Hilton’s Bill Fortier on shaping company into a franchise powerhouse – Reblogged

http://www.hotelmanagement.net/hilton-worldwide/hiltons-bill-fortier-on-shaping-company-into-a-franchise-powerhouse-27141

31 Mar, 2014By: David Eisen

If not for a chance encounter with a hospitality professor, Bill Fortier, now Hilton Worldwide’s SVP of development, Americas, might still be bumming around California—not overseeing development and franchising of all Hilton brands for both North and South America.

Post high school, Fortier, like many still searching for direction, lived at home with his parents in Lodi, Calif., a smallish town close to Sacramento with a population then of only 25,000. But, at ...

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Tech After 5 & Precision Services

PSi Design / Precision Services’ Digital Marketing Director, Brooke Curry and Business Development Manager, Todd Dunlap recently participated in the Upstate SC Tech After 5 (Ta5) networking event.  Ta5 attracts the top tech professionals and entrepreneurs for casual networking opportunities each month. PSi Design / Precision Services is dedicated in staying ahead of the technology curve and Ta5 is the to be.  Check it out.

 

“Tech After Five is live professional networking for IT Professionals, entrepreneurs and the people who can help them. ...

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A St. Patrick’s Day Event!

PSi Design (a division of Precision Services, Inc.) had a great time joining the 2014 Baptist Easley Foundation Gala that was sponsored by Greenville Health System. PSi Design contributed to a half-table sponsorship that goes toward purchasing a digital mammography for a local health center in the Upstate of South Carolina. We gathered our St. Patrick’s Day “green blings” and hit the floor with great times! Here’s the letter that was released just before the day of the GREEN GALA:

Dear ...

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Football, Hospitality and Containers

OUT-OF-THE-BOX APPLICATIONS FOR SHIPPING CONTAINERS
Creative Building Teams use containers for a pop-up retail district and a college football hospitality club

Shipping container construction has been in vogue for nearly a decade. Heck, even Starbucks is using the building method in select locations. But two recent projects are especially noteworthy in demonstrating the possibilities of designing and building with shipping containers.

Last month, at the rivalry game between the University of Florida and the University of Georgia football teams in Jacksonville, ...

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Colorful Shipping Container Restaurants Pop Up

Check out this article from http://inhabitat.com

A crop of brightly colored restaurants made from recycled shipping containers recently popped up in London’s Southbank as part of the district’s Festival of the World, which overlaps with London Design Festival. The culinary cargotecture hot spot features two pop up restaurants – Yalla Yalla and Wahaca – and even a new staircase made of shipping containers!

“It’s fantastic to see shipping container architecture take off, and we’re always excited to see different (re)uses for these ...

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Precision Services’ Valentine’s Day Seasonal Tree

Happy Valentine’s Day from Precision Services.

The History of the Decorated Tree

“The tree was traditionally decorated with edibles such as apples, nuts, or other foods. In the 18th century, it began to be illuminated by candles which were ultimately replaced by Christmas lights after the advent of electrification. Today, there are a wide variety of traditional ornaments, such as garland, tinsel, and candy canes. An angel or star might be placed at the top of the tree to represent the angel ...

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Kim Keadle has just been accepted into the Upstate CREW chapter.

Kim Keadle, VP of HR and Accounting, has just been accepted into the Upstate CREW chapter!

CREW Upstate is the networking and business development organization of choice for successful commercial real estate professionals in Upstate South Carolina. The mission of CREW Upstate is to influence the success of the commercial real estate industry by advancing the achievements of women. Founded in 2010, CREW Upstate has grown to over 60 members and counting—welcoming women and men from a broad range of real ...

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Barre None

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/viewart/20131231/TALKGREENVILLE/312310094/Barre-none

2013 Mar 02: Pure Barre advertising shoot at Pure Barre Greenwood Village in Greenwood Village, CO.

Written by Sangeeta Hardy

The holidays have come and gone and it has been another year of indulging in too many decadent treats. Luckily, the universe gives us a gift every 365 days, a brand new start in the form of a brand New Year. January traditionally brings an increase in gym memberships followed by most of us giving up after a few weeks of not ...

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Spartanburg Pub Fosters Business Idea Hub

Spartanburg Pub Fosters Business Idea Hub

http://upstatebusinessjournal.com/news/spartanburg-pub-fosters-business-idea-hub/

JANUARY 30, 2014 by Jennifer Oladipo

About 80 people gathered at the launch of Grain Ideas last week. The new entrepreneurship meetup and speaker series kicked off at Growler Haus, the craft beer pub that expanded from Anderson to Spartanburg earlier this month. Its goal is to be a regular opportunity for people to gather and see how their ideas might become businesses.

Business owners, representatives from the City of Spartanburg and the Chamber of Commerce, and other ...

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