A Bed & Breakfast Conference of special interest to
Iowa B & B innkeepers, resort, retreat, & small hotel owners
Iowa's Largest Association of Bed and Breakfast Inns
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Iowa Bed & Breakfast Guild’s 2013 Spring Conference
Sunday, March 17
Glidden House Bed & Breakfast
2640 Donna Reed Road, Denison, IA
Sunday Afternoon: Tour 2 Unique Private Collections, not open to the public – Tour #1: 3:00 – 4:00 pm – By special arrangements, tour a large, private collection of Minneapolis/Moline farm implements, featuring both rare models and one-of-a-kind toy replicas. Tour will begin at 3:00 and will be guided by Marty Mohr, owner. Pre-registration is required and tour size will be limited. $5.00/person. Directions to location will be provided when you register.
Tour #2: 4:30 – 5:30 pm. Also by special arrangements, tour a private “Collection of Collectibles” (!), including—we promise—something for everyone! Be amazed at what the Holzworth family has assembled over time, as you wander from room to room. Self-guided ‘come-and-go’ tour, pre-registration not necessary. (Located in private home right next door to the Glidden House.)
Sunday Evening: Innkeepers’ Social — 5:30 – 9:00 pm. Clarice and Gary, Inn-keepers at Glidden House Bed & Breakfast, invite you to join your fellow innkeepers for an evening of food, fun, and friendship. Meet and greet others who share the same daily tasks as you. Share your thoughts about the challenges and victories at your B&B or just come to socialize! Tour the Inn. Enjoy the magnificent view. Partake of a delicious variety of heavy hors d’oeuvres. If you wish, bring an Iowa beer or wine to share. If you can’t come on Monday, don’t miss out on Sunday’s opportunity to visit with your peers. $20/person.
Monday, March 18
15th Annual Spring Conference
WHERE: Santa Maria Winery, 218 W. 6th Street, Carroll, Iowa
Santa Maria Winery is a unique, old-world style uban winery, tasting bar, bistro/restaurant, and events center located in downtown Carroll, Iowa. Located in an old, abandoned auto dealership, the building has been beautifully renovated, with its courtyard and outdoor fireplaces, and nothing has been spared in décor and design to make time spent there an experience to remember. Well worth a trip to Carroll just to see the Winery itself! Check it out at: http://www.santamariawinery.com/
WHEN: Monday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Registration: 7:30 – 8:00 am. A Continental Breakfast will be provided, so come early and network with fellow innkeepers.
8:00 -- The morning session will kick off with Special Guest Speaker Nola Cartmill, JD, of the Des Moines firm of Belin, McCormick, Attorneys at Law, who will discuss the implications and applicability of ADA public accommodations laws to the entire spectrum of innkeepers from casual to professional. (Are you up on the latest regulations for compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act? Many of us got into the industry because we loved the idea of opening our homes to new friends, cultivating an atmosphere of welcome warmth. Could our beloved B&Bs be ticking time bombs of litigation?) Other highlights will include Social Media Specialist Shelly Turner, of Turner Marketing Consulting, who will discuss the values to be gained from using the various forms of Social Media—and how to get the most benefit for time spent; Colleen Murphy, Partnerships Manager at the Iowa Tourism Office, who will bring us up to speed on what’s new with tourism in Iowa in 2013; and Nancy Fauser, IBBG member and Owner and Innkeeper of Heavenly Habitat B&B, in Winterset, where she also operates a successful retail shop, specializing in ‘finding new uses for old items.’ Nancy will share with us her passion and ideas for the art of “repurposing, upcycling, and reusing” old things. We’ll also have time for a tour of the Winery, the announcement of IBBG Award winners, and our traditional Afternoon Tea.
A buffet lunch, will be served at noon, and a surprise game of chance will keep you on your toes and laughing right up to the final “Bingo!” at the end of the day.
Once again, we don’t think you’ll be disappointed. This promises to be another great conference, so we hope to see you there! Plan now to take advantage of this opportunity to be exposed to some new ideas, learn from seasoned experts and network with fellow innkeepers.
Conference Lodging Information
The Carrollton Inn is just a few blocks away from the Winery. To reserve lodging, call 1-800-798-3535. (Be sure to identify yourself as an Iowa Bed & Breakfast Guild Conference attendee.)
The following IBBG member B&Bs invite you to stay with them; ask for non-breakfast rates.
The Glidden House B&B Inn, Denison: 712-263-2238 or 712-265-1068
Adams Street Bed & Breakfast, Carroll (Just a block from the winery): 712-792-5198
Fill out the enclosed registration form today or call Shellie at 1-800-743-IOWA (4692)
2010 Iowa Bed and Breakfast Guild Spring Conference:
"Sweeten Your Profits"
Agreed: Great Conference!
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