Full Service Accommodations – Hotels Benin http://hotels-benin.com/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 02:04:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://hotels-benin.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-150x150.png Full Service Accommodations – Hotels Benin http://hotels-benin.com/ 32 32 Texas Capital Bank plans to open Richardson campus in 2023 https://hotels-benin.com/texas-capital-bank-plans-to-open-richardson-campus-in-2023/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 21:45:00 +0000 https://hotels-benin.com/texas-capital-bank-plans-to-open-richardson-campus-in-2023/ Texas Capital Bank is expected to move to a campus at 1001 E. Lookout Dr. in Richardson by the end of 2023. (Emily Davis/Community Impact Newspaper) Texas Capital Bank has announced that it will move to a new campus in Richardson in late 2023. Texas Capital Bank’s parent company, Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc., signed a […]]]>

Texas Capital Bank is expected to move to a campus at 1001 E. Lookout Dr. in Richardson by the end of 2023. (Emily Davis/Community Impact Newspaper)

Texas Capital Bank has announced that it will move to a new campus in Richardson in late 2023.

Texas Capital Bank’s parent company, Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc., signed a 15-year lease with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas to establish a campus at 1001 E. Lookout Dr. in Richardson. In line with the Bank’s overall strategy, the decision to relocate and consolidate its real estate portfolio reflects its commitment to serve the best clients by being present in key market locations.

“As we aim to be the employer of choice for those interested in developing their careers in financial services and technology, this workspace allows us to provide premium accommodations for our hardworking and talented teams,” Texas Capital Bank Executive Vice Chairman John Cummings said in a statement. “We are very excited to make this our North Dallas campus and really appreciate the partnership between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.”

Texas Capital Bank is a full-service financial services company that was founded in 1998. According to a press release, the new offices will give Texas Capital Bank the space and capacity to manage its technology and operations teams.

“We are delighted to welcome Texas Capital Bank as a long-term tenant of our Richardson office,” BCBSTX President James Springfield said in a statement. “This agreement is intended to optimize our resources and be an integral part of the growing business community in Richardson and throughout the state.”

The 1 million square foot campus opened in 2010. The site includes two buildings, a multi-story parking lot, a 15-room conference center and a 300-seat auditorium.

Texas Capital Bank has begun programming design and planning for the campus, which is expected to open by the fourth quarter of 2023.

“Providing premium office space for our growing employee population is of the utmost importance to Texas Capital Bank,” Texas Capital Bank Executive Vice President Catherine Zalatoris said in a statement. “Our new real estate footprint in Richardson will enhance the employee and guest experience. »

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Dozens of delays and cancellations reported at Logan airport on Saturday amid nationwide air travel issues https://hotels-benin.com/dozens-of-delays-and-cancellations-reported-at-logan-airport-on-saturday-amid-nationwide-air-travel-issues/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 16:45:32 +0000 https://hotels-benin.com/dozens-of-delays-and-cancellations-reported-at-logan-airport-on-saturday-amid-nationwide-air-travel-issues/ Dozens of flights at Boston’s Logan International Airport were canceled on Saturday and more were delayed as airlines and passengers grapple with staff shortages and severe weather that has impacted air travel Across the country. Fifty-three flights had been canceled and 95 delayed as of 12:30 p.m., according to Flightaware.com. The travel site reported 125 […]]]>

Dozens of flights at Boston’s Logan International Airport were canceled on Saturday and more were delayed as airlines and passengers grapple with staff shortages and severe weather that has impacted air travel Across the country.

Fifty-three flights had been canceled and 95 delayed as of 12:30 p.m., according to Flightaware.com. The travel site reported 125 cancellations in Logan on Friday and more than 550 delayed flights.

The service disruptions followed delays to hundreds of flights at Logan Thursday night, after the Federal Aviation Administration ordered a ground stop at the airport due to stormy weather along the East Coast.

Flights were delayed at Logan by an average of about two hours during Thursday’s ground stop, according to the federal agency.

The airport released a brief statement on social media and its website on Friday, advising people to check with their airline about their flight status before heading to the airport due to recent delays and cancellations.

The delayed and canceled flights came after US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg met privately with airline executives on Thursday to discuss their plans to ensure smooth travel for the July 4 holiday and the rest of the summer.

He also called on them to improve passenger accommodation when flights are cancelled, the Associated Press reported, and to consider whether airlines can manage the schedules they have published.

“I’m letting them know that this is a time when we really rely on them to deliver reliably to the traveling public,” Buttigieg said in an interview with NBC News.

More than 2.2 million travelers a day on average have passed through airport checkpoints so far this month, according to the Transportation Security Administration. This figure is up by about 400,000 from the same period last year, but remains below the number of trips reported before the pandemic.

Air travel is only expected to get busier this summer, after President Biden lifted the requirement earlier this month that international travelers take COVID-19 tests before boarding flights.

Airlines blamed bad weather this summer for the delays. Delta, America and Southwest pilot unions said airlines moved too slowly to replace pilots who retired or went on leave early in the pandemic, according to The Associated Press.

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts praised Buttigieg on Friday for his meeting with the airlines and said he and Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut were seriously concerned about rising flight cancellations.

“Passengers should not be penalized for poor airline management and planning,” Markey said in a Twitter post on Friday.

Markey and Blumenthal criticized the airlines’ handling of the country’s air travel problems after numerous flights were canceled or delayed in recent months, including over Memorial Day weekend.

In a joint statement earlier this month, Markey and Blumenthal called on airlines to mitigate future delays and cancellations and to take steps such as sending advance notifications to passengers of forecasted bad weather.

While some of these factors are beyond the airlines’ control, the senators said, these air travel issues “pose significant challenges for the traveling public, and we are disappointed that these delays and cancellations are occurring so frequently that they become almost expected. part of the trip,” the statement read.


John Hilliard can be contacted at john.hilliard@globe.com.

