Washington, D.C. - U.S Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, has named LiveRez of Eagle, Idaho as the “Small Business of the Month” for September 2017. LiveRez will be recognized in the Congressional Record of the Senate.

“Fueled by Tracy Lotz’ tenacious spirit and commitment to growing and adapting along with rapidly changing technology, LiveRez is another great small business success story from the great state of Idaho,” said Risch. “I am proud to recognize LiveRez in the Congressional Record of the Senate and am confident they will continue to provide innovative services and ideas to their ever-growing customer base the world over.”

LiveRez was founded by Tracy Lotz in 2008, after years of research and development within the vacation rental sector. Tracy started his journey with vacation rentals in 1994, when he launched First Choice Vacation Properties, one of the few early websites where managers were able to advertise their vacation rentals online. It wasn't until 2002 that Tracy and his nephew Jeremy started building websites for their clientele of professional vacation rental managers, and within a year they were pioneering online bookings in real time. In 2005, the Lotz’ shifted from providing the service at an incremental level to designing software that would be 100% cloud-based. In January 2008, LiveRez was launched as the first all-in-the-cloud management system. From there, they have continued expanding and innovating with the establishment of the First Advisory Board, mobile websites, and other technical applications that enabled their software to be one of the most sought after management systems for managers not only in the United States, but also around the world. 

The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship oversees proposed legislation on matters relating to entrepreneurship and provides oversight of the Small Business Administration. The committee also researches, investigates and reports all problems relating to America’s small businesses to the full Senate. As Chairman, Risch honors America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Senate each month.