zumBrunnen Presenting Educational Session on Bricks with Sustainable Mortar at Annual Risk Management Conference for The Association of Boarding Schools

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

zumBrunnen, Inc., an independent building consulting firm, is presenting an educational workshop at The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) and Campus Outreach Services (COS) Annual Risk Management Conference being held June 20-22, 2012 at the historic Hotel Dupont in Wilmington, DE. The conference will bring together boarding school leaders and senior administrators for an in-depth look at best practices on key risk management issues. The conference will help boarding schools identify, evaluate and manage risk by exploring proven policies and practices that are legally sound, fiscally prudent and logistically feasible. John zumBrunnen, Founder and President of zumBrunnen, Inc., will present an educational session focusing on the essential resources executives need in their tool bag to identify and mitigate risk associated with poorly-managed facilities. His session is titled Bricks with Sustainable Mortar.

Executives will learn how to identify facility management teams that are not up to current standards utilizing a self-assessment tool. They will also learn about various methodologies and proprietary techniques used for facility assessment and how to integrate these concepts and tools into a replacement reserve plan. Attendees will discover how information gathered from the assessment process and budgeting phase can yield a truly dynamic report (not a one-time, static report that ends up as a dust cover in a year or two) that ultimately helps lower risk, reduce operating costs and lessen environmental impact.

The building consultants at zumBrunnen specialize in providing educational clients with comprehensive facility assessments and capital replacement reserve budget studies, trademarked as Campus Wide FacilityForecast

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Trans Management Advisors to Aid Hotel Industry


Hospitality leader Trans Inns Management Inc. and fraud-deterrence experts Cendrowski Corporate Advisors (CCA) have formed a joint venture to provide financial consulting services to the hotel industry.

The new company, Trans Management Advisors LLC (TMA), will assess hotel operations for best practices and evaluate the integrity of financial reporting. TMA will provide recommendations to streamline operations, enhance internal financial controls and deter fraud.

“Hotel owners face financial risks due to reliance on management. The owners often don’t have a reliable process to evaluate the companies managing their investments,” says Daniel Vosotas, a Certified Hotel Administrator and president and chief executive officer of Trans Inns Management. “TMA provides a competitive, independent assessment for hotel owners and makes suggestions to improve investors’ cash flow.”

“Sound governance and operational controls create value for investors and owners because they reduce risk of inefficiency and fraud,” says Harry Cendrowski, a Certified Fraud Deterrence analyst and president of Cendrowski Corporate Advisors. “Periodic reviews of operations assist investors as well as lenders in assessing the integrity of financial and operational information from management.”

TMA’s value-added service focuses on a hotel’s operations policies and procedures, financial statement analysis, risk management and fraud assessment. Its philosophy mirrors that of Trans Inns Management: to maximize investment return for hotel owners.

“Surveys have shown that investors will pay as much as 28 percent more for shares of well-governed companies,” says Cendrowski. Other research confirms that proper corporate governance can strongly influence improved operating performance and market valuation.

“Traditional due diligence, which limits organizational understanding to the financial outputs of a company, will not be enough,” Cendrowski explains. “Investors want to know how those outputs came to be. Were the financial results a stroke of luck? Are they repeatable, or were the financial statements manufactured in corrupt and fraudulent schemes?”

Trans Inns Management Inc. is a Michigan-based hotel management company operating and developing hotel properties licensed by a variety of quality brands including Marriott’s Courtyard and Fairfield Inns, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Select, Staybridge Suites, Hawthorn Suites, Best Western and Super 8 motels.

Cendrowski Corporate Advisors provides consulting services to private, public and non-profit organizations, including forensic accounting; internal control assessment and fraud deterrence; fraud investigation and remediation; expert witness; fraud deterrence training & education; business valuation; risk assessment; operational review; litigation support; internal audit; business continuity planning, and bankruptcy and fiduciary.

