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Why a Health Care Company Built its Own Best Western

Why a Health Care Company Built its Own Best Western

As the director of business development at Samaritan Health Services, a non-profit health care organization that covers the communities of the mid-Willamette Valley and Central Oregon, Rob Mullins seems like an improbable candidate to become a hotel franchisee. However, in ...

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Carlson Owner Shares Secret to a Happy Franchise Marriage

Carlson Owner Shares Secret to a Happy Franchise Marriage

In the mid-’70s, Leo Sand worked summers at a family-owned Friendship Inn. Today, Sand Companies, the construction, property management, and real estate development business he co-founded, owns and/or manages 19 properties, 16 of which are Country Inns & Suites by ...

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Hotel Zephyr GM Creates Playful Guest Experience

Hotel Zephyr GM Creates Playful Guest Experience

“It’s a play day at Zephyr, how may I Zephyr you?” answers a cheerful woman with a Spanish accent. The unconventional phone greeting at Hotel Zephyr is likely to catch a first-time caller off guard. But that’s the exact reaction ...

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