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Food and Wine: Feeding Aspen’s Local Economy https://hotels-benin.com/food-and-wine-feeding-aspens-local-economy/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 23:57:50 +0000 https://hotels-benin.com/food-and-wine-feeding-aspens-local-economy/ (Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times) The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen is the unofficial start of summer in the resort community, which until mid-June is a quiet, sleepy mountain town with few visitors. The 2021 Food & Wine Classic kicked off in Aspen on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. (Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times) Locals have just […]]]>
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The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen is the unofficial start of summer in the resort community, which until mid-June is a quiet, sleepy mountain town with few visitors.

The 2021 Food & Wine Classic kicked off in Aspen on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. (Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times)

Locals have just returned from off-season excursions around the world, and businesses are recruiting new hires. Hiring is tough these days with labor shortages and a local housing crisis, so the demands on Valley businesses to host the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen this year are particularly tough. .

Earlier this spring, at a meeting of the board of directors of the chamber of commerce, employers from all sectors of activity in the resort community lamented the effects of the labor shortage on the customer experience, especially the difficulty of getting people from the airport to the city and vice versa.



The week leading up to the Food & Wine Classic, occupancy in Aspen is just under 50%, then jumps over 30% for the three-day event, starting Thursday and ending Sunday, according to Eliza. Voss, vice president of destination marketing for the Aspen Chamber Resort Association.

Before the epicurean extravaganza, it becomes a “game on” for local hotels, lodges, restaurants, taxis, limousines, property managers, caterers, party planners, audiovisual experts, tent suppliers , linen and uniform companies, florists and everyone in between to make it happen.



“The Classic couldn’t happen without them,” said Jennifer Albright Carney, COO of ACRA, which has helped bring the Food & Wine Classic to Aspen for more than two decades.

The Classic uses 13 different venues for the event’s seminars and cooking demonstrations, Albright Carney noted, and exhibitors are bringing in local catering companies to help out.

Over the years, parties held across the city in restaurants and private homes outside of the official event have grown exponentially, requiring the support of small armies of caterers, bartenders and other service personnel. .

A queue circles the mall to attend the Food & Wine Classic’s first big tasting in Aspen on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. (Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times)

“The incidental aspect of the weekend is so much more important than before,” said Lori Lefevre, spokeswoman for Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. “For each of those things, they come with surrounds.”

The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen has been compared to the Sundance Film Festival in that there’s an official footprint of the event, but the weekend is full of extracurricular festivities throughout the host resort (in the case of Sundance , Park City, Utah).

In Aspen, vendors and exhibitors team up with local restaurants for winemaker dinners and spirits experts often use the bars to showcase their latest concoctions. Wendy Mitchell, owner of the Meat & Cheese Restaurant, Farm Shop and Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar, said the bar will host marquee events and celebrity bartenders, but the restaurant is left to foodies and local workers during the weekend. -end.

“I think our place is for working people,” she said. “Lots of chefs and industry professionals will come to take advantage of the eclectic wine list.”

Many restaurants in the area are taking advantage of Food & Wine’s invitation to have a table in the Grand Tasting Pavilion, allowing them to showcase their latest dishes and interact with customers.

For years, the number of attendees, exhibitors and vendors has been capped at 5,000 people, which organizers say is the sweet spot for experience and infrastructure bandwidth. But this year, like last September when the event was moved from the traditional June dates due to the pandemic, attendance is capped at 75% of 2019 figures, according to Lefevre.

The reduced capacity was a judgment made last fall while COVID-19 restrictions were still in place across the country, she noted.

“Also, we got really good feedback that it was sturdy with a tiny bit of wiggle room,” Lefevre said of fewer people in the Grand Tasting Pavilion and at seminars.

When tickets went on sale shortly after last year’s event, they sold out within two hours.

Years ago, the Food & Wine Classic of Aspen conducted market research on the average spend by an attendee in the resort community on food, alcohol, and shopping over the weekend. This figure and demographics are dated, so the Food & Wine Classic plans to do a study this year to update the market share landscape.

“We all want to know and it’s so valuable,” Lefevre said.

Judging by the city’s sales tax receipts for June 2019 for the Pre-Pandemic Classic, and then in June 2020 when the event didn’t take place, there’s no doubt how much the event has an impact on the local economy.

Taxable sales in June 2019 were $66 million, including $18 million in accommodations and $11 million in restaurants and bars.

Those numbers dropped that same month in 2020 to $51.9 million in taxable sales, including $6 million in accommodations and $8 million in the restaurant and bar industry.

“It’s the premier culinary event in the country, and having it in Aspen elevates the local culinary scene,” Voss said.

This story was featured in the 39th Aspen Times Food & Wine Classic Weekend magazine, available now locally and at http://www.aspentimes.com.

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Coachella 2023 passes are already available, dates are blocked https://hotels-benin.com/coachella-2023-passes-are-already-available-dates-are-blocked/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 03:27:22 +0000 https://hotels-benin.com/coachella-2023-passes-are-already-available-dates-are-blocked/ Photo credit: Andrew Ruiz Coachella is already selling passes for 2023, starting June 17 at 10 a.m. PT. Coachella 2023 runs from April 14-16 and April 21-23. Summer is not over, and already 2022 has proven to be a successful year for live events. After a triumphant return after a three-year break, Coachella announces registration […]]]>

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Coachella is already selling passes for 2023, starting June 17 at 10 a.m. PT. Coachella 2023 runs from April 14-16 and April 21-23.

Summer is not over, and already 2022 has proven to be a successful year for live events. After a triumphant return after a three-year break, Coachella announces registration of 2023 passes, with early sale starting Friday, June 17 at 10 a.m. PT.

Three-day general admission tickets start at $499, with VIP passes starting at $1,069. Hotel packages are available exclusively through Valley Music Travel, including general admission and VIP festival passes, accommodation at a local resort, and Any Line Shuttle service. AXS is now powering Coachella’s ticketing platform for the 2023 event, and fans are encouraged to create their Coachella AXS Fan account in advance.

