Saturday, November 29, 2014
I have so much to be thankful for, including being the owner of this wonderful business - The Usonian Inn. I could never ask for a better gift then the ability to be my own boss; that brought me to a different level, getting to know so many of you, be able to be at your service was always a nice opportunity to have!
We put together a group where we can bring all our available gifts to you in one place.
There are MANY DEALS going on now - I am always available for the phone as well during the business hours usonianinn.com
Here is a BOARD on Pinterest that might pick your interest!
At the same time we make it easier for those that don't have an account on Pinterest and ask you to just visit our group on facebook here.
This group is summarizing different venues you can make your shopping so much fun and diversify the possibility of what gifts you make to those loved ones.
Here is a separate list:
Zazzle - personalize any item with your own picture and collect royalties on it as well -
MyVollara - Stay healthy and keep your house free of germs with Made in America products, Free shipping with orders of $150 or more!
Vonage - the way to talk around the world - use your cell international for the same cost, many free features, save your cell minutes and more
Monday, April 20, 2009
"This year’s Earth Day is the 40th one; the first one was held April 22, 1970.
Participation in an event like Earth Day in a visible way is important—even if it is what you are doing behind the scenes that has the greatest positive impact on the environment.
We show our guests and our staff that we care and it certainly is a great marketing opportunity.
There is no need to get wrapped up in debates about global warming; Earth Day is about taking care of your own plot of land, being a good neighbor in your community, and being a good steward of the planet.
Be sure to make every day Earth Day at your property."
Friday, March 6, 2009
It might not be that Spring had arrived yet, but, we get the feeling of the whole nature returning to life and getting ready to revive, to bloom, to challenge the entire environment (atmosphere) with all kinds of fragrances! ... with those birds songs, geese are lined up in the sky and started migrating....
The sun is on the ski mostly every day, all day, sometimes all week. It's long since we had any forecast,...it's like we need that, and we are awaiting for something to happened, maybe some rain,...
Leaves will grow fast and will enhance the sound of winds in the area, coming through and going by and again, carrying life and beauty along to perfect our enjoyment and fulfilling what is usually missing those winter months.
This winter it wasn't as long and dragging, I was busy with different projects. I managed to take a short vacation.
With spring coming there are some other events we are celebrating this time of the year!
Starting with St Patric's Day, then is Earth day - we do have a special event for that date!
Then there is a proposed "GREEN" Open House and Busness Fair on the premises planned for last weekend of March and 1rs in April. More to be listed in details on our Calendar on the web page. We are remembering the Customer Appreciation date as well - now called "Sprint into Spring," so, visit us and enjoy shopping in our great area.
Keep an eye on our calendar of events! (Off my web page - it's constantly being updated)
Saturday, February 7, 2009
When I look back to the last two years, - I realize, we had a great success!
Many things there have been said about the place, our service and we managed to get this place finally to meet our own standards.
“We must make sure customer service culture is established early and deep,” I said,
“If we are not doing it better than anyone else, we are not getting the best return on investment on our hotel.
In this poor economy you have a real opportunity to take customers away from the competition, while also moving the needle on customer service upward.
Every incremental increase will create additional process by capturing new and retain customers."
It’s possible to fix most any problem before a guest’s departure, thereby ensuring their stay is a memorable one. Also, by addressing customer concerns, I am convinced it will make the difference in capturing repeat business hotels would otherwise lose.
We are extracting the negative from the guest before they leave. This is not a money-back guarantee; this is good operations and common sense.
The renovation we approached this past year was a great success and we get compliments all the time.
This is an exciting time in our business.
We are on the move and we, the hotel owners have achieved our goal quickly, we got into the spotlight on the local news paper, the TV station, and being awarded 3"Green" leaves out of 5 on http://www.istaygreen.org/; it is going to be proven that quality in customer service, comfort and cleanliness is what matters.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
There is so much anyone can do about becoming Green, you can take the smallest steps and you can still see results.
I wrote soome articles about the subject, and I would say it's a list of rewards we got for accomplishing a "GREEN" establishment. See for yourself.
How to get your house green in small steps
Making our Historic Inn Sustainable,
For those in the industry,
"You are invited to sign up for a FREE subscription to the lodging industry’s only weekly environmental news publication. (See sample below.) You will never be charged to receive it. How does one sign up? Go to www.greenlodgingnews.com and fill in your e-mail address in the form on the right hand side of the home page."
We wish everyone a successful 2009!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
PHASE I - Designer make over!
After all, we wanted to make some upgrades to better the property and to better service our patrons.
With that in mind, we had to sit down and set: Goals, steps to follow, then implement them. As I call it Phase I, the bathroom area was the 1st to be redone, and when we looked at the project we decided then "EVERYTHING MUST GO!" It was not worth to replace just some of the "things" - it was rather everything.
So, the entire bathroom was redesigned and new fixtures ordered, found the contractor to commit to the project and we were ready to roll. The possibility of finishing the project before summer was slim, we went on to take care of the East Wing first. Six rooms were ready for my busy season. That was a great relief!
I went beyond awareness and show people how to get involved. People want to know how they can participate to help your efforts in helping the environment. I showed them how my hotel progressively got greener.
We printed and place out New Green Policy in our Guests Service Book, that is in each room. I talk about my environmental commitment publicly and often to the consumers who value it the most, and other that are not yet decided to commit to sustainability.
During the season, as I had people from all over the World, some Australians shared we us their experience, how advanced they country is in becoming "GREEN" and they like to see that in other places like the USA.
Over all, the input is great and people feel treated special at our property. or destination is getting involved, and what they can do to get involved, and how their participation or stay makes a difference.
From the desk of Carolina Dursina's,
Best wishes for a wonderful Holiday Season!