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2012 Women’s Retreat HiLites
AUG8

August 8th – 11th, 2013 in Washington, D.C.at the Monaco Hotel
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2012 Commercial Retreat HiLites and 2013 Update
Oct2

Oct 2nd-5th, 2014 Commercial Retreat, location TBD
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2016 Summit Date
Jan2016

The 2016 Summit will be held in San Antonio, TX on January 20th-22nd at The Marriott Riverwalk Hotel. See Website For Details

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Hardee’s to add 59 Twin City eateries

The St. Louis-based chain, known for its thick burgers and racy ads featuring supermodels, wants to get in on the burger boom underway in the Twin Cities and across the country. Hardee’s owner CKE Restaurants hopes to open 59 new …

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Bolt Burgers looking to open first D.C. store

Bolt Burgers, a newly developed fast casual restaurant, is looking to open its first location in Washington, D.C. Bolt Burgers is the brainchild of a consortium of Washington area eye doctors. The consortium joined forces with Restaurant Consultants Inc.

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Ace Hardware scales down with smaller format

Ace Hardware has launched almost 400 Ace Express stores in the U.S., a scaled-down 5,000-square-foot format designed to fit into areas that can’t accommodate full-line stores. In urban and rural markets, the smaller stores have opened within larger grocery and …

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Olympics boosts London hotel rates 69%

A TravelClick study has found that hotel-room rates in London during the Summer Olympics have gone up 69 percent on average, compared with rates during the same period in the previous year. TraveClick reports that the occupancy rate in the …

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J.C. Penney sees solid brick-and-mortar future

J.C. Penney executives say the best days for brick-and-mortar retail stores are ahead, at least for those that figure out how to adapt to a digital world. Read the CNET story here.

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SBE Entertainment unveils plans for NYC hotel

SBE Entertainment Group has launched an $85 million project for a 190-room SLS Hotel in New York. The 20-story property is expected to open in 2013 and will be the luxury SLS brand’s first hotel in the city. SBE plans …

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Hard Rock seeking investors for hotel expansion

Hard Rock International is reaching out to investors to raise $250 million for its plan to expand its hotel business. The Seminole Indian tribe’s company is looking to pursue growth in 50 markets, including London, Hong Kong, Paris, Beijing and …

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