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New York Chapter

New York, New York, NY 10075

717-725-6175

colshan@luxurycouncil.com

New York CHAPTER

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Ira Neimark

Former CEO Bergdorf Goodman Author of: Crossing Fifth Avenue to Bergdorf Goodman

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Stanley Marcus (1905-2002)

Founder, Neiman Marcus

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Charlotte B. Beyer

 Founder & CEO Institute for Private Investors

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Burton Tansky

Vice Chairman, TRAUB and Former Chairman and C.E.O of Neiman Marcus

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Acute Inflections

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Acute Inflections is a chic NYC based jazz duo of a captivating vocalist and an innovative upright bassist. Their instrumentation may be deceptively simple but they deliver an intoxicating jazzy, funky and sultry sound. Their motto is “Our Music, Your Way” because of their special focus on adding a personal touch to each wedding, corporate event or exclusive soirée. With your input, they will curate their eclectic performance to ensure your guests are impressed. In addition to Pop, Rock, Jazz, R&B and Reggae selections, they will create renditions of any songs you choose, even songs in other languages. They will also work closely with you in selecting their attire so their fashionable flair perfectly complements your event’s theme and venue’s décor. Acute Inflections is the ideal act for events that require stylish and sophisticated live entertainment.

 

Clients include:

  • Saks Fifth Ave
  • Macys
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Cadillac
  • Lincoln
  • De Grisogono
  • Tiffany & Co
  • Baume & Mercier
  • Conde Nast
  • The Daily
  • Infor
  • New York Public Library
  • La Maison Du Chocolat
  • Trunk Club
  • Hamptons Magazine
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  • Hackensack Medical University
  • Adelphi University
  • Hornblower Cruises & Events

Cadillac

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A leading luxury automotive brand since 1902, Cadillac is in the midst of global expansion and elevation today. Cadillac’s early history was redefined by series of achievements and firsts in technology and design, propelling it worldwide fame as a premium brand.

 

In recent years Cadillac has refined itself, driven by new products with exhilarating performance and expressive design. 

 

Cadillac is embarking on a new wave of expansion currently, in order to regain its position as an iconic luxury brand.

 

In pursuit of further growth globally, Cadillac plans eight new models through the end of the decade. These will include expansions to the elite high performance V-Series cars, a new top-of-the-range car called CT6 and several new models taking the brand into new segments. The brand expressed its renewed core values in a new ethos, called Dare Greatly, that communicates the brand’s mission in new ways to consumers. 

Maison de Haj

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Christie's/Collectrium

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VIPdesk Connect

www.vipdeskconnect.com

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VIPdesk Connect provides outsourced customer service (contact center services) for iconic luxury brands.  VIPdesk was founded in 1997 with the mission of providing exceptional customer experiences (via phone, email, chat and SMS) to clients requiring nothing less than the best service for their most valuable customers. 

In March 2014, VIPdesk Connect was established to address the unique customer service needs of the luxury market.  VIPdesk Connect is exclusively focused on tailoring customer service programs in the U.S. for brand-conscious companies including luxury retailers, travel, hospitality and consumer products companies. The primary focus is to match passionate college educated professionals (agents- called Brand Ambassadors) with the iconic brands they love. 

Core values of authenticity, transparency and being helpful- support VIPdesk’s mission to provide customers with exceptional genuine service to create memorable experiences.

 

www.vipdeskconnect.com/

The Law Office of Elaine D Papas

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While it’s true that nobody knows your business the way you and your management team do, there are times when seeking outside counsel for legal problems is appropriate. Some legal issues are intricate and involve legal ramifications or hurdles that you may not be familiar with. Some businesses keep a full-time lawyer on staff but not every company needs one. Even companies that do have an attorney on staff may find outside legal counsel a necessity. The lawyer that works with a particular business for a long time becomes intimately familiar with the law as it relates to that particular business but will still need assistance from an attorney more familiar with other aspects of the law from time to time. Legal knowledge of this diversity can only be gained by a law firm dedicated to different practice areas.


