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Is Technology Disrupting your Business? The Intended and Unintended Effects of Technology in Your Hotel

May 10, 2017 – Greg Duff, Chair and Owner of Garvey Schubert Barer presented at the Choice Hotels Annual Conference, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas. Greg heads his firms Hospitality, Travel and Tourism group.  He is our company’s hospitality attorney. Greg says these six technologies will have the largest effect on all of us in30

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What to Expect with Federal Tax Reform – A Panel Discussion

May 11, 2017 – At the Choice Hotels Annual Conference, Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, I was able to participate in a US Federal tax reform discussion with JD Foster, Chief Economist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Rolf Lundberg, Former Senior Vice President, Congressional & Public Affairs at The U.S. Chamber of Commerce.30

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Toast to Jon Jarvis, Director, National Park Service

As president of the board of the Washington’s National Park Fund I had the honor of toasting Jon Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service. I said: It’s an honor to toast Jon Jarvis during the centennial of the National Park Service. As an avid backpacker who is forever telling or writing about my National30

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Advocates for our National Parks

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.” The famous naturalist, John Muir, wrote that back in 1912, and I believe it’s even more true today – all of us can benefit from outdoor recreation. Muir was30

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Telling your story

At a lodging conference I met Lucas Mack. Lucas wrote a book with the compelling title, “Everybody has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Face.” Lucas said understanding who you are and where you came from will help you to weather unanticipated storms. Lucas was a former TV reporter who said he always30

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We love that Face on the Tail

Trisha and I attended the Alaska Airlines brand re-launch party. We love Alaska Airlines with its happy Eskimo logo smiling from the tail of all their airplanes. Alaska Airlines is a Seattle-based company that’s all about genuine, caring service. At the party we sat with a retired doctor and his wife who had flown over30

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