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The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia met on March 12 with members of the state legislature to advocate for naming a bridge in Savannah after
Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low. Pictured here: State Rep. Teri Anulewicz (D – Smyrna) with scouts Amelia Huff and Caroline Hoskins.
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Brad Dean Takes Reins of New Puerto Rico DMO

By Jonathan Trager

While working in Puerto Rico for General Electric in the early 1990s, Brad Dean fell in love — not only with his wife of 26 years, Myriam, but also with the island itself.
Now, Dean is rekindling his passion for Puerto Rico as head of its newly created destination-marketing organization, effective in late April. His appointment was made public on March 14.

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Resort Fees Grow in NYC; More National Brands Join Trend

By Grant Broadhurst

When reserving a hotel room in New York City, chances are higher than ever that a mandatory daily fee called something like “Destination Fee” or “Urban Resort Fee” will be tacked onto your bill.
Generally called “Resort Fees” elsewhere in the country, the fees presumably pay for additional amenities and benefits according to the hotels, but their mandatory nature and the way they are tacked on at the end and not factored into the advertised room rate makes them unpopular with some travelers.

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Georgia Girl Scouts
Persevering in Changing Bridge’s Name

By Jonathan Trager

The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia (GSHG) is continuing its push to name an iconic bridge after the organization’s founder, despite an apparent concern from local shipping interests about doing so.

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Association of Personal Photo Organizers
Brings Focus to Collections

By Todd McElwee

Pictures are said to be worth a thousand words.
But the word most amply describing the sorting and curating of an escalating number of photos is “daunting.”
Helping to cut through the proliferation of photography is the Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO), an organization for small businesses and individuals to help curtail photo chaos and create, instead, a visual legacy.

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HOTS heard a former weatherman who legally changed his name to Meteorologist Drew Anderson has a seat in Congress on his radar. He’s reportedly pursuing a Republican primary challenge to incumbent Rep. Lloyd Smucker of Pennsylvania’s 11th District. According to his campaign website, Anderson worked for WGAL News 8 and WPMT FOX43, as well as taught science classes at a Penn State campus and West Chester University.
Without having taken the temperature of the voters, HOTS has a feeling he’s got a snowball’s chance. Then again, given the chaotic political atmosphere, its hard to make accurate forecasts.


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