1st Annual Sustainable Hospitality Awards Luncheon

SAVE THE DATESustainable Awards evite 2013

Please save the date for the GMBHA Sustainable Hospitality Council’s
1st Annual Sustainable Hospitality Awards Luncheon.

Location to be announced.

The 2013 Sustainable Hospitality Awards will recognize outstanding hotel properties and businesses that are advancing the principles and practices of sustainable hospitality, resource conservation and the preservation of South Florida’s unique environment.

Our keynote speaker, Jenny Rushmore, Director of Responsible Travel for TripAdvisor, will discuss TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders Program, which Jenny developed and now leads.The program was launched in April 2013 in the United States, and now has over 1,800 enrolled properties. Before joining TripAdvisor, Jenny worked at Procter & Gamble for 11 years, where she most recently was the Global Sustainability Leader for Proctor and Gamble’s beauty & grooming products division. Jenny is currently completing her master’s degree in Sustainability and Environmental Management at Harvard University.

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Upcoming GMBHA Events

We’re in the process of creating the evites for many of the events below but wanted to make sure you know what we have on tap for the upcoming months. Mark these events in your calendars!

Wednesday, August 14th
Members Only Breakfast
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Blvd Way
Miami, FL
8:15am-9:30am

Wednesday, August 21st
Hotel and Allied Upgrade Members Only
Marlins vs. Dodgers
Clevelander at
Marlins Park
1390 NW 6th Street
Miami, FL
6pm

 Tuesday, Sept 10th
Evening Networker
Conrad Miami
1395 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL
6:00pm – 8:00pm

 Wednesday, Sept 18th
Members Only Breakfast
ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa
10295 Collins Ave
Bal Harbour, FL
8:15am – 9:30am

Thursday, Sept 26th
Evening Networker
Delano South Beach
1685 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Thursday, Oct 24th
1st Annual Sustainable Luncheon Awards
Featuring Keynote Speaker Jenny Rushmore,
Director of Responsible Travel, TripAdvisor
Location TBD
11:30am – 2:00pm

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Please contact Megan Tague at mtague@gmbha.com for further information.

Partnership Event: CGCC Good Morning Coral Gables – Annual Restaurant Edition

Wendy Kallergis, President & CEO, GMBHA, Mark Trowbridge, President & CEO, CGCC, Paola Goldberg, Chef/Owner, Route 9, Jen Karetnick, Food Critic, MIAMI Magazine, Diana Riser, Publisher, MIAMI Magazine, Giovanny Gutierrez, Producer, Chat Chow TV, John Kunkel, CEO, 50 Eggs, Inc, Abe Ng, Owner, Sushi Maki and Pao Town, and Maximilliano Silva, General Manager, SUSHISAMBA and Dromo.

Wendy Kallergis, President & CEO, GMBHA, Mark Trowbridge, President & CEO, CGCC, Paola Goldberg, Chef/Owner, Route 9, Jen Karetnick, Food Critic, MIAMI Magazine, Diana Riser, Publisher, MIAMI Magazine, Giovanny Gutierrez, Producer, Chat Chow TV, John Kunkel, CEO, 50 Eggs, Inc, Abe Ng, Owner, Sushi Maki and Pao Town, and Maximilliano Silva, General Manager, SUSHISAMBA.

Thank you to Mark Trowbridge, President & CEO, and his team at the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce for partnering with us for our Third Annual Restaurant Edition of Good Morning Coral Gables sponsored by MIAMI Magazine and hosted by The Biltmore.

The panel of experts spoke about restaurant trends in Miami, challenges newly opened restaurants may face, technology’s and social media’s impact on the way restaurants are managed, and exciting food trends. Trends touched upon included locally sourced produce and healthy kids meals, using seasonal produce, the decline of overly expensive restaurants, NYC chefs coming to Miami, bolder, more authentic flavors, cold pressed juices, high-end cocktail bars, pork’s, and especially bacon’s, rise in popularity, and the pressures restaurants face to become more sustainable and use local vendors more.

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GMBHA Breakfast at b2 downtown miami

Melissa Bertrand, b Experience Manager, Wendy Kallergis, President & CEO, GMBHA, Sig Varela, General Manager, Rosa Albert, Director of Sales and Marketing

Melissa Bertrand, b Experience Manager, Wendy Kallergis, President & CEO, GMBHA, Sig Varela, General Manager, Madelyn Caban, Sales Manager, Nathan Chambers, F&B Director, and  Rosa Albert, Director of Sales and Marketing

Wendy Kallergis blows out the candles on her cake, being held by Rosa Albert, Director of Sales and Marketing, b2 miami downtown

Wendy Kallergis blows out the candles on her cake, being held by Rosa Albert, Director of Sales and Marketing, b2 miami downtown

Many thanks to the wonderful food and beverage staff at b2:  Armando Cordello, Wendy Kallergis (GMBHA), Robert Walker, and Brandon Webb

Many thanks to the wonderful food and beverage staff at b2: Armando Cordello,
Wendy Kallergis (GMBHA), Robert Walker, and Brandon Webb

 

Thank you to Sig Varela, General Manager, and his wonderful team at b2 miami downtown for an excellent breakfast. Attendees toured the hotel, and also joined in wishing Wendy a very happy birthday!

Happy Birthday, Jeanette!

Wendy Kallergis, President & CEO, GMBHA, Jeanette Borgomeo, Membership Sales Manager,  James Anderson, Director of Sales & Marketing, Dream South Beach, Irina Stepanenko, Membership Account Manager, GMBHA, Peggy Benua, General Manager, Dream South Beach, and Megan Tague, Membership Communications Manager at Serafina at Dream South Beach celebrating Jeanette's Birthday.

Wendy Kallergis, President & CEO, GMBHA, Jeanette Borgomeo, Membership Sales Manager, James Anderson, Director of Sales & Marketing, Dream South Beach, Irina Stepanenko, Membership Account Manager, GMBHA, Peggy Benua, General Manager, Dream South Beach, and Megan Tague, Membership Communications Manager at Serafina at Dream South Beach celebrating Jeanette’s Birthday.