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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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DATE: Thursday, May 25th

TIME: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM (Registration opens at 12:15 PM)

LOCATION: Best Western Premier Park Hotel, Madison

PROGRAM: Thinking and Acting like a Leader” presentation by Dr. Lalia Rach.

Established and emerging leaders share one great reality – Leadership is an ongoing activity. There is no end point rather it is a continual work in progress. The best leaders understand that the very act of leading is anchored by one’s path to maturity and self-actualization. Dr. Rach will share genuine ideas and uncommon sense tinged with her special brand of humor as she provides ideas for improving your leadership abilities.

COST: $28 per person

Speaker Profile:Dr. Lalia Rach

Dr. Rach is a successful entrepreneur, educator, and leader. A proven innovator, she specializes in assisting managers in advancing their leadership strategies.  Her fresh ideas and uncommon sense on issues of strategy and leadership in the hospitality industry produce insightful thinking advancing the ability of emerging and established executives.

As a professional speaker and experienced moderator, her messages stand above the rest for their relatable honesty and timely nature presented in a practical and entertaining manner.

About Wisconsin Women in Lodging

Mission: To promote and develop women in the hospitality industry to help them grow both personally and professionally through leadership, education, and networking support.

Benefits: Access to the AH&LA WIL searchable directory, invitations to education events with inspirational women speakers, and networking & mentoring opportunities.

Membership: Membership is free for anyone employed at a WH&LA member property. Men wishing to support the mission of WIL may also become a member at no cost, as long as their company is a WH&LA member.

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Occupancy was down 1.9 percent in Wisconsin for February 2017. A few market areas saw an increase in occupancy for the month, with the largest increase in Door County. ADR was up 1.0 percent statewide for the month, with the largest increase in Door County.

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SOURCE: STR, INC. REPUBLICATION OR OTHER RE-USE OF THIS DATA WITHOUT THE EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION OF STR IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Provided by STR. For detailed lodging performance data for your area, contact STR at 615-824-8664 ext. 3504, or info@str.com.

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Occupancy was down 1.4 percent in Wisconsin for January 2017. About half of market areas saw an increase in occupancy for the month, with the largest increase in Door County. ADR was down 0.3 percent statewide for the month, with the largest increase in Milwaukee.

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SOURCE: STR, INC. REPUBLICATION OR OTHER RE-USE OF THIS DATA WITHOUT THE EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION OF STR IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Provided by STR. For detailed lodging performance data for your area, contact STR at 615-824-8664 ext. 3504, or info@str.com.
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WH&LA’s 2016 Wisconsin Lodging Conference & Trade Show featured just under two days of whirlwind scheduling with attendees in many cases going right from the Conference to the polls and a busy night watching election results roll out, or in some cases hosting candidate election results festivities back at their properties!

 

With lodging member registration packages up another 10% for the third year in a row, and a completely full 84-booth Trade Show (the largest in over 10 years), our room block at our host hotel was exceeded, and additional rooms sold out. It was a great opportunity for lodging property owners and operators to network with peers around the state and gain some new perspectives, while also having some fun at the social events.

 

Special thanks go to our Chairman of the Board Dan Schetter, not only for his leadership of the association but also for wearing a second hat as General Manager of our host site: The Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center! Dan and his team went above and beyond in accommodating our growing size and demonstrating their great hospitality as well.

 

Most members are not aware that the conference programming is created and set by a combination of our Education/Conference Committee and a special Program Task Force that chooses topics and provides speaker suggestions. This helps us to stay on track in providing the type of topics and content that is what you are looking for. Thanks go to Brandon Springer from Lake Lawn Resort for leading both groups through the program puzzle process, and to our Task Force lodging members for their valued input!

 

With a dozen fantastic packages assembled and donated by many dedicated leaders and members with values ranging from $500 to $2,000, our Monday night voice auction and reverse bingo was great entertainment, combined with plentiful and tasty food stations and beverage stations.  With our daytime silent auction combined with Monday evening’s events, well over $10,000 was raised for a combination of our legislative campaign funds, the Scholarship Fund, and for WH&LA’s Room Tax Legal Defense Fund. Thanks to not only our many donors but also our many buyers throughout the Conference!

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Congratulations to the following WH&LA member property on its recent award & recognition!

Kress Inn, De Pere, was named 2014 Hotel of the Year by the Ascend Collection. The award is based on guest surveys from Choice Hotels, completed by guests after their stays. General manager of Kress Inn, Pat Olejniczak, spoke to postcrescent.com about the award.

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Occupancy was down 0.1 percent in Wisconsin for June 2013 compared to the same month in 2012. About half of the market areas saw an increase in occupancy for the month, with the largest increase in Wausau/Stevens Point. ADR was up 1.7 percent statewide for June 2013, with the largest increase in Milwaukee.

View Smith Travel Data for your region for June 2013 here. This link is password protected for WH&LA Lodging Members only.

SOURCE: SMITH TRAVEL RESEARCH, INC. REPUBLICATION OR OTHER RE-USE OF THIS DATA WITHOUT THE EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION OF STR IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Provided by STR. For detailed lodging performance data for your area, contact STR at (615) 824-8664 ext. 3504 or info@str.com. *Analysis provided by WH&LA.

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has appointed Scott Krause, General Manager of the Heidel House Resort & Spa, Green Lake, to the Governor’s Council on Tourism. Krause currently serves on the WH&LA Board of Directors as the AH&LA Director. Also named to the council was Allyson Gommer, Chippewa Falls Area Chamber of Commerce.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Allyson and Scott aboard the Council,” said Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett. “Their years of experience and diverse backgrounds in the tourism industry will help guide the Council’s work in seeking innovative ways to market Wisconsin and grow the tourism economy.”

The Governor’s Council on Tourism is made up of 20 individuals appointed by the Governor, hailing from all corners of the state and from a variety of occupations within the state’s tourism industry. Tourism Council members provide strategic insight and advisement to the Department of Tourism to further its mission to grow the tourism economy in the state

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Occupancy was up 4.0 percent in Wisconsin for May 2013 compared to the same month in 2012. Nearly all market areas saw an increase in occupancy for the month, with the largest increase in Milwaukee. ADR was up 2.3 percent statewide for May 2013, with the largest increase in La Crosse.

View Smith Travel Data for your region for May 2013 here. This link is password protected for WH&LA Lodging Members only.

SOURCE: SMITH TRAVEL RESEARCH, INC. REPUBLICATION OR OTHER RE-USE OF THIS DATA WITHOUT THE EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION OF STR IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Provided by STR. For detailed lodging performance data for your area, contact STR at (615) 824-8664 ext. 3504 or info@str.com. *Analysis provided by WH&LA.

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Occupancy was up 8.4 percent in Wisconsin for April 2013 compared to the same month in 2012. Most market areas saw an increase in occupancy for the month, with the largest increase in Wausau/Stevens Point. ADR was up 2.6 percent statewide for April 2013, with the largest increase in La Crosse.

View Smith Travel Data for your region for April 2013 here. This link is password protected for WH&LA Lodging Members only.

Provided by STR. For detailed lodging performance data for your area, contact STR at 615-824-8664 ext. 3504 or info@str.com.

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