Announcing Sun River Resort for our 2019 conference.
You will not want to miss the camaraderie, education, collaboration and quality venue that the NWVRP conferences deliver. Join us April 23-25, 2019 for what will be our best conference yet.
Sunriver Resort, located 15 minutes from Bend in the scenic Central Oregon High Desert, is a AAA® Four Diamond resort that boasts four championship golf courses, luxury treatments at Sage Springs Club & Spa, and easy access to a myriad of outdoor recreational activities.
Leslie Preston, BachCare, Auckland New Zealand
Leslie Preston, you could argue, is rather over-qualified to run a small business. The former Vodafone executive could be at the helm of a large organisation if she had the inclination.
But Preston, a mother of two, much prefers to be an entrepreneur. The American and her husband run a consultancy, Ingenio, which works with large companies, and they have four young businesses.
Bachcare, one of the four, is Preston's baby, a holiday home management business she launched with her mother-in-law Julie Ferne in December 2003 with just five Hahei houses. Ferne looked after the guests in Hahei, while Leslie looked after the owners in Auckland. "We did everything manually. I was doing all the bookings."
Today it is a full service national holiday home management company. It hosted 20,000 guests last year in 1000 houses around New Zealand with the support of 50 local holiday managers.
Matt Ward, Breakthrough Champions, Massachusetts
In 2002 Matt began working with business owners through his website agency, inConcert Web Solutions, to improve their bottom line, gain more clients, and grow their respective businesses. He sold his agency in 2018 so that he could focus on helping businesses get more word of mouth referrals! He’s the author of Making Your Website Effective...as well as his new book, “MORE...Word of Mouth Referrals, Lifelong Customers & Raving Fans”.
Amy Hinote, VRM Intel, Chicago, Illinois
Amy Hinote is the founder and editor of VRM Intel which provides news and education for the rapidly expanding professionally managed vacation rental industry. With a background in finance and marketing and over 10 years in the vacation rental industry, Hinote has worked with property management companies, suppliers, and intermediaries and provides insider information about the growing vacation rental industry. Hinote resides just north of Chicago in Evanston, IL.