Upcoming Tradeshows & Conferences April-July, 2016


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AIHP Knowledge Sharing Summit and Marketplace


Dates: Monday, April 4th through Wednesday, April 6th

Website: http://www.independent-innkeeping.org/


Sheraton Music Hotel
777 McGavock Pike
Nashville, TN 37214



Montana Bed and Breakfast Association Convention


Dates: Sunday, April 10 through Tuesday, April 12th

Website: http://www.mtbba.com/

Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown
200 South Pattee Street
Missoula, MT 59802



Idaho Conference on Recreation & Tourism


Dates: Tuesday, May 3rd through Thursday, May 6th

Website: http://commerce.idaho.gov/tourism-resources/tourism-industry-development/conferences-trade-shows-and-workshops

Best Western Plus University Inn
1516 Pullman Rd
Moscow, ID 83843

Upcoming Tradeshows & Conferences January-March, 2016


aDates: Sunday, January 10 through Thursday, January 14, 2016

Website: http://www.innkeeping.org/

Reservations can be made at the Renaissance Austin Hotel to stay during the conference.

Renaissance Austin Hotel ($169)
9721 Arboretum Boulevard
Austin, TX
(512) 343-2626




  Dude Ranchers Association

aDates: Wednesday, January 20 through Sunday, January 23, 2016

Website: http://www.duderanch.org/

Reservations can be made at the Holiday Inn of Blair Hotels to stay during the conference.

Holiday Inn of Blair Hotels
Cody, WY




California Bed & Breakfast Association

aDates: Sunday, January 31 through Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Website: http://www.cabbi.com/

Reservations can be made at the Monterey Marriot to stay during the conference.

Monterey Marriot
350 Calle Principal
Monterey, California 93940



Bed & Breakfast Association of Virginia

aDates: Sunday, February 21 through Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Website: http://www.innvirginia.com/

Reservations can be made at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel to stay during the conference.

Stonewall Jackson Hotel
24 S Market St
Staunton, VA 24401




 Illinois B&B Association Annual Conference

aDates: Sunday, February 28 and 29 to Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Website: http://www.illinoisbnb.com/

Reservations can be made at the East Land Suites Hotel & Conference Center to stay during the conference.

East Land Suites Hotel & Conference Center
1801 Eastland Drive
Bloomington, Illinois

Mid Atlantic Innkeepers Trade Show & Conference

aDates: Sunday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 31, 2016

Website: www.midatlanticinnkeepers.com

Reservations can be made at the The Williamsburg Lodge to stay during the conference.

The Williamsburg Lodge
310 S.England Street
Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Upcoming Tradeshows & Conferences November through December 2015


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Washington Bed & Breakfast Guild Annual Meeting & Conference

aDates: November 2nd and 3rd

Website: www.wbbg.com



Reservations can be made at the Marcus Whitman Hotel to stay during the conference. a



Marcus Whitman Hotel
6 W Rose St.
Walla Walla, WA 99362



Maine Innkeepers Conference

aDates: November 4th and 5th

Website: www.maineinns.com

Reservations can be made at the Hilton Garden Inn to stay during the conference.

Our lush gardens are beautiful while in full bloom.

Hilton Garden Inn
5 Park St
Freeport, ME 04032
(207) 865-1433



Pennsylvania Association Bed and Breakfast Inns Conference and Trade Show 

aDates: November 4th and 5th

Website: www.painns.com

Reservations can be made at the Ramada Conference Center to stay during the conference.a


Ramada Conference Center
1450 S Atherton Street
State College, PA


Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association Conference and Trade Show w/ MBBA

aDates: November 8th through November 10th

Website: http://www.wbba.org/index.php


Reservations can be made at the Holiday Inn South I-94 to stay during the conference.

Holiday Inn South I-94
4751 Owen Ayres Court Eau Claire
WI 54701




Kentucky’s Annual Educational Conference and Exhibitor Trade Show

aDates: November 8th through November 10th

Website: http://www.kentuckybb.com/

Reservations can be made at the Asbury Inn to stay during the conference.

