Connecticut Convention &

Sports Bureau's

Hospitality Heroes Recognition

Over the past year, Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau (CTmeetings) 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.
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 year.
The first set of honorees are:

The Connecticut Event Industry Coalition

A vital part of the Connecticut economy, event planners and a wide range of event-related venues, service providers, and other entities mean big business. Events of all types held in Connecticut generate considerable revenue for the regions in which they are held that also lead to significant tax...

Max Cares Foundation

This nonprofit organization was established in 2015 by the Max Restaurant Group (MRG) which consists of 10 restaurants and a catering company, all based in the Greater Hartford/Springfield, Mass. area. Since the onset of the pandemic, Max Cares Foundation has taken a leadership role to ensure that...

Mohegan Sun

The dynamic hotel and entertainment complex in Uncasville was an early leader in demonstrating to the meetings and hospitality industry worldwide how to continue working safety and creatively during COVID via hybrid meetings and events. Partnering with Northstar Meetings Group – an online platform...

The Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale

Management and staff at the 306-room hotel in Downtown New Haven stepped forward during this challenging time to support local residents who are served by the Connecticut Food Bank. The Elm City’s hotel was one of 15 Omni Hotels & Resorts stops across the nation on the company’s “Here Comes Omni:...


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