Only two out of twenty people knew how to play. But that didn’t keep the employees of Grand Incentives from forming an official Manatee County kickball team and jumping in with both feet. After studying the Official Kickball Rules Book and three practice sessions later, the GI Kickball team made its debut against “Kick in a Box”. Read more »
Grand Incentives recently won the prestigious GOLD ADDY Award for its Coast to Coast Grand Getaways travel membership renewal kit.
A GOLD ADDY is recognition by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of the highest level of creative excellence.
Director of Contagious Enthusiasm
As descriptive titles go, “Director of Contagious Enthusiasm” couldn’t more accurately describe Susanne Arbanas. The exuberant blonde recently joined Grand Incentives to head up Grand Excursions, a new and exclusive division of concierge services. Read more »
We are delighted to share the news that Cynthia B. Taylor, formerly of Stewart Vacation Ownership, has accepted Grand Incentives’ newly-created position of VP of Business Administration. The need for the position stems directly from our rapid and expansive growth. Cynthia was the ideal choice because of her extensive industry background. Read more »
When it comes to networking, spend more time nurturing than meeting. It is tempting to get caught up in number gathering, but people can smell insincerity. If real relationships are to be formed, then it’s essential to be personable. Here are a few ways to act like a human, not a vacuum. Read more »
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson explains “The Apple Marketing Philosophy” that strengthened Apple’s brand and products. Mark Markkula, Apple’s second CEO and an early investor, imagined the three principles during Apple’s youth. It’s clear that co-founder Steve Jobs embraced this mindset throughout his career. Read more »
When was the last time you broke from your routine to surprise a customer, when taking time to help or bless them wasn’t going to immediately benefit the bottom line? If it’s been a while, then please watch the video below. As Ted Murphy, Founder and CEO of Izea says, “Creating that bond and creating a relationship is ultimately what drives customers to come back.” Read more »
Making Headlines: Grand Incentives to Add 60 Jobs in Manatee County
Room Rates on the Rise
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As the economy begins to bounce back, lodging industry experts predict an increase in room rates this year over last. PKF Hospitality Research (PKF-HR) forecasts that U.S. hotels should achieve close to an 8 percent increase in room revenue in 2011. R. Mark Woodworth, president of PKF-HR, cited the improved business environment as one reason that hotels and resorts will be able charge higher rates for rooms.