Asbury Inn
1 June Ryan Circle
Willmore, KY 40390



AH&LA Conference and HX

aDates: November 8th through November 10th

Website: http://www.ahla.com/


Visit the official HX: The Hotel Experience website at, www.thehotelexperience.us for a list of hotels offering special rates for the show. Conference attendance is at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Where:Javits Convention Center
Jacob K. Javits
Convention Center
655 W. 34th St
New York, New York



Washington Lodging Association Annual Convention & Trade Show 

bDates: November 15th through November 17th

Website: http://www.walodging.org/convention/

Reservations can be made at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue to stay during the conference.

Hyatt Regency Bellevue
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, Washington, 98004
425- 462-1234




Bed and Breakfast Inns of Missouri’s Fall Conference and Annual Meeting

aDates: November 17th through November 18th

Website: www.bbim.org

Reservations can be made at Hermann Hill Vineyard and Inn to stay during the conference.

Hermann Hill Vineyard and Inn
711 Wein St
Hermann, Missouri 65041


Innkeeping Story- Clary Sage Bed and Breakfast


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aWith final approval given on the opening of The Clary Sage Bed and Breakfast located in Roswell, New Mexico, Rick Wiles and Janlee Zumwalt began their newest adventure in the art of innkeeping. Rick spoke with enthusiasm about what they have done for their bed and breakfast and Janlee added more detail in email about the uniqueness in location of their place. Converting a California mission style home into an official bed and breakfast had its challenges with zoning which they learned and through proven research found the best solutions.

Q: How long have you been in business?

We actually just opened. We got all our licenses. There was a slight delay with the zoning which we have taken care of. Now, we are finishing up on our marketing and website.a

As we were going through the licensing process, we contacted all the local neighbors as we wanted their support in the process. We did an open house for the neighbors and community. They got to sample some of our desserts and coffee.

Q: Why did you decide to go into innkeeping?

This was the brainstorm of my partner, Janlee Zumwalt. We had always looked at historical homes and other properties. We “tripped” over this historical home which is hundred and one years old. There were no bed and breakfasts within the city limits of Roswell. We felt there was a need and the house was just perfect to become a bed and breakfast.a

Q: What is your signature breakfast?

J- At this time I don’t have a signature breakfast simply because we are just starting the B&B and are anxious to try out different recipes for item such as sweet rolls, quiches, scones, yogurt, granola, and a variety of muffins (all homemade of course!) I just tried a recipe for baked pears with caramel sauce and a dollop of homemade yogurt and my family gave it rave reviews.

Q: What’s the best thing you have done for your business?b

Along with taking the place back to much of its original look, the way the rooms are decorated really has added elegance to it. One of the hidden treasures we found was a hundred year old chandelier. And, we found a dining room table with its full set. We estimate it is over a hundred years old. We found out it was from a company back east called Lincoln. A friend use to own the company and gave us the history.

Q: What’s the biggest challenge you had to overcome?

J-The biggest challenge in starting the B&B was convincing the city planning and zoning committee to allow us to obtain the special use permit that was required to open the business. It did delay the opening of the business for about sixty days.

Government funding for historical homes does have restrictions. I would have needed to meet their requirement if I had wanted funding from the government.

Q: What motto do you live by?

J- Do to other as you would want them to do to you.

Q: What is unique about your inn?b

We are the only official bed and breakfast in Roswell. The place we bought was a home before we made it into a bed and breakfast. We have a wrap around porch. We tried to restore the house to as much original as possible. We restored some of the floors to its original woodwork called tiger oak. We put in a pool table and we will continue to add to the place.

The yard is big enough for an outdoor wedding.  I am currently restoring a water fountain and we will have an outdoor BBQ. Also, it is five minutes in walking from downtown with its museums, art center, and more.

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?

