TrackResults 2015 Charity Poker Tournament: Go All In to Help Cancer Survivors Win

TrackResults 2nd Annual “Send Me on Vacation” Breast Cancer Charity Poker Tournament is coming up fast, and this year’s Pre ARDA WORLD evening event is shaping up to be even bigger and better than the first. The call to “go all in to help cancer survivors win” has rallied the support of industry-leading sponsors and supporters.

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This year marks the second running of TrackResults’s charity poker tournament servicing cancer survivors and terminal patients nationwide. TrackResults partners with Send Me On Vacation (SMOV), a 501 (c) (3) charity devoted to helping breast cancer patients and their families in order to fund all the costs associated with airfare, food, and incidentals for sending a recovering or terminal cancer patient to an amazing timeshare resort vacation:  no hooks, no cost, no catch, no problem; it’s just pure philanthropy.

This year’s VIP poker tournament will be held in Orlando at the Marriott’s World Center Resort on April 11th, the evening before the 2015 ARDA World Global timeshare event kicks off. In hopes to attract the early arrivals for ARDA, along with timeshare locals, TrackResults charity poker tournament will deliver all proceeds to SendMeOnVacation.org in order to support the survivor vacation mission. Though the event is still a month away, the support from industry-leading companies and individuals is already above last year’s numbers. 

The Poker Tournament: How’s Your Poker Face?

Approximately 200 drinking, laughing, scowling players are expected to be seated for the battle of the coveted timeshare-industry tournament. Your company reputation is on the line, so bring you’re A game. Ten players will be seated to a table, one CEO or Executive included at each. Bet minimums increase every 15 minutes until the final table of 9 players is filled. Rebuys are permitted, and prizes will be awarded for numerous milestones, such as “Best Hand of the Night”, “Every 4 of a Kind”, “Biggest Bluff” and “SPONSOR BOUNTIES!” A bounty is where you win a prize for knocking out an official, sponsored, target player.

Each sponsor will identify one “ringer” (or bull’s-eye player). If you knock out that player, you get BONUS chips, plus the pot, a prize, and bragging rights. The list of prizes include: VIP tickets to Sundance Films Festival, dinner for 4 at Rockos Tacos, 150 MPH laps on the racetrack with exotic race cars, an all-inclusive timeshare vacation with AIR, mini vacations with Air to Vegas, and an IWatch. To see a list of more prizes and all the tourney rules visit: http://www.trackresults.com/poker.

Our GOAL for 2015

TrackResults’s lofty goal for 2015 is to help fund 52 SendMeOnVacation.org  breast-cancer patients on life-changing, memorable getaways to heal their minds, their bodies, and as much as possible, their families from the toll and havoc of breast cancer, one survivor vacation every week for 52 weeks—sound familiar?

The Sponsors -

Thus far, TrackResults and SMOV have rallied the support of 17 sponsors for this year’s event including: Westgate Resorts, Travel To Go, Festiva Resorts, Advantage Travel, Generator Systems, Vida Vacations (Cancun), CondoTravelClub,  CasaBlancaExpress, VacaStayConnect & Krisma Resorts, Resort Management Services, Grand Mayan Cabo/Vida Vacations, Global Connections, SaveOnResorts, Breckenridge Grand Vacations, Unlimited Vacation Club, and SFX (San Francisco Exchange).

Individuals can register here.  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/trackresults-2nd-annual-go-all-in-to-help-cancer-survivors-win-texas-holdem-poker-tournament-registration-15881293376

Last year, we had 12 major sponsors from companies within the vacation-ownership industry,” said Sean Nickerson, CMO for TrackResults. “So the fact that we have 17 already pledged this year, and with a month to go, is exciting! We need 25 table sponsors total (only 7 more) for this event to hit the goal. This is an emotionally important event for us. Breast cancer affects so many women and families in our industry alone, as many as one in every eight women, in fact. Many of these families will know people who know people that we know. Often there is only 1 or 2 degrees of separation between you and the survivor. That’s why we’re devoted to making as much of a difference as we possibly can.”

Breast Cancer and Its Toll: It’s True—1 out of 8

Anyone who has ever experienced cancer for themselves, or has seen a loved one battle with the disease, knows of the toll it takes on individuals and their families. While cancer treatments are certainly financially burdensome, they are all the more emotionally and physically draining. One in eight, that’s the dreaded number, and it’s a staggering number to consider. With a statistical reality such as this, it’s highly likely that if you don’t already know someone affected by the disease, you will soon.