Payment plans start at $99 down payment, due by June 30, 2022, with the remainder divided into six equal payments due on the 15th of each month. Guests are issued wristbands which must be activated through the Coachella mobile app. The straps are shipping to shoppers after Coachella announces the 2023 lineup.

Although Coachella is the first major music festival to start selling passes to next year’s event, they are one of many, with SXSW, with initial preparations underway. Live music events are making a tremendous comeback this year after the pandemic led to numerous cancellations and postponements. It makes sense to prepare and gauge interest in ticket sales as early as possible.

As the pandemic forced cancellations for many, it prompted others to be resourceful. Countless artists have turned to live streaming to bring people together in this time of isolation. Live streaming giants like Twitch and YouTube are now eagerly announcing themselves as the official place to experience music festivals remotely.

Live Nation is already making almost as much money as it did before the pandemic as live events are making a comeback. The company reports $2.7 billion in sales and $160 million in adjusted operating income in the fourth quarter of 2021. Advertising and sponsorship sales reached $170 million, a 15% increase over 2019.

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10 Poconos Hotels Couples Love To Stay At https://hotels-benin.com/10-poconos-hotels-couples-love-to-stay-at/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://hotels-benin.com/10-poconos-hotels-couples-love-to-stay-at/ The Poconos has always stood out when it comes to romantic getaways and couples getaways. From breathtaking scenery to world-class hotels and private beaches, lovebirds have every reason to flock to the spot in pairs. Additionally, the rugged mountains and beautiful lakes are perfect spots for couples who prefer outdoor activities like hiking, biking, skiing, […]]]>

The Poconos has always stood out when it comes to romantic getaways and couples getaways. From breathtaking scenery to world-class hotels and private beaches, lovebirds have every reason to flock to the spot in pairs. Additionally, the rugged mountains and beautiful lakes are perfect spots for couples who prefer outdoor activities like hiking, biking, skiing, and kayaking.



The Poconos Mountains, commonly referred to as the Honeymoon Capital of the World, melts the hearts of many with chic nights in romantic cabins and inns. Here are the 10 excellent Poconos resorts that leave couples feeling like king and queen.

ten Pocono Palace Resort

The Pocono Palace Resort is located around Echo Lake in Marshalls Creek, Pennsylvania. Couples will love the private beach, a marina, and an assortment of outdoor activities such as frisbee golf, tennis, and paintball. For nightlife, the resort has a lavish nightclub and bar. The stunning rooms feature a heart-shaped whirlpool tub and a round king-size bed adorned with red rose petals.

Priced at a couple of $340 per night, there’s everything to like about it.

Related: Poconos Vs. Berkshires: What Makes a Better Summer Destination?

9 Settlers Inn

Located in Hawley, Settlers Inn is an excellent example of traditional English architectural designs. This charming resort is a five-minute drive from Palmyra Township Beach, another tourist attraction worth checking out for couples. The Settlers Inn offers luxurious rooms with a romantic atmosphere, thanks to the old fireplaces. The spectacular gardens are a must-visit, characterized by a network of paths where couples can cycle or take a romantic stroll during the summers. The four-star resort features a world-class hotel with appetizing seasoned dishes and ivory linen tablecloths.

The price for the couple per night is $149.

Related: These are the Poconos’ highest-rated resorts, with a few runners-up

8 Woodfield Mansion

In a conversation about the romantic resort for couples in Poconos, Woodland Manor Resorts will always come up. This couples resort is located in Cresco, a perfect location for a summer vacation. The resort features a large outdoor pool, fire pit, lush gardens and a state-of-the-art hotel. Frogtown Chophouse cocktails are a fantastic way to spend a lazy night.

The chalets incorporate comfortable furnishings, a queen-size bed and spectacular views of the gardens, all for $200 a night for two adults.


seven Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

A favorite choice of couples since 1911, this resort features a superb golf course, indoor pool, spacious guest rooms and full-service spa. Located near the Delaware River, the property exudes a peaceful vibe. Photo enthusiasts can book a professional photo shoot to capture a romantic moment at Shawnee Inn forever. To top it off, the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort hosts wedding events most weekends, making it even more exciting for couples looking to get married or renew their vows.

A couple night at the resort is $115.

6 Silver Birches Resort

Silver Birches Resort is another romantic destination in Poconos that makes couples want to say “yes” again. Tourists can dive into the outdoor pool while sipping on a cocktail for the ultimate summer experience. Nature lovers will fall in love with the picnic gardens where they can enjoy a barbecue. The resort also doesn’t disappoint during the night as couples can snuggle up next to each other enjoying a warm fireplace inside the ornate suites.

Prices start from $300 per night for two adults.

5 Mount Airy Casino Resort

It’s heaven for fun-loving couples who want to mix romance, relaxation and a bit of the thrill of a game. Nestled on Mount Pocono, the resort is known for its heart-shaped tubs, queen-size beds fine linens, its nightclub and its casino. This place is a playground for adults with other entertainment areas like a golf course, waterfalls, and poolside lounges.

Mount Airy Casino Resort charges couples $179 per night.

4 The Lodge at Woodloch

The luxury spa resort is conveniently located in Hawley. The Lodge at Woodloch is strictly adults only, making it peaceful for couples looking for a romantic vacation. Become a prince and princess at the on-site restaurant with multilingual staff, who are ready to serve you delicious seasoned dishes and glasses of fine wine. Enjoy twice-daily maid service in chic rooms with marble bathrooms and private balconies.

A night for two at the resort is $900

3 Paradise Stream Resort

Paradise Stream Resort is always full of fun activities, namely golf, laser tag, paddle boating and paintball. The fabulous destination is located in Cresco and features a marina, oversized rooms and spectacular views. Paradise Stream Resort is famous for its oversized wine glass baths, which amp up romantic experiences. At night, guests can snuggle up by the fire pit designed to ignite the passion.

