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June 2005

Calendar of Events

Planning ahead? Email  so we can start telling folks about your upcoming conference. We highly recommend adding a conference information page to your state association website so we can link directly to it. 


Need Speakers? can help make your state or regional meeting a success. Eric Goldreyer, Sandy Soule, Tim Wilson, Janice Hurley, and Marti Mayne are available to lead educational workshops on a wide variety of topics, including internet marketing, email effectiveness, customer service, promoting and publicizing your B&B, and lots more.


Need vendors?  To maximize vendor participation in your conference, include several hours for your members to enjoy the trade show, in addition to the times when workshops are in progress. Fifteen minutes between workshops is inadequate for all concerned; recent conference evaluations show that innkeepers are placing an increasingly high value on vendor time. Reliable high-speed Internet access is essential.


Email information to, or mail materials to Eric Goldreyer, 700 Brazos Street, Suite B-700, Austin, Texas 78701.


Click here for a complete list of State Associations. Corrections or additions? Please email


June, 2005

June 21-22 Aspiring Innkeeper Workshop, Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia, Orange, VA.


July, 2005 

July 11-13  Louisiana B&B Association (LBBA), Rayne. Information: Lyn Guidry, 337-334-2477, Speaking: Sandy Soule.


August, 2005 

August 28-30  Great Stays of Texas (HAT)YO Ranch Hotel and Conference Center, Kerrville. Information:  1-800-HAT-0368, Aspiring innkeepers workshop, August 28.  Speaking: Eric Goldreyer, Sandy Soule  


September, 2005

September 20-30 Bed & Breakfast Tour of Ireland co-sponsored by Bed & Breakfast Inns of Missouri (BBIM) and Southwest Missouri State University. Information: Myra Miller, 417-836-6533,


November, 2005 

November 2 Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce B&B Committee, Wequasset Inn on Pleasant Bay, MA.  Information: Carol Edmondson, 508-237-1617, Speaking, Sandy Soule, Bill Clarke.


November 6-8  New England Inns & Resorts Association (NEIRA), Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham, Cape Cod, MA. Information:



November 7-8 Empire State Bed and Breakfast Association (ESBBA), Lodge at Welch Allyn, Skaneateles, NY. Aspiring innkeepers’ seminar, November 7.  Information: Speaking: Sandy Soule



January, 2006 

January 24-26  California Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers InnSpire 2006, Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel, Santa Rosa. Aspiring innkeeper seminar, January 23-24. Information: 831-462-9191,  


Save the Date:

January 30-February 1 Innkeepers Conference of the Southeast, co-sponsored by the state B&B associations of NC, SC, VA & WV. Charlotte Marriott Executive Park, Charlotte, NC. Information: Twyla Sickmiller, 336-786-2174,  Aspiring innkeepers’ seminar, January 30.




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