Making a Difference

Check back in on this page for a monthly profile on those planners and suppliers who are making a difference in the meetings industry or within their own local communities.

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AccorHotels partnered with CSRconnections to offer “Leave Your Footprint,” a new CSR solution for meetings.

The program enables planners to more easily incorporate CSR experiences into meetings and events hosted at AccorHotels properties across North America. The selection of activities and charity partners are tailored to each planner based on budget, timing, attendees, preferences and locale. Logistics and on-site execution are managed in tandem by AccorHotels and CSRconnections, and charity partners are carefully vetted by CSRconnections.

Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group has a team riding in the spring 2019 Chefs Cycle.

The event takes place May 14-16 in Santa Rosa, California, with a goal of over 275 chefs riding to raise $2 million for No Kid Hungry. Participants will ride 300 miles over three days to raise funds and awareness for connecting kids across the country with healthy food. Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group has a team of nearly 30, including managers, chefs and Mike DeFrino, CEO of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.

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