Upcoming Trade Shows:
NEWH Eastern Regional Trade Show, Bethesda North Conference Center, September 7, 2023
BDNY (Boutique Design), New York City, Javits Convention Center, November 12-13, 2023
NEWH Leadership Conference and Exhibitor Showcase, Memphis, TN, Spring 2024
HD Expo (Hospitality Design), Las Vegas/Mandalay Bay Convention Center, April 30-May 2, 2024

Collage of photos from ILHA July 2022 event at the Intercontinental Hotel at The Wharf DC

The International Luxury Hotel Association (ILHA) event at the Intercontinental Hotel at The Wharf DC, July 2022

Together with Contract Alliance, Cohen Azzinaro Associates was named Hospitality Reps of the Year for Woodard Hospitality and Craftmade at the 2022 Sales Meeting in Dallas, TX. Most sincere thanks to Woodard for the recognition and to our clients/customers for your business which made this happen and is most appreciated!

Barbara with other 2022 Woodard hospitality sales reps of the year Close-up of 2022 Woodard hospitality sales rep of the year award

At the NEWH Leadership Conference in Seattle on February 18th 2022, Barbara Azzinaro was inducted into the NEWH College of Fellows.

Barbara sincerely thanks NEWH, Inc. and says, “It is truly the greatest honor of my career to have been inducted into the NEWH College of Fellows. I’m humbled to be in such great company. Each member of the College of Fellows, current and past inductees, are all colleagues I hold in the highest regard, admire greatly, and who are instrumental in carrying out our mission. NEWH is the premier networking resource for the hospitality industry, having provided education, leadership development, recognition of excellence and business development opportunities and $7.5 million in scholarships to date since its inception in 1984.”

Thank you to the NEWH DC Metro Chapter for recognizing me with the 2019 Woman of Excellence Award for founding our chapter in 1990 and continued involvement. Thirty years ago, I was encouraged by a colleague and mentor in the Atlanta chapter to start our chapter of NEWH, Inc. (then known as “The Network of Executive Women in Hospitality”). Our chapter has grown exponentially from founding committee, to founding board of directors, to formally chartered chapter, to what we are today, a chapter 400 strong and counting, raising hundreds of thousands of scholarship dollars for deserving students pursuing careers in the hospitality industry. If you're not yet a member, I encourage you to join. If you're a member, but not on a committee, please join a committee which would best fit your interests, abilities and time constraints. If you're on a committee, run for a board position! In the spirit of networking,

International Luxury Hotel Association North East Chapter Advisory Board
Barbara Azzinaro, of Cohen Azzinaro Associates, LLC (and NEWH DC Metro chapter founder in 1990) is thrilled to have been invited to sit on the advisory board of the newly forming Northeast Chapter of the International Luxury Hotel Association. She looks forward to being the liaison between this new chapter of the ILHA and our NEWH chapter, encouraging networking between the two organizations.

I am honored to have represented NEWH, The Hospitality Industry Network, at an informal event on November 28, 2018, hosted by VCU Arts' Interior Design Department. This event allowed students to hear from three important organizations (NEWH, IIDA, ASID) about the current direction in the design community, what is being offered to them, and ways they can become involved. I am excited to see the career paths these talented students take!

Barbara Azzinaro and other members of the NEWH DC Metro Chapter Scholarship Committee were hard at work and diligently reading this year’s scholarship applications. We are awarding $60K this year to the lucky recipients. Check www.newh.org for more information and qualifications for next year!