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The law firm Eck, Collins & Richardson was honored by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce with the LGBT Supplier of the Year award for bettering workplace diversity and inclusion.

could not be prouder to see this resort team
acknowledged for their exceptional service
and dedication to excellence."
Club Wyndham Denarau Island
was recently named Fiji's Best Deluxe
Accommodation at the 2019 ANZ Fiji
Excellence in Tourism Awards and was also
inducted to the TripAdvisor® Certificate of
Excellence Hall of Fame in 2019.
The resort features Mamacita Restaurant
& Bar, The Beach Shack café and bar, a
mobile coffee cart, swim-up pool bars, an
oversized lagoon-style swimming pool, and
an adults-only pool. The resort also boasts
a children's pool, day spa, gym, beach club,
games room, and 24-hour reception.
At Wyndham Denarau Island, Club
members can choose from two- and
three-bedroom deluxe apartments, along
with Grand and Presidential suites.
Eck, Collins & Richardson Named LGBT
Supplier of the Year by the National LGBT
Chamber of Commerce
Eck, Collins & Richardson, a law firm that
services resort developer, timeshare, and
vacation ownership clients, is proud to

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announce that they have been named the
National LGBT Chamber of Commerce's
(NGLCC) LGBT Supplier of the Year.
The NGLCC advocates for LGBT diversity
and inclusion.
"We are truly proud to have Eck,
Collins & Richardson as the 2019 NGLCC
LGBT Supplier of the Year, serving as a
role model for success for the more than
1.4 million LGBT business owners the
NGLCC represents and certifies in the
United States," said Justin Nelson, NGLCC
co-founder and president. "Additionally,
Eck, Collins & Richardson is the first
certified LGBTE to become a National
Legal Partner of the NGLCC. As a National
Legal Partner, the firm has enjoyed being
active with the Procurement Council
and Corporate Advisory Council, joining
more than 260 of the world's top corporations shaping the future of the LGBT
economy. Since becoming certified in
2013, the firm has been actively engaged in
NGLCC's National Legal Industry Council
and has participated in every NGLCC
Conference over the last six years. Every
day, they are shattering stereotypes for

what it means to be a diverse leader in the
legal industry. They earn the respect of
every corporation they work with-especially in their long history with NGLCC
corporate partner, Wyndham."
Philip Richardson, president of Eck,
Collins & Richardson, attended the NGLCC
National Dinner November 22 to accept the
award on behalf of the firm.
Concord Awarded 'Excellence in Finance -
Companies' Award at FiNext Conference
Concord Servicing Corp., the Scottsdale,
Arizona-based consumer obligation servicing company, was awarded the Excellence
in Finance - Companies award for their
contribution toward the financial sector at
the recent FiNext Conference 2019, held at
the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in
Orlando, Florida.
This year's conference, with a theme of
"Gathering Together the Global Finance
and Technology Professionals to Network,
Learn and Celebrate," saw individuals from
technology, financial services, public sector,
and academia come together for a two-day
discussion on how to best support fintech



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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Developments - February 2020

UP FRONT: New Decade, New Improvements
FIRST WORD: ARDA's Priorities for 2020
AROUND ARDA: Meet Elizabeth Baker, ARDA's Newest Staff Member
FACES FROM THE FRONTLINES: ARDA Fall Conference Wrap-Up
MEETINGS: WIN's Pinktober Event Raises Nearly $15,000 for Breast Cancer Research
TRUSTEE SPOTLIGHT: Sam Pontius, Timeshares Only and Fidelity Real Estate
VIP SPOTLIGHT: Mike Samet (Trustee) and Chris Clark (Chairman's League), Digital-Ignite
KEEPING PACE WITH DISRUPTION
PARTNER SHOWCASE: Capital Vacations: Filling an Industry Void with Sales Solutions and Resort Management
CREATING UNIQUE WORK-LIFE BALANCE BENEFITS TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN EMPLOYEES
BRANDS MATTER – AND MUST EVOLVE TO SURVIVE
‘CAPITAL LIGHT,’ AN INCREASINGLY COMMON PHRASE IN TIMESHARE – BUT WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?
ACCEPTING CRYPTOCURRENCY PAYMENTS: PROS AND CONS FOR BUSINESSES TODAY
HONORING THE SELF-OPINION OF OTHERS
AROUND THE INDUSTRY
MEMBER UPDATES: ARDA's Trustee and Chairman's League Members and New Corporate Members
LAST WORD: We are ARDA Strong
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Developments - February 2020 - Inside
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Developments - February 2020 - UP FRONT: New Decade, New Improvements
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Developments - February 2020 - FIRST WORD: ARDA's Priorities for 2020
Developments - February 2020 - 9
Developments - February 2020 - AROUND ARDA: Meet Elizabeth Baker, ARDA's Newest Staff Member
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Developments - February 2020 - FACES FROM THE FRONTLINES: ARDA Fall Conference Wrap-Up
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Developments - February 2020 - MEETINGS: WIN's Pinktober Event Raises Nearly $15,000 for Breast Cancer Research
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Developments - February 2020 - TRUSTEE SPOTLIGHT: Sam Pontius, Timeshares Only and Fidelity Real Estate
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Developments - February 2020 - VIP SPOTLIGHT: Mike Samet (Trustee) and Chris Clark (Chairman's League), Digital-Ignite
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Developments - February 2020 - KEEPING PACE WITH DISRUPTION
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Developments - February 2020 - PARTNER SHOWCASE: Capital Vacations: Filling an Industry Void with Sales Solutions and Resort Management
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Developments - February 2020 - CREATING UNIQUE WORK-LIFE BALANCE BENEFITS TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN EMPLOYEES
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Developments - February 2020 - BRANDS MATTER – AND MUST EVOLVE TO SURVIVE
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Developments - February 2020 - ‘CAPITAL LIGHT,’ AN INCREASINGLY COMMON PHRASE IN TIMESHARE – BUT WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?
Developments - February 2020 - 39
Developments - February 2020 - ACCEPTING CRYPTOCURRENCY PAYMENTS: PROS AND CONS FOR BUSINESSES TODAY
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Developments - February 2020 - HONORING THE SELF-OPINION OF OTHERS
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Developments - February 2020 - AROUND THE INDUSTRY
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Developments - February 2020 - MEMBER UPDATES: ARDA's Trustee and Chairman's League Members and New Corporate Members
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Developments - February 2020 - LAST WORD: We are ARDA Strong
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