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Facility Focus: Ritz-Carlton Renovations: Soothing and Creative, Trendy and High-Tech: Amphitheater, meeting rooms, menus get makeovers

March 26, 2018

Article By Stacy Ross The Ritz-Carlton unveiled its $8.8 million renovation project at an event in November. Sue Hites was there and she was impressed. “The décor is beautiful,” said Hites, director of business development for accounting firm UHY. “It’s very modern. I love the blues and grays. It’s perfect for being up-to-date for 2018 […]

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Feature: A Great Cause…

March 26, 2018

Article By Astrid Zeppenfeld Marketing a product or service can be tricky sometimes, especially if the product is a high-end consumer good and strictly designed to fulfill a want and not a need. A lot of strategic planning goes into researching the ideal market, designing the most eye-catching ad, establishing the best sales force, and […]

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Transportation Spotlight: Hyperloop – Business in the Really fast lane

March 26, 2018

Article By Astrid Zeppenfield Back in May of 2015, CNN asked: “Why can’t America have high-speed trains?”. The article from May 4, 2015, concluded that, with the geography of this country being so vast, it does not lend itself to building an extensive rail system, except for in populated areas; think major East or West […]

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Industry Spotlight: Hotel Industry Fighting Back Against Airbnb: Associations Lobbying State, Local Officials for Level Playing Field

March 26, 2018

Article by Stacy Ross As Airbnb and similar businesses continue to grow, their popularity with the public is causing heartburn for some in the hotel industry. Airbnb is the 800-pound gorilla of what the industry calls STRs or short-term rentals. Other popular sites include Vacation Rentals by Owner (VRBO) and HomeAway, which are both owned […]

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Feature: Miscommunication is funny in sitcoms, not in real life

March 26, 2018

Article by Jeff Arthur How many sitcoms have we watched and laughed through about people at home, work, or on vacation where the entire show is built on miscommunication? The writers of the shows know that we have endured our own version of whatever the show is depicting. The problem is that it isn’t so […]

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Industry Update: PGAV report Explores Growing Popularity of One-Time Events, Unique Experiences

March 26, 2018

The increasing popularity of impermanent entertainment such as festivals, sporting events, and exercise is the focus of a report from St. Louis-based design firm PGAV Destinations. The report, The Fight for Attendance: The Attraction of the Non-Attraction, explores the growing competition between permanent attractions such as zoos and theme parks and impermanent activities such as […]

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