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1. Four hotel scams every guest needs to know about

Valor Security Services Advisor | Dec 17, 2014

Scammers are targeting guests at hotels, tricking them to reveal private data to empty their bank accounts. There are four hotel scams you need to be aware of. Watch this exclusive video to learn what you need to know. ABC News (12/15)


2. Hotels should be rated on security and cleanliness, says consultant

Valor Security Services Advisor | Dec 17, 2014

Guests at hotels and motels entrust the establishment with their health and safety, and those businesses must be held accountable, says consultant Anthony Melchiorri. Melchiorri is calling for a hotel rating system that grades hotels and motels on the quality of their security and level of cleanliness. Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The (12/03)


3. Free Guide: Winter Storm Preparedness Guide

Valor Security Services Advisor | Dec 17, 2014

Being prepared for an emergency may save lives, provide incident stabilization and protect property. Download our free guide to make sure you and your property are prepared for a winter storm.


4. Officials at Tenn. mall remind shoppers to shop smart

Valor Security Services Advisor | Dec 17, 2014

While finishing up holiday shopping, mall and Valor security officials said it's important to park and shop smart. "Secure your valuables, lock your doors and take your keys with you," Sgt. Jeff White said. WKRN-TV (Nashville, Tenn.) (12/05)


5. Tips to minimize the risk of seasonal theft

Valor Security Services Advisor | Dec 17, 2014

Retailers rejoice in holiday crowds and higher sales that require seasonal hiring, but throngs of shoppers and temporary employees also raise the risk of shrink. Scott Humphrey, technical director for risk control at Travelers Insurance, advises merchants to do background checks on all prospective hires and pair up seasonal hires with trusted staffers for training. CNBC (12/08)


6. Airport lounges "one of the least expensive luxuries" for travelers

Valor Security Services Advisor | Dec 17, 2014

Airport lounges, despite their reputation of being only for elite travelers, are "one of the least expensive luxuries" in airports, according to Tyler Dikman, CEO of LoungeBuddy. Many travelers pay for lounge access for a private place to work with good Wi-Fi access and to escape the feeling of being in an airport, he said. Digital Trends (12/12)


7. American Red Cross offers tips on how to stay safe during a power outage

Valor Security Services Advisor | Dec 17, 2014

The American Red Cross has compiled a list of tips for homeowners on how to keep themselves and their home safe during a winter power outage. The group says never to use a gas stove or oven, or any kind of a grill or camp stove to heat your home, and be sure to turn off or disconnect all electronics. Missoulian (Missoula, Mont.) (12/03)


8. Most business travelers pick lodgings by brand name, study finds

Valor Security Services Advisor | Dec 17, 2014

The brand name is the most important factor for business travelers when choosing a hotel, according to 78% of travel agents surveyed by American Express Global Business. Free Wi-Fi comes in second place at 13%, followed by free breakfast at 7%. The average number of trips business travelers take per year is 21 to 30, with fall the busiest travel season according to 61% of agents, according to the study. TravelPulse (12/11)


9. Why embracing failure is a key business strategy

Valor Security Services Advisor | Dec 17, 2014

It's become popular for tech companies to embrace failure, and large and small businesses outside of Silicon Valley are following suit, writes Mike Prokopeak. "Innovation grows out of experimentation. And failure is just part of the game," he writes. Chief Learning Officer online (12/11)


10. Individuals create game-changing ideas

Valor Security Services Advisor | Dec 17, 2014

Novel, industry-changing business strategies are typically the product of individual people, not companies, writes Ken Favaro. "[T]hey start with individuals working on big, specific challenges who find novel ideas in unexpected places, creatively combine them into innovative strategies, and personally take those strategies to fruition -- against all odds," he writes. Strategy+Business online (free registration) (12/15)




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