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  • 4 Steps to Improve Hotel Valet Service

    Posted on May 01, 2018

    The definition of valet parking, per Merriam-Webster, is, “a service that provides parking of motor vehicles by an attendant”.  When I’m asked at networking functions what I do for work I often reply with, “I park cars for a living”.  While true (I mean; who am I to argue with Merriam-Webster or even myself?!), it’s so much more than that, particularly when referring to hotel valet parking. Valet attendants are more than people who “park cars for a living”.  When done properly, they create a warm welcoming environment upon arrival of the hotel, and a stress-free, efficient exit on the way out....

  • When the Rules Apply to Everyone, it Creates A Culture Where People Want to Stay On Your Team.

    Posted on Apr 17, 2018

    Coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots has a rigorous selection process for the Patriots. He often passes on what is considered a star player in favor of what fits with the Patriots' culture. His approach to hiring revolves around maintaining a strong "team first" culture. The philosophy is that, "fit before talent" of every position. This process screens out misfits, and Belichick finds like-minded players who share core values and work well together as a team. He always passes on athletes who grandstand and don't put the team first. He values team chemistry over individual talent, ...

  • Citizens Insider: Shameka Gross

    Posted on Apr 11, 2018

    This Citizens Insider is about a kind act from Shameka Gross. This past Easter, Shameka Gross, our Valet Cashier at The Ritz-Carlton was standing at the valet desk when a little girl named Jenna greeted Shameka. Jenna came out with her father for a morning outing. Right away Shameka started to connect with Jenna and they began to talk about Easter and how much they loved bunny rabbits. During the conversation Shameka noticed that Jenna was wearing hearing aids, Jenna shared with Shameka that she had them since she was 9 months old, that she used to be really embarrassed by them. However, Jenna...

  • Commuting Costs: 2018 Tax Changes

    Posted on Apr 02, 2018

    Beginning in 2018, employers will no longer be able to deduct contributions for employee transportation expenses, parking expenses or biking expenses, except as necessary for ensuring the safety of an employee. However, the corporate tax rate decrease from 35 percent to 21 percent may offset the loss of many employer deductions. Employees can still pay their own mass transit or workplace parking costs using pretax income, through an employer-sponsored salary-deduction program. Transportation Expenses: Employer tax deduction eliminated. Employee pre-tax contribution limit increases from $255 pe...

  • Electric Car Charging at my Condo, Who Pays?

    Posted in Marketing Updates on Mar 13, 2018

    We can all agree that electric vehicles (EVs’) are not just a passing fad, but are here to stay. Innovative vehicles, like Tesla, have motivated buyers far beyond their environmental and economic benefits. In fact, sales are up an average of 35% year over year on electric vehicles, and up to 40% of manufacturer’s vehicle models are now electric. The question is, should we implement EV charging in our residential community? Owners purchase electric vehicles and then ask community associations how to charge them. If you manage a residential community or reside on the board of directors of one, y...

  • Why Patients Benefit from Paying for Hospital Parking

    Posted on Mar 01, 2018

    Why Patients Benefit from Paying for Hospital Parking Paid parking is becoming a reality at hospital campuses across the country. As the healthcare market battles shrinking margins due to Medicare/Medicaid shortcomings and the increasing number of uninsured Americans, hospital executives are forced to evaluate every aspect of their revenue producing assets. This article will tell you why paid parking can benefit the hospital and the patient. Current Trends: "70% of hospitals in the US with 200 beds or more do NOT charge for parking." The current operational trend in the hospital c...

  • Greenville Health System & Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital Opportunity Announcement

    Posted in Lanier in the Headlines on Dec 14, 2017

    When a patient arrives at a medical facility they hope to find relief. Parking is the first & last effect on a patient, parking should also warrant a sense of comfort. Patients, visitors, clients, & employees should be met with efficient, service-friendly, cost-effective parking options.   Our understanding of this essential stage in the parking operation is why we proudly announce that we have been awarded the opportunity to operate parking management services for Greenville Health Systems & Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital. Medical facilities are unique in their parking necessities—safety reg...

  • Citizens Insider: Amanda Brandt

    Posted on Oct 19, 2017

    This Citizen Insider is about Amanda Brandt, her fight against Colorectal Cancer, & her inspiring work ethic. Amanda has worked at Lanier Parking, as an Office Assistant, for 3 years, and intends to fulfill her position regardless of her diagnoses of Colorectal Cancer. Amanda has already undergone one round of chemotherapy this year while maintaining her role at Lanier Parking. Amanda will have to undergo more surgery & chemotherapy in the next year, but that hasn't stopped her, "I still have a very long road ahead of me & I have continued to work through my first round of chemo & radiation. I...

  • Lanier Parking is Selected to Operate Parking at Georgia Tech

    Posted on Sep 26, 2017

    Lanier Parking is proud to announce it has taken over parking operations for special events at Georgia Tech under Georgia Tech Parking & Transportation Services.  Lanier Parking is selected out of competitors based on its ability to design, plan, & operate large-scale special events including, football, basketball, baseball, swim meets, performances, commencement, & any other special events on campus. "Lanier Parking has operated under Georgia Tech Athletic Association division for ten years & is looking forward to bringing the same exemplary service to Parking & Transportation." - Steven Taf...

  • Harvey Hero: Octavio Hernandez

    Posted on Sep 18, 2017

    Our Operations Manager, Octavio Hernandez, at Hyatt Regency Houston/Galleria went #BeyondParking during #HurricaneHarvey. Octavio was in one of the harder hit areas of #Houston with massive flooding. His service was to his community and his neighbors. Octavio and his neighbors worked for 3 days, on a boat, traveling house to house, rescuing those trapped in their homes that were unable to help themselves. They rescued boat-full after boat-full, day and night, bringing people to safe, drier ground. When they were done they went to the local church and helped collect and pass out supplies ...

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