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Sharon Scott, RRP
Sharon Scott helps achieve visibility and credibility for clients so they can grow their businesses in the timeshare industry as head of SharonINK PR & Marketing (SharonINK.com). She is a registered resort professional (RRP) with the American Resort Development Association (ARDA), Washington, DC.
Steady Course…New Direction
You may fear the ‘old boat’ has sunk; but timeshare veteran Jay Finley thinks there’s life in her, yet!
Therese M. Grybow, Resort Manager San Diego Country Estates Timeshare Association
Lori Entwistle, General Manager Scottsdale Camelback Resort
Gail Boles of Lake Tansi Resort, Tennessee, Property manager…Caregiver
Timeshare industry leaders speak
Train for Gain or Feel the Pain!
Nurturing Your Public Relations-ships
Making Changes
InnSeason Resorts: Case Study In Being A Good Neighbor
Going... Going... Green
4 Ingenious Ways to Save Money
Don Clayton Goes Full Circle
Faces & Places…Your Corner of the World at a Glance
C.A.R.S. Driving Results
In Non-judicial Foreclosures
The Credit Card Conundrum
c.a.r.e.: Aggregation Nation
RCI Lunch & Learn: Education, Fun and Prizes
Non-judicial Foreclosures
Ebola Threat: Protecting Your Owners
One Management Company’s Approach to Non-Judicial Foreclosure in Florida
JetBlue Airways Corporation, Club Med, Zonin USA, Zappos and Diamond Resorts International sponsor Send Me On Vacation’s healing journey for breast cancer survivors
Extraordinary Gifts: One Vacation at a Time
Making QA More Than Just a Slogan
The Villas at Tree Tops and Fairway, The Poconos’ Best-Kept Secret
Colebrook’s Bill Ryczek Looks to the Future
Design Master Plans Save Money
Turning the exchange world upside down
10 Reasons to Love ARDA
Go Online Or Go Home!
The Resort Partners’ Series - Collection Agencies (Part 2)
The Resort Partners’ Series
Collection Agencies
HOA Communications
4 questions resort managers ask
How the Averett Warmus Durkee timeshare HOA benchmarking study can help your resort
Notable anniversaries
3 technology tips resorts can use
Dear owner: We love you!
Year of the manager
Making connections: Establishing relationships
How a travel incentive company has been putting a smile on millions of faces for 25 years.
Resort Academy: Obamacare opportunities for resort managers and HOAs
So, you’re looking for the ‘right’ financing?
Why pairing with a consistent, time-tested lender is critical to your success
Vacation from hell
Is ARDA relevant?
Resort owners: Boos or hoorays?
Two days in Indy
Breast cancer awareness month
Trending in timeshare
The new/old right-to-use product
Trending in timeshare
Trending in timeshare
Current news in the timeshare industry
Current events in the timeshare industry
Today in timeshare
• Interval in the management business • Island One Resorts • Mandatory pool lifts • Executive Quest’s 2012 salary survey • 2013 ARDA convention in Hollywood, Fla.
Today in timeshare • Exclusive interview with industry pioneer Don Dubin • HOA groups fight back • ARDA reveals plans for state initiatives
Today in timeshare • The industry…current news and events • Westgate’s winning hand • ARDA addresses the world • Fractional conference in Scottsdale, March 12-13
Today in timeshare • The industry … current news and events • Innovators in the industry • Closing notes
The industry … current news and events
Alyson Robbins, vice president, sales and marketing, Timeshare University, a Levitin Group product
Leaders share their ideas about the current state of the timeshare industry
Generator Systems
Stephany A. Madsen, senior vice president of special projects, American Resort Development Association (ARDA)
ePercipio, Levitin Group
Wendy Poe, Bluegreen Corporation chief customer officer and senior vice president of club services
Linda Barnes, business development, Generator Systems Ltd.
Ragatz Associates & Ragatz Realty
A Look at What it Takes to be Innovative, Creative, Successful… SFX Preferred Resorts
Jacque Duhame
Why can’t every prospect ‘just say yes?’ With today’s technology, maybe they will!
