone. I would like to extend a fantastic opportunity for everyone to be involved in until the exhibit closes September 14, 2014. 
 I have created a Concierge program that gives you the ability to sell tickets to the Body Worlds exhibit directly to your guests, and make a commission off each ticket sold! You will be selling the tickets at full retail price, $22.50 for adults and $15.50 for children 12 and under, and for every ticket sold you will make a $3.00 commission.  
This is an excellent opportunity for your guests as well because they will be VIP tickets. Tickets must be purchased for a certain date and time to attend the exhibit, but you have the ability to sell your guests exclusive tickets that are good for any date and time, giving them immediate access into the exhibit even if there's a line!  
If you would like to participate in this in this please send me your name, hotel and email address and I will create your login and send you the rest of the detailed information.  My email address is
 If you have any questions don't hesitate to email or call me at any time!




May Meeting at

The Palm Restaurant

Photos By Evan Martin