We Are Little. Cancer Is Big. But Together We Can Make A Big Difference

TrackResults knows the timeshare industry has hundreds of families that have been personally affected by breast cancer, and this is a huge reason as to why we rally to support the SendMeOnVacation.org’s critical mission. We created this fundraising event for one very important purpose: We realized that while we do not have the resources to help cure cancer, we can do a lot to contribute to healing the affected by the disease, and we can do it by using timeshare-industry patronage.

Our industry is unique, and our people move mountains all the time. This fundraiser impacts the survivor right now, today—when the victims need it most. The impact is this:  all proceeds from the poker tournament will send a breast cancer patient on a timeshare vacation THIS SAME YEAR, in 2015. These are the immediate action and results we work so hard to achieve.

$1,000 Is A Drop In The Bucket. Let’s Fill The Bucket.  

TrackResults’s annual charity poker tournament delivers all proceeds to Send Me On Vacation—providing cancer patients, a stress free opportunity to create an amazing, lasting memory to offset the pains of chemotherapy, radiation treatment, and grief.  The average survivor family receives about $1,000 – $1,200 in paid travel expenses from these fundraising events, not including all the free donated resort-developer inventory. We are honored to help SMOV change someone’s life today. So, please, join the cause with us, because even if you can’t attend, you can still help make a difference.
Click here to support the cause.

GNEX2015 Winner – Perspective Magazine Award for “Best Business Product” goes to …TrackResults

TrackResults took home another 1st place win, at the Perspective Magazine award from the 2015 GNEX conference in San Diego. This award is the company’s second “1st place” Blue ribbon title, within two years, having won 2014 Best Product Development last year, and 2015 Best Business Product this year. 

 The Perspective Magazine Awards

The Perspective Magazine Awards are held every year as a global-recognition program used to award companies in the vacation ownership industry (dominated by timeshare resorts)  for their talents, charity efforts, and innovative advancements. Along with this, the awards also recognize businesses and organizations that serve the industry—hence TrackResults’s involvement. The Perspective awards are part of the annual GNEX Conference, where leaders in the vacation-ownership space meet to network and to discuss trends and innovations in the business. This year’s awards ceremony was held in San Diego, California as part of a private event that took place aboard the USS Midway Navy aircraft carrier in San Diego Bay.

Sean Nickerson, CMO for TrackResults Software said, “Having Judges and our peers award the Best Business Product to us is indicative of what we work hard to provide: a revolutionary tool that offers revolutionary results. It’s an honor to be recognized for such, and taking home a trophy for our service to the industry for a second year running is indeed a privilege.”

Last year, TrackResults won Best Product Development, and this year’s Best Business Product award becomes a great addition to the company’s early-year successes. The Best Business Product award is geared specifically toward companies that serve the vacation ownership industry—businesses that provide valuable, behind-the-scenes assistance. The company that delivers the most innovative and supportive solution becomes the winner of this prestigious award.

TrackResults has been doing this very thing for years now, and their  revolutionary business-analytics software provides invaluable tools in an extremely competitive environment. In the end, the judges and voters found TrackResults’s worthy of another award and further recognition.

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TrackResults Wins Best Business Product – GNEX 2015

TrackResults team accepts the Best Business Product Award

We thank all our clients who voted for TrackResults in the Perspective Magazine awards for 2015. We won the Best Business Product Award.

The TrackResults team traveled to San Diego California the week of Feb 17th to attend the GNEX 2015: Timeshare Leaders Conference. Their days were spent in meetings with other industry leaders,and participating in great sessions geared towards brainstorming better ideas for our industry as a whole.

The team was presented the award for “Best Business Product” at the Perspective Magazine Awards Gala Dinner aboard the legendary USS Midway Navy aircraft carrier. The party culminated with the announcement of winners before senior-level industry executives from more than 115 companies.

The Perspective Magazine Awards program is a coveted global recognition program that uniquely combines a panel of four judges with a public online vote. Each judge represents 20 percent of each nominee’s overall score, with the public vote accounting for the remaining 20 percent and representing a 5th wildcard judge.

Winners were presented with elegant crystal trophies in 32 award categories.

