Alumni

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Elizabeth Blau, MS ’97 Named 2022 Cornell Hospitality Innovator

Elizabeth Blau, MS ’97, founder and chief executive officer of Blau + Associates, is the recipient of the 2022 Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award.

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Paving the Way for Cannabis Hospitality

Two Hotelies have launched 8th Wonder Cannabis Company, a startup that is set on becoming a leading brand in New York State’s emerging cannabis industry.

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Excitement and Readiness Accompanied the 2021 National HR in Hospitality Conference

National HR in Hospitality Conference took place September 21 to September 23, 2021 at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, CA

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Cirona Labs creates cannabinoid ingredients for food, beverage, and cosmetics companies

Hotelie Hunter Friedland ’19, founder of Cirona Labs, credits Cornell’s entrepreneurship ecosystem for helping him to build and launch his startup.

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Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry: Challenges and Opportunities

CHR hosted a virtual keynote webinar to explore the challenges and opportunities of sustainability in the hospitality industry

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Charting Your Future: Reflections from Lee Pillsbury ’69

Reflections from Lee Pillsbury occasioned by the 15th anniversary of The Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship

Volunteers preparing and serving meals at a food distribution center in Ludhiana, Punjab, India
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Million Meals Mission provides meals to food-insecure communities around the world

Hotelie Samay Bansal ’21 founded Million Meals Mission to be a conduit between donors and small, grassroots organizations worldwide.

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Alumna Emily Kanders Goldfischer ’92 Builds Community With hertelier

Student interview with Emily Goldfischer ’92, founder and editor-in-chief of hertelier

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Mana Up supports Hawaii’s entrepreneurs and helps them to scale up

SHA graduate Meli James ’00 co-founded Mana Up to build up and support Hawaii’s ecosystem of entrepreneurs, providing tools to scale globally.