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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS ON THE WATCH: REP. TIM WALBERG AND REP. SCOTT PETERS Two key races for AAHOA are the reelection efforts of Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Michigan) and Rep. Scott Peters (D-California). Walberg is a key ally of AAHOA's in the House. He chairs the Labor Policy Subcommittee of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, one of the most important subcommittees and committees in Congress for hoteliers' priorities. TWO ONE BIG PROBLEMS, EASY SOLUTION. PROBLE EM ON NE. PR ROBLEM TW WO. SO OLU UTION U T N. If you iignore your bbathtub h b ddrains i dduring i renovation, i your guests will find corroded finishes and hair clogs...not good for business. Watco Universal NuFit® will make an old drain look new-installing directly OVER old drains in minutes. We include a grid strainer, too, to prevent disgusting hair clogs. A new drain, no clogs...two problems solved. No tools, no time, no sweat. Brandon VerVelde is the director of State and Local Government Affairs for the Asian American Hotel Owners Association and can be reached at brandon@aahoa.com. UNIVERSAL NUFIT ® 816.796.3900 Q watcomfg.com Useful. Innovation. 2 8  | OCTOBER 820778_Watco.indd 1 2016 | TODAYSHOTELIER.COM Walberg has authored one of AAHOA's top legislative priorities in the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act. The bill stops the implementation of the Department of Labor's new overtime rule, which will severely hurt salaried workers' opportunities for promotion. "Because of this rule, many Americans will soon realize they have fewer jobs prospects, less flexibility in the workplace and fewer opportunities to climb the economic ladder," said Walberg. "What the American people deserve is a balanced approach that will strengthen employee safeg uards, eliminate employer confusion and uncertainty, and encourage growth and prosperity for those working hard to make a living." AAHOA members call Peters a close friend and ally for his sponsorship of pro-small business bills in Congress, including the bill to curb frivolous lawsuits filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Peters has also taken the time to understand the challenges small businesses face, hotels in particular. Earlier this year, he took part in a back of the house tour of a Holiday Inn Express & Suites with owner and AAHOA member Bobby Patel, learning what it takes to run a hotel, from checking in a guest to turning over a room. AAHOA President and CEO Chip Rogers commented that Peters is a "hands-on congressman who deeply cares about his constituents." ■ 30/06/16 5:06 PM http://www.watcomfg.com http://www.watcomfg.com http://www.TODAYSHOTELIER.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Today's Hotelier - October 2016

Letter From the Chairman
Letter From the President & CEO
News Bytes
AAHOA Spotlight
Best Western’s New Frontier
Government Affairs
The Uneven Playing Field: Hotels & Airbnb
Finding Opportunity in the Old
Development & Renovation
Living Legends: Wisdom From Industry Trailblazers
Finance Q&A
The Latest Tech Tools for Hospitality
Guest Experience
AAHOA Events
AAHOA Founding Members
AAHOA Vendor Partners
Classifieds
Advertiser Index
Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - cover1
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - Letter From the Chairman
Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - 9
Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - Letter From the President & CEO
Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - 11
Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - News Bytes
Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - 13
Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - AAHOA Spotlight
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - Best Western’s New Frontier
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - Government Affairs
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - The Uneven Playing Field: Hotels & Airbnb
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - Development & Renovation
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - Living Legends: Wisdom From Industry Trailblazers
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - Finance Q&A
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - The Latest Tech Tools for Hospitality
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - Guest Experience
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - AAHOA Events
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - AAHOA Founding Members
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - AAHOA Vendor Partners
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - Classifieds
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Today's Hotelier - October 2016 - Advertiser Index
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