July 2017

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Join the Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association at the annual Wisconsin Lodging Conference & Trade Show, November 5-7, 2017 at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee. Early bird registration opens on August 7th! Below are highlights of the programming -

Straight Talk on the Industry - Experienced industry leaders discuss timely issues impacting the lodging industry in Wisconsin. 

Safety and Security 2.0 - Back by popular demand, this safety and security session discusses challenges and prevention tactics to protect properties and guests. 

Lifelines for Addressing Worker Shortages - Our expert panel will discuss the variety of tools available to find new employees, train and retain existing employees and enhance your hiring efforts.  

Making the Most of Online Marketing - Our panel of experts will discuss how to leverage your online presence to power your identity and attract travelers.

Employment and Labor Law Update – an Insider’s Guide for Wisconsin Hospitality Employers - Gain information on current labor law developments, including the latest on overtime regulations, and how to protect your property from costly mistakes.  

Tools for Promoting Your Job Openings - Learn how to effectively advertising job openings to make the most of your time, effort and money.

Managing Your Online Reputation: The Role of Social Media - As lodging properties are dependent upon a quality reputation in order to attract and retain guests, learn how you can best customize your social media approach for your property. 

Why Will Your Company Culture Help You to Win the Talent War? Learn how to identify and cultivate a positive company culture to recruit and retain top talent and increase success. 

Keep an eye on the Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association Facebook page for more information on the sessions!

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Please join us in welcoming one new Lodging Member, one new University Member and three new Associate Members to the Wisconsin Hotel and Lodging Association!

Econo Lodge, La Crosse

1906 Rose Street, La Crosse, WI, 54603

Conveniently located minutes from the historic downtown area, this La Crosse discount hotel gives you easy access to Dahl Auto Museum and such nearby attractions as the Children’s Museum of La Crosse, Pump HOuse Regional Arts Center, Hixon House and more. Students and their families can visit Viterbo University and the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse; golfers can play a round at Forest Hills Golf Course; skiers can schuss down Mount La Crosse; and the whole family can catch some thrills at Riverside Amusement Park! Travelers are invited to experience the combination of friendly service, cozy accommodations and affordable rates at the Econo Lodge hotel in La Crosse, WI.

 

Northcentral Technical College

1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau, WI 54401

Northcentral Technical College(NTC) has over 170 program offerings including two-year associate degrees that combine technical skills with general education, one and two-year technical diplomas that provide concentrated hands-on-learning and short-term certificates to improve job skills. Additionally, NTC offers flexible learning opportunities including online, Virtual College, full-time, part-time, day and evening classes to meet your lifestyle. NTC offers a number of associates degrees and certificates in the Hospitality and Tourism field.

 

SP+

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SP+ is the leading provider of professional parking management services throughout North America.  They specialize in maximizing parking profitability for our clients while at the same time making the parking experience a first-class, enjoyable one for parking consumers.

Through the SP+ Parking, Standard Parking and Central Parking brands, they currently operate thousands of parking facilities containing over two million parking spaces in hundreds of cities across the United States and Canada. Their USA Parking valet experts manage more Four- and Five-Diamond parking operations for the hospitality industry than any other parking company in the world.

 

Signalfire

1711 Woolsey Street, Suite D, Delavan, WI 53115

Signalfire is a full-service branding and digital agency specializing in developing cohesive strategies between traditional and online marketing. Specialties include website design enhanced with email marketing, social media management, and an effective content strategy that delivers results for your business or organization.

 

 

Leavitt Recreation & Hospitality Industries

942 14th Street Strugis, SD 57785

Leavitt Recreation & Hospitality specializes in insurance protection for campgrounds, resorts, hotels and motels, bed and breakfasts, bars, restaurants, and many other recreation and hospitality businesses. They insure over 2,500 campgrounds and resorts nationally.

Their years of service-oriented expertise and our ability to help properties succeed in your industry make Leavitt Recreation & Hospitality Insurance the natural choice. They are backed by “A” rated insurance companies; the strong reputation of co-owners, the Leavitt Group; and members of numerous regional and national campground associations.

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We are excited to welcome two new lodging members and one new associate member to the Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association!

Settle Inn, La Crosse 

2110 Rose Street, La Crosse, WI 54603

Just 3 miles away from University of Wisconsin La Crosse, this hotel is located off of Highway 53 in La Crosse and offers an indoor pool, complimentary continental breakfast and free WiFi. All of the 96 rooms at Settle Inn & Suites La Crosse provide a cable TV with premium movie channels, along with a desk and chair. A coffee maker is also included. La Crosse Family Restaurant is adjacent to the hotel and offers all day breakfast, along with traditional American classics for lunch and dinner. There are also vending machines on-site.

 

Rodeway Inn(Previously Road Star Inn), Madison

6900 Seybold Road, Madison, WI 53719

Road Star Inn is a budget hotel serving the lodging needs of Madison, Wisconsin. Located only a few blocks from the West Towne Mall and Woodman’s Grocery, guests won’t have to look far to find what they need during their stay here in Madison.  This hotel is just 7 miles from the University of Wisconsin and downtown State Street. The Olbrich Botanical Gardens and Wisconsin Historical Museum are within a 20-minute drive of the hotel. The hotel features free Wi-Fi, a continental breakfast and guest rooms with microwaves and refrigerators. This 92 room hotel is located directly off the Beltline off of the Gammon Road exit.

 

Employ Milwaukee 

Employ Milwaukee works with companies across southeastern Wisconsin through an integrated, sector-based workforce strategy. Employ Milwaukee’s Business Solutions team assists companies with worker recruitment and screening. They provide soft skills training and job readiness for potential employees. Additionally, they offer On-The-Job Training and Specialized Training. The support doesn’t end there, they continue to provide retention and supportive services.

The goal is to ensure that qualified candidates are available so employers can save valuable time and resources. They do this through pre-screening and pre-employment testing. Additionally, they provide soft skills training and job readiness to give potential employees skills that will help them to be successful in the workplace.

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Have you visited the Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association Facebook page? Are you following us on Twitter? Our WH&LA membership page brings you news, event information, issue updates and more! @WisLodging on Facebook and Twitter

https://www.facebook.com/WisLodging/

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Did you know that WH&LA will post on behalf of your property on the Traveling in Wisconsin social media pages? Let us share information on your property and upcoming events with over 2,880 + Facebook followers and 1,700+ followers on Twitter.  Just fill out this form and we will do the rest https://www.tfaforms.com/4599982.

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WH&LA offers over 60 cost-effective targeted advertising opportunities that won’t break your budget.  See all of the 60+ opportunities available here -> Targeted Marketing 2017. Checkout this month’s featured opportunity!

  

NEWSPAPER FUN GUIDES |Waukesha County

Seasonal Fun Guides are inserts in Oconomowoc EnterpriseWaukesha Freeman, Lake Country This Month and Brookfield & Elm Grove This Month. The easy-to-read guides contain information on celebrations! The Fall Issue in early to mid-September; circulation of 53,000+

New order deadline – July 27

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