Vancouver, BC, November 29, 2019 - Ready, a financial technology company that offers seamless self-pay and food ordering solutions to hospitality venues across North America, has been named this year’s Vancouver User Experience Awards winner in the UX for Products category for its Ready Split Check feature. This award recognizes the company that best embodied the criteria of a BC-based digital product whose digital experiences enrich and engage across a broad spectrum of domains. 

Based in Vancouver, Ready’s mission is to improve the guest experience in restaurants and large format venues alike. Without the need for expensive hardware, Ready is a seamless and integrated solution for partners. For guests, Ready allows them to use their phone to split and pay their check whenever they’re ready, without any barriers or additional cost. Ready launched its Split Check feature in July 2019 across all partner venues. 

“We’re so thrilled to be recognized for our innovative payment experience. We know the importance of providing guests with a frictionless experience at every touchpoint and our team has been working tirelessly to ensure our product delivers that for all of our restaurant and stadium customers,” said Laurent May, Head of Ready. “We’ve also been honoured to be a part of the process. Coming together with other tech leaders in Vancouver who are collectively creating innovative digital products has been an incredible experience, and a testament to the talent we have in the technology space right here in BC.”

Ready works closely with its partners to integrate into their existing Point of Sale (POS) systems to ensure its end product is solving real problems that are best suited to each venue’s needs. Ready also looks for customer feedback to continually improve its product and meet the demands of its partners. 

Ready Split Check is now live in all venues using Ready. For more information, visit


Vancouver, B.C. – November 21, 2019 – In July, Coast Hotels hosted the 17th annual Coast Hotels Shuhachi Naito Golf Classic. This tournament raised valuable funds for three charities this year: the ALS Society of BC, the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. With the books now closed on the event, Coast Hotels presented donations to these three important groups.

“The values of these organizations align closely with those of Coast Hotels”, noted Takamasa Machiura, Executive Vice President. “’Living with Honour’ is something that we strive for, and the opportunity to support the valuable work of each of these organizations is a privilege.”

Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. indicated that the funds provided by Coast Hotels will support their Multicultural Early Childhood Development (MECD) program, where many families and their children will be able to access the much-needed services as part of their integration journey in Canada. Ms. Choo was joined at the cheque presentation by Brandon Hui, Chairman of the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation.

Nina Krieger, Executive Director of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre noted that the donation will help fund their ongoing commitment to educating school-aged children on the Holocaust, anti-racism and social justice.

Coast Hotels has a very personal connection to the ALS Society of British Columbia, as Shuhachi Naito, a former executive and long-time Coast ambassador, lost his battle to ALS in 2014. “It was through Shu that we came to know of the work that the ALS Society of British Columbia is doing to support medical advances, and to assist ALS patients and families with programs and services”, stated Mark Hope, Vice President Development & Revenue Strategy. “We know the difference that Wendy Toyer (Executive Director) and the whole ALS team are making.”

The 17th annual Coast Hotels Shuhachi Naito Golf Classic raised more than $75,000 and now has surpassed the $1,000,000.00 in funds donated to charities. Next year’s tournament will be held on July 9, 2020.


Columbus, OH – November 12, 2019 – Red Roof®, the leader in economy lodging, is giving back to charities across the country that assist and support military members, children, and pets. When travelers book a stay November 11-December 31st using promo code “Room” at any Red Roof Inn®, Red Roof PLUS+®, The Red Collection® or a HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof® property, they will receive a 15% discount on the room rate and in turn the company will donate 15% to their favorite charities, up to $25,000.  Get a room, and Red Roof will give back. The donation will benefit Flying Horse Farms, Canine Companions for Independence®, Freedom Alliance and The Sunshine Kids Foundation.

“Doing good is a mandate at Red Roof. Our Room in Your Heart campaign exemplifies our deep commitment to causes that are near and dear to us that help those in need,” says Andrew Alexander, President, Red Roof. “Corporate social responsibility and social giving are embedded in our culture as demonstrated not only through monetary donations but also through ongoing employee engagement and volunteerism.”

Consumers can learn more about Room In Your Heart here. The campaign will benefit four well known philanthropic organizations that provide special experiences, needed services and loads of love.  The charities are:

  • Flying Horse Farms: Flying Horse Farms provides magical, transformative camp experiences for children with serious illnesses and their families--free of charge.
  • Canine Companions®: Canine Companions for Independence provides highly trained assistance dogs for children, adults and veterans with disabilities, free of charge.
  • Freedom Alliance: Freedom Alliance supports American troops and their families with care packages, grants, scholarships, and other programs.