Go All In To Help Cancer Survivors Win Invitational Poker Tournament

2015 Orlando ARDA Charity Poker Tournament

Attendees of the upcoming ARDA World Convention in Orlando, FL will now be able to gamble for a good cause at the TrackResults Business Intelligence “Go All In To Help Cancer Survivors WinInvitational Poker Tournament.

PokerNight7When: The night before timeshare and vacation industry professionals will officially convene for the ARDA World Convention. 8:00pm Saturday, April 11th, 2015 

WhereOrlando World Center Marriott 701 World Center Drive  Orlando  Florida  32821  USA 

    

Cancer treatments are often financially devastating, these women rarely get the chance to simply stop and clear their minds after the grueling process of going through chemotherapy and other cancer treatments. This is where Send Me On Vacation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, steps in to help these women make a simple dream come true. All of the funds that go towards sending these women on vacations are raised through donations and through events, such as the TrackResults Software Poker Tournament  “Go All In to Help Cancer Survivors Win.”

We want to thank our sponsors for all of the support they have given us for this event,” said Send Me On Vacation’s President, Cathy Backus. “We sincerely appreciate everyone coming out to the poker tournament and playing a part in achieving our goals of sending these women on the vacations that they need and deserve.”

To see last years photos and fun go to http://www.trackresults.com/poker-2014

 

Executive Leadership with Business Intelligence for Progress

Fast reporting that is vital to intelligent discourse and fact-supported decisions are now within reach. Anytime a group of company leaders meets to drive the progress of their business, it becomes an invaluable investment of time and money.

Limit Reporting Bottle Necks

Let’s face it, company meetings often reach dead ends or postponements on important decisions merely because the necessary data to back vital initiatives isn’t available at the moment it’s needed most. Because of this, action is often delayed missed, or else someone ends up going with what their gut is telling them.

Both outcomes are unfavorable, of course, and they can cost a lot of money and opportunity in the end. Not a single CEO, Vice President, or manager would tell you that going with his or her gut is the best way to make business decisions, and likewise, none would agree that timing isn’t imperative. So how can a company make fast, effective, fact-based decisions at the moment they need to be made? Well, often times they can’t, and it’s because they’re using the wrong tools.

A Revolution for Results

Here’s a typical example of how traditional business intelligence and analytical avenues can greatly hinder the progress of a company. Imagine this scenario: A group of executives gather for a meeting to discuss important matters directly affecting the growth of their business. The discussion turns toward a topic requiring supporting data to make the proper decision. However, the decision needs to be made by those in the meeting, and it needs to be made today, better yet—now.

Traditionally, the executives task their business analysts and engineers (IT) with finding out what data there is to support the idea being discussed. Once they’ve determined whether they may have the data they need, they then request the generation of a report that visualizes the information. Unfortunately, this report won’t materialize before the meeting is over, or even in a couple hours. This is because traditional forms of data mining and reporting involve business analysts and engineers, even before any sense can be made of the data points collected. What’s more, it takes both teams to build, decipher and deliver reports that reflect the data in a discernable way. The report workflow is so complex and involveing so many people and so much time. By the time the executives get any report back to support the concept, the burden of the delay may cost more than money. Meanwhile, they’ll stew over how long it takes to get what they need.

The Defining Difference

Now imagine that the same group of executives meets to discuss the same sort of trends and topics related to their business. Only this time, there’s one major difference. When the discussion reaches a topic that needs informations to craft an informed strategy, each individual in the room can quickly access numerable sources of data to support the discussion and the inevitable decisions to follow.

The information is accessed in real time, with each concept tested in detail immediately. The discussion is led to a data-supported and logical conclusion, and it’s all done through a convenient web-based application. This may sound like a stretch? Well, it’s not. Such a solutions actually exists, and it helps companies steer their business in the right direction faster and more efficiently than they ever could.

Discover Vacations Testifies to TrackResults value

I’ve been an administrator of the Track Results product for many years and my company would not be able to afford to do what this product can as an all-around real time reporting database. It’s an integral part of our accounting, marketing strategy and reporting requirement for clients.  I’m all about marketing and this product gives me the historical and real time statistics that I need. Gives me an edge. The low price is an unbelievable value

Brad Jones: Principle , Discover Vacations, LLC

June Mentions in Developments Magazine

June Developments Magazine published references to TrackResults.


Click the photos above to see PDFs of the articles.

