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Mr. Burgelin

Mike Burgelin

Owner and President, Employer Leasing Quotes

Mike Burgelin is the owner and President of Employee Leasing Quotes, a Nationwide PEO brokerage firm he started in 2001. Mr. Burgelin and his team help business owners reduce employment-related costs and maximize the employee relationship through PEO, ASO and HR outsourcing services. His in-depth, industry knowledge of the individual PEOs value proposition, creates a tremendous advantage for his clients. Mr. Burgelin is a recognized leader in the PEO industry and most recently a featured speaker at the annual PACE conference for the PEO industry. Mr. Burgelin is a fully licensed insurance agent, whose skills and education have helped in saving his nationwide clients over $100 million dollars in insurance premiums during his tenure. Utilizing over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, management and communication, Mr. Burgelin is highly dedicated to helping his clients understand their objectives and improve the performance of their businesses.

Please visit http://www.EmployeeLeasingQuotes.com for more information.

Mr. Burgelin can be contacted at 888-582-8388 or Mike@EmployeeLeasingQuotes.com

Coming up in November 2019...

Architecture & Design: Biophilic Design

The hospitality industry is constantly evolving to meet and exceed guest expectations. As a result, hotels are always on the lookout for new ways to improve the guest experience, and architecture and design is an essential part of this equation. Bold design is often the most effective way to make an exceptional first impression - an impression guests use to distinguish between brands. One design trend that is being embraced worldwide has become known as “Biophilic Design.” Biophilic design is based on the concept of biophilia, which is the theory that human beings have an innate tendency to seek out nature, natural elements, and natural forms. Biophilic design is more than hotels simply adding a surplus of plants; it involves incorporating specific design elements into a hotel in order to imbue it with a sense of wellness and well-being. Some of those elements include exposure to natural lighting; views of nature and rooms with a view; natural architectural patterns; salvaged or reclaimed woods of all types; reclaimed metals; sustainably sourced stone; living green walls and vertical gardens; and direct and indirect exposure to nature. Hotels that have incorporated biophilic design into their properties are reaping the benefits associated with this trend including reduced stress responses, better air quality, lower energy costs, and more positive guest reviews. Biophilic design has also been shown to improve guest moods and to satisfy consumer demand for environmental responsibility. Savvy hotel owners and managers are aware that nature-inspired elements enhance their guests' comfort and well-being, which is why this trend is becoming so prevalent. Biophilic design is just one topic in the fields of hotel architecture and design that will be examined in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.