Connecticut Convention and Sports Bureau's Hospitality Heroes Recognition Announces its First Group of Honorees
Despite financial and health challenges, numerous Connecticut businesses and organizations have taken actions to move forward in safe and inspirational ways. That is why the “Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau’s Hospitality Heroes Recognition” was established. The new recognition program highlights hospitality industry members for their innovative business initiatives and community support over the past difficult year. This week, CTCSB announced its first group of honorees: the Connecticut Event Industry Coalition; Max Cares Foundation; Mohegan Sun; and the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale.
“Several times a year, we will present this ‘Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau’s Hospitality Heroes Recognition’ to members and partners who have made a business or social responsibility impact in the meetings and hospitality industry, with their employees, their clients, or in their local communities,” explains Robert Murdock, President of the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau (CTCSB). The CTCSB is Connecticut’s only statewide meetings and sports event sales and marketing organization that works with planners and promoters to book new or returning conventions, meetings, and sports business. “Our hope is that it encourages others in our industry as the state and the nation safely reopen.”
“We commend the dedication and perseverance of these individuals and organizations because they have been exemplary models as we all move forward, and we want others to know of their exemplary work,” says Murdock. “As new honorees are selected, we will post their names and achievements on www.CTMeetings.org/hospitality-heroes, and share the news with our hospitality industry members, business partners, and the general public.”
The first “Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau’s Hospitality Heroes Recognition” group of honorees are (in alphabetical order):
For more information about the “Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau’s Hospitality Heroes Recognition” program, go to www.CTMeetings.org/hospitality-heroes.
Working in partnership with the state’s businesses, institutions, nonprofit organizations, and their surrounding communities, the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau (CTCSB) markets all of the state – convention and meeting venues, hotels and attractions, and sporting venues – as a premier destination for international, national, regional and statewide conferences, conventions, and major sports events. Events booked through the CTCSB result in spending by convention, meeting and sports events attendees during their visits to the state, generating Connecticut taxes. In addition, thousands of Connecticut jobs in the hospitality industry are supported by these events as a result of these bookings. For information about the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau, visit www.CTMeetings.org or call 860-728-6789
Over the past year, Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau (CTCSB) members across the state have been hit hard by the health, safety, and economic effects of the Coronavirus. Many meeting venues, hotels, restaurants, attractions, and related vendors laid off employees or closed their doors temporarily or permanently, and almost all have been forced to modify the way they work.