As a membership organization that supports the Hospitality Communities of Wine Country, CANVAS provides networking opportunities, education, and easily accessible resources. All designed to enhance the effectiveness and enthusiasm of it’s professional hospitality members. The result is enhanced interaction of everyone who serves a guest, and a natural contribution to the reputation of Wine Country as a highly desirable visitor destination.
PRIDE OF CONTRIBUTING TO THE ECONOMY OF WINE COUNTRY
To the degree that everyone who interacts with a guest is networked, informed, and inspired by how much they are learning, they will be the best ambassadors of Wine Country. This, in turn, will encourage guests to return to the Valleys and share positive experiences with friends who may also come to Wine Country. In this way we, the Hospitality Professionals, have the pride of contributing to the economy of Wine Country.
To provide resources, insight, introductions, information and opportunities that enable our hospitality "ambassadors" to provide optimal experiences for our visitors to Wine Country.
To unite and organize the hospitality community of Wine Country (Napa & Sonoma); to be a valued and informed resource to surrounding counties, and be viewed as dynamic ambassadors of Wine Country.
WHAT IS A MEMBER?
Members are defined by CANVAS as any business or individual that interacts with guests visiting Wine Country.
With over 1,100 Members, including over 300 Concierges (200 from San Francisco) and Tour Guides, over 190 wineries, and a growing number of restaurants, spas, art galleries and more, CANVAS offers an organized resource for the members of the Wine Country Hospitality Community. CANVAS programs facilitate opportunities for its Members to grow relationships, stay up with the latest information, expand their knowledge about wine, food and Napa Valley & Sonoma, to develop and support their ability to be outstanding ambassadors for Wine Country.
In addition to the list below of benefits included in membership dues, CANVAS has also negotiated special pricing for many exceptional opportunities.
Events that facilitate meeting other hospitality-related colleagues to strengthen current and create new relationships and referrals through:
Attendance at "CANVAS Connect" monthly social network gatherings with CANVAS members and more.
"Quick Connect" one-on-one networking
Opportunities to present at and attend bi-monthly educational meetings.
Ongoing programs expanding the knowledge base of our Members. (Examples: Gatekeepers of Wine Country Panel, Farming Practices, Appellation Series, etc.) Additionally, CANVAS conducts four Hospitality Training Workshops with Holly Stiel each year.
Access via website login to CANVAS’ fully searchable Resource Directories of the hospitality community of Wine Country (concierges, tour guides, wineries, restaurants, etc.) providing profiles, photos and contact information.
MARKETING TO HOSPITALITY COMMUNITY
Listing of your company and services in the CANVAS Resource Directory, with details of services and products, unique offerings, menus, specials, photo galleries, directions, etc. provided by you, for easy access by Concierges and Tour Guides and other Members.
Event posting on the Member Calendar to advise Concierges, Tour Guides and Associate Members of activities of interest to guests.
Even the ability to post last minute available appointments for the weekends.
CANVAS will bring a group of Concierges & Tour Guides to your facility so you may give them first-hand experience of what you offer guests, and for you to get to know each other better.
Attending Research Days affords the opportunity to reinforce relationships over a full day of learning together. (We allow a few spots for members other than Concierges.)
HOSPITALITY AND EVENT TRADE SHOW
Hospitality Professionals and Event and Corporate Meeting Planners come from outside Wine Country to experience the magic, network with colleagues, and gather resources - enhancing their ability to create extraordinary events for their clients.
HOSPITALITY EXCELLENCE AWARDS
An annual event that recognizes and inspires outstanding customer service with the goal of Northern California Wine Country being known for extraordinary wine, food, and hospitality.
INFORMATIVE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
to advise the Hospitality community of your news and activities, and to be informed of others'.
PERSONAL ASSISTANCE BY COLBY & CANVAS TEAM MEMBERS
We will help you put together custom activities with a group of Concierges & Tour Guides as introduction or reinforcement of relationships.
with our Media partners, KRON TV, 7x7 Magazine, San Francisco Magazine, San Francisco Bride, WHERE Magazine and more.
MEMBERS PER ORGANIZATION
Your Associate Membership includes access for 6 members of your staff to log in to the CANVAS website, receive CANVAS announcements and attend events.
as they are requested and developed.
We invite you to become a member and participate with your colleagues in this Wine Country community of Ambassadors.
Join Now!, select your region and category of business. Then fill out your business Profile. Membership rates are at the top of each category.
If you have further questions contact Colby Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
It's as easy as that!!
“We felt the guests were definitely the right target for our property, and all the feedback was very positive.”
~ Dan Michael, Director, Experience Marketing | E&J Gallo “My membership with CANVAS is probably the best return I get for the money spent.”
~ Don Rickard, Platypus Tours Limited“Thank you CANVAS for creating platforms that increase visibility for your member businesses both inside and outside wine country.”
~ Ann Marie Conover,Dir. of Marketing & Communications, Meadowood Napa ValleyRead more...
“I learned so much on our Research Day tour. I am looking forward to attending as many events as my schedule will allow.”
~ Ivana Kurian, Napa Valley Destination Council, Visitors Center“I think your Appellation educational series is one of the best ideas I’ve heard of recently.”
~ Drinda Petroni, Petroni Vineyards“The Quick Connect was one of the best networking nights I have spent.”
~ Donna Altes, Concierge, Napa Valley Marriott Read more...