News & Updates

News from Southern Innkeeper Members

 Pineapple PR

Pineapple Public Relations is a full-service PR, social and digital marketing agency with more than 20 years of success serving clients in the tourism, hospitality and lifestyle industries. We specialize in providing strategic public relations planning and implementation for our clients and infusing it with a genuine passion for what we do.



Long-standing and extensive media relationships, strategic social and digital knowledge, industry insight and an experienced staff enable us to provide unparalleled value and service. Our ability to put an established network of media contacts immediately in touch with you makes working with Pineapple Public Relations a cost-effective marketing solution.

We measure our success by your results!


Although Pineapple Public Relations prides itself in being highly specialized in the hospitality space, don’t for a minute think of us as a smaller “boutique” agency. We are a full-service media communications company equipped to represent clients large and small – from one of the largest counties in North Carolina to an exclusive five-star resort, and a state-wide parks system.


Our track record of delivering stellar results with a substantial ROI has resulted in long-term relationships with our clients. We’re honored to provide successful public relations services for many outstanding clients – and even more proud that so many of them have chosen to partner with us time and time again, several going on 10 years.


From mountain escapes, luxury resorts, golf courses, pristine beaches and private islands to historic hotels, adventure parks, James Beard award-winning chefs, and everything in between, our clients represent some of the best in travel and hospitality.

Click here for information on our Travel Media Meet-up this November in Birmingham!


Deborah Stone, President

(404) 237-3761

 Welcome new member, Lance Wagar, Pandion Alliance

Pandion Alliance is one of the largest owners of Premier Purchasing Group, which is the largest GPO in the country.  We aggregate extremely aggressive contracts in very high areas of spend such as Food, Janitorial, Office Products, Textile Products, Merchant Services, Uniforms, Matting and hundreds more.  Pandion holds contracts with most of the leading companies in the country like US Foods, Georgia Pacific, Kimberly Clark, Cintas, American Textile, Grainger, Home Depot Pro, Staples and many more.  Our membership is absolutely free and we have no financial commitments. Bottom line, your members can take advantage of any of our cost saving contracts with no long term commitment and we hold our pricing on average for 3 year contract cycles. Pandion averages 10-15% savings in Food and Janitorial costs within the hospitality segment.

Lance Wagar
270 Scenic Overlook Dr
Nebo, NC  28761

 Welcome new member, Eric Silinsh, Glavé & Holmes Architecture

A nationally recognized architecture, interior design, and planning firm, Glavé & Holmes Architecture was founded in 1965 in Richmond, Virginia. The firm of 70 architects, interior designers, historic preservationists, and supporting staff, maintains a diverse and integrated portfolio demonstrating expertise in numerous market areas, including Higher Education, Cultural, Civic, Hospitality, and Residential. Clients are provided with comprehensive services whether projects involve new buildings, additions to buildings, renovations, or adaptive reuse. G&HA upholds an ongoing legacy of creating highly functional, context-specific designs that fit into the cultural and historical milieu of a given community. Extensive experience and talent conjures the historical and architectural values necessary to create a desirable and lasting impact.


Eric Silinsh, Director, Hospitality Studio
2101 East Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23223
(804) 649-9303

 Welcome new member, Debra MacKinnon, Signature Napkins


The internationally recognized and awarded leader in luxury napkins, Signature Napkins is the preferred napkin for exclusive brands.  We combine the elegance of fine linens and expert craftmanship to satisfy the most discerning clients.  The new napkins have a unique strengthened construction, improved hand and aesthetic design.  Signature Napkins reimagined cotton napkins have been selected by Forbes Travel Guide as the Official Cotton Cocktail Napkins of 2019.


Debra MacKinnon
306 Jersey Ave
Spring Lake, NJ 07762