• Meet Roy DuBrow, On the Road Again

    British Motor Coach President Roy DuBrow’s vintage vehicles and quality service never go out of style.

     
    POSTED June 20, 2018
     

For Roy DuBrow, president of British Motor Coach, it all started with a British car (naturally): a 1950 Bentley. He purchased it from his neighbor. “The engine crashed about six months later,” he recalls. “After about a year and $12,000 in full restoration, I found myself broke but with a beautiful British classic that ran.”

To make some cash, DuBrow began ferrying blushing brides and giddy grooms to and from church, and before long, British Motor Coach was born. “I was lucky enough to find a range of British classics in one condition or another and in one place or another, and wound up with eight by the late 1990s,” DuBrow says. “During all of that time, I marketed to every logical entity serving the wedding business,” including planners, venues, photographers and places of worship. 

In the last few years, he began providing city and wine tours as well. “[We] began our wine tour business about six years ago, and it has grown exponentially ever since,” DuBrow says. “We still offer full wedding event transportation planning, including the obvious usage of our vintage fleet for the couple, plus a modern fleet of limousines, vans, SUVs and sedans.” BMC’s 7,000-square-foot garage can also be rented for events, with vintage vehicles available for photo ops. 

“I love the day-to-day and call-to-call range of requests that come,” DuBrow says about the hospitality industry and his job. “One never knows what the next request might entail, and I love the stimulation each one brings. BMC was built on the credo of providing the very best service to its clients. … We function on the basis that service is our soul.” 

Dawn Young first joined Choose Chicago in June 2005 as director of association sales, and in May this year, was promoted to vice president of hotel sales. It’s a perfect example of rising up the ranks for someone who’s so passionate about moving tourism forward. Though her experience in the industry runs deep, she’s got her work cut out for her to keep the numbers growing: Chicago set a tourism record in 2017 with more than 55 million visitors. A major reason for that? “Chicago just rocks accessibility,” says Young.

 

The Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau works with planners to match their interests with stately attractions.

 

The 2018 Cascadia Educational Conference was held in Reno, Nevada, this past March and Northwest Meetings + Events was proud to be a sponsor. Held at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, the conference schedule was filled to the brim with networking, entertaining speakers, smart ideas and, of course, poker!