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Ms. Bailey

Amy Bailey

VP of Finance and HR, TSheets

Amy Bailey oversees all of the finance, human resource, legal, and facilities operations at TSheets — a time tracking and employee scheduling app that's used by 20,000 businesses worldwide. Her key role is to make the entire enterprise run smoothly, so the TSheets team can stay hyper-focused on helping its customers journey into greatness. Before TSheets, Ms. Bailey spent eight years working in the business assurance group at Coopers & Lybrand, now better known as PricewaterhouseCoopers following its 1998 merger with Price Waterhouse. Back in the technology sector, TSheets is just one of a number of high-growth companies that Ms. Bailey has worked for during her career. She has more than 25 years of experience in the sector having worked for Microsoft, Extended Systems (a printer-sharing and data/server management system company that was acquired by Sybase), ProClarity (a business intelligence and data analysis software company that was acquired by Microsoft in 2006), and Silverback Learning Solutions (a SaaS company focused on solutions to provide individualized learning plans and interventions for students). Amy also spent 3 years consulting for Marlin Equity (a global investment firm, focusing on due diligence and operation integrations for some of its technology portfolio companies.) Based in Boise, Idaho — which is home to a thriving tech community of its own — Amy has two children and lives with her husband and an English Mastiff named Scout in a fixer-upper in Boise's historic north end. Ms. Bailey is an original tomboy and enjoys all that the Idaho outdoors offers. She spends as much spare time as she can on a bike on a country ride or in the mountains, and cooks and bakes like a champ—the ultimate way to earn back those lost calories.

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Ms. Bailey can be contacted at 888-836-2720 or amy@tsheets.com

Coming up in September 2019...

Hotel Group Meetings: Uncommon Destinations

The last few years have been good to the Hotel Group Meetings industry and that trend is expected to continue into 2019. Planners are brimming with confidence due to an expanding economy and increased job creation, which typically results in a boost in corporate meetings. Given this promising outlook, planners are trying to outdo themselves to satisfy the high expectations of their clients. One notable trend is to integrate unusual settings into the meeting experience, hosting groups at local zoos, aquariums, museums, event centers, or other outdoor facilities. The goal is to embrace uncommon destinations, rather than a typical hotel conference room, so that meetings can be memorable, unique and stimulating. This is also part of another trend which is to support all things local - from hosting events at landmark city venues; to catering through local restaurants, food trucks and microbreweries; to hosting off-site excursions like agri-tours, athletic events or scenic 5k routes. However, though the setting might be spectacular, there are still some bedrock components that must be provided to ensure a successful meeting. Free, high-speed Wi-Fi is still one of the most requested services. Planners have to make sure that a comprehensive communication infrastructure is in place so clients can easily connect - and stay connected - to the network throughout the entire meeting experience. Also, technology tools can be used to streamline the booking, registration, and check-in process, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) materials can be utilized to ensure seamless access to conference events. There are also numerous software tools that encourage audience participation, as well as integrating polls, Q&A, surveys and games into speakers' presentations. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group meetings and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.