Laurie Hansen, director of business development, Trooval Inc.
Resort Rescue: How a hard-working management team pulled Cape Cod’s Sandcastle Resort out of the hole
Today’s resort industry
It’s been said that the only way to survive is to change. This is the first in a series exploring the question: What’s next for the timeshare industry?
Our northern neighbors: Report from CRDA
Sherri Weeks, general manager, ResorTime.com
ARDA Watch: Trends for 2011-12
Susan Kelley, president, Shell Vacations Club and Shell Vacations Hospitality
Lori Overholt, president and CFO, VSA Resorts
Marriott’s vacation ownership to fly solo
Joy Powers, RRP, director of business development, Concord Servicing Corporation, and chair of the ARDA Supplier’s Council
Today’s timeshare HOAs: Are they healthy?
Lisa Ann Schreier: ‘The timeshare crusader’
Timeshare industry’s biggest challenge this year
Kathy Conroy MAI,* president of HVS Shared Ownership Services (HVS SOS), and managing director of
State of the industry in the US
A review of 2010 events, study shows a timeshare industry that is holding steadier than in the prior two years, but still has a long way to go.
Pamela Gould, president, Island One Foundation & senior vice president corporate relations, Island One Resorts
Timeshare relief companies
Mary Rogan, vice president of marketing, InnSeason Resorts
Vacation Ownership Investment Conference: More on Social Media from Sree Sreenivasan
Timeshare crisis
Women in Ink: WINK
2010 Vacation Ownership Investment Conference, Oct. 1-4, at the Peabody in Orlando
Angela L. Ward President – Resort Title Agency, Inc.
(a subsidiary of Bluegreen Corporation)
Rescue/Relief/Postcard/Transfer Companies; Surviving a Down Economy; Social Media: ARDA’s On It!
Good News, Bad News
Sabrina Locke-Maston Director of Information Systems Grand Pacific Resorts Inc.
Nicole C. Evans Attorney at Law/Partner Ballard Spahr LLP
Timeshare professionals care about…
Lena G. Combs, CPA Principal & Shareholder Averett Warmus Durkee
Timeshare Professionals: Introduce Your Owners or Members To NTOA!
Impressions from ARDA
The 2010 American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Convention & Exposition wrapped up on March 19. What were our impressions about the meeting and how might they relate to the state of the industry?
Yvonne Chang Director of Operations Integration Disney Vacation Club
Recipient of the ARDA Circle of Excellence (ACE) Women on Their Way Award
Suzzi Albrycht, President S3A, Inc.
There’s Good News, and There’s More Good News
Joamilka Contreras General Manager—Villa La Estancia & Villa del Palmar Flamingos The Villa Group
What Have We Learned?
Sandra “Sam” DePoy, RRP
Vice President of Federal Relations, ARDA-ROC/PAC American Resort Development Association (ARDA)
Survival of the Fittest
Goodbye Doom, So Long Gloom!
Reina Soto, Director of Member Services Sol Meliá Vacation Club
Charisse Cox, Managing Director RCI Pacific
Timeshare’s Next Big Threat
Michele R. Colson Sr. Vice President, VSA Resorts
Remembering Lynn Weas…Gruff charm, keen whit, solid integrity
Vacation Ownership – a Lifestyle Product Too Tough to Die
Jeanette Marbert COO, Interval International
Timeshare Think Tank
Maria Ruiz Margenot Senior Vice President – Sales Development, Recruiting & Training Wyndham Vacation Ownership
The Resort Industry in 2015
Candy Matthews, Director of Hospitality Services Massanutten Resort
Grow Your Business in 2010
3 Steps to Selling Your Resort or Hotel
8 Rules of the Road for Marketing Your Business
How to Pimp Your Ride for Today’s Information Highway
Calypso Cay Resort, Kissimmee, Florida
A well-designed and maintained project with roomy units and a great location keeps this Orlando-area timeshare resort in the black.
