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Cancer patients get free stay at Toledo, Ohio, mansion
The Blade    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Cancer Connection of Northwest Ohio announced that it has partnered with the Casey–Pomeroy House Bed & Breakfast in Toledo, Ohio, to offer cancer patients and their care–givers free accommodations at the historic home just north of downtown. More

How small businesses can avoid a tax time train wreck
The Seattle Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For some small–business owners, income tax filing season feels like a slow-motion train wreck. These are often owners who tend to be disorganized and unable to keep good records. Instead of keeping their companies' books with a small–business accounting program, they use a stack of overstuffed file folders or worse, boxes and shopping bags. They often end up spending hundreds of extra dollars paying their accountants to sort through the whole mess — provided the accountants will even agree to deal with it. More

Six mobile musts for your online business
Entrepreneur    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
According to a recent study by comScore, the number of people in the U.S. using multipurpose smartphones such as iPhones, Blackberries, and Droids more than doubled last year. Of those who used mobile devices to access news and information on the Internet, 22.5 million — or 35 percent of the total — did so on a daily basis. More

Small businesses mobile trends for 2010    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While we await the secretive Apple tablet, or slate as it's allegedly called, there are plenty of other mobile tech trends to focus on. What follows is a subjective guide to the hardware trends that could affect how you work when you're mobile, and to the mobile marketing trends that might change how you interact with customers when they're out and about. More

AMR sees business travel picking up
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American Airlines parent AMR said business travel has picked up dramatically, even as the company reported a fourth–quarter loss. In November and December, corporate travel was up from a year earlier, AMR's CFO, Tom Horton, said. Corporate travel revenue was flat, compared with a decline of 35 points from its low point in May. More

Las Vegas may be most tourism–dependent city in U.S.
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In the report, "The Relative Dependence on Tourism of Major U.S. Economies" by Applied Analysis principal Jeremy Aguero, six indexes measuring the tourism economy were compared among 23 metropolitan statistical areas, including the nation's 15 largest areas and eight well–known tourism destinations. The Las Vegas area ranked first, second or third in five of the six comparisons, and in the sixth index, it ranked fourth out of the 23. More

IRS to expand audits as cash runs low
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The Internal Revenue Service, trying to recoup some of the estimated $14 billion that companies underpay in employer taxes a year, plans to wage a three–year campaign to audit 6,000 businesses. More

What happens when French bread and apples team up?
Morris Daily Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The apples really make this a refreshing, yet hearty, meal. There is no need to have syrup, as you have made it yourself and baked it in this dish. A dab of butter on top is all you need. More

PAII Corner

Ten reasons to join the Professional Association of Innkeepers International in 2010
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Join PAII between Jan. 15 and Jan. 31 and get $10 off a silver membership and $20 off gold and platinum memberships. When joining use the following coupon codes to receive your discounted membership.

MEMBERSHIP                                   COUPON CODE
Silver Membership                                 JANSILVER
Gold & Platinum Membership                 JANPREMIUM

  1. Get great ideas from veteran innkeepers through our online Innkeeping Forums
  2. Discounts on over 50 different goods and services through our Key Value Program
  3. The PAII online directory with a direct link to your Web site
  4. Use of the PAII logo that inspires customer confidence in your commitment to professionalism
  5. Discounts on the your Innkeeper's Store purchases
  6. Research Publications – The 2009–2010 Industry Study of Innkeeping Operations & Finance is the industry's definitive study of B&B operations
  7. Ongoing advocacy for the B&B industry
  8. Monthly Webinars that update and educate you on best industry practices and marketing strategies that will grow your bottom line
  9. Exclusive monthly online chats with industry experts about topics relevant to innkeepers
  10. The Innkeeping Conference and Trade Show, attend it for growth, education and all things B&B



Upcoming Industry Events

Jan. 10-13, 2010
2010 Mid-Atlantic Innkeepers Trade Show & Conference
Hot Springs, Va.

Jan. 17-19, 2010
Tri-State Conference - Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky
Louisville, Ky.

Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2010
InnSpire Conference & Trade Show
Napa, Calif.

Feb. 7–8, 2010
Bed & Breakfast Inns of Missouri Conference
Columbia, Miss.

Feb. 22–24, 2010
The Soft Side of Innkeeping - hosted by the Bed & Breakfast Association of Arkansas
Morrilton, Ark.

Feb. 28 – March 1, 2010
Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia Innkeepers Gathering and General Meeting
Charlottesville, Va.

Feb. 28 – March 2, 2010
Annual Illinois B&B Association Meeting
Springfield, Ill.

March 8–11, 2010
2010 Innkeeping Conference & Trade Show
Austin, Texas

April 18-20, 2010
Minnesota Bed and Breakfast Association Conference
Minneapolis, Minn.

Complete schedule of events

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