© 2017 Jennifer Sokolowsky

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Samples of my work, including blog posts, articles, email campaigns, and more for companies including Marriott, Avalara, RootMetrics, Women's Wear Daily, and BrandChannel

December 29, 2017

Sexual harassment is in the spotlight, with an avalanche of high-profile accusations and falls from grace. But the issue doesn’t just affect politicians and well-known celebrities. The increased awareness around the issue has also brought more sexual harassment complaints at all...

December 2, 2017

For vacation rental owners, one of the challenges of lodging tax is that one property can be governed by several different tax jurisdictions. This means that if you rent out a vacation property, you may be responsible for collecting separate lodging taxes for the state, county, c...

October 18, 2017

From hurricanes in the East to wildfires in the West, the past few months have seen an on-going slew of natural disasters in the United States. Fires and floods don’t care whether a property is inhabited by owners or renters. However, most states have laws that  address how landl...

March 23, 2017

Building your own business takes big dreams—but the complexity of dealing with sales tax can be a nightmare. At Avalara, our dream is to take care of sales-tax compliance so that you can focus on doing what you love. Our AvaTax solution automates every aspect of sales tax, at a p...

March 23, 2017

When you’re a small business dealing with sales tax, you probably don’t have a tax expert on staff to tell you what you need to do to comply. It’s up to you to figure out the correct procedures for registration, filing, and paying taxes, not to mention making sure you are collect...

March 22, 2017

When it’s time to buy a home, we all have our wish lists. In the ‘60s, that might have included shag carpet, and in the ‘70s, it might have been an avocado-green stove. But styles change, and those dream-house wish lists change as well. Today, when we are so dependent on our mobi...

March 21, 2017

When Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirrors” opened at Seattle Art Museum earlier this year, images of the avant-garde artist’s eye-catching installations began showing up on social-media feeds all around town.

With Kusama’s polka-dotted, light-strewn, selfie-friendly ins...

March 20, 2017

ONE18 EMPIRE has earned a reputation for its delicious shared plates, handcrafted cocktails and extensive whiskey collection. In March, the popular downtown restaurant adds signature housemade charcuterie boards to its regular menu.


Charcuterie boards have existed since ONE18 EMP...

March 19, 2017

This award entry that I wrote for the Marriott Calgary Downtown won the hotel the prestigious 2016 Calgary White Hat hospitality award, which recognizes the city's best in the tourism industry.

The Calgary Marriott Downtown, while drawing on its storied history of hospitality, has...

March 15, 2017

Pusser’s Rum may have won its trademark battle, but it seems to be losing the war when it comes to public opinion – especially among bartenders.

According to The Lo-Down, the British Virgin Islands-based rum brand recently sued New York’s up-and-coming Painkiller Tiki Bar, saying...

March 14, 2017

Altes Zollhaus’ charm comes from its skillful balance of seemingly opposing elements: rustic versus urban, traditional versus cutting-edge, and, in the warm-weather months, outside versus inside. The restaurant’s outdoor dining area stretches across a cobblestone drive and bloom-...

March 12, 2017

Anyone who has taken the time to read the label of a bottle of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey has probably taken note of the population of Lynchburg, Tenn., the town where Jack Daniel’s is distilled: 361.

Well, its population hasn’t been that number for decades, and Jack Daniel’s...

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