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vol40No3FALL 2015 | VOL. 40 NO. 3
The BUSINESS ISSUE

GEAR UP
The Hardest Working Business Bags and Accessories

MANCINI debuts its Double Compartment Briefcase (Style No. 4109-01), which can accommodate both a laptop and tablet. In top grain pull up leather, the case is available in black, brown and burgundy. MSRP $449.99

Credits
Photographer: Kerry Pittenger
Model: John Ward, Reinhard, Inc.


FEATURES

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Crowdfunding: The New Venture Capital [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

The ins and outs of crowdfunding, the social media phenomenon that’s changing the game for startups and established players alike. Kickstarter and other crowdfunding sites go well beyond funding, providing companies with valuable consumer insight and precious marketing data, on the cheap. BY GARRETT LAI

Bags Get the Business [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

Conference room-ready business cases that let you hit the road and take to the skies while staying organized and productive. Whether your look is workplace-casual, campus-savvy, or Wall Street power broker, there’s a whole new generation of business cases to keep pace. BY KATHY WITT | PHOTOGRAPHY BY KERRY PITTENGER

Accessories [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

Travel items that keep things safe, cool and locked-down secure, including clever personal comfort enhancers, protective carriers for tablets and smart devices, and portable power to keep you connected. BY KATHY WITT

Get Ready, Get Chipped, and Go! [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]

What does the new Oct. 1, 2015 credit card deadline mean for you and your business? We spell it out, from the new EMV card standard, to the new machines you’ll need for processing, your potential financial liability and how to protect your business in the new credit card landscape. BY SARA ECCLESINE


COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S NOTE
“40 Years of Community” BY MICHELE MARINI PITTENGER
TRAVEL BITS [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
The world’s first animal-friendly air terminal; Carnival’s cruising to Cuba; Best of the Best hotel award winners; acquiring local knowledge through apps; Chicago’s mac ’n cheese festival and other fun travel esoterica.
NEWS & NOTES [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Is this the end of the boarding pass? Flying with R2D2 and staying in a robot-staffed hotel. Packing via smartphone, manufacturer goings-on and retailing trends.
TGA NEWS BRIEFS [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
Meet TGA’s new Board of Directors; welcome new TGA members; discover lower-cost credit card processing; TGA wins duty-free status for 28 classifications of travel goods; and community giving from TGA members.
INDUSTRY BUZZ [DOWNLOAD PDF FILE]
People, product and moving news.
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