The Hundred Year Association will be honoring the Hotel Association of New York (HANY) and President Joseph Spinatto for their tremendous contributions to the communities of New York City. For over 135 years HANY has been committed to supporting the hotel community and its families. With awards like the Big Apple Stars Awards Program which recognizes outstanding service within the New York hotel industry and the HANY Scholarship which awards college scholarships to the children of member hotel employees, the HANY has played a major role in improving our community and spotlighting the accomplishments of its member employees who have done the same.
Aligned with the same community focused principles, the Hundred Year Association has worked to recognize leaders within the New York City community with its Richard A. Cook Gold Medal Award and support future leaders with its E. Virgil Conway College Scholarship. The scholarship, which is awarded to children of New York City employees, has aided dozens of scholars in reaching their educational goals since 1971. This year two of our college scholars will be joining us in honoring the Hotel Association of New York.
Hand and hand, from community programs and initiatives to educational forums and service awards both the Hotel Association of New York and Hundred Year Association are committed to improving the City of New York and continue to help move it forward. In celebration of civil service and community dedication we at the Hundred Year Association are proud to honor the Hotel Association of New York and it’s president Joseph Spinnato at this year’s Gold Medal Awards Dinner.
Joseph E. Spinnato Esq., CAE president of the Hotel Association of New York City will accept the 79th annual Richard A. Cook Gold Medal Award at fundraiser gala, November 26th at the Union League Club
New York, NY, November 13, 2013: The Hundred Year Association has selected Joseph E. Spinnato Esq., CAE, President of the Hotel Association of New York City (1878) on the occasion of its One Hundred and Thirty Fifth Anniversary as this year’s recipient of the annual Richard A. Cook Gold Medal Award. Presented to remarkable leaders and organizations, the award has been granted every year since 1930 (except during WWII) “in recognition of outstanding contributions to the city.”
Past recipients of the award include civic leaders Robert Moses, E. Virgil Conway, Robert Morgenthau and Ray Kelly; Mayors Fiorello LaGuardia, Robert Wagner, Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg, entertainers Oscar Hammerstein, Richard Rodgers and Tony Randall; and three generations of Rockefellers.
“I am pleased to accept this award on behalf of our Association, which has such a rich history here in New York. We are honored to be included in an esteemed group of past recipients, each of whom has dedicated part of their lives to making a difference in this great City. Our more than 270 members employ over 32,000 individuals and generate billions of dollars in revenues for New York City. This is an exciting time for the tourism industry, and we look toward another 135 years,” Mr. Spinnato added.
The Hundred Year Association will present the Gold Medal Award to Mr. Spinnato during its annual fundraiser event on November 26, 2013 at the historic Union League Club (1863). For more information about attending the event, please contact Lorry at the Association at 212.922.0791
THE HOTEL ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK Established in 1878, the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. is one of the oldest professional trade associations in the nation. Its membership includes more than 270 of the finest hotels in New York City, representing more than 75,000 rooms and 32,000 employees. It is an internationally recognized leader in New York City’s $5 billion tourism industry. To learn more about the Hotel Association and support our programs, please visit us at: www.hanyc.org or contact:
Rick Amato, email@example.com, (212) 754-6700
Come celebrate the opening of “The Lee Family,” a historical exhibition at the Museum of Chinese in America. Hosted by the Lee Family and Harold L. Lee & Sons Insurance.
Journey through the legacy of one of the most memorable Chinatown family businesses. Herb Tam, curator and MOCA’s Director 3of Exhibitions said, “What’s remarkable about the Lee family story, about the Lee family is how timely their various businesses were, in helping to shape and sustain the Chinatown community during some very challenging times.”
The exhibition is presented in an authentic recreated space of an original Chinese business storefront, complete with exquisite tin ceilings. The Lee family has been instrumental in providing artifacts, photographs, and even a rare kinescope of an early CBS television broadcast from 1956.
The Lee Family exhibit will run through April 13, 2014. For more information or to reserve tickets click here.
The 100 Year awards a membership plaque to the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York, commemorating its election to full membership in the Hundred Year Association.
The General Society is celebrating its 228th year of service to the building and construction industry. Its annual Craftsmanship and Civic Leadership Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 14th. Recipient include Michael Della Rocca, Chief Executive of Americas at AECOM and Salvatore J. Cassano, FDNY Commissioner. Join the General Society at this year’s Leadership Awards. For more info: www.generalsociety.org/Registration.html
Gold Medal Dinner Honoree will be hosting its annual Big Apple Stars Awards this coming November. The Big Apple Stars Awards is designed to recognize extraordinary performance among New York City hotel employees. HANY has more that 270 hotel members. For over 130 years the Hotel Association of New York has supported the hotel community of New York. Though is sustainable hospitality committee, which helps implement environmentally conscience initiatives throughout its member hotels and its webinars and networking events, which connects and keeps members abreast with industry trends. The Hundred Year Association who is honoring HANY and its President Joseph Spinnato at its 79th Gold Medal Dinner this year congratulate this year’s Big Apple Awards winners.
For RSVP to this year’s 79th Gold Medal Dinner click here.