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Prevent Bedbugs from Bugging Your Business
Don’t let your guests get creeped out by bedbugs. It’s a huge problem that in the last couple of years has reached epidemic status. Even if your hotel hasn’t yet been hit by this entomological crisis, your property may not be immune from a future infestation.

Now’s the time to ensure your hotel is not only bedbug free but is protected in perpetuity from this calamity. It’s on the top of your guest’s minds and they’re asking questions about what you’re doing to ensure their protection.

But there is something that can be done about it. You can protect your property before this crisis strikes. And equally important, you can arm yourself to disengage potentially nervous patrons of your hotel.

During this webinar we’ll look at strategies to ensure your property can remain free of this creepy crawly epidemic while also giving you the scientific facts behind why these bugs seem to be returning. We’ll also inject you with the confidence you need to make sure your guests now they can have a stay in your hotel that’s clean and comfortable. Join Hotel Interactive® for this exciting live, interactive webcast sponsored by Protect-a-Bed.

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November 30th @ 2:00pm EST
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Glenn Haussman
Editor in Chief
Hotel Interactive®, Inc.

Richard A. Cooper
Entomologist, MS
Vice President, BedBug Central

Ted Snyder, BS, ME
Training & Technical Services Manager, Urban Entomologist
Batzner Pest Management, Inc.

Christian E. Hardigree
Associate Professor & Chair
Dept. of Hotel Mgmt.
William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

James A. Bell
Chief Executive Officer
Protect-A-Bed® Chicago

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James A. Bell
Chief Executive Officer, Protect-A-Bed® Chicago

James A. Bell is CEO at Protect-A-Bed® Chicago, one of the world’s leading suppliers of bedding protectors. He has been with the company since March 2004, and is putting his extensive experience to use in growing all aspects of the Protect-A-Bed business and brand. His involvement thus far has resulted in unlocking significant new sales growth areas, the launching of several new and innovative products, and expanding supply lines. James is an entrepreneur with a background in marketing, retail and manufacturing and distribution, garnered during 25 years spent building a small retail business (toys, baby supplies, electronics and appliances) into a company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Retail Corporation Limited. Under his leadership, the company was recognized as a “Top 10 Company”, based on return on investment for its shareholders in South Africa twice: in 1998 and 1999. James has also been a founding shareholder of Aquila Growth Limited, a Private Equity company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange where he was responsible for managing Aquila’s investments in starts ups and retail companies.

Richard A. Cooper, Entomologist, MS
Vice President, BedBug Central

Richard is a research entomologist and nationally recognized expert on bed bugs. Richard serves as the Vice President of Bed Bug Central and the Technical Director. He is the co-author of the only comprehensive text on bed bugs entitled “Bed Bug Handbook – The Complete Guide to Bed Bugs and Their Control”. Richard speaks throughout the country, consults on bed bug related topics, and is often sought out as a legal expert in cases dealing with bed bug litigation. He is frequently cited as an expert on bed and has appeared on the NBC’s Dateline and The Today Show, CBS’s The Early Show, Discovery Channel and National Public Radio, and is frequently cited in Newspapers to include the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and the Washington Post. In 2009, he was appointed by New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg to serve on the NYC Bed Bug Advisory Board. Richard recently returned to Rutgers University where he is pursuing his Doctorate in Entomology, studying bed bugs.

Ted Snyder, BS, ME
Training & Technical Services Manager, Urban Entomologist, Batzner Pest Management, Inc.

Ted Snyder, also known as the “Bug Guy” by local news stations, is respected as a resource on pests and their control, and is frequently turned to by media, businesses, and government agencies. An award-winning trainer, he is a nationally recognized urban entomologist and the author of numerous magazine articles and other publications. He works as the Training and Technical Services Manager at Batzner Pest Management, Inc., the largest locally owned pest management company in Wisconsin. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California and his master's degree from NC State University.

Christian E. Hardigree
Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Hotel Management, William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Christian is a faculty member and the Department Chair for the Hotel Management Department in the Harrah Hotel College at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Christian also maintains an active caseload as a litigation attorney, and is a partner with Parnell & Associates, a firm practicing primarily in the areas of premises liability, security/safety, products liability, and employment law. She is a state appointed arbitrator for Nevada’s mandatory arbitration program, and engages in private consulting, expert witness and mediation/arbitration services. Christian conducts research and presents papers at industry conferences nationally as related to her various areas of expertise. In recent years, Christian has spoken numerous times regarding litigation issues for bed bug infestations, educating the hospitality industry on the legal pitfalls inherent in today's litigious society.


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