Category Archives: Jan/Feb 12

Lead People Outdoors

What are the latest and greatest outdoor trends? Think resorts and nightclubs. Especially in warmer climates, the trend is towards lush, relaxing exteriors furnished with high-end, outdoor all-weather furniture, flat-screen TVs, fashionable accessories, pro-level outdoor kitchens, and beautiful lighting. The hospitality industry has been creating these types of outdoor spaces for years, particularly in the boutique-hotel market, which is dominated by the “Gen-Y” consumer. In hospitality, it is all about experiences. The great outdoors has never been more popular. Today, … Continue reading

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Creating A Campus Center

Surrounded by hills, orchards, and farm fields, Southwestern Michigan College (SMC) might be easily dismissed as just a simple community college, but the administration is working hard to change that misconception. Founded in 1964, SMC provides associate degrees in Arts, Science, and Applied Science, and bachelor’s degrees in conjunction with its partnered colleges. There has been a significant increase in enrollment in the last few years, and campus housing was added to accommodate the widening draw of students from outside … Continue reading

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