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Uniguest™ Named "Best in Business" by Nashville Business Journal

Nashville, Tenn.  (April 23, 2010) – Nashville-based Uniguest™, a provider of print, technology and specialized services globally for the lodging, restaurant and healthcare industries, was named “Best in Business” by the Nashville Business Journal in a special ceremony on April 22. The company won the award in the 26-100 employee category.

Presented to four businesses and one non-profit, the award was given by the Journal to outstanding companies that are “setting the benchmark for accomplishment in Nashville . . . and making their mark in the local business community.” Winners were selected based upon revenue growth, business planning and execution, overcoming challenges, community involvement, as well as other criteria. Judges were George Armistead, Revenue Source Group; Michael Burcham, Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management; David Furse, Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management; Betsy Jones, Profit Sherpa LLC; and Don Roy, Middle Tennessee State University.

“We are honored to be named ‘Best in Business,’” said Shawn Thomas, CEO and co-founder of Uniguest. “An award like this one is achieved when a company is reaching its full potential and all of its employees are working together for the benefit of its customers. As an entrepreneur, it is hard to explain the joy you feel in your heart when ‘the company’ receives an award. You know it was achieved because of the people who work there and contribute every day. It is an incredible feeling.”

Uniguest was founded in 2002 by Thomas. In 2009, it merged with U.S. Hospitality Publishers Inc. and acquired a third company — Dynamic Digital Designs™. Despite the challenges of consolidating all three businesses to create the new Uniguest, the company thrived with record-breaking growth and sales.

Today, Uniguest assists its customers by developing and supporting proprietary print and technology services. Whether you are a hotel guest printing your boarding pass at one of Uniguest’s terminals or finding local information from Uniguest’s Concierge Station™ or Quickscoop™ pre-printed products, Uniguest’s self-serve services make traveling easy.
 
Travelers are not the only ones who benefit from Uniguest, though. Older Americans can stay in touch with their loved ones via Skype® or share photos with easy-to-use secure computers placed in the business libraries of their senior facilities. Restaurants profit from additional revenues realized by professionally engineered and designed menus, as well as digital signage that displays daily specials and menu items.

“Uniguest has certainly been a company that is easy to do business with,” said Troy Carver, assistant general manager, Nashville Airport Marriott. “We have benefitted by its expansion of products. We prefer to buy multiple products and services from one company that knows our business instead of several. It reduces our administration time.”

For more information on Uniguest, please visit www.uniguest.com.  Footage from the Best in Business Reception may be viewed on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym3cIJHR840.

About UniguestTM
Based in Nashville, TN, Uniguest is a diversified company providing print, technology and specialized services globally for the lodging, restaurant and healthcare industries. Products and services include custom-printed publications, security software solutions, self-serve kiosk solutions, advertising sales and help-desk computer support.


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Contact:

Rosemary Kelly
Marketing and Communications Director
Uniguest™
1035 Acorn Drive
Nashville, TN 37210
615-259-4500 ext 123
rosemary.kelly@uniguest.com

 
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Uniguest Named a 2009 Nashville Area Chamber Future 50 Winner; Award identifies and recognizes 50 fastest-growing, privately held companies in Middle Tennessee / August 2009

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Uniguest™ Acquires Dynamic Digital Designs™ / June 2009

Uniguest's SecuredAdvantage™ Now Offered in Nashville Airport Marriott on HP TouchSmart PCs / June 2009

Uniguest Introduces First Internet Kiosk Installation of the New HP Touchsmart All-In-One PC / December 2008

UNIGUEST Joins HTNG as a Platinum Member in Support of Next Generation Technologies for the Hotel Industry / August 2008

Uniguest - Future 50 Winner; Award identifies and recognizes 50 fastest–growing, privately held companies in Middle Tennessee / August 2008

Business Center Service Provider Uniguest Filling the Needs of 2,000 Hotel Operators / April 2008

Uniguest ™ and PC Guardian ® Introduce USB Security Protection Device for Hotel Industry to Combat Data Leakage / August 2007

Print from your Mobile Device to One of Uniguest's Remote Printing-Enabled Automated PC's; HITEC Attendees and hotel guests throughout the U.S. can use their mobile device to send print jobs to remote printer-enabled PC workstations supported by Uniguest / June 2007

Uniguest Continues to Meet the Demand of New Security Standards for Automated Public PC Workstations in the Hotel Industry; Nashville-based Uniguest continues to fill industry-leading orders for its services of automated public PC workstations to the tune of over 2,000 workstations representing over 1,500 hotels / June 2007

Over 1,000 Hotels Trust Uniguest for Automated Public PC Computing / November 2006

Hotel Business Centers by Uniguest Make Airline Check-In Easy / May 2006

Uniguest Provides PC Clean Up and Remote Install of Its Hotel Business Center Security Software / October 2005

Uniguest Exceeds 500 Automated, Free to Guest Business Center Systems in Hotels / July 2005


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