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9
Jun

Traveling Nurses – Check Out These Useful Apps to Make Your Jobs Easier

Technology makes everyone’s jobs a bit easier but these eight apps are specifically created for medical professionals to help while at work and also while traveling.

  1. Eprocrates App for Traveling nurses provides all sorts of useful information right at your fingertips.

    Eprocrates App for Traveling nurses provides all sorts of useful information right at your fingertips.

     Epocrates. Use this free app to help with identifying drug interactions, pill information, formulas, etc. There is one also available for $159.99/year that will also allow for diagnostic and lab tests as well as disease information.

  2. This Merck Manual app is available for purchase and is the full manual on your smart phone or tablet to aid medical professionals while at work or on the go.

    This Merck Manual app is available for purchase and is the full manual on your smart phone or tablet to aid medical professionals while at work or on the go.

     The Merck Manual. This app can be purchased for $34.99 for Apple users and is the full manual with disease, diagnostics, and prescription information right at your fingertips.

  3. This Nursing Central app is available for purchase and gives nurses information about everything they will need while traveling and also gives them access to Nursing Journals.

    This Nursing Central app is available for purchase and gives nurses information about everything they will need while traveling and also gives them access to Nursing Journals.

     Nursing Central can be purchased for $169.99/year and gives you access to nursing journals and detailed information about tests, procedures, and diseases.

  4. This free Medigram app allows medical professional to communication more effectively while using HIPAA standards.

    This free Medigram app allows medical professional to communication more effectively while using HIPAA standards.

    Use Medigram while at work in the hospital or clinic setting to allow for better communication amongst all staff while adhering to HIPAA standards. This app is free.

  5. This Pill Identifier app will help in all ways of pill identification.

    This Pill Identifier app will help in all ways of pill identification.

     Pill Identifier is a free app that will help identify pills that have been mislabeled/spilled as well as provides information about medications based on their identifiers.

  6. Profitrakr is applicable for all traveling business professionals but also has specific expenses for traveling nurses.

    Profitrakr is applicable for all traveling business professionals but also has specific expenses for traveling nurses.

    The app, ProfiTrakr, is the perfect tool for traveling nurses. It allows you to easily record all of your travel expenses and has a specific selection for traveling nurses. It can be purchased for $1.99.

  7. The Tripomatic app is like your personal travel planner. Use it to find the best attractions and must see places in your new city.

    The Tripomatic app is like your personal travel planner. Use it to find the best attractions and must see places in your new city.

     Tripomatic is a free app that will help you find the attractions at the new city you have been assigned to and will allow you to create your very own travel itinerary.

  8. This fun GPS app gives you up to date information while you are driving about accidents, gas prices, etc.

    This fun GPS app gives you up to date information while you are driving about accidents, gas prices, etc.

    Use Waze, the free GPS navigation app that gives you real time data on where you need to go including accidents, traffic, speed traps, gas prices, etc.

These eight apps have been created especially for use by medical professionals who are on the road and traveling for work. Hopefully these fine apps will make you more productive while working and will come in handy when you are on the go. Remember, if you are ever in need of a fully furnished rental in your new city, we would love to help you find the perfect home away from home! :)

23
May

Rental Car Insurance: Why a Little Extra Upfront Can Save You Thousands in the End

The decision to purchase insurance through rental car companies has been a long debated topic for travelers. No surprise, when thousands of dollars are on the line you want to get it right.

If you don’t have personal auto insurance it’s vital you purchase rental insurance, in most states it’s mandatory. While many forgo rental insurance to save a quick buck up front, they’re not aware that an accident can leave them owing thousands, even if they have personal auto insurance.

Many renters with a primary auto policy are still at risk. Personal automobile insurance plans may only cover a rental vehicle for 31 consecutive days; if plans include a long term rental vehicle it’s important to be aware of your policy parameters. In addition, some insurance companies may not extend coverage benefits to renters if the vehicle is being used for business purposes. Even a full coverage plan might not protect you from every charge the rental company can enforce, such as “loss of use” charges. These charges include loss of profit to the company while the car undergoes repairs, reduction of vehicle value, and administrative fees.

If you choose not to purchase the additional insurance offered by the rental companies, in the event of an accident, you’ll be required to meet the deductible on your personal insurance to repair damages, potentially increasing the cost of your annual insurance premium for five years or more.

If you’re sharing the driving responsibilities in a rental with someone not on your insurance policy they will not be covered. You’ll have to purchase an additional driver option, which extends the coverage to ensure everyone in the car has limited risk.

