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Buster Expands and Hires New Leader

Buster allows people to book a ride with buses, vans, or limos, like never before. With a total of $3.8 million in funds, $1.1 million raised from investors like General Catalyst, Allen & Company and Priceline, Buster is undergoing some major growth. The company will now expand and enhance their experience by spreading to more cities and making important new hires.

Joining the Buster team is Harald Kruse as CEO. Kruse has experience with online businesses, like Priceline.com and will help with growth at Buster.

Industry Professionals Expect Growth in Holiday Business This Year

The National Association for Catering and Events, with more than 4,000 members, is the largest and oldest association in the industry. Recently, they conducted a survey in which industry noted there will be an increase in holiday business compared to previous years.

Canopy by Hilton Prepares To Open In Chicago

A new 223-room lifestyle hotel, Canopy by Hilton in Chicago, will open in fall 2018 on S. LaSalle Street and W. Adams Street, in the Chicago Loop area.

Meet Nick Redd

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These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Nick Redd was recently hired as COO for NOAH’S Event Venue.

1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as COO at NOAH'S Event Venue?

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel Appoints Sales Manager

AAA Four Diamond-rated 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton, N.Y., has appointed Sam Toscano as their new sales manager.

“Since opening a little more than two years ago, 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel, and consequently the destination, have seen a steady upsurge in visitors, conferences and weddings,” says Todd Buchko, general manager. “We’re thrilled to have Sam on our team to help manage the number of growing opportunities and seek out more prospects that benefit both the hotel and community at large.”

Meet Lynne Luongo

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Pine Ridge Vineyards Introduces New Tasting Venue

Pine Ridge Vineyards in Napa Valley announced the opening of Cellar 47, its new tasting alcove located in the Stags Leap District Winery. It was named for the 47 acres of estate vineyards they own within the district.

Karen McGuigan Celebrates 30 Years in Chicago Hotel Industry

Chicago native, Karen McGuigan, general manager at Hyatt Centric The Look Chicago, has just reached a milestone in her career—30 years in the Chicago hotel industry.

McGuigan began her career in January 1987, working at the front desk at Hyatt Regency O'Hare. For 15 years, she worked at various Hyatt locations in the Chicago area in a number of different capacities, including director of security at Hyatt Regency Chicago. In 2014, she joined the pre-opening team for Hyatt Centric, which opened last April.

New Hampton Inn & Suites Opens in Schaumburg

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Chicago Schaumburg is the most recent hotel to join the Hampton by Hilton brand. Located at 891 Plaza Drive, the hotel is owned and managed by Superhost Enterprise LLC.

The 107-room hotel is in the center of Schaumburg’s business district and in walking distance of Woodfield Mall and the Schaumburg Convention Center. They offer a range of amenities such as free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour business center with complimentary printing, a 594-square-foot meeting space that holds 24 people and a business center.

Meet Kathryn Lezynski

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These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to brittany.trevick@tigeroak.com.

Kathryn Lezynski was recently hired as a program and event coordinator for Roberts Event Group in Jenkintown, Pa.

1. What are you most looking forward to in your new role as program and event coordinator for Roberts Event Group?

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