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Hotel Managers hammering for habitat

October 5, 2006

Valdosta - Larry Blumberg and Associates tries to use a hands-on approach to personalize the relationship between their company, their associates, and the customers of the 28 hotels they manage throughout the south.

In Valdosta, 10 of those property managers from Georgia, Alabama, and Florida brought that approach to a whole new level. 

The Hotel General Managers met in Valdosta to write their yearly budget.  Today, they traded in their pens for hammers to help build a house for Habitat for Humanity.  "Its actually a really nice little break for us to get away. We were working pretty late last night, burning the midnight oil and working hard trying to bang out numbers and now we're banging out nails for the house," says Heather Robinson, a General Manager for Spring Hill Sweets in Clearwater, FL.

For every four hours a year that employees volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, LBA will match those hours to give them four paid hours off of work.

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