Lisa Torres, ARP*, Resort Manager Calypso Cay Vacation Club
Hurry up and start marketing, again!
Marcia Rowley, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE)
How are timeshare resorts dealing with the current economic climate?
Scottsdale Camelback Resort
Women In the Timeshare Industry – WIN More Than Just A Girls’ Club
Innovate to Survive
Lisa Siegert-Free
General Manager Christie Lodge Owners Association Avon, Colorado
Dora Edmonson Vice President, 6 Dimensions Consulting
How social networking is changing our business
The Iconic Jamie Klein and The Lore Institute
Attendance required fractional development
Ragatz Fractional Conference • March 9-11, 2009 Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco • (www.ragatzassociates.com)
Doing business in the new economy
Sulyn Stumbras President, Island One Resorts Hospitality Group & Club Navigo
The Resales Conundrum
Can we survive until Summer?
On the Prowl
Keith W. Trowbridge, Ph.D., CEO,” Executive Quest, Inc.
Rosemary O’Shea, Esq., RRP Partner, Baker & Hostetler, LLP 
BrightStar Marketing
Catherine Woodward Backus
Worldwide Director, CSA Travel Protection & Co-President, Women in the Industry
Shared ownership – alive & well in Canada!
‘Going Soft’ During Hard Times
Christel DeHaan Christel House International
What’s in Store for the Timeshare Industry?
Who can you look to for financing?
Lani Kane-Hanan, RRP Marriott Vacation Club International (MVCI)
Suppliers learn the lingo from ARDA
www.VacationBetter.org: A Much-Needed Boost to Consumer Confidence
Holiday Travel of America – America’s Oldest Cert Company Speaks: ‘Volume’
Deborah Linden President & CEO, Island One Resorts
Managing resources in rough times
Blown-out tours: Not an option!
Shari Levitin President & CEO, Levitin Group
Joy Powers, RRP, director of business development Concord Servicing Corporation
Red Carpet; Real People
Secrets of success
Timeshare industry leaders speak
2007 Homeowner Assessments
Nancy J. Stone, ILX Resorts
The Welk Resorts from Ah-One and Ah-Two... to "Wow”
Marketing in Tough Times
Stephany A. Madsen, Sr. VP of Special Projects American Resort Development Association
What color is success? Think Bluegreen!
Kathryn Plouff Starwood Vacation Ownership
Vacation Ownership in 2008… Are we in Trouble?
Economic Outlook: First Quarter 2008
Tracy L. Sherles, President Shell Vacations Club
FIRE! Imagining the Unthinkable
Heard from ARDA’s Hallways
ARDA’s Fall Conference – A Politico’s Idea of Heaven
Peter Yesawich, Frederick Reinchheld and Others Address Prospective Resort Developers
Notes from October 1-4, 2007 9th Vacation Ownership Investment Conference
Approaching 60,000 Owners/Members: So, What’s Next?
A Conversation with Festiva Resorts’ Principals Don Clayton and Butch Patrick
Real Estate is Taking a Hit... Should the Vacation Ownership Industry Be Saddened or Gladdened?
Technology: What’s Next in the Resort World?
Stephen J. Cloobeck – Golden Nuggets For Diamond Resorts International
What’s Changing for People at Sunterra?
Knowing Your Customer
Dave Pontius – Bluegreen’s Newest Addition
Summer Development Heat-Up
Spence Wilson, The Quiet Man
Interview with Industry Icon Richard Ragatz, PhD
Timeshare and Shared-Ownership Sharing The Road
The Resort Industry from 30,000 feet… A commentary on people and events in the vacation ownership industry
Independent Developers Coming to Life
George F. Donovan, RRP
Timeshare Veteran Retires
The Resort Industry From 30,000 Feet… A commentary on people and events in the vacation ownership industry Making the Case
2006 ARDA Fall Conference Wrap-up
Held in Washington, DC November 1-3, 2006
The Resort Industry From 30,000 Feet…
A commentary on people and events in the vacation ownership industry


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