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All the latest industry news & tips by Reliable Water Services. We service industries including hospitality, restaurants, healthcare, breweries & more. Reliable Water Services is based in Southeastern Wisconsin, Indiana and provides hot water services to many areas of the upper Midwest. Providing all of your hot water needs, hot water equipment, service and hot water heater rental plans, maintenance, customer service, and more.

Hotels & Hospitality

The Power of Travel Influencers for Hotels: 8 Ways to Increase your Online Impact

Luxury. Relaxation. Escape. Travel influencers share carefully curated photos of these concepts on their social media accounts, beckoning their followers with wanderlust.

These gorgeous fantasy photos create a longing, a yearning—FOMO, fear of missing out on these fantastic experiences. For those in the hospitality industry, travel influencers and hotels are a natural fit. If you want to get noticed online, tap into the power of travel influencers.

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Senior Care Facilities & Senior Living

10 Ways to Ease the Stress of Senior Isolation and Loneliness

The stress of senior isolation and loneliness has always been a major concern in long-term care.

In 2020, the issue became especially prevalent, but isolation and loneliness can have detrimental effects on the elderly, even in the best of times. As adults get older, many have fewer and fewer social ties or opportunities to build social connections. Here’s how senior care professionals can help.

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Food and Beverage & Food Manufacturing

Preparing for a Crisis: How to Handle a Food Production Recall

Every food manufacturer hates to think about a food product recall, but planning is the key to prevention.

Should your facility find out there’s a problem with a product, how do you handle a food product recall? Having a clear plan in place and thinking out the “worst-case scenario” will help you identify and shore up any weak spots in your current process. Expect the best, but plan for the worst to ensure that should you ever experience a food product recall, you can handle it quickly, efficiently, and as painlessly as possible.

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Bakeries and the 8 Lessons of COVID-19: How to Keep Your Business Running Safely

The pandemic has been a struggle for many small businesses, especially those that operate on a shoestring like bakeries.

But like others in the hospitality industry, bakeries have found new ways to reach their customers and adapt. Here are some of the powerful lessons we’ve learned over the last year and how bakery owners can hold onto and apply these lessons as we move forward.

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Food and Beverage & Food Manufacturing

The Role of Plant-Based Proteins in Food Production

You’ve probably seen the commercials and heard the consumer demand—plant-based proteins are having a moment.

Celebrities like Billie Eilish, Beyonce, Katy Perry, and Benedict Cumberbatch have toted the health and environmental benefits of going plant-based. Even fast-food restaurants are getting in on the veggie train by offering Impossible Burgers and Beyond Meat options on their menus. The plant-based section of grocery stores is growing and thriving. So what do food manufacturers need to consider when trying to keep up with the trend?

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Restaurants

Surviving Your Restaurant POS System Update

So you’re considering updating your restaurant POS (point of sale) system? There are plenty of options out there when you’re ready.

But what do you really need? How can you find the best system for your team? How do you deal with the disruption to your service in the meantime? Here’s what you need to know about surviving your restaurant POS system update—from knowing when it’s time to update, to choosing the best system, to scheduling the rollout.

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Health and Safety for Gyms: 6 Lessons Learned from Coronavirus

2020 was a year we’ll always remember. It’s the year we all learned (way too much) about Coronavirus.

For many gym owners, it meant temporarily shutting down and battling through some challenging-but-useful lessons as we learned to move forward. Now that we’ve adjusted to pandemic life, how can gym owners hang onto these lessons and continue to keep gym patrons healthy and safe in the future, no matter what challenges come our way?

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Senior Care Facilities & Senior Living

The Importance of Social Interaction for Seniors: 10 Ways to Keep Seniors Connected

One of the myths of senior living is that it’s lonely and isolated. For many seniors, living alone can be much more challenging and solitary.

Still, even at the most interactive, engaging senior living facilities, the importance of social interaction for seniors shouldn’t be overlooked. Loneliness and social isolation in the elderly can be detrimental to their mental and even physical health and wellbeing. Foster social connections for seniors by helping them discover ways to connect with family and friends. They may even make some new social connections along the way!

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Healthy Habits for Salons and Spas: 8 Tips for Keeping Stylists and Clients Well

Everyone loves a day at the salon or a trip to the spa.

Spas and salons are places where clients can relax, forget their cares, and focus on feeling good. When wellness is your business, you may assume the focus equates to healthy employees, too. But as any spa owner knows, keeping employees happy and healthy is a challenge for every business. When employees are well, customers receive better service and leave more content. Keep your staff focused on health with these steps.

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Food and Beverage & Food Manufacturing

Climate Change and Food Production: What Do You Need to Know?

It’s no secret that climate change is slowly having an impact on food production and distribution.

Even if we look at the past few years, natural disasters like the California forest fires and record-breaking hurricane seasons can significantly impact food distribution and growers. Here’s how food production and manufacturing can take steps to mitigate their effects on climate change and find ways to keep moving forward.

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