Why innovative hotels are awash in savings – on water.

For years, many hotels were literally letting profits run down the drain, by neglecting water conservation. But today, the lodging industry is leading the way in innovative water management, saving money, boosting profits and providing an excellent example of why sustainability is becoming an indispensable business practice. Lots of water, lots of opportunity Hotels use […]

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Three Steps to a Better K-12 Future: Innovate. Differentiate. Activate.

According to the Gallup organization, 86% of K-12 school district superintendents are optimistic about the future of their own districts. It is a future that will likely be more driven by student-centered innovations than teacher-centered traditions. Research out of Stanford University shows that pupils at student- or learner-centered schools “exhibited greater gains in achievement than […]

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Difference between Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting: Environment & Task

Picture this: a busy restaurant, a long wait list and a newly-vacant table that needs to be ready for the next guest. The staff are likely clearing the table and trying to quickly turn it around, cleaning and sanitizing the surface as fast as possible. But, are they doing it correctly and efficiently? Maybe in […]

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Mobile Apps Improving Guest Services in the Hospitality Industry

The travel industry has been on the forefront of using mobile technology to enhance the customer experience – impacting how consumers plan and book vacations, track flight itineraries, navigate tourist destinations, and more. In turn, the neighboring hospitality industry is also making changes. Hotels in particular are now offering apps to reach a new level […]

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Elements of Office Design: Report Reveals Impacts on Staff Health and Productivity

How do you keep your employees happy, healthy and hard at work? While benefits and perks may be a step in the right direction, your office environment might actually play a bigger role than you think. Research from the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) reveals that office design not only has a positive impact on […]

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12 Small Business Tools for Smooth Sailing in 2015: Office Round-Up

12 Small Business Tools for Smooth Sailing in 2015. The past year was big for any small business that works online, and while many businesses focused on getting their finances in check to prepare for the following year, the big influence for majority of small business owners was customer care and understanding — one of […]

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5 Old Rules of Business Success That Have Changed for 2015: Office Round-Up

5 Old Rules of Business Success That Have Changed for 2015. There’s never a time quite like the start of a new year. Your ideas to start or grow a business, that were once merely day dreams, are now pumped full of optimism and drive. It truly is an exciting time. However, I can’t help […]

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Out of Tragedy, a Protective Glass for Schools: Education Round-Up

Out of Tragedy, a Protective Glass for Schools. In the two years since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., schools across the country have become more serious about safety. They have bought familiar items like surveillance cameras, panic buttons and key-card entry systems. More recent innovations include bulletproof whiteboards to help teachers […]

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How Restaurants Can Engage Millennials

Millennials. There isn’t a week that goes by without another study released that dissects how this generation thinks, acts and socializes. As confident, optimistic multitaskers, this group of 77 million consumers in the United States and more than 9 million in Canada was raised with technology, and 53 percent would rather give up their sense […]

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Maintaining Top Performance When it Counts: Advice from Venturini Motorsports

As a former NASCAR driver and two-time ARCA Racing Series Champion, Bill Venturini knows a lot about operating at peak performance. Now, as CEO of Venturini Motorsports (VMS), a premier NASCAR Driver Development Program, Bill maintains key practices that help his whole team run efficiently and effectively. At AAPEX/SEMA, an automotive specialty products trade event, […]

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