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Mr. Roedel, III

Fred B. Roedel, III

Partner & Managing Member, Roedel Companies, LLC

Mr. Fred Roedel is a Manager of Roedel Companies, LLC along with his brother David. He shares the responsibility of developing and implementing the annual strategic plan of Roedel Companies. He also shares the responsibility of approving the final design, budget and timeline of any asset developed. Mr. Roedel is President of ROK Builders, LLC, the wholly-owned Construction Management subsidiary of Roedel Companies. In this capacity he is responsible for developing the strategic and annual plans of ROK Builders. A prime responsibility of ROK Builders is developing outside third party major maintenance, renovation and new development business and maintaining the entity as a profitable subsidiary of Roedel Companies. Mr. Roedel's areas of expertise include structuring and sourcing private debt and equity, real estate development and construction management. He received his Masters of Business Administration from Wake Forest University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Norwich University. Outside of his efforts with Roedel Companies, Mr. Roedel is involved with several organizations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua, is Chairman of the Daniel Webster Council's State of NH Friends of Scouting campaign and is on the Board of Directors of the Partridge Society at Norwich University. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the United States Rugby Football Union and was President of the New England Rugby Football Union for over 15 years.

Mr. Roedel, III can be contacted at 603-654-2040 ext. 105 or FredRoedel@roedelcompanies.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.