Member Marketing Update
July 2020
Bring Back Boston: Safe & Strong
Bring Back Boston_Columbus Park
As part of our Bring Back Boston: Safe & Strong initiative, we produced our “ Bring Back Boston: Safe & Strong”document , a resource for our partners to reopen with the safety of their employees and customers as the paramount concern. 

Please be sure to send your opening details and events to events@bostonusa.com  to appear on our “Open in Boston” which now includes a link to our hotel reopening page.
Call for Charitable Partner Nominations
DOB Auction with dates
The Bureau's biannual Dine Out Boston returns on August 16 and we are seeking your nominations for a deserving charitable partner.   Please submit your nominations   and the GBCVB’s Community Relations Committee will review all complete submissions. Preference will be given to local entities where funds will make a significant impact on the work of the organization’s mission.

The GBCVB is dedicated to supporting our world-class city, the historic Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and our members through our philanthropic efforts. Funds raised through our charitable events will be used to support:

1. the beautification of Boston and Massachusetts
2. the restoration and sustainability of historic sites
3. the enhancement of visitor services and experiences
4. events which promote our area and support our industry

Please review the nominating process by visiting our Charitable Giving page .
GBCVB Virtual Open House August 5th
4:30 - 5:30PM
Photo Courtesy: David Fox Photography
Don't miss our next virtual Open House on Wednesday, August 5th from 4:30 - 5:30pm! Martha J. Sheridan, President & CEO,  will share some GBCVB & industry updates. 

Join us as Brian Gullbrants, President of Encore Boston Harbor, provides updates on casino resort operations and Encore's executive chef, Joseph Leibowitz , provides a virtual cooking master class with an easy to execute at home recipe. 

Grab your favorite beverage and we look forward to seeing you there!

Click HERE to register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Deadline Extended! #DineOutBoston
The deadline to participate in Dine Out Boston has been extended to Friday, July 31 ! Review our sign up instructions (pdf) and video for help accessing the Dine Out Boston form.

If you've already signed up, please upload your menus - diners are looking to make reservations now! Email Diane DiNunzio with any questions about the program.
GBCVB Webinar Series
GBCVB Webinar
On Thursday, July 23 the Bureau hosted its seventh webinar session, which focused on marketing and communications. The webinar was entitled "Pivot Don't Panic - Marketing & Communications in the New Era." Members can find a link to the recording as well as recordings to previous sessions. The discussion was moderated by Bureau Director of Strategic Communications Dave O'Donnell and the panelists were Colette Phillips of CPC Global, Lori Moretti of CM Communications, and Suzanne Wenz with Highgate in Boston. Future webinars include an August 6 session on cultural tourism and the arts, and on August 13 a look at the status of the World Cup 2026 bid.
Meetings & Events Updates
Boston Park Plaza
• On Thursday July 22, GBCVB National Sales Manager Beth-Anne Grassa hosted a mid-summer happy hour with 8 clients, ranging from large corporate planner clients to 3rd party planners. In a lively conversation about the state of our industry, clients spoke candidly about hotel frustrations, contracts and what we can all do to be better partners. The clients were happy to hear how Boston is working with clients to bridge the gap and plan for the future.

• Earlier this month, we submitted to the Baker-Polito Administration the  Proposed Guidelines for Private Meetings, Events and Gatherings at Hotels , continuing our committed advocacy for our members to hold responsible events that serve as an economic engine for recovery.
Add Safety Amenities to Your Web Listing
Don't forget to update your member listing on BostonUSA.com to communicate safety measures you've put in place for your customers. Watch our video tutorial for a brief overview on how to utilize The Hub Member Access to navigate to the new Business Continuity amenities area.
Member Renewals
We want to thank you for your continued support and partnership. Your investment in our organization and industry is more crucial than ever as we look towards rebuilding together. Your member benefits are at work for you and uninterrupted during these unprecedented times. Here are some examples of your Membership Dues at work .
A BIG THANK YOU FOR RENEWING YOUR MEMBERSHIP!
A Yankee Line, Inc. Boston National Historical Park Boston Park Plaza Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse - Braintree Estragon Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston Freeman Harvard Square Hotel Holland & Knight, LLP Langham, Boston Liberty Ride - Guided Trolley Tour of Historic Lexington & Concord Oishii Boston Porter Square Hotel Prudential Center Revolution Hotel Ristorante Fiore The Lenox Time Out Market Boston TourMappers North America, LLC Trattoria Il Panino Tuscan Kitchen USS Constitution Museum
GREATER BOSTON CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
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