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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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Married in the Backyard?

Married in the Backyard?

In February 2020 I proposed to my incredible, indelible, best friend, Lucy.  She accepted and we cried tears of joy.  I asked her to marry me because I couldn’t imagine my life without her.  She embodies much of what I’m not: patient, consistent, and wears her heart...

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The Flag is for Everyone

The Flag is for Everyone

By Noah Parks, featuring Michael Diamond I had the supreme honor of interviewing an HMG+ Alumni, Michael Diamond.  He’s a member of the LGBTQ family that makes up a vital part of our community.  During this Pride Month I took the time to talk about what it means to...

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Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough

Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough

By Noah Parks June 1st, 2021 was like a relief when it came.  The colors, the pageantry, the joy, the love, and the honesty are the panacea that society needs right now.  Pride month is always an excellent time to reflect on the progress made and the history that is...

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Reopening 101: Investing in People

Reopening 101: Investing in People

By Noah Parks Some of the hardest decisions are made when there seems to be no answer.  For example when faced with a worldwide pandemic, shortage of workers, and changing conditions for reopening, what should a company do?  Specifically, what should a hospitality...

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It’s Happening!

It’s Happening!

Written By Noah Parks It’s happening.  Spring has sprung and the hospitality industry is finally starting to breathe some fresh air.  After nearly 13 months of closures, partial openings, and new rules, the industry has begun to open their doors for good!  And these...

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Hospitality is People

Hospitality is People

By Noah Parks Recently the New York Times ran an article called, “What is Hospitality? That struck at the core of what we do at HMG+: we provide people the opportunity to be a part of our community to train in service, to elevate their skills and gain confidence.  Our...

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More than Staffing Solutions: HMG+, a Day in the Life

More than Staffing Solutions: HMG+, a Day in the Life

By Noah Parks It was a bright and beautiful summer day, crystal blue skies, a steady purr of activity on the streets of Brooklyn. I was on my way Frankies, the meeting place for the HMG+ team. The air around Frankies 457 Spuntino, a restaurant in Cobble Hill, was...

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It’s an HMG+ Thing

It’s an HMG+ Thing

By Noah Parks It sounds like something you’d read on a google ad, “Hospitality Staffing Solutions”, but with HMG+ it has a deeper, more human meaning. It’s our core principle to build community and grow it by supporting our service professionals both professionally...

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Vaccinate New York

Vaccinate New York

By Noah Parks HMG+ is always ready to support and serve others, even during a pandemic.  When we see a need and have the capacity to help then we do it.  During COVID-19 we felt the need to be at full preparedness even though no one was likely to have a...

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The Okra Project: Hospitality and the Black Trans Community

The Okra Project: Hospitality and the Black Trans Community

By Noah Parks The healthiest way to deal with this pandemic is to connect with your sense of community. Whether it’s reaching out to family, friends, or neighbors, or it’s supporting your local food banks, religious organization, or mutual aid group, all of it helps....

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How to ACTUALLY Lift All Boats

How to ACTUALLY Lift All Boats

By Noah Parks Equity is a word that has always been confused with ‘equality’. In the Black community it’s not confusing at all. The former is what civil rights leaders demanded and Black communities deserved.  However, when politicians and even well meaning...

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Interview from the Frontlines

Interview from the Frontlines

2020 has thrown us all for a loop but, luckily HMG+ has service professionals currently working safely in the field. I had the opportunity to interview one of our finest captains, Jacob Pressley and find out how things have changed in the field. I hope you’ll learn...

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