“Even though June demand was still down considerably from last year, the level of decline was the best so far in 2009. That trend has continued through the first half of July, and we’re hopeful that it will continue for the remainder of the summer. However, the percentage declines in average daily room rates continue to be at all time lows.”
RBC Capital Markets has begun covering Psychiatric Solutions with an 'outperform' rating and a $30 price target. Psych Solutions shares (Ticker: PSYS) have almost doubled from their spring lows. Meanwhile, analysts at Standpoint Research have launched coverage of Bank of America (Ticker: BAC) with a 'hold' rating and a target of $18.
Specifically, the Chamber of the Year award recognizes the top chambers in the nation for financial and membership growth and for making a demonstrable impact on key community priorities in areas like economic opportunities, education, transportation, business and cultural vitality. The Nashville Area Chamber’s overall organizational performance, compared with chambers of a similar size, qualified the organization to apply for the award in the largest chamber category. The Chamber’s leadership role in the Nashville for All of Us community coalition; the development of “A Leading Edge,” a suite of programs designed to help members manage through the economic downturn; and the strength of the Operation Renewal member outreach program were used as case studies in the Chamber’s application because they contributed to the organization’s continued strength in a difficult economy. Other finalists in the largest chamber category include the Cedar Rapids Area Chamber from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Greater Louisville Inc., from Louisville, Ky. Winners will be announced at an awards show and presentation on Friday, July 31.
"I wanted the places where the booze flows freely, where the crowd is crazily unpredictable, where there’s always the opportunity for anything to happen," wrote John Polly in the TripOut.com article. "Because when when I think of the “Best Gay Bars,” I think of places where raucous theme nights are the norm, where the locals are crazy and possibly hot, and where fun, unpredictable, bad behavior abounds."