• Students: Apply Now for Hospitality Scholarship

     
    POSTED December 29, 2015
     

Furthering and sustaining the hospitality industry is dependent on the students working to get into the field today. Without them, the future is shaky.

To help these students gain the education they need to truly succeed, the Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association and Casino Reinvestment Development Authority Foundation created a partnership to award scholarships for education in the hospitality industry and promote its value.

The scholarships are available to students from Stockton University, Atlantic Cape Community College and Fairleigh Dickinson University are eligible to apply; scholarships will be awarded in May, 2016.

Every year, the GACCA and CRDA hold a fundraising event, the Feb. 6 At the Shore Wine Tasting Art Show, with proceeds going to the CRDA Foundation. The organization then awards scholarships to local college students at the annual Host Awards in May.

The scholarships acknowledge and reward academically successful students who are studying subjects related to the hospitality and tourism industry. It is specifically designed to acknowledge students that excel in their studies, have chosen the hospitality industry, and who also have demonstrated a unique ability to reach out to others through personal initiatives.

A volunteer committee of members from the Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association and the CRDA Foundation will select the award recipients through a criteria selection form that uses a point system for compliance. The selection committee and their family members are ineligible for scholarships. Award payment will be sent directly to the attending college for the purpose of tuition and tuition-related expenses.

Applications are now available on the CRDA Foundation website. The deadline for to apply is March 4, 2016.

The average event-goer spends long days sitting in meetings or professional development sessions, followed by an hour or two of standing and sipping cocktails. But holding your next big event at a spa resort opens a realm of possibilities for wellness breaks. Moving the action from the boardroom to the steam room can improve morale by combining business with pleasure—while also boosting attendees’ health. 

 

 Seattle is young and ever evolving, a dynamic city where newness is an integral part of the culture. And it has a long, proud history of hospitality.

In the early 1850s, Chief Seattle welcomed strangers to the banks of Puget Sound. Because of his kindness, they named their new settlement on Elliott Bay after him. “Seattle is a new city with an ancient culture,” notes Ken Workman, Chief Seattle’s great, great, great, great grandson. “It’s less than two grandmas old, as we like to say.” 

 

Many see Portland as a progressive city. No event venues are likely more in line with that world view than the two run by Ecotrust Events. Ecotrust, the events branch’s overarching nonprofit, leads a staggering number of social equity, economic opportunity, and environmental programs, from supporting Native American land rights to building intergenerational wealth for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) individuals. What does this have to do with hosting a corporate meeting? Everything.