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Halloween Cemetery Walking Tour 1 PM

Halloween Cemetery Walking Tour 1 PM
Event on 2017-10-28 13:00:00
Halloween Cemetery Walking Tours with Dallas Heritage Village.  Tour Guide:  Paul McLin with Francis James assisting as health allows.   This beautiful cemetery in the middle of Uptown Dallas, which is still active, began as Trinity Cemetery in 1876.  The name was changed to Greenwood in 1896.  It covers over 30 acres and contains over 15,000 graves.  In addition to its hundreds of noted residents, Greenwood has one of the largest populations of Civil War veterans – both CSA and Union – and some of the finest monuments and mausoleums in the area.  History comes alive here!   This is a walking tour only.  Participants will meet at the designated cemetery for the tour.  Tour will include first person interpretations.

at Greenwood Cemetery
3020 Oak Grove Ave
Dallas, United States


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What upscale restaurants are in walking distance to the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel by the zoo in D.C?

Question by mary: What upscale restaurants are in walking distance to the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel by the zoo in D.C?
I’m trying to plan travel for my boss and he wants some upscale restaurant reservations withen walking distance to this hotel. I found some good restaurants, but they are 2 and 3 miles away. Any ideas?
Thank you guys so much for your help, I’m going to look into all of those and see what they decide they want. I really appreciate all the effort.

Best answer:

Answer by brodyburks
There really isn’t much in the way of *upscale* restaurants in this area- at least not in the sense of upscale to a person that has someone else make their reservations for them… I mean, nothing like Galileo or 1789 downtown. However, there are some good options:

Lebanese Taverna (Lebanese Food)
2641 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC
(202) 265-8681

Tono Sushi
2605 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC
(202) 332-7300

Little India
2623 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

Taste of India
2621 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC
(202) 483-1115

If they want something high end, and are willing to cab it (cabs in DC are extremely easy to find and fairly cheap)

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
1801 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC
(202) 797-0033

1226 36th St NW, Washington, DC
(202) 965-178

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Can anyone give me a good hotel near the cotton bowl in dallas tx and walking distance to fun night life?

Question by SASSA: Can anyone give me a good hotel near the cotton bowl in dallas tx and walking distance to fun night life?

Best answer:

Answer by chato r
Sheraton Suites Market Center

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On Walking the Talk

On Walking the Talk

Recently I was talking with a retailer in his store, and as we were walking around the floor, we came to a rack housing sportswear. Some of the sweaters on the rack were dangling from the hangers. He called over to ask a sales associate to straighten the rack, and we moved on through the store.

I somehow remembered this incident as I was with another manager, this time the general manager of an upscale hotel. We were talking at one end of the hotel lobby, and as his eyes spotted a table with parts of a newspaper and a candy wrapper on it, obviously left by a guest, he excused himself. He walked across the lobby, picked up the newspapers and candy wrapper, disposed of them, and came back to resume our conversation.

I was struck by the difference in management styles of these two executives. The store owner must have felt that as long as the sales associate was just standing there, she should take care of this little job. Something she is paid to do, right? The hotel manager, though responsible on a much larger scale for revenue, staff, and square footage than the store owner, saw it as his job to pick up the trash in the lobby.

The message each manager sent out by his actions could not have been more different. The store owner is comfortable operating on a rather hierachial basis. The hotel manager sees little distinction in his job and that of his staff. But this message should be clear: if you want your staff to instinctively do things without being told, you need to let them see that you yourself instinctively do these things. Your employees are more likely to learn from what you do; not from what you say. Leadership By Example. That’s the way to ensure there is no “my job vs. your job” mentality in your company. Just “our job.”

Today there is a lot of talk about employee performance; how people don’t want to work, are absent a lot, won’t do their job, have no loyalty; always want more money. It’s true, these problems definitely exist. But many of these job performance problems could be headed off by more attention from management.

So in these two articles, let’s talk about some of the things we can do to ensure our associates are the best they can be; perform at the highest level; have the company’s interest at heart; are satisfied in their jobs.

Start here: HIRE FOR ATTITUDE, ATTITUDE, ATTITUDE. This is where everything begins. You can teach your staff new skills; you can’t teach attitude. In the hiring interview, spend enough time in subjective conversation with people to discern their attitude, their manner, their philosophy. To find out more about this aspect, you may want to pose hypothetical situations and ask candidates to describe how they would handle them.

Southwest Airlines hired for Attitude in employing their current Area Marketing Manager in New Orleans. It did not matter to Southwest that this person had absolutely zero previous airline experience (she was in the jewelry business), and had never even set foot in New Orleans before moving here from Dallas to take this position. She has successfully performed this job now for seven years, helping increase Southwest’s business and visibility in this area.