The adults-only resort charges $250 a night for couples.

2 Skytop Lodge

Skytop Lodge is a sprawling private property with a 75-acre lake and offers a serene alpine experience. The resort charges $289 a night and is located in the Pocono Mountains. The views from the resort are breathtaking. The spacious, soundproofed bedrooms have everything a romantic couple could dream of, from a king-size bed with woolen blankets to dreamy English country design decorative pieces.

The resort has a private beach with recreational activities such as swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding and canoeing. During the night, couples can participate in the nightly karaoke sessions offered at the hotel.

1 Rainbow hill station

The LGBTQ community is one of the fastest growing couples resorts in the Poconos. Rainbow Mountain Resort is nestled high in the Pocono Mountains and offers charming accommodations, from spacious hotel rooms to rustic cabins to luxurious glamping. Exercise on the tennis court or by the pool on a hot afternoon to distract from the hectic street life.

The resort charges $143 a night for couples and is famous for its LGBTQ restaurant, Rainbow Bistro.

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Custom Log Estate in Northern Ontario, Canada, to be Auctioned via Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions https://hotels-benin.com/custom-log-estate-in-northern-ontario-canada-to-be-auctioned-via-sothebys-concierge-auctions/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 17:33:00 +0000 https://hotels-benin.com/custom-log-estate-in-northern-ontario-canada-to-be-auctioned-via-sothebys-concierge-auctions/ Natural paradise on 35 wooded acres just 3 hours from Toronto Custom log home with unmatched construction and materials Guest house with private accommodation for comfort and view The Wasi River borders one side of the property to Lake Nipissing Nestled on Lake Nipissing next to a waterfall and 100 foot bay Nestled on Lake […]]]>

Natural paradise on 35 wooded acres just 3 hours from Toronto

Custom log home with unmatched construction and materials

Custom log home with unmatched construction and materials

Guest house with private accommodation for comfort and view

Guest house with private accommodation for comfort and view

The Wasi River borders one side of the property to Lake Nipissing

The Wasi River borders one side of the property to Lake Nipissing

Nestled on Lake Nipissing next to a waterfall and 100 foot bay

Nestled on Lake Nipissing next to a waterfall and 100 foot bay

Nestled on Lake Nipissing, this custom log estate will be auctioned in July to the highest bidder.

I look forward to entrusting this unique luxury estate to a buyer who will cherish it as I do while establishing their own memories and visions.

— Salesman, Gary Martin

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, June 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Located next to a waterfall and a 100 foot bay, GemFalls will be auctioned in July via Auctions Sotheby’s Concierge in cooperation with Matt Smith of Engel & Völkers Parry Sound. Currently listed for $4.998 million with a reserve of $3.998 million, the property will be sold to the highest bidder. Auctions are due to take place July 6-13 via Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions online marketplace, CASothebys.comallowing buyers to bid digitally from anywhere in the world.

“It has always been my dream to build a home like GemFalls and it is truly the culmination of many aspirations and perfections. memories and visions,” said seller, Gary Martin.

Nestled on the shores of Lake Nipissing and surrounded by 35 acres of woodland, GemFalls is a Northern Ontario gem. Its construction exemplifies the care taken in every aspect of the estate: logs from the Algonquin Park area averaging 14 inches in diameter create a striking facade. A variety of interior woods, some 900 years old and sourced from around the world, warm every corner of the house. Admire Brazilian cherry, reclaimed heart of yellow pine, Australian cypress, and Douglas fir accenting the two-inch-thick quarry granite floors. Soak up the symphony of the Wasi River as it meanders just yards from the house and cascades down 100 feet to the bay where most of Lake Nipissing’s walleye spawn. Spend days on the water or admire it from the lake view deck, designed for outdoor entertaining. A guesthouse awaits to welcome visitors with private accommodations for comfort and lake views.

“GemFalls is filled with unparalleled construction and materials, while offering breathtaking views of the lake. Having worked with Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions on several luxury auctions, I know we will run a successful auction for our clients,” said agent Matt Smith.

Historic Callander offers the best of quintessential Northern Ontario, brimming with small-town charm just minutes from North Bay. Lake Nipissing is a cornerstone of the community, a vast oasis prized in particular for its recreational and sport fishing. More than 40 species of fish thrive in Lake Nipissing, with most of its prized walleyes and smallmouth bass spawning in the bay at the base of the 100-foot GemFalls waterfall. Cycle, hike and snowmobile Callander’s vast trails for four full seasons of spectacular natural splendour. Nearby are the award-winning North Bay Farmer’s Market, renowned microbreweries and gourmet restaurants. North Bay Airport provides easy access in and out of Northern Ontario. If the call of the city reaches the quiet shores of Nipissing, Toronto is only a three-hour drive from the estate.

Part of Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions key for key® donation program in partnership with Giveback Homes, the closure will result in the construction of a new home for a family in need.

Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions offers a commission to buyers representing estate agents. See auction terms and conditions for more details. For more information, including property details, an exclusive virtual tour, due diligence papers, and more, visit CASothebys.com or call +1.212.202.2940.

About Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions

Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions is the world’s largest luxury real estate auction marketplace, with a state-of-the-art digital marketing, property preview and auction platform. The company connects unique home sellers with some of the most knowledgeable real estate connoisseurs on the planet. Sellers benefit from unparalleled reach, speed and certainty. Buyers receive curated opportunities. Agents earn their commission in 30 days. In November 2021, the company was acquired by Sotheby’s, the world’s leading destination for fine art and luxury goods, and Realogy Holdings Corp., the largest full-service residential real estate company in the United States, owning joint ownership of 80%. . Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions continues to operate independently, partnering with estate agents affiliated with many industry-leading brokerages to run luxury auctions for clients. Since its inception in 2008, Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions has generated billions of dollars in sales, broken world records for the most expensive homes ever sold at auction, and held auctions in 46 U.S. states and 32 countries. The company has one of the most comprehensive and intelligent databases of affluent real estate buyers and sellers in the industry, and it has pledged to build over 300 homes through its Key For Key.® donation program in partnership with Giveback Homes™, which ensures that for every property the company sells, a new home is funded for a family in need. For more information, visit casothebys.com.