“Our holiday offer is a deal with a purpose”, notes Marina MacDonald, Chief Marketing Officer, Red Roof. “These charitable groups are doing amazing work and when guests stay with us for the holidays, they can feel good knowing they are helping us move closer to our giving goal. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

Red Roof is encouraging travelers across the country to book direct and be a part of the Room in Your Heart campaign through December 31st at or by calling 800.RED.ROOF.



FORT MILL, S.C. – Nov. 19, 2019 – Diversey-TASKI, the leader in smart sustainable solutions for cleaning and hygiene, today unveiled its new TASKI® SWINGOBOT 3000 machine at booth 1867 at ISSA Show North America 2019 in Las Vegas. The latest version of the popular robotic floor care machine offers improved and customizable navigation capabilities through its TASKI IntelliPath™ function and increased processor power.

TASKI IntelliPath™ is a highly intelligent teach-and-repeat function that allows anyone to easily customize a floor cleaning routine in seconds. The unique one-button operation lets users record and save their own floor care routes, including specific cleaning settings, while operating the machine at full speed.

“The new TASKI IntelliPath feature transforms robotic cleaning by giving users collaborative and flexible control of floor care within their facilities,” said Marcel Muller, Global Marketing Director TASKI Machines, Robotics, TASKI. “After years of proven success with SWINGOBOT, we’ve now combined human skills with the repeat accuracy of a robot for cleaning excellence time after time. This machine will help companies raise their game by driving operational efficiency, improving cleaning performance and empowering employees working in essential cleaning roles.”

SWINGOBOT 3000 combines advanced cleaning and technology capabilities with the trusted expertise of TASKI. Unlike many competitor solutions, the TASKI machine does not rely on outside markings like QR codes to understand its positioning. State-of-the-art sensors, including 2D LIDAR and sonar, deliver the highest intelligence of robotic navigation and obstacle avoidance for safe and fully autonomous cleaning. Once a user has created their customized path, one-button operation allows them to start the machine’s shift so they can focus on other high-level tasks.

Connected to the cloud, the SWINGOBOT 3000 machine offers remote support and data monitoring, as well as the following smart TASKI® functions included as standard.

  • TASKI IntelliPath™ – a build-your-own-route function that enables users to record and replay cleaning paths to have the full control and flexibility of autonomous cleaning
  • TASKI IntelliTrail™ – a fleet management system that gives managers remote access to machine location, activity and critical service information 
  • TASKI IntelliTrak™ – a solution for measuring site performance of the machine and for conducting software updates 
  • TASKI IntelliDose™ – a closed-pouch system that lets facilities select the optimal amount of chemical for any task and floor type  
  • TASKI IntelliFlow™ – solution-flow technology that delivers the proper amount of cleaning solution and water onto the floor according to the speed of the machine to reduce waste and ensure floors are always dry after cleaning 

For more information, visit


TORONTO, ON, Nov. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Days Inns - Canada today announced a partnership deal with Curling Canada for the 2019-2020 curling season. Under the agreement, Days Inns - Canada will join other well-known brands as a national partner for Curling Canada’s Season of Champions (SOC) Events that include The Home Hardware Canada Cup, The OK Tire & BKT Tires Continental Cup of Curling, The New Holland Canadian Juniors, The Scotties Tournament of Hearts, The Tim Hortons Brier and The World Curling Championships.

Curling Canada is thrilled to welcome Days Inns - Canada onboard as a first-time partner for our Season of Champions Events,” Katherine Henderson, Chief Executive Officer of Curling Canada. “This partnership is a great fit and we look forward to helping Days Inn showcase their brand and interact with fans at some of Canada’s most beloved curling events.”

The sponsorship will feature Days Inn branded LED-animated rinkboards, web presence and print advertising along with a 15-second TV spot that will air on TSN. The hotel chain will also receive an opportunity to interact with curling fans from across the country via an in-venue kiosk for the closing weekends of Tim Hortons Brier in Kingston, ON and the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, SK.

“We are very excited to partner with Curling Canada and engage with curlers and fans across the country,” said Ally Wesson, Senior Director of Marketing, Days Inns - Canada. “With 115 hotels from coast to coast, we welcome the opportunity to be their home away from the house!.”


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