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Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

By Noah Parks This wonderful month of May is a warm, and green one.  It is a bit wet but that's just the weather in New York City during Spring.  Like Robert Frost wrote, “Nature’s first green is gold”.  And as the world turns green again, we’re reminded as we have...

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Our Community

Our Community

By Noah Parks  Hospitality is a lifelong pursuit that creates community and camaraderie.  We’re constantly finding new and innovative ways to offer a place for people to relax and feel at home, even when they’re at the “Top of the Rock” or an empty terminal at an...

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Intern Like a Boss

Intern Like a Boss

By Noah Parks It's National Internship Awareness month and HMG+ is proud to support a healthy and growing internship culture.  We welcome a host of interns through various colleges and institutions that bring new life, skills, and ambition to our exciting work.  Being...

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Hospitality for Life!

Hospitality for Life!

By Noah Parks When I was first beginning to bartend in New York City, my mom asked me, “Is the hospitality industry the right option for a career?” To which I emphatically answered, “Yes!”  The hospitality field is a growing one that reaches beyond borders, beyond...

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Representation Matters

Representation Matters

By Noah Parks When I was a kid I always imagined myself as a football player.  I was a young man from the Midwest, bigger, and got along with all kinds of people.  The leaders on the team and in the coaches’ corner looked like me and talked like me.  It was my vision...

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The First Step of Service

The First Step of Service

By Noah Parks It starts with your first event, restaurant, or other entry-level hospitality position where you develop the ability to anticipate guest needs, plan an effective event, or create a rapport with regular guests.  The hospitality business for HMG+ is so...

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Women Leaders Rule

Women Leaders Rule

By Noah Parks In hospitality, it’s common to put the strength of a recipe against another and feel some kind of way about which one is better, or even the best.  No matter what it started with a nonna or an auntie or a grandma that passed it down.  Some matriarch who...

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Hospitality is Revolutionary

Hospitality is Revolutionary

Hospitality is Revolutionary By Noah Parks It all started as a response to inequity and inequality.  A fist in the air that resonated with people everywhere.  That people will not be oppressed no matter what the platform or the medium people were raising their fist in...

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Pandemic Makes Positive Change Permanent

Pandemic Makes Positive Change Permanent

By Noah Parks When I was twelve I’d spent almost every day outside getting into mischief and often getting hurt.  Without fail every scrape and cut was treated with some kind of Band-Aid, and I never was down and out for too long.  During the pandemic the hospitality...

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Mentorship Matters

Mentorship Matters

By Noah Parks As we send off January to the history books, we should remember that this month we celebrate one of HMG+’s most cherished practices: Mentoring.  Everyone is always so eager to move forward, make progress, and blaze their trail.  Life does move in one...

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The “In Between” Times

The “In Between” Times

By Noah Parks It’s after New Year’s and all the confetti has settled. There’s a lot of people that believe that after the glitz and glam of the Holiday season that there’s “nothing to look forward to”.  And while the after New Year’s blues is real,  I strongly believe...

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Snacks from the Nice List

Snacks from the Nice List

By Noah Parks Let’s talk about Milk and Cookies.  It’s like a hug.  For me it’s a cold chocolate chip cookie that’s very thin and came from the freezer.  My mom always made gooey cookies that were better frozen to keep their form. Some others like the cakey, fluffy...

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Thanks for the Hospitality

Thanks for the Hospitality

By Noah Parks The best part of Thanksgiving is that there is now wrong way to celebrate it.  It’s food and family.  It really doesn’t matter if it’s a family you are related to or that you choose.  As New York City’s staffing solution, HMG+ has facilitated many...

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First Hospitality

First Hospitality

By Noah Parks, By Noah ParksHospitality was already here when the pilgrims landed.  The very prim and proper rules of court and noble life that early explorers brought probably seemed jarring to indigenous people.  Even more foreign would be the idea that anyone owned...

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No Trick All Treat!

No Trick All Treat!

By Noah Parks Hospitality has a certain luster when presented perfectly with the right preparation and intentional planning.  This is exactly how HMG+ loves to serve their guests and create lasting relationships in our growing industry.  Sometimes during Halloween we...

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Small Business, big dreams

Small Business, big dreams

By Noah Parks HMG+ is a dream that Michael DiPeri realized with his wife Karen DiPeri. Their vision and leadership has put HMG+ at the forefront of the industry.  With multiple awards and laurels from a variety of industry organizations.  As a leader in hospitality,...

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Hospitality Above Deck

Hospitality Above Deck

Providing world class hospitality is second nature for service professionals at HMG+ and it comes with the ground under our two feet.  As I spent more time in quarantine, I discovered a lovely show, “Below Deck”, that portrays service on super yachts.  While it may...

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Making Memories: An Unorthodox Wedding

Making Memories: An Unorthodox Wedding

By Noah Parks A lot of people have weddings with months of planning, websites, family interventions, and high drama that suits reality tv.  I went another route that was much more scaled down and humane.  It was immediate family, not too much planning and only a...

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DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE CONCIERGE

DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE CONCIERGE

The corporate lifestyle is changing everyday, and now more than ever it is essential that employees experience the highest level of hospitality and care. As the Director of Corporate Concierge, you will become responsible for creating and maintaining an exceptional...

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No Time like the Present!

No Time like the Present!

By Noah Parks Mindfulness gets a lot of air time and lots of my friends discuss it now.  When I was growing up I thought of it being a superpower.  “I have mindfulness control over you!”  Obviously that’s what happens when you grow up in a small town in the midwest...

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