TripSavvy Article: What Happens in Disney World During a Hurricane?

I happened to be in Disney World for vacation as Hurricane Irma rolled in; I ended up sticking around to see what happened in a Disney resort when an emergency or urgent situation occurred. How would they go about securing the property — but still keep the Disney magic alive?

At Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, lifeguards moved in and set up activities for kids that ran throughout the day.

I had the chance to tour the resort, talk with staff members and even chat with some folks displaced by the storm. The Wilderness Lodge ended up hosting people from both the cruise line and Vero Beach – -and even a few pets arrived to shelter for the storm. Get the full scoop over on TripSavvy:

See the full piece over on TripSavvy today!

Columbia SC Book Festival to Benefit The Cooperative Ministry

If you spend any time around me at all, you’ll hear about my favorite non-profit, The Cooperative Ministry. Each year, the hard working staff and huge volunteer base come together to feed, clothe and empower residents struggling with poverty right here in the Columbia area.

Book Festival to Benefit The Cooperative Ministry This August

That eclipse may be making all the headlines, but mark your calander for this once in a lifetime local event, happening on August 26th. Sponsored by one of The Cooperative Ministry’s board members and with all proceeds going to this worthy cause, the festival has a lineup of rare, vintage and collectible books you won’t want to miss.

Seriously, folks are prying open their vaults and parting with tomes they love, all for a great cause. Many of the books are from private collections and are specific to our area; published in small numbers, these texts are highly sought after by collectors and scholars.

I’m most excited about the collection of children’s books and the guest author appearances, but there will be something there for every reader and collector.

I wrote up a piece for The Cooperative Ministry blog — hop on over and check out the details…and see what this amazing organization is up to, too!

 

 

 

Site Inspiration: 10 Landing Pages You’ll Want to Copy Today

One of my favorite ways to boost ROI and ensure that customers actually make it into my clients’ sales funnels is to use distinct landing pages for each target demographic or persona. A specific landing page for each type of prospect ensures that your visitors have a personalized experience and can find what they need quickly.

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HubSpot just pulled together some of the best landing pages of 2016 to give you an idea of what’s working for a diverse group of brands.