Holiday Inn parent InterContinental Hotels Group PLC unveiled its new Hualuxe Hotels and Resorts upscale hotel brand for the Chinese market, predicting that the hotels will operate in at least 100 Chinese cities within 15 to 20 years. While U.S. and European hotel companies have expanded into China, IHG’s Hualuxe is among the first Chinese-designed [...]
Singles are traveling more than ever before. “Stigmas about being a single traveler are dissipating,” said Nancie Svensen, an independent affiliate of Avoya Travel/American Express. “There was a time when it was assumed that most solo travelers were aged, lonely or looking to meet and mingle with other solo travelers but, nowadays, there are many [...]
In response to a 2011 shareholder resolution filed by shareholder advocacy organization As You Sow, McDonald’s Corporation confirmed that it is taking a step toward the possible phase-out of polystyrene foam beverage cups. The company has notified As You Sow that, “McDonald’s is currently testing a double-walled fiber hot cup, as the company continues to [...]
Growth Measured at 3.1%; Second to Houston Atlanta ranked second in job growth among major metropolitan areas between January 2011 and January 2012 with an increase of 3.1%, according to a recent study by Arizona State University. The figures, which reflect non-agricultural job growth among populations of at least a million workers, support the idea [...]
Be like Steve “Woz” Wozniak. Don’t listen to naysayers. While working at Hewlitt-Packard, Steve wanted to create a small computer for personal use and was told by his bosses that “No one will ever want a personal computer.” He left to pursue his dream and founded Apple with Steve Jobs in a garage.
Top Prize Is a New Business Phone System; Non-Profits, Small Businesses and Start-Ups Encouraged to Enter WHAT: Toshiba America Information Systems Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division, will sponsor a “Phone-A-Saurus” video contest for Facebook fans until May 15, 2012. The entrant that best demonstrates the need for a new business phone system will win a complete [...]
The 600-thread count Sei duvet cover is cut and sewn at the Matteo factory in Los Angeles, California. The factory sits directly next to the company’s design studio.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) announced that they have signed a Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) that will support thousands of Hispanic small businesses and entrepreneurs, enabling them to expand and create more jobs. “The Memorandum signals SBA’s renewed commitment to ensuring that Hispanic business has [...]
For every SBA 7a and Express loan Chase made over $250,000 last year, the nation’s leading small business lender made four loans in smaller amounts, demonstrating its commitment to support entrepreneurs large and small. For the past three years, more than 80% of SBA’s most popular loans approved by Chase have been for amounts under [...]
STACKED offers quality wine without the hassle of a bottle, corkscrew, or stemware. STACKED is a bottle of wine separated into four stemless wine glasses. Each glass contains 187ml of wine and a 4-pack has the same volume, 750 ml, as a traditional bottle of wine. STACKED is the perfect wine solution for a picnic, [...]
“Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.” ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Irish Poet & Writer
Three hotel chains have agreed to join a program that provides free rooms to wounded U.S. troops and their families. Sen. Ben Cardin and U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, the Maryland Democrats who created the program. National hotel chains Marriott and Wyndham and a smaller chain called AmericInn have agreed to participate in the “Hotels for [...]