Emily Roberts
Auctions Sotheby’s Concierge
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Surprising Things About Business Class Travel Amtrak Acela Train https://hotels-benin.com/surprising-things-about-business-class-travel-amtrak-acela-train/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 17:35:58 +0000 https://hotels-benin.com/surprising-things-about-business-class-travel-amtrak-acela-train/ I traveled business class on Amtrak’s Acela train from Baltimore to New York and had a few surprises along the way. The author in his business class seat. Joey Hadden/Insider Earlier this year, I booked a business class ticket on a Amtrak Acela train traveling from Baltimore to New York. Two weeks before my trip, […]]]>

I traveled business class on Amtrak’s Acela train from Baltimore to New York and had a few surprises along the way.

The author in his business class seat.

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Earlier this year, I booked a business class ticket on a Amtrak Acela train traveling from Baltimore to New York.

Two weeks before my trip, I booked a standard Amtrak Acela business class ticket for $121. For full disclosure, Insider paid for the trip according to our reporting standards.

A coach ticket on a regular Amtrak train costs about $62, research finds on the Amtrak website for February — the same month I traveled — of next year.

My trip left me thinking I would come back this way, but I had a few surprises along the way. From booking my ticket to traveling, here’s what surprised me the most about traveling business class on Amtrak Acela.

For context, you should know that while this was my first time in business class on the Acela train, it wasn’t my first trip with Amtrak – not by a long shot.

The author is sitting on a train to Miami

The author in an Amtrak bedroom.

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I have traveled on many Amtrak trains by coach and have also spent 60 hours on Amtrak trains between Miami and New York in rooms and rooms which cost hundreds more than my Acela ticket. These were long-haul routes that offered private accommodation in sleeping cars.

While traveling between Miami and New York, I realized I wasn’t cut out for long-haul train travel, but I was more willing to try it on a shorter route for my trip to Baltimore. My Acela trip from Baltimore to New York took about two and a half hours.

To that is an Amtrak express option for regional trips in the northeast with stops in 13 cities. This particular ride was 20 minutes faster on Acela than it would have been on a typical Amtrak regional train.

Read more: 14 things that surprised me most about overnight Amtrak rides after spending 60 hours in sleeping cars

During the booking process, I was surprised to learn that Amtrak Acela – an east coast express train – only has two classes: business and first.

Amtrak First Class Open Door (L) and Amtrak Business Class Open Door (R)

The business and first class cars of an Amtrak Acela train.

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Every Amtrak I’ve traveled on before had economy class seats, but Amtrak Acela trains only have two types of cabins: business class and first class seats.

On the first leg of my trip, from New York to Baltimore, I upgraded to first class, which costs $152 more because it includes larger seats, meal service, and access to lounges at select stations. Amtrak.

But for this second leg on the way back, I kept my original business class ticket to see how it compared to the first class experience.

Since business class is a step up from the coach, I expected the seats in each row to be a bit farther apart. But I thought they felt so close to each other.

Inside a business class car on Amtrak

Inside a business class car on an Amtrak Acela train.

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As I got on the train, I noticed that the seats seemed larger than those on other Amtrak trains I had been on in the past. They also felt closer to me than the seats on other trains I had been on.

For the first two hours I had plenty of room with an empty seat next to me. But when someone sat there near the end of my ride, I felt crammed without much personal space.

An Amtrak representative told Insider that business class seats are 20 inches wide and 26 feet deep.

But for seats so close together, I had exceptional legroom.

The Author's Legroom on the Amtrak Business Class Train

The author’s seat from above.

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Even though the seats were close together, I still had plenty of legroom. Below me, a footrest has also been removed from the seat back.

An Amtrak representative told Insider that business class seat pitch is 42 inches.

Since all other Amtrak accommodations I’ve experienced besides the coach came with a meal, I was surprised the Acela Business Class ticket didn’t include one.

Side-by-side photos show the Amtrak Cafe

The Amtrak Acela coffee car.

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Amtrak Acela Business Class tickets do not include meals like First Class, Roomette, and Guest Room do.

So, for the first time, I ordered off the menu in the cafe car. The cafe had tables and stools, I could take my food back to my seat to eat there.

Although it was a little less comfortable than I expected, in the end I had a good trip and would pay more to travel on an Acela again to save 20 minutes, or in other cases, maybe -be even longer.

The author wearing a jacket, hat and mask in front of an Amtrak Acela train

The author takes a selfie as he exits the train.

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Overall, business class had fewer benefits than I thought, but the time saved on an express train would be worth it for me to take the Amtrak Acela again.

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Avoiding ADA Violations When Using AI Employment Technology https://hotels-benin.com/avoiding-ada-violations-when-using-ai-employment-technology/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 08:03:12 +0000 https://hotels-benin.com/avoiding-ada-violations-when-using-ai-employment-technology/ Artificial intelligence offers the prospect of freeing decisions from human bias. Too often, however, he may end up unwittingly reflecting and reinforcing those biases despite his presumed objectivity. May 12, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the ministry of justice published guidance on discriminating against people with disabilities when using artificial intelligence to make employment […]]]>

Artificial intelligence offers the prospect of freeing decisions from human bias. Too often, however, he may end up unwittingly reflecting and reinforcing those biases despite his presumed objectivity.

May 12, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the ministry of justice published guidance on discriminating against people with disabilities when using artificial intelligence to make employment decisions. The EEOC’s guidance is part of its larger initiative to ensure that AI and “other emerging tools used in hiring and other employment decisions comply with federal civil rights laws that the agency enforces.”

