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What I do for a living

By William May
Published: 04/08/14 Topics: Comments: -

After a tragedy that has taken dozens of life in the small town of Oso Washington State, first-responders open the door to untrained volunteers after realizing they are better equipped at working in such difficult conditions. Read more

What I do for a living

By William May
Published: 04/08/14 Topics: Comments: -

After a tragedy that has taken dozens of life in the small town of Oso Washington State, first-responders open the door to untrained volunteers after realizing they are better equipped at working in such difficult conditions. Read more

Lodging Update April 1st, 2014

By William May
Published: 04/05/14 Topics: Comments: -

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Top Reasons to Do-It-Yourself Vacation Rental

By William May
Published: 03/15/14 Topics: Comments: -

Renting the house seemed like a good idea. Cut out the middle man and rack in the big bucks. Guests will love the place, housekeepers are a dime a dozen, advertising is easy. Here are the top 10 reasons to handle everything personally. Read more

Lodging Update March 10th, 2014

By William May
Published: 03/10/14 Topics: Comments: -

Hear it here first - the top complaint of the year. Our Board Meeting, Clean reminders and Guest Books. Pop quiz and upcoming important meetings. Read more

Varoom Vacation Rental Cooperative Springs to Life

By William May
Published: 02/23/14 Topics: Comments: -

Even with the thousands of advertising websites catering to vacation rental owners, guests often search in vain to find the perfect accommodations. Now the website www,Varoom.biz, the world's first Vacation Rental Cooperative matches guests with property owners and managers to increase bookings. Read more

Lodging Update February 17th, 2014

By William May
Published: 02/16/14 Topics: Comments: -

Pop Quiz winner, Cool new online cleaning system for managers and housekeepers. Joseph Romain profile, and another test of industry jargon. Read more

Lodging Update February 13th, 2014

By William May
Published: 02/13/14 Topics: Comments: -

Member proilfes for Deresa Norman, Guest Books, Welcome Books, Pop Quiz and Class Dates. What could be more fun,. Read more

Lodging Update February 3rd, 2014

By William May
Published: 02/03/14 Topics: Comments: -

In this month's treasure filled Insider newsletter - 2014 Vortex College training dates. WA state managers meeting dates, Warning about Food & Condiments in Units. Manager backup person. How Clean is Clean Enough - Flyer. New Fluid Width Websites and - here come the mobiles. Read more

Lodging Update January 27th, 2014

By William May
Published: 01/27/14 Topics: Comments: -

Its Seattle Superbow week edition of the Vortex Insider. Crazy here. But business as usual for our hard working reservation staff, even on Sunday. In this edition other news and super stuff too. Read more

Lodging Update January 20th, 2014

By William May
Published: 01/22/14 Topics: Comments: -

Ryan, Matt & Emmalee join us as we learn about guest behavior, refunds and how guests are learning how to rip off lodging providers. Read more

Lodging Update January 6th, 2014

By William May
Published: 01/06/14 Topics: Comments: -

In the new year waiting for now, changing batteries, property maintenance limits and now is time to increase inventory. Read more

Lodging Update December 16th, 2013

By William May
Published: 12/18/13 Topics: Comments: -

This week is all about security. Please read and head. Read more

Coming to Skippy's Class ill Prepared

By William May
Published: 12/11/13 Topics: Comments: -

Looking back it is astonishing to realize that a world class scholar was teaching in a small community college off the beaten path in the Northwest corner of the country. She would have wowed any student in the finest college anywhere. Read more

Lodging Update December 9th, 2013

By William May
Published: 12/09/13 Topics: Comments: -

This week the weather is in the news and its time to warm up properties. Technical news too makes it into the list as does a new concept called Manifest Photos. Please read and head. Read more

Sad Story for Non Renting Vacation Home Owner

By William May
Published: 12/06/13 Topics: Comments: -

Home Owner Association caretaker has bad news for vacation home owner who should have kept his home in rental, with which he could have retained the attentive eyes of a full time manager almost next door. Read more

Lodging Update December 2nd, 2013

By William May
Published: 12/02/13 Topics: Comments: -

This update is all about HelpBook.me our ace lodging software, Secret products, How to do Hourly Billing, Overtime, New Keysafes and how to Change Keysafe Codes. Read more

Lodging Update November 1st, 2013

By William May
Published: 11/01/13 Topics: Comments: -

Plumbob Publishing has published a new website for an old magazine. NortwestSkiers.com is now online and staff members are listed as correspondents in some cases. Its good for skiers, snowboarders and our lodging partners. Read more

Lodging Update October 21st, 2013

By William May
Published: 10/21/13 Topics: Comments: -

In this issue: Your list of Unit Notices, Owner & Staff Dashboards, Owner Self-cleaning procedures, Freshens Reminder. Newly enrolled properties. Read more

Labor Day 2013 - Another Flea Market Bonanza

By William May
Published: 09/09/13 Topics: Comments: -

Well it was another great Flea Market this Labor Day weekend in Packwood. Hundreds of vendors from all over the Northwest and some from across the US and Canada. Unofficial estimates are that there may have been 10,000 people on Saturday - but hey who's counting. Read more

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