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Founding Partners Become ARDA RRP Designees


Drew Reynolds and Sean Nickerson have joined the ranks of key ARDA leadership by receiving the coveted RRP designation.

Founding partner Drew Reynolds is also a Chairman’s League member of ARDA . Drew said “Qualifying as RRP’s demonstrates our commitment to the industry and helps to position us as the authoritative source for sales and marketing analytics.  We will proudly wear our RRP pins to show our clients, prospective clients and colleagues the depth of industry understanding we bring to the forefront when we promote our services.”

The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) is the Washington D.C.-based trade association representing the vacation. ARDA’s RRP Award is the highest level educational achievement within the industry.

The AIF (ARDA International Foundation) includes Professional Development as one of its main tenets. It administers the RRP Qualification Test. Individuals who earn this designation set an example in the industry as a leader. This program requires a minimum of 5 years of industry experience and a minimum of 10 credits that must be earned in a variety of ways including but not limited to: authoring industry publications, serving on ARDA committees and completing industry specific courses.

TrackResults Sessions at ARDA World 2014.

Drew Reynolds RRP
Speaking Tues April 8
1:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Topic: Big & Little Data – Business Intelligence for Decision Making

Sean Nickerson RRP
Speaking Tues April 8 -
9 AM – 10:15 AM
Topic: Sales Technology

Club Leisure

Club Leisure Group, the largest timeshare sales and property management company in South Africa, recently selected TrackResults for their business intelligence and analytics partner. Leadership at Club Leisure wanted more flexible reporting, plus the ability to run instant analytics on their data without an additional burden to the IT Department.

“We have invested and developed a lot of our own software over the years,” said Thea Bormann, Board Member & Director of IT at Club Leisure, “and that helped us recognize that TrackResults does something unique: they deliver crucial information instantly, in a format our non-technical managers can use, at a cost effective price.”

Club Leisure is a visionary leader and sees the value in analyzing the data they have invested in to capture. We are impressed with their desire to know everything about their business so they can improve. We are honored to be the tool they use to make more informed decisions.”

Donald Lamont, Senior Financial Manager, said: “we decided to sign up with TrackResults because its features serve all of our reporting needs, it’s a great management tool and its a solution that is ready to use, with no IT department involvement on our side. That way we can deploy our IT resources to other projects, while we immediately benefit from the “out of the box” solution that TrackResults has to offer“.

Club Leisure Group has added 342 users to TrackResults. Now 31 sales centers distributed among 4 regions in South Africa can actively use the system.. Club Leisure is an active member and contributor to various trade organizations such as VOASA, RDO, ARDA, TATOC, and ATHOC. You can learn more at www.clubleisure.com.za
Here are a few links regarding the decision:

http://www.rciventures.com/club-leisure-group-on-track-with-trackresults/

Go all In to help cancer survivors win

Send Me On VacationTrackResults : Texas Holdem Poker Tournament to Benefit Breast Cancer Survivors

Attendees of the upcoming ARDA World Convention in Las Vegas will now be able to gamble for a good cause at the TrackResults Business Intelligence “Go All In To Help Cancer Survivors WinInvitational Poker Tournament. The poker tournament will take place at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa at 8 p.m. the evening of Saturday, April 5, 2014, the night before timeshare and vacation industry professionals will officially convene for the ARDA World Convention. One hundred percent of the net proceeds of the poker tournament will benefit survivors through the efforts of Send Me On Vacation (SMOV).
The poker tournament will feature a total of 11 tables, with 10 of the tables being sold for a buy-in of $2,500. The playoff table, which is the “final table” level of sponsorship, is still available and up for grabs to the highest bidder who has the financial resources and desire to provide the most support.

Thus far, some of the companies that have have committed to sponsoring at “table level” in support of SMOV’s mission:  Travel To Go, Merlin Software, Westgate Resorts, Festiva Resorts, Wells Fargo, Brag Fire, Leisure Loyalty, Contact LLC, Chicago Title, and Nordis Direct. To receive a seat in the tournament, these are the sponsors who have control of the “buy-in” tickets.
Prize sponsors are still needed to support the cause with smaller donations. All prize sponsors receive press recognition, web mentions, listing on the sponsorship banners, and a seat in the tournament. Prizes will be awarded for play actions such as “Highest hand of the tournament,” “First person knocked out,” “Worst bad beat,” “Aces cracked” and raffle drawings.

for more info visit https://www.trackresults.com/poker PokerNight7