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Lobbylights is the premier wage and employee benefits survey tool for the hotel industry. Lobbylights compiles the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on employee wages as well as key employment information for hotel property managers. With Lobbylights,  you can compare a variety of useful information such as: the wages you pay to other hotels within your specific region, methods through which other hotels screen employees, types of insurance and amount of coverage that is provided compared to other hotels, and many more. For more information, call Sarah Vernosky at 216-503-0076 or email her at svernosky@lobbylights.com

Heartland Payment Systems provides complete and customized payment processing services and payroll soltions to hotels and businesses nationwide that will increase company profits, improve cash flow and minimize processing expenses. Heartland supports fair processing practices on behalf of businesses through its Merchant Bill of Rights. Click here to discover how Heartland Payment Systems will better your company. For more information, visit www.heartlandpaymentsystems.com,www.merchantbillofrights.com, or call 248-217-1966.

Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Fund offers specifically designed services to Hospitality properties which could save your company up to 48% on worker’s compensation coverage. Check In Michigan’s member-owned worker’s compensation program has saved companies millions by reducing overhead expenses, providing better claims services and keeping costs low and reliable. Call Dawn Feldpausch at the Regency Group 1-800-686-6640 to see how your property can qualify!

Legislative Advocacy –In 2005, we led efforts to pass the law requiring all schools to open after Labor Day. When special interests tried to repeal that law in December of 2009, we stopped them in their tracks.  Since 2006, Check In Michigan has led industry lobbying efforts which has secured in excess of $100 million in funding for Pure Michigan.  Last year annual funding for Pure Michigan was increased to $33M.  This year our goal is $50 million!  Heads fall in beds when we work together to grow rural, urban, resort and cultural travel and tourism. Your membership makes these efforts stronger!

Michigan Innkeepers’ Legal Guide – Want to avoid lawyers but need legal information? As an Check In Michigan member you have access to the “Michigan Innkeepers’ Legal Guide.” It’s the source for Michigan-specific laws and regulations affecting your property. Easy to use and extremely helpful, the legal guide is available at all times on our website. To access the guide, use your member log in on the Check In Michigan site and find the legal guide under the “Member Benefits” tab. You can view it online, or download, print out and use as a desk reference. The guide is a service of Check In Michigan Educational Foundation and is made available to Check In Michigan Lodging Property Members only.

Check In Michigan Directory – Represent your company and stay connected with members and consumers. Your membership will provide you a free listing on the  Directory located on our website and powered by the JackRabbit Book Direct search engine, which allows travelers to book a room in any member property with one click!  Better yet, for independent properties that don’t yet have a reservation page, JackRabbit will build one for you.  80% of travelers want to book online, JackRabbit and Check In Michigan will enable them to do so for all members for FREE!

Check In Michigan Employment Connect- Allows Check In Michigan members to post job openings of all kinds on our website, where like the Lodging Directory; they can be seen by the job-seeking public. Over 65 different jobs are currently listed on Check In Michigan Employment Connect.  Best of all, this is provided to Check In Michigan members for FREE!

Check In Michigan’s Friends and Family Program- one of the more popular member benefits is our friends and family program, where your employees can access reduced overnight rates that are available to Check In Michigan members only! This program is a great example of members helping other members save money in challenging times. Plus, this is a great morale boost for your valued employees! For more information, contact Sherri Jewell at 517-267-8989.

Michigan Women in Leadership (WIL)- The first professional career advancement program for women in our industry. WIL believes in giving women the WIL to Lead, WIL to Learn and the WIL to Improve. Membership to WIL is FREE to all women employed at Check In Michigan member organizations, regardless of their position with the company.

Check In Michigan’s marketing partners at Advance 360 have developed a matching program, to extend the marketing dollars of our member organizations significantly. This program is exclusive to our members, and drives heads in beds, attendance for attractions, and more. Click for details.