Posts Tagged :

bobby genovese

B Beyond Magazine talks philanthropy with Bobby Genovese

The ability to identify opportunities is a quality all successful people share. Turning your own qualities into an opportunity, however, is something Bobby Genovese could claim a patent on.

A natural people connector with an engaging personality, easy charm and formidable marketing nous, he parlayed all of these into a business, introducing players in the financial industry to one another.  He would have understood the value of mutually beneficial, peer to peer networking before the word was even coined.  As his clients prospered, so did he and somewhere along the line, the BG Capital Group was born. BG Capital is an evolved version of the “turn your qualities into an opportunity” concept – it is a “turn your interests into working assets” proposition and works spectacularly well because of Genovese’s unique skill of relating to people in general and utilising the relationships he creates to cross-fertilise the BG brand.

The BG brand itself comprises several divisions: a private equity capital group identifying new investment opportunities, a capital management multi-national business and asset consolidator, and a privately held real estate investment and development trust that actively acquires properties in the US, Canada and the Carribeans.

bobbyOne of the ways his business has evolved is through his personal interests and it’s a measure of the man’s acumen and shrewdness that virtually everything he’s fallen in love with has become a working asset.

Over time he fell in love with beautiful locations and bought homes there, played polo around the world, went yachting in the Bahamas, flew planes and of course, kept making friends everywhere.

The homes, 14 of them, became the BG Luxury Retreats Luxury Portfolio; BG Parks is an ecotourism and land conservation project; BG Polo is two polo clubs in Florida and a polo ranch in Argentina; BG Yachts is not just a reflection of his love of boats (he bought Paul Allen’s former yacht, Charade), but an expanding business that charters yachts in Miami.

unnamed-1“It’s a new industry I fell into”, says Genovese casually, but there is nothing casual about it – not only does he pretty much own the FL charter market, he has plans to expand and grow it on the Med, so stay tuned.

When it comes to philanthropy, Genovese has followed a similar business-like approach and rather than donate to a spade of charities (too many causes to choose from), he bought a company whose model of giving he liked, Solutions with Impact.

The company raises funds through events and the Genovese-inspired car and boat rallies are hugely enjoyable as well as successful in contributing to paediatric cancer research (they have raised $17m to date).

“Giving back is a privilege”, he says, echoing major philanthropists around the globe, but you can bet that Bobby Genovese and everyone involved also have enormous fun doing it.

Investing in relationships that pay dividends and turning personal assets and interests into businesses, not to mention impact philanthropy, is what most of us endeavour to do either or both purposefully and on a subliminal level.  Genovese has turned it into an art form.

iStock_000014080524Large.jpg

See original article here.

Solutions with Impact Announces Licensing Partnership with Maxim, Inc.

Solutions with Impact partnership brings MAXIM-branded events to Canada

Solutions with Impact, Canada’s leading event marketing company, announced they will partner with Maxim Inc., the leading men’s lifestyle brand, to bring a series of exciting MAXIM-branded events to Canada.

Solutions with Impact CEO Joel Hock, and partner Bobby Genovese, BG Capital Group, and Joe Mangione, who led Maxim between 2011-12, have together formed SWI Entertainment International Inc. to produce the events as Maxim’s licensee.

SWI Entertainment International Inc. will build upon the success of the renowned Maxim Party brand by launching it with a creative and exciting event in Toronto during the same weekend as the NBA All-Star weekend in February.

“We look forward to bringing the Maxim brand to the celebratory atmosphere that surrounds major sporting and entertainment events in Canada, including the NBA All Star game, the Grey Cup, the Toronto Film Festival, the Calgary Stampede, Montreal Grand Prix, Honda Indy Toronto, among others,” said Joel Hock.

Canadian readers of the international men’s magazine will have the opportunity to attend local parties and events previously unavailable to them in each of the cities where these events are held. The Maxim events will include live entertainment, local celebrities, and all of the excitement and media exposure the U.S. events have garnered.

Joe Mangione, the former CEO of Maxim magazine says, “As the former CEO of Maxim I know the power of the Maxim brand. I am proud to join forces with Joel and Bobby to expand and create SWI Entertainment International Inc. They are the perfect partners with whom to branch out into the Canadian Market. The Maxim party is arguably the greatest private event during the biggest weekends in professional sports and entertainment and we want to extend our reach to new markets across Canada.”

“This is an exciting step to create heightened exposure for the Maxim brand in Canada, while we at Solutions with Impact continue to build a totally integrated media, marketing and event company,” said Bobby Genovese, partner of Solutions with Impact.

For over 20 years, Maxim has been the leader in men’s lifestyle. In addition to its U.S. publication, the brand publishes 11 international print editions, distributed in 67 countries worldwide.