AI-Based Employment Technologies May Violate the ADA

Many companies are now using AI-based technologies for hiring, promotion, and other employment decisions. Examples include tools that filter applications or resumes using certain keywords; video interview software that assesses facial expressions and speech patterns; and software that assesses “fit for the job” based on personalities, skills, or competencies.

The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits companies with 15 or more employees from discriminating on the basis of disability. Among other things, the ADA requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities, including during the application process, unless it creates an undue hardship. An AI-enabled system can violate the ADA if it improperly eliminates a person due to a disability, whether or not the employer intended that outcome.

For example, employment technology itself may be difficult for a person with a disability to use. Employers must therefore provide reasonable accommodations to candidates or employees, if necessary, so that the technology can assess them fairly and accurately. If a computer-based test requires applicants to write an essay, for example, the employer may need to offer voice recognition software to visually impaired applicants.

Second, technology that seeks medical or disability-related information may also involve ADA. Inquiries related to employment decisions that are “likely to obtain information about a disability” – such as seeking information about the candidate’s physical or mental health – are particularly problematic.

Finally, AI-powered technologies could violate the ADA by weeding out candidates with disabilities who could do the job with or without reasonable accommodation. For example, hiring technologies that predict potential performance by comparing applicants to successful current employees may unintentionally exclude fully qualified candidates with disabilities. (which can also happen with applicants from other protected classes if employers are not careful).

Avoiding ADA Violations

Whether AI-based employment technology is developed internally or externally, employers must ensure that they are not unlawfully dismissing people with disabilities. As the EEOC explains, employers should only “develop and select tools that measure abilities or qualifications that are truly necessary for the job, even for people who are entitled to reasonable accommodation in the workplace. “.

An employer who develops their own test may be able to protect themselves by using experts on various types of disabilities throughout the development process – a reminder that the diversity of backgrounds among those who develop and review AI protects against prejudices.

An employer using purchased technology can still be held liable if the tool’s evaluation process violates the ADA. The guidance suggests speaking to the seller to ensure appropriate precautions against disability discrimination.

As we explained from a Bloomberg legal perspective, AI systems often consist of multiple components created by different people or companies. To truly understand the risk posed by a developer’s product, it may be necessary to “peel the onion” layer by layer. Procurement contracts should clearly allocate responsibilities for risk assessment and mitigation, and buyers should ensure the rigor of supplier risk management processes.

The EEOC recommends “promising practices” to avoid ADA violations. Employment technology should: (a) make it clear that reasonable accommodations are available for people with disabilities; (b) provide clear instructions for requesting accommodations; and (c) ensure that the request for reasonable accommodation does not diminish the applicant’s opportunities.

The agency also suggests that prior to the assessment, an employer provide comprehensive information about the hiring technology, including (i) the traits or characteristics the tool is designed to measure, (ii) measurement methods and (iii) factors that may affect the valuation.

The larger context

The EEOC and DOJ guidelines on ADA are part of a rising tide of global algorithm and AI regulation. The Federal Trade Commission is plan a regulation “to curb lax security practices, limit privacy breaches, and ensure that algorithmic decision-making does not result in unlawful discrimination.” The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is formulating an “AI Bill of Rights.”

States and localities have also begun to more aggressively oversee algorithmic decision-making. Illinois requires employers to use AI to verify video interviews to inform applicants and obtain consent. New York City recently passed its own law requiring automated employment decision tools to undergo an annual “bias audit” by an independent auditor.

AI-enabled job applications may also be subject to privacy laws, including those governing automated decision-making, the collection of biometric or other personal information, or the use of privacy technology. facial recognition.

Abroad, the European Union is considering a comprehensive law on AI, which has been offers in April 2021. The UK government will come forward with its AI governance plan this year.

In addition, the Cyberspace Administration of China has adopted its internet information service algorithmic recommendation management arrangements in January and ends another settlement— on content created algorithmically, including technologies such as virtual reality, text generation, text-to-speech and “deep fakes”. Brazil is also developing AI regulation.

The EEOC and DOJ guidelines remind us that even long-standing laws like the ADA have a lot to say about the proper use of advanced technologies.

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., publisher of Bloomberg Law and Bloomberg Tax, or its owners.

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Allon Kedem is a partner in the Arnold & Porter Appellate and Supreme Court practice. He has appeared 12 times before the Supreme Court of the United States. Previously, he served as an assistant in the DOJ’s Office of the Solicitor General, where he worked on cases involving constitutional, statutory, and administrative law.

Pierre Schildkraut is co-head of Arnold & Porter’s technology, media and telecommunications industry team and provides strategic advice on AI, spectrum utilization, broadband and other issues TMT regulations. He represents clients in regulatory, administrative and transactional disputes, and advises on regulatory compliance and internal investigations.

Josh Alloy is an attorney in the Labor and Employment practice of Arnold & Porter, where he handles all aspects of labor and employment matters involving advice, transactions and day-to-day litigation. He advises and defends clients in matters of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and complex leave and disability issues.

Alexis Sabet is a partner in the Corporate & Finance practice of Arnold & Porter, which focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions transactions.

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8 Best All-Inclusive Hotels (2022) https://hotels-benin.com/8-best-all-inclusive-hotels-2022/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 15:37:40 +0000 https://hotels-benin.com/8-best-all-inclusive-hotels-2022/ If you’re the type of person who’s looking to travel primarily for carefree relaxation, nothing beats spending a week at a beautiful all-inclusive resort. All-inclusive hotels and resorts allow you to eat and drink to your heart’s content, enjoy endless activities and entertainment, and find your own little community of vacation friends, all without opening […]]]>

If you’re the type of person who’s looking to travel primarily for carefree relaxation, nothing beats spending a week at a beautiful all-inclusive resort. All-inclusive hotels and resorts allow you to eat and drink to your heart’s content, enjoy endless activities and entertainment, and find your own little community of vacation friends, all without opening your wallet.