International AutoSource provides a full-service rental car solution for International and Domestic assignees in 13 countries. This program includes comprehensive insurance on all rentals at no extra cost in addition to exclusive savings and other great benefits. To learn more visit intlauto.com.

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21
May

AvenueWest Global Franchise Awarded Top Real Estate Investment Award

Denver, CO – May 20, 2014 – AvenueWest Global Franchise, a leader in the corporate housing industry announced today that they were recognized in Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine’s Annual Top 50 Real Estate Investment Opinion Makers and Market Leaders Awards.

Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine/PREI as a leading publication for individual real estate investors has a role to identify individuals and service providers who are helping move our industry forward,” stated the PREI editors.

AvenueWest Global Franchise has been awarded for the second year in a row the Top 50 Real Estate Investment Opinion Makers & Market Leaders Award from the Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine. :)

AvenueWest Global Franchise has been awarded for the second year in a row the Top 50 Real Estate Investment Opinion Makers & Market Leaders Award from the Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine. :)

“This is our second year on the list,” commented Kimberly Smith, the CEO of AvenueWest Global Franchise. “We are honored to join this group of respected industry leaders that are working to establish individual residential investment real estate as a reputable and sound investment opportunity.”

We are looking forward to continued help and service for the individual real estate investor. If you are an investor looking for a full service property management company to manage your portfolio of investment real estate, we are located in Atlanta, GA, Boston, MA, Colorado Springs, CO, Denver, CO, Dallas, TX, Fort Collins, CO & Northern Colorado, Phoenix, AZ, and San Francisco, CA. We can match your property with qualified business travelers, corporate housing clients, individuals, insurance claims, athletes, etc. Contact any of our eight locally owned and operated full property management offices that offer fully furnished residential properties.

 

9
May

Northeast Suites Named 2014 CHPA Company of the Year!! :)

Northeast Suites Logo - 2014 Company of the Year

Northeast Suites who is affiliated with AvenueWest Boston received this year’s Company of the Year Award from the Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA). The Tower of Excellence and Company of the Year Awards recognize outstanding member companies and individuals who demonstrate commitment, excellence, and significant contributions to their company, CHPA, and the industry. “It is an honor and a privilege to be recognized by the Corporate Housing Providers Association as its Company of the Year,” said CEO and Founder Patrick Flynn. “Winning this award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire Northeast Suites team, and we will continue to build upon our reputation as the premier corporate housing provider in the northeast.”

Patrick Flynn, Founder and CEO of Northeast Suites accepting this prestigious award.

Patrick Flynn, Founder and CEO of Northeast Suites accepting this prestigious award.

We are so proud of Patrick and his whole team at Northeast Suites!! :) Way to go guys!!

Patrick Flynn pictured with Erica Riccardi, his Reservation Coordinator, and Michelle Leonard, his General Manager. Way to go team!

Patrick Flynn pictured with Erica Riccardi, his Reservation Coordinator, and Michelle Leonard, his General Manager. Way to go team!

 

 

8
May

AvenueWest Corporate Housing Celebrates 15th Anniversary

AvenueWest Corporate Housing, Inc., founded in April of 1999, celebrates their 15th anniversary this year! :)

AvenueWest Corporate Housing, Inc., founded in April of 1999, celebrates their 15th anniversary this year! :)

This Colorado business shows staying power by finding solutions for customers in the economic and housing market’s ups and downs.

DENVER, May 1st, 2014 - AvenueWest Corporate Housing, Inc., started as a small real estate management company but quickly grew to the largest provider of corporate housing rentals in Colorado, added a spin-off of Corporate Housing by Owner and is now the foundation for the national expansion of AvenueWest Global Franchise. This month AvenueWest Corporate Housing is celebrating its 15th anniversary of doing business and providing solutions for property owners, corporate travelers and business owners alike.

In 1999 Kimberly Smith along with her business partner and husband, Eric, founded AvenueWest Corporate Housing, Inc. Which went on to become a multi-million dollar company providing furnished corporate housing and property management services to upscale business travelers. A recognized leader in the industry, AvenueWest was awarded the Corporate Housing Providers Association’s (CHPA) prestigious 2010 Provider Company of the Year Award and listed for 3 consecutive years on Inc Magazine’s Inc 5000 list featuring the country’s fastest growing businesses.

Kimberly Smith states that there are two secrets to the company’s success. First, they work hard to run AvenueWest as a team and develop a place where their employees enjoy coming to work, take pride in what they do and create lasting solutions for the tasks at hand.

