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Mr. Gregg

Jamie Gregg

CEO, Colonial Bronze

Vowing never to get into the family business cabinet hardware manufacturing company, Colonial Bronze™, Jamie Gregg graduated from law school, initially litigating medical malpractice cases for a Wall Street law firm. He ultimately accepted a position as an Assistant United States Attorney in Manhattan.

When Mr. Gregg's father decided to it was time to retire, he asked him if he wanted to assume the reins of the family business. After contemplating the advantages of a country life in Connecticut versus raising a family in Manhattan, in 1983 Mr. Gregg accepted the offer to lead the company his family had started in 1927.

Under Mr. Gregg's guidance, Colonial Bronze ™ has expanded into the luxury market, winning product design awards for its brands Tanners Craft ™ and Josef Ruefelli™ and a Nightingale Award from the Center for Healthcare Design for its CuSalus antimicrobial hardware.

Mr. Gregg has always believed that is important to give back to both to his business and local communities.

Mr. Gregg is one of the 12 original founders of the Decorative Plumbing and Hardware Association, DPHA. He was voted its second president and has been honored as a Lifetime Fellow. He was the chairman of the CONNSTEP manufacturing extension program and remains an active board member.

Looking into his community, Mr. Gregg decided to focus his attention on healthcare. For the last 22 years he worked on the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital board of directors and, recently, he joined Hartford's Healthcare's regional board of directors.

Please visit http://www.ColonialBronze.com for more information.

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamie-gregg-7105b610

Mr. Gregg can be contacted at +1 860-489-9233 or jgregg@ColonialBronze.com

Coming up in December 2020...

Hotel Law: Protecting Guest Privacy

Every business is obligated to protect their customers from identity theft but unfortunately, data breaches have become all too common. In an effort to protect a guest's right to privacy and to safeguard their personal data, the European Union passed a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that could hold hotels legally liable for any breaches that expose a customer's sensitive personal information. Though the GDPR only pertains to EU citizens' data, any international business that mishandles their data can be legally responsible. Another legal issue of concern is the fight involving hotel "resort fees." Several states attorney generals have recently filed suit against two major hotel chains in an effort to litigate this practice. Their suit alleges that these companies are "engaged in deceptive and misleading pricing practices and their failure to disclose fees is in violation of consumer protection laws." The suit seeks to force the hotel chains to advertise the true price of their hotel rooms. There are several other legal issues that the industry is being forced to address. Sexual harassment prevention in the workplace is still top of mind for hotel employers-particularly in New York and California, which now statutorily require harassment training. Hotels and motels in California will also soon be required to train all their employees on human trafficking awareness. Immigration issues are also of major concern to hotel employers, especially in the midst of a severe labor shortage. The government is issuing fewer H2B visas for low-skilled workers, as well as J-1 visas for temporary workers. Though there is little hope for any comprehensive immigration reform, hotel lobbying groups are actively seeking legal remedies to alleviate this problem. These are just a few of the critical issues that the December issue of the Hotel Business Review will examine in the area of hotel law.