Posts Tagged ‘Patricia Detwiler’

Aspiring Innkeeper Workshop Florida

Friday, January 23rd, 2015
Pattie Detwiler speaking to Aspiring Innkeepers at the Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns 2014 Conference

Pattie Detwiler Speaking to Aspiring Innkeepers at the Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns 2014 Conference


Sponsored by the Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns Association

thru  SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2015

WHERE:  Casa Grandview B & B
1410 Georgia Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL  33401

An all inclusive weekend full of knowledge about the Bed and Breakfast Industry from acquiring, retrofitting, building a Bed and Breakfast, including regulatory, zoning, government, Fire Safety, Alcohol Licensing, Marketing your Inn, Evaluating how your Inn is doing, and understanding Exit Strategies, plus every day Operations, to help you make an educated decision on how or if you want to proceed into the hospitality industry.

Professional Speaker, Pattie Detwiler of and Seasoned Bed and Breakfast Owners will walk you through the process.  This is your opportunity to thoroughly understand the business you are thinking of investing in, while being a guest at a high end luxury Bed and Breakfast Property.  All Accommodations and Meals are included in the registration fee.  Space is Limited, so please register early to insure your place. It’s good to understand the hospitality industry. New Innkeepers are invited to attend as well.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Governor Scott meets with FBBI Managing Director, Patricia Detwiler

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Meeting with Governor Scott in Wauchula, Fl

Patricia Detwiler, Managing Director of the Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns Association, met with Governor Scott to discuss issues that affect the Bed and Breakfast Industry.   Unlicensed AirBnb’s, the deregulation of vacation rentals and rooming houses, has the licensed Bed and Breakfast Inns feeling particularly singled out.  Some licensed properties are selectively targeted by state hotel/restaurant inspectors having to pay both a Bed and Breakfast License fees, as well as, a restaurant license, even though most inns only serve breakfast.  It would seem to make sense to have only one license that allows Bed and Breakfast Inns to be able to serve breakfast.  Governor Scott was a great listener and put in motion future meetings with the appropriate people to give this and other issues consideration and possible change.  Having a voice in Florida for individual Bed and Breakfast owners is one of the reasons that Bed and Breakfast owners join this non profit association.  Where else can individual small business owners have a real voice on what affects their business.  Cutting license expenses is just one of the first steps in 2013.  If you think deregulation of the Bed and Breakfast Industry is a good idea, I’d like to hear your thoughts.  Vacation Rentals and rooming houses have the same transient housing nature of the Bed and Breakfast, except licensed B & B’s go through fire safety inspections, have monitored alarmed systems and pay insurance normally three times the cost of the unlicensed properties.  What are some of the changes you’d like to see?


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