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Our Business

Our Founder

Shano B. Kapadia with Robert O. Blake, Jr. Assistant Secretary - Bureau of South and Central Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Shano B. Kapadia with distinguished members of the Armed Forces at the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event
Shano B. Kapadia with Elías Antonio Saca González,
President of El Salvador
Since inception, SHANO, INC. has served countless government agencies, non-profits, companies and associations. 

SHANO, INC. provides meeting planning and hotel accommodation services for government agencies, associations, corporations, and non-profit organizations. Our service is complimentary. We identify, negotiate and secure meeting spaces and blocks of rooms as well as arrange food, beverage and audio visual needs at carefully selected hotels and venues nationwide. After conducting complimentary site inspections, we present our clients with up to four proposals to choose the hotel for their upcoming events. We save time, energy, and complexity. With 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, we provide personalized service with unparalleled expertise to meet your budgetary needs for conference planning and lodging, all at no cost to you. 

Representative List of Clients

The United States Armed Forces

  • U.S. Department of the Army

  • U.S. Department of the Navy

  • U.S. Department of the Air Force

  • U.S. Coast Guard

  • Defense Security Cooperation Agency

​The Federal Government

  • The U.S. Department of Treasury

  • The U.S. Department of Commerce

  • The U.S. Department of Interior National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture 

  • The U.S. Department of Labor

  • National Endowment for the Humanities

  • National Council on Disability


  • Pan American Foundation Development

  • Pan American Health Organization

  • American Red Cross

  • American Learning Institute

  • ECRI Institute

  • C-AGG Coalition on Agriculture Greenhouse Gases 

  • FH1 360

  • Tech Trans International

  • American Catalog Mailers Association

Shano B. Kapadia
Founder and President
  • LinkedIn Basic Black
  • Owner, Woman Owned Small Business since 2011

  • Certified Government Meeting Professional (CGMP), November 23, 2012 - Present

  • Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Performance and Participation on the Membership Committee, NATCAP, Society of Government Meeting Professionals, 2007-2010

  • Certificate of Appreciation, United States Department of State, December 2010

  • Certificate of Appreciation - State Plaza Hotel, United States Department of State, November 2010

  • Certificate of Appreciation, United States Department of State, January 2010

  • Certificate of Appreciation, United States Department of State, November 2009

  • A Grateful Appreciation - State Plaza Hotel, American Red Cross, October 2009

  • Certificate of Appreciation, US Army Intelligence and Treat Analysis Center, April 1991

  • Certificate of Training, Government Travel Management Education, November 1990

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