Roomer, the online marketplace where people can sell their nonrefundable hotel reservations has gone national. About $8.6 billion is wasted annually in nonrefundable hotel room cancellations. Hotel rooms available through Roomer provide savings of up to 50 percent off the original price and include properties in areas such as New York City’s trendy Chelsea, rooms on The Strip in Las Vegas and palatial suites in San Francisco. Details: www.roomertravel.com.
Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers Foundation, Atlanta, surpassed the $2.2 million mark in money raised in its Advancing Cable Excellence campaign, including 12 new platinum sponsors, which contributed $100,000 each. Details: foundation.scte.org.
Higher Logic, a private social network software provider to associations, is ranked #18 among the Top 100 Washington companies in Inc.’s seventh annual Inc. 500|5000, a ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Higher Logic’s overall ranking was 1,653. Also, because Higher Logic’s employee base has doubled over the past three years, the company is moving to the Air Force Association building at 1501 Lee Highway, Suite 303, Arlington, Va. 22209.