Greater Boston Concierge Association


June 2014


Important Links

GBCA web site 


Les Clefs D'or 


Convention & Visitors Bureau 



GBCA July Meeting at the Franklin Park Zoo!

July 14th

More details to follow...



GBCA Family Fun Day

Saturday July 19th


Special THANK YOU to Tresca for hosting our GBCA Board Meeting! 
The food was delicious, the space was perfect and the meeting was a super success!


 Due to high demand,

Boston Common Coach

will be running additional shopping excursions to Wrentham Village Premium Outlets on select Holiday Weekends.

Sunset Shopping Tours!!

Back to School Sale August (check with concierge for select weekends), Labor Day Sale, Columbus Day Weekend and Select Holiday Weekends

Boston Common Coach will depart hotels at 9:45am and 12:45pm, departing from Wrentham at 5:00pm and 8:00pm.

Please contact George at Boston Common Coach for schedules and to make reservations!!





Thank you Burberry for a spectacular event!


Photos by Evan Martin 


GBCA member trip to Freeport aboard the Boston- Maine Down-Easter.

Special congrats to

Mark Miller (Where Magazine) and his wife Sharon on their recently adopted beautiful baby

Abigail Sage Miller
Born April 15, 2014
Adopted April 17



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!




Meeting minutes by Bonnie


June Meeting Minutes


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....

Corporate Concierge Position 


Marriott Cambridge is looking for a full time Concierge!


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 Information

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


President's Letter 



 Dear members and friends:


I hope all of you are enjoying the beginning of summer as much as I am. The weather has been incredible with visitors and guests flocking to our city to enjoy all the best Boston has to offer! And who better than you, our members of the GBCA to be the ambassadors for the city to share their experiences with them and show first hand why "Boston is the best city in the world!!"


I want to thank all of you who took advantage of the exciting events that were offered to you this month. From the incredible historic Salem Hospitality Day to this week's all member trip to Freeport Maine aboard Amtrak's Downeaster train we had the opportunity to learn more and more about our fine city and beyond.


A big thank you to Boston Harbor Cruises, Alison Nolan and her incredible team including Gina Cameron our GBCA affiliate member for hosting this month's all member meeting aboard the Majesty. The Majesty has so much to offer, it's large, roomy and elegant. It can be used for meetings of any size, cocktail or dinner receptions, showers, parties and even weddings. That's exactly what Billy Joel and Christy Brinkley did when they were married in New York on March 23, 1985. We were also treated to a lovely reception on the patio of The Landing on Long Wharf. Read more about our monthly meeting in the notes from our secretary Bonnie O'Hare.


Our concierge Freedom Trail Tour and North End Experience was also a huge success with so many concierges joining us. I had always given out the maps and information and had been telling my guests you may walk it on your own with our guide book or you can join a tour from the Freedom Trail Foundation located at the Visitors Center on the Boston Common. Well now that I have experienced the guided tour first hand I know that's the way to go. You learn so much more about Boston's history and the American Revolution when you walk the Freedom Trail with an experienced costumed guide in character. These folks do not just talk about the American Revolution they practically live it. This is time well spent that you will want to share with your guests time and time again. Thank you to Suzanne Taylor of The Freedom Trail Foundation for making this tour available to our concierge members. The second half of our night was the North End Experience with Shake the Tree owner Marian Klausner. Concierges were treated to shopping, great food and a chair massage. There were also great prizes and gifts. The evening ended at a great bar and restaurant in the North End, Goody Glovers. Wow, so much fun while learning our craft.


In the month of July, we will be holding an all member patio party at Battery Park located in the Financial District and an all member night at the Franklin Park Zoo. We are actively seeking transportation to and from Boston for this event. If you would like to assist us, please reach out to me at invitation will be sent to all members shortly.

Please again do not share or forward your invitations to others. This has been a most recent issue and we need to end this right now. Our hosts are very generous and we must be respectful of their generosity.


Please take the time to read all of our newsletter and see what wonderful opportunities that are offered to our members.


With pride in service,

Betty Salemme

GBCA President


June Meeting Photos
by Evan Martin