Press Release June 16, 2011

Be Our Guest Launches New Special Event Executive Home Rental Service

Benton Harbor, MI – Be Our Guest, a home rental service for special events, was officially launched to provide the ultimate guest experience when visiting Southwest Michigan.

“Be Our Guest will offer a unique list of services for local homeowners and visitors that will go beyond the typical vacation rental opportunities. We will assist local homeowners who wish to make their home available for guests during special events and year round with worry free, pre and post preparation of their home for rental. We also will assist corporate clients, event participants, groups and individuals with finding exceptional housing during the 2012 and 2014 Senior PGA events,” stated Nancy McDonnall, founding partner of Be Our Guest, LLC.

McDonnall continued “For local home owners, Be Our Guest will offer online promotion, assistance with preparing the property for rent, rental contacts, reservation and invoicing services, post preparation of the home and a 24-hour hotline. Homeowners that don’t have experience with renting will find our services thorough and reduce the troublesome details. Our team includes local business owners who have strong ties to the communities of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph and we want to assure homeowners that we will take care of their home as if it were our own.”

For guests coming to Southwestern Michigan, Be Our Guest will offer one central contact for accommodations, transportation arrangements, concierge services, and a 24 hour hotline.

Joan Walters, also a partner in Be Our Guest stated, “We want to offer the ‘locals’ perspective when visitors come to our area. The Senior PGA event is going to be overwhelming in many respects so we want to take the uncertainty out of the trip for guests and offer reservation services for restaurants, catering, grocery delivery, and just try to meet requests as much as possible. This will require us involving a lot of other local businesses and helping to promote their services.”

“We are actively looking for homes to rent now and for the Senior PGA Tournament,” stated Be Our Guest partner, Bob Walck. “We are already receiving calls to rent homes. For those who are interested in renting their homes, they can contact us through our website.”

Other Be Our Guest partners include Judy Cannan and John Bolger. All of the partners reside in Benton Harbor and St. Joseph. The office and call center are located in Benton Harbor and near the Harbor Shores Golf Course. The promotional website is online and rental applications and reservations services are being accepted for this year and next. For further information please email