Thank you Anuj Sood, Senior Director, Global Strategic Sourcing and Carl Montgomery, Procurement Manager from our client partner Radisson Hotel Group, for a highly productive meeting with the Source1 Purchasing team. Our Food and Beverage Program offers a complete purchasing solution to all limited and full service Radisson Hotel Group operations and management groups.
On behalf of the Source1 Purchasing team, thank you to Elvis Morris Donkoh from The Global Opportunity (GO) Fund for joining our team for lunch in Boynton Beach Florida today!
To begin, Elvis shared his life experiences with us detailing how he began his journey growing up in Ghana, West Africa. Today he has dedicated his time towards creating a better quality of life for his home community. Georgette Cartagena, our Human Resources Generalist, was so inspired, she couldn’t resist asking Elvis to take a selfie with her!
Furthermore, the Global Opportunity (GO) Fund is a non-profit organization that promotes the empowerment and enrichment of the lives of women and children in Africa. They do this via educational, social support and entrepreneurial projects.
Additionally, they work hand-in-hand with African-based grassroots organizations to simultaneously build their capacity to serve their own communities while launching sustainable development projects that will carry on their work for years and generations to come.
Learn more at https://thegofund.org/
Source1 Purchasing will be having Bill Maher and Jim Northcutt represent the company at the Lodging Conference this year. It will be held on September 24th-27th at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, AZ.
For over 20 years, high-powered hotel owners and executives from all over the world have attended this event. Last year about 1,800 individuals attended this event and the five previous shows before that were sold out!
Bill & Jim are excited to participate in this event, and are looking forward to making new connections!
So, if you are attending the event this year and want information about the hospitality industry’s most innovative GPO platform, let us know!
Pictured above at Feeding South Florida, Boynton Beach FL (left to right): Ben Ryder, Emma Ryder, Gabriela Diaz, Larry Lombardo, Lina Ryder, Gabriela Gil, Becky Magaw, Peter Mole, Georgette Cartagena.
Source1 Purchasing team members volunteered, once again, for Feeding South Florida!
The Feeding Florida state network provided almost 200 million pounds of food last year alone. Additionally, they are the leading domestic hunger-relief organization committed to transforming lives in South Florida communities.
The organization provides immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts, and innovative programming and education.
This past Saturday June 30th, the Source1 Purchasing team dedicated their morning to sort and package food and non-food items. With great efforts, the pallets provided were cleared in a matter of 3 hours, proving there is strength in numbers.
Along with other volunteers, Source1 Purchasing volunteers salvaged 3,993 lbs. of items out of the 6,731 lbs. donated to the organization by local residents and grocery stores.
The items salvaged will provide an amazing 3,611 meals in our South Florida community.
These efforts are yet another way our team shows core value #5: “Unity is Strength,” and what better way to do it for the benefit of our community.
Follow this initiative by using #SummerHungerEndsHere on social media.
For ways on how you can contribute to our South Florida community through Feeding South Florida, please visit: feedingsouthflorida.org
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#Jim Northcutt (5th from left, top row) and Jason Blair (far right, top row) say YES to GLOBAL WELLNESS DAY!
With the slogan “One day can change your whole life,” Global Wellness Day is celebrated on the second Saturday of June every year as an international day. Global Wellness Day is an entirely not-for-profit day, a social project dedicated to living well. The purpose is to ask, even for just one day, “How can I live a healthier and better life?”
On June 8, 2018, the Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association (MBHA), invited the hospitality industry to join them in celebrating Global Wellness Day. Representatives from Source1 Purchasing were happy to attend the festivities at The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida.
Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA) members include more than 180 hotels and 250 allied businesses located across Miami-Dade County. They advocate members’ interests through active involvement in local, state and national issues. Their calendar of events includes monthly hotelier’s breakfast series, monthly networkers and industry luncheons featuring the top leaders in our industry to share business trends.
One of our special team members, Matrina Johnson, Program Development Manager at Source1 Purchasing, networking with Best Western attendees at the Best Western Food & Beverage Marketplace Showcase. It was an eventful day of education and sharing of best practices at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, in the city of Philadelphia–the city of Brotherly Love!
With the Best Western Food & Beverage Marketplace, members benefit from a dedicated customer service team who provide:
• actual purchasing data that identifies savings of 7%-12%
• analytics and reporting that continually identify savings
• assistance in meeting corporate compliance and coordinating rebate reimbursements
No Cost to Participate. Easy to Enroll.
Or Call 877.755.7828.
Do you know how many departments in a typical hotel use chemical products?
If you want to know, just ask someone from Source1 Purchasing or ask our partners at Diversey!
The “Summer Hunger Ends Here” Gallery Night presented by Delta Air Lines celebrated the talented local high school students throughout South Florida who are helping Feeding South Florida raise awareness of the ever-present issue of summer hunger. On Thursday, May 3rd, they hosted an evening of art and delicious food, and announced their “Summer Hunger Ends Here” Art Competition winners!
Our own Evy Little, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Source1 Purchasing (featured left photo above), was in attendance as SantaLuces High School was announced as the First place winner!
What a fun way to learn about our colleague’s local cultures and heritage.
For Pot Luck Thursday, we encouraged our team members to bring in a local dish from their home town or country.
Thank you Kerry Morrick for the German-American Bratwurst; Cecilia Ioannides for the Tzatziki dip and chips and Greek potatoes; Matrina Johnson for the Jamaican Patties and Rice and Bill Maher for the Irish Cheese and soda crackers!
I think just about everyone went for a second helping!