Greater Boston Concierge Association


April 2015



Important Links

GBCA web site 


Les Clefs D'or 


Convention & Visitors Bureau  


May 1 - GBCA Volunteer Day

Esplanade & Charles River Bistro 


May 4 - All members trip to Plymouth


 Boston Public Library





2015 GBCA Hospitality Trade Show


After countless hours of planning, our 2015 Hospitality Trade Show was once again a huge success.  Thank you to all who exhibited and attended!  We hope that our attendees learned something new and exhibitors and concierges alike made new and lasting connections.  A special thank you to all of our partners and volunteers, we could not have done it without you.  Please feel free to reach out to if you have any feedback or ideas as we might look into for 2016. 

Kirstin Beal | Director of Sales
Blue Man Group Boston
B: 617-542-6700 | : 617-542-6707|  :
 : 20 Park Plaza, Suite 517 | Boston, MA 02116




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2015 Esplanade Corporate Hospitality Packages


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Help Wanted....
Newbury Guest house is currently looking for both full and part time concierge/front desk agent positions.  Our hotel is located at 261 Newbury Street and is surrounded by bustling restaurants, shopping and art galleries.  The concierge position requires both administrative skills, a sharply polished professional appearance and excellent customer service skills.  A love and knowledge of Boston and current drivers license is required.  Competitive hourly pay and training sessions are provided.  Full time employees have benefits offered after 90 days.  Our small hotel is a delightful place to work, come join and build our team!
 If you are interested in either jobs listed below, please stop by with your resume Monday - Friday from 9:00AM - 5:00PM and ask For Susan.
You may e-mail your resume to Susan Turner 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 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:
Kristen Beal
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 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 have had the opportunity to get outside and enjoy some of this beautiful spring weather!! One of the reasons I love spring so much is because of the many outside activities and events we can now enjoy. Also a very welcome sign to spring was the much anticipated GBCA 2015 Hospitality Trade Show held on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal. Our Affiliate Representative; Kirstin Beal, Director of Sales and Concierge Liaison of Blue Man Group exceeded all of our expectations with the most remarkable trade show ever. This highly anticipated event hosted more than 160 exhibitors and attracted more than 300 hospitality professionals.


Krissy and her hard working volunteers, worked tirelessly from set up to break down and everything in between to transform the humongous space into the incredible room you saw when you arrived. Evan Martin our Vice President of Public Relations was on hand to play master of ceremonies as well as DJ extraordinaire for the night. All through the evening, I was approached by exhibitors, members and guests excited to share all their positive feedback for an incredible event.


Thank you again to Kirstin and her hard-working team for making the evening such an incredible success. This event would never have happened without your support.


Our members were extremely busy this month with so many activities and events. A special thank you to our good friend and Honorary GBCA member Robert Morrissette for arranging a special concierge dinner at Gennaro's 5 North Square. Members of the concierge community were able to dine family style and enjoy the delicious food prepared by well-known and respected Chef Marisa Iocco. What a treat it was when owner Linda Riccio dropped in to say hello. Be sure to send your thank you e-mails to our hosts for a wonderful night., .


I would also like to thank all the concierge members who enjoyed the hospitality of the Colonial Dames at the William Prescott House reception and tour on April 28, 2015. Please send all your praise for a lovely occasion to Melissa at .


We are just a few days away from our GBCA Volunteer Clean Up event on the Esplanade!! We will meet at the Charles River Bistro as we beautify the area around the Bistro and the Esplanade. Come and join the GBCA and the Anthem Group for an evening of fun and comradery as we work together and show our GBCA spirit. We plan to have more fun and interactive activities with the Anthem Group this summer.


Our next GBCA All members meeting takes place in just one week at the Boston Public Library. The event will be a tour of the beautiful facility as well as include a reception and meeting. Don't miss the opportunity to hear informative guest speakers and learn what makes the Boston Public Library the world class destination it is. Be sure to RSVP today!!


We have not one, but two exciting trips planned during the month of May. First, the Plymouth Tourism Day on Monday, May 4, 2015 hosted by our Affiliate Representative Janet Young of Plimouth Plantation. Be sure to RSVP quickly so you don't get shut out. Also the Salem Hospitality Day takes place on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 hosted by Destination Salem. Be sure to attend and learn all that Salem has to offer our visitors and guests. This is a trip you won't want to miss.


So much more to come, so don't miss out, be sure to read all of your GBCA emails and newsletter to be kept up to date on the happenings here in Boston and beyond.


Thank you again to all our members for your continued support and participation!


With Pride in Service;

Betty Salemme




Click on link below for important information regarding our code of conduct. 