Company Contacts

Harry Cendrowski

Cendrowski Corporate Advisors

Phone: 248.540.5760

E-mail: cca@cendsel.com

Daniel Vosotas

Trans Inn Management, Inc.

Phone: 248.489.4333

E-mail: dan.vosotas@transinns.com

Media Contact

Laura Oliveto

AutoCom Associates

Phone: 248.647.8621

E-mail: loliveto@usautocom.com


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Charleston-Based Hotel Management Company Relaunches Under New Name, New Operations Charlestowne Hotels, Inc. Will Offer More Streamlined Management Services

CHARLESTON, S.C. (PRWEB) September 24, 2006 -?

The company previously known as Charlestown Management Hotels today announced that it has reorganized operations and relaunched under the new name Charlestowne Hotels, Inc.

The newly structured Charlestowne Hotels, Inc., which owns and/or operates 13 hospitality properties in North and South Carolina including the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites North Myrtle Beach, the Shem Creek Inn in Mt. Pleasant and the historic Andrew Pinckney Inn in Charleston, will merge its management and ownership functions to create a more cohesive and streamlined operation. In turn, the changes are expected to provide more efficient and profitable management systems for property owners and better experiences overall for hotel guests.

?The changes at Charlestowne Hotels, Inc. are definitely going to make a positive impact on the properties we manage and on the local hotel community,? says Everett L. Smith Jr., the company?s founder, owner and president. ?We fully expect that we will be able to facilitate the growth of new business and positively impact the local hospitality industry, particularly in Charleston.?

As a result of the transition, the following people were appointed to new offices: Michael W. Tall, senior vice president; Jacqueline L. Lang, vice president ? comptroller; David W. Nimmo, vice president ? operations; and Terrill W. Carter, vice president ? operations. Smith will continue to serve as president. Additionally, Charlestowne Hotels, Inc. has a developed a new logo (shown above) and launched a new website (http://www.charlestownehotels.com) to support the new brand.

Charlestowne Hotels, Inc. manages, among others, several of Charleston?s top properties including The HarbourView Inn, a AAA 4-diamond hotel, and the French Quarter Inn at Market Square, also a AAA 4-diamond hotel which was named the No. 1 luxury hotel in the United States and the No. 10 luxury hotel in the world by the 2005 Trip Advisor Travelers? Choice Awards.

Operations at the 13 properties will not be interrupted as a result of this change; rather, properties can expect to see improvements in strategic decision-making, communications, financial systems and operations processes almost immediately.


Charlestowne Hotels, Inc. (formerly Charlestown Management Hotels) was founded in 1980 by Everett L. Smith Jr. and is a full-service hospitality management company. Charlestowne Hotels, Inc. offers proven expertise in development, operational controls, sales and marketing, and financial reporting systems and has become one of the most successful firms in the hospitality industry and one of the largest hotel management companies on the Southeast coast. The company currently manages 13 properties which include the Andrew Pinckney Inn, Best Western King Charles Inn, Best Western Sweetgrass Inn, Elliott House Inn, French Quarter Inn, The HarbourView Inn, Holiday Inn Express, North Charleston Inn, Shem Creek Inn, and the Sleep Inn ? all of which are located in the Charleston, S.C. area ? as well as the Seaside Inn on the Isle of Palms, S.C., Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites North Myrtle Beach in Little River, S.C. and the Hampton Inn in Southport, N.C. Visit http://www.charlestownehotels.com for more information.


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Hotel Management Software eZee FrontDesk with reservation, accounting, booking, pms features.

eZee FrontDesk ( www.ezeefrontdesk.com ) is a premier hotel management software which is installed in more than 54 countries with support centers in 25 countries. This next generation, easy to use hotel motel software is made in VB.net technology and available in various languages too. It comes bundled with various modules like accounting, reservation, restaurant point of sale (POS) house keeping, laundry and many more. This video is presentation of the eZee FrontDesk software developed by eZee Technosys Pvt. Ltd.

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