A COVID-19 Personal Story

This is is the story of my encounter with Covid-19. I will begin with my ending words: “STAY SAFE! I can’t emphasize it long enough or strong enough! You do not want any part of this disease! On November 1, Joan [Rick’s wife] and I attended a well-spaced 50th birthday gathering for the son of …

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Francis Purvey named to BizBash list of Top 1,000 People in Events Industry

Vero Beach, Florida resident, Francis W. Purvey is celebrated as an event industry change maker. BizBash, North America’s number one resource for event industry trends, ideas, and inspiration, has announced its 2019 list of Top 1,000 people in events. This anticipated list of event professionals from across the United States includes industry leaders from all …

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Ethics in Casino Management

An Australian viewpoint – by Sunlark Associate, Shannon Knapp, I’m not typically interested in Nine Network sensationalist reporting style, but tonight the Australian edition of 60 Minutes had a story on casino hotel operators, focusing specifically on Crown staff that piqued my interest. Perhaps not “must see tv”, but I watched it with interest nonetheless. The story included former Crown …

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From Trust to Controls – The Diminishing Authority of the Modern Hotel General Manager

As seen on SilverforceHospitality, the author is a Managing Partner – Greg Meadows, whose impressive bio began at The Savoy in London. We all talked about it at our monthly dinners. We used to take turns hosting them, ten of us. An opportunity to gossip, share experiences, talk seriously, talk nonsense, let off steam amongst …

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 Author and Destination Marketing Expert Reveals Special Events Are Key to Driving Room Nights

  Two of the top Internet searches for destinations according to Google are “things to do” and “festivals.” To the delight of event organizers everywhere, visitors help drive ticket sales. Convention and visitors bureaus and chambers of commerce know calendar of events chock full of activities increase demand for overnight accommodations. According to author and event …

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