operate at the cutting edge, experimenting with untried trends and acts.
plans to create a new holding company organization, made up of multiple brands of independent
hotels and resorts, to provide the added resources independent
properties need to compete effectively against global hotel chains, it was announced by Peter Cass, President and Chief Executive Officer of Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
On their own, many independents
would not have the resources or time to develop a quality website and could risk losing their patient base.
agents lack these powerful marketing tools, yet somehow they must make their brands known in their local areas if they want their businesses to thrive.
Because of laws passed by major-party controlled state legislatures, independents
must collect 30 times as many signatures as Democrats and Republicans to run for president.
Gone are the days when the independents
could provide private, episodic advice and support to executive management.
A growing group of IABC independents
say they need a change, they want flexibility to spend more time with children, and they want the freedom to work on a variety of different projects.
Resin companies want to control recycling to destroy the independents
in case some day there's money to be made in it" Resin companies interviewed for this article insist that they're not trying to put anyone out of business-it's just the economics of supply and demand.
A business that claims a worker as an independent
contractor rather than an employee is nearly always asking for trouble with the Internal Revenue Service.
In addition to IRIS Distribution, Groove Mobile also provides music fans access to the content of leading independents
such as V2, The Orchard, Beggars Group and DRA among others.
Not all the captive carriers are as aggressive as others in their treatment of agents, but I still think they have a long way to go to make the playing field even with the independents
," he said.
Swelling gas prices make it virtually impossible for independents
to supply fuel at their own stations.
KOCH Entertainment is the market leader among independents
in both the U.
At Travelers, a designated group of adjuster-inspectors monitors the work of independents
, McMurtrie said.
Dennis Rice, president of marketing for October Films, which received two nominations this year for the feature film ``Hilary and Jackie'' and one for the documentary ``The Last Days,'' says the Weinsteins' Oscar success has helped other independents
make inroads in Hollywood.