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American Niagara Hospitality donates over 2,500 items to Community Missions

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Fri, Mar 24th 2017 02:10 pm

Niagara Falls business supports Community Missions

American Niagara Hospitality, which owns and operates Sheraton At The Falls, Days Inn At The Falls, Rainforest Cafe, TGI Fridays, Starbucks Café and the Niagara American Grill, donated over 2,500 items to Community Missions in Niagara Falls on Tuesday. Additionally, the company's 50 managers visited to the agency to volunteer, learn and to demonstrate community leadership.

"We were so proud to donate our time, and for our staff to have gone above and beyond with their personal donations, to this wonderful community organization that is right in our backyard. The 50 managers from American Niagara Hospitality who spent the afternoon at the mission truly felt connected to the community at large. Our company plans on continuing to engage with organizations like Community Missions throughout Western New York for the entirety of the year," said Geoffrey Reeds, vice president of sales and marketing.

Since its founding in 1925, Community Missions has provided a unique blend of referral, crisis, community support and residential services for youth and adults. In 2016, Community Missions provided over 89,000 meals and 11,000 nights of care to its neighbors in need. Additional agency programs serve adults and youth with psychiatric disabilities, parolees, at-risk youth and other underserved populations in both residential and recovery-oriented settings.

"Having the management staff from American Niagara Hospitality out was a tremendous benefit for our agency," said Christian Hoffman, Community Missions' public relations and development manager. "We were thrilled to receive the personal care items and food donations that the staff brought, and to have them tour our facilities. However, more impactful was the opportunity to share ideas across industry, as our two kitchen staffs collaborated, along with our marketing staffs and other similar areas. This was a great opportunity for all of us to display community leadership."

Over the past year, the executive team of American Niagara Hospitality has introduced a new vision, mission and core values, and has put forth great efforts to instill these ideas in all of its employees.

Each and every day, associates aim to "Warm the hearts of every person they touch." One of the keys to their success is the focus on culture, developing a platform that focuses on providing memorable moments for guests, rewarding careers for associates and respectable returns for stakeholders. The team of associates is both dedicated and involved in overall goals, and an ownership and management that support the efforts to achieve these goals.

"We wanted to make sure, this year, that we extended our mission to 'warm the hearts' outside of our buildings," said Kerry Karbowski, corporate director of human resources for American Niagara Hospitality. "This community engagement is so exciting not only for me personally, but for all of our associates as well as our stakeholders. We want our associates to be prideful of the company that they work for, but also for their own community. I know our staff really appreciated being able to give back to the Niagara Falls community today."

American Niagara Hospitality employs over 600 employees year-round. Currently, it has a variety of employment positions available within American Niagara Hospitality's other entities. Part-time, full-time and seasonal positions are available. Potential candidates can submit resumes by emailing [email protected] or visiting www.AmericanNiagaraHospitality.com.

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