CANVAS Accolades
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Quick Connect - August 31, 2011

"Thank you for hosting such a great event! I really see so much value in this event, and look forward to attending it again in the future!"
--Lily Peterson, Saintsbury

"Great event last night, as always! I think that the Quick Connects are a great idea, and really go a long way in terms of developing new contacts, and relationships.  So GREAT execution on a GREAT idea."
--Ian White, 7x7 Magazine 

"The format enabled meaningful opening to connect and engage. Clearly there is nothing near the effective focus that occurred at the Quick Connect . . . and it was way fun."
--Thomas E. Chesus, Balloons Above the Valley

"Thank you for hosting a GREAT event last night.  I met new friends and colleagues." - Karol Avalon, Sonoma Valley Inn & Dry Creek Inn    "As a newbie to the group, I really value what incredible resources I am finding in you, your team, and the other members."
--Anne Abrams, the girl & the fig

THANK YOU for a wonderful celebration!!   I had a great time meeting so many vendors, wineries and concierges.  I know that you put a lot of work into this event and it was greatly appreciated!!

--Royce Ann, Concierge, Westin Hotel

Many thanks for asking us to host the CANVAS Holiday Party! Overall is was very good for Artesa; a definite win-win.

--Linda Champagne, Director of Hospitality, Artesa Winery

Thanks ladies for inviting us to pour at the CANVAS Holiday Party. I felt that the guest was the right guest last night – lots of transportation companies, concierge, hoteliers, event planners from independent companies, etc. We had a lot of fun!

--Vicky Steel, William Hill Winery

Thank you for last night’s event, it was full of such good energy, making amazing new friends/connections, and enjoying their wines. The panel was a tremendous help as well as great to see folks from Sonoma join us. I just love what CANVAS is doing for our wine community, cheers to the team that makes it all happen!
Amanda Hagood, von Strasser

How do you sell out event tickets two months in advance of the event? Well, first and foremost, it has to be a really awesome event. That would describe Harvest-STOMP, the must-attend celebration of the harvest put on by the Napa Valley Grapegrowers. Tremendously helpful was the Concierge Alliance of Napa Valley. Within days of putting out the word to Monica and Colby, CANV informed their members and within days of that email, STOMP was sold out. We so appreciate the strength and effectiveness of CANV’s outreach and their awesome member organizations. All I can say is “Thank you so much CANVAS!!!”
--Sincerely, Olga Keever

Becoming a member of CANVAS will enhance the experiences of my residents and will allow me to offer them the inside track to the Napa Valley.
David Malespin, Lead Concierge, Millenium Towers San Francisco

A big thank you for featuring the Speed Networking event at the Ehlers Lane Winery.  It was fantastic! The guests that attended were all focused on letting others know about their business visions for the coming year, and interested as well in forming new business relations with others. It was truly a win win event, made even more enjoyable with the wine and taco bars.  If you decide to do this again…COUNT ME IN!

Thank you.  I think CANVAS is the best outreach investment we've made all year!!
--Jocelyn Hoar, Visitor Center Manager, Robert Mondavi Winery

Thanks again for providing such intimate access to some of the best Napa has to offer!
--Juliette Riedl, Avia Concierge

We have noticed an increase in business from your work at CANVAS. Concierges are booking the Wine Train's Vintner Lunch constantly. And I want to THANK YOU for sending out the bulletin each week as one email. Our concierge and people who handle our front lines are absolutely using your email for our Wine Train guests.
Andrea Guzman, Napa Valley Wine Train

Wow, in one day since the CANVAS blast, we've gotten another winery, Stein Family, who make an off dry Gewurtz, and The Hog Island Oyster Company to join our event.  Incredibly effective.  Thank you so much for the amazing posting!  Great Stuff.
Mo (Maureen Donegan)

Spectacular event last night! Impossible to surpass in each of its elements. You two set a standard of planning and performance which all of us can aspire to in our individual jobs whatever they may be.
--Bill Boerum, Beau Wine Tours

...and may I say, what an impressive and beautiful job you are doing with the website!
--Paula, As You Like It Wine Country Tours

I am so impressed with everything you are doing.  The Alliance is amazing and people feel very special to be apart of the organization. It is a point of pride.  You are changing the way the valley does business.  Fantastic, simply fantastic.
--Sharon Harris, Wine Country Villas & Amici Cellars

The Last Minute Appointment Availability on your website is AWESOME!
--Elsbeth Sarao, Gamble Family Vineyards

Thank YOU for the opportunity! Not only did we appreciate the chance to speak with your very polite and interested group, it was fun hearing about what the other speakers specialize in. As one who regularly organizes meetings for groups it was really a pleasure working with you both in advance of the meeting. We may have met our match in terms of organization, planning, etc. – nicely done! 
--Patsy & Bettina, Napa Valley Vintners

Thank you again for hosting such a well-organized, informative and fun event!  It felt great to be a part of such a vibrant group...and I am so happy to spread the joy of all that Napa has to offer to our guests and all visitors to this wonderful place we call home. Looking forward to the next big event!
--Juliette Riedl, Avia, Napa

...truthfully, I'm pretty thrilled with CANVAS!!
--Lisa Ross, Carneros Inn

Thanks for all your hard work and your vision--that was a fantastic, well-executed event and i enjoyed myself thoroughly!
--Paula Caddy, As You Like It Wine Country Tours

...thanks for organizing the meeting.  I consider it a total success!!  Looking forward to October already.
  --Sarah, Beautiful Places

It was a great crowd because of their sincere interest in our product and getting to know us to enhance their own business knowledge... Besides promise of visits and referrals, I went away with at least one very specific interest in our catering, which I will follow up on and hopefully book. Thanks for putting us together!
--Rick Enos, Compadres Rio Grill

Thank you for hosting another wonderful day visiting some fantastic gems in the Spring Mountain AVA.  I was so thrilled to be a part of it!
I will write each person individually, but wanted to say a special thank you to Colby and you for organizing everything!  CANVAS has really grown since I joined in 2009….but continues to offer exquisite opportunities to explore and enjoy this heavenly area.
Thanks again!
Juliette Riedl, Avia, Napa

Truly appreciate your having included me on this Research Day Trip.  So glad I went.  Totally learned some important info, met wonderful people and net work along the way.  FYI-- I have already marketed Black Cordon to various people and Bounty Hunter.  Also referred a driver to Debra of One Size Ride.
Again, my sincere thanks.  Totally enjoyed the trip and was quite impressed.
--Kindly, Lorraine Belo, Concierge, HILTON Financial District
Thank you very much for the opportunity to visit Chalk Hill Winery. It is a beautiful winery and their hospitality was amazing. It was a raining evening, but prefectly beautiful with the horse pavillon, delicious wine and food, and great service.
--Much appreciated, Pandora Gee, Club Level Concierge, Millennium Tower

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