We all need a little permission to spend a week with our feet in the sand and occasionally hand deliver a piña colada. The best all-inclusive resorts offer top-notch service, delicious, authentic cuisine, deluxe amenities, and, of course, swoon-worthy tropical locations. Here are the eight best all-inclusive resorts in the world in 2022.

Jade Mountain All-Inclusive Resort
(Photo credit: jade hill station)

1. Jade Mountain Resort (Winner)

St. LUCIA

jade hill station in Saint Lucia at the top of our list for 2022! This stunning resort overlooks the sparkling southwest Caribbean coastline and its sister resort, Anse Chastanet, sitting on 600 acres of beachfront property. Perhaps one of the most unique aspects of this architectural marvel is that all the hotel’s 29 suites are just three walls, with the remaining side flowing into a private infinity pool with panoramic ocean views.

Jade Mountain doesn’t let the stunning setting steal the show. The resort’s James Beard Award-winning chef takes pride in preparing top-notch cuisine for his guests. Meals and specialty cocktails can be enjoyed at the Jade Mountain Club, privately in your sanctuary, or atop the Heavenly Terrace, the resort’s highest terrace. You can also dine at the sister resort. Don’t forget to pamper yourself in their boutique spa or stretch out with a free yoga class to burn off those extra vacation calories!

Note, in addition to all-inclusive packages, Jade Mountain offers packages without meals and packages including only breakfast and lunch.

Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana Beach Area
Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana Beach Area
(Photo credit: Allison Weston)

2. Secret Royal Beach Punta Cana

Dominican Republic

Secret Royal Beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic is an adults-only AAA Four Diamond all-inclusive paradise. Many couples flock here every year to celebrate their honeymoons (myself included!), birthdays, anniversaries, and just because! This resort is set on 700 acres of sparkling white Caribbean sand, catering to those who want to indulge in romance and relaxation.

Secrets ensures that all of its customers receive top-notch accommodation and service. All suites include a private terrace with a hot tub for the ultimate in soaking relaxation after a carefree day at the beach and pools.

For dining options without the wallet, this resort has 18 on-site restaurants and bars, and even more included free of charge at their neighboring resort, Dreams Royal Beach. more 24 hour room service.

Adventurers will appreciate the resort’s wide array of entertainment and on-site late-night disco, and can use the resort’s concierge team to book approved off-site excursions. Those who choose to relax during their stay will love the resort’s spa and massage options on the beach.

The Caves Resort in Negril, Jamaica
The cave complex
(Photo credit: Jam Travels / Shutterstock.com)

3. The cave hotel

Jamaica

The caves in Negril, Jamaica, prides itself on combining a traditional Jamaican atmosphere with a modern, metropolitan feel. The Caves is the opposite of a cookie-cutter resort; each room features a unique tropical design and sits on top of the coast’s magnificent sea caves. Additionally, the resort offers 12 charming cliffside cottages for those who prefer a more intimate atmosphere.

The Caves kitchen incorporates local Jamaican specialties into its healthy home cooking. Guests can enjoy everything from a casual Jamaican jerk chicken barbecue to a private five-course candlelit dinner in one of the caves. We recommend capping it all off with a drink at Blackwell Rum Bar, a sexy spot located in another of the secret caves. Snacks and drinks are also available 24 hours a day at Bamboo Terrace.

Pro tip: If you are feeling adventurous, The Caves offers on-site caves, water sports and a cliff diving expert to guide you on a snorkeling excursion to some of the fascinating caves.

Sandals Montego Bay in Jamaica view of pools and beach
Montego Bay Sandals
(Photo credit: Sandals)

4. Montego Bay Sandals

Jamaica

This Sandals The 5-star luxury inclusive resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica is located on some of the calmest waters and whitest sandy beaches on the island. The resort offers romantic luxury for those in need of a getaway with their in-laws, but also prides itself on partying every day and night of the year.

Secrets of Montego Bay recently updated its suites and amenities, including the addition of numerous oceanfront and poolside suites and numerous ultra-luxury butler suites and villas. The resort has also expanded its chef-led dining and cocktail options, adding two new restaurants to its existing 10. One of the coolest new additions is the Latitudes Over Water bar, where patrons can enjoy drinks in hammocks or around a fire pit, all on top. of the ocean.

Live Aqua Beach Resort in Cancun - pools and beach view
Live Aqua Beach Resort
(Photo credit: Allison Weston)

5. Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun

Mexico

Live Aqua Beach Resort is one of Cancun’s most luxurious all-inclusive resorts. The resort prides itself on offering a full sensory experience and its signature blend of peppermint, eucalyptus and rosemary greets guests the moment they enter the lobby. Throughout the resort, five carefully selected unique scents awaken guests’ senses; some are designed to calm, like in the spa, and others to energize, like in the lobby.

Live Aqua maintains this same level of luxury attention to detail in all aspects of the resort. Their award-winning spa epitomizes the sensory experience, offering services designed to heal body and mind. For epicurean guests, the resort has more than 10 restaurants, each specializing in a different type of cuisine, as well as daily made-to-order options by the pool.

Speaking of the pool, Live Aqua’s service is impeccable, and it’s hard to lounge on one of the many pool decks or in a beach cabana without a friendly waiter immediately asking what cocktail he can bring.

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort in Mexico
Sandos Caracol Eco Resort
(Photo credit: Linsey DD Stevens)

6. Sandos Caracol Eco Resort

Mexico

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, is focused on providing an “all-natural experience” to its customers. The resort encourages guests to explore its beautiful jungle settings through a series of daily activities, including snorkeling in the on-site natural cenote or a mangrove forest and a riverboat ride to spot nearby spider monkeys. . This resort is eco-certified and part of the Rainforest Alliance thanks to its commitment to the environment.

