Tru by Hilton Continues Western Expansion with Las Vegas Opening

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Las Vegas, NVHilton (NYSE: HLT) today celebrates the opening of Tru by Hilton Las Vegas Airport, marking a number of milestones for the brand including its eighth U.S. hotel, its largest location, and its westernmost property to-date. Managed by Dallas-based Prism Hotels & Resorts, Tru by Hilton Las Vegas Airport is located less than three miles from the Vegas Strip, offering access to some of the country’s most exciting restaurants and tourist attractions. With more than 470 hotels in various stages of development, Tru by Hilton has achieved the fastest-growing pipeline in the history of the hospitality industry. 
“Tru by Hilton is a true pioneer in the midscale segment and the very first to meet the needs of a previously underserved group of travelers who seek simplicity and value without compromising quality and design,” said Alexandra Jaritz, global head, Tru by Hilton. “We’re incredibly excited to continue our western expansion with Tru by Hilton Las Vegas Airport. This property opening is a testament to our robust pipeline, and we look forward to continuing this momentum heading into 2018.”
Owned by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, the six-floor, 166-room Tru by Hilton Las Vegas Airport is the largest Tru by Hilton hotel property to-date. Located at 6862 Gilespie Street, next to the McCarran International Airport, the hotel offers a 24-hour complimentary shuttle that includes stops at the airport and the Strip. Guests can enjoy a comfortable, spirited and affordable hotel experience with easy access to everything Las Vegas has to offer.
The hotel is also located steps from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) International Training Center (ITC), an incredible, state-of-the-art facility spanning more than one million square feet, also managed by Prism Hotels & Resorts.
“Tru by Hilton perfectly meets the needs of those coming for training at our facility, as well as travelers looking for something that has such an innovative product offering and design,” says Justin Weidner, Chief of Staff, United Brotherhood of Carpenters.
“Managing our new Tru by Hilton property, as well as the training facility for the UBC, has been an honor for Prism and an exciting opportunity to show our unmatched hospitality expertise as best-in-class operators,” said Steve Van, president, and CEO, Prism Hotels & Resorts.
Developed from the ground up using consumer and owner feedback, and brought to market in just 16 months from when it launched at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), Tru by Hilton is a brand-new hotel experience that is vibrant, affordable and young-at-heart. It is energetic, but it is relaxing and comfortable. It is familiar, and it is also unexpected. It is uniquely Tru.
Tru by Hilton thinks differently and is a game changer in the midscale segment, offering the following features:

  • All new-build hotels, which drive the consistency of experience for our guests.
  • Reimagined, enlarged lobby with more square feet of public space with areas to work, play games, eat or lounge.
  • Breakfast reinvented with a build-your-own complimentary “Top It” breakfast bar that has 30 sweet and savory toppings so guests can create their own healthy or indulgent morning masterpieces.
  • Rooms are smaller and more efficiently designed with comfortable beds and 55″ TVs. Bright bathrooms feature spacious showers, along with premium bath amenities.
  • National and local brand gourmet snacks and drinks are available 24/7 in the “Eat. & Sip.” market located in the heart of the lobby.
  • Tech-savvy hotel with mobile check-in, Digital Key, free Wi-Fi, remote printing, social media wall, lobby and market tablets, and accessibility to outlets everywhere.
  • A fitness center that leverages the latest fitness trends through barre, TRX bands, free weights, cardio and flexibility gear, plus guests can get workout ideas from the fitness center tablet.

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24,000 Midwesterners Enrolled in $0 Premium ACA Plans for 2018

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Minnetonka, MN – About 24,000 people in the Midwest are now enrolled in $0 premium Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans for 2018. Most of these people live in Iowa and Nebraska, where Medica is the sole insurer. The ACA open enrollment period runs through December 15.

As of November 24, about 5,000 Iowans are covered in plans that will have no premium cost. And in Nebraska, about 17,000 people will have no premium costs. About 25 – 30 percent of enrollees in those states so far have qualified for $0 premium plans. In Kansas, slightly more than 1,200 people, about 15 percent of those enrolled, qualified for $0 premium coverage. The remaining enrollees with $0 premium plans are in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota.
The $0 premium plans are based on an enrollee’s eligibility for premium tax credits, which are available only through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace ( In general, the $0 premium plans are bronze metal level plans. To receive any assistance, individuals must create or update their accounts at The Health Insurance Marketplace determines actual savings available.
“We recognize that 2018 is a very challenging year for people who purchase health insurance on their own and that premiums are very high,” said Geoff Bartsh. “It is important to remember that many consumers will be able to obtain health coverage at significant price reductions through premium tax credits. This is the last week of the open enrollment period and we can’t encourage people strongly enough to shop on to learn what discounts may apply to them.”

