1. San Francisco to relax restrictions for outdoor dining and other businesses This article from KTVU Fox 2 News in San Francisco covers the recent decision by the San Francisco Department of Public Health to relax restrictions for outdoor dining and other businesses. The article explains that the new guidelines allow for outdoor dining, retail stores, and personal services to open with limited capacity and social distancing. Additionally, the article explains the new guidelines and what businesses need to do to stay in compliance. 2. San Francisco launches ‘Dreams Come True’ program to help small business owners This article from ABC 7 News covers the launch of the “Dreams Come True” program in San Francisco. The program is designed to help small business owners who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The article explains that the program provides grants of up to $50,000 to help small business owners cover costs associated with reopening and operating their businesses. The article also outlines the eligibility requirements for the program and how to apply. 3. San Francisco's Office of Small Business launches new grant program for Black-owned businesses This article from CBS SF Bay Area covers the launch of a new grant program from San Francisco
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It ran for just two full work days, but in that time 2,350 meetings were accomplished at the Destination Britain North America travel trade event in San Francisco recently. Just over 50 tourism product buyers from across Canada and the U.S. sat down with about 70 product suppliers from the UK in a series of…more ›
TORONTO — Destination Toronto’s president and CEO Scott Beck has announced his departure from the organization, effective October 28, to join San Francisco Travel as its new president and CEO. Beck will succeed Joe D’Alessandro, who will retire in December after nearly 18 years at the helm.
Scott Beck will succeed Joe D’Alessandro as president of the San Francisco Travel Association. D’Alessandro will retire in December after nearly 18 years at the helm of San Francisco’s official destination marketing organization. Beck will join San Francisco Travel on Oct. 30, 2023. Currently, he is President and CEO of Destination Toronto. He joined Destination…more ›
Article - ILC INDIE Congress San Francisco: The Pinnacle of Hospitality Innovation - By Andrew Benioff - This October, San Francisco is set to host one of the most innovative events in the world of hospitality: the Independent Lodging Congress (ILC INDIE Congress). A nexus for visionaries, thought leaders, and passionate independent hotel groupies, the Congress promises an unparalleled experience, giving attendees an opportunity to connect, learn, and delve deep into the ever-evolving world of independent lodging.
There has been some noise lately concerning San Francisco, but the times they are changing. San Francisco has always had the ability to envision beyond the obvious, repurposing and revitalizing with an eye to the future. If this dynamic city can morph a segment of its downtown into an enchanting rooftop garden, one can't help but imagine the endless possibilities that await its urban core. So, this location personifies what the ILC is all about. We are constantly innovating, always striving for a better community of hotel and hospitality professionals, and essentially, we want to do the right thing.
Article - Aiden by Best Western Hotel Opens in Flagstaff, Arizona - The hotel is nestled on a mesa at the entrance of Flagstaff, with scenic views of the striking San Francisco Peaks and the Coconino National Forest, home to the largest Ponderosa Pine trees in the world.