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September 28 & 29, 2014


The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne
211 N Lucerne Circle, East
Orlando, FL  32801
407.648.5188  Room Reservations  $109/Night

Overflow Room Reservations Available at:  Embassy Suites $109/Night
Free Trolley Service to Conference Location




Will Seccome, President & CEO of Visit Florida - Keynote Speaker

The B&B Team - State of the Industry

Wayne Howell - Insurance affecting B & B's

Rick Akins, Dept. of Business & Professional Regulation, Hotel Restaurant Division

Mary Hughes, Inns Magazine, Marketing

Lisa Kolb, Acorn Internet Service - PreConferrence Intensive

Pat McCauley, InsideOut Solutions - Technology

Round Table Discussions from Weddings to Marketing to Technology

Don't miss out on keeping up to date with the hospitality industry.

Conference RegistrationSign Up Here.
Registration Fee includes Sunday Night Banquet Dinner & Monday Breakfast & Lunch.

Acorn Internet Service:  Pre-Conference Intensive Workshop - Don't miss out on learnng from Lisa Kolb  (Sunday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Do You Know what you Don’t Know?

The internet continues to change at the speed of light.  And we all know that Google is the leading and foremost search engine used by your guests today! So, knowing what Google wants and giving it to them as part of your online strategy is THE BEST FIRST STEP in achieving high placement in local (red bubbles or carousel), maps, organic, mobile results and paid listings (mobile and desktop).

Did you know that Google tells you what they want from your online presence via published guideline documentation and testing tools?  Whether it comes to mobile, speed, usability, SEO, SEM, Rich Snippets, Authorship and Publisher tags, the list goes on!  Come to this intensive session, and learn all about what Google wants from your online presence.

Register before August 1st, 2014 and receive a custom report card for your Inn that ties directly to the step-by-step educational teaching during this session.

Acorn University Students:  No additional charge.
Current FBBI Members:  $49.00
Non Members:  $99.00

Aspiring Workshop Registration: Sign Up Here


There’s much to learn about Innkeeping before you open a bed and breakfast.   The Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns Association will be hosting an Aspiring Innkeeper Workshop as a pre-conference activity prior to the 2014 FBBI Conference on Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm in Orlando, Florida at The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne.  You’ll learn the “ins and outs” of starting a bed breakfast from experts, The B&B Team, Peter Scherman and Rick Wolf.  You will leave with an understanding of the steps you need in buying or starting a bed and breakfast, acquisition, valuation, financing, staffing, innkeeping and hospitality. An informative and fun day of learning what you need to know before starting a bed and breakfast endeavor!

 As an Aspiring Innkeeper you need a clear vision of starting a bed and breakfast as a business and a lifestyle. In this workshop we will address and work with you to understand all aspects of this wonderful and rewarding career. Our goal is to insure that your goals are met as you work through the process. We will work with you to help you decide whether Innkeeping is the right profession for you, personally and financially. Your workshop provides a comprehensive overview of starting a bed and breakfast from Amenities to Zoning.

The One Day Aspiring Workshop:   $99.00 for one person or $125.00 for couple (2)

FBBI Conference Banquet Sunday and Social Hour with Vendors:

If you wish to stay after the workshop, you will enjoy the conversation and camaraderie with experienced and successful innkeepers, your fellow attendees and Trade Show Vendors.  Includes Banquet Dinner Sunday.  5:00 pm – 8:00 pm:   $100.00 for each person

Full Conference Registration & Aspiring Workshop:  Includes Full Conference, Aspiring Workshop,  Banquet Sunday, Breakfast and Lunch Monday:  $399.00 for one person or $700.00 for couple (2)

2014 Conference Trade Show


Unique Angles Photography
Marcus Burg

P.O. Box 20793
Keizer, OR  97307





Amenities & Supplies

Comphy Co
Shantell Denson
7034 Portal Way, #110
Ferndale, WA  98248
Phone:     323.225.8234
Website:   www.comphy.com
Email:       Shantell@Comphy.com
Premium Bed Sheets, SPA Table Linen

Gilchrist & Soames
Christine Thompson
2425 East Perry Road
Plainfield, IN  46168
Phone:     317.786.8286
Website:   www.gilchristsoames.com 
Email:      CMThompson@gilchristsoames.com
Luxury hotel amenities. 