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Stay Cool and Within Your Budget During this Summer Heat

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (PRNewswire-USNewswire) – With much of the country stuck in high heat and humidity for the next few weeks, GreenPath Financial Wellness, a nationwide non-profit financial counseling, and education organization, is sharing some tips on ways you can save money on utility costs, during this summer heat wave.

It’s very easy to crank up the air-conditioning, during this extreme heat. If you do, be prepared for a larger energy bill at the end of the month. Here are some tips to cope:

  • Consider using fans to help move cool air more effectively.
  • Close your window blinds during the day to keep out the sun and heat.
  • Invest in a smart thermostat so you can regulate temperatures throughout the day to use less energy.
  • Turn up your thermostat, while you are at work or away from home for an extended time. Does your house really need to be 65 degrees if no one is home?
  • Use your vents wisely. Shut off rooms that aren’t used on a regular basis to help conserve cool air.

Make sure to prioritize your utility bills each month, as these are essential for daily living. It is more expensive to turn the lights back on after they have been shut off than to address your monthly bill.

If you need assistance, GreenPath can help you prepare and review your budget, to help prioritize your expenses and budget for increasing utility costs. We can also refer you to local city and state programs to help you apply for utility assistance.

On days of extreme heat, don’t forget about those who may need your help. Always remember to look in on shut-in neighbors and relatives. Also, watch your pets and neighborhood pets closely. They need more shade and water during this heat wave.

GreenPath provides in-person credit counseling, financial education, and debt management services in more than 60 locations in 16 states. The company also offers licensed services by phone and Internet throughout the United States. For more information about GreenPath, visit or call (866) 648-8122.

Cooking Website Growing Steadily

Cooking website that offers more then just the “usual recipes for pies, cookies meat dishes, etc but also includes household tips such as homemade upholstery cleaner, furniture polish and athletes foot cures,” growing steadily.

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Date : Sunday – May 29, 2005

Topeka, KS (PRWEB) May 29, 2005 — D. Kevin Surbaugh, owner of Surbaugh Midwest ( said that since his company acquired ( in January, the website has steadily grown. Through tireless promotion and word of mouth, the registered users of the website doubled the first month then doubled twice more since then. According to Surbaugh, statistics show the number of visitors for May so far has surpassed the combined totals for the previous four months.

Not only an Online recipe exchange, the website offers a place to post and read recipes of interest to the user. Surbaugh said, “New recipes are being posted all the time. Recipes include the usual recipes for pies, cookies, meat dishes, etc., but also includes household tips such as homemade upholstery cleaner, furniture polish and athletes foot cures.”

Surbaugh Midwest is based in Topeka and performs a variety of services from light hauling, to recycling, to web design. Among other online properties are, a website that links the company’s activities and creates a webportal for those with the last name of Surbaugh. The company also owns, which is one of many blog sites that expresses the writer’s views on various business and political news. Surbaugh says the company is small and struggling, but he believes that the company’s online presence, “will make it viable within a year’s time.” can be found at

(PR NEWS)Surbaugh Midwest Buys Online Cookbook site.

D. Kevin Surbaugh, owner of Surbaugh Midwest ( announced this week that his company had completed the acquisition of ( for an undisclosed amount. The website which was sold by Socrates Socratous, Long Beach, CA, and his Bloober Hosting Solutions (, is a site to view, post and exchange free of charge recipes and household tips. With over 100 recipes and tips the site is growing and according to Surbaugh, he “expects it to be the premier website of its type by the end of the year,” with thousands of recipes.

Surbaugh Midwest is a company based in Topeka that does a variety of things, from lite hauling services to recycling to web design. Among their other online properties are (a website that links the companies business’ and creates a web portal for those with the Surbaugh name. Also the company owns, which is one of the many blog sites that expresses the writers views on various busiess and political news. Surbaugh, said the company is small and struggling, but with this new acquisition, the companies online presence should become viable.

All I can say is I hope this site works out, for the parent company of