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Professional Organization for Corporate Housing Industry Names “Company of the Year”

DENVER, February 12, 2013 - After a year of growth, increased mainstream awareness, and continued dedication to customer service and education, (CHBO), an online marketplace connecting corporate housing companies, private landlords and managers of furnished, short-term corporate housing by owner company of the yearrentals with tenants in need of temporary housing, is proud to be named as "Company of the Year - Associate Partner," by the Corporate Housing Provider's Association (CHPA), the professional organization for the international corporate housing industry.

CHPA is the only professional organization dedicated to supporting more than 220 corporate housing providers worldwide. The "Company of the Year - Associate Partner" award annually honors a company that provides goods or services to the industry and that has demonstrated commitment and excellence as a partner to the corporate housing industry.

"We believe corporate housing should be in reach to anyone who desires a different kind of extended stay lodging experience beyond a transient hotel. The CHBO online marketplace connects individual property owners and professional providers with tenants and companies in need of corporate housing," says Kimberly Smith, CCHP, who co-founded CHBO with her husband Eric Smith. "We will continue our mission to bridge the gap between individual corporate housing providers and tenants, and we will continue to bring more attention to and success for the corporate housing industry."

Mary Ann Passi, CEO of the CHPA, says, "This award recognizes CHBO's support and acknowledges its diligence and dedication to the corporate housing industry and to CHPA. Kimberly and Eric Smith are true professionals running a company that focuses on creating good working partnerships with other providers and actively contribute to the success of the corporate housing industry."

AvenueWest Corporate Housing, also founded by the Smiths, won the CHPA 2010 "Company of the Year" award as a traditional corporate housing provider, making them the first entrepreneurs to win in both categories.

About Corporate Housing by Owner (CHBO) was founded in 2006 to connect private homeowners and real estate investors offering furnished, short-term rentals with corporate housing seekers such as traveling executives, relocated professionals, traveling nurses, actors, athletes, etc. CHBO gives individual homeowners and investors tools to manage a corporate housing property themselves and helps them market their properties to a mass audience turning to corporate housing to fulfill their lodging needs. Visit online at

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