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Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
Hotel Industry Moves Upscale to Attract Millennials
What is driving the move away from budget hotels toward fancier properties with better gyms, faster Wi-Fi, and expanded dining and takeout options? While the rebounding economy has produced an all-around resurgence of travel, the major hotel chains are pursuing the millennial market in particular. 
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How To Quickly Shift Your Target Markets: Lesson on Crisis Marketing Management
Most often hotels have a pre-set combination of target groups and successfully market to them and when working on hotel's marketing plan, it is usually believed that selected groups of target population have their perceptional, preferences towards certain facilities of the hotel.  But the situation is great and amazingly stable in normal economic conditions.
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In Florida, Return of the Condo-Hotel?
A luxury hotel operator is trying to revive a failed condo-hotel project in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., hoping that a formula that faded during the economic downturn can make a comeback.  Orchestra Hotels & Resorts is spending $160 million to acquire the former Trump International Hotel & Tower and redevelop it as a Conrad Hotel, a Hilton luxury brand.
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Top Stories: Healthcare
Is 4D Printing Next For Healthcare?
The healthcare industry will be among the first to reap the benefits of emerging four-dimensional printing technology, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan.
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Leadership In Human Resources And Health Care A Winning Combination
HealthLinc leads many local organizations in its leadership and forward thinking strategies. This firm is one of the few that actually has a chief human resource officer sitting at the C-Suite. As in past columns, all leaders are asked the same five questions.
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Health Care Companies Beware: The Hackers Are At The Gate
For health care organizations, the data security breach disclosed by Tennessee-based Community Health Systems is a huge wake-up call. 
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Top Stories: Human Resources
Can Performance Management Be Humanized? Inside The Debate
It doesn't take much for HCM expert Chris Paine to blast off into a rant on performance management systems, and I wanted to know why. Paine is a respected SAP Mentor based in Australia who has what I call a 'delightfully short fuse' when it comes to performance management.
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Managing to Results Isn't Enough; Focus on Behaviors
After a new vice president took over the division, the plant that had long been on the bottom reached the top in two months. The vice president spent a day at the facility to learn what employees were doing differently. 
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Bring Out the Best in Your Employees, Based on Their Brain Type
When managing others, one size does not fit all. Tailoring your leadership style to complement different brain types and respecting the individual differences of those you're managing will bring out the best in them.
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