Kara Guagliardo has actually been promoted to J.C. Newman’s executive director of hospitality of neighborhood engagement.
The relocation accompanies the stogie maker’s efforts to utilize its historical Tampa stogie factory for more than simply rolling stogies. As part of its 125th anniversary, which J.C. Newman commemorated in 2020, the business carried out comprehensive remodellings to its El Reloj cigar factory, a number of which were focused around non-cigarmaking activities. J.C. Newman revamped its museum with brand-new exhibitions and personnel, who now host assisted trips several times daily. In addition, the business included considerable occasion area that has actually been utilized to host occasions varying from neighborhood conferences to wedding events.
Guagliardo’s function is to supervise all of that. She formerly acted as the business’s director of marketing.
In addition to the remodellings at El Reloj, J.C. Newman has a long list of continuous tasks around its factory. This consists of a bat sanctuary, the upcoming “Cigar Workers Park,” and a future remodelling of the Sanchez yHaya Real Estate Co structure, which the business prepares to become a hotel, dining establishment and stogie lounge in 2025.
“We were influenced by the numerous wineries, distilleries, and breweries around the nation that have actually ended up being traveler locations,” stated Guagliardo in a news release. “After understanding that absolutely nothing comparable for stogies existed in the United States, we understood that our 112-year-old El Reloj stogie factory would be the ideal location for visitors to experience America’s stogie heritage.”