Secondly, Smith adds, that they believe in doing business the old-fashioned way, person-to-person with high standards for customer service. “We are able to offer relocated or traveling professionals more than just a temporary place to call home; we also help them get to know and love their new city like we do. So many of our customers come back to us time and time again because they know they can depend on us for reliable information about the city they are relocating to.”

Kimberly and Eric Smith are passionate about people and finding solutions. They believe real estate investors will continue to invest and need the right support teams to protect those investments. “2014 is the year of the real estate investor,” the Smith’s say. “We’re not just interested in running a website or a property management business. What we’re doing is much bigger. We’re educating and developing sustainable systems and residual income. We see today as a time that real estate investment can and should be as accessible as trading stocks.”

Alpha Books, a division of the Penguin Group agrees. The publisher, knowing the real estate landscape had shifted and seeing a need for investment property guidance, recently hired Kimberly Smith to write and share her hard-earned knowledge with the rest of the world and so was born, The Idiot’s Guides: Making Money with Rental Properties. “It’s not good enough to shout from the roof tops that corporate housing is a fantastic venture, we have to show investors how and why in 2014.”

Kimberly Smith continues to lead in the corporate housing industry and served as the 2011 Chairman of the Board of Directors for CHPA, the primary trade organization for the corporate housing industry. Kimberly has been nationally recognized for her business success and her philanthropic endeavors and is frequently featured in media sources like The NY Times, The LA Times, The Denver Post, US News & World Report, MSNBC.com, CNBC and SmartMoney.com.  She was awarded the 2013 Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business award for real estate, small business finalist in 2010, a finalist in the prestigious Power Book special section of The Denver Business Journal, a feature in Denver Woman magazine as an outstanding business woman and mother. In 2009 she was selected to join The Denver Business Journal’s elite class of 40 under 40 and in 2010 and was recognized by CoBiz Magazine as a top 5 GenXYZ leader.

About AvenueWest Corporate Housing, Inc.

AvenueWest Corporate Housing, Inc. was found in 1999 by husband and wife team, Kimberly and Eric Smith. Kimberly and Eric began their corporate housing careers in 1994 providing corporate housing to the San Francisco market before relocating to Denver and starting AvenueWest. More information can be found at www.AvenueWest.com.

About AvenueWest Global Franchise:

Established in 2010, AvenueWest Global Franchise grew from the desire to expand the business opportunity and corporate housing excellence achieved through the AvenueWest Corporate Housing Managed Corporate Housing program that was founded in 1999. Currently AvenueWest Global Franchise has 8 offices located in Atlanta GA, Boston MA, Colorado Springs CO, Dallas TX, Denver CO, Fort Collins CO, Phoenix AZ, and San Francisco CA. For franchise information and opportunities go to: www.AvenueWestFranchise.com.

About CorporateHousingByOwner.com (CHBO):

CorporateHousingbyOwner.com was founded in 2006 out of a need to connect private homeowners and real estate investors offering furnished, short-term rentals with corporate housing seekers such as traveling executives, relocated professionals, traveling nurses, actors, athletes and more. The company gives individual homeowners and investors tools to manage a corporate housing property themselves as well as helps them market their property to a mass audience turning to corporate housing to fulfill their housing needs. More information is available at: www.CorporateHousingbyOwner.com.

7
May

Don’t Miss This CHPA Networking Event if You are in the Phoenix Metro Area!

If you are in the Phoenix Metro Area and are a Corporate Housing Provider or a vendor affiliated with the industry, then you do not want to miss out on this local networking event today, May 7th.

If you are in the Phoenix Metro Area and are a Corporate Housing Provider or a vendor affiliated with the industry, then you do not want to miss out on this local networking event today, May 7th.

5
May

New Testimony :)

Thanks to our wonderful Account Executive, Tandice Emswiller, at the AvenueWest Dallas office, we recently received this testimony from one of our happy customers:

“Hello AvenueWest Dallas, I worked with you two years ago in finding corporate housing for two months, and really enjoyed working with you. Last year, we went with another corporate housing company but did not have the same experience. Well we are in need of a place for the summer again for two months in about a month. I wanted to know what you had available. We need a two bedroom preferably in the uptown/downtown area but are willing to go to other parts of Dallas if it’s something we really like.” -Latoya

Way to go Tandice! :) If you would like to see all of our amazing properties in the Dallas metro area, click here. Contact Tandice directly for pricing and availability – (214) 754-7171 or via email Dallas@avenuewest.com.