About BG Signature/BG Capital Group
With more than 25 years of experience in mergers and acquisition, BG Capital Group Limited and BG Capital Management Corporation are both based in Barbados with associate management offices in the Bahamas, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Florida, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver. In 2013, Genovese developed and launched BG Signature, a global portfolio of exclusive VIP experiences and luxury retreats in the US, Canada, Europe, South America and Bahamas, including its flagship property, BG Polo & Equestrian Resort in Ocala, Florida, a 100-acre, year-round luxury equestrian retreat. A fleet of private yachts, private jet and four polo and equestrian clubs complete the collection.

BG Capital Group’s Bobby Genovese to Co-Chair Marion Therapeutic Riding Association Benefit; CMA Recording Artist Shane Wooten to Emcee

The MTRA is a premier accredited not-for-profit therapeutic horseback riding organization that has been providing therapeutic horseback riding opportunities to persons of all ages that are physically, mentally or emotionally challenged.

BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese has been named co-chair of the 2016 Marion Therapeutic Riding Association’s 2016 dance competition benefit to be held on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at the Circle Square Cultural Center in Ocala, Florida.

The MTRA is a premier accredited not-for-profit therapeutic horseback riding organization that has been providing therapeutic horseback riding opportunities to persons of all ages that are physically, mentally or emotionally challenged. Genovese will be joined by CMA Recording Artist Shane Wooten, who is returning as Master of Ceremonies, and co-host Mary K. Thomas, owner of Equistaff.com, FastTrack Staffing, Inc., and MKT Talent.

Called the Florida Fun Mini Match, the benefit will feature amateur, professional and youth ballroom dancers performing and competing to win scholarships, awards, and cash prizes. Dance, Dance, Dance Studios of Wildwood, Florida are producing the event in partnership with Mary K. Thomas, who is also presenting sponsor. A portion of the proceeds raised will be donated to the MTRA.

“As a lover of horses and all forms of horseback riding, I am excited and honored to work with Mary and her team and to help support the MTRA, which is doing amazing things in the community every day with therapeutic horseback riding,” said Genovese, BG Capital Group Board Chairman and owner of BG Signature, a global portfolio of VIP experiences and luxury retreats in the US, Canada, Europe, South America and Bahamas, including its flagship property, BG Equestrian Resort in Ocala, Florida. “I am honored to join Mary in co-hosting what promises to be an unforgettable afternoon of great dancing and camaraderie that provides such incredible support and resources to such a worthy group of people.”

Celebrity judges are Australia’s number one ballroom couple, Mario Cicala (of Italy) and Bianca Tonizzo (of Australia), who will also be performing at the event.

The event will be held at Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala, Florida and will begin at 1pm. General admission tickets are available online for $25.00 and $30.00 or at the door. To purchase tickets or for sponsorship information, call 352.432.0873 or email info(at)dancedancedance(dot)biz. Limited VIP tickets are available.

About BG Capital Group
With more than 25 years of experience in mergers and acquisition, BG Capital Group Limited and BG Capital Management Corporation are both based in Barbados with associate management offices in the Bahamas, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Florida, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver. In 2013, Genovese developed and launched BG Signature, a global portfolio of exclusive VIP experiences and luxury retreats in the US, Canada, Europe, South America and Bahamas, including its flagship property, BG Polo & Equestrian Resort in Ocala, Florida, a 100-acre, year-round luxury equestrian retreat. A fleet of private yachts, private jet and four polo and equestrian clubs complete the collection.

BG Capital Group’s Bobby Genovese Returns to Co-Chair Literacy Council’s 2nd Annual Team Scrabble Fundraiser

Annual Team Scrabble Event to be held October 29, 2015

Following last year’s incredible success and record turnout, BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese has agreed to Co-Chair the Marion County Literacy Council’s 2nd Annual Team Scrabble event being held on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at the Country Club of Ocala, Ocala, FL. All event proceeds will be used to recruit, train and support volunteers who help adults in the community to improve their lives through literacy.

“I am honored to join such an important organization and cause and look forward to what promises to be another fun and incredibly successful event,” said Genovese of his commitment to the organization and efforts as returning co chair.

The event is staged using tables of eight-member teams that compete against one another in timed trials to create the highest value word combinations. Fun to play and entertaining to watch, participants use a variety of ploys to create high scoring words with the highest combination winning the grand prize.

“I am excited and privileged to work with the Literacy Council organization and team that are doing amazing things in the community every day in addressing the county’s 19% illiteracy rate. Together we can surely make a difference,” said Genovese.

The Literacy Council is the only local non-profit organization offering one-on-one adult basic education services, GED preparation, ESOL group classes, computer workshops, financial literacy education and citizenship classes.

Space is limited for corporate participation. Cost for tables of 8 are $1,000; individual tickets, are $50. For more information and to secure your space, call (352) 690-7323.

