Linda Beck-Sweeney, owner of Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals, receives the Business Innovation Award from Larry Popkin, vice president of the Clatsop Economic Development Resources Board during CEDR's first Outstanding Business Awards presentation held recently. The award recognized the “significant advances” that Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals has made in technology innovation over the past several years. In 2012, the company developed a “smart phone” application that is available in both Apple and Android phones. The app helps to market the company's 80 vacation homes and promotes other businesses and events in Cannon Beach and Clatsop County. Other innovations include a “status tracker” pro- gram for housekeepers to keep track of houses needing to be cleaned. The company also has contributed thousands of dol- lars and many volunteer hours to local civic and nonprofit groups. Also honored were General Manager Brian Olson and Operations Manager Barbara Cool Olson.

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