Greater Boston Concierge Association


December (Part 2) 2014




Important Links 

GBCA web site 


Les Clefs D'or 


Convention & Visitors Bureau 



Monday, Jan 5th 2015
Macy's Concierge Appreciation Event
Wednesday, Jan 7th 2015
Concierge Tasting Event
Legal Harborside

Sunday, Jan 25th 2015

GBCA Anniversary Gala

Skywalk Prudential Center




Special THANK YOU to District Hall for Hosting an amazing election meeting!


Click here for more information about Gather and District Hall





The Inn at Hastings Park is a boutique inn located in Lexington, Massachusetts, just 15 miles from Boston.  Footsteps away from the Lexington Battle Green, a revered site where America's fight for liberty began, The Inn's two guest houses and barn are lovingly preserved historical buildings.  The décor for each guestroom is unique, yet all come together with a shared design theme that presents a contemporary twist on the traditional with bright colors, bold patterns, and beautiful design elements built by regional craftsmen.  At our restaurant, Artistry on the Green, our menus showcase New England favorites with an inspired twist.


We are offering an industry rate of $225 per night (plus taxes) for January and February.  Guests using the industry rate are asked to bring a business card with them when they check in.  Reservations can be booked by calling us at 781-301-6660 or emailing




Click on the link below do RSVP for the Macy's Concierge Appreciation Event on Monday January 5th!


Macy's Concierge Appreciation Night




Click on the links below to learn about some of the amazing events and specials we are offering this holiday season!


Freedom Trail Holiday Stroll


Historic Holiday Stroll Card



The Four Seasons Place Concierge Team, spearheaded by Jeremy DiFlaminies, Joseph Carvalho and Charles Okoth offered complimentary gift wrapping to their residents. The residents loved the idea and were very supportive, they donated $350.00 for the Ellis Senior Center!

Walter Janulewicz brought the donations to our annual gift wrapping fundraiser at the Prudential Center.


Thank you!

GBCA new logo

 Please find the 2015 Concierge Application for the Greater Boston Concierge Association via this link

Upon completion, please mail your form to the following address:

 Greater Boston Concierge Association

 PO Box 52440

 Boston, MA 02205

 Please email us at, if you have any questions or require any assistance. 
Congratulations on a successful 2014, and we look forward to seeing everyone in the New Year! 

Applications are due Monday, February 2, 2015 

GBCA new logo

 2015 Affiliate Membership Application


Please find the 2015 Affiliate Application for the Greater Boston Concierge Association via this link

Upon completion, please mail your form to the following address:

Greater Boston Concierge Association

PO Box 52440

Boston, MA 02205


Please email us at, if you have any questions or require any assistance. 


Congratulations on a successful 2014, and we look forward to seeing everyone in the New Year!






GBCA 2015 Board

Betty Salemme

Vice President of Operations
Debra Hegger 

Vice President of Public Relations: Evan Martin
 Vice President of Membership: Daymeyn Gantt

Chief Financial Officer:
Gina Guange

Recording Secretary:
Bonnie O'Hare

Affiliate Representative:
Kirsten Beal
Advisor: Elizabeth Carey




Help Wanted...

* Open concierge position at the Fifteen Beacon hotel * 


 Please let me know if you are interested in joining our team.  Thank you!

 Amy W. Finsilver
General Manager
Fifteen Beacon Hotel
Main: 617.670.1500
15 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108



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

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. 


President's Letter 




 Dear members and friends,


 2014 has been an outstanding year!   


 We ended the season with the November 17, 2014 election meeting taking place at the new Innovation Center "District Hall". The location was in the beautiful revitalized Seaport District. District Hall has so much to offer, a place where folks can come, relax, work or just enjoy great food and beverages. Special thank you to all the folks at Gather and Brew that provided the delightful reception and yummy desserts for our members. I hope everyone will think of these special businesses when recommending food and services to our guests. We also had the largest number of members attend a meeting as yet. Over 80 members were on hand to meet, mingle and share ideas.


 The election committee, headed by Guy Neil and Mark Miller again demonstrated their smoothness and expertise to make the night a truly successful one.


 Congratulations to our newest GBCA board members, Kirstin Beal of Blue Man Group and Debra Hegger, Concierge at the Westin Waterfront Hotel. We are grateful to have both of these amazing ladies on our team!


 Our new board will be meeting shortly to transition and plan our strategy for 2015. The next time we will all be together is at our 2015 Anniversary Gala at the Skywalk at the Prudential Center. This will be an extraordinary occasion with delicious food and beverages, a fun entertaining band and the most breathtaking view of the city. Be sure to RSVP in a timely manner because space is limited for this incredible event.


 Thank you again to all of our members who have supported us this year. You have made the GBCA what it is today --  an association of hardworking, dedicated hospitality authorities who work together for the betterment of our profession.


 Warm regards and Happy Holidays to all. I look forward to seeing you in the new Year.


 With Pride In service;

 Betty Salemme

 GBCA president


Meeting Minutes by Bonnie


District Hall Meeting Minutes (Revised)


Click on links below for important information regarding our election process and code of conduct. 


GBCA Election Process


GBCA Code of Conduct




Enjoy some nice photos from our amazing holiday GBCA Board Dinner at the Smith and Wollensky Castle!




Photos by Evan Martin




JFK Presidential Library and Museum Announcement

The main exhibit galleries at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will be temporarily closed for technology and design upgrades from December 31, 2014 through mid-March 2015. The project will include overhauling and adding to the existing museum technology infrastructure, creating an interactive, dynamic experience for visitors to learn about John F. Kennedy, his era, and his administration. 
The Library's special exhibit To the Brink: JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis, Research Room, JFK Café, and Museum Store will remain open to the public during this time.  No admission fee will be charged to visit the Library or view the special exhibit. Public and private events, including Kennedy Library Forums and children's Celebrate! programs, will still be hosted as scheduled.
Please check our website for opening updates.  And please call with any questions 617-514-1600.  The building will still be open from 9 am - 5 pm daily.
2014 Holiday Greetings
2014 Holiday Greetings






A special offer for concierge if they want to purchase tickets for guests for American's Repertory's Donkey Show NYE!







2014 - 2015 Season Discounted Tickets

Loon Mountain
Teen (13-18) & Adult (19-64) Voucher $73
No Restrictions.

Waiting for tickets


Waterville Valley

Adult 19 & up-$50 ($75 at the gate)

Teen 13-18-$40 ($65 at the gate)

No Restrictions


Attitash/Wildcat Mountain

Adult ages 19 -64 mid-week, non-holiday-$45

Adult 19-64-Sat, Sun & Holiday dates 12/26/14-1/1/15 

& Jan. 17-19 & Feb.14-22 $58 ($75 at the gate)

Young adults ages 13-18 $45 ($60 at the gate)

Junior/Senior ages 6-12 & 65 UP $35 ($50 at the gate)



Adult tickets $57 ($64-$70 at the gate)

Teen $46 ($53-$57 at the gate)

Youth $31 ($40-$43 at the gate)

Tubing for 2 hours or Unlimited Mt. Adventured

$24 ($28 at the gate)


Contact Betty 617-385-4510




Natalia 617-385-5049


Tickets may be purchased with cash only.