Lynette Owens & Associates (LOA) is taking advantage of new communications technologies to provide up-to-date information to its hotel and insurance clients. The a nine-year-old, Rancho La Costa-based hotel marketing and respresentation firm specializing in the life insurance industry, now has a Web site. At www.lynetteowens.com, meeting executives and hoteliers can get information on the services LOA provides and the hotels it represents. Still in development, the new LOA address will soon include links to sites that customers might find useful, such as LIMRA International, at whose meetings LOA regularly hosts hospitality events for executives in the life insurance industry, and Continental Airlines, which serves as the LOA official airline.

As an alternative to the Internet, Lynette Owens & Associates has also produced a CD-ROM. The new disc takes viewers on a "personal tour" of each hotel and resort that LOA represents, with facts on meeting space, guest rooms, recreation facilities, and other services. The CD-ROM also includes information on Continental Airlines meeting services. To order a CD, contact LOA's San Diego office at (619) 759-0510; fax (619) 759-9194.

In other developments, LOA has a new member supplier, Scottsdale, AZ-based Set Solutions, a full-service event production company. Owned by Karin Alderton-Kilburg, Set Solutions features a comprehensive line of theme parties, props, staging, backdrops, lighting, linen, and centerpieces. With full-time artists on staff, Set Solutions can custom-design to a meeting planner's needs. In addition to Scottsdale, the company serves Palm Springs, San Diego, and Las Vegas and works in other destinations as requested. A division of the company is based in the Vail, CO area. To see photos, color renderings, or a customized proposal, contact LOA.