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Feb 24 2012

School of Management Earns Silver Partner Designation

Hospitality Students at Chamber of Commerce Event
New York, N.Y.  (February 24, 2012) ─ For the second consecutive year, the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce has recognized NYIT’s School of Management for its contributions to chamber programming and events.
The chamber named the school a “silver partner” – a designation that comes with free advertising on the chamber’s website.  Typically, corporate partners pay about $10,000 to become a silver partner.  The chamber awarded the designation because NYIT hospitality students worked on planning and hosting several events with the organization, said Laura Bucko, the chamber’s vice president and director of communications.
“NYIT is actually the only educational institution that has that designation,” Bucko said.
NYIT’s relationship with the chamber began several years ago, said Robert Koenig,  associate dean of the School of Management’s Student Advancement Programs and Department of Hospitality Studies.  The partnership allows students to network with large companies and gain event-planning experience, he said.
“I think what they like most is how we get our students engaged in everything,” said Koenig.  “The students’ hard work and contributions helped us get this designation.”
In April, NYIT will work with the chamber to host the Transportation Transformation Global Summit at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway.  Public and private sector leaders will share insights on sustainability and transportation innovations in New York City and other urban areas around the world.
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