GBCA Code of Conduct



The Charles River Bistro on the Esplanade


The Charles River Bistro is now open for the spring throughout fall! Nestled on the banks of the Charles River Lagoon, just 100 feet from the Hatch Shell grass oval, the Bistro helps ensure a memorable day, offering patrons a contemporary selection of contemporary, high-end and casual menu options. The Bistro will be hosting its popular Sunset Pre-Fixe Dinner every night this year, providing guests with an exquisite four course sit down dining experience that compliments the beauty of its outdoor atmosphere. The Bistro's weekly Jazz and Soul brunches on Saturdays and Sundays will be returning, in addition to a breadth of new daily programming, such as Sunrise Yoga on Saturday mornings and the Anthem Artist Market on Sundays. The Charles River Bistro will also host and cater private events and functions of any kind - large and small.






Greetings from Macy's!
Your favorite sale is back! Attached is a Friends & Family pass for your employees, clients and guests and will be valid Sunday, April 26th through Monday, May 4th.    Remember, this is THE BEST SALE we offer...25% off most merchandise including brands that rarely go on sale.
Friends & Family Dates: Sunday, April 26 - Monday, May 4 
Online Purchases: Use Tourism Promo Code VISITFR15 
Buy online, pick up in store available at area Macy's stores.






Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras' Youngest

Musicians Perform at Boston Children's Museum on the Evening of May 15th

 Kids Playing For Kids Inspires!


 WHO: Boston Children's Museum visitors and Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras' Musicians


 WHAT:The youngest and newest ensemble of Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) will perform classical favorites on the evening of Friday, May 15th at Boston Children's Museum. BYSO's Petit Ensemble, comprised of students ages 6-12 and conducted by Marta Zurad will introduce young audiences to the string instruments and will perform children's favorites such as: My Favorite Things, Feed the Birds, The Muppet Show Theme, and more.


 The performance provides an opportunity for more youth to experience classical music. The uniqueness of very young children playing music for their similarly-aged peers offers an opportunity for these children to interact and creates curiosity for both the young performing musicians and the young audience members. Kids playing for kids inspires and Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras and Boston Children's Museum are proud to bring their

youth together on May 15th.


WHEN: Friday, May 15, 2015 6:30pm

WHERE:  Boston Children's Museum

308 Congress St. Boston, MA






Haydn The Creation

May 1 + 3, 2015

Symphony Hall

Friday @ 7.30pm, Sunday @ 3pm


Regular priced tickets $88-$46. Save 10% with discount code

CREATION10. Order online at or by calling 617 262 3605. 


Inspired by Haydn's trips to England, where he first heard Handel's oratorios, The Creation is widely considered Haydn's crowning masterpiece. Based on both the biblical Genesis and Milton's Paradise Lost, the oratorio was premiered in the US by H+H in 1819 and hasn't been performed by the ensemble since 2001. SUNG IN ENGLISH.






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In the Mood
May 12-24, 2015
Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre
YOUR Prices $20.75 - $72.00
Regular Prices $25.00 - $89.00
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Hop aboard the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" to "Tuxedo Junction" and get "In the Mood" to hear a "Moonlight Serenade" performed by a 13-piece Big Band and a half dozen singer-dancers with some hot boogie woogie with In The Mood!
In The Mood is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, The Andrews Sisters and big band greats of the '40s. Complete with period costumes and choreography, In The Mood celebrates America's greatest generation that listened and boogied to up-tempo big band rhythms and danced to intimate ballads. Experience the jazzy, brassy, sentimental and patriotic music of the World War II era.


Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet
May 15 - 17, 2015
Citi Shubert Theatre
YOUR Price $54.00 and $67.50
Regular Price $60.00 and $75.00
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Founded in 2003, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet has distinguished itself through its exceptionally talented corps of sixteen dancers, its constant quest for new forms and an extraordinary repertory of work by some of the world's most forward-thinking choreographers.
"The 16-member Cedar Lake...has become a New York success story, possibly the country's most innovative contemporary ballet troupe with an A-list repertoire, and an accent on creation that few companies worldwide can match." -New York Times
The Dance Series is sponsored by The Little Family Foundation and the John S. and Cynthia Reed Foundation.


Mozart's Don Giovanni

May 1 - 10, 2015
Citi Shubert Theatre
YOUR Price $26.00 - $190.00
Regular Price $30.00 - $223.00
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Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Sung in Italian with projected English translation

Don Giovanni is a man obsessed. Women rule his life; he desires them, he seduces them, he runs from them. In Mozart's most celebrated drama, women lead Giovanni from the bedroom to the gates of hell. In this new BLO production, Jennifer Johnson Cano sings the role of Donna Elvira, the woman scorned who pursues Giovanni to the ends of the earth, with new sensation Duncan Rock in the title role. Vivid and transfixing, Mozart's work is filled with exquisite music, intense drama, and comedic insights.



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