Business History and Profile Much information is readily available about businesses, including names of top officers, company histories, profit and loss statements and application procedures. This paper will be a good opportunity for you to develop your research skills, and spend some time in campus or local libraries tracking down information about a specific company in your hospitality area of interest. There are several sources inside and outside the organization that can provide you with the needed information. These sources include: company newsletters, annual reports, promotional literature, professional journals, newspapers, magazines, chambers of commerce, and professional and trade associations. For specific information about the research process, look at sources like How to Find Information About Companies and Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources. For the names and addresses of various professional and trade associations, see reference books like the Encyclopedia of Associations
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