BEST COUNSEL WHEN COSTS MATTER – Expertise Across Many Different Areas of Law

Founded by Elaine D. Papas, The Law Office of Elaine D. Papas specializes in matters of Business Formation, Compliance/Due Diligence, International Law, Business Negotiations, Intellectual Property Protection, Corporate Legal Audits, Employment Law and much more. In the course of business, legal issues can come up that cross over between several legal areas. Our attorneys are capable of handling even the most intricate legal issues for our corporate clients.

A new solution law firm with traditional values

Just as every segment in today's business environment, companies (those with and without in-house legal departments), are looking for ways to cut costs and increase efficiency. While traditional law firms have dominated the outsourced legal market in the past, growing competition is expanding the offerings from which companies/general counsel can choose.

As the legal industry continues to shift and evolve, more emphasis will continue to be placed on efficiency and value delivered. And as more models and pricing methods arise, and companies that embrace innovative will survive.

Our Services

  • Corporate Creation & Compliance
  • Legal Audits (Preventive Medicine and “Health Check-up”)
  • Intellectual Property (U.S. and Global)
    - Trademark
    - Copyright
    - Domain Names
    - Patents
  • Business Transactions
    - Contracts
    - Negotiations
    - Employment Issues
    - Project Review for Legal Compliance
  • Escrow Accounts
  • Legal Counsel & Business Advisement
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Leases (Commercial & Residential)
  • Money & Finance
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Project Management

TD Bank

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At TD Wealth® Private Client Group, we take the time to understand what’s important to you, uncover your plans for the future, and develop your personal strategy to help you get where you want to be.

• Understanding – We take the time to understand your needs, dreams and aspirations.
• Confirmation – We summarize our understanding of your financial priorities and
needs to make sure you’re in agreement.
• Determine Strategies – Our experienced team works together to develop a personal
strategy that is designed to meet your specific goals.
• Present Strategies – We present your strategy to you for discussion and approval.
• Implement Strategies – We work with you to put your strategy into action.
• Ongoing Management and Review – We monitor the progress of your strategy and adjust it to keep pace with any changes in your life.

Taj Hotels and Resorts

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Quintessentially Indian in its fabric, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is recognized the world over for delivering a unique flavour of hospitality that offers world-class refinement while remaining deeply rooted in its local heritage. With over 100 hotels in 62 locations, Taj offers guests the refined luxury of heritage, the effortlessly efficient service and amenities and a local experience with the assurance of quality.

Safenames

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Safenames is a leading global domain name registration company that specializes in corporate domain portfolio management and online trademark infringement protection services. Our comprehensive suite of customizable Web based products and services, along with our expert sales and customer support teams, empower your legal, operations and/or marketing departments to efficiently manage and protect your domain names, trademarks and online brand identity. The company is headquartered in Milton Keynes, England with regional offices in Leesburg, Virginia, and Sydney, Australia. Safenames is a privately held company founded in 1997 and received ICANN accreditation in 2002.

Rolls Royce

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For over a century, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has been pushing boundaries in the pursuit of perfection. From the early pioneering experiments of our founder Sir Henry Royce, to our visionary EX models which imagine what a Rolls-Royce could be in 2040 and beyond. Join us on a journey of discovery, as we forge boldly into the future of luxury.

Relais & Chateaux

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For 60 years, Relais & Châteaux has elevated art de vivre to a 10th art!
Our Chefs and Maîtres de Maison are delighted to welcome you to a world shaped by their personalities and passion. We are committed to offering hospitality in unique places. We aim, along with men and women skilled in the subtle art of refined hospitality, to place you, our guests, centre stage.
Our Restaurants lie at the heart of our art of living: our Chefs and their teams, but also local producers, farmers, cheese makers, fishermen, winegrowers and indeed everyone who contributes to making the shared experience of a meal a veritable feast for the senses. Our family is particularly eager to introduce you to whole new worlds by immersing you in regional cultures worldwide."

NC State

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Global Luxury Management (GLM) is a unique academic program offered as an option in the Master of Global Innovation Management (MGIM) program in the Jenkins Graduate School at North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management. The GLM option was developed and is offered as a partnership between NC State's Poole College of Management and College of Textiles and SKEMA Business School's Paris campus in France.

