Hospitality Business Network Foundation, Inc.
It's Time!!!...To "Take The Call"

To: HBN Foundation Members, Corporate Sponsors and Friends
From: W. B. Baldwin, President/CEO, HBN Foundation

4/28/2020 Update

We have just learned that our good friend and former HBN Foundation Chairman of the Board John Minor passed away in his sleep on Monday morning. As you may know, John suffered a stroke last year; and received rehabilitative care through our good friends at the Shepherd Center. Most recently John was a resident of the Mann House Assisted Living facility in Sandy Springs. I talked at length with Sharon Minor earlier today; and she plans to have a Celebration of Life service for John within the next two-to-three months depending upon the loosening of social distancing requirements.

Attached is a photo page of tribute to John as he chaired many HBN conferences and events during his tenure as HBN Chairman of the Board. John was a true Southern Gentleman; and we will miss his strong leadership of the HBN Foundation. HBN membership grew steadily under John’s leadership; and he was totally hands on with producing membership results. We will miss you, my friend! Thank you always for “Taking the Call!”

John Minor Photo Tribute

3/13/2020 Update

Because of an abundance of caution with the coronavirus pandemic, HBN will re-schedule both of the first Cocktails & Conversation and Spring Conference events. Stay tuned for new dates and locations.

Hospitality Business Network Foundation

Hospitality Business Network Foundation, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit, tax exempt charitable organization comprised of executives from both the public and private sectors of the hospitality industry of metropolitan Atlanta. The organization is engaged in business to business networking for the purpose of sharing new ideas, business trends, new products, services and best business practices. The organization meets formally three times a year for business conferences, and sponsors an annual golf tournament and other fundraising events for local charities. All net proceeds from donations, registrations and sponsorship support are donated to Shepherd Center “SHARE” Military Initiative and Navy Safe Harbor Foundation.

Turkey Trot Invitational

Since 1992, more than 600 area businesses and individuals have played in the Turkey Trot Invitational, forming a business network among HBN Foundation members and corporate sponsors. The Turkey Trot Invitational is one of Georgia’s oldest and largest charity golf tournaments generating over $2.5 million dollars for other charitable organizations during its 28 year history. The Turkey Trot Invitational and Patriots Reception are the HBN’s season finale providing players and guests a time to celebrate the Thanksgiving Season while honoring our wounded warrior veterans and those brave men and women still serving in our Armed Forces.

Army Navy Challenge Cup

Thank you for your support of the “Army” and “Navy” Teams playing for their respective charities in the Turkey Trot Invitational. Each team of veterans are former patients and clients of the Shepherd Center SHARE Military Initiative and Navy Safe Harbor Foundation and have received the very best in medical, rehabilitative care and family services. All net proceeds from the Turkey Trot, Patriots Reception and Challenge Cup are donated to the Shepherd Center SHARE Military Initiative and Navy Safe Harbor Foundation. Winner of the Annual Army Navy Challenge Cup is determined by the best overall combined score between the two wounded warrior teams.

Go Army! Go Navy!

Thank you for Taking the Call!

Best regards,

W. B. Baldwin
Hospitality Business Network Foundation

W. B. Baldwin - (404) 538-6326 /
Judy Claxton - (404) 538-6330 /
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