Let’s talk about a very important word: RESPECT. How your employees feel they are valued. The Ritz Carlton hotel group has as its motto: “We are ladies and gentlemen, serving ladies and gentlemen.” The philosophy in this simple sentence implies a relationship of equals; that the company will treat the employees with the same respect that it treats the guests. The Ritz Carlton understands this simple truth: your employees will treat your customers the same way they are treated.


Be clear about what an employee’s duties are; make sure they understand their job description.

Be clear about your standards for appearance (if you have a dress code, etc.). It is entirely reasonable to expect employees to show up for work dressed professionally and appropriately groomed. Of course, that may differ, depending on whether you operate an outdoor plant nursery or a designer apparel store.

Be clear about corporate culture. Part of the Nordstrom company’s training for employees is instilling the corporate culture in all employees, letting them know what is expected of them. Their employees learn to do whatever it takes to make a customer happy. They are trained that Nordstrom believes people in their store are guests and therefore deserve the best service. When employees are trained in to this culture, they can produce the sales results they must achieve for success. The company will trust them with a lot of operational freedom in performing their job. However, if the employee has trouble buying in to this culture, it is safe to say he will not be happy or successful at Nordstrom.

Be clear about the level of customer service the company expects everyone to provide. Is this level a high degree of service (such as Nordstrom) or is service not emphasized in your company in favor of something you are better known for, like the lowest price, etc.

GIVE EMPLOYEES PROPER TOOLS TO WORK WITH. It is your job to provide training to help your people in their performance, to help them constantly improve their skills. Make sure this training reinforces your own specific expectations. This is not just computer register training (which, unfortunately, is what passes today as the only training). Encourage them to attend appropriate seminars at company expense, such as those on customer service, communications skills, sales techniques, time management. Keep a company library of magazines, training books, tapes, & videos. Let them know that you are aware of whatever they do to increase their knowledge. Develop some sort of reward system for employees who take advantage of resources you offer.

Set up a regular schedule for discussing market trends or showing new merchandise. Make sure they understand technical terms (would they know how to correctly answer a customer’s question, such as “why is there sure a huge price difference between this cashmere sweater and this wool sweater?”).

SHARE SOME DECISION-MAKING. As management, you have to make many decisions every day. Share some of this decision-making with your associates. Involve them in this process, and certainly involve them in those decisions that affect them. Ask employees if there are any company policies or procedures that hinder their job performance or their ability to deliver good customer service. If so, study these policies and do whatever you can to change or eliminate them. Then let your employees know what action you are taking (before you take it) in response to their concerns.

There is another very important reason to involve your associates in the decision-making process. Because those who have had a voice in making policy will see that the policy gets implemented. It’s a surefire way to make sure the procedure is followed and there are no complaints about it!

You can tell employees all day long about how important they are to the company…but having them share in policy-making is a way to prove it, to show they are valued. Of course, the responsibility of policy making is management’s, but decisions have a better chance of being right after first getting feedback from those on the front line. The key word here is share.

We all can become bored in our jobs if we feel there is nothing new to learn, no new challenges to conquer, no way to expand our minds, no new contributions to make. Yes, your employees may have to perform the same duties day in, day out, but an enlightened management, one that “walks the talk “(like you) can find ways to help employees become better at these same duties each day and therefore keep them interested and growing.

Copyright 2006, Liz Tahir

Liz Tahir is an international retail consultant, trainer, and speaker who helps small and large store retailers to be more effective and profitable. Based in New Orleans, LA, USA, she can be contacted at (504) 569-1670; liz@liztahir.com; http://www.liztahir.com.


Q&A: Are there any good clubs/bars by the AmericanAirlinesCenter in Dallas w/good music and walking distance?

Question by Eric S: Are there any good clubs/bars by the AmericanAirlinesCenter in Dallas w/good music and walking distance?
reasonably priced too?

Best answer:

Answer by TexHabsfan
Not sure – but try either the hockey or basketball section, they may have ideas.

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Q&A: Any good restaurants within walking distance to the House of Blues in West hollywood?

Question by wtfb: Any good restaurants within walking distance to the House of Blues in West hollywood?
Any good restaurants within walking distance to the House of Blues in West hollywood? We are going to a 7pm concert at HOB and want to have a pre-concert dinner that is closeby. Any suggestions? Thanks alot!

Best answer:

Answer by kbelakziz

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Does anyone know of any walking events in Dallas?

Question by victoria m: Does anyone know of any walking events in Dallas?
I am doing this is for work. We have to do a walk every three months. Now I’m looking for an event in the month of May or June. Any ideas?

Best answer:

Answer by Olivia
I don’t know of any events in May or June, but there every year in October Northpark Mall hosts the Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure.

Its a really cool event to be a part of 🙂

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