Compiled ByJill Jusko Do you manufacture commercial grade carpeting appropriate for heavily trafficked hotel lobbies? Can you supply mattresses, institutional food products, those little hotel soaps or other goods to the hospitality industry? If so, you may want to check out SupplierInteractive.com, a supplier-specific resource that connects hotel purchasing decision makers with industry suppliers. Hotel Interactive Inc., the parent company of SupplierInteractive.com, says its new site is more than an industry marketplace. Instead it contains a multitude of services "specifically tailored to the needs of the supplier community." Among the services included are:
A polling mechanism called the "Tradeshow & Event Rater" that allows suppliers to anonymously rate specific trade shows and events; A supplier-specific news-gathering component called "Supplier Wire;" A lead-generation program that connects businesses to individual buyers requesting a supplier's specific product or service; and Renovation and new construction leads.