About BG Capital Group
With more than 25 years of experience in mergers and acquisition, BG Capital Group Limited and BG Capital Management Corporation are both based in Barbados with associate management offices in the Bahamas, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, Florida, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver. In 2013, Genovese developed and launched BG Signature, a portfolio of exclusive luxury retreats in the US, Canada, Europe, South America and Bahamas, including its flagship property, BG Polo & Equestrian Resort in Ocala, Florida, a 100-acre, year-round luxury equestrian retreat. A fleet of private yachts, private jet and four polo and equestrian clubs complete the collection.

Bobby Genovese Returns as Co-Chair for 2nd Annual Rally for Kids with Cancer in Nashville, TN, October 2nd and 3rd, 2015, Benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital

Heisman Trophy Winner and NFL Alumni Tennessee Titans’ Eddie George Named as Honorary Celebrity Chair for 2nd Annual Rally for Kids with Cancer Presented by Dollar General

Rally for Kids with Cancer, presented by Dollar General, is proud to announce Eddie George, Heisman Trophy Winner and NFL Alumni of the Tennessee Titans, as the Honorary Celebrity Chair of the second annual Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup in Nashville, October 2nd and October 3rd, 2015.

BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese is joined by J.R. and Kailey Hand of Hand Family Companies as Co-Chairs of the event. Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will be the benefactors of the event. The event’s goal is to raise much needed funds for children’s cancer research, care and treatment, in the hopes of one day soon ending children’s cancer.

“As the event co-chair and co-founder of the Rally for Kids with Cancer, I felt that it was vital that we all worked together to provide much needed resources and support for pediatric cancer initiatives, and with everyone’s help the event raised more than $600,000 last years,” said Bobby Genovese, Chairman of the Board BG Capital Group.

“Through the Rally for Kids event, supporters have the opportunity to inspire hope and help raise invaluable funds for children’s cancer research, treatment and care at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt,” said Eddie George, the Honorary Celebrity Chair. “With your help, this inspiring event can make a difference, help me rally for kids with cancer.”

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a freestanding hospital dedicated to serving only children, is nationally recognized as a leading provider of pediatric health care services. The world-class facilities at Children’s Hospital are a testament to our community’s dedication to the health of children. Constructed in 2004 and expanded in 2012, our 271-bed hospital is a child-friendly place built on the science of healing. Children’s Hospital is a top-level teaching and research facility. No child is denied care on basis of limited ability to pay.

Rally for Kids Scavenger Cup is an event which began in Canada eight years ago and has raised more than $16 million to support pediatric cancer research, treatment and care.

Nashville Rally for Kids with Cancer is an event supporting the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer research, national charity here in the US benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research began in 2005 in Atlanta by a lady named Dean Crowe in response to a local mother’s plea for research dollars to help her 12-year-old son who was fighting a brain tumor. “Raise money for childhood cancer research and fund the best research wherever it may be,” she asked. The Rally Foundation is a national charity in the USA which raises awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. It has raised more than $7 million and funded more than 120 cutting-edge research projects around the country.

The Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup is a unique, exhilarating and memorable event that provides participants with two incredible days filled with fun and excitement. Described as a high-end scavenger hunt meets “Amazing Race,” this event features luxury vehicles and will challenge, inspire and entertain. Car enthusiasts and philanthropists who participate as drivers must raise a minimum of $25,000 each to enter their car and draft a Celebrity Navigator. Fueled by an extraordinary schedule of events and exclusive pit stops, Rally Drivers and Celebrity Navigators embark on a journey of a lifetime.

Past celebrities include: Billy Baldwin – Actor, Gossip Girl, Hawaii Five-0, The Squid and the Whale, Backdraft; Anne Dudek – Actress, House, Covert Affairs, Mad Men; Jason George – Actor, Mistresses, Grey’s Anatomy; Omar Benson-Miller – Actor: Actor, Ballers, CSI Miami; Rick Fox -3 X NBA Champion, Actor, Producer & TV Personality; Rick Hoffman- Actor, Suits and more.

The Rally event will begin with an exclusive cocktail party on October 2, 2015, at the Oz Arts in Nashville to provide Rally Drivers with the opportunity to meet and recruit their desired Celebrity Navigator. The following day begins with the “Start Your Engines” brunch before participants set out on their day-long adventure marked by an extraordinary schedule of pit stops at some of the city’s most renowned establishments and venues. The event culminates that evening with a star-studded gala dinner at the Hilton Nashville Downtown, 121 Fourth Avenue South, where Rally drivers, celebrities, sponsors and invited guests revel in their experiences while enjoying an incredible dinner, award-winning entertainment and live auction prizes during the Scavenger Cup awards ceremony.