Member Update
August 2022
Boston included in ICAA 2021 Rankings
The GBCVB is thrilled to report that Boston is the ONLY U.S. city that made the International Congress and Convention Association's top 50 list of cities from around the globe. Each year, ICCA ranks countries and cities based on the number of international meetings that were held in the previous year. Boston was featured in this article and we've made the preliminary report available to our members.
Martha Sheridan Featured in Boston Magazine
Join us in celebrating this feature of Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau President & CEO Martha Sheridan in Boston Magazine.

This article captures Martha's personal and professional drive, and how her leadership, vision, and innovation through times of adversity have put Boston on the best course for recovery and unprecedented success.
MLA's Stars of the Industry Award Winners
On July 27, the 25th Annual Massachusetts Lodging Association Stars of the Industry Awards event celebrated the great work across the industry over the past few years. Congratulations to our winners!
GBCVB September 7th Open House @ Boch Center 4:30 - 6:30pm
Please plan to join us at the Boch Center’s Wang Theatre to see one of Boston’s grandest theatres and hear about their upcoming performance schedule which includes the New England premiere of Cirque Du Soleil’s “Twas the Night Before….” playing this holiday season.
 
Walk on the stage where so many notable stars have performed, and tour the backstage area and the Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame. Enjoy beverages by Harpoon Brewery and Martignetti as well as food provided by Gourmet Caterers, The Catered Affair and Capers Catering.

Be sure to bring your business card in order to win tickets to upcoming performances at the Boch Center! 
GBCVB August 3rd Open House
Canopy by Hilton Boston Downtown
THANK YOU!
Photos Courtesy: David Fox Photography & Digital Transfer Services
A big thank you to the Canopy by Hilton Boston Downtown and their team for their hospitality in hosting our August Open House and giving us a tour of their beautiful new hotel. The food and drink were fabulous and it was nice to see everyone enjoy the event.
Save The Date - GBCVB Annual Meeting on December 6
GBCVB Annual Meeting
Save the date for our annual meeting on December 6 at Big Night Live!
Be on the lookout for a formal invitation.

The schedule will be as follows:
4:00pm - Registration
4:30 - 6pm - Program and Presentations
6:00 - 7:30pm - Reception
We Want to Feature You!
Contact us or log into The Hub Member Access to be featured in one of our upcoming blogs, social campaigns, or landing pages.
Make the Most of Your Membership!
Member Orientation and Onboarding Session: October 6, 9-10am
Are you looking to maximize your GBCVB benefits? Meet our team virtually to learn how to make the most of your Membership. We’ll give you an overview of the GBCVB, review the departments we represent, and tell you about our current and upcoming initiatives.
Upcoming Meetings & Conferences
The GBCVB is welcoming several meetings and groups to Boston. Click the link below for events happening in August.
A Warm Welcome to Our New Members
Please join us at 1928 Beacon Hill for an eclectic dining experience in our cozy antiquarian escape for classic cocktails, old relics, and upscale dining in the heart of Beacon Hill. 
AE Events is a full-service event and production firm with a national and international clientele. Our team has decades of experience producing high quality, carefully produced and curated events. We work across all market segments, from a high-touch partner meeting to a large international conference to a non-profit gala or social celebration.
Amtrak now has new menus on their Northeast Corridor and Long Distance Trains - and they've lowered prices too! Customers are going to love these new high-quality and fresh items for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including an increase in their vegan offerings.
BlackBiz Development Group LLC offers a digital interactive directory for Black businesses, Black professionals and multicultural businesses focused on the Black community. BlackBizBall, a yearly event extravaganza, EAP-Training services, an entrepreneur curriculum and a digital training program, creative workshops, consulting and media products are in our portfolio.
Commonwealth Kitchen is transforming the food economy by strengthening capacity, creating connections, and unleashing the power of diverse entrepreneurs to start/grow successful food businesses. Challenging the food system to align their values with decision making, and harnessing their time, energy, resources, and investments to ensure racial, social and economic justice.
The Concord Visitor Center is your first stop in Concord for helpful staff, maps and information. We offer public restrooms, hop-on shuttle, bike rentals and a wide range of tours, both public and private. We proudly welcome visitors to our wonderful town, filled with recreation, museums, historic sites and great cultural activities.
The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is a private non-profit organization founded to maintain, restore and protect the Emerald Necklace park system. The Conservancy connects people and parks and conserves the Emerald Necklace 
through projects and programs that enrich the visitor experience and restore and renew the landscape, waterways and 
parkways.
Hearby.com directly supports local artists and venues by getting more people to more shows. Hearby.com uses state-of -the-art technology to uncover the most shows, allowing friends to share new pathways to discover what’s going on.
Lord Hobo Seaport Restaurant and Taproom is located in the heart of the city. The restaurant and taproom have both indoor and outdoor space. The draft lines consists of 16 rotating Lord Hobo beers. The food menu has a refined twist on true New England fare spanning from a mouth-watering, fresh-shucked Maine lobster roll to a classic chicken sandwich breaded with Freebird Golden Ale.
The Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) provides emergency rental relief and a variety of community programming in East Boston as well as holds concert events that address resilience issues like food insecurity and Hispanic traditional street events like Day of Corn. Street tours that offer environmental justice history are available and kayaking in the summer is free and open to the public.
We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservations app. To reserve your parking spot, visit the SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.
ZaZ Restaurant & Catering offers unmistakable Caribbean, Latin, and Asian fusion flavors. With almost 10 years serving his community through ZaZ, Grenada native chef Olrie Roberts has poured his innate passion for ingredients into dishes generations will come to know. Growing up in Grenada with his grandparents, he was raised on the fundamentals of fresh produce, spices, and seafood.
We want to thank you for your continued support and partnership. Your investment in our organization and industry is so important as we look toward a stronger-than-ever industry recovery. We look forward to working with you to help you maximize your member benefits.
JULY MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS - THANK YOU!
Adams National Historical Park AJ Events Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure - Urban Adventure Quest Arts & Cards Back Bay Staffing Group
Bay State Cruise Company Bites of Boston Food Tours Bloom Bus Lines
Boston National Historical Park Cambridge Office for Tourism
City Winery Boston Copa Airlines Copley Square Hotel
Corporate Communications Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse - Patriot Place
Encore Boston Harbor Harbour Room at 100 Federal Holland & Knight, LLP
Impact Photographics John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse
Kyle Klein Photography Loews Boston Hotel meetingsNevent staffing
Morton's The Steakhouse - Boston Seaport Newport Mansions - Preservation Society of Newport County OpenTable.com People's United Bank
Rail Stop Restaurant and Bar Razargraphics SoWa Art + Design District
Time Out Market Boston Union Oyster House
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