One of the many benefits of leasing a fully furnished rental instead of staying in an extended stay property is the full kitchens - this lovely kitchen is just one of the many fine rentals that AvenueWest Dallas has to offer. :)

One of the many benefits of leasing a fully furnished rental instead of staying in an extended stay property is the full kitchens – this lovely kitchen is just one of the many fine rentals that AvenueWest Dallas has to offer. :)

7
Apr

Join us May 7th – CHPA Regional Networking Event in Phoenix AZ

Sponsored by AvenueWest Phoenix.

Network Connection

Connect with CHPA in your market to discuss local trends and issues while networking with other corporate housing professionals in the area.Join us for industry insights, partnership opportunities and more…brought to you by CHPA.

Topic: Networking
Host: CHPA
Facilitator: AvenueWest Phoenix
Sponsor: AvenueWest Phoenix, National Corporate Housing, CORT Furniture Rental
Food: Beer/Wine and Appetizers
Cost: Free for both members and guests

Location:

The Simple Farm
9080 E. Cactus Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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http://www.chpaonline.org/events/2014/05/07/network-connection/chpa-network-connection-phoenix/

7
Mar

Executive Rental in Phoenix

This time of year as most of us are combatting the “Polar Vortex” of winter snow those who are smart enough to live, work and play in Phoenix are enjoying their favorite time of year.  In the past year Phoenix has experienced one of the nations strongest real estate rebounds and in connection to it’s terrific lifestyle, many businesses are choosing to move to, or add offices in, the Phoenix metro area.  AvenueWest Phoenix combines both great real estate and great service to offer some terrific corporate housing monthly rentals.

We thought you might be interested in knowing about these two properties and remember you can always call our local office and ask for a property tour.  800.928.1592

Spacious 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath In Ahwatukee

Ahwatukee 2bedroom

Ahwatukee 2bedroom

Enjoy South Mountain views at this beautiful community in Ahwatukee.  Apartment is fully furnished with all of the amenities you need to call home.  Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath, includes a separate living and dining room, fully equipped kitchen, pantry, full size washer and dryer, walk-in closets and a private balcony.  The gated community features a fitness center, heated outdoor pools, spa, tennis court, clubhouse, and covered reserved parking.  This is a perfect location that is close to everything you need – dining, shopping, hiking, biking, and easy freeway access.

Resort Style Living 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath At Pointe Tapatio

Enjoy South Mountain views at this beautiful community in Ah

Pointe Tapatio 2 Bedroom

Pointe Tapatio 2 Bedroom

watukee.  Apartment is fully furnished with all of the amenities you need to call home.  Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath, includes a separate living and dining room, fully equipped kitchen, pantry, full size washer and dryer, walk-in closets and a private balcony.  The gated community features a fitness center, heated outdoor pools, spa, tennis court, clubhouse, and covered reserved parking.  This is a perfect location that is close to everything you need – dining, shopping, hiking, biking, and easy freeway access.

Call us for your corporate housing needs in Atlanta, Boston, Colorado Springs, Dallas, Denver, Fort Collins, Phoenix and San Francisco 800.928.1592  or view more properties at www.AvenueWest.com

4
Mar

Corporate Housing ROI

Last week American Express Business Travel gave me a call because their client wanted to know the positive ROI / Return on Investment they would get by having their travelers stay in corporate housing vs staying in a hotel.

Great question!  Of course there is never a simple answer.  A year ago I served on the US Advisory Council for ERC / Employee Relocation Council the association for workforce mobility and a current study was presented that stated employees who had bad corporate relocations we 50% more likely to get divorced.  As we know, corporate housing is an essential element of a successful corporate relocation.  When a company invests in transferring a valuable and talented employee from one market to another the transferee must get to the new city as quickly as possible and become productive.  This is accomplished through immediately having them comfortable in their new local living arrangements and corporate housing provides this.  So the question is how do you calculate ROI on this?

So if you would rather look at the pennies – let’s choose Downtown Denver as an option.

According to the 2013 Corporate Housing Annual Report

1 Bedroom Corporate Housing property = $99.78 per night

2 Bedroom Corporate Housing property = $117.52 per night

3 Bedroom Corporate Housing property = $135.40 per night

I just ran a Google Search for Downtown Denver Hotels and this is what I got:

$113 per night = 3 Star, Embassy Suites

$160 per night = 4 Star, Oxford Hotel

$325 pre night = 5 Star, Four Seasons

In the corporate housing industry we spend a lot of time talking about the “soft” benefits of staying in a corporate housing property but the reality is the “hard cash” benefits are even greater.  Next time you need a place to stay call you local corporate housing provider to better understand the huge ROI of staying in a corporate housing rental.

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