214 Old Meadow Way
Palm Beach Gardens, Fl  33418
Kenny Marder, Suzanne St Clair
Phone:  877.754.8297
Website:  www.bigordersavings.com
Email:  kennymarder@hotmail.com
Finest Personal Care Spa Amenities

The Turkish Towel Company
Twyla Sickmiller
Phone:      336.783.7588
Website:   www.turkishtowelcompany.com
Email:       turktowels@hotmail.com

Financial Services

Tom Weiskotten Credit Card Processing
Tom Weiskotten
626 Point Road
Willsboro, NY  12996
Phone:    518.963.7272
Email:  tmw@willex.com


Herbie Wiles Insurance
Doug Wiles, CPCU
Wayne Howell, Agent
400 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd.
P.O. Box 3067
St. Augustine, FL  32805
Phone:     904.209.3805
email: dwiles@herbiewiles.com

Internet Services & Marketing

Acorn Internet Service
Lisa Kolb
P.O. Box 1602
Colorado Springs, CO  80901
Phone:   719.329.0977
Email:    info@acorn-is.com
Website:  http://acorn-is.com

Janice Hurley
1011 West 5th Street, Suite 300
Austin, TX  78703
Phone:       512.322.2700
Website:    www.BedandBreakfast.com
Email:        Jhurley@bedandBreakfast.com
Technology and Marketing

Patricia Wood
220 West Mercer Street, Suite 500
Seattle, WA  98119
Phone:  206.209.4630
Email:  patricia@buuteeq.com
Website: www.buuteeq.com
Online marketing software, desktop and mobile website design

Inns Magazine
Mary Hughes, Editor-in-Chief
Digital Format.
Spa Life Magazine http://www.spalifemagazine.com
V: 519-767-6059 ext 29
521 Woolwich Street,
Guelph ON N1H 3X,

InsideOut Solutions
Pat McCauley
436 S. Sequim Avenue
Sequim, WA  89382
Phone:     800.500.8401
Website:   www.insideout.com
Email:      info@insideout.com
Website Hosting, Design, Webinars

Guestbook Archive
Peter Askew
1820 Peachtree Street, NW #902
Atlanta, GA  30309
Phone:  404.272.1159
Website:  www.guestbookarchive.com
Email:     peter@guestbookarchive.com
Digitizing guestbook reviews.

Matt Bare
1922 Armory Drive
Mt. Pleasant, SC  29466
Website:  www.Q4Launch.com
Email:     matt@Q4Launch.com
The inbound marketing process.  A proven system for Bed and Breakfast Operators.

Randall Peterson Designs, Inc.
Randal Peterson
625 Schilling Circle NW
Forrest Lake, MN  55025
Phone:     651.402.0362
Website:   www.creative-artwork.com
Email:      creative.artwork@mac.com

P.O. Box 249

Venice, FL  34284
Annalee Morris




Real Estate

Bed and Breakfast Consultant Service
Patrice Detwiler, Realtor

Email:  pattiedetwiler@gmail.com
Phone:  561.223.3201

The B&B Team
Peter Scherman and Rick Wolf
P.O. Box 399
Scottsville, VA  24590
Phone:      434.286.4600
Website:   www.bbteam.com
Email:      PeterScherman@bbteam.com
Inn Consultants and Brokers

Lodging Realty Services
Edward L. Xanders
4145 Yardley Circle,
Tallahassee, FL  32309
Phone:     850.893.6010
Website:   www.interimhospitality.com
Email:      ihcex@comcast.net

Reservation Systems

Reservation Nexus
David Mayfield
523 N State Road 198, Suite 201
Salem, UT  84653
Phone: 877.236.2685
Website: www.resnexus.com

E-mail: dmayfield@resnexus.com

Davasha Bacon
1011 West 5th St, Suite 300
Austin, TX  78703
Phone:  512.505.1123
Website:  www.RezOvation.com
Email:  dbacon@homeaway.com

Quarterly Board Meeting

September 30, 2014  9:00 am

Location: Courtyard at Lake Lucerne, Orlando, Fl


FBBI 2010 Conference Virtual Tour and Slideshow

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*As a reminder, ALL Member Inns are always welcome at our Board Meetings.

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