Of course, Sandos Caracol still offers its guests the luxury all-inclusive experience. The resort is home to an impressive spa, multiple pools, and an exciting full-size water park. International cuisine offers something for everyone to enjoy at its 10 on-site restaurants and 24-hour room service. The resort takes fun very seriously as the talented staff put on themed entertainment shows every night for the whole family.

aerial view of the Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay
Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay
(Photo credit: RIU)

7. Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay

Jamaica

Riu Palace Hotel is the second to make the list in Negril, Jamaica. This resort is located on the beautiful white sand beaches of Negril overlooking vibrant aqua blue ocean water. Each of its 400 hotel rooms has a balcony or terrace for guests to enjoy the view.

The Riu Palace Hotel has three relaxing pools on-site and offers direct beach access. Guests can also relax at the resort Renova wellness spa, which offers a full range of services, including couples massages (try them at a beach cabana!), traditional beauty treatments, and soothing after-sun body scrubs. The resort ensures that every guest will eat to their stomach’s delight, offering both fresh Jamaican dishes and a wide range of delicious international dishes, as well as 24-hour room service.

Pool at Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana
(Photo credit: nicolas boivin / Shutterstock.com)

8. Barceló Bávaro Beach

Dominican Republic

We end our best all-inclusive list with another resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – the luxurious Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort. Bávaro Beach is one of the top 10 beaches in the world, and the resort sits a bit further back, meaning guests enjoy a deep stretch of sand with plenty of room to lounge around. of the ocean. While it’s easy to let the beach steal the show, the resort matches its appeal with its luxury offerings.

Barceló Bávaro Beach caters to adults only, but guests also have access to its family-friendly sister resort, Barceló Bávaro Palace.

The Barceló Bávaro Beach’s mature setting has made it a favorite spot for honeymooners and couples celebrating together. This resort offers two casual buffets and two specialty restaurants, but again, guests can also choose to explore the restaurants on the Palace property.

The Barceló Bávaro Beach spa faces the seafront and guests can pamper themselves while admiring magnificent views of the tropical paradise.

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External Residential Sales Representative – Axios Charlotte https://hotels-benin.com/external-residential-sales-representative-axios-charlotte/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 18:01:34 +0000 https://hotels-benin.com/external-residential-sales-representative-axios-charlotte/ InsightAs an Outside Residential Sales Representative, you will be responsible for growing TDS revenue by acquiring new customers and selling new products to our existing customers. Through door-to-door prospecting, you will meet potential customers to educate them on the features and benefits of TDS voice, data and video products and determine the appropriate solutions to […]]]>

Insight
As an Outside Residential Sales Representative, you will be responsible for growing TDS revenue by acquiring new customers and selling new products to our existing customers. Through door-to-door prospecting, you will meet potential customers to educate them on the features and benefits of TDS voice, data and video products and determine the appropriate solutions to meet their needs through a consultative sales approach. Contacts with customers are made either through cold calls to customers’ homes, phone calls to existing customers, or appointments, open houses, local events, customer referrals and prospects .

What’s in it for you?
• Earn between $60,000 and $100,000 with our uncapped commission structure ($30,500 base + monthly commission)
• Receive a $2,000 login bonus after 30 days
• $2,500 of additional income during the first 2 months of employment
• TDS services and products at reduced prices!
• Comprehensive benefits package – Begins on the first day of employment
• Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
• Vacations, sick days, personal days and paid holidays
• 401,000 eligible after 30 days with excellent company match
• Additional income provided during training
• Top artists and their guests are invited on an all-expenses-paid trip to a tropical destination – last year we went to Jamaica

During these unprecedented times, TDS Telecom has taken steps to ensure the health and safety of our employees, candidates and customers. Specifically, all outside residential sales representatives will be provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) by TDS Telecom. Additionally, TDS Telecom has adopted practices such as daily temperature checks, regular disinfection of devices, and social distancing when interacting with customers, to ensure the safety of our employees and customers.

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, employs 3,000 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, broadband, video and voice, hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom and OneNeck ITSolutions. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America’s Best Diversity Employers, Top Large Employers, and Top Employers for Women. Visit tdsinc.com.

Responsibilities:
Imagine having the same slow internet and TV provider for many years, but you’re not quite happy due to the number of outages that occur regularly and their less than helpful customer service. . You don’t think you have any other options, but a friendly and refreshing TDS Telecom Outside Residential Sales Representative comes to your door to discuss new options to explore! You’ll learn about fiber that can work right in your home and provide you with more reliable internet, with faster speeds, saving you money and connecting you to the people you care about.

Are you that helpful sales rep who’s excited for the opportunity to help your community stay connected?

Qualifications:
Obligatory
• 6+ months sales/customer service experience – OR – current or past military service with honorable discharge.
• Ability to obtain and retain all credentials and/or licenses necessary for the sale.
• Must have access to reliable transportation.
Other
• Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
• Computer literacy and familiarity with home electronics, computers and broadband internet preferred.
• Must be enthusiastic, persuasive, persistent and have the ability to handle rejection well in the sales process.
• Must be a good listener and have superior people skills.
• Must be committed to providing exceptional customer service in a calm and professional manner.
• Ability to prioritize and organize work effectively and be self-sufficient.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills to interact with customers to educate them on cable, voice and data services.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of company and customer information
• Ability to deal with the public in a professional manner.
• Must be able to pass local community background checks and licensing processes.

Physical requirements and work environment:
The physical demands and characteristics of the work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Advantages:
As part of your total compensation, #TDS offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Benefit plans meet the immediate and long-term needs you and your family may have. For an overview of what we have to offer full-time employees, including vacation, health benefits and retirement options, please visit our site at https://tdstelecom.com/careers/benefits.html

At TDS, we embrace equal employment opportunity by valuing our differences and considering all qualified applicants regardless of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other status. protected by law. To learn more about our diversity and inclusion philosophy and culture, please visit our site at https://tdstelecom.com/careers/diversity-inclusion.html

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