J- Rick and I are both personal trainers, firefighters, EMT’s, and massage therapists and have enjoyed doing all of those things at some point and time. There’s not a lot of free time lately but we do enjoying bike riding our tandem bicycle together or road bikes.

Q: Any fun or helpful advice have you learned from other innkeepers, friends, etc.a

We received overwhelming support from the neighborhood and community. We did our homework and met with everyone from the fire marshal to food & licensing person. We attended a state bed and breakfast organization where we got a lot of insight. We both had businesses of our own so we have past experiences with customer service.

Q: Any little known facts about the town?

Roswell facts- We have great weather, industries ranging from agriculture to aviation. It is home to one of the largest mozzarella cheese factories, once home of Robert Goddard who invented the rocket. The famous Sheriff Pat Garrett of Lincoln county  who shot Billy the Kid was once a resident of Roswell. The not so little known UFO incident of 1947.

 There is a Girl Scout camp in the mountains and one of the largest GridIron circuit challenges was held in Roswell.

cQ: What advice would you give to an aspiring innkeeper.

J-At this time we don’t have a lot of advice for other innkeepers because we are still learning, but if you have a dream to own a B&B then persistence is key and lots of hard work.


Upcoming Tradeshows & Conferences August-October, 2015

Select Registry Membership Conference

aDates: Tuesday, September 8th through Thursday, September 10th

Website: http://www.selectregistry.com/

Reservations can be made at the Casa Marina- A Waldorf Astoria Resort to stay during the conference.a

Casa Marina- A Waldorf Astoria Resort
1500 Reynolds Street
Key West, Florida 33040




Texas Bed & Breakfast Association Annual Convention

a Dates: Sunday, September 13th through Tuesday, September 15th

Website: http://www.texasbb.org/

Reservations can be made at The Tremont House to stay during the conference.

The Tremont House
2300 Ships Mechanic Row
Galveston, TX 77550



Arkansas Hospitality Association Convention and Trade Show

aDates: Wednesday, September 16th through Thursday, September 17th

Website: http://www.arhospitality.org/

Reservations can be made at local hotels and other accommodations to stay during the conference.a

Where: (Conference location only)
Statehouse Convention Center
101 East Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72201


Southern California Hotel & Lodging Conference

bDate: Wednesday, September 23rd

Website: http://www.calodging.com/

Reservations can be made at the Pacific Palms Hotel & Conference Center to stay during the conference.a


Pacific Palms Hotel & Conference Center
One Industry Hills Parkway
City of Industry, CA 91744


Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns Conference

aDates: Monday, September 28th through Tuesday, September 29th

Website: http://www.florida-inns.com/

Reservations can be made at The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne to stay during the conference.a

The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne
211 N Lucerne Circle, East
Orlando, FL 32801


Bed & Breakfast Association of Mississippi & Mississippi Tourism

aDates: Sunday, September 27th through Tuesday, September 29th

Website: http://www.missbab.com/

Reservations can be made at local hotels and other accommodations to stay during the conference.a

Where:  (Conference location only)
Vicksburg Convention Center
1600 Mulberry Street
Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180


Utah Tourism Conference

aDates: Tuesday, October 6th through Thursday, October 8th

Website: http://utahtourism.org/?page_id=11

Reservations can be made at Ruby’s Inn or Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel to stay during the conference.a

Ruby’s Inn
26 So Main
Bryce Canyon City, UT 84764


Bryce Canyon Grand Hotela
30 North 100 East
Bryce Canyon City, UT 84764





Federation of Ontario Bed & Breakfast Accommodation

aDates: Sunday, October 25th through Monday, October 26th

Website: http://www.fobba.com/


St. Jacobs

New England Inns & Resorts Association

aDates: Sunday, October 25th through Tuesday, October 27th

Website: http://www.newenglandinnsandresorts.com/

Reservations can be made The Wequassett Resort & Golf Club to stay during the conference.a

The Wequassett Resort & Golf Club
2173 Route 28
Harwich, MA



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