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Jun 2012 - Page 5 Contributors


Marge Lennon is owner of Lennon Communications


Group, Inc., in Fort Myers, Fla. She can be contacted for more information at (239) 482- 3891 or by e-mail at Marge@ LennonCommunications.com www.lennoncommunications.com


Resort Trades’ Contributing Editor Sharon Drechsler- Scott, RRP, owns PR and marketing firm, Drechsler


Communications Incorporated and can be reached at 1-310- 923-1269 (direct), on SKYPE at Sharon.Drechsler or by email:


Sharon@DrechslerCommunications.com.


Alan N. Schlaifer is principal, law offices of Alan N. Schlaifer, P.C., Washington, D.C. His focus on the vacation and leisure industry includes counseling, federal and state investigations and litigation, legislation, and regulation on varied federal, state and international legal and business issues. If you have further questions on any of the topics discussed, feel free to contact Mr. Schlaifer by phone (301-365-8999); by fax (301-365-0486); or by email at ANSchlaifer@aol.com.


Jason Tremblay is the founder and CEO of Vacation Hotdeal Companies, Inc; SellMyTimeshareNOW. com LLC; and Timeshare Broker Services, a leader in online resales and rentals, offering by-owner timeshare advertising, broker resales and developer assistance for timeshare on the secondary market. An Inc 500 and 5000 company for two consecutive years, at SellMyTimeshareNOW.com, buyer leads consistently outnumber seller leads


Brian Welch is managing editor and video producer for The Trades Publishing Company. He has more than 25 years of media experience, including print, radio, television and new media. Brian can be reached at brian@thetrades.com.


Rebecca Tompkins is director of communications for SPM Resorts, a timeshare management company. SPM Resorts manages 35 homeowners’ associations serving more than 100,000 owners. SPM Resorts’ complete management portfolio includes financial and accounting services, rentals, resales and communications for owners and boards of directors. Rebecca can be reached at rtompkins@spmresorts.com or (843) 238-5000, ext. 3049. www.spmresorts.com


Patrick Copps is Technical Services Manager for Orkin‘s Pacific Division. A Board Certified Entomologist in urban and industrial entomology, Mr. Copps has more than 30 years experience in the industry. For more information, email Mr. Copps at pcopps@rollins.com or visit www.orkincommercial.com.


Would you like to be a Resort Trades contributor?


We at The Resort Trades magazine are always looking for potential contributors to write articles of interest to those involved in the resort sales and marketing industry.


If you have industry insight and you’d like to submit informative content and share your unique expertise while including tips, strategies, techniques, case-studies or analysis about relevant topics, then we want to hear from you!


Contact Brian Welch at resort@thetrades.com or 931.484.8819.


Ecolad Corporation: Your ecological advantage by Brian Welch ...................................................................6


Current news in the timeshare industry by Sharon B. Drechsler-Scott, RRP ........................................8


Tourism is not a luxury anymore by Jason Tremblay ............................................................10


Early spring pest activity leads to summer surge by Patrick T. Copps, MS, B.C.E. ...........................................12


Inside the beltway – and beyond: Key legal developments that may affect your business by Alan N. Schlaifer ..........................................................14


Justice Department extends deadline for ADA pool lift compliance to Jan. 31, 2013 ..........................................16


Sherilyn Nemedez manages Nevada properties for QM Resorts by Marge Lennon ..............................................................18


Top five resort management principles by Rebecca N. Tomphkins ..................................................20


News ........................................................................ 11,19 Members Directory ........................................................22 Classifieds .....................................................................38 Ad Index .........................................................................7


Cover: Michael Lowry Photography www.michaellowry- photography.com About the cover: This new amenity was completed in Septem- ber of 2010 at Vaca- tion Villas at Fantasy- World in Kissmmee, Fla. It was completely compliant with ADA regulations at that time. Vacation Villas will comply with any future changes in ADA regulations.


The Resort Trades is published monthly as an Industry Information Source and Buying Guide. Our philosophy is to produce the lowest cost advertising available while maintaining a high distribution into the targeted market. The market is specifically the Resort Professional in all the United States. By utilizing strict cost control and printing on plain web paper, we allow the small and medium sized companies to compete and display their products to the national market. Our national advertising rates are lower than most local newspaper rates, and we enjoy a high advertiser retention and satisfaction. Most advertisers participate in our highly discounted repetitive contract program, and are monthly customers. To sum our philosophy: Low Cost, Repetitive, Consistent Exposure, and Highly Targeted Distribution. Respectfully,


Tim Wilson Publisher


Monthly publications are The Resort Trades, The Golf Course Trades, The Park & Recreation Trades. All are published by The Trades Publishing Company, Inc., 20 Our Way Dr., Crossville, TN 38555. Nothing in these publica- tions shall constitute an endorsement by The Trades Publishing Company, Inc. These publications disclaim any liability with respect to the use reliance on any such information. Copyright © 2012 by The Trades Publishing Co., Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of material appearing in The Trades is strictly forbidden without written permission. All advertising is subject to Publisher’s approval and acceptance without recourse. The advertising herein that is typeset and/or designed by The Trades Publishing Co., Inc. is the property of The Trades Publishing Co., Inc. and not that of the advertiser. The advertiser has purchased the right of reproduction in The Trades only and does not have the right to reproduce the ad in any other place of publication.


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