Michael Bonura is a founding principal of The Bonura Hospitality Group. Mike is responsible for all aspects of hospitality and entertainment operations as well as oversight over all back office and accounting functions of the group. Concept development, menu development, programming, and implementation are some of his specific functions. Mike is especially versed at developing a mix of product offerings tailored to a specific marketplace under ever-changing socioeconomic pressures.
A magna cum laude graduate of the Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy at Wake Forest University, Mike returned home to the family business right out of college in 2000. At that time, what would become the Bonura Hospitality Group consisted of a wedding venue in need of a rebranding and a hotel in need of a renovation. Over the next dozen years, under the stewardship of Mike and his brother Joe, Bonura Hospitality flourished into an eight-concept enterprise employing over 1200 people and hosting over 4000 events per year.
Beyond development of commercial endeavors, Mike has committed himself to giving back to the community in which he was born and raised. He is the incoming chair of the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Counties. Involvement at a high level with an organization that touches all nonprofit groups locally has truly connected Mike with causes that matter throughout the region.