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VIPdesk Connect provides outsourced customer service (contact center services) for iconic luxury brands.  VIPdesk was founded in 1997 with the mission of providing exceptional customer experiences (via phone, email, chat and SMS) to clients requiring nothing less than the best service for their most valuable customers. 

In March 2014, VIPdesk Connect was established to address the unique customer service needs of the luxury market.  VIPdesk Connect is exclusively focused on tailoring customer service programs in the U.S. for brand-conscious companies including luxury retailers, travel, hospitality and consumer products companies. The primary focus is to match passionate college educated professionals (agents- called Brand Ambassadors) with the iconic brands they love. 

Core values of authenticity, transparency and being helpful- support VIPdesk’s mission to provide customers with exceptional genuine service to create memorable experiences.

 

www.vipdeskconnect.com/

Founded in 1949, Wolford is a leading luxury brand of ready-to-wear, shapewear, hosiery, lingerie, and accessories. Known for innovation, in both fibers and fabrication, and quality; characterized by timeless elegance and maximum comfort. Wolford is sold worldwide at company-owned boutiques, prestigious department stores, high-end shops and online www.wolford.com.

At Ai Media Group, we specialize in defining, managing, and executing online-marketing strategies. We are marketing professionals, business consultants, and technology experts dedicated to doing whatever it takes to help our clients succeed. Our cutting-edge tools and comprehensive approach provide clients with real-time information and immediate results.

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ALLIGATOR ISSUES/TRENDS THAT CAN BITE LUXURY BRANDS

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Apr

Millennials Rising: How the next generation is impacting the luxury market.

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Jan

Temperature Taking: The Year That Was, The Year to Come

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About Chris Olshan

Chief Executive Officer

Chris Olshan is the Chief Executive Officer of The Luxury Marketing Council and has been the Chief Marketing Officer since 2010. He ran new business development and collaborations and sponsorships for member brands and in 2011 founded the company's millennial division The Young Luxury Marketers' Council.

Before joining The Council, Chris was a licensed real estate broker in Pennsylvania. He is a serial entrepreneur. His first venture at 18 was a luxury cleaning and homecare service company.

 From 2002-2008 he specialized in connecting the most-affluent buyers with the most-affluent owners of the rarest, limited-production, exotic imports: 
Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Maserati, Maybach, Mercedes, Bentley and Aston Martin. He opened automotive dealerships that procured high-ticket vehicle financing and he still hold his automotive dealer license.

In addition, Chris:

- Created an acceptance of legal street racing and built an organization of more than 500 street-racers on the east coast.

- Built a high-fashion modeling agency that engages intelligent and beautiful models to promote luxury products and services at exclusive, special events.

- Launched a consulting practice that specialized in helping local businesses start-up, grow and market their products and services.

He is a sought-after authority on the changing luxury market and customer, latest trends in technology, strategies and tactics for selling to the ultra-high-net-worth customers, the Millennial generation and the impact they have on the economy.

He has lectured at NYU Stern Graduate School of Business, LIM, Fordham University, FIT and Kent State's undergraduate school. He has also keynoted a number of global conferences including The Luxury Interactive Conference in 2011 and 2012 and The Brand Innovators Conference in 2013.

Most recently, Chris launched Surly Penguin - a new distillery creating hand-crafted cordials and bespoke liqueurs.  Sourcing fruits, herbs and spices from local farms, this new 22-flavor brand delivers premium quality products.

Surly Penguin is changing the way people enjoy and consume artisanally-crafted distilled spirits.  Surly Penguin's products are designed to be as delicious as the fresh fruits we use. Every cordial Surly Penguin creates is made with hand-picked, hand-juiced fruits and ultra-pure spirits that are GMO free, organic and kosher.  Surly Penguin's bespoke approach and dedication to all-natural products is 100 percent uncompromising.

Chris's passions include: photography (landscape, portraiture, fashion and glamour.) His photography has been showcased in galleries throughout the United States. Chris is an astute marksman and craftsman. In his free time he enjoys target-shooting, carpentry, automotive mechanics and landscape design.  He also has a passion for travel, reading, fine cuisine, and cooking.

As an amateur chef Chris believes: "One stays in much better shape cooking for friends than eating alone. "